13 Date Night-Approved Ways to Wear Red This Winter, According to the Street Style Scene (2024)

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By Laura Jackson

13 Date Night-Approved Ways to Wear Red This Winter, According to the Street Style Scene (4)

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    There is no doubt about it. Cheerful cherry red has taken the runways and the street style scene by storm as the shade du jour for the winter 2023 (and 2024!) season. The bold hue continuously enamors us with its vibrant and joyful effect (dopamine dressing is very much still a thing) that is also surprisingly wearable. As we near the end of January, when gloriously sunny days are still a distant memory and dressing for subzero temps is still top of mind, what better way to cure any winter blues than with a festive pop of red? Now back to the street style scene: here to guide us through this color story ever-so-chicly, discover 13 ways to wear red that are bold as they are bright, below. Editor’s note: with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we’ve mapped out four additional date-night-approved outfits, all starring the statement shade. Whether you’re headed out with that special someone or your best gal pal, let Kylie Jenner, the street style scene outside of spring 2024 couture week, and more inspire your upcoming loved-up looks.

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    Earlier this fall, we crowned the statement-making red sweater the ultimate It item to shop–and for winter, the momentum is anything but slowing down. Take these showgoers, for example. On the streets of London and Paris Fashion Week, one fashion darling paired hers with an oversized leather bomber jacket and a pair of knee-high riding boots, while the other chose a classic Burberry check midiskirt to sport with hers. Underneath classic wardrobe essentials, like an oversized camel coat and lived-in jeans, several street style stars even layered in a cherry red turtleneck or long-sleeve tee for a punchy color pop. Then, there were festive red separates fit for February 14th–think sequin midiskirts paired with cozy cashmere crewnecks and ultra-luxe red velvet dresses.

    Festive Dresses

    And for those minimalists out there not quite ready to commit to a full monochrome look, one of the easiest ways to inject this colorway into your wardrobe is through accessories. Take cues from Kendall Jenner and finish off your look with a handbag in the vibrant hue. There are classic shoes, too, like a ballet flat or loafer, which go a long way when paired with your go-to khaki trench coat or favorite black blazer. Another small but impactful accent we highly recommend investing in this winter is the red tight, modeled below with a distressed leather jacket and minimalist handbag.

    The best part? This shade is a forever classic, so these pieces won’t be getting the boot next season. Below, shop the boldest and brightest cherry red pieces for the season ahead.

    A Cherry Red Minidress With Matching Accessories

    Photo: Getty Images

    At Jacquemus’ spring 2024 show, Kylie Jenner sported a cherry red minidress straight from the French label’s new collection. Styling-wise, little red accessories, like a pair of pointed-toe pumps and a mini bag, completed her look to monochromatic perfection. This upcoming February 14, try out the look for yourself, below.

    Norma Kamali

    Pickleball ruched stretch-jersey minidress


    Noreen slingback pumps


    Teckel small leather shoulder bag


    Sculptor sunglasses

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    Wells pleated cotton poplin mini dress

    A Statement Red Overcoat With a Stirrup Black Legging

    Photo: Phil Oh

    Searching for a way to brighten up your winter wardrobe? The Row’s red cashmere overcoat is just the ticket. Just last week on the streets of Paris, this showgoer threw a statement-making piece of outerwear over what appears to be the simplest of ’fits: Sleek stirrup leggings and a pair of minimalist black pumps. No gloomy weather could stop this look from shining!

    The Row

    Priske brushed cashmere collarless coat


    Rio stirrup pants


    pointed-toe leather slingback shoes

    The Row

    Nina leather handbag

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    Valentino Garavani

    oversized mohair-blend coat


    long alpaca wool coat

    A Red Kitten-Heel Pump With a Tuxedo-Inspired Maxi Coat

    Photo: Acielle / Style Du Monde

    Up your outfit’s ante this winter with a pair of bold red tights and pointed-toe pumps to match. Meanwhile, a black tuxedo-inspired maxi coat is a menswear-inspired layering essential to seriously consider; and same goes for a chic black crewneck to place underneath. Show up to any date night in this get-up and you’ll be sure to impress!

    Loulou Studio

    Maisun coat


    50 Denier tights


    patent triangle slingback pumps


    Andi wool-blend crewneck sweater

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    Fernanda patent-leather slingback pumps


    GG slingback pumps

    A Red Evening Dress With a Matching Hair Bow

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    On the Golden Globes red carpet, we couldn’t keep our eyes off of Rachel Brosnahan’s charming red hair bow and her matching off-the-shoulder evening gown. At your next black tie soirée, put a bow on it à la Brosnahan and expect a fiery yet feminine result each and every time.

    Proenza Schouler

    Lara bouclé cut-out back maxi dress


    Vivenne bow


    pavé diamond huggie hoops


    Rouge Allure Luminous Intense lip colour

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    Sandy Liang

    Palermo bow

    Jennifer Behr

    velvet hair clip

    A Red Ballet Pump With a Matching Red Tight

    Photo: Getty Images

    Move over black tights! On the streets of Paris Fashion week, Kat Collings stepped out in a pair of statement-making red tights, which she then seamlessly matched with Repetto’s glossy red ballet pumps. To toughen up the look, she threw on By Malene Biger’s distressed leather jacket with a gray cashmere crewneck layered underneath. Pants need not apply!

