Different Colors You Can Pair with Red & Gold

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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)

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Charlotte’s photography by Kari Strand Photography

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I found many different object with red and gold as the theme—what’s your fave?