The Colour Every Fashion-Girl is Wearing Right Now

By Carmel Dunne

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Image source: Getty/ Christian Vierig


There’s a definite standout in the scheme of colours that continues to take regular outfits from ordinary to insta-worthy. If you haven’t already caught on and vowed to embrace more colour this winter – now is certainly the time.

From bags, to shoes, to ruffled mini dresses the red effect has been making waves for some time and we’re certain it’s staying put. So rather than purchase yet another black clutch, make a bold move and opt for red instead. If you need more convincing, scroll on to discover these pieces that have the stamp of approval:

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Borgo De Nor Raquel Floral-print Crepe De Chine Midi Dress
Borgo De Nor Raquel Floral-print Crepe De Chine Midi Dress

Having worked at Harper's Bazaar , Diane von Furstenberg and Heidi Klein between them, Borgo De Nor founders Carmen Borgonovo and Joana de Noronha know exactly what women want from the perfect dress. This crepe de chine 'Raquel' style has an elasticated band and detachable tie to cinch your waist. Panels of blush and navy accentuate the elegant kimono sleeves.

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Nicholas Kirkwood Ziggy cross-strap suede sandals
Nicholas Kirkwood Ziggy cross-strap suede sandals

Nicholas Kirkwood's striking footwear designs command a cult following and these lava-red suede Ziggy sandals show just why. They're crafted in Italy with quilted crossover front straps soft ankle ties and a sculptural rectangular heel. Watch the bold hue really pop against a coordinating printed skirt.

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Bella Freud 1970 wool sweater
Bella Freud 1970 wool sweater

Bring a playful touch to workwear edits with this Bella Freud sweater. It's woven from premium red wool with a bold black and white '1970' intarsia-knit motif on the front. Wear it atop monochrome separates and this season's must-have slip-on loafers.

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Loewe Barcelona small leather cross-body bag
Loewe Barcelona small leather cross-body bag

Loewe's scarlet-red leather Barcelona bag will lend a splash of colour to your favourite looks this season. The boxy shape is offset by a triangular slip-through front fastening detailed with logo-engraved hardware. A slim adjustable strap means you can wear it cross-body as a clutch or looped over the shoulder.

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Osman Clover floral-embroidered strapless tulle gown
Osman Clover floral-embroidered strapless tulle gown

Osman's poppy-red and tonal-blue floral-embroidered Clover gown is a typically striking evening piece. A strapless style it's crafted in the UK from lightweight tulle that's draped over a red satin lining for a fluid graceful effect. Style it with a single statement earring as it was worn on the SS17 runway.

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Caroline Constas Lena asymmetric-hem cotton-blend wrap dress
Caroline Constas Lena asymmetric-hem cotton-blend wrap dress

Sculptural femininity is what Caroline Constas does best and this red cotton-blend Lena wrap dress is a fine example. It's meticulously crafted in the USA with blouson sleeves and an asymmetric ruffled hem that are offset by the waist-cinching tie. Try it on vacation with lace-up sandals.

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Gucci Striped Bow-embellished Velvet Pumps
Gucci Striped Bow-embellished Velvet Pumps

Gucci's signature striped webbing is a detail from the archive that Alessandro Michele reinterprets in new and exciting ways each season. Crafted from plush red velvet, these leather-lined pumps have a classic point-toe profile and are decorated with detachable navy, ivory and red bows. Wear them with cropped pants or printed dresses.

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Tommy Hilfiger Jillian Bomber
Tommy Hilfiger Jillian Bomber

Don’t shy away from the fiery hue of Tommy Hilfiger's Jillian Bomber. This investment piece is crafted in a classic silhouette that will be wearable season after season. Temper the bright shade but pairing it with more muted basics. Our model is wearing a size small jacket. She usually takes a standard AU 8/Small, is 5’6” (167cm) tall, has a 83cm bust, 91cm hips and a 66cm waist. - Length: 58.5cm (size small) - Relaxed fit; slightly cropped - Lightweight, poplin fabric; slight stretch-stretch - Fiery red hue; navy, red and white contrast trim - Gold-toned hardware; branded zip toggle - Lined; non-stretch - Twin hip pockets - Ribbed, elasticised cuffs and hemline

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Saint Laurent Lou medium leather cross-body bag
Saint Laurent Lou medium leather cross-body bag

Invest in Saint Laurent's timeless aesthetic with this burgundy leather Lou bag. A tactile contrast to the sleek shape the front is embossed with the enduring interlocking logo and the single adjustable shoulder strap finishes in a leather tassel. It's an ideal size for everyday essentials and is smart enough to carry come evening too - slip it on with a leopard-print dress and slick black derby shoes.

