All eyes were on the Duchess of Cambridge (née Kate Middleton) on day two of the Chinese president's state visit as she stepped up her style game in a deep-purple, lace Dolce & Gabbana dress. While her bespoke, cherry-red (dare we say Hello!-red?) Jenny Packham gown on the previous evening at her state banquet debut was ravishing, the wine-inspired hue of Kate's daytime look was perfectly on trend.
From cabernets to merlots and every varietal in between, fashionable celebrities have flocked to a palette that draws inspiration from the vineyard (and looks even better with a colour-coordinated glass of red in hand!). So as not to be too matchy, Kate smartly paired her stylish frock with suede accessories in a lighter shade, but still within the berry family, creating texture and harmony.
Taylor Swift has long been a fan of the rich hues, right from head to toe. Taking a break from touring, the singer paired garnet tights with a matching tote and topper for a funky yet polished off-duty look. Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha, on the other hand, kept her look mostly monochromatic with a pop of colour in her wine-coloured jacket.
When British "It" girl Poppy Delevingne wears a trend she does it in her own unique way. Earning her style credentials yet again while in New York, the 29-year-old slipped into an elaborate, brocade-print dress (fall trend alert!) with co-ordinating snakeskin clutch. Rita Ora, on the other hand, paired separates for a head-to-toe burgundy look, the showpiece being her voluminous leather skirt.
Want to incorporate pieces that call to mind the fine vintages of France and Italy in your wardrobe this fall and winter? We've rounded up our 13 top picks in the gallery – tap any photo to have a look!