Fuchsia & Red

pink and redCalvin Klein blouse  /  TJ Maxx red pants (similar)  /  Nine West nude heels  /  DSW clutch   (similar) /  Forever 21 necklace (sold out, similar)  /  Betsey Johnson flower earrings

This fuchsia and red combo is my take on the monochrome trend that I’ve been seeing everywhere lately. Although I’ve been known to rock head-to-toe black, I don’t think that really classifies as monochrome, does it? Pink and red go together well, so I thought I’d try a fuchsia instead of pink. I definitely felt like a human Valentine, but in the best way possible, of course. I kept my accessories neutral, but couldn’t resist putting some color on my lips. I am a girl after all.

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  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    This is a great way to make a simple outfit fun, just by playing with the colors. Love the monochrome look and these colors work well with your skin tone.


    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/LakenMoon Simona

    Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love the color combo and that lipstick on you.



  • Meghan Mee

    <3 this combo on u! u look gorgeous!

    XO Meghan

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      than you!

  • http://twitter.com/ashnfashn ashnfashn

    You look so pretty! Love fuchsia and red together… and can we talk about your gorgeous hair?! Not fair.

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Aw thanks Ashley! I think you have beautiful hair, so I’m not sure what you’re talking about 😉

  • http://www.crazytragicalmostmagic.com/ Michael

    I don’t think I could ever personally get over the stigma of mixing these two colors but it looks good. I like fashion but clearly I’m repressed :)

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      haha thanks :)

  • fromproseccotoplaid

    These colors look great on you!! So pretty. xo, Julie

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      thank you Julie!

  • http://www.alwaysmaylee.com/ Always Maylee

    Love the fuchsia and red together. You look beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Thanks so much Yi-chia!

  • Viviana Carmona

    Love this color combination and the fuchsia blouse is perfect!

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel


  • http://www.othersideofgray.blogspot.com/ Annie

    Such a fabulous color combo – you look so gorgeous Rachel!

    The Other Side of Gray

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Thank you Annie!

  • http://www.rachelslookbook.com/ Rachel

    Fuchsia and red?! YES so perfect. Love your necklace too, it is gorgeous… but not quite as gorgeous as you :)

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Aw shucks Rachel!

  • Simple Easy Style

    I love the colors of this outfit, the fuchsia and dark red look great together! Please check out my blog and enter my Friday Link Up! :)


  • http://lestylorouge.com/ Ashley White

    Gorgeous! Love the fuchsia with the bright lip! :)


    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      thanks Ashley!

  • http://bubblyinbrooklyn.blogspot.com/ Brenna – Bubbly in Brooklyn

    Ooooh, I love the monochromatic look. Red + fuschia = dreamy.

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Thanks Brenna!

  • http://www.fashionedible.com/ FashionEdible

    Fuschia is such a flattering color! Also, love the color of your lipstick, so pretty!

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/drmngincashmere Amy Bishop

    Fuschia is your color! I think it is honestly one of the best colors for brunettes, especially if they have olive skin, like you. Love this look!!

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      aw thank you! I swear I’m pale, but the camera and some makeup make me look a little darker :)

  • http://thebarnblog.com/ Allyssa

    I love these two colors together! And like others have said, fuchsia looks amazing on you!

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Thanks! I’ve never heard it before I wore this shirt, which is so odd!

  • becauseshannasaidso

    Wow!!! You look absolutely beautiful!!! These are YOUR colors!! Loving those bold lips!!!

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Thank you so much Shanna!

  • amylshaughnessy

    I love these two colors together! And the lipstick is perfect. You look so stunning.


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Thank you so much Amy <3

  • Melissa

    These colours look stunning on you


    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Thank you!

  • Chelsie | Chelsie, Darling

    Love the bold colors! Love the lips! Love everything!

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Thanks Chels!

  • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

    You are so gorgeous – fuchsia is a great color on you!

  • dancingwithashley

    A “human valentine” is the way to go!! Such a cute outfit, Rach!


    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      haha thanks Ashley!

  • Claire C

    I never would have thought about pairing those colors together – it’s a fun look!


    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Thanks Claire!

  • http://twitter.com/KellyAnnNYC Kelly Ann

    This look is absolutely gorgeous, maybe my favorite look of yours ever, and your hair is getting so long!

    Sparkles and Shoes

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Thank you Kelly- it looks so long when I straighten it!

  • http://www.southerncabelle.com/ Ashley

    You are the cutest human valentine I’ve ever seen!



    Southern (California) Belle

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      aw thanks Ashley! :)

  • GiovannaPacini

    Love the color combo! Great top!


    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      thanks dear!

  • http://kristinadoestheinternets.blogspot.com/ Kristina Anderson

    Who doesn’t want to be a human valentine?!

    Kristina does the Internets

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      True! 😛

  • http://twitter.com/MeganFrugalista Megan Zietz
  • Emily

    So cute! I love the mixing of these colors.

    Isn’t That Charming.

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      thanks Emily!

  • fleurdelyss

    You mean to tell me my daily ensemble of head-to-toe black is not monochrome? I thought I was finally on trend?!?! Haha, I’m kidding, but I do love this look. What I especially love is that lippie!

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      haha I wear black on black a lot actually, so I support it!

  • http://twitter.com/PopCBlog Julie Lan

    the two colors together looks great!! and you have an adorable smile 😀

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      thank you!

  • http://www.myhereandnowlife.com/ Jessica @ Here&Now

    such a pretty color combo! I love the chic neutral accessories!


    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      thanks Jessica!

  • aloynd

    I love this look! A cute, chic valentine if you insist.
    xo Annie

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      thanks Annie!

  • http://twitter.com/yellowSchoe dipped in yellow

    would never think to pair these colors! love it! X

    dipped in yellow

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      me either- until I randomly tried!

  • http://twitter.com/luvvleighb Leigh

    Love the mix of the two colors!

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel


  • http://twitter.com/alisonlumbatis Get Your Pretty On

    What an unexpected yet totally perfect color combo! You are so freakin’ gorgeous, girl!

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Thank you so much xo!

  • http://www.walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com/ Laura Boswell

    You know I love this look so much!! I love red and pink together and that necklace is great. Looking beautiful as always!

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Thank you Laura! :)

  • Fleurani

    Rachel, those two colours complement each other so well and especially that fuchsia colour looks great with your hair and skin :-9


    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel


  • http://fittraveleraj.blogspot.com/ AJ

    OOO, i like the color blocking combo! I maybe would hair paired it with black heels, the nude looks a little pink. But the nude clutch is great!


  • rkorkounian

    You look gorgeous girl! I love these colors on you! P.S. You have BEAUTIFUL hair:))! Rita @ http://www.CoastWithMe.com

    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Thank you so much Rita! :)

  • April

    Wow, this is a great look! I wouldn’t have thought to mix these colors before now. Thanks for the inspiration! By the way, newest reader here. :)


    • http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/ Rachel

      Thank you so much April!

  • Catherine Day

    I love feeling like a human Valentine by wearing all red and pink!


  • Nicole Cors

    Great pairing! This would be so fun to wear on Valentine’s day!

    Nicole, keepcalmandcocoon.com