Call it oxblood, burgundy or merlot. It doesn’t really matter because this season, fashion powerhouses such as Givenchy, YSL and Mulberry have all created their most iconic pieces in this sumptuous, deep red shade.
It’s cooler than brown, more sophisticated than scarlet and just as elegant than black. And the fact that it works with most shades and textures makes it difficult for anybody to resist.
This burgundy long-sleeve T-shirt with ruched front is just the ticket to take you from work to play. RO8.7 from laredoute.com
Classic black trousers are a must-have in any wardrobe and these from Twiggy for M&S Collection are a fabulous foundation for burgundy. From RO16.20
Cool and chic, this matching bag and purse can be dressed up or down, while the Jerry pom-pom is a cute touch. Total cost RO82.9 from Dune
Try Christian Louboutin’s velvet lipstick in the Djalouzi shade, a flattering merlot that glides on in one stroke. Better still, the gold vial doubles as a necklace. From RO35
Simple but elegant, this burgundy Nica wrapped double chain bracelet from Oliver Bonas will add a glamorous touch to any outfit. From RO5.5
These luxe Wallis suede strappy-heeled sandals can be paired with anything from trousers to a chic cocktail dress – perfect for the upcoming party and ball season. From RO26
1. Still in love with your grey skinny jeans? Given them an instant update with an oxblood biker jacket. Edgy fashion has never been easier.
2. Pair burgundy with with another hue, such as blue, for the ultimate fashion-forward pairing.
3. Consider investing in luxe fabrics like leather, suede and cashmere to compliment the richness of the hue.
4. Want to dip your toe in the trend without breaking the bank? Try a pair of oxblood tights, a bracelet or even a touch of lipstick. They’ll only cost a couple of rials, but these little accessories will lift any outfit.