3 Secrets To Wearing Red In Spring

Happy #FASHIONWEDNESDAY!! 🙂 It’s been SUCH a wonderful week here in St. Louis, MO. I had a FANTASTIC shoot with my favorite photographer, Erin Stubblefield, yesterday (check my instagram stories for behind the scenes HERE). Spring is starting to come to an end, but we still have two and a half good weeks to live up our favorite spring fashion! This year I’ve been all about crushing fashion “rules” people throw my way. Today we are going to tackle “you can’t wear red in spring”. I wish I could say I was kidding, but someone actually told me this! WHAT? So, here I am, back again to prove them w r o n g. I tackled the whole “you can’t wear a body con dress in spring” earlier this season (check that post out HERE), and I’m ready to dispel this one, too. Let’s dive into this.

How To Wear Red In Spring

red in spring

STEP ONE: Pick your shade of red.

This is extremely important because not everyone can pull off the same shade of red. It all depends on your undertones. To find yours, look at the color of your veins in your forearms in natural sunlight. They will shine either blue or green. If you have green undertones, an orange-red is going to be the MOST flattering shade for you. If you have blue undertones, a blue-red will be absolutely STUNNING on you. I am blue toned, so I always choose to go more blue-red than orange-red. It’s all in the details! #HOLLA

red in spring

red in spring

STEP TWO: Dress it up or dress it down.

Red sundresses are absolutely stunning (I’m talking something totally 50’s inspired), but I opted a little dressier. This just goes to show you that this look can be worn several ways. To keep this dressy, I specifically chose accessories that added to this look. I decided on black heels, a gold belt, my favorite Coach bag and a fun statement necklace. This look would be PERFECT for going to a play or out on a date with your SO (or a date with yourself). 

red in spring

STEP THREE: Pick the style.

Choosing a dress based on your body type is going to be a big part of pulling this entire look off. I love, love, love this A line dress. I have a slight obsession with this style of dress because of my body type. It sits at the tiniest part of my body, and hides my hips a little bit more so I feel like it flatters me more than any other style. The high neck and sleeveless look is classic. This really gives me a 60s vibe that I am adoring lately. My advice to you when choosing a dress is to find one that shows off your favorite part of your body. YOU DO YOU, BOO.

red in spring

red in spring


I think this style really speaks for itself — red does NOT have to be saved for fall and winter. You absolutely can look fantastic in the springtime in red. My goal in LIFE is to show you all how to rock colors all year round so you get the MOST out of your closet. Because — fo’ real, who has time to be buying brand new clothes every week? NOT I. 

red in spring


red in spring

Do YOU wear red in the spring time? What is your favorite way to pull off this universal shade? Let me know in the comments below!!

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Taylor Mobley


  1. Jasmine | 10th May 17

    This red is stunning. My best friend is planning to do a 30th birthday where we need to dress up and I want to wear a red dress. Just hope I can find one. lol

    • Taylor Mobley | 10th May 17

      Thanks girlfriend!!! I love love love red. It makes me feel totally sexy! I’m sure you’ll find something spectacular!

  2. Dominique | 10th May 17

    Gorgeous pictures, T! Love how you paired everything with gold accents.

  3. POOJA MITRA | 10th May 17

    Love your fashion style. You look gorgeous.

  4. Emily Lunstroth | 10th May 17

    I have been trying to wear more color and red is 100% on the list!

  5. Anali Martinez | 10th May 17

    LOVE IT! Red is one of my favorite colors to wear all the time! Love how you showed how to wear it in spring!

  6. Leslie | 10th May 17

    Gorgeous colour! I’m a sucker for red and have at least five red dresses haha. Great for anytime of the year.

  7. Ariana | 10th May 17

    You are ROCKIN that red dress, girl! I’ve never really liked red on me, but you’re making me want to try it again!


  8. Jenny | 10th May 17

    This dress is so pretty! Love the eyelet detail.

  9. Adaleta | 10th May 17

    Red is such a fun colour!! I love these tips to wear it in spring!!

  10. cara | 10th May 17

    You’re a stunner in this red dress! It’s so fun! 🙂

  11. Alison @ Puppies & Pretties | 10th May 17

    What! Not wearing red in the spring is crazy! Why wouldn’t you want to? I love this look on you!

