Fall Color Trend: Oxblood

Despite the somewhat ominous name, oxblood – a bold cranberry/burgundy shade – is one of the hottest hues for fall. This color plays well with gold, chambray and solids and can add a bit of mysteriousness to your existing wardrobe staples.

To ease into the trend, start by wearing a pair of oxblood heels with sleek skinny jeans and a blouse, or highlight your neutral pieces with a rich handbag in the shade. We’ve included a widget at the top of this post with style ideas for your perusal, so don’t be afraid to get creative.

Here, some other ways to wear the trend:

  • Vamp it up with an oxblood nail polish. This color will look best on short, slightly rounded nails.
  • A pair of pointed booties over a pair of opaque black tights and a form-fitting dress is perfect for a night on the town.
  • Wear a scarf in this bold hue to help you keep fall’s chill at bay while looking super stylish to boot.
  • Fedoras or cloche hats are cute, comfortable and just a little bit mysterious when done up in this rich red shade.

Now that we’ve given you some style ideas to try this season, why not show off your fashion know-how by sharing a picture of how you rocked the trend? No picture? No problem! Just share with us in the comments how you plan to incorporate this fall color trend into your wardrobe.

About Denise Shively

Denise Shively is the Beauty Editor for The Fashionable Housewife, and maintains her own beauty blog A Lovely You in addition to her work as Contributing Fashion Editor for A Few Goody Gumdrops.

  • http://www.sodabottle.com Bevz Houston

    At first look Ox blood is something related to gore and ugly things but as curiosity fills in, I knew that it was a shorten term for “Oxygenated Blood”, the color when blood is exposed to air. LOL!
    This sultry, purplish-reddish-brownish hue is very much in can turn heads on to you especially if you’re gifted with fair complexity.

  • http://thefashionablehousewife.com The Fashionable Housewife

    I’m loving this color!