When Gigi Hadid hit the Max Mara fall/winter 2017 runway in a red-hot monochromatic look, we called it: This was going to be the color of the season.
But not all reds are created equal.
Fast forward to the streets of New York during fashion week, and celebs and style stars alike were painting the town with the color—just as we expected. Olivia Palermo wore a bright-red, pleated look to the Diane von Furstenberg show, and Bella Hadid finished out the week in a similar color that involved ‘80s-style shoulder pads and a high-waisted skirt (flashback to that Cannes dress when the supermodel showed the world how one really rocks this hue).
It was Victoria Justice, however, who mastered the shade by finding its most wearable form.
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The actress wore a miniskirt in an oxblood red, introducing a compelling take on the trend that’s not only ideal for fall, but a much easier tone than what we’ve seen some on some of our favorite top models.
The rich color is a darker, deeper hue of red like a glass of merlot (yum) or the leaves of a Japanese maple tree. It has that warm, cozy tint that just feels like fall. Instead of a variation with challenging, orange or yellow undertones, this burgundy shade is easier to pull off and to match with other items in your closet. Victoria paired the skirt with a knit sweater in a similar tone, and looks like she’s strutting right into the new season.
We’re dubbing this choice the fall skirt we all need not only because it’s the ultimate shade of red, but because of its material: snake-printed leather is a great way to transition a summery item into the colder weather. Copy this celeb’s look with black, patent ankle booties and a bold red lip, and you’re set.
Whether you opt for a reptile-like leather or a more ’70s-inspired texture, this is one mini that makes maximum impact.
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