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How To Wear The OxBlood Color Trend

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.

XoXo, Natasha

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27 comments

  1. Oh my you look so refined in these photos! I absolutely love this whole entire look from head to toe. Beautiful!

  2. This is a fantastic look! Beautiful dress. I love your smile – what a great accessory! I like the tips on how to wear the color too. I wish thoes shoes were comfortable. They sure are great!

    • Hi Jean.. of all trades. Thank you. I have issues with wearing heels so maybe the shoes can work for someone else. Last I know they are available in this oxblood red and black.(-;

  3. OMG those shoes are amazing! You are beautiful and this dress is stunning on you 🙂

    XO
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  4. Lovely outfit! Adore how you’ve styled the Oxblood trend! I found you from the Bloggers Do It Better – I too, posted a Oxblood look!

    xoxo Bree
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  5. Beautiful! Your dress is gorgeous and you look beautiful. Love your fashion tips too. Very good advice.

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    ~FringeGirl
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  6. Great Tips! Love this look and the dress fits you just perfectly. Oh and that necklace is everything!
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  7. Gorgeous dress! I agree with all of your tips on how to wear the color!
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  8. Gorgeous dress! I agree with all of your tips on how to wear the color! 🙂
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  9. Great dress! It’s so pretty & those shoes are perfect with it!!!
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  10. I agree in everything you said. You look classy and femine with the dress, nice color print and color too!

  11. You rocked it. BEST OUTFIT! I can’t believe those Shoes aren’t comfortable. I love them and they do look super comfortable@
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    • Thank You! I wore the shoes to an event here last week. I was on my feet for 2 hours or so. Good thing I had flip flops in the bag or I would have walked bare foot back to my car. It wasn’t only the usual feeling from standing on your feet too long. It also took a while before the joint under my big toes felt normal again.

  12. A very pretty dress Natasha and great tips for wearing this trend! I laughed at your analysis of the color name and totally agree with you!

  13. This dress looks so gorgeous on your figure. You always look so perfectly put together.
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