Blush and Burgundy Outfit Ideas

 3 generations of Women wearing blush and burgundy

Blush and Burgundy Outfit Ideas

Quote of the day: “The nice guy doesn’t finish last; the nice guy finishes blessed.” Cynthia Conner Goyang

Blush and burgundy may not be a color combination that you normally think about in the fall months. But with blush being what I’d consider the “it” color of the year, it has become quite easy to combine with almost any other color.

And the reason I chose this quote above, is because I know many of us growing up didn’t wear pink because it was considered girly. And we were women growing up having to prove ourselves as serious women. Not too nice, and not too emotional or we wouldn’t be thought of as smart. Luckily part of that thinking has changed, and it’s okay to be the “nice guy”!

Kathleen (blogette): I love how Kathleen kept with all blush and burgundy in her outfit.

This gives such great variety between the four of us. I added in grey, Nancy used black and my mom wore light brown! Tell me what you would have worn with it in the comments below?

And FYI, all the pieces in Kathleen’s outfit are from TJ Maxx and Marshall’s clearance!! She is definitely a deal shopper just like we are!

Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: We were going out to dinner this evening, so I dressed up in a skirt and sweater.

My initial thought when pairing the blush and burgundy was to add in grey to go along with it.

Women over 50 wearing blush and burgundy

The clothing pieces themselves didn’t seem very dressy, so I added in sparkly accessories for my bling. Both the necklace and bracelet are from my Rocksbox set. I wrote an entire post about my experience with Rocksbox, and I have to say, even now, that it’s been more fun than I imagined.

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Blush and burgundy for fall

Since the weather is starting to cool down, I used one of my ideas for transitioning to fall, by wearing my ankle boots with my outfit!

These booties from Soft Surroundings have been on repeat quite a few times since I received them. Even if you don’t love pairing them with skirts, they are going to be fabulous with my jeans when it gets cold.

The burgundy skirt is one of those items I thrifted years ago!! Yet burgundy is a fabulous color for many seasons, so if you’ve been looking then it would be fun to try a new silhouette or style. Not that the classics aren’t great too.

Blush and burgundy and grey

And my blush cardigan was a piece that was from our local boutique shopping earlier this summer. I’m not sure I would have thought that I needed a blush cardigan in my closet. Yet I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the amount of wear it has received.

Of course, since blush is the color of the season, and it’s a longer silhouette, maybe that’s part of the draw. If you like these longer sweaters, then this one isn’t too pricey. However, if you still gravitate towards the shorter cardigans, there is this one that is a great deal.

Blush and burgundy for Women 50+

Skirt: Emanuel Ungaro-thrifted (similar here)~~Cardigan: Down East c/o Trendz (similar here)~~Top: Silver (similar here under $6)~~Boots: Vince Camuto c/o Soft Surroundings (here or similar here)~~Necklace: Perry Street from Rocksbox-get a month free with the code JTouchofstylexoxo (here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: Kendra Scott from Rocksbox (here)~~Purse: Mix No. 6 (similar here)

Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: For Nancy’s blush and burgundy outfit, she used the two colors on the top half of her body.

This sheer jacket, which you could almost consider a kimono, was made for her by Charlotte, for Nancy’s birthday this year. It’s a lightweight material, so it’s perfect as a topper for the early fall months.

Kimonos can be such a perfect topper to make it easier to straddle the different seasons. Even if you’re not a fan of the lighter colors, there are plenty in the darker hues too.

Blush and burgundy for Women over 60

Your purse is another great way to pull in the blush color for an outfit. This is Nancy’s second pink purse, since the first one was realistically too small to fit in all of the essentials.

The larger purses do make it easier to have everything at your finger tips. However, then there’s the fact of how heavy they can get.  It’s not always easy to find the perfect in between, so I just have my husband carry mine a lot of the time…ha ha!

Blush and burgundy with black

Black pants are a definite staple in every woman’s closet no matter what season.

