How to Wear Red in Spring – Red Gingham

Have you ever applied a lip color and felt like it was just meant for you? Well, that happened to me when I put on this red lip. My Galentine gifted me this fabulous shade of red for Valentine’s Day and when it put it on the other day it got me thinking. Why do I only wear red during the holidays? In spring my wardrobe becomes very pastel with light shades of blue, blush and yellows. But this lip color inspired me to bring in a little more red. This week I will be sharing different ways that you can style red for spring, starting with red gingham.

How to Wear Red in Spring - Red Gingham on Waketon Road Blog

How to Wear Red in Spring - Red Gingham on Waketon Road Blog

Gingham is spring’s number one pattern. Maybe it comes from taking your checked blanket out to the park for an afternoon picnic, but gingham is always associated with spring. I typically gravitate towards blue when it comes to gingham. So when I saw this fun asymmetrical skirt I thought it was the perfect opportunity to add a little red. I love the deconstructed hem line and all of the different layers.

How to Wear Red in Spring - Red Gingham on Waketon Road Blog

How to Wear Red in Spring - Red Gingham on Waketon Road Blog

Since this is a very bold gingham I wanted to keep everything else pretty simple. I pulled out my white eyelet top from last year and used my luggage colored accessories to tie it all together. This smokey blue OTS top was a close second to the white shirt. I love the idea of pairing the red with a darker blue.

How to Wear Red in Spring - Red Gingham on Waketon Road Blog

How to Wear Red in Spring - Red Gingham on Waketon Road Blog

The skirt is from ASOS but Zara also has a very similar option that I love. It has buttons! If you are looking for a dress option this one is so cute. It would also make a great cover up! I have linked a few more of my favorite spring gingham pieces below. There is definitely no shortage of this print hitting stores right now.

How to Wear Red in Spring - Red Gingham on Waketon Road Blog

How to Wear Red in Spring - Red Gingham on Waketon Road Blog

Red can still be a year-round color if you find season appropriate styles. It’s such a fun color to wear because I always feel more powerful when I have it on. A red lip is sexy, sassy and always elevates my mood. Since I usually go for pinks or nudes, it’s always a dramatic change to add a pop of red. Not something I do everyday, but I will share a few more looks this week that were inspired by this bold lip. See you back here on Wednesday! xo Bryn

Shop the Look:

Top: Loft (old, similar), Skirt: ASOS, Bag: Cult Gaia, Shoes: Michael Kors, Lip: Kylie Cosmetics

Note: I chose to wear this skirt backwards because I like the asymmetrical across the front and the blunt edge (usually the front) in the back. You can wear it either way!

12 thoughts on “How to Wear Red in Spring – Red Gingham

  1. Rach

    This gingham skirt is gorgeous and I love its asymmetrical & ruffled hem! That lip color is really pretty!

  2. Molly

    This post makes me smile, it is so cheerful and you look gorgeous! I definitely don’t wear red #redhairprobs but love when others do along with rocking a bold lip!

  3. Taylor

    That lip color is perfect for you Bryn! I love that you are featuring red this week! The red section in my closet has suddenly grown lager this year so I am excited to see how you style it for spring!

    Taylor |

  4. Dana Mannarino

    Love how you decided to wear this skirt, it is SO good on you! Also, I’m ALL about you wearing a red lip more often!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  5. Kelsey

    This outfit is so pretty and I love your bag!
    Xo, Kelsey |

  6. Kate

    Even though red gingham reminds me of a picnic blanket, I still think it’s adorable!!!

  7. Jenn

    You make red look positively ravishing, B! I love, love, love this gingham skirt on you. What a fabulous find!

  8. Gentry Adams

    I’m loving your look today! That red gingham definitely screams “spring” to me & would be perfect for the 4th of July!

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  11. Samantha

    Hey Gorg!

    Just wanted to say, I was contemplating whether I should buy this skirt or not, but I just can’t identify with the models in the photos on asos enough to make me purchase it. I then took a look through the #asseenonme photos below, and I stumbled across you instagram, which lead me here to your blog! I must say, YOU have sold me on this skirt! I love the way you have styled it, and your photos gave me better angles of the skirt too, which helped me make up my mind <3

    I'll be following you on bloglovin! So glad I stumbled across your blog!

    – Samantha

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