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.

Today’s Outfit: Lands’ End Chino Challenge

Today I’m sporting some Chinos from Lands End! Nice, right?

I accepted the Lands’ End Chino Challenge and was allowed to pick a color and style choice from Lands End.com. After much consideration (because there were so many style and color choices!) I decided to go with Women’s Petite Fit 2 Stretch Chino Trousers in Dijon Gold ($60 at Landsend.com).

These are absolutely going to be one of my Fall staples this year because they fit like a glove, the material is AMAZING, the color is to die for and best of all… they are super, duper comfortable.

I don’t ever want to hear anyone say “I wear yoga/pajama pants to the grocery store because they are COMFORTABLE! Jeans/Pants aren’t COMFORTABLE!” ever again! These pants will change everything you think you know about pants. Lands’ End practically reinvented the chino… These fit perfect, look sleek and stylish and they have a bit of stretch so they are super comfortable. Absolutely amazing I tell you!

THE COLOR of these pants are gorgeous… I’ve never owned a pair of mustard yellow pants before and I had no idea what I was missing! Because I’ve never owned a pair, I was stumped as to what to pair with them at first… And then I decided purple was the way to go! The result was THE perfect Fall ensemble.

A purple corduroy tailored blazer with a silky ruffle blouse, mid-heel mary janes, a brown leather belt and a hoard of gold bangles. I think this outfit is perfect for work or play!

I am absolutely in love with these chinos. They come in a variety of gorgeous Fall colors so you’ll have a hard time deciding which pair to get. They can be dressed up for dressed down. I can’t wear to try them with knits, sweaters, sweatshirts, tailored blouses and even t-shirts.

Bottom line… You need a pair of Lands’ End chinos for Fall! It’s a Fall wardrobe must-have, for sure.

Today’s Outfit

Blouse: Original Penquin
Blazer: XCVI Corduroy Blazer Jacket
Chinos: Women’s Petite Fit 2 Stretch Chino Trousers in Dijon Gold – $60 at Landsend.com
Shoes: Naot “Trendy” in Peacock Patent – $180 at Zappos.com
Bangles: Alex & Ani
Bracelet: J. Crew
Earrings: Lucky Brand Peacock Feather Earrings

Makeup

Lipstick: Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Black Cherry – $13
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Wasteland – $20
Primer: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Greed – $20
Foundation: Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer in Light – $44
Mascara: COVERGIRL LashBlast in Black – $8

(Covergirl Lashblast is the best mascara on the entire planet. True Story. No matter how many other mascaras I try out and review, Covergirl is my favorite and what I end up using on a day to day basis.)

Fall Trend Alert: Leopard Print

One of the hottest trends for fall is leopard print, and it’s appearing on everything from bags to shoes, dresses to blouses and everything in between. Even if you don’t think you can rock this fierce trend, take a look at our top picks below – you just might change your mind!

1. Diba East “Baylee” 801364, $20, Shoecarnival.com

These hot leopard print heels are sure to turn heads wherever you roam. Pair with your LBD for a fierce fashion statement!

2. The Safari Side Dress, $52.99, ModCloth

A demure silhouette combines with an all-over leopard print for a dress that’s girly AND glamorous!

3. IMAN Platinum Luxe Signature Skinny Belt, $42.50, HSN

Add a dash of sophistication to any outfit with this stunning leopard print belt.

4. Leopard Frame Wallet, $12.50, Hot Topic

Stash your cash and credit cards in this stylish wallet. The girly pink accents add a feminine touch!

5. Leopard Print Dangle Earrings, $8.99, eCrater

For those who can only do this trend in small doses, these earrings are the perfect accessory to complete your look.

Will you be investing in any leopard print pieces this fall?