Different Colors You Can Pair with Red & Gold

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

Red & Gold for Any Ages: With Another Color

Quote of the day: “Happiness often sneaks through a door you don’t know you left open!” Susan J. Decuir

The theme of this series of posts may have started with the idea of celebrating the Chinese New Year. But for all intents and purposes, it’s just another color combination that could certainly be styled with  items already in your closet. At least that’s the goal!

This category’s goal was to add in another color with your red and gold excluding black, which is considered bad luck. For the 3 of us on my blog, I made sure that our other color was different from each other. I added in burgundy, Nancy styled with white and mom wore her olive green. But the fabulous detail I noticed when I uploaded Sheela’s & Eve’s photos are that they chose other colors without our planning it!!

If you missed the other groups for our CNY celebrations, you can see the glammed up version, here and the addition of a print, here!

Eve (The World According to Eve): Eve’s color is denim. I would consider that very apropos for the younger generation, since every girl has denim jeans!

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Sheela (Sheela Writes): Sheela went with a matte grey jersey jumpsuit for her extra color to the red and gold! It works perfect with her red jacket (a tribute to David Bowie!)

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Red Bowie Bomber Jacket – Forever21~~Grey Jumpsuit – Daily Look~~Gold Snakeskin Heels – Shoe Dazzle~~Ring – House of Harlow~~Sunnies – Poshmark

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I decided to play upon Rena’s (Fine, Whatever) theme from awhile back and pair my red and gold with burgundy!! I really was struck by her story that this was her dad’s favorite color combination, yet the women in the household didn’t always approve!

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

So what do you say to this color combo? I have to admit that I love this outfit. Of course, I’m sure the long, gold cardigan adds a break from the red & burgundy!

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

The snakeskin boots are one of those purchases that I’m so happy about in retrospect. They were bought at It’s a Wrap which is a store in California that sells second hand props and wardrobe items from movie and television shows! The boots still weren’t exactly cheap, and I wasn’t sure they were appropriate. But boy, have I worn and loved them ever since!

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

I tried to keep the accessories relatively simple with a matching necklace & earring set that my husband gave me in the beginning of our relationship. My purse may not really match this outfit, but I was looking to add in some fun & whimsey?

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

Pants: LOFT (similar here in corduroy)~~Cardigan: Charter Club (similar here in beige or here in gold but not as long)~~Sweater: Croft & Barrow (similar here)~~Boots: Franco Sarto-thrifted (similar here in a short version)~~Necklace: (similar here with 2 strands)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy’s extra color with our theme is white! And don’t you just love how it pops the red? Sure, maybe I’m biased after our post last week, here, about white jeans? But I really love them any time of year and think they look awesome with every color!

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

Nancy wore this outfit to a lunch date with a friend at Cafe Terra Cotta in downtown, Littleton. Even though the shirt is a sparkly gold, I think the sweatshirt cardigan acts as a casual element to make it realistic.

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 I suggested for Nancy to wear her beige ballet flats. Since they have faux pearls adorning them, she then chose her pearl necklace & earrings for her accessories!

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

I really liked how this outfit turned out. This blouse is one I usually think of Nancy wearing for special occasions only. In fact, Nancy wore it in our holiday party post, here. But isn’t this a great way to take a dressy blouse from your closet and make it more everyday?

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

Jeans: Chicos (similar here with stain resistance)~~Cardigan: Lands End (similar here as a sweater)~~Top: Laura Ashley (similar here in a solid gold)~~Shoes: Etienne Aigner (similar here with a bow)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: When I was considering mom’s outfit for this look, I wanted her to wear this red & gold floral jacket! I think I bought this jacket for her over 20 years ago when Spiegel was up and running. The sleeves of this jacket are more of an olive green, so that decided mom’s other color for this post!

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

Since we still have snow around (and will for a couple more months), I had mom wear a pair of tan boots to keep warm. I think they fit in with the color scheme nicely, and don’t detract from the print jacket.

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

For mom’s accessories, we had to add in more gold, right? The earrings and collar necklace are a bright gold, but the owl ring is more of a antiqued gold. Do you know my mother has 7 owl rings in her jewelry drawer? I counted!!

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

This olive green dress is one that my mom made many years ago. She wore it for our olive green series here, here (you can see it in it’s full glory in this one) & here.

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

Dress: Mom made it (similar here as a maxi or here as a shirt dress)~~Jacket: Together by Spiegel (similar here as a bomber or here longer)~~Boots: Nine West (similar here darker)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Ring: (similar here)

I may say it all the time, but I mean it all the time—thank you so much for reading! 