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Floriana One-Shoulder Crinkle Blouse
Floriana One-Shoulder Crinkle Blouse

Floriana One-Shoulder Crinkle Blouse

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Tabitha Simmons Cleo polka dot-print canvas slides
Tabitha Simmons Cleo polka dot-print canvas slides

Playful polka dots bring a retro sensibility to Tabitha Simmons's Cleo slides. They're crafted from lipstick-red canvas printed with black and white dots and finished with two bows on the top of each strap. Perfect with fit-and-flare dresses they'll also add a distinctly feminine feel to washed-blue jeans.

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Off-White Logo-print cotton sweatshirt
Off-White Logo-print cotton sweatshirt

Crafted with an urban-inspired aesthetic Off-White's off-duty designs exude a cool edge. This red cotton-jersey sweatshirt is offset with the label's distinguished motifs - note the front logo side stripes and arrow emblem at the back - and stamped with 'Seeing Things' in blue in reference to the name of the designer's AW17 collection. The fit is loose and true to size.

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Rachel Comey Bishop high-rise wide-leg cotton trousers
Rachel Comey Bishop high-rise wide-leg cotton trousers

Rachel Comey's cotton-twill Bishop trousers come in a warm shade of red that will enrich myriad looks this season. They're cut to sit high on the waist and fall in wide legs to hit at the ankle. Team them with a T-shirt and tan flatforms for a 1970s vibe or layer with a glittering sweater for a party-ready twist.

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Balenciaga Bistrot braided patent clutch
Balenciaga Bistrot braided patent clutch

Balenciaga's striking candy-red black and white Bistrot clutch is inspired by the vivid caning used in outdoor café furniture - a distinctively Parisian reference. The oversized envelope shape conceals a capacious interior with a tan-brown leather pouch that will perfectly hold your evening essentials. Carry it to add flair to tuxedo trousers and LBDs.

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Caroline Constas Gabriella off-the-shoulder cotton-blend top
Caroline Constas Gabriella off-the-shoulder cotton-blend top

It's easy to spot the vacation influences in Caroline Constas's brick-red stretch cotton-blend Gabriella top. The off-the-shoulder ruffled-puff sleeves are deeply alluring striking a dramatic contrast to the sweetheart-neckline and slender boned bodice. Slip it on over tailored trouser and block heel sandals to complete a sultry evening look.

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Mansur Gavriel Venetian suede loafers
Mansur Gavriel Venetian suede loafers

Mansur Gavriel's Venetian loafers are simple in shape but bold in colour. They're crafted from postbox-red suede and designed with an elegant almond toe and small block heel. Slip them on with black and white pieces coordinating with the label's equally punchy bag.

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KENDALL + KYLIE Prism Mules
KENDALL + KYLIE Prism Mules

Suede KENDALL + KYLIE mules styled with a refined, pointed toe. Low, covered heel and synthetic sole. Leather: Kidskin. Imported, China. Measurements Heel: 0.75in / 20mm

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Givenchy Destroyed Logo Tee
Givenchy Destroyed Logo Tee

Self: 100% cotton Rib: 97% cotton 3% elastan Made in Portugal Machine wash Destroyed fabric detail throughout

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Vanessa Mooney The Firefly Earrings
Vanessa Mooney The Firefly Earrings

Long threaded tassels hang from fixed, gold-plated rings on these Vanessa Mooney earrings. Post closure. Gold plate. Made in the USA. Measurements Length: 6in / 15cm

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Fausto Puglisi Leather & Cady Belt
Fausto Puglisi Leather & Cady Belt

Adjustable buckle closure . Suede lining

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Nasty Gal nastygal Love on Top Ruffle Top
Nasty Gal nastygal Love on Top Ruffle Top

They say love hurts. This top features a floral print throughout, high neck, and ruffle detailing throughout.

