Why Should You Wear Red for Christmas

I have always considered red to be a lovely color!  It is vibrant, powerful, and attention-grabbing.  It has been a color that I have admired for so long.  I have envied this color on many people (especially the red lip look). But I never ever would consider wearing this color myself — until now.


To Thine Own Style Be True | Why You Should Wear Red This Christmas

You see, I like to stretch myself by doing things I don’t normally do or don’t want to do. I am a creature of habit and prefer the easier route. But I know first hand that it is important to push yourself to grow and expand — whether you like it or not.

To Thine Own Style Be True | Why You Should Wear Red This Christmas

To Thine Own Style Be True | Why You Should Wear Red This Christmas

I oftentimes force myself to do something I fear — it helps me emotionally mature and get over my insecurities.  In my head, I have thought for so long that red doesn’t look great against my skin, hair color, eye color, blah, blah, blah….I felt that red was only reserved for the most stunning of individuals like Marilyn Monroe, Beyonce, and Jennifer Lopez.


For some strange reason, I thought I was not beautiful enough to wear red.  Crazy, how talking about fashion can often turn into psychology and a therapy session!  I knew that I need to change my mindset fast because some habits are meant to be broken.  I knew that my soul deserved to be loved, valued and cherished.

To Thine Own Style Be True | Why You Should Wear Red This Christmas

To Thine Own Style Be True | Why You Should Wear Red This Christmas

I decided to head to H&M to find the red-red-reddest top I could find!  Lo and behold, this bold red sweater was hanging on a rack right when I walked in.  I knew it was a sign I couldn’t deny.  The red sweater and I went to the dressing room to get acquainted (poor lighting and all).  To, my surprise I liked the way red looked on me.

To Thine Own Style Be True | Why You Should Wear Red This Christmas

My take home for you is this — believe in your inherent beauty!  God gave you your internal and external characteristics to make you unique and different; trust me, different is GOOD!  Do not let you exterior features define who you are inside.

This Christmas season as we think about giving to others, make sure to include yourself on that list.  Love yourself unconditionally and make peace with your reflection.  You are a gift to this world!

Outfit Details:

Sweater: H&M Red Knit Sweater, check out Knit Cowl-Neck Sweater & Bell Sleeve Sweater

Scarf: H&M Plaid Scarf (no longer available) but I like this Large Plaid Scarf & Plaid Fringe Scarf

Bottoms: Target Mid-Rise Jeggings Black, also check out Colored Stretch Skinny Jeans &
Luxe High-Waist Skinny Jeans

Bag: Michael Kors Taupe Tassel Purse (not available) but I love Whip-stitched Tassel Faux Leather Tote & Capri Faux Leather Tote

OTK Boots: Missguided Black Fringe OTK Boots (no longer available) but I also love
Mia Thigh High Boots & Black Velvet OTK Boots

Photography by Jeanine Ly Chhim

To Thine Own Style Be True | Debbie Savage Fashion Blogger




    • December 21, 2016 / 8:22 am

      Hi There! Thank you so much for your compliment and visiting my blog! xoxo

    • December 22, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      Hi Kelsey! I am really starting to love red too! Thanks for dropping by! xo

  1. Pentené
    December 21, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    Tuh! Red looks so fantastic on you! We sometimes believe the opposite of what we should really believe. Glad that you conquered your fear. Make sure that red wardrobe becomes a major staple in your closet. Xoxo

    • December 22, 2016 / 4:41 pm

      Hi Pentene! Thank you for your support! Sometimes I need a little hand holding when conquering fears. xo

  2. December 21, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    Red for the holidays is a perfect color to wear. I really like your scarf color you added to the look. Great post

    • December 22, 2016 / 4:48 pm

      Thank you so much! It was such a fun photo shoot – and really loving the color red! xo

    • December 22, 2016 / 4:50 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by to say hi! xo

  3. evans267
    December 21, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    You look so pretty here, Debbie! Red is definitely your color. I love how you paired that sweater with the scarf too!

    April |

    • December 22, 2016 / 4:52 pm

      Hi April! Thank you so much! I am really starting to love red! Thanks for the support! xo

    • December 22, 2016 / 4:55 pm

      Hi Marieta! Thank you sooo much! xo

  4. A Graceful Life Blog
    December 21, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    You are SO beautiful and look so amazing in red! I just did a post on the exact sweater! I love it so much!

    • December 22, 2016 / 4:56 pm

      Hi Anca! Thank you so much! It was such a fun shoot! xo

  5. Nataly
    December 22, 2016 / 8:18 am

    You look beautiful in red! I love wearing red for Christmas!

    • December 22, 2016 / 5:33 pm

      Hi Savilla! Yay, we need to be twins! xo

    • December 22, 2016 / 5:36 pm

      Hi Monica! I live in Laguna Niguel, CA. The photos are me visiting my sweet family in South Jordan, Utah! Thank you soo much! xo

  6. December 22, 2016 / 11:00 am

    Love this red sweater and it looks so great on you! Thank you for the reminder to always challenge yourself to grow.

    Cheers, J

    • December 22, 2016 / 5:41 pm

      Hi Jenna! I am so glad you were touched by this post. Thank you so much for the support! xo

    • December 22, 2016 / 5:44 pm

      Hi Amanda! Thank you so much love! xo

  7. sweetandmasala
    December 22, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    Gorgeous! I love your page!

    • December 24, 2016 / 3:37 pm

      Thank you so much! Merry Christmas~!

    • December 24, 2016 / 3:41 pm

      Hi Joy! Thank you so very much! Merry Christmas!

  8. December 23, 2016 / 6:07 am

    You look amazing wearing red! super pretty and it is ideal for this season!!! Happy Holidays beautiful

    • December 24, 2016 / 3:43 pm

      Hi Belen! Thank you so much!!! Merry Christmas to you too! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. December 23, 2016 / 11:33 am

    Love this sweater on you and I will definitely be looking for otk boots in the near future.

    • December 24, 2016 / 3:46 pm

      Thank you so much sweet new friend! xo

  10. December 23, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    1 – You look amazing in red
    2- You definitely look as amazing as any celebrity who wears this
    3 – Bold and beautiful
    4 – Fear is only a figure of the imagination
    5 – Love this post, keep growing, keep changing – you are beautiful

    • December 24, 2016 / 3:49 pm

      Hi Kristina! You are sooo sweet to me! Thank you for boosting my self-confidence! Ha ha! I am so glad we are friends! xoxo

    • December 24, 2016 / 4:01 pm

      Hi Deepti! Thank you so much! I would love to visit your blog!

  11. December 24, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    You look so gorgeous in red!! Great color on you xxx

    • December 25, 2016 / 2:40 pm

      Hi Maria! Thank you so much for dropping by to say hi! Merry Christmas!

    • December 27, 2016 / 12:23 pm

      Hi Faye! Thank you so very much! Happy Holidays to you too!

    • December 27, 2016 / 12:24 pm

      Hello New Friend! Thank you so much! xo

  12. December 28, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    I love this red color on you. I have been wanting to find a red sweater like this forever! Thank you for sharing!

    • December 28, 2016 / 8:44 pm

      You are welcome! H&M has the best on trend clothes for a great price! Just 19.99! xo

  13. January 1, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Debbie that red sweater looks amazing on you!! I can’t even believe you never wore red before because you didn’t think you could. Red is so so your colour and you are gorgeous!!!

    • January 2, 2017 / 2:40 am

      Thank you Jen! Yes, 2016 was the year of wearing red for me! xo

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