If you take so much as a glance at the current trend reports or latest runway shows, you’ll see the color burgundy and oxblood splashed all over, from to Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler, this deep red hue is not to go unnoticed. While in my book, black will always be the new black, but burgundy is certainly a close second and quickly becoming one of my favorite colors.

With the red trend being so powerful and one that many may think is difficult to pull off, don’t worry I have some tips on how to incorporate this hot color into your daily wardrobe! If you’re one wary to break into this bold-hued trend, start by incorporating small amounts of red, by donning painted nails—try this burgundy Chanel Vamp nail polish or by sporting a deep colored lip.

Walking through campus, I spotted this Fashionista who showcases this trend effortlessly by mixing burgundy with neutral hues to allow the deep hue to really pop. This Fashionista is seen wearing cream-colored chiffon shorts with silver bead detailing—I have to admit, I became mildly obsessed with these shorts the second I saw them—paired with oversized burgundy sweater over cream chiffon button-down. Accessorized with snakeskin scarf, unique flower necklace, black tights and heeled booties, this Fashionista looks classy and put together while exuding a certain coolness by incorporating the trend of the season.

Recreating a look that utilizes this red tone is easy, especially if you read any of the latest fashion magazine—almost all of them have how-to’s on the burgundy/oxblood trend. Most of these how-to’s show different items all of the same color, but in order to incorporate this hue into your wardrobe, choose one or two items to start out with. Choose a blazer or maybe a pair of shoes and go from there; mix in some neutrals or for the dare devil Fashionistas out there, pair a brighter color like teal or salmon.

Follow these easy tips, pair this deep red tone with neutrals or bolder colors in order to really make a statement and you will surely be a beauty in burgundy!

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