Today, we celebrate “National Wear Red Day,” which surprisingly, isn’t a way to show your love for Valentine’s Day. Instead, it’s a holiday created by the American Heart Association to spread awareness about cardiovascular disease.
While the impact of COVID-19 has taken a major toll on individuals across the world, heart disease and stroke still remain the leading killer of women in the United States. In fact, heart disease kills approximately one woman every 80 seconds — meaning it takes more lives than all forms of cancers combined.
The crazy thing is that this isn’t talked about as much as it should be. And that’s the reason National Wear Red Day is so important.
So I challenge all of you to wear something red today. Whether you sport a little red ribbon or dress head-to-toe in garnet, now is your time to spread awareness about the impact of cardiovascular disease in America.
To help you show your support, I rounded up some red-toned products to help you advocate in style. I also added some items from the American Heart Association which allow you do give back instantly.
My Favorite “Wear Red Day” Style Finds
Slippers? Sweaters? I’ll take them all! Hopefully you like a few of these items I found online.
I adore the look of this Charter Club Popcorn Sweater from Macy’s. Something about the little details make it stand out. And if you ask me, everyone looks good in bright red!
But if you’re looking for something a bit more subtle, look no further than these Speckled French Terry Joggers in Wineberry. If you’re like me, you don’t like to wear uncomfortable clothes at home. These are both cozy and stylish.
Talk about a fluffy shoe! I can see myself wearing these Minnetonka Leather Moccasin Slippers all day. They also come in a few colors, but I’m falling for these red ones!
Looking to directly support women’s heart health? You can with this Go Red Long Sleeve Shirt from the American Heart Association. It’s lightweight and great for working out or wearing around the house.
I don’t know if you heard the news, but Punxsutawney Phil just predicted six more weeks of winter. So if I were you, I’d prepare with this comfy scarf! This one is also 50% off and you know how much I love a good deal.
Some Red Accessories and Jewelry
I discovered some picks that would make great gifts for yourself or for a loved one. See some of my finds below!
Since I have a lot of makeup on hand, I adore this Go Red Cosmetics Bag. It can fit all my essentials for on-the-go touch-ups. Plus, it’s made with durable canvas that keeps it in shape for a while.
This diamond necklace pick isn’t red, but it’s shaped like a heart which is why I thought it would fit perfectly into this list. It’s a bit pricey too, but the 14-carat gold fill and diamonds will last for years. A great gift for your loved one!
The Mercer Pebble Leather Coin Purse by Michael Kors is great for all that loose change and receipts. And the great thing about pebble leather is that it doesn’t scratch.
Check out this ruby and white sapphire necklace I found on the Kohl’s website. The sapphires are lined in a heartbeat shape which will certainly allow you to show your support on National Wear Red Day.
Beauty Products For Wear Red Day
I love beauty items and I know you do as well! So, I rounded up a few items that I’m sure you’ll want to add to your cart.
This Beautyblender Sweethearts Trio comes with two original sponges and a solid sponge. These are great for any type of face makeup application because they’re designed to give you an airbrushed look. I love mine!
The Clinique Dramatically Different Lipstick comes in 30 colors, but if you’re wanting one to celebrate National Wear Red Day, I recommend the “Hot Tamale” tint. My advice? Don’t be scared of a bold lip. It can complement any outfit.
This true red mini stick from Milk Makeup is make for both your lips and cheeks. All you have to do is blend it with your hands or a brush and it will give you a subtle touch of color.
Anyone else love Philosophy? I’ve been a fan of the brand for years and this Raspberry Sorbet Shampoo is calling my name. Not only does it smell good, it’s designed to smooth and condition hair at the same time.
Other Red Items I Want To Share
Here are a few more picks to help you show your support.
This year, I’ve been trying to take note of the little blessings in my life. While I don’t own this Grateful Heart Gratitude Journal, I might add it to my cart. It has 120 pages which provides just enough room to jot down your daily thoughts.
This Porcelain Ginger Jar is bound to look good in anyone’s house. It’s just over a foot tall and it includes a faux candle inside. The best part? It’s on sale!
Trying to get healthy in the new year? You might want to snag The New American Heart Association Cookbook. Filled with heart-healthy recipes, it will spice up your normal meal routine while keeping you healthy.
From my home to yours,