STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Oxblood Duds

Style Advice of the Week

Well folks, fall is officially here. The weather has forced us all to pack up our shorts and tank tops for next year and we can no longer leave our houses without a jacket. However, on a more exciting note, not only does the turn of the season mean a change in the weather, but it also means a change in the fashion color palette. Every season, designers seem to feature a hot new color in their designs. This past summer, the “it” color was mint green, and the new shade for this autumn is…drum roll, please…oxblood! Now, the name of the color doesn’t sound so appealing, but I promise you it is a fabulous shade of red-meets-purple-meets-brown that is complementary to any skin tone.

When I spotted this Fashionista at a coffee shop near the Berklee campus, I was super excited to see someone who caught onto this upcoming trend — she wore an adorably feminine oxblood-colored, A-line suede skirt. In order to avoid wearing an entire outfit of oxblood pieces, it is important to offset the one piece that is oxblood-colored with neutrals. This Fashionista did this perfectly by pairing her skirt with a black and white striped turtleneck black and white polka-dotted, mid-calf socks and brown leather classic flats. Black and white stripes are indeed neutral, but the pattern is also one of my favorites and seems to be making a comeback season after season. I also really loved that this Fashionista mixed patterns by wearing a striped top and polka-dotted socks while maintaining the black and white color scheme in order to not take away from the oxblood skirt. Then, to top things off, this Fashionista wore a taupe, oversized hair bow that can be purchased at American Apparel in a variety of colors.

Because I am so excited about this new trend, I have handpicked some other oxblood-colored bottoms that you definitely need to check out: The Oxblood Double Layer Skirt by Topshop and the Leather Trimmed Maxwell Pants by Elizabeth and James.

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