Call it oxblood, bordeaux or wine, burgundy is the color of Fall 2012. It’s everywhere from scarves to boots to jeans. I love the color and even have hair to match:) At first I bought a couple of burgundy accessories not wanting to overdo it, but now I have jeans, boots and t-shirts all in burgundy. It’s even made me hunt out my Chanel Rouge Noir nail polish again, which Uma Thurman made famous in Pulp Fiction.
To demonstrate the versatility of this fabulous, rich color I teamed up with my great blogging buddies – Avril from SchoolGateStyle.com and Fiona from Avenue57 – to style a daytime and evening look in our burgundy jeans. Our jeans are all different brands and mine are Zara. They were a steal for $35.90 and have lots of stretch so a really comfy. On trend, as ever, Zara has a lot of items right now in what they are calling ‘bordeaux’.
My daytime look is VERY casual. I love wearing burgundy with grey so paired the jeans with my AllSaints decay sweatshirt from 2011. The scarf is an old H&M that I bought after being inspired by Emmanuelle Alt – swoon – my ultimate style icon – I just love her – we can all dream hey? The sneakers are my new Ash Alex wedges – pretty much a knock off of the Marant sneakers – but I love the burgundy and coral together – which influenced me to wear my orange Casio G-Shock watch.
I LOVE how the three of us styled the jeans so differently – it’s so exciting to see how different people interpret different pieces.
For evening wear I think I was mainly inspired by my Halloween decorations:) My AllSaints embellished top is remarkably similar to the ghost hanging next to me! The jacket is the chic leather biker jacket from Boden that I bought in the sale last season and is now getting worn frequently. The only thing I might change about the outfit are the shoes – here I have the Sam Edelman Petty boots in British Burgundy – I thought the continuation of color might work but having seen the photos they look too matchy matchy. Heels would have elongated the look better – ah well – next time!
I love how the burgundy works with grey and black – it’s fabulous for adding a splash of color and will work great for the festive season. But it also works as a neutral base color and pairs well with other colors, like coral, and patterns – experiment with it! How are you wearing your burgundy this season?