Anytime I’m feeling in any way crappy, I turn to my favourite red Dior lipstick (probably the only Dior I’ll ever own) to help get me out of the rut. It works almost every time. Realistically this shouldn’t come as a surprise. The colour is more than just the iconic sole of a Louboutin shoe or a fresh manicure. It is a colour symbolic with power and defiance. Seen in the mountain of glorious tulle on a Dior runway, the statement stripes of SS17 Fendi or the iconic colour clash featured on the Balenciaga runway, red is here to stay. It’s fierce and it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted but it’s all you need to see you through the fashion calendar this year.
Whether you’re embracing the colour from head to toe or taking things one item at a time, shop our top picks to nail the red trend.
Leather Tote, Miu Miu, €1,600 at net-a-porter
Wrap effect striped top, Monse, €1,838 at net-a-porter
Short sleeve sweater, €17.95 at Zara
Metal applique bag, €35.95 at Mango
Off the shoulder striped dress, €49.95 at Mango
Smocked mini dress, €89 at & Other Stories
Red pleated skirt, €69 at & Other Stories
Striped bodysuit, €29 at & Other Stories
Wrap dress, €39.99 at H&M
Red vinyl jeans, €76 at Topshop
WORDS BY NIAMH CRAWFORD-WALKER