Fashion 9-1-1 — Red Pants and … What?


Dear Abby and Elle: My sister insisted I buy a pair of red slacks, and all I can think to wear with them is a white blazer. Any ideas for what I should wear beneath the blazer? — Red-hot Legs

Dear Red-hot: What a fun problem! Red pants make a bold statement, and pairing them with a white blazer packs a fashion punch. Since it’s Olympic season, why not add a silky navy or denim blue top and show off your USA pride? Or how about a nautical shirt in navy and white stripes, or a black and white zebra striped shirt?

Maroon is a popular color this year; try pairing a maroon blouse with your red slacks and white blazer for an adventurous fashion-forward look. Bonus: Find a blouse with fun detailing, such as piping, ruffles or bows, for extra flair.

If you prefer a more conservative look, try an oxford or soft cotton shell in pale pink or even white beneath the blazer. But spice up the look with some bright red bling. We insist!

What to wear with red pants
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