This Classic Fall Color Weirdly Looks Good On Everyone
Here are 9 ways to pull it off.
With the colder weather comes football season, pumpkin spice lattes, and an array of richer, deeper, colors to incorporate into your wardrobe. A few of the season's most popular shades? Classics like browns, oranges, and olive greens — but burgundy outfits definitely deserve a spot in your rotation, too.
Year after year, this dark red shade pops up on countless runways and in an endless stream of street style photos. Sometimes it’s deemed ‘oxblood,’ other times it is referred to as ‘berry,’ but this season, burgundy is reclaiming the title for fall’s most flattering — and versatile — hue.
Burgundy blends with almost any color, from neutral tones to shades of bright blue. Whether you’re looking to add in some burgundy accessories or go all out with a monochrome suit, this is the perfect way to add an eye-catching element to your fall outfits.
To help you out, here are nine of our favorite ways to style burgundy for fall/winter 2020.
Add a Burgundy Accessory
Accessories are a great way to stay on-trend without revamping your entire wardrobe. Whether it's a purse, a pair of shoes, or even headbands and hair clips, this microdose of color packs a powerful punch.
Put on a Burgundy Jacket
As soon as the temperature hits sixty degrees, you'll likely be reaching for a jacket to get warm and cozy. This season, skip basic black and have fun with a burgundy design instead. Not only will it be slightly unexpected, but it's also one of the easiest ways to test out a color you’ve been wanting to wear. Just slip this layer over your outfit and go.
Try Burgundy Leather Pants
It’s no secret that leather pants are a fall outfit essential, but swapping out basic black for this deep red color will add an instant pop to your look. When styling these bottoms, keep the rest of your look pared down and simple. Try balancing them out with a plain white tee and your favorite blazer, a trick that will also make this piece office-approved.
Stock up on Burgundy Basics
Autumn may be 'sweater weather,' but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t invest in tank tops and tees in this classic fall shade. They make the perfect laying piece, so style them under fuzzy coats, leather jackets, and blazers in order to keep warm.
Rethink Your LBD
If you have a reason to dress up right now (or just enjoy feeling fancy around the house), why not skip the little black dress that you’ve had in your closet for years and try another LBD, aka a little burgundy dress? This easy switch will help you embrace color in a toned-down way, and you might find this piece to be just as versatile as your neutral options.
Mix Burgundy with Bright Colors
If you're someone who enjoys eye-catching colors, why not go all out and mix burgundy with bright shades like electric blue? When worn together, these two daring shades play surprisingly well together. If blue isn’t your thing, burgundy also pairs well with olive green and bright red, but with a little experimenting, you might find that the possibilities are truly endless.
Play with Patterns
Another fun way to wear this color is in patterned form. Patterns make fashion more fun, and whether it's florals, stripes, plaid, or animal print, these pieces will add an interesting element to your look. An effortless way to pull these pieces off is with a printed dress styled under a faux fur coat (a great holiday outfit!), but you can also try your hand at mixing patterns, such as pairing a burgundy plaid skirt with a black and white polka-dot top.
Try a Burgundy Jumpsuit
Upgrade your favorite lazy-day jumpsuit this season by picking one in a berry hue. Layer your jumpsuit over a black turtleneck or lightweight sweater for added warmth. Slip into leather black booties for some added height and you're good to go.
Wear Burgundy With Burgundy
If you love the color, don’t limit it to one piece in your outfit. Just like all-black ensembles, entire burgundy looks are wearable and encouraged. The pieces don't have to be a perfect match, just make sure they're similar enough to keep your outfit looking intentional.