How to Wear Red Pumps

Wear a pair of red pumps that suit your personality and sense of style.

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Yes, it is totally possible to wear a stylish pair of red pumps without looking too bright or too tacky. In fact, the color of love and passion is a versatile hue that works with both neutrals and brights beautifully. From claret to tomato, pair your red footwear with outfits to create hot color combos appropriate for work and for play. Using expert styling tips, you can say goodbye to boring and hello to red!


Pair your red pumps with a pencil skirt and crisp white blouse. A pump is a classic leg-lengthener, and a red pump gives your black, gray or white pencil skirt a little extra va-va voom. Whether you wear a scarlet or crimson pair of red pumps, choose bold silver accessories to complete your red-hot secretary look.


Perk up your neutrals with a red peep-toe or closed-toe shoe. While a high wattage red satin stiletto pump is perfect for evening, for daytime a red leather pump doesn't disappoint the wearer. Choose a khaki colored dress or a gray suit to showcase your red heels best.


Add color to your black or navy head-to-toe looks with a bold red shoe. Whether you wear tunics and leggings or a sweater dress and tights, pair your gray, black and navy blue monochromatic ensembles with red pumps for cocktails or an after-work dinner party.


Make your skinny jeans and T-shirts pop with a classic red high heel. For the summer and spring, showcase your nude pedicure with red strappy heels, dark-colored skinnies and a plain white T. Layer a cardigan vest in red or navy blue to add a nautical or patriotic flair to your blue denim and red pumps.

Things You'll Need


1.Pencil skirt

3.Khaki dresses

5.Monochromatic black, gray or navy outfits

7.White T-shirts

2.White blouse

4.Gray suit

6.Blue skinny jeans

8.Black, gray or navy blue handbags


Tips & Tricks


If a candy-apple red pump is too bright for your feet, try a shade of red like crimson or burgundy instead.

You don't have to wear a red purse and red shoes to look trendy and polished. To avoid looking to matchy-matchy, pair your red pumps with black leather, gray patent leather or navy blue suede handbags for an unexpected, yet complementary color pairing.


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