It is considered as the hot color for fall!
It is famously called the oxblood in fall 2012, the time it stood out as the season’s signature color!
It is a moody tone!
It is a rich shade of marsala ; that won the Pantone’s color of the year 2014!
It is burgundy!
HOW TO SPOT BURGUNDY
Burgundy is a rich shade of maroon that is similar to other shades of dark red such as maroon, cordovan, and oxblood, but differs from each of these subtly.
BURGUNDY COMES BEST IN?
Burgundy stormed the streets too in 2017 and got a very warm reception by everyone, fashion lover or not. Since the color is deep and strong, it looks best in outerwear since it creates such a statement outerwear to be treasured. Getting burgundy kimonos, dusters, trench coats, cape coats, long coats and blazers is very easy; and what does that mean? Burgundy is great for outerwear!
As well, burgundy looks very good in accessories since the color brings out the gem in your accessory especially when working too hard to liven up dull looks.
I also saw the thigh high boots in burgundy and I absolutely fell for them. Burgundy for footwear is such a terrific option too!
HOW TO WEAR BURGUNDY
- Since burgundy is a deep color, pairing it with deep colors makes the ensemble look too rich and sleek. For that, opt for richer shades of colors. Since burgundy is a rich color, it is so fair to go for a rich fabric both in texture and design. Best fabrics include: velvet, faux leather and even faux fur…name them… while deep colors include cobalt blue. That will do justice to your color.
- Basically, get rich colors for burgundy while still getting rich fabrics for burgundy.
- But obviously, some of us will want to dress up in neutrals. Then go for two basic colors for your ensemble. For instance, a whole set of black or white for that monochromatic vibe with your outerwear in burgundy for a cool twist and finish!
Accessorizing deep colors is very easy since most of the time, a large number of accessories can work for them but only if they exist in the same color family as one of the colors in your look or are neutrals or metallic. Simple!
Thus, if you’ve paired burgundy with blacks or whites, then opt for silver accessories although you can consider gold for blacks. As well, depending on the color of your pair, get matching accessories for a mature look.
Since my belt is in black with silver pearly-like embroideries, I went for a pair of silver earrings with its matching neck piece . I wore a pair of black boots since I was in for some casual vibe.
HOW I WORE MY BURGUNDY
Velvet! We all know how fancy velvet can be, right? Everyone is loving velvet…it’s creating a huge spin in the fashion world and in no way I’m I getting left behind. So I went for a color-block look for my burgundy; layering a quite long burgundy velvet vest on my royal blue pencil skirt. A rich color-block, right?
We are loving waist belts too much too so I belted my waist with a black waist belt. How lovely!
Just simple, basic and classic. Right?
Catch more of my pictures in my lovely burgundy long vest loves…
Photo Credits: steve.is.bae(@baesphotographer)
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