Red and black: my go-to colours this season

Red and black

I don’t know why but lately, most of what I’ve been buying seems to be red and black. Perhaps it’s simply because there is a lot of it in the shops at the moment, or because I’m just drawn to it, I’m not entirely sure. But red and black is a colour combination I love.

Let’s go back a couple of months ago, when I bought a white v-neck tee in Mango. I loved the fabric and the way it hung so much that I immediately went online and bought the same t-shirt in white and in red (although it turned out to be more orange than red). A few weeks later I picked up a round-neck black tee and a red wool sweater in Benetton—it was during the same shopping spree that I bought my gorgeous red and black handbag from Desigual.

Some time later, I spotted these fabulous red and black sneakers in Asics and they were so massively reduced that I simply could not say no. They came home with me (naturally). Last week I ordered a long sleeved red tee from H&M and a little black sleeveless sweater. The tee is a bit snug though, which is annoying because I picked up my usual size (S). But it’ll do to wear underneath my sweaters.

Red and black

A few days later, I stumbled upon another bargain in the Cyber Monday sale. A pair of red mom jeans. I ordered them immediately because I thought they were the exact same pair of jeans that I bought in beige a few months ago. They arrived yesterday, but I stupidly realised they’re not the same pair because they’re from a different store! My beige jeans were from Stradivarius and the red ones are from Bershka. DOH! I ordered them in a 40 (like the beige ones)…but I haven’t tried them on yet. In Bershka, I often need a 42 or sometimes a 44, so it should be amusing to try, to say the least! I’ll keep you posted.

I sound like a massive shopaholic, don’t I? But to be fair, almost everything I bought was reduced in the sales lol. I have bought a few other things lately though too…but I’ll keep that for another day 😉

So what am I wearing in these very boring walking the dog photos? Well, the black / grey jeans were a bargain buy earlier this year from H&M. They’re a very flattering shape—thigh-hugging flares with a high waist. I’m not over keen on them though, because they don’t have front pockets, but I hid that with my red Benetton sweater. I added a black cotton snood, my red and black Asics, my black Stellar jacket and some red earrings (as well as some red lippy!) for a casual look.

Are you a fan of red and black? Or do you find the combination too stark?



    • Suzy
      December 7, 2022 / 3:28 pm

      Mireille, I’ve also been drawn to tans and creams lately too. As well as the reds and blacks, I’ve found myself buying a few neutral pieces too, which is highly unusual for me lol! I’m looking forward to seeing your festive pieces!
      hugs xx

  1. December 6, 2022 / 8:48 pm

    I adore black and red together. I find myself buying a lot of black and white, especially patterns, and then accessorizing with a pop of red or other bright colour. Your red lippy is fabulous, Suzy! I have similarly shaped jeans that I wear around the house (they’re very stretchy) so that I maintain a modicum of class for my husband, lol.

    • Suzy
      December 7, 2022 / 3:27 pm

      Thanks so much, Sheila! I often wearing stretchy jeans around the house…I want to be able to move and stretch whenever I feel the need!

  2. December 6, 2022 / 9:04 pm

    Those sneakers with the red rim are terrific – I can see why you chose them! I definitely start wearing more red and black as Christmas approaches.

    • Suzy
      December 7, 2022 / 3:25 pm

      Thanks Sally! You know, I hadn’t even thought about the red for the festive season lol. Perhaps that’s why it’s appealing to me so much at the moment xx

  3. mummabstylish
    December 7, 2022 / 10:43 pm

    One I’d wear too Suzy. You look well and I hope the weather is being kind to you. Jacqui x

  4. December 9, 2022 / 4:31 pm

    I love to mix black, white and red. The trainers are fab – I’m addicted to buying trainers! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  5. December 14, 2022 / 11:45 am

    I love red and black and recently realized that it is the color combination that I probably wear most frequently despite green and blue being my first two favorite colors. I wore red and black to a Christmas party last week. You look so cute and cozy in this red and black outfit! And how great are those sneakers…fabulous bargain, too!


    • Suzy
      December 14, 2022 / 6:22 pm

      Thank you so much, Shelbee! Yesterday I did an online quiz (Kettlewell Colours that Gail—Is This Mutton—frequently talks about) and discovered I’m a ‘Winter’ which explains why I prefer to wear brighter, more joyful colours. Although this neutral look was a break from the norm, I think I’d much rather stick to what makes me happy <3
      Hugs xx

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