3 Ways to Wear Red this Summer…

How to wear red for summer - Tobi Show Off Shoulder Dress in red

All hail summer fashion…

Summer is just around the corner and I for one am blooming ready for it. I’m shedding the thick layers and fully embracing those light, floaty garms popping up in my local Topshop. There’s just so much more colour, pattern and fun on the high street around this time of year, all the things my winter wardrobe lacks.

To get you in the mood for summer too, I thought I’d show you how I style one of the more tricky colours to wear this season, red. I’ve always been a bit wary of red, as it can be such an over-powering colour, but worn well, it can really make an outfit pop. This statement colour has been having a bit of a come back on the high-street this year, and I couldn’t resist adding a few pieces to my wardrobe this summer.

Here’s my three ways to wear red this summer…

– Look one –

You can’t beat an off the shoulder dress this season. From a loose fitting cover up at the beach to a pretty evening drinks outfit, the off-the-shoulder dress is the perfect versatile piece for spring-summer. Add in a splash of red and you have the statement dress of dreams. I am usually a monochrome kinda girl but man, does a bit of colour lift my mood.

I recently wore this Tobi dress during a week in Portugal and felt like a million dollars. I paired it with a simple straw hat and bag, and my favourite cross over sandals for a day out at the beach. I like to keep my accessories plain and paired back when wearing a bold colour like red to avoid going too over the top.

How to wear red for summer - Tobi Show Off Shoulder Dress in red beach look

How to wear red for summer - Tobi Show Off Shoulder Dress in red side view

Dress, Tobi

Bag, Tobi

How to wear red for summer - Tobi Show Off Shoulder Dress in red close up

– Look two –

Another way I’ve been enjoying wearing a bolder colour recently is in my tops and t-shirts. Whether it’s a bold slogan on a white tee, or a floaty wrap top, adding colour up-top can add a playful element to any outfit.

This Tobi wrap top is another holiday essential I packed on our trip. I styled it with my high waisted denim shorts and white trainers to pick out the small star print on the top. This was one of my favourite outfits to wear on our trip for a comfy, laid-back day to evening look. When it comes to jewellery, red compliments gold accessories perfectly, I love layering up delicate necklaces and big hoops to add those finishing touches to my outfit.

What’s your favourite style of top to wear?

How to wear red for summer - Tobi Sugar Ruffle Sleeve Blouse wrap top

How to wear red for summer - Tobi Sugar Ruffle Sleeve Blouse wrap top close up

How to wear red for summer - Tobi Sugar Ruffle Sleeve Blouse wrap top outfit

Top, Tobi

Shorts, H&M

How to wear red for summer - Tobi Sugar Ruffle Sleeve Blouse wrap top front view

– Look three –

Red can be a tough colour to pull off, so if like me you are a little unsure of red, accessories are a great way to wear the trend in small doses. Headbands like this floral Accesorize number are life savers on hot summer days to help keep my hair tamed, not to mention they add a pop of colour to a simple outfit. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll notice one of my go-to bags for a day out is my red cross-body bag, which is also from Accessorize. It’s so easy to throw on with any outfit and instantly adds a bit of fun and brightness to my look.

What accessories do you love even more when they come in a bright hue?

How to wear red for summer - Accessorize headband in red

How to wear red for summer - Accessorize headband in red side view

Headband, Accessorize

Sunglasses, Accessorize

How to wear red for summer - Accessorize headband in red with sunglasses

How do you style red?

I hope you guys have enjoyed seeing how I style some of my favourite red pieces for summer, I’d love to hear your most loved trends this season, leave a comment below or message me on Insta, I’m over there at @madeupstyle.

Anna x

This post contains gifted items but all views are my own.

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