Burgundy Is Our New Favorite Neutral
There are certain established neutrals. You know, black, white, brown… Over the years even animal prints have been added to the list. This winter we’re advocating for a new wear-with-everything shade. We’re throwing all of our support behind burgundy.
For the record, we’re including anything labeled merlot, wine, garnet and maroon. They’re pretty interchangeable anyway. The dark red hue is surprisingly easy to coordinate. It works with other neutrals (see above). Or go bold by paring it with neons, primary colors or even patterns. Just not all at once.
The hue also naturally lends itself to winter. The deep red can sometimes almost read brown, making it great for a season focused on darker shades. It’ll ground any look. From a sweater and jeans pairing to midi skirt suits. The latter requires some winter tights or stirrup leggings to properly round out the ensemble. We’re including shoes and accessories as part of our must-haves, too. So feel free to rock burgundy from head to toe.
Another plus? The shade will always be in style. Which means most of the pieces you buy now will still be acceptable next winter. So you can afford to spend a little bit more.
Here are our favorite burgundy staples.
COS Mohair Cardigan in Burgundy, $190 at COS
Stella McCartney Light Popcorn Turtleneck, $510 at Stella McCartney
Chloe Betty Striped Cashmere and Wool-Blend and PVC Ankle Boots in Burgundy, $345 at Net-a-Porter
16Arlington Maroa Zipped-Cuff Leather Trousers, $924 at Matches Fashion
Victoria Victoria Beckham Long Ribbed Wool Coat, $753 at Farfetch
Gabriela Hearst Bi Costa Roll-Neck Cashmere-Blend Sweater, $325 at Matches Fashion
Marc Jacobs The Moto Shot 21 Shoulder Bag, $350 at Farfetch
Zara Tailored Blazer With Buttons, $79.99 at Zara
Maison Margiela Burgundy Wool V-Neck Vest, $246 at SSENSE
Koché Ribbed Jersey Body W/Cut Out Details, $273 at Luisa Via Roma
Lisa Says Gah Liz Ring, $30 at Lisa Says Gah
Zara Knit Zip Sweater, $69.90 at Zara
Dorothee Schumacher Modern Statements Wool and Cashmere Sweater, $341 at mytheresa.com