Many women steer clear of bright colours when it comes to selecting clothing and accessories.

Neutrals are far more practical and generally come out tops when a fashion decision is made. This pallet offers far more functionality and can easily be mixed and matched with other sensible, neutral pieces.

However, with a wardrobe mostly made up of neutrals, it is very easy to incorporate well-considered accessories that add a pop of colour.

Via La Moda, manufacturers of quality leather handbags and accessories, recommends red as the obvious colour of choice – not only does it make a statement, it is also a surprisingly versatile colour.

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Red is a warm and positive colour and represents passion, seduction and love

It is energising and boosts confidence to those who are generally shy and reserved. In some Eastern cultures, it is also the colour of good luck and good to have around.

It has the ability to transform an ordinary outfit into one that makes a statement and also speaks of confidence and elegance.

A beautifully crafted red handbag adds as much value to a thought-through wardrobe as a black one would.

Be sure to express yourself during the month of love by flaunting a pop of red.