Shop the Trend: Scarlet Fever

The Fall ’11 runways had us seeing red. Shades of fire engine, crimson, burgundy—the entire spectrum of rouge marched down the catwalk. Ladies, it’s time to spice up your your seasonal palette of basic black, greys and neutrals with something a bit more colorful.

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Left to right: Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, and Vera Wang

Michael Kors added a shock of color to his cream, tan, and black collection with a draped red gown and a red fur. Marc Jacobs opted for a more burgundy hue for his see-through lace dress. Naughty, but so very right. Vera Wang’s pleated dress was a softer shade, bordering on burnt sienna. Fancy some scarlet in your wardrobe? We found must-haves in stores now.

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Left to right: Diane Von Furstenberg, Zero+Maria Cornejo, and Topshop.

No one cuts to flatter quite like Zero + Maria Cornejo. This lipstick red draped jersey dress is guaranteed to have all eyes on you. $575, Prefer a deeper shade of red? Diane von Furstenbergs silk dress—in chili—has you covered. Add some gold accessories and you’re good to go. $385, Still not convinced midi skirts can be sexy? Try this one by Topshop. The bold color ups the hotness factor by a few. $76,

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Left to right: Ralph Lauren, Giles Deacon, and Lanvin.

We’ve always been fans of the red handbag. You can wear all black, white, even blue, but rock a red bag and voila: instant chic. Ralph Laurens Calfskin Saddle Bag comes with luxe hardware and in rich, buttery leather. $4,500, Leave it to Giles Deacon to design a quirky, fun spider ring. We’re letting go of our arachnophobia just to wear it. $420, Heeled oxfords in burgundy? How perfectly on trend, and how very Lanvin. What won’t you wear these with? $1,050,

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Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo in Infatuation, Incognito, and Poetic.

All this rouge is just dandy but there's one key item that every girl needs in her arsenal this season: red lipstick. Dolce & Gabbanas Passion Duo combines lipstick and gloss (no more choosing!) for creamy color with shine. $34, at Saks locations nationwide and starting this month.