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Gucci XL leather tote
Gucci XL leather tote

The large Gucci XL tote has an embossed Gucci logo that extends across the front of the bag. Made in our smooth, classic leather. ; Gucci green leather; Embossed Gucci logo; Hand-painted edges; On mould construction; Attached shoulder strap with 56cm drop; Large size: W35.5cm x H38cm x D12cm; Light pink suede bonded lining; Made in Italy;

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Tibi Asymmetric stretch-faille top
Tibi Asymmetric stretch-faille top

Tibi demonstrates a boldly elegant aesthetic with this red stretch-faille top. It's cut to sit neatly off of one shoulder and fall loosely over the body and finished with three-quarter length sleeves and inverted cuff pleats. High-waisted culottes and point-toe pumps will complete the perfect evening look.

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Chloé Faye mini leather and suede cross-body bag
Chloé Faye mini leather and suede cross-body bag

The Faye bag is one of Chloé's most recognisable pieces now scaled down for the new season. The wine-burgundy calf-suede and leather style features the iconic pale gold-tone ring and chain detail and is complete with three card slots in the taupe-grey suede interior. Match a shin-skimming dress to the rich hue before styling it with black leather ankle boots.

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BLISS AND MISCHIEF Collector-fit high-rise jeans
BLISS AND MISCHIEF Collector-fit high-rise jeans

Bliss and Mischief's red jeans are perfect for pepping up classic black and white looks. They are made in the USA to the signature Collector fit - a high-rise silhouette that falls slim through the leg - and finished with c opper-tone metal hardware for a vintage feel.

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LA CARTELLA Handbags - Item 45293921
LA CARTELLA Handbags - Item 45293921

LA CARTELLA Handbags. faux leather, mini, solid color, logo, metal applications, framed closure, bag handle, internal zip pocket, removable shoulder strap, lined interior, bottom with studs, satchel bags. Textile fibers, Other Fibres

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Oscar de la Renta Tiered tassel-drop clip-on earrings
Oscar de la Renta Tiered tassel-drop clip-on earrings

Tassels remain at the core of Oscar de la Renta's earring selection for the new season reimagined here in ombré shades of red. They're a clip-on style and feature a chunky tiered drop that's suspended from a scarlet-red bead-embellished stud. Wear them with sleek swept-back hair and watch them swing with every move.

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Gucci Embroidered Printed Cotton-jersey Hooded Top
Gucci Embroidered Printed Cotton-jersey Hooded Top

Gucci logos from the '80s, intentionally made to resemble bootleg designs, are a key feature in Alessandro Michele's Spring '17 collection. Printed with a sky-blue, yellow and green graphic, this cotton-jersey hooded top has an oversized fit and is subtly distressed at the edges. We love how the floral embroidery contrasts its street-inspired vibe.

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boohoo Petite Becca Wrap Front Frill Woven Dress red
boohoo Petite Becca Wrap Front Frill Woven Dress red

Petite Becca Wrap Front Frill Woven Dress red

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Gucci Animalier card case
Gucci Animalier card case

Part of the Animalier collection, the leather card case features the distinctive metal bee detail and the phrase "Blind For Love"-an evolution of the French "L'Aveugle Par Amour" introduced by Alessandro Michele, in embossed gold foil. ; Light pink leather; Gold-toned hardware; Four card slots and one bill compartment; Two flat pockets; One zip pocket; Snap closure; Open: W11cm x H17.5cm; Closed: W18cm x H8.7cm x D3cm; Made in Italy;

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Asos Small Pointy Cat Eye Sunglasses
Asos Small Pointy Cat Eye Sunglasses

Sunglasses by ASOS Collection, Pointy cat eye frames, Moulded nose pads for added comfort, Dark tinted lenses, Tapered arms with curved temple tips for a secure fit, Good UV protection, Cloth sunglasses pouch can be used as a lens wipe. Score a wardrobe win no matter the dress code with our ASOS Collection own-label collection. From polished prom to the after party, our London-based design team scour the globe to nail your new-season fashion goals with need-right-now dresses, outerwear, shoes and denim in the coolest shapes and fits.

