Friday, February 21, 2014

Fashion Over Fifty: What to wear with Red Pants?

Hello!  Welcome to this week's Fashion Over Fifty post.  Have you been seeing red pants and red pant suits all over the place like I have?  I've been on the fence about wearing red because I was worried it might be too bright of a color for my taste and/or I'd be a walking billboard for the Red Hat Society.   I'm not too fond of red pant suits, because I just feel wearing red head to toe is just too overwhelming;  however, I do like red pants.  That being said,  I was browsing in Old Navy the other day and saw these cute red ponte roma knit pants and decided to try them on.  I really liked the thick knit material and thought they were very comfortable and would work for the upcoming transition to spring, and the spring season too.  But then I thought, what do you wear with red pants?  So I searched Pinterest and found the three most common colors worn with red pants were white, blue, and tan.  If you can think of any other color that would work with red pants, I'd love to hear from you because I need to think of more ways to wear these fun pants.  For now, this is what I came up with:

 I wore a simple sleeveless button down white blouse with a white tank underneath.  I topped the white shirt with a camel covered boyfriend cardigan from a.n.a.  For jewelry, I wore a white and gold statement necklace from Stitchfix and gold bangles.

 On my feet I wore leopard flats from Target.
I was actually saving these pants for later in the winter when it warmed up a bit, but I have grown so tired of wearing black, brown, or grey everyday that I decided to wear them now.  I was really surprised how WARM they were.  The ponte roma knit is so thick that it really kept my legs warm.  Now I worry my pants might be too warm for Spring.  The leopard flats on the other hand, were impractical for this time of year.  I only had to make it from my house, to a car, to a parking lot, to a building, but with our Wisconsin weather no matter how hard I tried, my feet got covered in snow.  Back to the booties!

Here are some more fashion inspiration pictures from Pinterest of how other women style red pants.  Which one is your favorite?

 Have a great day!  Amy


  1. And again very nice Amy! I wear a navy blue striped shirt and a jeans jacket on red. But your combi is super.
    Have a nice weekend, Ageeth

  2. Fabulous outfit Amy, I love the color red, but it's usually tops (because I really only wear jeans and occasionally khakies or black pants). But I love how reds look with Jeans, so from the outfits you shared, my favorite one is the last one. Love that purse pictured too!

  3. Oh wow superb look ! Love your flats, wonderful !
    My fav is the third

  4. Been years since I wore red pants but if I remember correctly I used navy a lot. My fav combo is the first one. Guess taste changes as time goes by as I am really liking the beige with the red.

  5. Black with red is a wonderful, dressy look for holidays or valentines or whenever you just what to make a cheery appearance. Love the camel and white with the red, too.


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