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.
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.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR TOP?
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. More adventurous types can try color blocking with colored jeans and bold colors.
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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