Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Autumn's Hottest Hue: Oxblood Red

When one thinks of oxblood, the runways of Paris and Milan hardly come to mind. However this Autumn hue, known to us common folk as good old burgundy or ruby red, not only complements every skin tone beautifully, but will also inspire you to stay home and enjoy a Twilight movie marathon. 

Oxblood red is rich, deep and can be worn with black or brown, making it a good base colour for any ensemble. The nifty thing of this daring colour is that it can be adorned head to toe,in a classy colour blocking  office outfit. Be runway inspired and team your oxblood red top or pants with leather or velvet. Remember to keep it girly and fresh. If you're brave enough, why not invest in an oxblood red winter coat? It is both on-trend and will be sophisticated for years to come, and should you have some extra cash to spend, have your coat tailored. Nothing says 'stylish' like clothes that fit perfectly, 

My personal favourite combination? Oxblood red with animal print, especially girly peplum tops in leopard skin. The trick here is to mix textures and fabrics. Leather also works well  with oxblood red, making any cold autumn night out, smoking hot. 

Should you want to ease into this new trend, why not dip your toes into oxblood by trying a glossy nail polish or lipstick, for that extra colour pop? 

This red wave is sweeping the shop windows of Windhoek and you may not have much time to run and hide, so remember my golden rule to fashion and confidence, 'when in doubt, wear red'. 

XOXO (Gossip Girl style)

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