Trying red pants with leopard and with blush

Recently I posted that I struggle with styling a favorite pair of red pants. Right now the weather is perfect for them. Debbie suggested an animal print top. 1-3 is a sleeveless version. 4 is a sheer long sleeved blouse that moves around too much without some kind of topper.
5 is a layering of blush tee and jacket. The blush is darker than the photo indicates, more of a midtone.
What works? What doesn't do you have ideas for improvements?

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  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    I really like the dark jacket in the first pictures with the red, but am not sure the animal print is the best top under it. Maybe white? I do like how the light combination looks in #5.

  • jackiec replied 3 years ago

    I like the white combination, and I like the animal print top but without the black jacket. With the black jacket I'd put a different top underneath, as Shevia suggests. But the pants seem really versatile!

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    All outfits work well, Joy. I particularly like #5 with the blush because it looks more Spring-y. 

  • crutcher replied 3 years ago

    I like the animal print and the red...I have had to wait for spring to wear my leopard skirt so I am considering it a neutral and wearing it as such...The blush and red is fresh and different...The darker jacket would work on a grey day like today...Somehow having grey skies and a white jacket with cool temps doesn't program..Either way, you look wonderfully chic...

  • Missey replied 3 years ago

    I love the blush with the red...very complementary with your coloring.  I like the idea of the leopard print with the red, but this one is too dark to my eye.  I think a print that was more spaced out on a light background would be less "heavy" looking. 

  • greycat6 replied 3 years ago

    You look adorable! My favorite is 5 because it plays well especially with your coloring and looks like spring as Angie suggests. Agreeing with other's comments about the black jacket and sleeveless blouse combination. I do like the color of either of those items separately with the red pants just not the shapes together.

  • Carole replied 3 years ago

    I really like all of these, Joy...and think the animal print top looks great with red pants, winner! I really love the modern look of 5, too. Great job getting finding ways to wear your red orphan! I have a pair of red skinny denim that Dont get much wear, either, so I'm taking notes!

  • Thistle replied 3 years ago

    I really like these, especially the leopard and red both with and without the jacket!  I am much less sure about the blush. Could just be my eye or my monitor.

  • kellygirl replied 3 years ago

    I like 2 and 5 the best. Red and black look more like a winter pairing to me but I'm definitely no expert. What about red and grey? I love that combination. 

  • AM replied 3 years ago

    I like both! These pants are very versatile. 

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    #4 really captures my fancy. It might be the vest paired with the soft *frilly* blouse.

  • Debbie replied 3 years ago

    Two and five are my favorites. Do you have a sheer topper for two?

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you all for your comments.
    Shevia and Thistle, I liked blush with the red but was not particularly satisfied with the look in 5. I tried tucking the tee but it just wasn't working.
    Angie and grey at, I like blush with the red, especially the jacket. A different top may work better.
    Jackie and Shevia, I ended up wearing the first look with the jacket because I needed the warmth, but I can see that the colors may be better for a Fall day. Do you think that a black/white striped top would work?
    Kellygirl, I like your idea of grey instead of black.
    Carole, Crutcher, AM, and Rachylou, thank you for your encouragement.
    Missey, you make an excellent point about the pattern of animal print.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Debbie! A sheer top is a wardrobe hole. The closest thing I have is a sheer black buttondown shirt that possibly could be worn over the top in 2.

  • fuzzylogic replied 3 years ago

    Oh wow. You have impeccable style, Joy! I like the first outfit best.

  • Staysfit replied 3 years ago

    I like the first outfit best and I also like the blush. I think you now have two ways to wear your red pants!

  • unfrumped replied 3 years ago

    I love the color of the pants. Just yossing an idea out- sometimes for me, chambray or denim shirts work as neutrals but also " magic colors" with colors or prints that seem to not quite go with other things. Like jeans in reverse.

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