Oxblood: The Key Colour Trend of AW12

It cannot be argued that the colour of A/W 12 is red. For menswear, the shade of the season (mentioned in a previous post) is berry. The womenswear equivalent is richer, darker and more seductive… Say hello to oxblood obsession!

Whether it is teamed with leather or velvet for a dressed up Christmas party look, or denim or jersey for a dressed down casual affair, oxblood is the ideal shade to contribute to the dark romance of the gothic trend of A/W 12.

High street retailers are loving it, with Asos declaring a whole page to the colour:

And Topshop merchandising it to perfection on the ‘new in’ page of their website:

It is an excellent take on the traditional red of the Christmas colour palette.

I bought myself an oxblood velvet skirt and decided to mix the smart casual look of it with a dressed down Christmas jumper, as Christmas knits are in such high demand right now.

The result? It looked like Christmas, and A/W 12, had thrown up on me… But I adored it.

Skirt – Topshop

Jumper – Red Herring at Debenhams

Shirt – River Island

Tights – M&S

Shoes – Next

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different looks and wear more than one trend at once. Have fun and be creative! Fashion is an art, after all.

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