Charlotte’s photography by Kari Strand Photography

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  • Oh, Jodie, thank you so much for the shout out. I’m touched that my story about my dad’s fondness for combining red and burgundy inspired your outfit (and I’m so sorry for just getting around to see this post). I’m especially intrigued by your reference of It’s A Wrap because that store is just a stone’s throw away from me (or about a 20 minute drive) and I’d never heard of it before. The Husband and I will be checking it out THIS WEEKEND! You all look lovely as usual. Your inspiration and creativity is amazing and thank you for joining up with my Fine-Whatever link up.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ohhhh…I’m so jealous of your proximity to It’s a Wrap. Of course, it’s probably better that I don’t get there often!!
      You’ll have to let me know if you find anything fun. We’ve even gotten things for my husband at the store!!

  • Mary Kalpos

    Jodie I think that pattern that your mom is wearing is very pretty, very elegant. But I love the white outfit the most. It really does make the red pop and the gold blouse looks really nice with it, not overdone at all.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Mary!! I’ll be sure to tell Nancy that you liked her outfit—it always makes her day!

  • Love the mix of colors here Jodie, epecially the burgundy slacks and olive!
    thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jess!!
      Have a great weekend!!

  • I love these style and I love the models too! They look so please with the outfits. Well done to you! What a great job! I LOVE that bright gold collar necklace. Oh La La!!

    Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Su!!

  • Anna Marcus

    Not using black with red could be quite an undertaking which you carried out beautifully, Jodie. I totally understand why you bought those boots, they are great.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Anna!!

  • Red and burgundy looks absolutely amazing 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!!

  • nice combos! Thanks for sharing at DI & DI 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lori!!

  • Gorgeous, you three! Charlotte’s jacket is really special. Thanks for linking, xox


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Patti—she’ll love to hear you say that!!

  • You do such a good job setting up these posts, and your “models” look as if they are having so much fun!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for saying this Michele!! We do try to have fun now!! At first it seemed so serious and we were afraid we weren’t doing it right!! Luckily that has passed and it’s more fun to think of it as a game!!

  • I enjoy reading these post’s. Always puts ideas in my head! I would never have thought of putting Olive with Red, but it looks really good! Your all looking fabulous here so thanks for the inspo! And for joining me on the first link up. That means a lot xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the positive words, Laurie!!

  • Sarah Stockley

    I think the burgundy matches really well with the red and gold – all look very stylish. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Sarah!! It’s nice to know that others like what I put together!! 🙂

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    oh Jodie I love your trouser in burgundy with red and gold.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tina!! It’s definitely out of what I’d normally wear, but I think it’s fun!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    I think I like these outfits the best out of the whole series, Jodie. I love burgundy or maroon with red and that gold sweater adds a beautiful long line to your outfit. Also love your bag and shoes. Way to print mix. Ha, ha. Nancy and your mom’s outfits are lovely. Great job! – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!!
      Maybe we tend to like 3 colors together?? It’s fun to try out different combinations, I think!!
      ps…I got your email and will respond tomorrow!! You’re the best!! 🙂

  • All great outfits! And I really like your snakeskin boots! How unique! And what a fun story about where you bought them too. 🙂 Hope you ladies all have a great weekend!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lindsey!!

  • Coombe Mill (Fiona)

    I went to an ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ 50th party at the weekend and dressed over the top in gold. It was great fun but not at all stylish. I love ow you use the gold here with other colours for a tasteful look #FabFridayPost

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I bet you looked “absolutely fabulous” in your gold!! How fun to get all dressed up for a party!!
      Thanks for visiting, Coombe!!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    Since certain shades of gold have a lot of green in them, pairing with red looks amazing!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Wow, Terri….I never even thought of it that way!! That’s such a great observation!!

  • I’ve always loved gold and purple together but adding the red makes it so much more fun! Well done! Happy Friday!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Liz! Gold & purple?? How fabulous!! I’m going to have to start playing around with gold more!!

  • I’m in my forties but I couldn’t live without my jeans… In fact, I have three pairs but I love they look great with whatever you wear on top. I really like your red sweater, I had a similar one which I wore until it was torn.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s true that jeans are the 2000’s go to piece (IMO). And of course they go with everything! But I guess you can really tell I’m an old lady, because I don’t really think of it as a “color”, ha ha!!

      • Haha you are right as they don’t need to be “blue”. I’ve seen black ones but I prefer the blue ones in different shades.

