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Fall Fashion Trend 2012: Oxblood

One of the top colors that designers will have you craving this fall is oxblood. But don't let the name throw you - it's just the latest spin on burgundy, a rich Merlot red that's bold yet classic and easy to wear. Miranda Kerr totes the trend with a Louis Vuitton bag, Claire Danes embraces the hue from head to toe in Lanvin Pre-Fall 2012, while Sophia Bush adds just a touch of color with her dark red pout. Here are some pieces I've rounded up under $100 to get you inspired to add a little oxblood red into your wardrobe this season:

1. Faux leather pencil skirt ($69,
Leather doesn't always have to look edgy as this burgundy leatherette skirt proves. You could wear it casually with a chambray top and loafers or done up for the office with a ladylike blouse and ankle boots.

2. Topshop lipstick in 'Beguiled' ($15,
Topshop sent me this shade as a sample to test and review for fall and it's gorgeous! I've been wearing it around the house to acclimate myself to such a bold hue. The formula is smooth and creamy and doesn't dry out my lips or bleed.

3. Mossimo jeans in burgundy ($22.99,
Fall is all about colored pants, whether its denim, chinos, cords or crops. This shade of red feels grown-up and will be easy to mix and match. Try them with a striped sweater and ballet flats, or blazer and boots.

4. Sonia Kashuk for Target nail polish in 'All Vamped' ($8,
I've got this color on my nails right now c/o Sonia Kashuk and I pretty much feel set for fall. This luxurious shade of wine looks almost-black under certain light, giving it a fashion-forward feel.

5. Ann Taylor duffle in oxblood ($248,
Worth the splurge, Ann Taylor's oxblood satchel will pull your fall wardrobe together and add polish to any look.

6. Merona 'Maye' burgundy pumps ($29.99,
I saw these pumps in person and they look much better in real life, the color is richer and the shape is flirty yet work-appropriate. It's the perfect pop of color for the office and cocktail hour.

great color! Those pants are amazing!!
#1 Liz (Homepage) on 2012-08-29 09:58 (Reply)
Oh my this is my fave color. Heading to Target now I just hope this jeans has my size, lol! ^_^
#2 Kim,USA (Homepage) on 2012-08-29 10:07 (Reply)
Love that nail polish - will have to pick it up on my next trip to Target! :-)
#3 Penny Pincher Fashion (Homepage) on 2012-08-29 10:35 (Reply)
Aww, yeah, I just ordered a pair of oxblood patent combat boots - so freakin' 90s, I love it! This color has always been a fave of mine.
#4 Piper Alexander (Homepage) on 2012-08-29 11:20 (Reply)
Did you see the ones at Target?? I had some 90s flashbacks for sure. I saw those floral 'tapestry' messenger bags, too, that took me back...
#4.1 The Budget Babe on 2012-08-29 15:59 (Reply)
Oxblood on the lips is a must this fall!
#5 Lola (Homepage) on 2012-08-29 13:25 (Reply)
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