I wonder if it was all of the vampire movies and shows that inspired this Fall’s oxblood color trend? It had to be or they would call it what it really is burgundy or if they wanted to pretty it up they could have just called it bordeaux. I have to admit though that this oxblood hue can look a little goth if it is not done right. So here are five tips on how to dress this trend.
1) No chokers or spikey accessories, unless you are really going for a goth look.
2) No oxblood red lipstick. It’s a pretty lip color, especially on those of us that have tan, olive or cinnamon complexions. Long live Revlon’s blackberry lipstick which was a favorite of mine since my sophomore year of college.
3) Keep nails short and neutral. I don’t think this is a great time to try stiletto nails or to wear a very dark nail color.
4) Keep the hair soft. I love edgy hairstyles as seen on Halle Berry and Pink, but a softer hair style with curls (tight or loose on any texture hair) might help to take away that goth edge that the color has. The straight hair is my one regret for this outfit, but I wrap my hair at nights and straight is what I have to work with on 1 week old hair.
5) No smokey eye makeup!
I have been pairing my oxblood/bordeaux/burgundy with black (I am on a shopping hiatus so I can only use what is in my closet) but olive and mustard are great complements to this color.
What I Am Wearing
I am wearing a dress that was gifted to me by Connecticut based designer Nigel Ramsay.
The shoes are from Forever21. (Quick Review….They only look comfortable. Try keeping these bad boys on for any second over an hour and you might need to break out a walking stick).
Ossie took these photos in front of the Hartford Seminary.