We've established hunter green as one of my favorite color trends for fall (catch it here and here). Now on to the next: oxblood! Don't worry, friends. It's just a fancy way of saying burgundy or maroon (or chianti or mulberry or pinot noir). A rose by any name smells as sweet, or in this case a red by any other name looks just as rich and ready for a shopping spree.
This year's take on that deep, dark ruby hue that crops up every autumn is especially dramatic, and I'm a fan of it in both the usual places and in unexpected applications as well. Try it as an alternative to black pants–it's super slimming!–or invest in it on a statement bag. If you're feeling wild, go for a leopard print on an oxblood background.
This color also works well in the beauty realm, both as a nail polish and as a lipstick. Matte or gloss, a little or a lot, it makes serious impact for day and night alike. The only question remaining is will you use this shade to channel minimalism a la Gwyneth Paltrow circa 1996, or summon up a little 1930's glamour? The world is your oxblood oyster!