In fact, you may not think that you need any more pairs of black pants in your closet, but that really depends on how much you wear them. Do you have a pair of crop pants? I think this is a newer trend that works so well with the ankle boots. Since they are shorter, you still see all of the footwear instead of covering them up.

Blush and burgundy for autumn

As for Nancy’s accessories, we chose white. You might consider white jewelry for summer only, or maybe you don’t buy any because you have your pearls. But I think that a white necklace is the perfect piece against the darker tops. For example, this one is longer and could be layered with other necklaces. Or you could opt for the shorter style and maybe even wear it over a turtleneck.

The aspect to consider if you are wearing white earrings, is do they blend in with your hair color? The pair that Nancy is wearing hangs down enough that they are noticeable. But if your hair is longer, that might not work as well. The secret might be to find a darker metal with white decorations like this pair!

Women 60+ wearing blush and burgundy

Pants: Liz Claiborne (similar here)~~Cardigan: Charlotte made it (similar here)~~Top: Chicos (similar here)~~Boots: c/o Jambu (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Purse: Charming Charlies (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: Then we have my mom who paired a shade of brown with her blush and burgundy.

I really think the top and skirt would be perfectly fine together without the brown wrap too. If the top had been long sleeves, this would have worked, but the weather said otherwise.

So we added this cardigan over the blush top. My mom made this cardigan many years ago, yet the sleeve detail is so stylish even now. This may not be considered the most functional details when you are washing dishes, but they are certainly fun. One way to counteract the functional aspect, is to find an item where the sleeves are much shorter. Or you could pick one with smaller ruffles too.

Blush and burgundy for women over 70

Let’s talk about the choker tee that my mom is wearing. I will admit, that I wasn’t super sure about them at first. But after my mom bought this one, I became a fan. I’m sure I’ll have the three of us sporting this style sometime. What do you think about it? If you don’t love wearing necklaces, it could be the answer for you.

I know many of the choker shirts I’ve seen are too low in the front for my comfort. But now that there are more varieties, I’ve found many that would work. This one is a scoop neck, so it’s not very low at all. Or this one has a small keyhole opening that seems modest enough.

Blush and burgundy with brown

The top seemed too long by itself, so my mom got creative with one of her accessories.

She used this clip, that she purchased at Trendz Boutique.  We’ve used it before with styling a scarf, but this time we thought we’d use it to hold up part of the shirt. Another option would be to use a rubber band to gathering the ends of the shirt into a tail. I think it adds a nice asymmetrical touch to the outfit.

Blush and burgundy for cooler weather

Pink shoes are also a great way to incorporate this color into your outfits. Whether you are wearing pink anywhere else or not. You’ll get to see another example of this in the next post too in flats.

But pink heels can be another option instead of nude. This is a great chunky heel version, or if you would prefer a kitten heel?

And if it looks like my mother has a bruise on her leg, it’s actually the remains of the temporary tattoo she got in August!!

Women 70+ wearing blush and burgundy

Skirt: Investments (similar here)~~Jacket: Mom made it (similar here)~~Top: Jennifer Lopez (similar here)~~Shoes: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Considering the blush and burgundy stem from the same primary color of red, I think these two colors can work fabulously for any situation! How would you put them together? I’d love to hear your ideas!

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  • This is such a nice colour combination! I love your mom’s choker top, and your ankle boots are great!

    Emma xxx

    • Thanks Emma!! I do love these colors together—it’s a great way to usher in the fall!!

  • I think that blush and burgundy make for a great color combo and I like how you’ve each added an additional color. If I were choosing a third color, I might pick a dark olive green. Thanks for all of the styling tips and I’m so glad that you added this post to my very first #lastweekthisweeklinkup


    • That’s such a great idea, Rena, with the olive green!! It’s such another great fall color and I finally have quite a bit of it!

  • Oh the color scheme of your outfit is marvellous J! I have to see if I can replicate it.

