It's time for the old adage that redheads shouldn't wear red to be retired. You don't hear many people say you can't wear white after Labor Day anymore, after all. Whenever I hear young women repeat this, it makes me sad. You wouldn't tell people with black hair that they can't wear black or tell someone with fantastic pink hair that wearing pink would be just too much, would you?
Sure, you might not think you look good in every single shade of red, but that's more of a general coloring thing rather than what your hair looks like. The same thing could be said of every color! Or some people say you shouldn't have that much of the same color in one look, but how many times have you seen someone with red hair that exactly matches what they're wearing? Maybe you're worried about the red hair clashing with the shade of red right next to it? I promise it's not.
Red is one of my favorite colors to wear. It's bold and pretty and stands out. I've worn various shades with bright red hair:
I've worn red with light red hair and dark red hair:
I've worn it on top:
And I've worn it on bottom:
I even wore it for my college graduation!
I guess you could read through this post and say I look awful in all of these red outfits, but I believe that to be incorrect! Or you could say I'm some sort of exception, but that's just not true. Look at all these celebrities rocking red dresses and red hair. You can also look to some of my favorite bloggers with red hair for red with red inspiration too, like: The Clothes Horse, Forever Amber, and Larkspur Vintage. If none of this has convinced you, I guess there's nothing else I can do!
My point is, style rules like this don't really mean anything and if you're still following them you can stop. You're welcome.