Oxblood – 3 Ways You Choose

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Who would have thought Oxblood red would look so striking blue?

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.

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Michelle Obama in an Oxblood Red Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2013

Interestingly enough this new hue’s gory name 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.

Please comment below and tell me which one you like best and why?


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9 thoughts on “Oxblood – 3 Ways You Choose

  1. I like all three, but prefer the conservative and middle looks. My daughters would tell you that this is because I am stodgy. . .

    1. Hi Pat, I was really curious when I posted these which my readers would like best and classy and conservative seems to be the winner. You can’t go wrong with this look which is classic but modern at the same time.

  2. I like the second look, Classy and Conservative. Dark Denim is classic and it appears that the jeans are have a slight flair or are bootcut which I think give a balanced look to most women over the age of 40.

  3. I like the classy and conservative. The meet me in the middle, with those green boots and the oxblood and brown pants, too much happening and the fierce fashionista… those pants, the green, the oxblood? I am def conservative. LOL

  4. I love the three compilations! I wouldn’t think to pair these color combinations, but they absolutely work! I’m printing this out now so I can take it shopping!

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