Red is this season’s colour, call it wine, mulberry, merlot or just red, and where this is so easily translated into your favourite accessory is the tote bag. You find a version in red in pretty much every designer’s collection.
I’m not, usually, a red handbag person, preferring to go for the neutrals that go with everything, but I have to say that this season I am sorely tempted, particularly by Liberty’s Iphis print coated canvas tote, LK Bennett’s multi functional lightweight nylon tote and Michael Michael Kors large red leather tote.
Ox blood mulberry or deep burgundy, are the two colours to go for if you want to stay almost neutral and yet go with this season’s colour. Sometimes it’s hard to determine between this rich deep dark shade and brown, but then again is it not worth going the whole way and adding something to your bag collection that a) says you know what you’re doing and b) is a colour that you may already not own?
It may be that you look at these, decide that red is not really for you (although it does make such a great statement) and go with another black bag to add to the five already in your (my) cupboard. But if ever you’re going to invest in a red bag this has to be the season….go for it.