    • Thanks Lorena!! I’d love to see what you put together!!

  • Anna Parkes

    Blush and burgundy wouldn’t have occured to me at all Jodie, but I can see it’s a great partnership for all of you. Most of all though, I just love the pop of colour that your glasses add to your outfit – they’re so pretty!

    Anna x

    • Thanks so much Anna!!
      These are my favorite glasses, even though they could be considered a little big for my face. But at least not as big as Iris Apfel’s!! LOL

  • Rebecca Saffer

    All the outfits are terrific but as always, I am amazed by the multi-talented and beautiful Charlotte! I would love to have one post where you interview her (maybe in a video). Blush and burgundy are lovely together but because I am fair with dark hair, I can look washed out if blush is the main color so I will look for ways to incorporate the softer color in smaller doses.

    • That’s such a great idea, Rebecca! I have been looking to incorporate more videos in my work although I really wanted to get better at it first. However, I’m sure the more I would do, the better it would get (I hope!!)
      I’ve forwarded this comment to my mom, and I’m sure this will be the highlight of her day! Thank you for all of your wonderful positive thoughts and ideas!!

  • I love burgundy and blush, and even more when they’re styled together! All great looks!


  • Missy May

    Loving the colour combinations here! Ladies, y’all looking wonderful!
    Burgundy, the colour which has dominated my living room. Ha!! I’ve had enough of it so I’m changing things around. Ha!!

    • How funny, because it’s in my living room a lot too, Missy!!
      However, I’ve never tried adding in blush with it in my home decor at least!!

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Hi Jodie. Thanks for letting me join in again – it is so much fun!

    OK, now down to business. I love the 3 outfits you styled and just can’t pick a favorite! Your sweet little grey T was an inspired touch with that gorgeous burgundy jacquard skirt, and your grey booties look adorable. The jewelry is lovely and I love the long delicate blush cardi. Nancy’s outfit is heavenly. The exquisite “kimonoesqe” blouse made by Charlotte looks lovely on her against the wine knit top and her jewelry adds fun sparkle. I adore her booties – the pattern on the back is so cool. And the blush purse is delightful (you know I have one 😉). Charlotte is chic and lovely as always. Her soft nutmeg shrug is a lovely choice with this outfit (is there anything she can’t make?) and the ruffle on the cuff is a favorite of mine and so en vogue. I also love her dangling earrings, perforated pumps and that elegant top. I am a fan of these “choker-neck” tops when the keyhole is modest like hers and have several. Love how she created a ruched hem with the clip.

    • It’s always the best part of my day when someone joins in with us, so thank you Kathleen!!!
      You’re always such a dear to really look at our outfits and share your thoughts with us!!
      I’m actually feeling quite left out that I don’t have a choker neck top yet—-eeek! What kind of fashion blogger am I? LOL
      Thanks again!!!

  • Absolutely love the blush and burgundy combo!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Ashon

    Omg This is such brilliant post and absolutely love all these outfits and so much age appropriate styles. Especially that second outfit with a loose shirt and trouser is just glorious. I would totally wear it, no matter what age I might be<3

    xx Ashon

    • Thanks for such a wonderful comment, Ashon!!!
      I can’t tell you how fabulous that made me feel!!
      I hope you stop by again!

  • I love those colours together. I saw a culotte in vintage pink with a burgundy blazer last week in the UK at Newlook. I fell in love with those colours immediately, but the garments looked really cheap. Your glasses and lipstick are perfect with these colours. I think Nancy, what’s in a name, looks fantastic! These colours suit her very well!

    • Well, I’m glad to know that these colors are everywhere, Nancy!! They really seem to work well together!!!
      Nancy will be ecstatic that you liked her outfit!!

  • What an awesome color combo! I wouldn’t have thought to pair these colors together – but it looks great! I love how your added grey with yours as well. And oh, I agree! Rocksbox is so much fun! I always loved getting my jewelry from them – it was so fun to try new things! Hope you’re all having a great week!


