Red and Red

Top: Forever 21 (shop, similar, similar)  |  Red skinnies: Old Navy via Buffalo Exchange (shop similar: one, two, three)  |  Flats: Gap (shop, similar)
If you remember the post from last week about these red flats…I kept them!  Well, what really happened is that I was at a different Gap where I was able to try another pair this size and a size up.  The size up was too big, but the second pair in my size fit better than the ones I previously bought.  I walked around in them with no problems.  Yay!  Thanks for all of your advice.  🙂
I normally wouldn’t have paired red shoes with red pants because it’s too matchy-matchy for me.  I also just kinda thought you “weren’t allowed” to do it.  But when I started reading style blogs I saw people doing it and actually liked it!  And here we are.  I originally had my nude cap toe flats on, but I loved how the red was kind of unexpected.  Would you ever match your shoes with your pants?  
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    pretty little things
    October 18, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    lovely outfit – those red pants look great on you! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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    jennifoundinmycloset
    October 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Very cute! Love the red on red…fun!! I can't believe you're still able to wear sleeveless anything…it's so cold where I live now!!

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    Salazar
    October 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    That kind of matchy-matchiness (if that's a word) on two items so close to each other will totally get my OCD going, so my answer would be "no", but I think you look great! On a side note, I love how you rolled your pants – I've been trying for a long time to get that casual rolled-up look, but never managed to (again, OCD.)

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    Morgan Fairchild
    October 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I love the red with red! So cute! How do your flats rate on the comfiness scale? I'm looking for a pair that is super comfy (that I could wear for 10 hours shooting a wedding). Would you recommend those?

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    Megan
    October 18, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    it really depends! I think you look adorable and, getting 2 reds to match is QUITE a feat!!! I wouldn't wear my cheetah flats with my cheetah sweater BUT I would (and do quite often) wear my navy patent leather flats (that I love and will die if they ever come apart!!!) with navy jeans…I do wear dark plum flats with dark plum pants too…does that make me trendy or lazy??? 🙂

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    Shelby Doyle
    October 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Looks great! I just bought red pants and I would love to see them featured in a one piece different ways 🙂

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    Sara
    October 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Totally, adorable look. I lave those exact flats in brown. They are so comfortable I think!

    sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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    Kristen
    October 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I think the matching looks great! Glad you got to keep the shoes!

    http://www.everydaywitharedhead.blogspot.com

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    BeautyStyleGrowth
    October 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Love love that top and all the colors really suit you

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    calyptecollection
    October 18, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I love this look! That's so funny that you posted this today because I'm wearing my gray jeans with my gray Tom's wedges. I wondered when I put them on if that look works or not and went with it. I think it totally works and its not too matchy matchy if they're right next to each other. I dont think things are too matchy until you have 3+ items of the same color in the same outfit. Red shoes, shirt and purse would be a little too matchy in my opinion 🙂 Love your blog! calyptecollection.blogspot.com

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    workitChristine
    October 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I always feel bad doing something "matchy-matchy" too, but sometimes its the right way to go!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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    Sarah With A Bow
    October 18, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I have an issue with too many things of the same color in an outfit and so I avoid it. But I can't really think of other people's outfits that have made me cringe or anything, so it's totally a personal issue, haha.

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    Teresa Loop
    October 18, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I find that I fall victim to matching things, it's more out of my comfort zone to not match. I also thought that my shoes, belt and bag should always match. It's actually been my personal challenge to NOT match when I get dressed!

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    traycisperring
    October 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Firstly I love the colour match and secondly I do it all the time! Not even meaning to some days. I try ot to constantly be matchy matchy as like you say it can be a bit too much but when it works it works.

    x x

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    October 18, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I only wore them for like 4 hours without any problems, but I don't know about 10 hours. I broke them in a little before that by wearing them around the house. Since they're leather, they stretch a bit.

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    Ashley Antkowiak
    October 18, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I found your blog thanks to pinterest, and I'm so glad I did! Thanks for all the style help – your tips are fantastic and just what I needed to get out of my style rut. New follower!!

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    Agi
    October 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I would totally match my shoes to my pants as long as my top was completely different. Great post.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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    merrick
    October 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    the red on red totally works because the hues are nearly identical and the ankle gap breaks them up. Love it!

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    Questing Jess
    October 19, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I think in this case it just draws the attention to your top, which isn't a bad thing 🙂

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    Kacie Ellis
    October 19, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Glad you kept the shoes! I love the red shoes with red pants 🙂

    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com
    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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    Everyday Mom Style
    October 19, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Great outfit! I love the red pants- and love the print on your blouse!

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    Happinessatmidlife
    October 19, 2012 at 3:19 am

    These flats are adorable! They look great with your pants!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    Jen
    October 19, 2012 at 3:44 am

    I have a *strong* color-coordination streak, via my mother, so there's almost no such thing as too matchy-matchy in my world. I literally said out loud, "Cutest. Outfit. EVER!" when I saw your post. 🙂

    Jen @ Librarian for Life Style, http://librarianforlifestyle.wordpress.com

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    Ways2BWicked
    October 19, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I really like this outfit!

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    Jill Schindel
    October 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Salazar, I think we are the same person. Audrey, ditto what she said – very cute on you, very much something I wouldn't do. I would just think about it all day until I switched my shoes. Sad, I know.

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