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Color crush: Oxblood is the new black

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Oxblood love

Crushes come and go, especially when it comes to colors, but we’re willing to bet our obsession with oxblood sticks around for a while. It’s sophisticated, rich and we're sharing some can't-miss picks in our newest go-to hue.

Oxford Pleated skirt

Pleated skirt

If your skirt collection could use a boost and you want to expand beyond pencil skirts for the office, we suggest this ribbed pleated piece perfect for fall ($68). Pair with knit tights, a fitted sweater and lace-up wedge booties for a comfortable but pulled together cooler weather look.

Satchel

Satchel

Tote your stuff in style with this structured faux ostrich print satchel ($70). The rich hue combined with the textured print make for an ideal multipurpose bag that goes with just about anything. We particularly love the removable strap and multiple pockets for keeping everything you need within easy reach.

Skinnies

Skinnies

Move over blue. Colored denim in a rainbow of vibrant shades continues to be a trend and we couldn’t be happier. It’s never been easier to put together an eye-catching outfit — all you need is a great pair of jeans in a get-noticed hue, boots and a neutral top. We’re currently coveting this skinny oxblood pair (68).

Tank

Tank

We’ve recently added this semi-sheer jersey tank in the season’s hottest shade to our must-have list ($60). Not only is it ultra-comfy, but it’ll look great under a fitted blazer with dark denim and your go-to fall boots.

Booties

Booties

One thing we can never resist is booties, this season’s go-to shoe. Our newest obsession (in our current favorite shade, no less) is this leather pair with a stacked wrapped wood heel ($219). We’ll be wearing these with everything from jeans and slouchy sweaters to pencil skirts and button-up blouses.

Pencil dress

Pencil dress

Shake things up at the office with this form fitting oxblood pencil dress in a wall paper-inspired print ($74). The stretch fabric adds comfort, while the high neckline and concealed pockets add sophistication. Wear with a skinny belt and platform pumps for a striking at-work ensemble.

More style tips and trends

Wear the trend: Boots with dresses
Pretty Little Things: Tote your stuff in the best bags of the season
Black and white prints: Classic colors with a new flavor for fall

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