Who’d have thunk dirty red would be named one of THE heavy hitter colors of fall? “Darker, more bada*s, and unapologetically sexy” is how Instyle Magazine described this deeply pigmented specimen when compared with your average regular red.
I’ve gotta say, I’m a fan. I love dirty red. I also love dirty yellow, dirty green, and even dirty orange. “Dirty” in the sense that it muddies the hue so as to morph it into an “in-between” color. Not quite red, not quite brown. I thrive on the in-between color wave. I’m most comfortable there, since those colors play much more nicely in the sandbox than bull-headed pure ones do.
One store that gets the “dirty” colors right? You got it. Anthro.
Dirtied-Chic in burgundy, mustard, and tweedish brownish black. Wearing: Skirt-Anthropologie In The Trees, Sweater-Anthropologie French Knot Cardigan, Belt-Anthropologie Snakebite, Tights-Anthro Tartan Tights, Shoes-Chie Mihara Amerelo, Fur Collar-Anthro Lavish Collar in red.
By the way, about this cardigan….I never gave it a second glance in the black and white pictured on line. I walked into the store and saw a stack of ‘em in this dirty mustard and about had an out-of-body experience. Vintage Anthro feel to this one. FREAKING FABULOUS. Don’t be a tool….buy it. (even better, I got 20% off of it on Black Friday. Awww yeah.) As for the fit, it’s by HWR, and I’d say it runs generous in sizing. I’m normally between a small and medium in cardigans and I went with a small on this one.
Aside from the Lavish Collar and Chie Mihara Amarelo’s I’ve sprung for so far this fall, I’ve also added the following burgundy playmates:
J.Crew Factory Charley Sweater in heathered Burgundy
Anthropologie Plume and Gem Clip (stocking stuffer…from….Santa. He got 20% last week Jolly and smart.)
And he got a deal on these too: Fairisle Tights. Perhaps these are more a stepsister to burgundy, but close enough that I’m including them.
Other burgundy cousins I have my eye on:
Steppe Knit Hat
Shimmer Band Fedora. Ballsy, eh? I like it.
Non-Anthro: Calf Hair Satchel . I totally just want to pet it. found here.
Hilary Booties. So rich and and velvety I kinda want to lick them.
Pure and Good Slubby Lace Hoodie. It’s like tomboy lingerie, right?
Hannah Sunglasses. DIGGING these!
MAC Lipmix in Burgundy. Zac Posen’s vampy lips nearly stole the show, why can’t mine? Hopefully resembling these gorgeous puckerers below.
The totally lust-worthy yet impractical for my life, (as I can just see my 2-year old hand-plucking each sequin one by one off of this beauty):
And truthfully, with all of this exposure to burgundy lately, I’m strongly considering going burgundy-headed:
If I were younger, single, and clubbing it nightly, I could probably pull this off. But the PTA members might pee their pants if I showed up to our next meeting burgundy-headed. Maybe a little less VIBRANT….
Other color combos I plan on trying out with my burgundy:
Red and Burgundy
Burgundy and Mint
Burgundy and Orange…which, as you’ll see next week, I have embraced already with my Family photos this year. ;)
oh wait! Here’s an old outfit where I did do burgundy and orange (with hints of purple):
From September 2012. For this season though, I’d ditch the purple and do gold or dark brown mohagany as the anchors.
Any other dirty red, a.k.a. burgundy, fans out there? How are you showing it the love this season?