  12. Mary | 10th May 17

    such a gorgeous red dress, it looks great with your skin tone!

  13. Amanda Kruse | 10th May 17

    Red is such a pretty color! I need to start wearing it more often!

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  14. Silvia | 10th May 17

    I love red anytime of year! You look beautiful here!

  15. Beth | 11th May 17

    You are certainly rockin’ that red, Taylor. You look fabulous!! Love it for Spring!

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

  16. Rachel Ritlop | 11th May 17

    Your photos are stunning!! that dress is so pretty! I feel like you can always wear red!

  17. Caroline | 11th May 17

    You are ROCKING that red girl! Love it

  18. Iliana | 11th May 17

    This dress is perfect on you! It fits you like a glove and it’s the perfect statement. Thank you for the tips because I have a red dress I want to wear to a wedding and this post it’s perfect reference!

    Iliana | http://www.sophisticatedfashionista.com

  19. Stephanie | 11th May 17

    ummmm whoever said you can’t wear red in the spring is absolutely nuts! i mean, hellooooo – valentine’s day is right at the end of winter and close to beginning of spring and red is killer during that time. but i also think it looks SO cute on gingham in the summer (picnic, anyone?). there’s so many options with fierce red. i love these shots of you and that vibrant red on you!

    stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • Taylor Mobley | 11th May 17

      RIGHT???? That’s what I think too!! The gingham is the perfect way to wear red!

  20. Jen | 11th May 17

    Red looks gorgeous on you! I want a red dress now!

  21. Thomas Falkenstedt | 11th May 17

    Whoever said you can’t wear red in spring must have missed out on this post as this proves them wrong. Red is a perfect color in springtime and you show us how it’s done for sure! Love your tips and your self confidence is really coming through in these pictures!


    • Taylor Mobley | 11th May 17

      Thank you Thomas!! I really appreciate your comment! I am SO glad I pulled it off well!!!

  22. Laurelle | 11th May 17

    I can’t believe someone told you you can’t do something!?! Let alone wear a color!?! So weird… But you showed them wrong in this post! You look lovely! And your tips are so helpful!! I never knew to look at my veins to see which type of red I should wear! Thanks so much for such a content-rich post! 🙂

  23. Emily | 11th May 17

    Girllll red is your color!! You look so good in this dress, that shade really is perfect. And a-line – YES! It’s always such a flattering shape, and this one doesn’t disappoint. You have me wanting to go find a classy red dress!

  24. Stephanie | 11th May 17

    Red is so your color! This shade compliemts your hair and skintone perfectly. Also love the pretty detailing on your dres!

    Stephanie | http://www.dotsandhoney.com

  25. Alyssa Dawson | 11th May 17

    these pictures are beautiful!! and I seriously love your dress!!!

  26. Bailey | 12th May 17

    Oh I love this dress! So flattering and timeless! The details are just perfect!!

  27. Lauren | 12th May 17

    Love the advice! This red looks great on you. I always think of red for the holidays, so this was so helpful 🙂


    Lauren // http://www.mylifeaslaurr.com

    • Taylor Mobley | 14th May 17

      Thanks Lauren!!! Lots of people think that way — but it’s nice to know you can wear things year round.

  28. Greta | 12th May 17

    Red is a gorgeous color on you! I can’t wear bright reds like this, but love a good orange/red!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    • Taylor Mobley | 14th May 17

      It’s all about finding the PERFECT red for you!

  29. Nicole | 13th May 17

    Red has always been my go to color! I love this dress on you!!

  30. Author Brandi Kennedy | 25th May 17

    I love that you’ve been coming out to speak against the “you can’t” style of today’s fashion. I tend to that if you want to, you can, and I like that you’re giving helpful suggestions for people who want to buck the traditions and embrace their own style.

    Plus, you look amazing in that dress, I don’t care what season it is.

    • Taylor Mobley | 25th May 17

      Yes! Thank you so much girlfriend! Embrace whatever styles suit YOU!

  31. Internationalcaty | 4th Jun 17

    One of my favorite color. Red can brighten your day. The color looks great on you

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