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When you think "chic" and "well-dressed," probably a few things come to mind before a farm. Like maybe Paris, Milan or New York City. Red and brown together are kind of Farmer Joe-esque (think barn and accompanying stable), and since he doesn't usually grace the pages of WWD, this is a color combo to avoid. With the right top, red jeans will be a hot wardrobe item that makes your outfit pop and keeps you looking more Paris than Farmer Joe.
It's time to break out the neutrals, ladies, because red is one powerful shade that's bright enough to stand alone. When you wear something as rocking as red jeans, wear a plain white T-shirt with it and you'll still get lots of compliments on your look. Light gray is perfect to pull on top of your red jeans -- its subtle color will give your outfit life without detracting from the strong shade of your pants. Dress down your look with a sweatshirt-like gray shirt or dress it up with a loose but clingy gray silk blouse.
White is the most obvious neutral of all neutrals because, hello, it's not really a color at all. Use this crisp and clean shade to spruce up your red with a touch of class by tucking a white button-down blouse into the top of your jeans. Finish off your outfit with a pair of heels and you've got a runway-worthy look that was easy as pie. On the flipside, relax in your red jeans with a loose, white peasant-style blouse or white cotton T that will keep you feeling comfortable, but looking adorably put together.
Adding a touch of black to any outfit is a simple way to glam yourself up, slender down and get ready to party. A black top with red jeans can carry you from day to night; it's equally at home on the street and in the clubs. This cool and trendy color combo wants to help you look your best, especially if you're an apple shape. The curve-hugging, leg-emphasizing look of the red jeans paired with a slenderizing, flattering top will show off your best assets while hiding your least favorite.
If you blinked when you read "purple," then read it again, rest assured it is not a mistake. Purple and red are just one of the crazy color combinations beloved by celebrities and approached with unease by the rest of the population. If you're feeling brave enough to attempt this one, know that you're in good company, including the likes of fashion maven Sarah Jessica Parker. Red and purple can work together because they're both so bright and happy, neither detracts from the other. Stick to simple, patternless pieces for this color combo: Let the hues do the talking.