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How to wear red this season when you're fully terrified of bright colours

The colour red fired up the runways at London Fashion Week in September.

Everyone from Gucci to Topshop Unique sent splashes of pop art red and brush strokes of wine-infused burgundy down the catwalk. Not exactly the most wearable colour, red demands attention. Loud and proud, a red garment has the potential to transform you into the badass girl boss you've always meant to be. However, how do we incorporate red into our wardrobes if we're bladdy terrified of it? Many of us prefer the more minimalist, Scandi-girl look, or maybe you're loud and proud on the print front, but have absolutely no clue how to make red work with the colour palette already sitting in your wardrobe?

Here are five ways to incorporate red into your wardrobe when you're fully terrified of the colour:

Layer up with a red turtleneck 

Layered underneath a jumpsuit, some dungarees or a jumper, the turtleneck is the perfect way to add a pop of red, without going all out. Practically hidden under your outfit, the red just adds to your already fashionable get-up, without drawing too much attention to itself and demanding centre stage. There are some perfectly good turtlenecks on sale in Primark for a cheap and cheerful price, meaning you can purchase potentially your most versatile wardrobe item without breaking the bank. Which means if you end up hating the red, you can give it to a charity shop and not be sorely disappointed about the money loss. But, equally, if you end up lovin' red, you can venture out from the shadows, let the turtleneck do the talkin' and wear it loud and proud, tucked into a pair of high-waisted boyfriend fit jeans. Perfect.

Invest in a classic red coat 

Now, those of you terrified of bold colours will immediately shrink back at the prospect of the red coat. Yes, there's no hiding in a red coat, but if you invest in a style that works for you, whether that be a fluffy teddy coat or a red puffer, you'll learn to love it. And the best part about investing in one of these? If you do get a lil' self-conscious, as soon as you're inside in the warm, it can come right off. Either that, or you'll absolutely love your teddy and will legitimately want to sleep in it because it's too damn comfy and too damn fashionable.

Pop on some red tights 

A quirkier way to incorporate this key trend, red tights may appear, at first, to have connotations of a 4-year-old's first day at primary school. However, bear with us here. Throw some red tights on with your go-to OOTD that's started to appear very boring, and you're sorted. Giving your outfit a new lease of life, whilst savin' your overdraft from bankruptcy, this is a win-win situation. And with the festive season upon us, you've got your elf costume for the Chrimbo party sorted and all.

Beret good - accessorise with a splash of red 

Crazy cozy in @louandgrey today ❤️??? #louandgrey #ad

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There's many a way to accessorise with a splash of red, but the trendiest way to get fiery this season is with a hat. Berets and baker boys are your new best friends. Seriously affordable and seriously cool, pop one on your head and it seems to just complete a look, whilst earning you some major fash-points in the process.

Go all out with a red co-ord 

Sometimes the best way to get over a fear is to just go all out, right? All or nothing, the red co-ord is very much all out there. Totally badass and totally demanding attention, the red co-ord means business. And in turn, you mean business. Yes, you just might receive all the stares, but it's only because everyone else is wondering where the heck you got that amazing outfit from. Pop a minimalist black blouse underneath and you're keeping the outfit close to your roots, yet still rockin' the colour of the season like an absolute fashion pro. Anna Wintour, who?

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