Like a rare vintage, this season's color palette is elegant, sophisticated and timeless.
Oxblood, and its siblings, burgundy, merlot and, well, name your own favorite red wine, were a big hit on the runways of Fall Fashion Week 2012. And now oxblood is the color of choice for everything from ankle boots and trench coats to skinny jeans and sweaters.
On location in the wine cellar of Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse in Fort Worth, we say "cheers" to oxblood and its color friends in four looks.
Plum and proper
With just enough sparkle and shine to catch the attention of all those around you, this plum-colored dress by H&M makes a dramatic statement, with a touch of whimsy. Wear it with a pair of trendy tights and carry a colorful clutch, and you're sure to look like a million bucks.
Outfit details: Embellished Peter Pan collar dress, $39.95, H&M Grapevine; leggings, model's own; equestrian suede clutch in Windsor green, $69, Talbots.
Corduroys are making a comeback this fall. For a look that's a little Janis Joplin-boho chic, select a pair of wide-leg cords in eye-catching burgundy. Then add a flowing blouse, and floppy felt hat to top it off.
Outfit details: Sophie Max bow blouse, $78, Belk; fitted stretch jersey tank, $5.95, H&M Grapevine; Lucky Brand Sweet N' Low corduroy pants in velvet cherry, $79.50, Belk; Candie's ankle boots in cognac, $59.99, Kohl's; Mossimo Supply Co. felt hat with braided trim in burgundy, $19.99, Target; boho necklace, $29.95, Stella's; Lulu's cuff in brown/gold, $18.50, Stella's.
Mad about maroon
This loose-knit sweater by Allen B. combines the hottest color of the season with one of the biggest sweater trends. To style an on-trend yet comfy ensemble for everyday wear, we suggest pairing the sweater with black coated leggings and chunky, eye-catching jewelry.
Outfit details: Allen B. long-sleeve open-work sweater, $30, J.C. Penney; fitted stretch jersey tank in black, $5.95, H&M Grapevine; Rock & Republic Kashmere coated twill leggings, $88, Kohl's; Pour La Victoire "Fonda" two-tone pump, $250, Stanley Eisenman; Legacy Leather large "Candace" carryall, $498, Coach; Bobble necklace in lilac, $42, Stella's; emerald stone necklace, $29.50, Stella's; Lulu's cuff in black/gold, $18.50, Stella's.
Red, red wine
While a structured blazer is a great addition to anyone's wardrobe, ditch your go-to black one this fall for a wine-colored option. A versatile piece that transitions beautifully from daytime to evening, this blazer by Mossimo adds a punch of color to an otherwise neutral ensemble.
Outfit details: Mossimo women's ponte jacket, $29.99, Target; Kardashian Kollection tuxedo jumpsuit, $99, Sears; Marchez Vous "Gisele" in black, $395, Stanley Eisenman; Via Neroli gold-tone 12-strand snake chain necklace, $54, Belk; Via Neroli bold gold double-strand link necklace, $38, Belk; Betsey Johnson black glitter rose stretch bracelet, $65, Belk; Simply Vera Vera Wang quilted snakeskin cross-body handbag, $79, Kohl's.