Sunday, September 23, 2012

How to Wear: Oxblood

One of the most popular colors on the Fall 2012 runways was oxblood.  Oxblood is a deep red hue with hints of black and purple.  It is a great fall color and is popping up in this season's clothing and beauty.  Above, Alexander Wang, Araks, Banana Republic, Bottega Veneta, Christian Siriano, and Dior.  Below, DKNY, Diane von Furstenberg, Gary Graham, Haider Ackermann, Hakaan, and Helmut Lang.

Above, Jason Wu, Jill Stuart, J. Mendel, Narciso Rodriguez, Peter Som, and Rodarte.

In the world of beauty, the color is proving to be popular on both lips and nails.  Many stars wore the shade to the Met Gala and most nail polish lines are releasing the color in their fall collection.

To try the look yourself, consider wearing it either subtly or full-blown.  The color pairs well with black, deep brown, bright red, or (for a unique twist) pastel blue.  Try it with other fall trends, like the peplum, leather or cropped trousers.

For a subtle look... (click image to enlarge)
 From left to right: J. Crew Collection Cashmere Tee in Heather Cabernet, Magid Satin Box Clutch in Red, Zara Stretch Leather Trousers, J. Crew Collection Etta Snakeskin Pumps

From left to right: J. Crew Misha Dress in Cotton Cady in Spiced Wine, Anthropologie Dear Companion Pouch in Sky, Anthropologie Polished Planes Earrings in Blue, Jimmy Choo Lance Wavy Strap Sandal

 For makeup, try Clinque's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey (a universally flattering shade) and Julep Nail Vernis in Demi.

For a lot of look...
From left to right: Elizabeth and James Sienna Blazer in Merlot, Stubbs & Wootton for J. Crew Classic Velvet Slippers in Cabernet, Zara Leather Front Waistcoat, J. Crew Edie Attaché Bag in Two-Tone Merlot, Elizabeth and James Winston Trouser in Merlot

From left to right: J. Crew Wool-Cashmere Icon Trench in Cabernet, Zara Peplum Lace Top, Zara Plaited Shopper, J. Crew Midrise Toothpick Cords in Cabernet, Anthropologie Glossed D'Orsay Skimmers

 For makeup, try Sephora Color Lip Last in Elegant in Brown and Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Purple Revolution.

Coco Birdie

1 comment:

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