I love your website and want to know if colored jeans are appropriate for a 50-something woman?
Bright, skinny jeans seem hard to wear unless you’re a size 2. I love color, but I’m not sure if colored jeans scream I’m desperately clinging to youth, or if they look chic and current? Can I wear colored jeans, and how do I pull off this look? Thanks! Trish ………..
If you want to wear colored jeans, go for it! Many women our age assume they’re just for young, skinny models when they can look great on women 40+. Colored jeans add a touch of fun to your wardrobe and will make you look sporty, relaxed, and modern.
To wear colored jeans well you need to: 1) find a pair that suits your body type 2) know how to style them 3) own the look! Let’s dive in.
WILL COLORED JEANS MAKE ME LOOK FAT?
Do you worry that colored jeans are so bright, they’ll make you look heavy? The colored jeans we see in magazines don’t always match up to reality. It’s true that red colored jeans are like a stop sign, drawing attention to your bottom half, even if you are slim. So, how can you wear them and feel good? Try these tricks to look slim and feel confident in colored jeans.
1. Wear A Darker Shade
Darker colors have become popular for a good reason. A darker red, like oxblood (brown-red), is more slimming than bright cherry red, making colored jeans much easier to wear.
2. Try a Straight leg or Bootcut
Skinny jeans are tougher to wear if you carry weight in your hips and thighs. In this case, try wearing a straight leg or skinny leg colored jean. The slight flare leg helps balance out your hips and thighs.
3. Buy Colored Jeans with built-in Stretch
Remember that a little stretch goes a long way towards making your figure look fab.
4. Control the Amount of Color Shown
Wear a tunic, poncho or long top that ends below the widest part of your body, so you see less of the jeans. Don’t tuck in as it will emphasize your bottom half.
5. Go Monochromatic
If you wear a top in the same color or a similar color as your jeans, you create long, continuous slimming brushstroke of color.
How to Wear Colored Jeans, so they are in Sync with Your Style Personality
1. Add Neutrals to Look Sophisticated
Keep it classy by toning things down. Add a neutral top or jacket in ivory, white, black, tan, black, gray or navy to colored jeans.
2. Mix Colors for a Fun Look
If you prefer a more playful look, wear a print top that includes the color of the jeans. Or, if you want to go even bolder, color block your outfit with a solid colored top in a contrasting shade. For example, a yellow top with red jeans. Note: you need confidence to color block, or you will look like a clown. Don’t force it. Here are some examples of colored jeans and colored tops styled well.
Here are some examples of colored jeans and colored tops styled well.
3. Try a Boyfriend Jacket for a Cool Look
Find a boyfriend jacket with turned up sleeves in a neutral color, and pair it with colored jeans + a white/cream top for an elegant look.
4. Animal Prints for a Hint of Sexy
A touch of leopard print thrown into a black and red mix is edgy and sexy.
5. Stripes for a Sporty Look
Stripes with colored jeans looks modern and sporty. If the horizontal stripes make you look too wide, add a cute jacket that nips in at the waist.
6. A Chambray Shirt and Colored Jeans for a Laid-Back Look
A soft chambray shirt + red jeans is a popular look.
7. Showstopping Accessories with Colored Jeans for a Dramatic Look
Pair colored jeans with a neutral top and big, dazzling statement jewelry for a headturning outfit.
Now, take a look at How 40+ Instagrammers wear their colored jeans and watch my video on how to wear colored denim jeans for women.