Stay Classy with Burgundy: Our Style Guide to the Colour of the Season

We've talked about navy, and we have lusted over black but this week we've seen some competition for the top shades in the autumnal rainbow.

Navy is still a staple but now we need complement it. ANd the through the exquisite, luxurious shades of our new friends - claret and burgundy (it sounds like a detective series I think, BBC are you listening?).

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Typically tapping into the seventies trend, these two shades have ultimate styling power and we only have to look to the catwalk of Rodarte and Saint Laurent to experience their prowess.

But fear not, if you are fan then we have some accessible solutions for you.

From left: Dress, €65 (available in October); Coat,  €189 from The Edit (October); Coat, €199 and Dress, €119 all from Dunnes Stores From left: Dress, €65 (available in October); Coat, €189 from The Edit (October); Coat, €199 and Dress, €119 all from Dunnes Stores

There is something within this fashionista that is just dying to try the head to toe burgundy look. I know it's a bit out there, but fashion is all about experimenting. The trick, if you accept the challenge, is all about balancing the shade; it can't be the same. You need to have subtle differences in the colour to distinguish each layer you dare to wear.

Texture is also a tool to exploit; mix knits with leather, cotton, shearling and suede to create detail. Dunnes is a great place to start, thanks to their large range of separates which were showcased to the press this week in Dublin (we at were on the FROW to check it out for you). And don't forget the online favourites too like, whose Boutique range launches in November. It's a slightly higher price, but you are getting higher quality fabrics and in-house design.

We also got a sneak peek at H&M Studio back in July (now in stock) and fell in love with their knee high boots for those who want to keep the colour to accessories and shoes. 

Boots, €149, H&M Studio Boots, €149, H&M Studio

What do you think of the burgundy trend? Will you be rocking this shade? Do you think it's berry nice? (Sorry). Tell us your go-to Winter shade in the comments!

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