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Trend Alert: Oxblood

The deep wine hue that has style-setters tipsy

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ox·blood (äks’blud’) noun a deep-red color, a moderate reddish brown

Colours in the oxblood family are having a moment. Perhaps it was those wine-stained lips at Proenza Schouler’s Fall 2010 collection, but style setters are positively tipsy over various vino-inspired shades of merlot, chianti and pinot noir. Oxblood strikes an uncommon balance of being both a bold statement colour and a versatile neutral. For the best look, pair the hue with other admiral tones, such as camel, navy, forest green and charcoal gray. Here are our favorite oxblood accent pieces for the season.