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Marc Jacobs Shutter Textured-leather Shoulder Bag
Marc Jacobs Shutter Textured-leather Shoulder Bag

Marc Jacobs' 'Shutter' bag is a nod to classic camera pouches. Crafted from textured-leather, this structured design has two satin twill-lined sections that can hold a cell phone, wallet and compact. It's punctuated by the label's signature 'J' motif and has an optional adjustable shoulder strap.

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New Era Ny 9forty Red Cap
New Era Ny 9forty Red Cap

Hat by New Era, Cotton twill, Domed crown, Curved peak, Embroidered logo, Adjustable back strap fastening, Do not wash, 100% Cotton. Die-hard hat collector? Look no further than American label New Era, which offers a fresh and street led collection including beanies, baseball caps and snapbacks. Manufacturing hats since the 1930s, the brand continues to evolve, adding a feminine touch to classic styles. Look out for bold animal prints, acid wash finishes and colour block designs.

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Schutz Taylor Heel
Schutz Taylor Heel

Taylor Heel

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VITA KIN Maldives striped lightweight linen blouse
VITA KIN Maldives striped lightweight linen blouse

Vita Kin's red linen Maldives blouse is eye-catching while being easy to wear. It's patterned with contrasting white and navy-blue stripes and has a breezy silhouette with voluminous balloon sleeves and adjustable tie-fastening cuffs. Keep it the focus of your look with white wide-leg trousers.

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Off-White OffWhite - Textured-leather Shoulder Bag
Off-White OffWhite - Textured-leather Shoulder Bag

Before launching Off-White, Virgil Abloh studied architecture and was the Art Director for JAY-Z and Kanye West's album, Watch the Throne . Made from red textured-leather, this shoulder bag comes with a tonal short strap and longer jacquard version that mimics black and yellow industrial tape - a brand signature. It opens to a mint interior spacious enough for a cell phone, compact, wallet and keys. -- Red textured-leather - Magnetic-fastening front flap - Weighs approximately 1.8lbs/ 0.8kg - Made in Italy

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Proenza Schouler Asymmetric panelled crepe dress
Proenza Schouler Asymmetric panelled crepe dress

Tap into Proenza Schouler's contemporary sense of cool with this red crepe dress. It's crafted with embroidered exposed seams and a self-fastening waist tie that encases the hips and drapes down to complement the asymmetric hemline. Style it with a pouch and mules for an on-brand spin.

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Dolce & Gabbana Eyewear lace bouquet sunglasses
Dolce & Gabbana Eyewear lace bouquet sunglasses

Dolce & Gabbanaâs Spring/Summer 2017 collection oozes with the Italian fashion houseâs feminine aesthetic, with pretty florals and lace remaining signature details. These stand-out lace bouquet sunglasses from Dolce & Gabbana's Flowers Lace collection are beautifully decorated with black metallic lace effect arms embellished with red rose details and Swarovski crystals. They feature cat-eye frames, gradient lenses with 100% UVA and UVB protection, a logo at the temple and straight arms with angled tips. This item comes with a protective case.

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Maryam Nassir Zadeh Sophie leather sandals
Maryam Nassir Zadeh Sophie leather sandals

Sophie red leather sandals by Maryam Nassir Zadeh

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Bambi Swing Dress
Bambi Swing Dress

Bambi Swing Dress

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Alexander McQueen Skull-print silk-chiffon scarf
Alexander McQueen Skull-print silk-chiffon scarf

A long-standing signature design Alexander McQueen's red and cream skull-print scarf is the perfect way to add gothic edge to myriad looks. It's cut in Italy from ultra-fine silk-chiffon and finished with neat hand-rolled edges. Drape it over a black jacket to really see the colour pop.

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Prada Velvet slippers
Prada Velvet slippers

Red velvet slippers by Prada

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Loewe Barcelona Leather Shoulder Bag - Red
Loewe Barcelona Leather Shoulder Bag - Red

Loewe's 'Barcelona' bag was spotted on the arms of countless fashion editors during fashion month, including Anna Dello Russo and Veronika Heilbrunner. This high-impact red version has been handcrafted in Spain from smooth leather and has two spacious compartments. It's defined by the distinctive triangular tab fastening, taken from the label's archive.

