craving: oxblood

New Look Oxblood and Burgundy Wishlist

So it’s not the most appealing name for a colour, but we're all going mad for a bit of oxblood again this autumn - not that i’m complaining! This shade is quite like the trend colour wine from 2011 and 2012 but more of a deep and rich dark red / burgundy shade which I love even more than ever. Growing up I wasn’t much of a fan of red but my Nan always used to tell me that I looked great in it and the many shades of red suited my complexion, back then I thought she was just saying it to wean me off of wearing blue but now that I think about it she was totally right. And you know what, she’d be proud to see how much red I now have in my wardrobe, especially deep rich reds like wine and oxblood shades. Saying that though, I have decided that in order to wear more colour (see my colour-blind wardrobe post) I need to own even more colour and that’s where this blog post comes into play. Oxblood is a great colour for me and for this season, not only is it a flattering shade it’s gothic undertones suit the style I love perfectly. I love it in chunky beanies, oversized tees, contrast sleeves, soft bikers, nail polish, wax coated jeans and basically everything else that you can think of. I have huge love for this trend and need a number of new pieces to get me through the autumn / winter months and so I have created another New Look wishlist! ..... That also counts as yet another collection of ideas for my family because i'm being quite useless with my 'christmas list' this year.

New Look are another one of my go to brands at the moment, every time i’m in a store or on their website I find myself filling my basket with all sorts. They seem to be on it with the trends, offering affordable fashion and upping their game generally really - they even covered street style looks at London Fashion Week this year (check it out here). I love it when brands get involved like this and we already know that I love their midi dresses :D Bring it on New Look, I want more!

♥ abby


  1. I do love a bit of oxblood!
    The first dress is stunning. x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

    1. It would look great on you hun :) Love it! I went to town today and the colour is everywhere :D x

  2. I love this colour so much!


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