Want to partake in the trends without going overboard? Get something in oxblood. This is the perfect autumn color—and it goes with so many different skin tones and hair colors!
I wasn’t sure how I felt about the above sweater in the store (it overwhelms my frame without a belt cinching it at the waist), but I did know immediately that I loved the color. This sweater that I’m wearing is more of a plum shade than pure oxblood or wine red (more burgundy than bordeaux, you might say), but it still fits right in there with being a fantastic color for wearing at all occasions!
Oxblood (or wine red, or burgundy, or bordeaux) is a stunning deep, dark reddish purple hue. It’s a gloriously rich color, and since it is such a deep shade, it’s versatile enough to be worn with all kinds of different colors (naturally, I prefer a neutral base, myself!).
What I love about this color is that it can be dressed up or down. Get an oxblood blouse (or sweater!) and pair it with jeans for a casual look, tights for a fun night out, or dress pants and heels for more formal settings. This outfit that I’m wearing makes a great working-from-home look—it’s comfortable, quick to throw together, and could be paired with some big winter boots and leg warmers if I need to run an errand.
Mr. Science did comment that this outfit is reminiscent (in a good way!) of the fantastic Heart of Robin Hood play we recently saw—I’ll take that as a compliment. It does have some iconic Robin Hood features (tights, tunic, belt) to it!
The sweater I’m wearing (with faux leather paneling on the sleeves) is from a boutique store in Winnipeg called Silver Lotus, but you can get a similar oxblood shirt by clicking here, here, or here. See below for more great options!