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Red alert: Hot accessories you need to buy now

Love is in the air, but we don’t want to look like it rained down on us in the form of bright red sweaters and gaudy heart-shaped jewelry. Instead, check out these lovely little accessories with our favorite color of the season that add a little hotness to your look.

Red hair bow by American Apparel

Leather Hair Bow

This dainty leather bow adds a sophisticated, feminine flair to your hair. Use it to pin back a braid or double it as fun clip-on bow tie for your beau. (American Apparel, $16)

Red Belt by Forever 21

Red Belt

Skinny belts serve the important purpose of defining the midsection, and this red belt, with its high-polish buckle and retro appeal, will do that and so much more . (Forever 21, $5) 

Wayfarer Sunglasses by Ray Ban

Wayfarer Sunglasses

Ray-Ban may reign as the longest-lasting trend in sunglasses with its Wayfarers, but let’s step away from the classic black and go bold with this equally classic red look. (Ray-Ban, $150)

Brick-Red Georgia Leather Watch

Leather and steel — the perfect recipe for a chic timepiece. It shows the time on a stylish red leather double band. (Fossil, $115)

Fairburn Necklace by Anthropologie

Fairburn Necklace

Statement necklaces done right can change your entire look from day to night. This necklace is one of those, with its bold red and gold layering tiers. The vintage feel keeps it looking classic after Valentine’s Day is just a sweet memory. (Anthropologie, $58)

Lauren Vintage Clutch in Flame by Hobo International

Lauren Vintage Clutch

One important thing to know about the color red is that less is more. Subtle glints and flickers of red throughout an outfit is sexy yet classy, and this clutch is an elegant way to add color to your wardrobe without being overbearing. Plus, it can hold your phone and still looks like it was made in the ’60s. (Hobo International, $110)

Reggio Satchel in Scarlet by The Sak

Reggio Satchel

Casual in style but fierce in its eye-catching ability, this satchel seamlessly ties modern with vintage. It’s versatile enough to be worn from work through the weekend. (The Sak, $60)

Faux Gem Triangle Studs by Forever 21

Faux-Gem Triangle Studs

Although heart earrings are a given, these give them a run for their money. With a triangular shape lined with white gems, these red studs are elegant and simple, and will go with most cocktail dresses. (Forever 21, $60) 

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