Final Touch: Head to Toe Bordeaux
There’s a new neutral on the fashion block this fall that is set to trump our classic black-on-black trousseau. Her name is Bordeaux and she’s not only ruling the international runways with her bold ways, but also our collective consciousness for the upcoming season.
Sure, the name also references the world’s major wine industry capital, but we’re more interested in focusing on the luxuriance of its shade and the versatility of its look. From rich burgundies to verdant maroons, the hue is skillful in working on the most traditional of styles to the avant-guard. Think of a wool vermilion sweater paired with dark denim skinnies to a dark cerise pleather pencil skirt with a grey tee. Whatever your style mantra, this colour is meant to be mixed and matched, layered and overlapped.
When in doubt, the best move is to your accessories closet because that’s where you have the most opportunity to play. Come the cooler season, what do we shop for first? Boots, of course, and our ankles are primed for this ultra-chic pair of burgundy booties that will make us yearn for those crisp days. What’s also playful yet polished? A bordeaux croc flap clutch that’s roomy for all of your essentials yet still plenty stylish to stay on-trend. Jewellery: Can a girl ever have enough? Not when our necks are met with a multi-metallic necklace with dichotomous details like rust-red rope, spikes and rings.
Sure, summer may be on its way out but that doesn’t mean your style has to suffer. Before you know it, winter won’t seem like such a bad idea after all.