The prominent color this season has been red. From the runway to my own typically neutral closet, even I have updated my outfits to add more red. But what is it about red that draws us in?
With red we feel energy, strength, courage, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. It is definitely an emotionally intense color. Just seeing the color red enhances our metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure. Red is highly visible, which is why when one wears red it instantly draws attention.
But sometimes red can be a bit too much, especially if you aren’t used to wearing it. To equalize a fiery red and create a balance, I mixed in some blue. Blue, unlike red, is the color of depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, and truth. While red ignites urgency, blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. Opposite to red, blue slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect and is strongly associated with tranquility and peace.
Both colors, equally powerful and vibrant make for a great outfit. Instead of competing or clashing with each other, these high contrast colors create harmony and parity. This bold, “Cookie Monster” blue, furry jacket from H&M is not only warm and cuddly, it is a major statement piece (more so than the red, in my opinion). Combined with the high waisted red jeans, this look evokes power yet also endearment and comfort.
I actually love this red and blue color combination because I feel that we all have a little bit of red and blue in our personalities. Sometimes they can show independently of each other, but when combined, they create balance. What do you think of this color combination and would you wear them together as I did?
Jacket | HM similar styles here and here
Shirt | Mango (sold out) similar styles here, here, and here
Jeans | HM similar styles here, here, and here
Sunglasses | Gentle Monster similar styles here and here
Shoes | Zara similar styles here and here
That outfit is so cute and colorful. I love that coat.
I’m obsessed with the red pants! Looks great girl!
Girlll you are rocking 2 trends at once!! I’m all about power red and teddy coats this season 🙂 Love how you styled the red pants with a colorful teddy! <3
This is absolutely beautiful outfit dear. I love not just the contrast of colors, but how the colors pops out from the photos as well.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Loving the color contrast of the coat and pants! Super chic! <3 🙂
Love, love, love your outfit! Especially the fur jacket! 🙂
As always you’ve mastered the art of putting just the right items together so that fabulous pieces look actually even more amazing! I love red too and definitely agree with you the way you discussed why people wear it and love the way and reasons why you paired it with this particular shade of blue. The fit is perfect and I really love it!!! Thank you so much!
I have always been a lover of red but since I started to college, their school colors are red so my closet has a lot of red in it. You are right I think it is a color of power. Your blue fur jacket is great.
My personal style is all about color blocking and contrast so I definitely love this outfit! I think mixing colors is a great way to elevate a look and loving that coat!
With both of these bold statement pieces (and beautiful shoes) you sort of created a ying and yang of fashion by combining the two contrasting colors and the result is beautiful. Not only to look at, but the thought behind it as well.
Yes, yes, yes to this whole outfit!! It’s such a refreshing and cool look. Red and blue makes a fabulous color combination.
Girl you slayed! Absolutely love this colour contrast look, and that blue teddy coat is just glorious.
Slaying in this outfit Christine!!! Love that blue coat so much!
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These jeans are awesome, I love the high waist. I’d been thinking of branching out with my denim and getting a coloured pair, but maybe I will see if I still think I would wear them after our summer. I can be so non-comital when it comes to things like that!! The coat does kind of make me think of Cookie Monster, I had a plush toy of him, he was always so funny! After all of the neutrals everyone has been wearing these past few years, it is good to see people making a statement and really express themselves with colour contrast and patterns more at the moment. Though I am likely to be a slow adopter, I do love it!!
Blue and Red – such bold colour blocks when you put them together, they actually look amazing!! Such a statement outfit with loud voice of your personalities babe – Stylish a& Edgy. Love this mix and match of the two completely opposite materials and styles pieces and pulling them off so well together!! #fullrespect!
Red is my Favorit color.
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Totally love your fluffy blue coat Christine! You look amazing in that colour combo.
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Loving that blue fur coat! And that color combo is everything!!
xo | Cindy Elena
Obsessed with this chic look ever since I saw it on IG! That jacket is to fie for and I love how you styled it!
Love your outfit, that coat is amazing!!
I am such a big fan of blue worn with red. Nice coat there.
I absolutely love this outfit babe! Love how you mixed both colors. I actually love both colors but never though to combine them together. After looking at your pics I will definitely try to make an outfit and see it they turn out this good. LOVE that fur coat!! You look gorgeous in the pics as well!
Ok girl we are in sync today. I wore my red Mango pants to work today lol. Your outfit is so chic . I try and pair up red white and blue and I look like a 4th of July groupie!
Ive definitely been seeing so much red for the festive season! I love how you’ve cooled off the outfit by pairing the pants with a cool blue coat!
Girl i’m going to come and raid your wardrobe!!! This look is so lush!!! perfectly styled!!
Love this color contrast, great outfit.
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To be honest for the longest time I was so intimidated by red. I wouldn’t wear it! It’s definitely grown on me as I’ve gotten older, but even now I struggle with the color. I love the way you paired it with the less intense blue. Hope your December is off to a great start!!
Loc the jacket babe! Styled so well too!
OMG! I love your outfit! It totally emanates confidence! Love the structure of your shoes and the comfort of your jacket too!
That coat looks really amazing!Great outfit:-)
Love the color combination! Super stylish!
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i never would have thought to pair a baby blue fuzzy sweater with bold red pants! you are rocking it girl! and as always, i’m loving your sunnies 🙂 xo, sharon
That coat is soooo gorgeous!
I’m definitely giving this outfit a try! I have red pants in the closet, but never really know how to style it…but now I do! You look so chic!
Jenn | http://www.lepetittato.com/
This is such a perfect way to wear two contrasting colors and still look put together!! I’m starting to learn that red is a actually a great color to pair with others haha 🙂 The furry coat adds a nice amount of volume to the rest of the outfit which I love <3
Have to agree that the blue furry coat is more of a statement piece than the red. But everything ties perfectly together. Love it!
Sheena | http://sheenalovessunsets.com
You’re definitely rocking this outfit dear! I love the contrast of colors of the sweater and the top. Really chic and edgy look. And you picked the perfect shoes for the outfit!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Love how you worked in the colorblock into this look! So chic!
Wow I love this look – it’s just so on point! Love everything from your shoes to your jacket – everything is just so perfect!
Love these colors! Amazing look <3
Love the bold look babe! That jacket looks super cozy too.
I totally agree about how red can represent energy, power, love, and other things. I never knew the representations of blue. I love how you styled your outfit! The red jeans look awesome and the blue jacket looks so cozy :).
Dang! Isn’t this one of the cutest outfit ever! That tee looks so adorable and I love how you boldly play with all the color for this outfit. And yes. That jacket looks so cozy indeed.
Loving the colors contrast in this outfit. I need your blue coat.
Love the blue jacket and this look is so colorful!!! Love the vintage denim as well:))
Oh you look gorgeous babe! I love this blue teddy jacket – and you paired it so perfectly with those pants <3
xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com
Great color combination ♥