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It's time to see red and jazz up your wardrobe; Bags Of Style.

Byline: By Lisa Piddington

THERE is something undeniably sexy about red patent - bright and bold, shiny and luxurious, if you want to pretend the credit crunch hasn't affected you then this is fashion's way of showing off.

It's perfect for adding a dash of excitement to a wardrobe bursting at the seams with black (after all, you know what they say about women who wear red shoes) and is a great way of adding instant glamour.

Patent is a big trend for the new season and this most striking colour just adds a little more interest, whether you want to step out in style with a standout pair of shoes or show off some striking arm candy.

For fashionistas with a bulging bank balance, the design maestro Marc Jacobs updates his A-lister favourite for the new season.

The oversized Hobo costs pounds 335 from Harvey Nichols.

Marks & Spencer keeps bank managers happy with this over-sized red patent bag - a recession-busting pounds 25 from the new Per Una range.

Miss Jean Brody gets a modern update. From Dorothy Perkins these peep toe Mary Jane's feature double buckle detail and cost a tempting pounds 30.

Dune had this great collection of red accessories, featuring a modern mix of patent and mock croc. The belt is pounds 28, the clutch is pounds 70 and the buckle shoes are pounds 85.

Lisa Piddington is the editor of stylebirmingham.com, a website dedicated to Brum style and fashion
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Mar 16, 2009
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