Bold, fiery and always chic -- red instantly adds heat to your fall wardrobe. This season's must-have hue can be worn as a splash of color or head-to-toe for full dramatic effect. Mix it in with any neutral such as camel, black, beige, white or navy. You can also treat red as a neutral by mixing different shades together for a tone-on-tone look. Here are a few pieces to get you started.

1. A runway look by Diane von Furstenberg.

2. Stitched cloche in scarlet, $58, Anthropologie.

3. Crewneck merino sweater in vibrant flame, $70, J. Crew.

4. Hourglass shift dress in tomato, $95, topshop.com.

5. BlankNYC denim jeans in red, $88, madewell.com.

6. Wedge ankle boots in bordeaux, $129, zara.com.

7. Rebecca Minkoff mini clutch in wine, $195, rebeccaminkoff.com.

 

Footloose Fashions

During a recent trip across the country, Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald dropped by the Mall of America. The stars of the "Footloose" remake (opening Friday) gave us a glimpse of their off-screen style, which doesn't include Hough's character's iconic red cowboy boots. Still, she looked plenty fierce in a Helmut Lang jacket and Jimmy Choo heels. Wormald wore a shirt by Vince and Converse shoes.

Pick of the week

LINE KNITWEAR BLANKET CARDIGAN $358, Stephanie's, 758 S. Cleveland Av., St. Paul, 651-690-3802, stephaniesshop.com.

Toss aside your slankets and snuggies. This draped-front hooded cashmere cardigan has a laidback feel, but boasts a classy look. Plus, you can belt it and wear it to work. A snuggie will never qualify as office wear.

Sales & Events

Thursday 

Cynthia Rae's 10th anniversary sale: The locally owned and designed line and boutique will celebrate its first decade with a show, photo booth, treats, discounts, prizes and a DJ.

5 to 9 p.m., 244 Water St., Excelsior, 952-401-4484, cynthiaraeboutique.com.

Friday

Atmosfere's fall fashion show: The show will feature fall clothing and accessories for men and women from the Uptown store, modeled by Atmosfere's customers.

9 p.m., The Lounge, 411 2nd Av. N., Mpls., 612-333-8800.

Hoigaard's 44th Annual Tent Sale: Save up to 60 percent on downhill and cross-country skis, snowboards, winter apparel, boots and accessories. The event includes food, music and prizes.

Noon to 9 p.m. on Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, 5425 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-929-1351, hoigaards.com.

Saturday

Elsworth's Fall Preview and Social: Check out the latest collections from Jack Victor, Scott James and Shades of Grey, and enjoy music and appetizers.

5 to 8 p.m., 811 LaSalle Av., Mpls., 612-339-0763.