The Red Hot Colour Everyone’s Wearing This Season

Fashion
By Ashling McCloy | 5th October 2023
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Move over Barbie pink. There’s a new shade in town and it’s ready to sizzle. 

I have nothing against those happy fuchsia tones, which, let’s face it, we’ve been blinded by for well over a year now. So, when red made its explosive introduction to the AW23 runways, I was unapologetically excited. The colour spells adventure, power and new beginnings; think passion, picture red. It definitely brought a sense of dangerous fun to this season’s collections. 

We saw scarlet sequin dresses at Ganni, sculpted styles at Bottega Veneta, statement-worthy tailoring at Fendi, Theory and Prada, crimson bags at Gucci, Jacquemus and Ferragamo and ruby red bags at Chloé and Bottega Veneta. The list goes on. There’s no denying this pillar box hue is the colour of the season. 

Depending on how brazen you’re feeling, you can either go top-to-toe, like influencer, Abisola Omole, or simply opt for pops of red. A long coat (also set to be an AW23 must-have piece) is an incredibly chic way to wear the colour, while you’re guaranteed to turn heads in a little red dress. For a less ‘in-your-face’ option, while still making an impact, turn up the dial with bright accessories. Or for a more every day, off duty look, make like the street stylers and throw on a striking sweater or cardi

 

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So, this winter, don’t shy away from colour. Look to the runways for inspiration, invest in the designer bag of your dreams or head to the high street for more budget-friendly, yet equally stylish pieces. Be bold. Lift your mood, your complexion and your wardrobe with the most daring shade of the season…

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Red Coats

 

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Nothing beats the power of a red coat. It brought drama to the catwalks of Theory, The Row and Prada and is now ready to add fire to our own wardrobes. Throw on over the most casual of outfits and see an instant transformation from slouchy to sleek.

Red Bags

 

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Red Tops

 

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Red Dresses

A little black dress may be your failsafe, but the little red dress is the power house of dresses. It's sexy, yet cool and sophisticated. Go all out glam with killer heels, or play it down with chunky boots or even trainers.

Red Heels

 

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