As I mentioned the other day, oxblood is such a hot, trendy colour for Autumn 2012 in the Northern Hemisphere but some of us in the Southern Hemisphere are already finding ways to incorporate it into our Spring 2012 wardrobes.
The best way seems to be to use it as an accent, pair it with pink, white, tan or light prints as long as it’s not head-to-toe for Spring you can still embrace the oxblood trend.
The shine of this silk top keeps me from being able to get a picture that really captures the true colour. It’s really far more a deep wine colour than the red it appears in the photos. Which means in real life it actually goes nicely with this graphic floral print skirt as it picks up the colour that highlights some of the yellow flowers.
Oxblood Silk Blouse: You may recall from my Frugal Fun post the other day, this is one of the shirts I purcahsed when doing an op/thrift shop run on my lunch break with a couple of girlfriends. It’s pure silk, was half of the op shop price and cost a whopping $5! It has two buttons at the waist that cinch it in a bit and give it a tailored look. I love the draping at the collar and even though there is a modesty button about half-way down the front, I have worn it with only the two buttons at the waist done up. Even with my rather endowed bustline the shirt hangs so beautifully that I never felt exposed. Of course a lovely lace bra underneath would solve any problems…or I could just do up the modesty button! The skirt was purchased earlier in the year from ASOS.com and because of all the great colours it can be worn with almost anything.
Accessories: I wanted to make sure the accessories were in keeping with the over all look but didn’t compete with the beautiful colour of the blouse or the graphic print of the skirt. So I went with my hammered gold neck cuff, no bracelets, a big gold topaz coloured ring, nude and black patent pumps and my nude coloured vintage mesh bag. The over all look is a little dressy without being too fancy.
And for the record – No, I am not wearing pale stockings! Those are just the winter white colour of my as-yet-to-see-sun this year legs!!
Tomorrow I have one more look from my wardrobe using the oxblood trend for Spring 2012.
- Fall Fashion: Oxblood – All the Rage (sundaysandscarves.wordpress.com)
- Oxblood (prettyshinysparkly.com)
- Color Crush: 16 Oxblood Pieces to Fall For Right Now (fabsugar.com)
- How to Add Pops of Color to Your Wardrobe (blogher.com)
- Mixing with Oxblood (feastfulife.wordpress.com)
- Trending: Oxblood (thedomesticfringe.com)