Adding a Pop of Red to your Summer Wardrobe- A Year of Color

July 21, 2017


Thrifty Wife, Happy Life- How to add a pop of red to your summer wardrobe

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm very excited to be teaming up with some of my fellow blogger friends to join in as a host for the monthly link up "A Year of Color".  Each month of the year there is a new color theme and this months color is red.
Thrifty Wife, Happy Life- A Year of Color Link Up
  I don't think that anyone can ignore the color red.  I mean think of a red sports car, a red room, a red dress or even red food.  It's so bright and bold.  That's why when I do red, I like to take it in with small doses.  

When it comes to my wardrobe, I have a couple ways that I like to add a little pop of red to my looks without standing out more than I want to.  I typically save red for Christmas time, but there is another time of year that I love to wear red and that is summer time.  With all the patriotic holiday's during the warmer months, it always gives me an excuse to bring out some red in my outfits.  That's why today I'm going to share 3 ways that I like to add a pop of red into my everyday looks during the summer time.

The first way I will wear red is to wear my red cropped jeans.  A few years back, when I was in need of some business casual clothes for work, I wanted to find a pair of colored pants that I could wear to work as an alternative to my black pants.  I ended up finding these cute cropped pants at Kohl's on clearance for only $5.   I just had to buy them.  I have gotten a lot of use out of these pants over the years.  I feel like they are such an easy way to add a little pop of color into a typical neutral look.

Here is an example of a summer outfit I would wear to work. 
Thrifty Wife, Happy Life- Adding a pop of color with red jeans

Thrifty Wife, Happy Life- Adding a pop of color with red jeans

Thrifty Wife, Happy Life- red jeans with black wedge shoes
Top- LC Lauren Conrad (exact) || Bottoms- Kohl's (similar) || Shoes- Target (similar)


       
The next way I like to add some red to my look is to accessorize with red jewelry.  I love my red bead necklace.  I've had it for years.  I actually bought this necklace when I went through a red accessory phase in college.  I love pulling it out for Christmas and most recently I wore it for the 4th of July.  (You can check out my 4th of July look here

This is an example of how I wore my necklace a couple weeks ago with a simple striped dress.

Thrifty Wife, Happy Life- Stripe dress with a red bead necklace

Thrifty Wife, Happy Life- Stripe dress with a red bead necklace

Thrifty Wife, Happy Life- Adding a pop of color to a black and white dress
Dress- Target (similar) || Shoes- Target (similar) || Necklace- Aldo (similar)




The last way that I like to add red into my wardrobe, is with red nail polish.  I love red nails!  It's so classic and reminds me of the women from the 1950's and 60's.  I do my nails every week and I probably rotate this cherry red color once or twice a month. 

Thrifty Wife, Happy Life- cherry red nails for summer
Nail Polish- Sally Hansen Extreme Wear Cherry Red (similar color)


How do you incorporate red into your wardrobe?  Be sure to leave your link below and share your red posts for July!!

Next months link up will be on August 18th and our color theme is Neon!  Hope to see you then!
Thrifty Wife, Happy Life- A Year of Color Link Up




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2 comments

  1. I love the pop of red! Red, black and white is one of my favorite color combos!

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  2. I totally forgot until just now reading your post that I had a red pair of capris in high school that I LOVED, so I guess I wasn't always scared of dressing in the color red. ;) I love having red nails though, so fun!

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