Spice Up Your Wardrobe with Fall’s Haute Hue: Burgundy
It’s quite common in the fall for fashionistas to head to the dark side by incorporating the usual colors of black, brown and charcoal grey into their wardrobes. But there’s no reason to (red, red) whine if you don’t want to dress like a New Yorker.
This season, you can still make a bold style statement in another deep color: burgundy. It’s not only one of the hautest hues this fall, but it’s richer and more intense than the typical dark shades spotted this time of year.
Simply take a closer look at the fall/winter collections from Christian Siriano, Diane von Furstenberg and Jason Wu and you’ll notice that several of the industry’s most noted designers seem to be mad about merlot. During their runway shows in Milan, New York and Paris, they showcased the vibrant color on everything from leather dresses and velvet pants to knee-high boots and attention-grabbing accessories.
And if you’re still unsure about filling your closet with sangria-hued pieces, keep in mind that burgundy doesn’t have the harsh appearance that black sometimes does, especially on fair-skinned women.
So if you’re ready to get noticed in the oh-so-trendy tint, here are some ways to sprinkle your wardrobe with wine-colored statement pieces:
If you’re looking to create a monochromatic look with conspicuous colors this fall, consider wearing head-to-toe burgundy. Examples include a pair of crimson jeans, jacket and boots, as well as a Bordeaux-colored dress with matching merlot-tinted tights and shoes. No matter which ensemble you put together, you’ll leave black- and grey-wearing women seeing (deep) red with resentment for not embracing the trendy tone.
Going for Baroque
Inspired by 17th century baroque styles, fashion brands like Ralph Lauren and Dolce & Gabbana have captured the dramatic style of the period by creating prominent pieces that feature intricate details and elaborate ornamentation. Available in several rich burgundy shades, the awe-inspiring attire will have you standing out in the crowd in style. And you don’t even have to wear baroque head to toe to be trendy! Simply try a single blouse or skirt and pair it with a solid.
Here’s one way to intermix this fall’s haute hue with one of the season’s hot trends: invest in a bohemian-print dress in burgundy. Whether you wear the dress on its own or under a fitted jacket, you’ll be channeling the spirit of the late-‘60s while making a bold statement in the process.
So whether you pick out an outfit that has you in head-to-toe burgundy or select simple cabernet-colored statement pieces like a baroque skirt or bohemian dress, there’s no doubt you’ll be mad about merlot-colored clothing this season!
Tom Castañeda is a creative writer, blogger, and award-winning broadcast journalist who has worked at Architectural Digest, In Touch Weekly, and Latina – a fashion, beauty, and lifestyle magazine for today’s bi-cultural Latina woman. Throughout his career in publishing, Tom has planned and executed numerous celebrity, fashion, and beauty programs throughout the country, including fashion shows, and shopping events for brands like Bloomingdale’s, Chanel, Mikimoto, David Yurman, Givenchy, Armani Fragrances, Macy’s, Southpole Collection, and more. Additionally, Tom has drawn on his strong journalism background to create various print, online, and video reports on various subjects, including fashion and beauty.