  • I didn’t know black was bad luck, because that would have been my go-to color. And that is really cool your boots were a movie prop – do you have their history?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I don’t know the history of these boots, Lydia! Some of the pieces would have a label in them to tell you either which show they were in or sometimes just the company they were from (like Warner Brothers). And I totally can’t remember if and what the label said on these boots.
      I do remember that they had a rip in the leg portion near the calf area, so I ended up gluing in a black piece of material to close the gap. I also remember standing in line and saying to my husband…”I’m not sure if I should buy these” (they were $60), and the lady behind me said she thought they were fabulous. Funny how the say so from a stranger can make you rethink things, huh?

  • Love adding contrasting hues to this color scheme! Those snakeskin boots are amazing and loving your mom’s take with the olive color added. Beautiful looks!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathrine!!

  • Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)

    These look so colourful and warm. I’d not thought about it before, but I very rarely wear red, for some reason! Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jocelyn!!
      I know another woman said the same thing from Wednesday’s post and I asked her why? She said she didn’t like to stand out that much!!

  • Love these colours together! Jodie you are whipping out some really cute bags these days! I love today’s checked one. Have a great weekend.

    Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have been adding to my purse collection—I blame it all on blogging, LOL!!
      Thanks for the love, Gemma!!

  • You all picked such great colors! I am especially loving the burgundy. Burgundy and red is such a pretty color combo.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know I would never have put this combination together in the past—it almost seems to clash for me! But I think either the gold duster helps subdue the two colors, or I’m open to new things now! Either way, I’m glad I tried it!!
      Thanks for the love, Amy!

  • Red, gold & olive makes olive green look so luxe! who would have thought?! Also love it with burgundy bc that’s one of my favorite shades to wear!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is interesting the combinations you can come up with!
      I really wouldn’t have ever put together the red & burgundy because it almost seems to clash! But hey…I’m more open to clashing now!! 🙂

  • Judy Gramith

    Good heavens but you ALL look just stunning!!
    Jodie, I love your boots and your little plaid bag.
    Nancy, I’ve said it before but red brings out your rosy checks to perfection! !
    Charlotte, You win my prize. Your vest has a very Asian vibe!! I also love the little owl ring.
    I’m sitting in the Minneapolis airport waiting to take off for my blogger meetup.
    SO EXCITED!!!!!
    Wish you were coming to Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so very, very much for your inspirational comments, Jude! It’s always so nice to hear the positive things!
      I’m very bummed I couldn’t be there this weekend!! I know we’ll meet sometime in the future though—you’ve been such a wonder and great friend!!
      Have fun & please say hi to everyone for me!!

  • Queen of Rods

    Cute handbag, Jodie. I’m a fan of Nancy’s sweater with the white jeans too. However, your mother’s outfit resonates with me the most…from top to bottom, all of the pieces go so well together 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Janet!!
      My mom certainly has quite the selection to choose from—as she always say, she’s had a long time to accumulate these items, ha ha!
      Happy Friday and thanks so much for giving your thoughts all the time…I really appreciate it!

  • I think this time I like your mom’s colors. The olive is so complementary to the red and gold. It looks tailored and sophisticated and not a riot of color you would expect with red and gold. How you ladies come up with all these themes really blows my mind. You have a deep well of creativity me thinks. Have a great weekend Jodie!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hah—-creative, crazy, call it what you want, LOL!!
      But this theme is all Sheela! But I do think it’s fun to see how versatile we can be with our clothing!!
      Thanks for the love—my mom will be so happy to hear your comment, Julia!!

  • mom2h

    Girl, I love those snake boots! I bet they are versatile, too. And I wanted to get a long sweater this year, but spring is just a few weeks away here, so unless I find the perfect one on sale, I’d better wait.
    I saw you purchased something in Littleton. My cousin and her family live there.
    Have a great weekend!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for the boot love!! They really have been a fun purchase!!
      You probably can find a great long sweater on sale soon—to me that’s the perfect time to buy it!! 🙂
      And what a small world about your cousin! Have you ever visited?

  • Mamabops

    I like seeing how everyone styled the similar color combo. I don’t wear either of these colors very often, but there is some great inspiration here! Stopping by from the Fanday Friday linkup 🙂


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tricia!!
      It’s definitely not a color combination that I would go to usually, but I think it works nicely!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    Well, you rocked this color combo. I always think of an Asian vibe when i think of those two colors, I like your color combo and yes the gold sweater breaks it up nicely. Nancy’s look has a fun sporty vibe that could be upped with slip on sneakers. The boots in Mom’s look work well in addition to keeping her warm, lol

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tracey! I guess it makes sense that this color combo brings up the Asian vibe–since it’s the theme for the Chinese New Year. It’s interesting that I’ve never really thought about them together!!
      I love the idea of the slip on sneakers for Nancy’s outfit. She hasn’t been too excited about getting any, but maybe now??
      Happy weekend, and thanks so much for including mom & Nancy in your compliments!!