2012-09-21

Thrift That Trend: Oxblood

The colour of the fall season is oxblood. You didn't hear it here first. You probably seen the trend style stories on the internets and you've been like 'oh cool, burgundy is so in this year' but then an invisible fashion dictator raps you over the knuckles and corrects you. If you want to be fancy, it's oxblood, OK?

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Resisting the urge to run to my nearest Zara, I instead took stock of my own closet. Turns out that of the 6 deep red pieces I own, 5 of them are second hand. Burgundy is such a classic colour that everytime it is back in style, it gets manufactured in standard silhouettes. That's why it is such an easy trend to thrift.

When neon came back in, it wasn't hard to find neon in the thrift store as well. But the neon of 2012 is a little different than the neon of the early 90's; it got re-interpreted in a new way. It was a little like neon grew up. Pants, clutches and pumps were all produced in neon colour ways this time around. While there certainly is usuable neon to be found in the thrift store, the vintage tees, head bands and workout jackets available are often more ironic than chic. In that way, maroon items at the thrift store are an easier find. Burgandy has been in and out of favour for decades so there is a lot of choice available. It has been used as the colour way for many classic items, not just trendy items. A thrifted oxblood blazer, sweater or circle skirt can easily be paired with a modern shoe or a motorbike jacket and look on trend.  It's worth looking in the purse section as well; I've found three burgundy leather clutches in the last year!

So, regardless of whether you call it maroon, burgundy, wine or fancy oxblood, just make sure you give a thrift store a chance at this trend... That's the best part of the thrift shopping, everything old is new again. 

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22 comments :

Wholesome Hedonist said...

Totally agree - this is a great trend to thrift. Too bad I gave away my 'oxblood' suede shoes to Goodwill last spring (oh, the woes of not reading the Pantone colour predictions!)

Oh well...perhaps some lucky fashionista will benefit...

ps - in exchange for writing the first comment, I demand the blazer you showed in your last post. I'm in Toronto, so shipping will be cheap ;)

newpetite said...

It was simple maroon first and then became burgundy and now it is oxblood and Bordeaux!! Either way it is a lovely rich color and easier to work with! Im going to look through my pile of clothes to see if I can find something.

Natasha said...

I'm so glad you wrote this post! I knew "Ox Blood" was the colour of the season, but I totally forgot about the fact that last winter I thrifted a suede Ox Blood jacket! After I bought it (for a whole $5) I put in downstairs in my "alterations and refashion" box because the colour wasn't exactly "in" and I thought I could up date it by painting a wide gold chevron (which was totally in) print on it. Of course that was one of the many projects that I never got around to! So out of the box it comes...the only problem now is that I'm not sure how well the jacket will look with my baby bump...and by the time the kid comes this Christmas Ox Blood will likely be a thing of the past (along with chevron stripes..haha) and I'll have to come up with a new idea for the jacket...

Arykah said...

You have great insight into thrifting. It's an art! Thanks for your post.

Leah said...

I like to call it "merlot". Makes me feel fancy. Where'd you get the jacket? So nice!

briannelee said...

Oooo, forget oxblood... I am more interested in that jacket ;)

Danielle said...

I love that this is a trend this year. Burgundy has always been my colour. I'll be looking for a maroon blazer this fall, since the one I have has seen better days.

Jennifer said...

I love burgundy (I am not fancy :p)!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Sheila said...

Amen, Jen! Why would we even bother with the cheaply-produced clothing in the malls, when there are gorgeous thrifted items to be had?

I've got a new-to-me oxblood dress for my birthday next month! Locally-handmade, high-end designer...for $25.00. Score!

Melody said...

This is so true.. last fall I thrifted a maroon skirt and blazer, I will definitely be wearing it this year too! LOVE that jacket!! Did you thrift it too?!

April said...

I'm headed to the thrift store tomorrow...oxblood is on the list!

This that leather jacket thrifted, too...I LOVE it...been looking for one for a while!

Laura said...

That is such a great color! I need to keep my eye out for that during my thrifting adventures this weekend, because I really need to incorporate some fall colors into my wardrobe.

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Rebecca Jane said...

I love the colour of the skirt! Such a great idea to thrift trends that seem to come back in time and again.

compradora anonima said...

LOVELY SKIRT,I´M TAKING NOTES FOR THE NEXT COLOR OF THE SEASON,GREAT ADVICE THANKS

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