Tuesday, August 21, 2012

...it's Fall 2012: Oxblood

"We’re suckers for the dark red everyone seems to be calling “oxblood,” even if that also sounds like something GOOP would tell us to drink as part of a spirit cleanse."  The Cut, NY Magazine.
Image from nymag.com.
Better known as maroon or burgundy in the 80s and 90s, oxblood is a color we haven't seen much of until now, but it's a major look for fall.  And if you follow me on Pinterest, you know that it is the color that is dominating my fall fashion wall. This deeply-saturated wine color is flattering to almost any skin tone and mixes well with almost any other color, making it closet-worthy for fall.   From head to toe, it can be a simple accent or a major anchor in your oufit.  Count me in.

The love affair started in the spring with this chiffon backed leather tee that I picked up at Topshop.
Image from topshop.com.
Since then, I see the world through oxblood-color glasses and am finding inspiration in the most unlikely places.  A trip to Brooklyn last weekend yielded not only a decadent gelato at Jacques Torres in DUMBO, but this divine scooter sitting out front. 
Image from mrchocolate.com.
Images from Lisa Bida.
White leather, shiny chrome, black trim and glossy oxblood paint. Voila!  A new look for yourself...or your front entrance.

Image from elementsofstyleblog.com.
Image from colourlovers.com.
Image from victorianvaluesconstruction.co.uk.
Or try my new fave color with 50 shades of gray and if you're in the mood, a touch of black.  
Image from jcrew.com.
Image from colourlovers.com.
Image from neimanmarcus.com.
Tory Burch pulls it all together with the navy ensemble.  Play with other colors in the purple, navy, fushia family that are already in your closet to updates your wardrobe for fall.  
Image from toryburch.com.
Image from colourlovers.com.
Image from colorlovers.com.
My daughter just got these totally cool kicks from hometown favorite New Balance.  The pairing of cool turquoise and deep red is fresh and right on trend.
Image from newbalance.com.
Image from colourlovers.com.
I L.o.v.e. with a capital L this bracelet from Rocklove jewelry
Image from rocklove.com.
This purse from Tory Burch is killer! Can you just see it dressed up with a black outfit or cooled down with denim?
Image from toryburch.com.
For the dabblers,  try just a touch of this magical color on your nails.
Image from pinterest.com.
Lastly, booties, which Jen reported on in a recent post, are my obsession right now.  I love these two from Urban Outfitters and will be adding a pair to wear with my outfits this fall.  The bit of burnished suede we're seeing this season is just the beginning of what will be a key trend in fall 2013/14.
Image from urbanoutfitters.com.
Image from urbanoutfitters.com.

These little beauties from Vince can be folded over just slightly.  
Image from nordstrom.com.
Kick it old school with these nerdy cool loafers from Bass.  Roll up your jeans, throw on a blazer and you're good to go to a meeting or pick up the kids.
Image from zappos.com.
Email us or leave a comment with your favorite finds in oxblood! ~ LB


  1. I adore burgundy! It is going to def. be my fall fav!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. omg i never thought of burgundy as "oxblood" haha that makes it sound so much more violent! i like all the examples you've found everywhere and i'm digging the leather pants especially

    pandaphilia style

  3. I prefer the term "oxblood" to "burgundy" - seems so much more romantic and fall-appropriate. Thanks for including the color palettes - the color had me baffled for a while on how to pair it.

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