Red is taking a very dark turn for fall.
The shade of the season is oxblood (a few shades deeper than burgundy), which was spied on fall 2012 runways of designers from Diane von Furstenberg to Peter Som, and has now become a style must-have.
Head-to-toe oxblood is a fashion-forward departure from an all-black look, but just one piece - either an accessory or garment - is also chic, paired with black or a lighter shade for some cool contrast.
Tibi bonded vinyl skirt, $725; at Tibi, 120 Wooster St., 212-226-5852
Juicy Couture ankle booties, $328; at bloomingdales.com
H&M jacket, $19.95; at H&M stores
Topshop sequin dress, $130; at Topshop, 478 Broadway, 212-966-9555
Helmut Lang wool-blend sweater, $495; at NET-A-PORTER.com
Rebecca Minkoff leather shoulder bag, $495; at Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Ave., 212-705-2000