Fire Red Fashion

Red is not as hard a colour to wear as you might think. This season, fire red fashion is everywhere. Bright red is a perfect winter/autumnal/festive shade, and though you may think it’s not for the faint-hearted the truth is there is fire red fashion for everyone.

As the last embers burn on last night’s Guy Fawkes night bonfires, think about setting your wardrobe alight with fire red fashion – even if you’ve never worn red before.

Let’s examine why red is great.

* It’s bold and bright, gets you noticed

* Goes with pretty much every skintone, and every hair colour – and yes, even redheads suit red.

* It’s warm and inviting

* It is a GREAT alternative to black

There’s so much black around at this time of year, who wouldn’t welcome some fire red fashion pieces in their wardrobe?

If you’re unsure, start with an accessory – a red bag, or a red pair of shoes. Perhaps a red skirt with autumnal tones, or contrasting black is a way to ease into the trend?

fire red fashion twoClockwise, from top left: Cranberry cable knit, £60, Crew Clothing, red zip collarless coat, £49.99, New Look, red mini skirt, £65, berry red bag, £250, both French Connection, red strappy shoes, £52, Call It Spring @ Debenhams

A red coat is a fantastic winter addition to your wardrobe,. If it’s good enough for Santa…! Red print is also an easier way to wear red. Red embellished lace is full-on festive.

Fire red fashion oneClockwise,from top left: Red wild cat halter dress, £95, red zip detail coat, £250, both French Connection, red A-line merino sweater, £39.95, GAP, red lace embellished top, £tbc,Red Herring @ Debenhams, red studded sandals, £29.99, New Look

Cosy red coats, knits, hats and gloves are the perfect antiodote to a grey winter’s day – and are stand-out style in the snow!

fire red fashon fourClockwise, from top left: Red chunky knit, £35, Red Herring @ Debenhams, love heart gloves, £14, Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams, double pom pom hat, £12, JOY, fuzzy coat, £95, H! by Henry Holland @ Debenhams, patent bag, £55, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams

But if you are feeling bold, then a full length maxi dress in bold red sequins might be your festive style? A red dress is a bold statement. And don’t forget the red underwear!

fire red fashion threeClockwise, from left: Red sequin maxi dress, £225, Jenny Packham @ Debenhams, red bra, £28, suspenders, £20, briefs, £15, Reger Noir by Janet Reger @ Debenhams, red lace skater dress, £40 (was £59), JOY, red bodycon midi dress, £22.99, New Look, red patent shoes, £29.50, Red Herring @ Debenhams

Edgy and bold fire red fashion comes in the form of a jumpsuit. If that’s too bold, how about a deeper, more berry red. Just don’t mix your red tones – that never works.

Finally, don’t forget the most important red item of all this weekend – your poppy. Marks and Spencer has a selection of poppies and brooches available in their Simply Food store.

fire red fashion fiveClockwise, from left: Red jumpsuit, £34.99, H&M, pleated red skirt, £25, BHS, red top, £19.95, White Stuff, lace pencil skirt, £tbc, Red Herring @ Debenhams, red bag, £12.99, H&M, small poppy brooch, £15, Marks and Spencer, profits from item to Royal British Legion