Red is a Life Saver


I am here with a sermon of sorts…the doctrine of The Beauty of Red and tips on wearing and styling red outfits or staples. I love seeing women explore colours of a large variety, although the absence of it happens to be my favourite.
Next to my heart is the colour red, and don’t we just love the beauty of Red, especially red outfits. ♥️
For this post, I acquired various pictures of people, men and women, to buttress my points.

DISCLAIMER : The pictures used in this post belong to the respective instagram accounts as shown in the pictures, except stated otherwise.

 red maxi dinner gown outfit
red two-piece
all red outfit





Red is a colour ascribed to many things. It is a colour of love and of danger. That alone shows the fierceness, arrogance, yet subtlety and allure of the colour red. It’s also a colour of courage and passion. It emboldens and makes a simple outfit striking.

“When in doubt, wear red” – Bill Blass

According to Wikipedia :
Red is the colour that most attracts attention. Surveys show it is the colour most frequently associated with visibility, proximity, and extroverts. It is also the colour most associated with dynamism and activity.”
There are different shades of red – scarlet, crimson, burgundy, maroon, to ruby.
And it goes with any skin tone and colour. That’s a plus 100. From Lupita Nyong’o to Janelle Monae, and to Meryl Streep.
Red works for all.




styling red outfits on the red carpet
styling red outfits gowns on the red carpet




Did you think I’d forgotten the guys? Not at all.


Red for Guys. . .

Wearing or styling red outfits for guys can be very bold,
but just like the ladies, it still looks beautiful in any shade.

You too should take the risk. Get a red staple guys… Whether it’s a sweatshirt or sweatpants, three-piece suit, muffler, or even sneakers and shoes. Wear red.





Red alone is beautiful and eye-catching. However, red paired with other vibrant colours, is incredibly eye-catching. Don’t forget your accessories too.



Try colour-blocking your red items with other colours such as pink, yellow, green and blue.


colour-block red and blue midi gown
red floral suit




Red Accessories

Another way to add this red pop of colour to your outfit is through getting accessories in red. Say you wear a midnight blue midi gown and pair that with a red clutch. A black fit and flare dress with red pumps. Even a yellow blouse, styled with black suit pants, and a red necklace. I hope by now, you’re mind is reeling with ideas. There’s so much to do, and so many ways to style the colour red.

red accessories hat and tassel earrings





African Prints

Let’s do it the African way, shall we?

African materials combine colours and prints, giving them a whole other level of uniqueness. Get that red ankara print and even a simple style would do. From a simple shift dress to a full on maxi gown.


red ankara maxi dress
ankara maxi gown styles

red ankara gown outfit




red ankara outfit




Oh. See this cutie.. Even for children 😁


Now let me give you some quick tips.


Due to the vibrancy of the colour red, in styling red outfits, let the red item make the statement. Keep everything other thing simple. Whether it’s a red gown, red lips, red accessories, scarves or mufflers, let them make the statement. Red is beautiful when it is allowed to stand out. Avoid a clash or fight for attention, keeping others simple or using them to complement the red item.

Say a little black dress with red pumps and a red clutch, a little red gown (a new essentiality) with nude heels or red ankle strap heels, neutral makeup and a little chain necklace. Let’s say you have a red sun hat on over a yellow dress…. That’s a nice colour block, or maybe a tomato or pepper red blazer over a yellow dress. These and many more ideas are there for you to explore, and you need to do just that. Explore.

You need more conviction to get that red staple?



The lighter-skinned could opt for darker shades of red. The darker-skinned could opt for brighter shades of red. it gives a sort of contrast when worn that way.

I love red…and I love seeing people in red. It’s beautiful. You just got to stop and look. Twice.
I hope I’ve been able to convince you that Red doesn’t disappoint.
Yet again, in the words of Bill Blass, “when in doubt, wear red”.

Let’s paint the town RED!

Till next time loves…

red maxi dinner gown with slit




30 Replies to “Red is a Life Saver”

  1. My name eveeerrrryyyywheeerrreee😍😍😍💋❤❤

  2. Wow, I love the combination of red and blue. Never thought about it so far. Red dress with blue heels is gone be my next date night outfit.thank you very much x

    1. I’m glad you could receive an outfit inspiration from this.
      That combo is also one of my favorite with red. You’re welcome and thanks for stopping by too.

  3. I absolutely love red….you just gave me an inspiration for a Sunday outfit

    1. I’m happy you could join in the love of red.

  4. I love red outfits but I hardly have any….. This pictures are beautiful.

    1. I also have less red items and I love the colour.
      But I want that to change….hopefully this year..
      Thanks for stopping by love

    2. I also have less red items and I love the colour so. Hopefully that would change soon.
      Thanks for stopping by love

      1. You welcome dear

  5. Its my best colour😍😍😍…

    1. Awwwnnn
      Hello sister 🤗

  6. Wow inspiration I love this post g

  7. I am not really a fan of red,but I will try it out soon ❤❤. Thanks

    1. You should do that dear.
      Thanks for stopping by

  8. The lesson I’ve learned today is that I need to buy more red!

    1. And my work here is done 😁
      Thanks love.

  9. A great selection and excellent post! Red is one of my favorites.

    1. And mine too.
      Thanks for stopping by

  10. The color blocking was on top girl ❤️❤️

  11. I love this post. I love red. My best shades of red would be Ruby and burgundy. Just that most times, I won’t wear red cos it makes me easy to find❤❤

    1. Like they can spot you from a mile away.
      We low-key attention seekers 😌
      Red is a beautiful color that should not be downgraded and overused. Once in awhile red is good for everyone.
      My best shade of red would be tomato or pepper red 😁

  12. My favourite dress is red. I always feel good when I wear it.

    1. I used to have a little red dress and I’m sure some people must have thought that it was my only dress, because I wore it a lot. I personally believe that a little red dress is a wardrobe essential too.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  13. Now im inspired to wear red. I love wearing a red lip but I always feel like a kid trying to play with her mommy’s makeup. I think I just need to have more confidence and maybe look up some tips 🙂 thanks for the inspiration!

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