Red Shoes – Sexy or Trashy?

Ok so alot of people have always asked me – how do I pull off red shoes? When wearing red shoes, there is a very fine line between looking sexy and looking trashy.

Here are some methods to wearing red shoes and keeping it classy.

  1. The Classic – Red Stilettos with Black Dress/Dark Navy

Always remember the classic style rule of flaunting only one body part at a time. Keep it classy by pairing red shoes with a short dress with long sleeves or a shoulder baring dress at a knee or midi length.


2. Match it with an accessory… or your lipstick

The easiest way would be to match it with a cute clutch or handbag. Or go bold with a statement necklace in the same shade to really make an impact.

red shoe and bag
via Pinterest
red necklace red heels
via TheGlobalGirl

You don’t need to go all red – even a hint of colour on the feet and a bold red lip will really make this colour pop.

pop of red heels
via StylePantry

Just to side track a little… while searching up pop of reds, this image came up and I am absolutely in love with it!! Love the colour blocking, curved topline cut and unique gold stiletto on Casadei’s Techno Blade Pump


3. Go Red on Red

I don’t mean head to toe red. Perfect example is this shot from @wendyslookbook. The brocade skirt gives this an interesting twist and breaks the red


red shoes red trench
via Wendy’sLookBook


4. Go darker and deeper – think burgundy, wine red, oxblood

What if I don’t want fire engine red but really want a red pair of heels?!!

When I was young, I was really drawn to Dorothy’s (from Wizard of Oz) red glitter heels. But when I was old enough to appreciate shoes, I realized that shade of Red just doesn’t work for me.

The colours Burgundy, Wine Red, Oxblood etc are kind of in between red and purples and they flatter almost every skin colour. Especially when it comes to wearing red, it can be quite tricky sometimes looking for the right shade of red. Think of it as looking for the right red lipstick – some orange toned reds look good on some people and some look good with the purple toned red.

darker red heels
burgundy heels
via PeachesinaPod
dark red heels
via Pinterest

5. Perfect with Chambray and Denim (I especially love it with ripped jeans)


chambray red pumps.jpg
Via PerpetuallyChic
Via WheretoGetit


At the end of the day, if all else fails…… JUST THROW ON SOME RED SOLES!


louboutin red soles
via Pinterest





I always try to cite the original sources of the images I use as possible. There may be times where I am unable to track down the original source or have obtained it via Pinterest. If any of the images belong to you, please let me know so I can cite the right sources accordingly. Thank you


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