If this season has a color, it is most definitely oxblood. The deep, gorgeous hue, a combination of red wine and burgundy, is everywhere this fall. Alexander Wang, Rodarte and Saint Laurent are just a few of the designers whose runways featured the rich shade. Designers are using this bordeaux shade on everything from dresses and jackets to nail polish. Don’t let the strange name put you off; it won’t take long to fall in love with this color.

This week’s Fashionista demonstrates the perfect way to use oxblood to create a cute and casual outfit that's perfect for a day of classes. Layering a graphic T-shirt and chambray button up with her oxblood skinny jeans and combat boots, the result is an effortlessly stylish look. Try these jeans from Nordstrom to recreate the look.

There are countless ways to incorporate this gorgeous, universally flattering color into your wardrobe this fall. ASOS has an entire section of their website dedicated to the color, featuring everything from metallic sheen blazers to knit hats and scarves. These lace shorts from Madewell would look fantastic paired with black opaque tights, booties and a flowy blouse or chunky sweater. Now that we're approaching the holiday season, there will be tons of occasions to try out your new favorite color. For a holiday party try this cutout dress from Free People with tights, heels and a cropped leather jacket. There’s really no way to go wrong with this versatile shade, so don’t be afraid to mix it up!

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One word that has repeatedly cropped up in fashionable circles this season is oxblood. Sounds gruesome, but oxblood is the most beautiful shade of rich burgundy. I already have several pieces in this color because I love wearing deep jewel tones during fall and winter. I’m very excited the fashion world has decided to declare this color an it trend for fall 2012.

This Fashionista is right on the mark with her oxblood jeans and chambray shirt. To me, her outfit is the perfect combination of trendy and effortless. The standout piece is the pair of oxblood skinny jeans. She kept everything else laidback and casual with a slouchy chambray shirt and taupe cutout sandals. The finishing quirky touch was a quick knot of the shirttails.

This outfit works well for these cool mornings but is still light enough for warm afternoons. Transitioning an outfit like this one into the colder months will be a snap! Throw on a pair of leather riding boots and top the chambray shirt off with a luxurious faux fur vest. 

Oxblood is an excellent alternative for the usual blacks and greys of a winter wardrobe.  And the color just screams “fall!” There are so many options for incorporating this trend into your wardrobe, whether you want a little of the color or a lot! Try an oxblood leather shift dress for a piece that packs a lot of punch. More subtle variations of this trend that I love include a pair of platform pumps from Ann Taylor, a printed ASOS skirt and OPI’s An Affair in Red Square nail polish.

This color embodies fall with its warmth and luxurious feel. Indulge in a few oxblood pieces to infuse rich color into your fall and winter wardrobe.


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