    By Malene Birger

    Beatrisse oversized leather moto jacket


    wool and cashmere-blend sweater


    Camille heels


    Pure Matt 50 tights

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    Manolo Blahnik

    Veralli bow-detailed leather ballet flats


    Uma Mary Jane ballet flats

    An Oversized Bomber Jacket With a Red Crewneck Sweater

    Photo: Getty Images

    Sometimes all you need to amplify an outfit is a pop of color. Case in point? This street styler who layered a cherry red crewneck sweater underneath an oversized leather bomber jacket. She then completed the look with a pair of little black shorts, tights, and knee-high riding boots.

    Pixie Market

    Nash oversized leather bomber jacket


    waffle-knit merino wool and cashmere-blend sweater


    Trompe L’oeil shorts


    leather high-leg boots

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    Apiece Apart

    Softest Tissue cashmere and silk-blend sweater


    wool sweater

    A Classic Blue Button-Up With a Red Sequin Midiskirt

    Photo: Phil Oh

    This winter, we’re making the case for everyday sequins. During Paris Fashion Week, this chic Parisian styled her red sequin midiskirt with a classic blue button-up and a sleek pair of loafers. Consider this as your excuse to dress festively well after the New Year…


    chambray blue classic shirt

    Rene sequined tulle maxiskirt


    The Cashmere Crew sweater


    Sloan loafers

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    sequin skirt with slit

    Jolie skirt

    An All-Red Outfit With a Brown Suede Bootie

    Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

    For this stylish showgoer, the more monochromatic the merrier. To subtly break up her all-red outfit, she finished off the look with a pair of brown suede booties, like the ones below from Staud. Brown and red is a color play we can gladly get behind this winter.

    Stella McCartney

    double-breasted blazer

    Apiece Apart

    Alba crepe wide-leg pants


    cotton jersey T-shirt


    Wally suede ankle boots

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    High Sport

    Kick cropped stretch-cotton flared pants


    high-waisted straight-cut pants

    A Classic Camel Coat With a Red Layering Essential

    Photo: Getty Images

    Even your most tried-and-true essentials can to be taken up a notch. In this case, this showgoer amped up her classic camel coat by layering a cherry red tee underneath. Other closet mainstays included a slouchy pair of blue jeans and a pair of embellished kitten heels. The result? An everyday look that deserves the front row treatment.

    The Frankie Shop

    Gaia double-breasted wool-blend coat


    semi-sheer high collar top


    Boyfriend jeans


    crystal-embellished leather ballet flats

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    crewneck rib sweater


    Archetypes bodysuit

    A Little Red Minidress With a Knee-High Boot

    Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

    Like the LBD, a little red minidress is as versatile as it is sophisticated. We especially love how this Copenhagen Fashion Week showgoer styled her sequin Ganni mini with a pointed-toe knee high boot and an edgy leather jacket. As we enter party season, this is a look we’re running to recreate.


    ruched sequinned tulle minidress


    The Slim crinkled patent-leather knee boots


    oversized cropped leather biker jacket


    small Hug leather satchel

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    Eclipse sequinned minidress


    sleeveless bodycon dress

    A Slim-Fitting Red Sweater With a Red Midiskirt

    Photo: Phil Oh

    Outside the Burberry spring 2024 show, this Londoner sported the brand’s signature checked midiskirt with a slim-fitting red sweater. And to tie it all together, a pair of chunky biker boots. The color combination is true-to-the-classics, but right on trend.

    Massimo Dutti

    100% cashmere crewneck sweater


    check wool skirt


    Francesca 50 leather biker boots

    David Yurman

    DY Mercer chain bracelet

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    The Row

    Bart cashmere pencil skirt

    Comme des Garçons Girl

    tartan-check wool-twill pleated skirt

    A Little Red Handbag With a Cropped Trench Coat

    Photo: Phil Oh

    Leave it to Kendall Jenner to crown the hottest new hero handbag: Gucci’s mini Jackie 1961 bag in ruby red, which she styled with a cropped trench coat and a pair of loafers to match.


    short trench coat


    Jackie 1961 crystal mini bag

    Dior Eyewear

    CDior B1U cat-eye acetate and gold-tone sunglasses

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    small Silvana bucket bag


    Le Cœur leather cross-body bag

    An Everyday Red Dress With a Chunky Black Boot

    Photo: Phil Oh

    Consider an everyday red dress a chic alternative to the humble LBD. During London Fashion Week, this fashionista styled her velvet version with a toothy lug-sole boot and a sweet hair accessory. Recreate the look below for officewear to weekend-wear.


    velvet midi dress

    Maison Margiela

    Tabi leather ankle boots

    By Malene Birger

    Noval leather cross-body bag

    Jennifer Behr

    Kate velvet headband

    Shop More Everyday Red Dresses:


    belted gathered crepe maxi dress

      Laura Jackson is one of Vogue.com’s resident commerce writers and is a self-proclaimed connoisseur of all things chic. She gained a keen editorial eye earlier in her career, curating fashion shoots all over the world as market editor at W Magazine. She joined Vogue’s Shopping Team in June 2022 to... Read more

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        13 Date Night-Approved Ways to Wear Red This Winter, According to the Street Style Scene (2024)


        How to wear a red dress in winter? ›

        Accessorize Thoughtfully: Opt for winter-appropriate accessories like a wool beret, leather gloves, and a scarf in complementary colors. Footwear Matters: Choose boots or booties that keep your feet warm and complement the dress. Black or brown leather boots work well with red.

