The fiery shade, in a plethora of hues, dominated the autumn/winter 2017 shows earlier this year, with brands such as Givenchy, Preen and Max Mara sending head-to-toe burgundy, wine and cerise looks down the runway. From tracksuits to coats, oversized knits and accessories – if there’s one colour to be seen in this season, it’s red.
No, I don’t mean splashes of colour here and there. The idea is go big or go home. There’s no time to be shy and conservative with this autumn trend. The runways certainly showed that this red trend is about all-over fire; the bolder the better.
I must admit, red is often a colour that is typically sexualised, and that is why I tend to navigate away from such bold tones – other than the odd red lip. However, this time around, the red trend is more refined, more grown-up and stands as a trend that feels entirely approachable for simply anyone.
If the thought of wearing red intimidates you (don’t worry, I’ve been there), then start out by incorporating simple bold accessories into your look, or opting for a deeper shade that feels less intrusive. Opt for wine and burgundy hues, for example.
The key to perfecting this trend, is incorporating a number of red elements to your outfit. Think about embracing different shades of red and different patterns to help break up the outfit and define your look from head to toe.
Here are some of my favourite red picks from the high street:
From left to right: Red Cropped Jumper, £15, New Look | Silk & Lace Non-Padded Plunge Bra, £27.50, Marks & Spencer | Silk & Lace Brazilian Knickers, £12.50, Marks & Spencer | Red Wide Leg Trousers, £45, River Island | Red Leather Boots, £80, Zara | Velvet Pleated A-Line Midi Skirt, £35, Marks & Spencer | Red Long-line Coat, £90, Marks & Spencer | Red Patent Leather-Look Midi Skirt, £25, New Look | Red Round Crossbody Bag, £30, Zara | Red Faux Leather Mini Pelmet Skirt, £28, River Island | Textured Coat, £90, Zara
Channel your inner Marilyn Munroe with red this season!