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Topshop Frill Hem Blazer Dress
Topshop Frill Hem Blazer Dress

This sophisticated red blazer dress has been prettified with a fun frill trim. Featuring long sleeves and a crossover front, this collarless style is finished with two pockets and a concealed closure. Complement with court heels and a clutch bag. 88% Polyester, 12% Elastane. Dry clean only.

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Gucci Dionysus leather super mini bag
Gucci Dionysus leather super mini bag

A structured leather chain super mini bag with a key ring that can be used to attach this bag to a separate larger bag. The closure has the textured tiger head spur closure-a unique detail referencing the Greek god Dionysus, who in myth is said to have crossed the river Tigris on a tiger sent to him by Zeus. The tiger head closure is enriched with Swarovski crystal stones. Made in resistant textured leather. ; Black leather; Tiger head with crystals; Palladium-toned hardware; Attached key ring that can attach to a separate bag; Chain shoulder strap with 60cm drop; Pin closure with side release; W16.5cm x H10cm x D4.5cm; Made in Italy;

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Asos Edition Leather Zip Ankle Boots
Asos Edition Leather Zip Ankle Boots

Boots by ASOS Collection, Smooth leather upper, Zip-back fastening, Circular zip pull, Almond toe, High block heel, Treat with a leather protector, 100% Real Leather Upper, Heel height: 8cm/3. Score a wardrobe win no matter the dress code with our ASOS Collection own-label collection. From polished prom to the after party, our London-based design team scour the globe to nail your new-season fashion goals with need-right-now dresses, outerwear, shoes and denim in the coolest shapes and fits.

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River Island Womens Red one shoulder long sleeve top
River Island Womens Red one shoulder long sleeve top

Poplin fabric One shoulder design Collar detail Long sleeve Loose fit Our model wears a UK 8 and is 175cm/5'9'' tall

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Gucci Signature leather belt
Gucci Signature leather belt

Our interlocking G buckle on our classic belt, made in heat debossed Gucci Signature leather resulting in a defined print with a firm texture. ; White Gucci Signature leather with white leather detail; Interlocking G buckle with stud closure; Hand-painted edges; 3.7 cm width; Made in Italy; Our belts are in Italian sizes, please refer to the belt size guide below before placing an order. ;

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Gucci Soho leather disco bag
Gucci Soho leather disco bag

A compact shoulder bag with a leather tassel zipper pull. Sized to fit the necessities. Made in our light, natural grain leather. ; Its name may inspire nights out, but its compact size and go-to ease make this bag a spring essential. The red makes a bold statement on a small scale. ; Black leather; Light gold-toned hardware; Leather tassel; Embossed interlocking G; Interior phone and open pockets; Adjustable leather strap with 55cm drop; Top zip closure; Small size: W21cm x H15cm x D7cm; Cotton linen lining; Made in Italy; The model is 180 cm;

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Calvin Rucker for FWRD Kiss On My List Top
Calvin Rucker for FWRD Kiss On My List Top

100% Japanese poly Made in USA Dry clean only Button front closure Neck tie accent

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Nasty Gal nastygal Bust a Move Fit & Flare Dress
Nasty Gal nastygal Bust a Move Fit & Flare Dress

Don't just stand there. The Bust a Move Dress features a mini, fit & flare silhouette, flare sleeves, and button-up top.

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Shoes of Prey Pointed Toe Slingback
Shoes of Prey Pointed Toe Slingback

Every pair is made to order - your shoes will ship within approximately 3 weeks. With its chic pointed toe and classic sling back design, this shoe is the perfect style for taking your look from day to night. It features an adjustable ankle strap, a soft suede upper and a stiletto heel- Suede upper- Sling back- Ankle strap- Pointed toe- Heel: 9.9 cmFor custom designs, see in-store for details.

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River Island Womens Red high neck D-ring hem top
River Island Womens Red high neck D-ring hem top

Woven fabric High neck Cut out detail D-ring hem detail Three quarter sleeve Loop back fastening Our model wears a UK 8 and is 175cm/5'9'' tall

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Maryam Nassir Zadeh Agnes suede ankle boots
Maryam Nassir Zadeh Agnes suede ankle boots

Agnes red suede ankle boots by Maryam Nassir Zadeh

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