Style Advice of the Week

In the wake of vampires galore from Twilight to True Blood, oxblood is staking its claim on fashion. Even the name hints at our favorite Twilight character’s diet. Though the vampire obsession may finally be dying down, the ever-fashionable oxblood trend is not. It is promoting its everlasting existence this winter.

Designers turned classic red on its head this fall with the deep red tone. The red-brown color was spotted on the runway by the likes of Yves Saint Laurent’s jacquard leather top to Rodarte’s tweed dress.

This Fashionista drew her inspiration from Peter Som to recreate her rendition of oxblood for campus. She included trend after trend to complement these fancy pants. She started with a leopard print tank top with a cardigan to suit the eerily warm winter day. Also, the studded tuxedo slippers added pizzazz to her fierce look. Last, the infinity scarf covered up that final bit of exposed skin for the cool day. This Fashionista donned trends galore but not one bit of the look was overkill.

Colored jeans may be in but so are colored blazers and dresses; so why not try oxblood attire from your head to your toes? Oxblood can be paired with any neutral color. Pants like this Fashionista’s in the prominent color can be worn with a chunky cable knit sweater or a dark printed top for class. For internship days you can try this oxblood velvet skater skirt with an embellished collar button up blouse. Cooler temperatures demand a cozy coat so why not try an oxblood coat with gold buttons and leopard print gloves or scarf? For date night, rock an oxblood tunic with studded sleeves, black tights, and your favorite booties. Another option is a studded, velvet oxblood blazer. Even your fingers can dip into the trend. Oxblood is easy to accessorize. If you feel incomplete leaving the house without some form of jewelry, then simply toss on a gold necklace, though you might not want to draw too much attention to your neck.

Stake your claim on this trend before it’s too late.


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