How to make burgundy (the colour) work for you
If you want to update your look for the new season, but aren’t sure about blocks of colour, a drop of burgundy is the way to do it. It is, I promise, your best friend when it comes to wearing autumn colour. It works with navy, black and camel, to add interest to a chic but otherwise dull palette, and will take you all the way through to winter.
Burgundy was on the catwalks in floor-sweeping coat form at Chanel, and in glossy leather separates at Tod’s. It looks rich in some of autumn’s best fabrics: velvet, corduroy and wool. Blondes will suit lighter versions of rust, cinnamon and brick, while darker hair and skin tones can pull off the deepest oxblood. Pick classic shapes when wearing shades that are out of your comfort zone to avoid feeling overthe-top. A trouser suit like this one is a wise buy for cost-per-wear, too: I’ll pair the blazer with a midi-dress, and the trousers with mules and a shirt for the office.