It looks like colored jeans are here to stay and while many of you were terrified of them back in January, we see you sporting them everywhere now. They’re hip, modern and fun, and they don’t make you look fat, so long as you wear the right style for your body shape. And what shape is that? Let’s recap.
Pear shape- When you are bigger on your bottom half go for pants that balance you out. This means colored jeans that are flared or have a wide-leg to help hide your thicker thighs. Straight legged jeans are also a good to make you look slim.
Boyish figure – If you are straight up and with no curves, go skinny minny, tight at ankle, or anything you want. Cargo style with lots of pockets looks good on you.
Curvaceous hourglass – To fit your curves choose jeans with lots of stretch and a medium rise so pant. You can wear skinny, or if you like, boot cut flared to balance curvy hips. Wide leg trousers jeans also work.
Inverted triangle- You are bigger up top than on your narrow bottom half- Best bet are jeans that are mildly tapered to the knee and then have a slight flare at the bottom can give you more of an hourglass shape.
O.k., so we’ve got style out the way. Now many of you have been asking about color. There’s no rule. You can wear any color you want. It’s more a matter of personality. For fall there are all kinds of gorgeous shades out there like mustard, paprika, grape, teal.
As for what to wear up top, wearing your jeans and top in the same color will make you look thinner because of one long unbroken line. See JoJami in this tone on tone outfit. The is tunic and jeans looks great, it’s classic and is more on the conservative side because of all one color.
A more dramatic way to wear colored jeans is to color block your outfit. By that we mean one color on the bottom and a contrasting color on top. Terrified you will look like a clown in some zany color combination?Don’t let color blocking scare you. If you wear a neutral up top like, cream, gray, black etc. you can tone down the look and make it more elegant.
Here’s an example of JoJami in paprika pants and a black jacket and cream top. (Notice the jewelry to add some light and sparkle to her face as too much black can be draining after 40.)
Other mixes you could try this fall
Mustard Jeans and a Chocolate top
Wine jeans and a Gray or Black top
and the Hot new one – Oxblood (a brownish red) + Camel