What I Wore: Red with Pink

over 40 fashion bloggerThere's some color combinations I just adore, and I love when they come back in style. Red with pink is a hot trend and one I've worn for years (see here and here). This is the same pink blazer from this blog post; I saw these pants on clearance at Banana Republic and thought they'd be great to wear with striped tees, silk blouses, denim jackets, and more. I was psyched to see they worked so well with this blazer! To make it look a bit more polished, I styled them with a dressy black shell and black pumps. However, this combo could work great with a message tee and pair of trendy sneakers, a Breton top and oxfords, or glam it up with strappy heels and a satin camisole.

pink with red pink banana republic suit jacket pink banana republic blazerPants: Banana Republic (14P; red is sold out but this blue is beautiful, a similar red pant, plus size option) | Shell: c/o cabi (last season; similar, plus size option) | Blazer: Banana Republic (16; the same blazer but in lavender, this year's pink Banana blazer, plus size option) | Bag: c/o Talbots | Bracelet: Metal Marvels (use code WARDROBE15 to get 15% OFF!) | Shoes: Nine West | Earrings: c/o ELOQUII

red with pinkIt's easy to choose neutrals for blazers and pants, but sometimes a statement color can be more versatile (and well a lot more fun to wear!).


  1. Marti
    March 26, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    I love these colors together!

  2. Ginger
    March 25, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    It’s a little like wearing Navy Blue with Black.

    I think it’s good, both colors are deep toned.
    I think the accessory or top you wear is important and should help signal that you didn’t get dressed in a dim room and grab pants/jacket that you thought matched. So a pin, scarf, top that accentuates the deliberate nature of your color choice seems good.

  3. BigBossLady
    March 24, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    I hate to say it, as I usually like your outfits, but this one isn’t working. The colors are too similar, so it makes it look as if you got dressed in the dark.

    • March 26, 2018 / 7:10 pm

      I hear you. it’s definitely not for everyone! I remember when I wore hot pink and red to work and my male supervisor asked if I got dressed in the dark! LOL

  4. Ratula
    March 24, 2018 / 6:08 pm

    Love that combination! Chic and effortless.

  5. Chris
    March 24, 2018 / 1:37 am

    I’m still curious about the Chili Bowl restaurant. What is chili half-smoke?

    • Mary
      March 26, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      Half smoke (it’s a DC thing): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-smoke
      Since it’s eaten like a hot dog, you eat it with chili, cheese, onion, etc. Ben’s Chili Bowl in DC is probably the most famous purveyor of a half smoke with chili.

      • March 26, 2018 / 7:11 pm

        Thanks Mary! Yes, if you come to DC, if you eat hot dogs, do visit ben’s Chili Bowl and have a half smoke with chili! ūüôā

  6. Sonia
    March 23, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    I love this combo on you; it’s a daring duo. If I was a few years younger, I’d give it a go.

    • March 26, 2018 / 7:12 pm

      Oh this color combo doesn’t have an expiration date! It’s all about silhouettes and which separates you choose to make it work for your age and personal style! <3

  7. L H Carter
    March 23, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    These are the best photos of you with a back drop. They are ART. It is so POW.

    • March 26, 2018 / 7:12 pm

      Thank you! It’s been fun collaborating with Karl for good backdrops for each outfit!

  8. Alex
    March 23, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    WOW! The outfits are terrific, and the photographs magnificent. You look chic, happy, full of confidence and energy.

  9. jodie
    March 23, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    What a great way to break up that suit Allie!!!
    And this color combination is the perfect way to usher in spring!!! I’m totally inspired!!

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