Wear a statement necklace with red clothes, and it can be off-putting – you could end up looking like a pillar box with baubles on, after all… when chosen carefully, a red outfit can make a real style statement, and when its fire-engine shade is accentuated with pale shades and vibrant accessories, that bright red doesn’t seem so daunting after all. Caution: this style may invite fulsome compliments.

Clockwise from top left: red camisole by Topshop / red bootcut trousers by Gucci / green Murano bead necklace by Arati Devasher / turquoise earrings by Pearly Karpel / lipstick by Nars / bracelets by Oscar Bijoux and Aurelie Bidermann / sandals by Forever 21