Oxblood: fall's hottest color

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Creepy name aside, oxblood--the sophisticated and sexier version of deep red--is the most popular color this season. Supermodel and Thread host Jessica Stam has the inside track on all the best ways to wear the dark maroon hue on your lips, shoes and everywhere in between. Paired with neutrals or neons, this color works on all skin tones and body types, so stock up now on the shade and fill out your fall wardrobe. Whether you want to take a risk in leather, or you just want to dip a toe (or fingernail) in the trendy oxblood waters, The Thread has you covered.

The Thread's host Jessica Stam is wearing: Dress by T Alexander Wang; Necklace and rings by Ugo Cacciatori; Earrings by dalla nonna

Want to try out the trend yourself?

For a big statement, try: A leather dress. Shun the predictable black version and opt for oxblood--but keep the shoes subdued.

Not in to dresses? Try: Tapered oxblood pants. Have some fun with your look and try pairing them with a bright pink or turquoise top.

Top it off with: An oxblood blazer. A great way to add the trend hue to your weekend standard of jeans and tee or for a night out in leather shorts and heels.

Get your beauty kicks with: Oxblood colored lipstick. But be sure to keep the rest of your beauty look simple--less is more with deep red lips.

For the shoe junkie opt for:
Oxblood heels--they give edge to a miniskirt and printed top.

Commitment-phobe? Try: Oxblood nailcolor. It's authoritative without being obvious (or permanent).

For just a hint of the hue:
A statement necklace in the color will give your jeans and tee look a trendy gothic vibe that's not over the top.