ACCESSORIES REPORT: The Fall 2012 Color, Oxblood

Accessories Report

The number one go to color this fall is none other than oxblood. While the name may scare some away, this saturated blue-red shade is one of the hottest trends this season. Formerly known as burgundy, this earthy and rich hue compliments every color and adds a dose of drama to any outfit.

This Fashionista was spotted with a beautiful oxblood zipper dress. To brighten up the look, she paired a dainty white cardigan to offset the dramatic dress. The opposite option of matching oxblood with darker tones of gray and black also stands. It’s up to you whether you want the vamped up version or the more neutral.

Besides from dresses, this striking color has made its way to outerwear, pants, bags and jewelry. Leather pants in this hue is a must have for someone looking for a touch of rebellion. This color redefines classic pieces like leather jackets, peplum tops and structured handbags. ASOS even has their own page for oxblood colored items! I highly suggest checking this out because they have a vast range of pieces from knee high boots to knitted hats to slouchy sweaters.

This vibrant color is also prominent in various accessories, especially in the handbag category. Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen and Rebecca Minkoff are just a couple designers out of hundreds that have noticed this trend and incorporated it into their inventions. Pair up an oversized oxblood handbag with your favorite outfit and matching boots for the perfect autumn look. Think of it as the season’s new black.

Spotted: Derek Lam, Yves Saint Laurent and Peter Som all feature the illustrious oxblood and leather combination in their fall 2012 runway show.


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