Oxblood is a color that is unique unto itself. Only the fashion world can make brownish-burgundy chic and desireable. It’s everywhere, it’s inescapable (did you read this Refinery29 post?). The UT Longhorn in me would shudder at the thought of calling it maroon (the color of my college rival). But I quite like this color; it’s the color of football games and chili, raking leaves, and scarves.

Now, for this Bloggers Do It Better challenge, the trick will be for us to get this color right. We can’t slip on a pair of darkish red skinnies and call it a day. Finding the right color–thisΒ oxblood–takes legwork. The color is, again, a wine color with tints of brown.

As always, the rules are simple. Have a BDIB button up in your sidebar, post your outfit (must be a real outfit on you, no collages) to your own blog, and then wait for the link up post. The link up post will go live Tuesday, September 25th! Good luck!

Oh, and don’t forget to tweet this post out to get your friends in the loop as well! #BloggersDoItBetter!

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  1. Varun
    09.14.2012 / 12:19 am

    I like this color very much……….bright and fair people looks so good in this. I’ll definitely gonna buy this for my girlfriend as she has a very fair complexion and whatever she wears she looks damn good. She is like my Fashion Queen.

  2. 09.14.2012 / 6:40 am

    definitely gonna accept this challenge!!

  3. 09.14.2012 / 9:37 am

    that is one amazing colour, i think i will have to have a good look for some colours around this πŸ™‚ the lipstick and bag are amazing <3

  4. 09.14.2012 / 10:34 am

    Oxblood: Oxblood is a color that is unique unto itself. Only the fashion world can make brownish-burgundy chic a… http://t.co/ou87S86U

  5. 09.14.2012 / 1:15 pm

    I adore this color and have been waiting for it to come in style! It reminds me of the 20s and 30s glamour, which I love. So perfect as a matte lipcolor, paired with a pair of velvet pumps, sheer black tights, and a leather-detailed LBD!

  6. 09.14.2012 / 1:16 pm

    Oh, and hook ’em horns πŸ™‚

  7. 09.14.2012 / 2:15 pm

    One of my fave colors for this Fall Kristina! Love that peplum top in the collage!

  8. 09.14.2012 / 3:20 pm

    I’m so excited for this!! Definitely one of my favorite colors for fall!!
    Style to Stage

  9. Ericka
    09.14.2012 / 3:35 pm

    LOVE this color!! I just picked up some jeans and think I want those YSL sandals now. Totally doing this challenge!! XX ~ E

  10. 09.14.2012 / 3:42 pm

    I am LOVING this color!! I can’t wait to try it out! I want to do my first bloggers do it better challenge with this fall fashion trend!

  11. 09.14.2012 / 3:43 pm

    Excited! I have a few pieces in my closet already and have had eyes on that peplum top as well. Challenge accepted πŸ™‚

  12. 09.14.2012 / 3:49 pm

    Definitely going to be entering! Love this colour, it’s such a gorgeous rich colour for Fall! That peplum blouse you chose is absolutely stunning.

    • 09.14.2012 / 4:42 pm

      Sorry this may sound dumb but I am a wee bit confused on the Rules. I already have the BDIB link on my blogs sidebar but on the 24th there will be a post that I’ll comment on to enter? I just haven’t ever seen these posts before on your blog, do you take them down once you’ve gather all the photos?

  13. 09.14.2012 / 4:27 pm

    Woot, woot, woot! It’s BAAAACK! Super stoked! Oxblood is such a unique and fun color. Think it’ll be quite fun coming up w/ a look for this BDIB challenge! πŸ˜‰

  14. 09.14.2012 / 4:40 pm

    Luuurve this colour and have for a few seasons new.

  15. Kat E.
    09.14.2012 / 6:10 pm

    LOVE this color for Fall! πŸ™‚

  16. 09.14.2012 / 6:10 pm

    Oxblood is such a sexy color for Fall!

  17. 09.14.2012 / 8:15 pm

    Couldn’t be more excited!!

  18. 09.14.2012 / 8:40 pm

    Oxblood β€” Pretty Shiny Sparkly http://t.co/xAhJifpX #style via @PrttyShnySprkly Challenge accepted! ##BloggersDoItBetter

  19. 09.15.2012 / 3:31 am

    Not sure if I’m going to accept this challenge quite yet. But I NEED to know what is the name of that Nars lipstick?! Its perfect!!!!

  20. 09.15.2012 / 3:55 am

    Love your choices! Could you please pass along the color of the nail polish? Thanks!

  21. 09.15.2012 / 6:17 am

    Couldn’t be more exciting doing another fab challenge for BDIB. This coloor is way sexy and gorgeous! Can’t wait.

  22. 09.17.2012 / 5:24 am

    Looking forward to shopping for this look! I love the pants and nail polish πŸ™‚

  23. 09.17.2012 / 3:21 pm

    LOVING! Just got a pair of oxblood coated jeans but adore the idea of tights and the YSL’s? Amazing.

  24. 09.17.2012 / 4:04 pm

    my favorite vintage find is my Ox Blood Dior sweater! hahaha I usually call in Maroon:)

  25. Amy
    09.17.2012 / 4:23 pm

    What is the Essie color called? thanks in advance!

  26. 09.17.2012 / 10:24 pm

    I love this color! I would buy every one of these pieces.
    My friend Sara at Burnett’s Boards did a wedding inspiration board around Oxblood. I won’t put the link in because you request not to, but you should Google it.

  27. 09.19.2012 / 12:44 am

    I’m going to be honest; im a little scared of oxblood. The name itself is throwing me off a bit…but I think I’m going to try your challenge and see if i can make it work for me.

  28. 09.19.2012 / 12:55 am

    I’m sooooo in love with this color for Fall, it’s so rich and pretty! I don’t own anything in my closet right now with that color, so I’ll have to pass on this BDIB but can’t wait to see everyone’s submissions!

  29. 09.19.2012 / 9:08 pm

    This is a fantastic collection. Love the colors!

  30. Rachael
    09.22.2012 / 1:05 pm

    I really love the colour now but this was the colour of my school uniform. Oxblood jumper, skirt and tights with a blue shirt. I always hated it but now I love it (although I’d not go as ott as our uniform was)

  31. 09.25.2012 / 4:35 am

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