Fun Facts: How to tell your shades apart? Burgundy is a deep red, claret is a purplish red, and maroon is a brownish crimson.

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Plush touches—gold-toned hardware, braided details—make this pebbled leather bag an instant classic.
Michael Michael Kors, $278; 866-709-5677

Ankle booties are evening-worthy with peekaboo straps and a subtle sheen.
Alexandre Birman, $995; for stores

Red beads look fabulous with a white button-down.
R.J. Graziano, $85; 212-685-3737

With room for your PDA, lipstick, and credit card, this leopard cross-body bag is perfect for a day of weekend errands.
Coach, $198;

Exotic drops get an extra dose of drama in a ruby shade.
Joan Rivers for QVC, $22;

Burgundy pony hair contrasts beautifully with red suede in this classic platform.
Ann Taylor, $228;

A claret-colored face gives the boyfriend watch a feminine twist.
Brera Orologi, $800;

Jazz up a plain tee with maroon bangles.
Ben-Amun, $128 for medium, $178 for large, Henri Bendel; 800-423-6335

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