Red Denim + Plum

The Red Denim Diaries – Part Four

The Red Denim Diaries is a special series of posts featuring the piece of clothing I’m living in this fall, my new red jeans.  This is the fourth and final post in the series.  You can also see how I styled them with an orange tee, brown cardi and floral scarf here , a chambray shirt and scarf here and a striped tee and leopard flats here.

For my final post featuring my red jeans, I decided to go with something a little out of the ordinary for me.  I held my jeans up and picked out the most unlikely color that I would pair them with and went from there.  That’s how this plum shirt ended up in this look.  And I’ve been dying to wear this leopard print calf hair belt with orange details ever since I bought it a few weeks ago.  Plum, red, orange and leopard together?  Why not!

When I walked out of the bedroom for my photo session, my hubby said “umm, you don’t match”.  Yep, that’s kind of the point.  🙂

 Bailey, our golden retriever manages to sneak into every shot!

 I got this belt on clearance at Loft for $14.99.

My most favorite boots.  Bailey got into this picture too, camera hog!

[Shirt:  Target (last season), Jeans:  Joe’s Jeans, Boots:  Loft (Similar), Belt:  Loft, Earrings:  Target, Watch:  New York & Co., Bracelet:  Target (last season)]

It’s Your Turn:  Would you wear red with plum?  What’s your favorite unlikely color combination you’ve worn lately?  Tell me in the comments.

Check  out these links for even more outfit inspiration.

  The Pleated Poppy, Wardrobe Wednesday, Rae Gun Ramblings,  What I Wore Wednesday, Two Thirty Five Designs, Favorite Frock Fridays, Friday Finds and Favorites




  1. H&K Style Journey

    This is my favorite look from this series! Red and plum look fab together. My husband makes comments about my clothes too, but I just smile and ignore him 🙂 I use the color wheel to create crazy color combos. It’s fun! Heather

    • PrettyOn

      What a great idea to use the color wheel! One of my fashion goals this year is to get more adventurous with color pairings. Thanks for that tip!

  2. Heather

    These colors look great together – I love pairing colors in the same family… and yes those are amazing boots! Hello to your furry friend 😉

    Pearls & Paws

    • PrettyOn

      Thanks Heather!

  3. Four Seasons One Wardrobe

    H&M featured a lot of red and plum combinations in their autumn/winter catalogue and I loved it then, and I love it on you too! You look great! The boots are very nice too!

    • PrettyOn

      Thanks so much! I’ll have to check out the H&M catalog, maybe some more inspiration in there. 🙂

  4. Jen @ Cuddles and Chaos

    I never would have thought of pairing red with the plum, but I’m actually looooving it. Way to be adventurous!

    • PrettyOn

      It’s fun to tap into the adventurous side with color. Thanks Jen!

  5. Evani

    If you had asked me prior to this post, maybe I’d say no but after seeing you in plum and red, I say yes! Beautiful styling 🙂

    • PrettyOn

      Thanks Evani, I think I’ll put this outfit on repeat, I really love these colors!

  6. Jenny

    I love those boots! And colored jeans are the best…I wish I had every color!

  7. Jess B

    Oh, I do love those jeans. I really like the relaxed yet fitted style of your top, and it goes really well with the red! Now I’m rethinking my wardrobe to see what different colour matches I can make…

  8. Erin

    You make not matching look good. 🙂 I will have to check out your other red pants posts, I have a pair that I love and it’s always fun to get new ideas.

    • PrettyOn

      Thanks Erin, who knew red pants could be so versatile!

  9. Adin U. Blankenship

    I still need me a pair of red pants. 🙂 I love your boots! You are looking lovely. 🙂

  10. Clare

    I’d totally wear red and plum together! I actually just got a plum dress and am debating on wearing it with red leggings! This outfit gave me some inspiration and courage to do so! Rock on!

    Understated Classics

  11. Beth @ dot in the city

    My doggie always jumps in outfit photos too 🙂 It’s like they know…Love your look! The reddish pants are so fun and I always love wearing boots in fall! Thanks for linking up too 🙂

  12. Tia @ The Chic SAHM

    I have been searching for a pair of red jeans. I have a berry color that I love but I really want a red pair! Love the leopard print belt too!

  13. erika @ rouge&whimsy

    I think you look great! 🙂 And if you feel great in it, that’s what matters.
    Thanks for linking up today!

  14. Miriam

    Love the red and plum together. Lovely to have you at wardrobe weds

  15. Anne

    What a fun idea for a series – I have a couple of pairs of colored jeans that I’ve been mixing and matching similarly. This is a beautiful palette – love the branching out from the “safer” neutrals that I tend to put with my colored jeans.

  16. Jess - J's Style

    I really like these colors together! I’ve tried a darker teal with a burnt orange for fall and really like that combination too!

    Jess – J’s Style



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