It may seem like heresy to ask this, but can fashion compete with nature? When days shorten and foliage turns every hue of red and more, it’s tempting to emulate the leaves, but guess what? Yep, the trees do it better. However, we do believe that there’s one colour that can hold its own here: burgundy. Like the wine of the same name, it has depth, and lasts well, so we’re not at all surprised to find that it’s still trending for autumn 2014.
This is a shade that looks good with everything, and on any item of clothing. You could even go the Milan catwalk way in total burgundy, like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Versace on the November cover of Vogue Mexico, and Olivia Palermo at Paris Fashion Week SS15. Combine the warmth of burgundy with the softness of suede, as in Gucci’s dolman-sleeved wrap top, or throw on a faux-fur coat like Issey Miyake’s.
This season, the colour rocks with navy, but baby blue is close behind, and so, therefore, is denim – try the latter as shorts with a burgundy jumper and tights, or as a jacket over a maroon dress. There is often a tint of this woven into tartan, so add it to the mix. Wrap a pale blue plaid scarf around a dark red coat, and the two will look as if they’re meant for each other. Turn heads by offsetting the deep hues with leopard print, or top a black leather mini with a dark red sweater and monochrome check scarf.
Let it swing in pleats (be extra elegant in a maxi!), or be a sophisticate in dark red lace. Throw a robe coat over a matching skirt, or top burgundy jeans with a black bomber and animal print scarf. Pull a wine-coloured leather moto over a fuzzy grey sweater – knits are a natural with this trend, whether you plump for tailored or chunky oversize. Break up its richness with patterns such as florals or checks, or divide with grids.
Everything needs a little depth to shine through in this season of mists, so paint your nails and lips the colour of ox blood, and don’t forget those all-important accessories. Once you’ve sorted that, we suggest that you flick back your auburn tresses, and reward yourself with a small (no, large) glass of French wine – we’re sure you can guess which kind!
The featured photo is of Ania Boniecka showing of the the burgundy fashion trend excellently.
Jessica R. is wearing an oversized burgundy scarf
Natalia Cabezas is wearing a burgundy turtleneck jumper from Zara
Natalia Cabezas is wearing burgundy leggings from Mekdes
Caroline Louis is wearing a burgundy jeans from Five Jeans
Burgundy Fashion Trend: Pam Hetlinger is wearing a burgundy crop sweater from TopShop, matching boots and hat from Sole Society and Prima Donna respectively
Kayla Seah is wearing a burgundy leather jacket from Edited
Burgundy Fashion Trend: Kenza Zouiten is wearing an oversized burgundy scarf from Asos
Burgundy Fashion Trend: Emily Jackson is wearing a burgundy scarf from J. Crew and the matching hat is from Trina Turk
Ivana Julián is wearing all burgundy, the jumper is from Oasap and the skirt is from Primark
Marianna Mäkelä is wearing a burgundy scarf from Acne
Burgundy Fashion Trend: Adriana Gastélum is wearing burgundy jeans from Zara and the matching slip-ons are from Bata
Trend: Caroline Louis is wearing a burgundy jacket from Oasis
Burgundy Style: Mary Seng is wearing burgundy trousers from Theory
Burgundy Fashion Trend 2014: Annabelle Fleur is wearing a sequin burgundy mohair and wool coat from DVF
Caroline Louis is wearing a pair of burgundy ankle boots from Zara
Kristina Bazan is wearing burgundy sleeveless jacket and clutch both from Fay
Adriana Gastélum is wearing a burgundy leather jacket and boots from Zara
Burgundy trend, 2014: Meric Kucuk is wearing burgundy blazer from Gant, sweater from nauticaand trainers from New Balance
Rachel Parcell is wearing a burgundy three quarter sheath dress from Vince
Sofi Fahrman is wearing a burgundy robe coat from H&M
Candela, via Stockholm Street Style, is wearing a burgundy dress from Stella McCartney
Jess A. is wearing a burgundy V neck sweater from H&M
Benedichte is wearing a large burgundy scarf from Creative Collective
Alexandra Pereira is wearing a burgundy bag from Dimoni and matching coat from H&M
Valerie Husemann a burgundy knit top from Zara
Jessie Chanes is wearing a fringed jacket in burgundy from Dresslux
Daniela Ramirez is wearing a burgundy jumper from 2020ave
Kenza Zouiten is wearing a burgundy robed coat from Monki and the matching skirt is from Zara
Adriana Gastélum is wearing a burgundy dress from Motel Rocks
Caroline Louis in a burgundy skirt from Isabel Marant
Petra Karlsson is wearing a pair of burgundy shorts from Sheinside