Friday, October 19, 2012


With every new season, there comes a fresh wave of color for us to sink our teeth into, and the forecast for the upcoming months is permeated with deep burgundy. Dubbed "oxblood" by the fashion world, the Bordeaux hue was one of the biggest trends on the Fall 2012 runways. But don't let the creepy name throw you -- it's just the latest spin on burgundy, a rich Merlot red that's bold yet classic and easy to wear. It's a beautiful alternative to more mundane neutrals like brown. It's richer, more noticeable and combines well with gold hardware, all of which makes oxblood ideal for fall.

Love the color and want to incorporate in into your wardrobe? Well, you're in luck. Oxblood is very easy to assimilate with what you already own in big amounts or small doses. Personally, we love oxblood for leather goods, in shoes and as an accent to neutral colors like grey, navy, tans and our favorite moss green. However, feel free to incorporate this color in a stronger way. A coat in oxblood would be gorgeous for fall as would some great sweaters or even a pair of oxblood jeans. Nail polish and makeup is another way to embrace this trend. Either way, take a bite out of this trendy color.

Fall Palette

Jonathan Saunders pleated dress
$2,645 -

Dorothy perkin
$29 -

Dorothy Perkins pencil skirt

Cross shoulder bag

Nars cosmetic


Clarins matte eyeshadow

Bobbi brown cosmetic


  1. Lovin' this color! I just bought a dress in oxblood and it's a show stopper.

  2. Thanks for this post! NYC is in love with Oxblood. Even through the storm, New Yorkers are stylish!!! xx

  3. The best color for fall.

  4. Better than black!!!!