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There are tons of trends I could talk about for fall — oriental prints, colorful furs, monochrome suits with a masculine edge — but there’s one trend I love that happens to be the easiest to incorporate into your wardrobe. It’s not a funky shape that you’ll need to see a few (or a lot of) times before you start to like it, it’s not a wild shoe that will leave your feet covered in blisters after a few walks from Greek street to Meredith Hall and, despite the name, no animals were harmed in the making.
No, the trend is oxblood, and it’s just a color. The name might not evoke the prettiest of images (you can call it burgundy if that’s the case), but the rich, dark reddish shade is just as gorgeous no matter what you call it. And the benefit of a color trend is how many ways you can wear it. Take a cue from the fall runways — Yves Saint Laurent showed a structured, long sleeve oxblood top, Peter Som had a pencil skirt in the luxe shade and Haider Ackermann went all the way with a beautiful, belted oxblood and red wrap coat. Don’t forget accessories, either. Your options just got endless.
No matter what oxblood investment you decide to make, be it a six dollar belt on your next run-in with Forever 21 or a two hundred dollar wool and leather knee-length Zara coat, you’ll have no trouble getting wear out of it this fall and winter. Oxblood blends seamlessly with jewel tones, compliments natural and neutral shades and pairs perfectly with prints.