How to Wear Red Heels

Hot red heels make an outfit pop.

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Is there any denying the absolute stylishness of a pair of red high heels? They work with so many different styles and colors, and as soon as you slip them on, you just feel good. You feel prettier, sexier and more vibrant. Jung Hyun-ju, Korea Color Research Institute's color design manager tells the Korea JoongAng Daily paper that red's ultraviolet energy makes people feel excited. Don't believe him? Slip on a pair of red heels and feel the excitement for yourself. It's unmistakable.


Take a cue from super-cute songbird Taylor Swift and wear those red heels with an equally bold color for a high-impact fashion statement. "Teen Vogue" magazine spotted Swift on her way to the The Late Show with David Letterman in late 2010 wearing red heels with a Dolce and Gabbana bright-yellow dress. Matching red lips and her signature golden curls topped off the look.


Let your red heels be the star of the show by pairing them with an all black getup. You can't go wrong with a little black dress and red heels -- it's totally classic. If you'd rather dress it down, wear your red heels with a pair of black skinny jeans, a plain fitted black t-shirt and a black blazer or cardigan.


Play off the color of those ruby slippers by adding other pops of red to your ensemble. Wear red heels with red bangle bracelets, a red belt or carry a red bag.


Slip a pair of black tights on under your red heels to make your shoes stand out. This look will keep your legs nice and toasty so you can still rock your favorite footwear when the weather's cooler.


Have fun with prints. Wear red heels with printed dresses that incorporate the color red in the design, or opt for a neutral palette with black and gray houndstooth or stripes.


Use red heels to add a bit of drama to a work outfit. Try red heels with a classy gray pantsuit or a gray pencil skirt and a patterned blouse for a stylish yet workplace-appropriate ensemble.


Look totally luxurious by wearing red heels with a golden ensemble. This look isn't for the timid -- metallic or shimmery golds aren't exactly subtle, but if you're OK with standing out in a crowd have at it. Try a shimmering gold Grecian-style dress and red heels -- you'll look like a piece of super fancy Christmas candy.

Tips & Tricks


If you're wearing those heels for long periods of time, slip in some gel shoe inserts to keep your feet from getting stressed out.

Watch out for red overload. Red heels with a red dress and a red bag is just too much.


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