The name might invoke shocking mental images, however there’s nothing to fear Fashionistas – oxblood is one of fall’s hottest color trends. This sultry burgundy hue can transform any outfit into an edgy yet sophisticated look. One of the greatest things about oxblood is that it’s one of the season’s most versatile trends. Not only is it flattering for all skin tones, but it works as a neutral as well.
This on-trend Fashionista instantly caught my eye on campus. She rocked a cozy gray sweater with embellished shoulders and a pair of navy oxfords, but it was her oxblood skinny jeans that stole the show. These jeans were perfectly tailored in a hue that packed a serious punch. She added a navy braided belt to add even more polish to this luxe ensemble.
To recreate this look, first you should pick out the perfect oxblood piece for you. Take a cue from this week’s Fashionista and opt for pair of Levi Brand Jeans oxblood skinnies or a pair of Citizens of Humanity faux leather oxblood jeans. For a more feminine Fashionista like myself, this oxblood high-low skirt from Topshop and this dipped hem shirt dress from ASOS are must-haves this season.
Once you’ve picked out your beloved oxblood statement piece, pair it with chic neutrals such as gray, navy, cream and black. This balladeer sweater from Madewell and this oversized polka-dot top from Forever 21 not only look fabulous with oxblood, but will look great with other pieces in your closet as well.