Oxblood: Just a fancier, more carnivorous way of saying maroon or burgundy. This deep purple-y red hue has been hot for awhile now and shows no sign of disappearing anytime soon, perhaps this is because oxblood is basically a funkier neutral and looks good with almost any other color it’s paired with. Got a thirst for oxblood? Here at 13 pieces I found just for you…
Following in Eva Longoria’s stylish post-breakup footsteps, Selena Gomez was spotted in New York looking fabulous a week after her traumatic split with Justin Bieber (who was reportedly treating the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show as an exercise in scantily clad speed dating). I’m loving the 70′s vibe of her shearling-lined denim jacket, trendy oxblood jeans, and sexy, slouchy boots. She looks cute, casual, and ready to move on with a hopefully less-douchey dude. You go, girl. [Photo: Splash News]
Oh, oxblood, how I loathe you as a word but love you as a color, so I’m thrilled to see so many shades of deep red showing up in magazines, stores, and on stylish celebs like Taylor Swift and Victoria Beckham. Looking for some inspiration on how to wear fall’s most fashionable color? Click through to check out 12 lovely celeb ladies rocking shades of maroon, burgundy, and–yep–oxblood!
Flip open any fashion magazine this season and I guarantee it will declare fall’s hottest color as oxblood. Not human blood, not cow blood, not goat blood, not any of the other grosser sounding color names on Winona’s list, but oxblood! Otherwise known by the considerably less alarming name “maroon,” it’s a deep, sort of dull reddish brown, which I guess is the color that oxen bleed. Semantics aside, oxblood fits perfectly into the dark, vampy color scheme we’ve forecasted for fall, and its gothy appeal is sure to complement any autumn-to-winter wardrobe (especially if you, like me, tend to find yourself in a rut of all black everything from October through February). Check out my ten picks for oxblood pieces that will see you through this season and beyond … and please, do feel free to call it maroon.
I’m not sure if it’s God or Anna Wintour or the Pantone people who come up with the trendy color names every season, but this fall the fashion world is going crazy for “oxblood,” a deep burgundy that we can only assume is the same hue as, well, ox blood. Beautiful color, totally gross name, right? But I guess it could be worse. Here are 10 alternative names for oxblood that I’m very glad I won’t be seeing in Vogue anytime soon… Keep reading »