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10 Fashionable ways to celebrate National Wear Red Day

Chrissy Callahan is the Contributing Beauty Editor for SheKnows and helps manage the Beauty & Love sites' content. Before joining SheKnows, Chrissy freelanced for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Wee...

Lady in red

Here at SheKnows, we're always excited to support worthy causes in a fashionable way. That's why this Friday, we'll be rocking our fave red beauty and fashion items to celebrate National Wear Red Day.
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Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S., so any chance we get to call a bit of attention to the cause, we take it. Wearing red for one day might not magically rid the world of heart disease, but what it can do is get the conversation going and get us all thinking proactively about our health.

Since we're all about having fun with your fashion, we're presenting to you the top 10 ways to rock red this week! Whether you adore the color or are a bit gun-shy, we've got a way you can support the cause with your unique budget and sense of style.

1

Dress

Red dress

What better way to honor National Wear Red Day than with a LRD (little red dress)? Don't want to commit to the look and buy a whole new dress? Rent one for less and dip your toes into the trend just for the day. With Valentine's Day also right around the corner, Moschino's Valentine Dress could prove to be your perfect match! (renttherunway.com, $30 to rent, retails for $945) 

2

Purse

Red purse

The great thing about the color red? It goes well with a lot of other colors. Show your support for the cause this week with a vibrant mini purse you'll use over and over again. Brit-Stitch's Half Pint Poppy Red Bag is perfect for those days when you want to travel light but make a statement at the same time! (brit-stitch.com, $114)

3

Headphones

Ditch your boring neutral headphones for some red-hot ones! Beats by Dr. Dre is the leader in the fashion-meets-function music space and is just about the hippest way to listen to your tunes in style. We'll be rocking these studio red headphones — perfect for when you want to combine comfort and optimal sound — this week and for years to come! (beatsbydre.com, $300)

4

Shoes

Red shoes

Heart disease is a serious topic, but that doesn't mean you can't add some whimsical fashion fun to the discussion. Keds' adorable Champion Dots Shoe offers the perfect way to infuse a touch of red into your life without wearing the color head to toe. (keds.com, $50)

5

Nail polish

Red nail polish

Let your fingers do all the talking with a shiny red polish this February. It's a color that will go with all your outfits and work for any location you're heading to this month, plus it's a total woman-in-charge hue we can all get behind! Our pick? CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss, Ever Reddy. (drugstore.com, $5)

6

Sports bra

Red sports bra

Heading to the gym this week? Great! While you're strengthening your heart with some cardio, rock some red at the same time. You can get support and sex appeal with a statement-making red sports bra like this one from Fruit of the Loom. (walmart.com, $11)

7

Scarf

Red scarf

A scarf can add instant pizzazz to any bland outfit. A red scarf? Now that's a statement maker. When you're getting dressed for work this Friday, reach for a scarf in a lively red hue for a quick and easy way to get in on this important day! Gap's Large Plaid Scarf will go perfectly with your 9-5 attire. (gap.com, $16)

8

Bracelet

Red bracelet

Stand out from the crowd with a trendy take on the typical bracelet. IceLink's Bicycle Bracelets come in an array of fun colors (including red!) and are made from a sturdy stainless steel bicycle chain. Cool, right? (macys.com, $59)

9

Lipstick

Red lipstick

A great way to rock some red without going overboard? On your lips! The color is sexy for date night but also works well at the office as long as you keep the rest of your makeup simple — no smoky eyes here. If you're new to the red lip game, start off slow with an accessible tinted balm in a classic red shade like Sonia Kashuk's Moisture Luxe Tinted Lip Balm in Tint of Red. (target.com, $9) 

10

Sweater

Red shirt

The perfect way to stay nice and cozy on a cold, dreary winter day? A super luxe and soft oversized cashmere sweater. Calypso St. Barth's Orenta Short Sleeve Cashmere Blend Sweater is fashionable, functional and just happens to come in a fabulous red color. We call that a triple threat! (calypsostbarth.com, $325)

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