I love your website and want to know if colored jeans are appropriate? (not just the red ones). I’m talking about the bright yellow, turquoise,
and bright blue ones! Most of the colors are turning up in skinny styles that are harder for us fabulous fifty-somethings to wear (unless you’re a size 2).
I love these colors, but I’m not sure if they scream ‘desperately clinging to youth’ or do they look chic and current. Any ideas for how to pull this look off?
It’s easy to dismiss this trend as only for young, skinny celebs, when, in fact, colored jeans can work at any age. Looking great in them depends on three things:
- finding the right pair of colored jeans for your body type
- your confidence level and
- what you wear them with.
Worn right, colored jeans communicate that you are modern, fun and vibrant. Michelle Obama wore them, and she looked fabulous. Maybe you can too.
Here’s a few tips to help you decide:
|Wear Them With a Longer TopLet’s face it. Most of us are afraid to colored jeans because we think they will make us look fat. Here’s a pair on an average woman, and they don’t exactly look the way they do in the magazines!
Bright red jeans are like a stop sign that draw attention to your bottom half. If you have generous hips or thighs, you can control the amount of color shown by wearing your colored jeans with a tunic or long top that ends below the widest part of your body, or …
Wear A Bootcut Style
Bootcut or slightly flared red jeans will balance you out below the waist. They’re more flattering on a pear shape.
A darker red, like oxblood (brown-red), is more slimming than bright red.
Also, remember that a little stretch goes a long way towards making you look fab.
If you like a fun look, try color blocking. Wear 2 different brights. (See Michelle Obama above)
For a more sophisticated look, tone things down by adding a neutral top or jacket in ivory, brown, black, gray, navy.(right)
If you have a tummy, leave your top tucked out.
|Black and Yellow Looks Chic
You need confidence to wear bright pants, or you will look like a clown. Don’t force it.
|Animal Print + Orange
This is my favorite – a neutral leopard print blouse over orange skinny colored jeans with ballet flats. Doesn’t she look comfy? So chic!
|Stripes are also a hot trend
Wear a striped top with colored jeans, so own as long as you aren’t too wide across the chest and stomach. You may also want to add a cute jacket. This look is classic, bright and fun.
|How about a Boyfriend Jacket with Turned Up Sleeves?
Find one in a neutral color and pair it with colored jeans and a white or cream top. This is a sporty, elegant look.
A chambray shirt + red jeans is a popular look.
|Jeans + Showstopping Accessories
Pair colored jeans with a neutral top and a touch of animal print. The purse or the shoes are enough, but not both! Leopard adds a sexy vibe. Go easy.
Now, take a look at How my readers wear their colored jeans
and watch my video on how to wear colored denim jeans for women.