🔥How to Rock Red as a Redhead🔥

A Musing

  Hey, guys! ❤️ I hope you all have been having a great weekend! This next post was actually inspired by a comment that Oceauxnic left on another post of mine. She had asked me if I had any tips, as a redhead myself, for wearing the color red!

  Red is such a bold and powerful color! 🔥 Whenever you wear it, it tends to take center stage and catch the eye. To make things even more complicated, there are hundred of different shades of red when it comes to clothing and hair! So, here are some tips I have for helping you rock your best red! ❤️

1. Determine what shade of red hair you have.

 There are cool shades of red and warm shades of red, light, medium and dark shades as well. I am a strawberry blonde 🍓, so I am on the lighter shade of the spectrum. For that reason, I have found that I tend to hate myself when I wear pastels, but especially pastel pinks. Figure out what shade of red your hair is closest to! Skin tone can also play a factor in what shades look best on you and which don’t. I am technically an autumn and so I tend to look great in browns, greens and purples and I have very fair skin, like a majority of natural redheads do. 

2. Look through your wardrobe and be objective.

 When you look in your closet, do you see several different shades of red or just one shade? If you have a lot of the same color red and you don’t like how it looks on you, you may need to change it up! 

 Some of us look great in bright reds, some of us lean more towards dark, almost burgundy reds. Using what you now know about your hair color and skin tone, try these red pieces of clothing on and decide if they still work for you.

3. Go shopping for lipstick.

  If you are still having trouble determining what reds look best on you and don’t want to ditch your red clothes yet, I highly recommend going lipstick shopping! 💄 

  This is probably the easiest and best way to see what reds work with your hair and skin tone!


 You can do swatches like this on your arm or have a salesperson help match you to some great red tones. Pictured above, I have Anew Perfectly Natural(an Avon brand), Revlon Wine With Everything, Revlon Certainly Red and NARS Fire Down Below. 

  I tend to like myself in lipsticks that have a hint of warm, orange tones or pink tones. The Revlon Certainly Red is the exception to the rule—it is a red with blue undertones and is much cooler and a true, bright red.

 Lipstick is an excellent way to rock red when it comes to makeup! I usually stick to more natural nudes, pinks and occasionally a bubblegum pink if I’m feeling fun, but red lipstick instantly kicks your look up a notch!

4. Seeing Red All Over!

 Sometimes, you just want to wear all red! Now that you hopefully have a better idea of what reds look best on you, go for it! This dress I have is a bright and cool red, which I think tends to look good with my lighter hair.

 This second dress is a darker shade of red, more like the shade I love when it comes to lipsticks! They give off different tones. I tend to think the first looks better with my hair/skin tone, but I love them both! What do you think?

5. Wear red on bottom or top only.

 I am a big fan of this tip! Since red is such a strong color, I like to wear it either on bottom or on top. I tend to prefer wearing it on bottom, if I had to pick!

 My reason for this is that, when red is worn as a skirt or pair of pants, it is a little further away from your hair and thus doesn’t clash as much. For that reason, I think it is easier to even wear those shades of red that maybe don’t look the best, but you love them anyway! ❤️

  It also helps create a cohesive look with just a pop of color that adds interest to your outfit! (Sidenote: I’ve been looking for some red shoes, actually! They’re so classic! 👠)

6. Wear red as an accessory.

  I love wearing red as an accessory! 😍

  Whether it’s a scarf, jewelry, a purse, shoes, a hat, whatever, red accessories can be so fun! Just like with lipstick, accessories can be a small way to wear red, but it can make a huge statement!

7. Get clothes that have patterns in red on them.

  I, unfortunately, don’t have any great examples of this in my own closet, but here is a picture I found of a white dress with red polka dots!

 I love simple patterns like polka dots, florals or stripes! If you want to slowly integrate red into your wardrobe, since it can be a little overwhelming, try going for a pattern that incorporates red instead of a solid red piece of clothing!

  A dress like this is still fun and has a pop of red and would look awesome with red heels and jewelry! I think patterns are an exception to your color palette sometimes too. A dress that has smaller doses of red like the one above would probably look pretty well with all the different shades of red hair out there!

 Well, that is all my tips for how you can rock red clothing as a redhead! Do you all have any other tips? What color red hair do you have and what color red do you think looks best with it?


The Girl Behind The Redhead Chronicles

A Musing

  The Little Redhead Girl in Charlie Brown. Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Daphne from Scooby Doo. Cheryl Blossom from the Archie Comics. What is it with our obsession with redheads, gingers or carrot tops, as we’re often called?

   I’ve been meaning to do a post like this for a while now. One of my readers commented on one of my older list posts, 10 Reasons Not To Mess With Redheads, and talked about how she and her husband were both redheads and all of the fun they had together! It made me smile because all my life, my hair has been a big part of my personality too.
  When I first started this blog, I played around with names, but The Redhead Chronicles came to me pretty quickly. It seemed like the natural choice—I’m a natural born redhead, whose hair has changed from red, to carrot orange, to strawberry blonde over the years. 

   As for the “Chronicles” part, it seemed to me the perfect word to kind of pull all the elements of my life together. The part of me that loves travel, fashion, culture, estate sales, & the part of me who was an ex culinarian, holding nearly every job in the restaurant biz. 

  For me, The Redhead Chronicles is purely me, just in blog form, sharing my dreams, passions…and occasionally my rants. 🤗😂

  I started this blog in the hopes that I could impart my redheaded spirit to all my readers, sharing things I love to do and my journey through the last 6 years, going from being in restaurant jobs to owning my own petsitting business, which has freed up so much of my time to travel and do the things I love. ❤️

 I would love to do a Q&A post at some point, if there’s actually any questions you all might have for me or you would actually care to know. 

  In the meantime, I found some of these Facts About Redheads, which I found interesting!
1. MC1R is the gene responsible for red hair. It is a genetic mutation. So, we’re technically mutants. *cue The X-Men theme*

2. Only 2 % of the world has red hair. So, we’re not only mutants, but rare mutants. 

3. Redheads are more sensitive to changes in temperature and have to be put under with more anesthesia, although no one really knows why.

4. Hitler apparently thought redheads shouldn’t marry other redheads because this would produce “demon children”. 🙄 Makes me want to dig him up and slap him in the face.

5. Some famous natural redheads include: Marilyn Monroe(before Hollywood got ahold of her), Queen Elizabeth I, Galileo, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, & Chuck Norris, so we win. 👍🏻

 Do you all know any redheads or have any in your life? Or are you a redhead yourself? If you know some, tell them how awesome they are! And if you are one yourself, embrace your individuality!