No wonder Chris de Burgh thought his Lady in Red was looking beautiful that night!

The song was inspired by his wife Diane when he caught a glimpse of her across a crowded nightclub. Red can definitely give you an eye-catching style, whether you dress it up for a night out or go for a more casual vibe.


This look just shows that you don’t need much red to give your outfit a lift! While the denim and the red scarf has a casual feel, it is given added elegance with the white blazer and box-shaped handbag.

Red accessories with a white blazer outfit |


Such a fun look! A balloon skirt featuring red florals is given a Parisian vibe with the scarlet beret. Plus, of course, matching heels, lips and nails! Find out more about Carin in her style interview.

Chic red and white looks |


Keeping the rest of the outfit simple, yet classic, lets the red sweater do the talking in this look, which is given added panache with the quilted bag, earrings and over-sized sunglasses. Find out more about Kim in her style interview.

Red sweater outfits |


A pretty, summery look where the red florals in the dress are matched with a red belt and handbag.

Red accessories and how to wear them |


Floral duster jackets are a big trend this spring and summer. Here, the column of black provides a lengthening effect, while the red flowers in the jacket are matched with bright booties.

Floral kimono jacket |


A great tonal combination for cooler whether. The red of the sweater is topped with a coat in complimentary hues.

Chic red coats |


Another look to consider when summer starts to give way to fall, this look is elegant, yet fierce all at the same time, thanks to the spikes on this heart-shaped hat. Find out more about Judith in her style interview.

Red beret and how to wear it |


Casual, yet elegant, the red of the blouse here is teamed with a matching lipstick. Leopard print works well as a neutral, providing added interest to this look. Find out more about Claudia in her style interview.

Ruffled red top and jeans |


Red pants are another huge trend this summer. This look also nails the Bardot-style top trend. A denim bag adds interest and texture.

Chic red outfits |


Casual and chic, the classic combination of jeans, a Breton top and trench coat are lifted by the use of red accessories.

 Trench coat style |


Another look featuring red pants, the feminine hem of the trousers is toughened up with a biker jacket. Find out more about Grace in her style interview.

Leather jacket and red pants |


Another great way to style a floral duster jacket and red boots. The rest of the outfit is deliberately kept simple.

Red boots |


Red is given some extra street cred here, worn with a bomber jacket and bang-on-trend round sunglasses. Along with, of course, matching nails!

#40plusstyle Inspiration: red outfits |


Scarlet and stripes go beautifully together here for a look with a nautical vibe. Now, where did we moor our yacht?

#40plusstyle Inspiration: 21 stylish looks |


Red and white is always a great color combination. This look is given added interest with a floral brooch. Find out more about Greetje in her style interview.

There are more ideas here on how to wear red.

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A black maxi dress with white piping is teamed with red and green accessories, including an envelope clutch bag, along with matching glasses!

#40plusstyle Inspiration: 21 stylish looks featuring ladies in red! |


Not only are red trousers a huge look this summer, but so are patterned pants. This look combines both!

21 stylish looks featuring ladies in red! |

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For more ideas on wearing red also see our article on how to wear red.

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