If you’re thinking that I’m broadening my horizons and talking about wine with food, sorry! Though I occasionally diverge in posts about entertaining, travel and home decor, my main quest is to make style a little easier, and more interesting for you.
This week, I’ve been thinking about the color that appears in stores every fall and lasts through the holiday season. Wine (also known as burgundy, or as Pantone calls it Red Pear) is a deep, dark red with a healthy dose of blue. It’s is easier on the eyes than a true, bright red. It’s a powerful, dramatic color. Use it in small doses if you have a lighter complexion or prefer neutral colors. Wear it from head-to-toe if you have darker hair and skin, and like to make an entrance. Here are 3 color combinations that include this rich, deep hue, and a variation (the .5) on one of them…
1. Wine With Yellow And Black
I love the contrast of black and yellow, but it makes me think of bumble bees! Wine helps to break up that look and make it more interesting. My outfit is made up of past season clothing but here are some links for similar items currently in store.
2. Wine With Denim And Copper
For a Fall/Winter cocktail party combination, metallic colors are a no-brainer, but it’s a little unexpected for a casual look. My copper t-shirt is from Banana Republic and is still available online.
Other options that you can buy online:
If you are plus sized, this is a fun star print t-shirt in Mocha/copper.
3. Wine With Light Brown And Pink
Since burgundy is already a dark color, pair it with a light brown (rather than chocolate brown). For the office, wear a wine blouse with light brown pants, and add a third color for your handbag. I chose a peachy pink, but you can also try gray, light olive or other muted color.
Here are some options for similar pieces that are currently in store:
This Shirred Wine Mock Neck blouse is a fresh alternative to a button-down shirt. If your blouse is in a solid color, try a plaid or houndstooth pattern pant. Swap your mules for booties when the temperature drops.
3.5 Wine With Light Brown And Olive
For this Ted Baker dress that I bought last year, I switched the pink for an olive clutch.
Here are some current options if you’d like to re-create this look:
What If Wine Is Not Your Color?
Here are some options:
These Jeffrey Campbell Block Heel Booties have are mostly gray and camel.
This skirt is mostly navy with wine dots.
This Zoya Rachael nail polish is a low-cost (toxin free) way to try out burgundy.
This garnet bracelet can be worn alone or with multiple gold pieces.
What do you think of wine/burgundy? I’ll give you plenty of options for wine clothing and accessories on my Pinterest boards and on Instagram. Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions, and please become an insider so that you’re the first to receive my fashion tips and sale alerts!