1. Find a couple of pieces that will easily blend into your work or casual outfits. Try a burgundy blouse, jeans, sweater, or scarf.
2. Stick to solid colors. Maroon looks gorgeous on most skin-tones, so any clothing you invest in will carry you through fall and winter year after year. Loud patterns, like the now ubiquitous Alexander McQueen skulls, however, will eventually fade out of fashion and you'll wind up retiring your pieces earlier than needed.
3. Keep it basic. Experimenting with colors can be a lot of fun, but too many different hues can take away from your overall look. Stick to one or two bold colors per outfit. For example, if you opt for a maroon sweater, try pairing it with dark jeans, a black bag, black scarf, simple jewelry, and perhaps a pair of hunter green flats to compliment the top.
Below are some great examples of the type of items to look out for:
Another advantage of burgundy is that it blends well with neutral pieces you most likely already have. Try matching with black, gray, brown, and dark greens for a colorful, coordinated look.
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