How I Found My Perfect Shade of Red and Wore It All Year

By: Caroline Westbrook.

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Hey there, fashion enthusiasts! Ever embarked on a color quest? Well, I did. And guess what? I found my perfect shade of red. It’s been a game-changer, and I’ve worn it all year round. Let’s dive into this vibrant journey together.

 A young woman with wavy chestnut hair, wearing a fitted, knee-length, scarlet dress, standing in a sunlit park with autumn leaves.

The Quest Begins

It all started on a whim. I was rummaging through my wardrobe, realizing it was a sea of blacks and greys. Boring, right? That’s when I decided I needed a pop of color. But not just any color. I wanted something bold, something that screamed confidence. Red was the obvious choice.

But here’s the thing about red—it’s not a one-size-fits-all. The shades range from bright cherry to deep burgundy, and finding the right one can be daunting. So, my quest began. I tried on countless red pieces, from dresses to scarves, each time looking for that perfect shade that made me feel like a million bucks.

A Match Made in Color Heaven

After many trials and errors, I found it. The shade that made my heart sing and my skin glow. It was a rich, vibrant scarlet that somehow felt like it was made just for me. And the best part? It was versatile enough to wear throughout the seasons.

 Close-up of a young woman with a radiant smile, wearing a scarlet lipstick that matches her wool scarf, under a snowy backdrop, evening.

Wearing my perfect red made me feel invincible. It was my armor, my statement piece. But I didn’t stop there. I started experimenting with different items in my newfound favorite color. A scarlet dress for spring picnics, a cozy wool scarf for winter walks—you name it.

Red All Year Round


Spring called for light, airy fabrics. I found a beautiful red blouse that was perfect for the season. Paired with light denim jeans and white sneakers, it was my go-to outfit for casual outings.

 A young woman with soft curls, wearing a bright red blouse and light denim jeans, sitting on a bench, surrounded by blooming cherry blossoms, midday.


Summer was all about staying cool while looking hot. A flowy, red sundress became my summer staple. It was effortless, chic, and, most importantly, comfortable during those scorching days.


As the leaves started to change, so did my wardrobe. I embraced the cooler temperatures with a red wool coat. It was bold, elegant, and a perfect contrast against the golden hues of fall.

 A young woman with a sleek ponytail, wearing a long red wool coat, walking on a path covered with autumn leaves, late afternoon.


Winter was the time to cozy up, and what better way to do that than with a red knit sweater? It was warm, festive, and made those grey days a little brighter.

Mixing and Matching

Finding my perfect shade of red was just the beginning. The real fun came with mixing and matching it with other pieces in my wardrobe. I learned that red goes well with so many colors—navy, white, beige, and even leopard print. The possibilities were endless.

 A young woman with an elegant updo, wearing a red silk blouse paired with a high-waisted navy skirt, in a minimalist, modern office, morning.

Reflections and Revelations

This journey taught me a lot about myself and my style. I discovered the power of color and how it can influence our mood and confidence. Wearing my perfect shade of red became more than just a fashion statement; it was a reflection of my personality—bold, vibrant, and unapologetically me.

 A young woman with loose waves, wearing a casual red tee and denim shorts, leaning against a rustic wooden fence, sunset.

So, to anyone looking to add a splash of color to their life, I say go for it. Find your shade, wear it with pride, and watch as it transforms not just your wardrobe, but your confidence too. Remember, fashion is about expressing who you are. And sometimes, all it takes is a little pop of color to show the world the real you.