From runway presentations to street style stars, this year’s Fashion Week dress code has proven that crimson is calling
A non-negotiable when it comes to building your AW17 wardrobe, it’s time to decide how bold you go; do you opt for striking scarlet saturation or dip your toe in the trend instead and take a more subtle approach? Here, we prove that wearing red, in any degree of intensity, is altogether doable.
FOR OPTIMUM IMPACT
For those with a daring preposition, power up the Pantone levels by layering same-tone separates. The Chiltern wrap coat is an ideal choice here thanks to its enveloping silhouette, sharp lapels and striking hue and it works just as well as a stand-alone statement as it does worn as part of a head-to-toe outfit. The Carla trousers, for example, are an impactful addition and when worn together, the styles embody the trend with unadulterated confidence.
TO STRIKE MIDDLE GROUND
Don’t feel like you have to forfeit the red trend completely if the full-on flame red palette is too fiery for your liking. You can drop the temperature down a notch by compromising with cosy knits and statement jackets… enter the Caroline jumper. This cold-weather essential will steal focus when styled with staples. If you’re feeling daring, why not layer it under a similarly statement jacket? Film-negative neutrals like black, brown and white will soften the impact and offer something all the more approachable.
TO TREAD LIGHTLY
Still not convinced? Make red accessories your calling card and let styles like the Arnott mini update your go-to autumnal essentials. Alternatively, add them to neutral evening ensembles for a flashy fashion talking point. The Jil suede court shoes in a spicy chilli red work particularly well to put a relevant spin on the timeless black cocktail dress.