Day to night in burgundy.

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 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!

Fiona and Avril look great – all legs!  Make sure you pop over to their blogs for more details on their outfits here at Avenue57 and here at

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?

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14 thoughts on “Day to night in burgundy.

  1. avenue57

    Loved working with you on this – I think we all look similar but so different!
    I am inspired by you to wear mine with grey next time, your evening outfit looks fabulous and it’s not a colour I would naturally think to put with the jeans – I will now!


  2. Marlene @ chocolatecookiesandcandies

    All of you looked great in burgundy. I haven’t ventured into colored denim. I bought a pair of cobalt blue ones but they’re still hidden in my wardrobe. I’m really bad at adding colors to my outfits. I’ve been looking for a nice oxblood jumper though but not having much luck lately.

  3. Sue

    I was just looking at your Sam Edelman boots – they looked like a pair I just ordered from Next but I returned on the grounds that nice as they were, they weren’t high enough – I can’t believe I just typed that about footwear being not high enough. Never mind, another pair winging its way to me now :o)

    You all look great … something to do with legs and armpits?

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  5. Kets

    Hi Poppy,
    Love visiting your blog and like the way you are experimenting with different styles. I just bought a burgundy pair of jleggings so this post was useful. Just feel that your first look wud have looked better if the top was not so short and boxy? Which makes you appear top heavy instead of focus on ur fab legs. Just my opinion of course. You have inspired me to move out of my comfort zone so thank you for that!

    1. Support Post author

      I agree! My top half looks huge here – it’s a big drapey top that is really comfortable but obviously not terribly flattering lol:) We live and learn x Thanks for commenting – we all need to try something new occasionally – but I still love my Boden too:)

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