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Innovative Ideas of Styling Red Sandals With Contrasting Colors

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Updated 6/29/2022

There are many innovative ideas for styling red sandals and today is all about not matching the shoes to the other clothing in the outfit.

Quote of the day: “Talk about your blessings more than you talk about your problems.” Vanessa Ramkissoon

For this post, I’m taking those wonderful, versatile red sandals and combining them with different colors from the color wheel—any color would work, really!!  I tried to show a variety of colors with the three of us—blue, purple & green which are all in the cool colors array.  

But even the warm colors of yellow & orange would look superb (maybe I need two more models?)!! And interestingly enough, as I study the three of us together, it looks like I united the contrasting color with white!  You can view these same red sandals used as a pop of color item (here) and as a matching item (here).

Another easy option to contrast your red sandals is to wear them with jeans as Lesley did.

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Styling Red Sandals with Blues

I wanted to see how a blue top would look paired with my red sandals. I included a red bracelet in the mix too.

Red Sandals for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Sandals: Classified (similar here)~~Pants: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Top: Elena Kattan (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet 1-featured: (similar here )~~Bracelet 2: (similar here)

Red Sandals for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

This “bracelet” is actually a watch—the facing opens and voila—there’s a watch under it! Needless to say, it hasn’t worked in ages, but I love the design so I wear it as a bracelet!

Purple and Red Together

Maybe you’ve heard of the “Red Hat Society” where they were red and purple together? I think this is a perfect example of how you could make it work from your own closet.

For Nancy’s combination, I used her new necklace as inspiration for styling her red sandals.  Your jewelry can be more than just decorative…it can be the creativity behind your color combinations when putting an outfit together!

Red Sandals for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Sandals: Prabal Gurung (similar here)~~Capris: Gloria Vanderbilt (similar here)~~Top: Cold Water Creek (similar here)~~Necklace: Charming Charlies (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Red Sandals for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Styling Red Sandals with Green Pants

While green and red can bring up thoughts of Christmas, I think the shades of the colors can play a huge role. This lighter sage green doesn’t give off the holiday vibes like a brighter green might.

Mom’s shirt was made with Belgium lace at the top portion around the neck, which is so beautiful!

Red Sandals for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Sandals: Innocence (similar here)~~Pants: Northern Isles (similar here)~~Top: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Red Sandals for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

 For her bracelet, we came up with the idea to wrap a red cord necklace around her wrist a couple of times! You’d never know it wasn’t made to be a bracelet.

Related post: Another example with red shoes as a contrasting item.

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