How I Wear My: Red Hot

Welcome to October’s How I Wear My!

Have you have noticed how the color red is everywhere these days—from clothes to accessories to jewelry? Jill of Everything Just So and I wanted to get in on all this Red Hot fun so we decided to devote this month’s “How I Wear My” to everything scarlet and crimson!

Let’s get things started with my How I Wear My partner, Jill!


“I have more red accessories than clothes and one of my favorites is my Hermès Jigé clutch in Rouge Vif, which is my favorite shade of red. This bag is in fantastic shape and it is over 25 years old! I almost forgot I owned this fun lipstick print cardigan by L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic, but now that I rediscovered it I plan on wearing it a lot this fall.”


“I didn’t fall in love with red until last year. This red dress is thrifted and although it isn’t vintage it was simply too good to pass up. Talk about drama!” 

Suzanne Carillo


“I fell in love with this pretty red and white vintage style dress from Rosegal the first time I spotted it.  One of my favorite color combinations with red is blue and white.  I couldn’t help but go all out retro in styling this pretty dress!”


“I love the color red, it’s always been a favorite of mine probably because of my dad and mom. My moms favorite color is red and my dad would always say how he loved red nails on my mom, starting my love affair with the concept of red nails. I only paint my toes red to pay homage to my dad. I use red as more of a pop of color in my outfits, hand bags, shoes, tops…. but a gorgeous red dress is something I’ve yet to shoot! So instead I bring you. How I accessorize with RED! It’s the best pop of color!”


“These bright red tailored flared trousers are made of heavy crepe, so they hang really well, and I like the detailing at the waistline, which is quite high. In the winter months, I will wear a cream or light coloured jumper. And these will be great for Christmas wearability (Oh gosh there’s that word already!).”


“Picking up on the bit of red in the plaid of my jacket are these red shoes that I’ve had for many, many years.  Most times, I prefer to use red as an accent rather than as a feature color in an outfit.”


“I love my red peplum top because of its colour, the fabric and the shape. I had it custom-made and I do not wear it enough.To me this piece is timeless.”


“I like to wear red as booties – always a statement maker regardless of whatever else I am wearing!”

Yvonne of Funky Forty


“I love dark cold shades of red. They sort of work like a neutral. Here I styled my summer dress for fall by wearing a matching cabernet red cardigan as a top. To define the shape, I added a belt that picks up the color of the polka dots of the ‘fake’ skirt. The red is repeated in the heels of the nude shoes. To stay warm on the bottom bikers and a half-slip underneath are a must in Interior Alaska in fall.”


“I honestly don’t own a whole lot of red; it just isn’t a color that I gravitate towards. With that being said, I do have big love for red footwear. Red shoes or boots really pack a punch and they add a shot of ‘wow, to pretty much anything that you pair them with.”


“I happen to have a photo of me in the red opera coat I bought in Vallejo years ago. This was the coat that was shot at the Louvre with me in it and the chickens! We were copying the Duchess of Devonshire. I paid $100.00 for this coat and had no idea when or how I would wear it! It sat in my closet for years until that photo shoot with Carla Coulson in Paris with my two sons! You see I had closed my Antique~Vintage business of 12 years and had a little left over money sitting in the bank. What better way to spend than to take both sons to Paris and have a photo with them in the Tuileries and the Louvre! They had never been to Paris. Who better to show them Paris than their mother the first go around. A trip of a LIFETIME.”


“Red! All from Libby Simone mobile boutique in the Napa Valley.”


“I am wearing Jacket Society Black Plaid Shirt Jacket, Heather Grey Side Twist Top and Black Suede Necklace with Silver Pendant. I have styled these pieces with my Zara ripped black jeans, Sam Edelman Circus Booties and for the red part I added my Prada bag as a pop color. The jacket, top and necklace are available in our shop.”


“I have a pair of red pants and they are fun but I do like to tone them down with more neutral tops such as this vintage #madeinUSA plaid blazer and a classic plain white button front shirt. I probably should wear this color more since it inspires confidence in me, but for me, it is one piece at a time.”


“Wearing red lipstick always makes me feel a bit bolder. I tend to wear a lot of black, so a red lip adds some brightness to my face. And it gets noticed; you can’t be invisible in red lipstick!”


“This bright red swing top is so much fun to wear. It makes an ordinary day feel like a holiday! My favorite shade of red …. Candy Apple.”


“I’m wearing a red wool jacket by Pendelton Mills.”


“Red, red, red, and a little odd by wearing a black bracelet!”

Nancys Fashion


“I believe this hot red dress from SHEIN is so beautiful on its own that I decided not to wear any shoes with it, haha. 😉 In all honesty, I think such a gorgeous and romantic dress is a must in any woman’s closet. It also doesn’t hurt it’s under $35! I accessorized it with simple gold jewelry because once again, this little red number didn’t need much else.”


“Every fall I start the season by pulling out my red leather jacket. I got it at a consignment store many years ago and have gotten a lot of use out of it. It is beautifully made and 100% leather so it is soft and comfortable. I wore it with black jeans, OTK boots, a colorful bell sleeve tee and I am carrying my Adora clutch.”


Quote from Jodie:

“Nancy, the 60+ model, is wearing a red top with her red scarf worn as a bracelet. Nancy always loves to wear red, and has a ton of this color in her closet. She paired it with black for this outfit and even matches the embroidery on her pants!”


