For a woman who has worn predominantly neutral colors for the last 30+ years, I’m surprised to discover how much I love this red cardigan. I don’t often buy things while doing DRD, but this gave the siren call so I brought it home
Red is an emotionally intense color that easily overpowers my low-contrast, pale coloring. Color rules say I shouldn’t wear red. Of course, you know how I feel about style rules. They’re something to know… so you can ignore or follow at your will.
I had no idea how often I would wear it, but it turns out to be a lot. Red coordinates beautifully with black, white, gray, blue, green, yellow, brown, leopard, etc…and pink. Yes, pink. It makes a strong statement and I’ve always wanted to wear it.
This day I wore it with a no-iron white shirt, pull-on jeans, and black mules. Easy peasy and very comfy. I wore a bracelet with simple hoop earrings and added leopard framed sunglasses for a pop of print.
I could have worn a necklace but it felt like overkill with these large hoop earrings and print sunglasses. The sweater has a heavy texture so I didn’t want to add more to the mix. As I wear red more often I may rethink accessories.
Mules are a great season-spanning shoe. I reach for these black ones often because their faux alligator print adds a rich pattern to the simple shape.
The weather on our trip is gray, gray and grayer with glimpses of blue. I wish I’d brought this sweater to add a pop of color to my neutral outfits.
We board our cruise today and are hopeful it will actually sail. The waters are high in the Danube right now. Even those these boats are low, the captain of each ship decides if it can make it under the bridges or not.
Are you a fan of red? What do you mix it with?
Thanks for reading and have a great day.