I’m 45, and I want to buy some colored jeans, but I don’t want to look 17. How can I wear this trend at my age with my mature figure? Carla T.
Colored jeans are modern and youthful, but many 40+ women are hesitant to try them because they worry colored jeans will make them look fat.
Here’s a guide to the right style of colored jeans for your mature body type:
Curvy Bottom Pear Shape
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 Rectangle Figure:If you are straight up and with no curves, go skinny-minnie, tight at ankle, or anything you want. Cargo style with lots of pockets looks good on you.
Curvaceous Hourglass: To fit your curves choose a medium rise jean with a lot of stretch. They can be skinny or boot cut ( small flare) to balance curvy hips. Wide leg trousers jeans also work.
Broad Shouldered Inverted Triangle:You are bigger up top than on your narrow bottom half. Your 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 TOP SHOULD YOU WEAR WITH COLORED JEANS?
A Neutral Cools down Bright Jeans: If you re after a sophisticated look then tone down your bright jeans 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. You can go with a solid color or a neutral pattern. More adventurous types can try
Contrasting Colors Give You a Creative Vibe: More adventurous types can try color blocking colored jeans with other bold colors. It takes a little skill not to overdo it.
One Color Head to Toe is Elegant and Slimming: If you want to look long and lean then try a top in a similar shade to your jeans. This chic monochromatic look creates a long slender line.
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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Fashion blogger Morgan who blogs at Glitter in the Grey adores a good t-shirt and jeans but wanted to punch things up, so she decided to go bright and cheery. Her cropped yellow skinnies paired with a scarf tee from Cabi give her a fresh, and fun look. Lemon zest yellow and gray is a winning combination this season.
Etiquette Expert, Lisa wanted an edge to her casual dressing, so she bought a pair of hot red skinny jeans and paired them up with a buttery leather jacket and sexy heels. The neutral brown color cools down the red jeans just enough but doesn’t put out the fire. This outfit is still hot!
Pamela, 49, from California, looks royal in a cobalt blue pair of jeans that she has paired with a black GAP cashmere top.
Take a Chance
Nazreen wrote to tell me she was originally hesitant to embrace this trend because she is 50. But after reading my posts about wearing colored jeans at 40+ and the right colored denim for your body type, she decided to jump right in.
She bought a pair of red jeans and boy, is she rocking them! Nazreen, says she loves them so much she’s going to buy more for fall. Bravo for taking that big style leap Nazreen!
Are you still struggling with what to wear with colored jeans and how to wear them over 40? Be sure to watch my video that has tips and tricks on styling and wearing colored jeans over 40.
Judy has also jumped on the colored jean bandwagon, pairing her yellow jeans with a leopard print top. Hoop earrings work well with the exotic feel of this playful outfit.
Moto-style jeans have zippers, or leather panels, or quilting that gives them texture and dimension. They typically come in black, but style blogger Adrienne from The Rich Life on a Budget found a pair of red hot ones. Cool Urban vibe, Adrienne.
Pair with a Poncho
This reader looks stunning in a poncho and oxblood colored jeans from www.peterkate.com
Experiment with Color
This unusual color combination looks surprisingly attractive!
Color = Youth
Color flatters. Just take a look at 46- year- old CABi consultant Michelle (left) Michelle told me that she tries to incorporate color into her daily style.
In the middle is Marlo, a 45-year-old Hawaii native who, prefers sporty, casual attire, especially colored denim.
Joey ( right) likes to layer a sporty pink t-shirt with a lace camisole to create a color block effect that offsets her jeans. You all look fab ladies!