Some may wonder why I am still posting Fall/Winter trends, well, here in Virginia it is still winter! I will keep posting these trends until the Spring Equinox, and then will shift to new trends current to the season.
This fall/winter 2012/2013 trend was one of the most popular of the season. One of the biggest discussions of this trend was not the collections showing it, but the different names publications used to describe it. A small sampling from this writer includes: burgundy, wine, sanguine, blood, oxblood, Chianti, and Bordeaux. And while you might think we are discussing vintages, please be aware that no, in fact this discussion is about a color used popularly by the collections for this season. The Saks Fifth Avenue store at Stony Point Fashion Park will be happy to help you find your own wine-toned beauty and womenswear items.
One of my earliest adventures with makeup involved this shade. One of my grandmothers had given me a tube of Clinique Almost Lipstick in the shade “Black Honey.” I was in middle school and it was very exciting to pair my ‘mature’ lipstick with my latest threads from Limited Too and Abercrombie & Fitch. (This was the late 90s, forgive me). The shade still exists today, and the best way to describe it is as a raisin-y, purple-blue undertone color with a nice, subtle shine. It does not look matte on me. So, if you do not like wearing this trendy color in a major way, consider the different beauty products it comes in!
While many consider, and featured, these wine tones in outerwear, consider this color with a handbag, shoe, or dress. Perfect for your Valentine’s Day date, this look could be worn again in the future without looking too dated if you keep it classic. This color looks rich when accented with gold jewelry – or even consider it as a neutral when paired with blue, peachy pink, emerald green, nude, or black. Avoid wearing it with brown, as while the pairing seems safe – it reminds one of the painfully unflattering late 80s beauty trend.
Another way to integrate this trend into your wardrobe is with subtle patterns. A delicate lace overlay looks Duchess of Cambridge elegant in a wine hue. A leopard-print scarf comes off quite current. A houndstooth check seems retro-chic. Lastly, a colorblocked item with this shade may help you coordinate an entirely new outfit!
How would you wear this trend?
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