Thank you for showing me some tips on what to wear. I’m almost 45 and I want to buy colored jeans but I don’t want to look like I’m 17. How can I wear this trend?
I love colored jeans . I think they are modern and fun but I know many gals in their 40’s and 50’s are hesitant to try them because they are worried they are going to make them look fat. Yes, bright colors do draw attention, but there are things you can do to fix that.
For example, the style of jeans is more important than the color when it comes to looking slim. If you have generous hips and thighs, then you may not want to wear tight skinny red jeans. Try flared red jeans to balance you out. When you have the right fit for your body, any color works.
Next, your top. The best way to tone down bright jeans is to pair them with a neutral colored top or fitted jacket. By neutral I mean gray, black, taupe, cream navy or any color that cools things down a bit. A solid color works or a neutral pattern is good too.
Finally, keep your accessories simple and tasteful. You already have those pants commanding a lot of attention so go easy on the jewelry, wild shoes and loud accents that scream “look at me, look at me.
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