“I like red and the upcoming season is a good time for wearing this color. I don’t like to dress in red from head to toe. But I like it to highlight with red. In the evenings my clutch might be red.”


You can’t get much more Red Hot than Fire Engine Red! My husband’s fire department SUV sits in our driveway when he’s not using it for work. I thought it would make a great backdrop for October’s theme.

I don’t own much in the way of bright red clothing aside from the red sundress I wore for August’s How I Wear My and another red dress I wore to the first Wine Country Blogger Gals Brunch, both purchased this summer.

I do have a few accessories that are red and I like wearing them with neutral looks to create interest and add color.  This red leather wrap bracelet from Large Leather in Sonoma is my favorite red accessory. It can be worn wrapped twice around your wrist as a cuff or as a choker.


I wore my red leather cuff with my new Stella Carakasi chiffon tunic and black camisole. The tunic is from Stella’s newest fall collection and can be worn open like a duster or buttoned up.

I wore my favorite black pants – the most versatile and comfortable pants I own – and ankle strap pumps. I also wore my brand new Gucci sunglasses, a total impulse buy I don’t regret and and early 50th birthday gift from me!

I also wore red lipstick. I finally found a shade that works for my skin tone. My friend Julie from Paris sent me a small tube of Chanel Coco Rouge in Arthur. I thought it might be too warm for me, usually reaching for blue tones instead, but it works!


Thank you to all the stylish participants this month. Jill and I love your Red Hot looks! 🔥

***And now for November’s theme!

It is hard to believe 2017 is beginning to wind down but the closing months of the year also mean it’s time to pull out all those great fall items you had to store for the summer—like your blazers!

So join us in November for “How I Wear My: Blazer.” Whether you prefer it solid, patterned or striped, whether you wear it with jeans, trousers or a dress, we want to see how you style a wardrobe essential!

Send your photos to us at by November 6, 2017 and be sure to include a description of your outfit, which we will use directly in our posts. Visit the How I Wear My page for more information. 

Head over to Jill’s to nearly two dozen more stylish Red Hot looks! 🔥

Disclosure: Stella Carakasi clothing featured in my look were given to me in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own, as always. 



  1. jodie filogomo
    October 4, 2017 / 6:08 am

    I always think it’s fun to add red accessories to an outfit, Adrienne!!!
    Fabulous as always!!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      October 4, 2017 / 8:13 am

      I just don’t feel like “me” in a lot of red but love to wear it in small doses. Thank you for your 3 submissions this month. It was fun to see all of you in red!
      xo, A

  2. Jill
    October 4, 2017 / 6:32 am

    What a flirty and fun post! I think the ones featuring a color always turn out so well and are usually my favorites! Everyone looks so happy and given all the recent terrible news, these photos of so many lovely ladies in red have given me such a boost. Thank you for all your hard work my dear and cheers to another HIWM in the books! xx

    • Adrienne Shubin
      October 4, 2017 / 8:15 am

      I love the color posts too. I agree that our posts are a nice fashion distraction from all the horrible news lately.
      Next month marks 6 years of How I Wear My!! Can you believe it? I feel like we just got done celebrating 5. Where does the time go?
      Thanks for all the hard work – it was a huge turnout this time. Yay!! xo, A

  3. October 4, 2017 / 10:17 am

    Oh I just love all these red looks! Whether its a pop or red to toe, red is for sure my favorite color of the season…I had to pin a few of these looks to my pinterest page for later inspiration. Thank you for the fabulous round up!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      October 4, 2017 / 10:26 am

      This month was chock full of stylish eye candy! It makes me want to wear more red – like clothes, not just accessories.
      I love your black and white look with the red shoes that’s on Jill’s blog. Little pops of red are so fun with black and white. Thanks for stopping by, Suzanne! xo

  4. October 4, 2017 / 10:48 am

    Ha, that is so true, with red only a little drop, a little hint of red is enough to let an outlif sparkle. Like you did with that fun cuff. Would have loved seeing it as a choker as well. Your outfit is really nice. Stella has great tops. Cute shoes too.
    And it is so nice to see so many bloggers whom I follow. In their take on red this time.

  5. October 4, 2017 / 10:57 am

    Once again, every gorgeous gal has nailed their red hot looks! I could never even pick a favorite…except I have to say that Elizabeth’s red opera coat took my breath away! Thank you again for all of the hard work put into this fun series!


  6. Kim
    October 4, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    I love all the red in this post. I guess I miss the cut off I sent my pic 9/26 I’ll play along next month.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      October 5, 2017 / 7:38 am

      Hi Kim,

      Thank you for submitting your outfit picture. How I Wear My takes place on my blog and my HIWM partner’s – Jill of Everything Just So. This month, you are in her post. You can see it here:
      Thank you for joining us and hope to see you next month for Blazer!

      • Kim
        October 5, 2017 / 8:05 am

        Thank you I’ll check it out! See you next month

  7. October 4, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    Lovely collection of red! So much fun to see everyone’s different take on how they wear red. xx

    • Adrienne Shubin
      October 5, 2017 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you for joining us, Yvonne! Your red booties are SO cool! I love them.
      Hope to see you for Blazer next month. xo

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