Let me first preface this trend with a conversation I recently had with my English major/ raging feminist roommate:
Me: “I need a new party dress for Christmas this year, I was thinking something like that dress from the Marni show, like a great oxblood dress.”
Sarah, not really paying attention, because she’s being a good student and writing a bajillion page thesis paper: “Oxblood? EWWW, why would anyone want bloody clothing? You fashion people are so weird.”
Don’t worry guys, it’s a color, not actual blood.
Somewhere in between crimson, brown, and cranberry colored you have oxblood, a great, rich red. It’s a color that is perfect for the holidays and conjures up thoughts of crisp autumn leaves and mugs of mulled wine.
This is a pretty fool-proof, classic color. So the only rule is: pick something you love!
Other than that, if you’re completely color-phobic, remember that a deep burgundy is absolutely divine as a lip color. My personal favorite burgundy lipstick is Dark Side by M.A.C.
Clockwise from left: ASOS Pyjama Peg Pant, ASOS Pussybow Blouse, Topshop Snood, Latico Mimi Pleated Tote, Urban Renewal Tunic, Sam Edelman Classic Western Boot, Forever 21 Tulip Skirt, RAE Patent V Throat Sandals
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