When it comes to spring and summer attire, we don't tend to think of putting red and black together—to us, this screams Christmas party. Lately, however, a handful of our favourite style stars are all about incorporating the rich combination into their wardrobe's rotation, so whoever says you have to stick to pastels and neutrals post-winter is clearly misguided. From Irina Shayk’s sultry-chic look at L’Oréal’s Red Obsession party to Selena Gomez’s cool-girl combo on the streets of Paris Fashion Week, this styling trick looks here to stay. Keep scrolling to see how some of your favourite influencers and celebs are wearing this look and to shop our roundup of black-and-red wardrobe essentials.
Selena Gomez showed off the strong colour combo earlier this month on the streets of Paris, wearing a Wolford bodysuit with her red leather Louis Vuitton pants.
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Irina Shayk looked sultry chic at the L’Oréal Red Obsession party in Paris, where she paired her Dior minidress with an oversize black blazer.
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Jaime King attended An Icon Re-Imagined at the Beverly Center earlier this month looking fashion forward in a black Wolford sweater underneath her red Tory Burch Crêpe Jumpsuit (£450).
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At the Sonia Rykiel show, Immy Waterhouse introduced us to the sportier side of this trend in her cutting-edge short suit.
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Olivia Wilde opted for casual cool at the Atlantic Theater Company Actors’ Choice Gala in black flared trousers, a red Smythe blazer, and Bella Freud’s 1970 Wool Sweater (£280).
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Devon Windsor arrived to the H&M show flaunting her flawless abs in a black crop top and red trousers. By adding a cozy sweater and ankle boots, she manifested all things effortless chic.
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Last week, Emmy Rossum looked radiant on the red carpet at Showtime’s screening and panel discussion with the women of Shameless. Her Oscar de la Renta dress offered a feminine take on the pairing of red and black, with its embroidered floral print and hourglass shape.
Shop our roundup of red and black essentials below.