Fall 2017 Trends: RED

As we continually eek closer and closer to fall, I thought the timing could be right for a short series on fall trends.  Let’s kick it off with the color red! It’s easy to incorporate with the summer clothes we’re still wearing and the trend will come on even stronger as we work our way towards fall.


Maybe red just isn’t your color or maybe you just prefer a subtler approach to trends.  If that’s the case, keep you outfit simple and just add a small accessory or two in this bold hue!

How to Wear Red | Fall 2017 Trends | How to Wear the Red Trend

  • Gap Striped Pocket Tee
  • Topshop Dree Raw Hem Jeans
  • J. Crew Regent Blazer
  • Clair Skinny Belt
  • Kendall & Kylie Red Mules
  • Les Petits Joueurs Bag


For a more moderate incorporation of the trend, try pairing one main clothing piece (top, bottom or outerwear piece) with one or two accessories (shoes, scarves, handbags, jewelry).  Note how the side stripe on this neutral jean helps carry the color scheme through the whole outfit.

How to Wear Red | Fall 2017 Trends | How to Wear the Red Trend

  • Free People Found my Friend Sweatshirt
  • Hudson Riley Jeans
  • Converse Chuck Taylor Sneakers
  • Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
  • Plaid Scarf

Is go big or go home your motto?  Then don something in head to toe red: a dress, a jumpsuit or separates (as shown here).  I prefer to keep tones matched – they give you a longer line by keeping the eye moving in one solid column. The fur vest and predominantly black accessories keep the look grounded.

How to Wear Red | Fall 2017 Trends | How to Wear the Red Trend

  • Alice & Olivia Coralee Top
  • Alice & Olivia Stacey Trousers
  • Love Token Fur Vest
  • Kate Spade Booties
  • Kate Spade Satchel

If you’d like to try an even trendier look, aim for two shades of red. Ideally there should be a noticeable amount of contrast or the look will just appear mismatched.  Think pink with red or burgundy with red as shown in the examples below found on Pinterest.

How to Wear Red | Fall 2017 Trends | How to Wear the Red Trend

Author: Betsy Ramsey

Betsy Ramsey is the author of Natty Gal. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, she now lives there with her husband and Bichon-Frise, Dolce. A mindful fashion & capsule wardrobe enthusiast, she travels extensively, visiting 56 countries to date. Betsy is committed to helping others live their most fulfilling life!

6 thoughts on “Fall 2017 Trends: RED”

    1. You look fabulous in red, Shelbee! Will look forward to seeing your “red” post if you decide to do one!

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