It’s not red, It’s not brown, but somewhere in between. Oxblood is so popular this fall you could call it the new neutral.
Interestingly enough this new hue’s gory name actually has nothing to do with bloody cows, as one might think! (LOL) I was surprised to read that the word Oxblood is short for oxygenated blood – blood which when exposed to air, turns this deep dark shade of red. (Just a little style trivia for you, Glam Gals!)
We saw it last fall and it’s back, bigger and bolder. Designers like L’Wren Scott, Jasper Conran and Christopher Kane just to name a few showcased this sultry color in their collections.
Burberry put out an Oxblood line of nail polish and Michelle Obama was seen sporting an edgy Oxblood and Black dress from Jason Wu’s pre-fall collection way back in February. A little devilish!
I personally love Oxblood, which I find deep, mysterious and a sexy change from bright screaming red.
Now, what do you wear it with? Black and gray are a given, chocolate-brown, or Carafe as it is being called, looks great. Then there’s navy, dark green….
Heck, I’ve even seen it matched with cobalt blue and combined with peach and light taupe in a color blocked jacket. ( And you know what? It actually looked fantastic!)
It’s all what you feel comfortable with. We’ve put together three different looks for you to take a peek at.
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