You are on Team Red if you prefer red to purple, and vice versa. Red includes everything from tomato red, fire engine, and watermelon, to a rich wine, brick red, claret, crimson, ruby, scarlet, and red burgundy. Purple includes everything from lavender, periwinkle, heather, mauve and lilac, to bright orchid, amethyst, violet, and deep grape, indigo, plum and eggplant. Take your pick.

As far as my friends, family and clients go, my guess is that they’d be evenly split. For some of my friends, purple is their favourite colour and it’s fun to give them purple things. I have zero purple in my wardrobe and home because it’s not a colour I gravitate to. Of course, I love it on those who enjoy wearing purple because it looks smashing and makes their hearts happy.

I bat firmly for Team Red. A sour, bright tomato red is one of my favourite and best colours. In smaller doses I wear watermelon, fire engine, wine, and red burgundies. I’ve worn bright reds my entire life, throughout the year, and don’t plan on stopping. Hubs Greg wears a deep red to perfection, and red sneakers are signature to his style. Yorkies Sam and Jo wear red harnesses, sweaters, coats, and collars. Our home decor incorporates red too. The Cox Castle bats for Team Red.

Here are the red items in my wardrobe.

Hobbs
Hackness Wool Jacket
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8
Boden
Rosie Jersey Top
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15
Yoox
Furla Handbag
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11
Boden
Classic Belt
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5
COS
Roll-neck merino jumper
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22

Over to you. Do you bat for Team Red or Team Purple? Tell us why. It’s tradition that on the eve of Thanksgiving in the US, you can bat for both teams. If you bat for neither, you can cheer from the sidelines. I shan’t be serving a meal on the bench because I’m busy cooking veggie sides to take to friends for Thanksgiving tomorrow.

If you’re in the US, we wish you a joyful, festive and peaceful long Thanksgiving weekend. The YLF team will be taking time off till Monday, although I’ll be back on Friday with a top picks list.