Fall trend: Red

One of the big fall trends for 2012 is RED. I love a good red, but it can sometimes be difficult to make an outfit with red that doesn’t get overpowered by it, which can often happen when it’s just red and white or red and black. A beautiful way to incorporate red into your wardrobe is by pairing it with another beautiful color – teal!

There are lots of variations on the color teal, and all look great with red. Just be careful not to go too green with your teal items, as you want to avoid looking like a Christmas tree!

The look above is a fun way to dress up using teal and red. The red shoes are a beautiful statement while the funky jewelry keeps this look young. You can make this be even more dressy by adding a special clutch and fancier jewelry, or you can make it more of an office look with the items above which include the adorable laptop case.

Casual Red & Teal

This is my go-to adorable casual look for red and teal. A fun shoe (use leopard as a neutral!) and a nice jacket to throw on in the cool fall evening that will go with everything else too. A punch of a bright color for your bag and don’t forget the red lipstick for a finished look. I want everything!

Even if these looks aren’t your style, hopefully they give you some ideas and inspiration for incorporating red and teal into your wardrobe this fall!

What ways do you wear red? Do these outfits give you ideas?


Arianne creates style ideas, writes thoughts on parenting 4 children, plants knowledge in young minds, curates lovely things, and does it all with an eye for the story being woven through her each and every day. As the owner of Mabel + Riv, she strives to bring you inspiration, handmade creations and beauty from voices across the creative-sphere. Find her on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram as @ariannesegerman.

Encouragement for living simpler, right in your inbox.

We share our stories as we simplify our lives - no guilt-trips, just love.

(no spam, promise. we hate it, too.)


  1. I’ve never worn these two colors together, but that first board just JUMPED out at me. Off to shop! (not really, okay maybe)

    • Not even kidding, I was totally thinking of you/your style when I styled that first look. And thinking of my style with the second! 🙂 You classy gals can totally pull off teal and red…

      Some of these picks are pricy, but you can easily find a counterpart for cheaper just by searching around a bit!

  2. I wear quite a bit of teal, but less so of red/coral unless you count lipstick! Definitely will give this a shot.

  3. I LOVE that first look! These are my favorite kinds of posts – colors and putting things together. So pretty!

  4. I love this kind of post! I typically don’t wear either of these colors but am loving the first look. It’s more my natural look but I would love to pull off the second, it’s so fun!! And red skinnies…those could be very versatile!
    Great post.

  5. Oh I love these colour suggestions! Do tell where that gorgeous teal dress is from – I gotta have it ;o)

Add Your Thoughts