I don’t know what it is this season, but I just can’t seem to buy enough new pieces in oxblood. It is a wonderful, rich, deep blood red color that sounds just like it looks. I couldn’t resist these great riding boots from Yellowbox when I saw them at market. I could just imagine them with black or chocolate brown leggings paired with a great top or accessory in the same color. They were one of the first purchases I made this season. Then we received oxblood fleece leggings from Foot Traffic and this beautiful sweater jacket from Elan. You could pair all three and have a distinctive look.
Maybe I like it so much because Oxblood pairs beautifully with cream and dark brown as well as black. But for the more adventurous, it also looks great with grey, pink and turquoise. Yes, I said turquoise. If you doubt me, check out the great necklace that came in from Ethyl and Myrtle this week. You have to admit that the two colors look pretty good together!
Another aspect of oxblood that appeals to me is that it has the energy of red without being flashy and the depth of a jewel tone without all the punch. You can wear it as a lip color, for example, without feeling too garish. It also looks great on toes and nails. Indeed, it is as good as a stand alone as it is an accent. Use the color in a scarf, purse or shoe to liven up any outfit and instantly make it hip and in sync with this season’s trends.
My advise to you is start keeping an eye out for oxblood in all sorts of fashion finds this season and invest in a piece or two. You just might find, as I have, it is your new favorite color!
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