Red has always been my power color. It makes me feel like a superhero whenever I wear a red blazer. All my favorite scarves have some bold red in the pattern. I have a few red tops, a quilted jacket, a vest, and a short red trench coat. Red and royal blue are the accent colors in my wardrobe.
Everyone can wear red if they find the right tone for their complexion. I need a true vivid red with icy blue undertones. An orange-red makes me look like I haven’t slept well.
Red works perfectly with my wardrobe’s black, white, gray, and shades of blue, so it is a favorite. However, retailers don’t always have a wide selection of red items, so the best time to shop for them is during the holiday collections in winter.
If I had tried this blazer in the store, I would not have purchased it, so I am not sharing a link. I will never recommend something I wouldn’t buy, but I need to tell you why I would not repurchase this jacket. First, the fabric is too lightweight to be used in a blazer, so it will never hang nicely. Second, the sleeves are three inches too long, so I’ve turned them under. Third, it arrived stuffed into a mylar bag, so it was very wrinkled, and I didn’t discover the ink stain on the cuff until I had removed the tags to steam it. Finally, note that the red also leans too far into the orange range for my coloring. Let my experience save you some money!
I’ll share a few recent, more successful purchases should you want to add red items to brighten your wardrobe.
Look for tunics that button down the front for a modern silhouette and more versatility. I have also added the red tops below in the past few months, but I haven’t worn them yet. When I get around to sharing an outfit photo, they may be sold out, so I’ll share pictures and links below.
I found an asymmetrical cashmere poncho similar to the one I showed you here but in red. The red version is here.