        How to style the color red? ›

        Red Outfit Combinations: A Guide

        For a bold red dress, consider black or white accessories for a classic look. For softer shades, experiment with patterns or complementary colors like navy or emerald green.

        What is the pop of red trend in fashion? ›

        Fashion. Consider incorporating this bold hue with accessories like a statement handbag or striking red heels. If you're feeling more adventurous, try a red blazer or a chic red dress to command attention. Remember to keep the rest of your look simple and let the red piece be the focal point to make a stylish impact.

        How to wear red in the spring? ›

        The best way to make true red work within your palette is to stick to that great outfit rule for Springs - add a splash! Make sure that there is contrast in your outfit, either between brights and neutrals or lights and darks (or both), to keep that Spring impact.

        What do you wear on red dress Day? ›

        Wear. Wear red or hang a red dress to show your support for the families and communities of MMIWG2S+ and Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit people.

        When not to wear a red dress? ›

        This means that if you are attending an Indian, Chinese, or South Asian Muslim Wedding, or any other wedding where the color may have significant cultural meaning, “avoid wearing red because it could be part of the couples' attire,” says O'Neal.

        What color shoes with a red dress? ›

        Pair your favorite red dress with neutral colors like black, white, and brown. If you are feeling adventurous, you could even wear shoes in a complimentary color like blue green or olive green. Metallic silver or gold can help to add a glamorous touch.

        What skin tone can wear red? ›

        It's about two things: your hair color and your skin tone. Wearing red next to your face looks best when you have darker skin tones, like brown and olive (I do not). And red looks amazing with brown hair, and grey hair. But if you have very pale skin, red next to your face can be too shocking.

        What color best compliments red? ›

        Creative media outlet Bright Side has a colour guide that suggests complementary colours for different shades of red. For example: Primary red works well with yellow, white, tawny-orange, green, blue and black. Tomato red works well with cyan, mint green, sand, creamy-white, and grey.

        How to add a pop of red to an outfit? ›

        Add One Red Item to Your Outfit

        Red can sometimes feel like an intimidating color so instead of going head-to-toe red just trying adding one red piece to your outfit. My favorite ways to add a “pop” of red to an outfit is in the form of a beanie, scarf, shoe, bag, or sweater.

        Is wearing red attractive? ›

        The results of the respondents' ratings on a 5-point scale indicate that the high-chroma/medium-value red was the most attractive clothing color for both men and women, regardless of the skin and hair types. However, the second-highest ratings of red were different for different skin and hair types.

        What color jacket to wear with a red top? ›

        The easiest colors to pair with red are neutrals like tan and navy. But that's not all, you can also turn things up by pairing red with orange or purple.

        What is the best red for deep winters? ›

        Deep Winters can wear both bright or dark Red. Soft Winters should avoid anything too bright. Maroon and Reddish plums are great for this season.

        Do springs look good in red? ›

        Here are some examples of how to wear red for your season, and how to accessorize it with different color accessories to make it work. Spring: You look best in warm, bright, and clear reds, such as coral, tomato, poppy, or scarlet.

        What season looks best in red? ›

        Autumns can wear the warmer, brighter reds that are in the Spring palette, like poppy and geranium. They can also musk red, which is in the Summer palette. As a season that embodies muted, deep warmth, reds like brick and mars would be our top picks.

        Is it OK to wear red in winter? ›

        Deep Winters can wear both bright or dark Red. Soft Winters should avoid anything too bright. Maroon and Reddish plums are great for this season.

        What color jacket to wear over a red dress? ›

        Black can ground the outfit. Brown is a great idea, and my favorite with bright red is cognac because it has the same value. Don't forget to possibly throw in a color that isn't in your outfit, but will create a fun pop to show that you have a playful personality.

        How do you stay warm in winter while wearing a dress? ›

        Add Leggings or Tights: Choose thick, opaque leggings or thermal tights to wear under your dress. They provide extra warmth and can be a style statement in themselves, especially when chosen in bold colors or patterns. Incorporate Cardigans or Sweaters: Layer your dress with a chic cardigan or a pullover sweater.

        How can I look attractive in a red dress? ›

        Opt for gold, black, and silver.

        Black, gold, and silver are shades traditionally paired with red. This can be stunning for a more formal occasion. It can also work great if lighter colors, like white, are not in style for the season. Solid metal jewelry can go great with a red dress.


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