    • Thanks so much Lindsey!! I’m always trying to contrast my colors, so this wasn’t my first thought with blush! But I figured since burgundy is so fallish, it might work?? And it’s one of my faves now!!

  • Really love this color palette! Varying shades in the same color family is always such a pleasing look! So cute the way you used the clip to pull up the edge of Charlotte’s top! Lovely!

    • Thanks so much Ronnie!!
      I do think this is a fun combination!!

  • This is one of my favorite color palettes! Girly & gorgeous for fall

    • It is fun, Michelle!! And someone on IG pointed out that they are both wines–blush and burgundy—how funny, right?

  • I love anything but burgundy.
    Something i love to wear on autumn.

    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    All lady’s look fabulous in burgubdy and blush. It’s a great colour for fall I mean 🙂
    XO Tina

  • Judy Gramith

    You all look absolutely wonderful!!! Shoes, booties jewelry, cardigans, kimonos; you’ve got it all goin on and it’s beautifully done!!
    Kathleen, I love your paisley top and your outfit is so nicely coordinated. I’m a big fan of paisley and the design layout on this top is lovely.
    Jodie your brocade mini-skirt is darling and the booties look really cute and fun. I love the contrast of the bit more formal brocade skirt with the studed, cutouts in the booties!
    Nancy looks SO pretty in blush and her kimono is so feminine. The booties are faboo!!! I really like the different colors in them!!
    Charlotte is lovely and her brown, hand made top is right on trend with those cute bell sleeves. The beige tone shoes make a nice long svelte leg line. Beautiful!
    There is one shot that concerned me. I wanted to yell, ” Jodie!!! Get your fanny out of the flames!!”
    I’m sure you were further away than it looks in the photo…??

    • That did make me laugh, Jude!! I only sat there for a minute, because it was a little concerning with those flames. We were joking with the host about the possibility of a fire, but he wasn’t concerned at all!!
      Thanks for the wonderful comment…I made sure to forward it to everyone!!

  • Mother Daughter

    I love blush and burgundy together. I have always like pink with brown to so good choice on your Mothers look.

  • I think blush and burgundy go great together, and it’s a nice way to bring the shade into fall. I think I prefer the longer lines of Nancy’s and your looks to the more broken up look the short cardigan gives to your mom’s.
    Chic on the Cheap

    • I can see what you’re saying about my mom’s shorter cardigan, Lydia! That was my suggestion, as I just found it in the back of her closet, and I thought the sleeves were marvelous!!
      These are great color combos though—it’s been so fun to play around with different looks!!

  • Mariana Olnowich

    All 3 of you look fantastic. Love your booties. Especially love the way your Mom styled her top. Look forward to seeing your blog every day. If you ever come to Vegas, I’d love to meet you.

    • What a fabulous comment to read, Mariana!! I can’t tell you how much that means for me to hear that you look forward to our posts!
      We were just in Vegas last year at Christmas, but I will definitely let you know if we travel out again anytime soon!!

  • Blush and burgundy are two of my absolute favorite colors! Your mom’s sweater is so beautiful, and I love your cardigan as well!

  • Love this color combination! I doubt that I will ever buy anything in blush….oh wait a minute…I do own a pair of blush shoes! I do like burgundy and at one point, I owned a burgundy shirt. I do own burgundy colored lipstick, though! Love all three looks today, ladies!! comment is all over the place today! Hahaha

    • You crack me up….it reminds me of the dog in “Up”—a squirrel…..(you had to see it)
      But I saw you just wore a pink top!! That’s close to blush! Now we just have to get a little more burgundy in your wardrobe because it would look incredible on you!!

  • Jacqueline Rendine

    This color combo is a favorite on mine! I need to wear this more often!
    Stylin In St. Louis

    • It is a great one, isn’t it Jacqueline???
      Thanks for your positive words!!!

