Make a Statement: How to Rock Red Suspenders

The color red implies energy and passion.  In a 2014 study that appeared in the Journal of Psychology & Marketing, researchers found that wearing red increased the degree to which a presenter could persuade his audience.  In addition, researchers at the University of Rochester and the University of Munich have found that men wearing red are seen as being more attractive, desirable and powerful.  From boardroom to bedroom, it seems that wearing red can produce results! How much red should you wear?  Research also shows that it doesn't matter how much red you wear - a little splash of red in your attire has the same effect as wearing a larger item like a red shirt or red jacket.  Since it can be tricky to figure out how to wear red without being overpowering, adding a small dose of the color with accessories such as suspenders is the perfect solution - which is why power ties and red suspenders have such classic appeal.
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Handsome-Men-Looks-with-Suspenders-56Want to make a fashion statement using red suspenders? Put on a pair of bright, bold red suspenders and you’ll stand out in any crowd. Here are a few tips for wearing red suspenders with style! 1.Pair your red suspenders with classic neutrals like black, white, dark blue and taupe.  This will allow the red suspenders to pop while taking some of the heat off the rest of your ensemble.  Red suspenders are especially striking paired with formal black and white attire. You can also rock red suspenders with neutral colors like tan and blue. Red suspenders even work for business attire to add an understated accent to your look.  Below, actor Justin Theroux keeps the rest of his attire simple with a white shirt, a black and gray striped tie, black wingtips, and a tailored gray suit.  The thin red suspenders add just the right amount of pizazz for a look that's trendy, but not overstated.  The eleventh Doctor Who, played by Matt Smith, takes a similar approach by pairing his red suspenders with a light blue shirt, navy blue pants and a tweed sport coat.
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Doctor-who-central-park-112.  Try pairing red with a single other color for a simple and classy look.  Doing so will provide an elegant backdrop for showing off your red suspenders!  Try red and black, as pictured below or pair with white, taupe, or blue. 3.  Play with coupling red suspenders with different shades of a single color and add some patterns to the mix to provide additional interest to your ensemble.  Below, Ed Westwick as ‘Chuck Bass’ in Gossip Girl shows how to do this right.  He pairs his red suspenders with various shades of blue including a blue striped shirt, a dark blue paisley tie and navy blue pants for an eye catching, yet sophisticated look.  This classic look can work wonderfully for women as well as men! Want to get the Ed Westick Wall Street look?  Here are our suggestions: For men: unspecified-1Shirt:     Circle of Gentlemen, Walta Houndstooth Dress Shirt Shoes:  Allen Edmonds, Madison Park in Dark Chili Pants:   Bonobos, Weekend Warrior Chino in Monday Blues Tie:       Nordstrom Men's Shop, Gouache Paisley Silk Suspenders:  SuspenderStore, Grosgrain Red Clip For women: unspecified-2Shirt:    Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Striped Cotton Shirt in Blue/White Pants:  Sharkskin Wide-Leg Pant in White Shoes:  Nine West, Unfrgetabl Peep Toe Pumps in black leather Purse:  Coach, Prairie Satchel in Black Pebbled Leather SuspendersSuspenderStore, 1.25-inch wide Y-back clip in red 4.  Try playing off of novelty themes or seasonal holidays to get your splash of red, have some fun and show some spirit all at the same time.  If you’re feeling adventurous select suspenders in bold patterns like neon red, red glitter, or red plaid. For an even bolder style statement, choose a fun pattern like Christmas trees, Valentine’s Day hearts, Mickey Mouse, or Captain America. You can also find red suspenders to display your passions. SuspenderStore carries fire/rescue, American flag, and patriotic “Our Right, Our Duty” limited-edition suspenders. Thanks to our large lineup of themed and patterned suspenders, you won’t have any trouble reinventing your wardrobe to include red suspenders while creating a distinct look that's uniquely you. unspecified Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save
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