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When I bought these red pants from Target the other weekend, I didn’t even realize Valentine’s Day was around the corner. Sure, red ankle pants aren’t the most romantic clothing item out there, but whatever floats your boat, right?

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My boyfriend and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day, so these are more of any-day pants than romance pants. That and because romance pants aren’t a thing. I recently scooped up this blue blouse from TJMaxx and I thought the navy paired nicely with the red. And that, my dears, is how we ended up with this here outfit post.

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Outside of Valentine’s Day, I think I’ll get a lot of wear out of these red ankle pants. I’ll be able to pair them with a top and blazer, a sweater and so much more. I have these exact same pants in black AND grey and they’re the only pairs of dress pants I own.

Blouse TJMaxx (similar) | Pants Target

Trench Cole Haan | Shoes Cole Haan


Tell me: Do you have any red items you’ll be busting out for Valentine’s Day?

22 Comments on Roses are Red, Violets are Blue

  1. Jamie Sanders
    February 3, 2016 at 9:08 pm (7 years ago)

    Cute look!

  2. Erika
    February 3, 2016 at 9:20 pm (7 years ago)

    I like the look you put together.

    • Kristin Bassett
      February 17, 2016 at 12:35 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Erica!

  3. Allison @neversaydiebeauty
    February 3, 2016 at 11:07 pm (7 years ago)

    I want those red pants! I just saw some in either the Garnet Hill or Land’s End or Gap catalogue but good to know those are at Target! So cute

    • Kristin Bassett
      February 17, 2016 at 12:35 am (6 years ago)

      You must get them – I buy them in every new color when I can find them 🙂

  4. Shipra Taneja
    February 3, 2016 at 11:21 pm (7 years ago)

    I adore pants that are different colors. I have berry/burgundy colored ones and Christmas tree colored ones that I really enjoy wearing! <3

    • Kristin Bassett
      February 17, 2016 at 12:35 am (6 years ago)

      Oh – those sound fun too! I want a dark green pair if I can find one.

  5. marciaf
    February 3, 2016 at 11:44 pm (7 years ago)

    I don’t have the confidence to wear red pants but they look adorable on you.

    • Kristin Bassett
      February 17, 2016 at 12:36 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Marcia. I’m sure you’d look fabulous in bright red pants 🙂

  6. Brooke @ Blushing Noir
    February 4, 2016 at 2:19 am (7 years ago)

    I love the red pants. I had a pair when I was around 21 that were my favorites!

    • Kristin Bassett
      February 17, 2016 at 12:36 am (6 years ago)

      I sense it’s time for red pants 2.0. 2016 is the year, I can feel it!

  7. Lola Seicento
    February 4, 2016 at 3:14 am (7 years ago)

    Those pants are super cute!

    • Kristin Bassett
      February 17, 2016 at 12:36 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Lola.

  8. Lisa Marie Heath
    February 4, 2016 at 3:41 am (7 years ago)

    Love this look!

    • Kristin Bassett
      February 17, 2016 at 12:36 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Lisa

  9. beautybymissl
    February 4, 2016 at 7:10 am (7 years ago)

    I love your casual look!

  10. all_the_words025
    February 4, 2016 at 10:27 pm (7 years ago)

    What a great paring! The red looks perfect with the navy.

    • Kristin Bassett
      February 17, 2016 at 12:37 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks so much – I thought it was a softer pairing than red and black.

  11. Pubali Babi Chatterjee
    February 4, 2016 at 10:46 pm (7 years ago)

    Love the whole outfit! Casual but with a pop of color!