  • I love Nancys pop of color in the shoes! I think your outfit is my favorite that you’ve ever worn! The grey totally works with the colors!


    • Thanks so much Ruth! I’ve really been drawn to grey so much lately!

  • Jumped over from the Senior Salon – GREAT to have that back up again for an easy link and a weekly reminder, isn’t it?
    I bought a light pink cardigan JUST to have something to wear for breast cancer awareness days – and you know I pair it with my favorite black -lol.

    LOVE Nancy’s boots – burgundy is a great color for shoes and bags (never thought about pink or blush for a purse, however). I have to say I’m not a fan of cropped pants. Those of us who are tall and have long legs have too many miserable memories of “high-water pants” to really embrace this style once we can finally find trousers long enough.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie –
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    • I really like pink and black too, Madelyn! Isn’t that a classic combination that Coco Chanel started? I wonder if I’m remembering that correctly??
      I’ve heard many women say the same thing about cropped pants. In fact, my mom still thinks that way. But I’m trying to be more open to the new styles. Heck, I remember when I wouldn’t wear half of what I wear now. Like distressed jeans, OTK boots, and leggings!!
      Hopefully it’s considered evolution of style and not just craziness!!

      • hahaha! Probably a bit of both. Remember when white lipstick was all the rage – or were you too young to wear that craze? And yes, I do think Chanel was first with black and pink. My memory anyway (NOT that I was around when she started it – lol).

  • Three great looks and color combinations! Thanks for the inspiration of blush and burgundy. They work so well together!

    • Thanks Jennie! I love the idea of these colors together—they are so fun!!!

  • I Love the combination of nudes and the pop of color.
    Thank you for inspiring me. Have a great week.

    Love, Esther

  • Coco Cami

    Great post, thanks for sharing 🙂 I love these stylish looks!

    Camille xo

  • Blush and burgundy is such a pretty pair and as you four have shown goes well with grey, black, brown or just the two colours as Kathleen wore! These looks are all beautiful, it’s always fun to see how each of you have coordinated. I have two choker dresses (not too revealing). My friend Maggie is a guest on my post.

    Have a great week!
    Nice girls finish blessed! 🙂


    • These colors are so nice together, Carmen!!!
      Speaking of burgundy, I don’t remember if we came to a conclusion of that mesh top? No worries, if you don’t want it…

  • They all styled the burgundy and blush beautifully.
    The Glossychic

  • Bernadette Laganella

    I am happy to see blush with women who have white hair. Nancy and your mom look great. I have been afraid that it would wash me out.

    • I thought the same thing at first Bernadette, but I have a feeling there are different hues of blush, and depending what you pair it with can help!!!

  • I’m so loving blush color and really surprised to see its beauty with burgundy! You all looking pretty and stylish! Really nice post! Have a happy Monday <3

    • Thanks so much Rakhshanda!
      I love these two colors together!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    I love that blush color and pairing it with burgundy is so fun. You ladies all look lovely. I can see pairing blush with orange or blue or green. Ooo, now you’ve got my mind going. I’m going to have to try some of these combinations myself. Great post, Jodie! – Amy

    • I know—I kinda think it’ll go with anything and everything, Amy!!
      I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

  • Wow! These are such great outfits and the color combo is modern, pretty and perfect for fall. I did the same mix as well (colorful minds think alike!). Great job, Jodie (and Nancy and Charlotte)!

    Cathy V.

    • It’s funny that we both posted the same colors on the same day, Cathy!! We are birds of a feather!!

  • donnanance

    Blush is a color that is flattering to most people and you ladies are showing it off perfectly today. It goes with so many colors. Jodie, your booties look great with your skirt. Nancy’s new booties look fab with her outfit. I’m totally stealing your mom’s idea of using a clip to shorten a too-long top. Nice styling, ladies! xoxo

    • I do think that blush can be better than the tans & oatmeals, because it has a little more color in it–yet it’s so much like a neutral!!
      Thanks for all of the wonderful compliments, Donna!! I made sure to forward them, so they would make mom & Nancy’s day too!!

