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Red Sweater Outfits: 15 Ways to Style for a Chic Look

A red sweater is a wardrobe essential. You may think that sounds counterintuitive because most staples come in neutral colors. But a sweater that bold a color? Well, it works too. Megan Gustashaw, Writer for GQ, believes it belongs in every man’s wardrobe, and that’s no lie.

sleeveless pullover outfit

Everyone should have at least one red pullover in their wardrobe. This apparel suits various fashion aesthetics, from punk to rustic, athletic, collegiate, etc. Moreover, the color looks great on any skin tone. It’s red we’re talking about, remember? It’s a great way to add color to your outfit without going overboard. Besides, red is one of the color trends for 2024. What better way to look on-trend than to rock it?

If these perks have convinced you to give your red sweater a chance, stay with me as I show you how to style it.

How to Style a Red Sweater

a guy rocking a red pullover

Just got a red sweater and would like to create fire looks with it? Try these outfit ideas and steal the show:

Pair it with High-rise Pants

red pullover paired with high-rise leather pants

High-waisted jeans, palazzo, leather pants, etc., are the perfect addition to your pullover. Add a belt to cinch your waist so your hips pop out when you tuck in the sweater. But if you’re going beltless, take the sweater up a bit so it cuffs around your waist.

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Red Sweater with Shorts

Red Sweater with Shorts

Shorts are a great pair with this outerwear. While the top keeps your upper body warm, the shorts let air touch your lower body.

Pair it with Chinos Pants

a guy rocking a red pullover with chinos pants

Want to curate a business casual outfit? This is your best bet. Get a pair of chinos or any tailored pants and rock it with a red sweater with or without a shirt underneath.

Wear a White Shirt Underneath

red sweater paired with a white shirt

Everyone should have at least one red pullover in their wardrobe. This apparel suits various fashion aesthetics, from punk to rustic, athletic, collegiate, etc. Moreover, the hue looks great on any skin tone. It’s red we’re talking about, remember? It’s a great way to add color to your outfit without going overboard. Besides, red is one of the color trends for 2024. What better way to look on-trend than to rock it?

Mini Skirts are Superb

red sweater paired with a mini skirt

Red outerwear paired with a mini skirt is a beautiful sight to behold. For more accents, don a fishnet pantyhose and stun the world with sneak peeks of your thighs.

Pair Your Red Sweater with Midi Skirts

red sweater paired with a red skirt

The same tip applies, but this time, increase the hem of your skirt to make it suitable for formal settings. When it’s time for work or church, wear a pleated, pencil, or flared skirt but keep it at midi length. Then pair it with your sweater and get going.

Wear it as a Cardigan

an Asian lady rocking a red cardigan with jeans

What if you want a break from the full look of a sweater? Great. Get a cardigan instead. Whether with a zipper or buttons, a red cardigan is flexible. Plus, it lets you flaunt your top underneath easily.

Hang it Around Your Back

Tired of wearing your sweater the regular way? Drape it over your shoulders for a chic look. This tip also transforms your pullover from outerwear into an accessory. It works best when you wear sleeveless or strapless tops during warm weather. It ramps up your style while shielding your back and shoulders from environmental harm.

Use it to Layer Your Dresses

picture showing how to layer a red jumper over a dress

Wanna don a bodycon or skimpy dress? Wear your sweater over it, or let it drape around your neck. It becomes better if your dress is of a contrasting color or has busy prints. How colorful and stylish you would look!

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Wear Your Red Sweater as a Dress

a girl wearing a beanie and a sweater as a dress

If your sweater is long enough, wear it as a dress without bottoms. This red sweater outfit idea lets you experience the perks of wearing a dress while keeping you warm and cozy.

Create an All-Red Ensemble

a lady wearing an all-red ensemble

When in doubt, go monochromatic by creating an all-red ensemble. This can be your sweater paired with red bottoms, red shoes and some red or neutral-colored accessories.

Wear a Tee underneath

a guy wearing a pullover over a white tee

Wear a T-shirt and layer it with your sweater. This tip comes in handy when the weather is cold and you want to keep your arms tucked in the comfort of outerwear. Plus, if the neckline of your pullover is round enough, your tee’s round neckline will peek through.

Layer Your Red Sweater

a lady wearing her red jumper with a long red jacket

How do you layer outerwear? Well, that’s fashion for you, especially if you live in frigid climates. So, when you wear your pullover, throw on a coat, jacket, or oversized cardigan. They add more layers and angles to your look while keeping you warm.

Don Your Red Sweater with the Right Shoes

pretty black girl wearing a long cardigan with thigh-high boots

The shoes you pair with your jumper depend on the occasion and your intended outfit. Say you want to take a casual walk or run an errand; pair it with flip-flops, crocs, or a pair of sandals. And if you intend to create a smart casual look, wear a nice pair of kicks (preferably white or black or any color you’re comfortable with). But if you’re up for a formal look, wear dress shoes like loafers, Oxfords, ballerina shoes, pumps, etc. And if you want a statement-worthy look, don a pair of thigh-high or Rick Owens boots.

It all depends on the context of your outfit.

Accessorize Your Red Sweater Like Never Before

a guy rocking a pullover with accessories

Your outfit is never complete without those little add-ons punctuating them. So, don’t forget to wear earrings, bracelets, rings, a wristwatch, a hat, sunglasses, etc. Furthermore, carry a nice handbag too. Also, wear a sweet perfume and subtle yet bold makeup to keep the compliments rolling while you strut.

Red Sweaters are a Must-Have

lady wearing a chunky pull-over with thigh-high boots

Just because the red sweater is bright doesn’t mean you won’t wear it often. It’s a staple; like every wardrobe staple, it almost has no off days. So, use the outfit ideas we’ve shared to embrace the versatility of this apparel. Your red pullover may be one, but if you style it as we’ve suggested, nobody will ever guess you’ve been repeating it in your outfits.

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