  • Maria Jørgensen

    The burgundy color is lovely for all of you

    • Thanks so much Maria!

      • Maria Jørgensen

        So good to see you again Jodie ! I forgot to say that your boots are very attractive

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    These colors look wonderful together. And I’ve always loved pinks with browns and tapes as well. I’m happy to see blush available in more clothing options, such a flattering color on most!

    • Thanks Terri!! It is fun to experiment with different colors together, and since there is so much blush in the stores right now….

  • I love blush and burgundy together! It’s a combo I have done several times myself. You all do it well. Love those boots too Jodie.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • I need to try this color palette! Perfect mix of summer and fall. Amazing looks ladies!

    • It’s been one of my faves lately!! Until I try another one—ha ha!!

  • Blush and burgundy is just such a lovely combination! You look great.

    Gemma x

  • Stevie Turner

    I like your mother’s outfit this week Jodie, and also your boots – very elegant!

  • hi Jodie! i am a fan of blush too! I think this mix of blush and burgundy looks great to transition to the Fall. love that nancy is wearing the burgundy Jambu boots too. Pretty and feminine jewelry!
    Have a wonderful week!
    jess xx

  • Blush is a little softer than the old “nude” and a much more appealing word I think. Yes, you all look great….but let’s talk about Jodie’s fabulous close up of her glasses. They are perfect!-Laurel

    • Thanks so much Laurel!!
      I think your right about the blush vs nude—they are almost the same, but the blush has a tad more personality!!

  • I love all your outfits! I think these colors are perfect fall transition colors. The soft blush is a reminder of summer and the rich burgundy hints of autumn arriving! Happy Monday!

    • That’s kinda how I thought of it, Cheryl!!

  • Eileen Flanigan Sinda

    Loved the all!

  • Funny…I have a blush shoes/sandals and a blush bag, but never thought of it as a wardrobe choice. After reading this post, I will be scouting for blush bargains.

    • See—you’re already such a fashionista, Em!! I think it’s such a perfect color to go with anything else, that I bet you get ton’s of usage out of those items??

  • Karen

    Winners all!!! My hands-down favorite is your outfit Jodie! I LOVE the gray tee shirt with the dressier skirt and sweater. Love that!!! And the booties with skirts, love that too. I’m already wearing mine even though we are back in the 80’s here. Gray just goes so well with the burgundy, and the adding the blush cardigan looks amazing. I just love the casual vs. dressy vibe!! Nancy’s blush topper is gorgeous. Your mom MADE that??? It’s beautiful! It’s sheer enough to not be too “blushy” (not a word, I know), and I like the darker tone of her pink purse. Just looks great. And the white jewelry did not say “summer” to me, it just looks right. And I’m one of those who believes you can never have too many pairs of black and navy pants! I like the idea of adding blush accessories (footwear and handbags) because I can’t have it near my face, yet I love it! Your mom is trailblazing again, good for her! I love how she tied her top up with the clip, and how she combined the brown with the blush. Kathleen had a very successful shopping trip to TJ Maxx and Marshalls! I don’t think I’ve seen blush pants, but maybe I haven’t looked hard enough. I’m glad she participated and put this outfit together, because it opens up a new way for me to wear blush – on the bottom half! You all look great! I’m just really loving that gray tee shirt with the burgundy skirt!!

    • I am a huge fan of this color combo, and I was trying to figure out why, Karen!! But maybe it’s because they really are the same colors….just different values??
      It’s such a fun experiment to see how everyone takes a theme or category and puts together outfits!! Sometimes we all stick to the same idea, and sometimes not!!
      Thanks so much for the lovely, lovely compliments. I made sure to forward it to each and every one!!
      Happiest of Mondays!!