How To Wear Colored Jeans Over 40 – {VIDEO}

Colored jeans are here to stay and a great way to look Fabulous After 40. How do you wear colored jeans so you look classy and not clownish? I have some tips.

Deborah BolandDeborah: I love colored jeans and think they are  modern and fun, but I know many of you gals in your 40’s and 50’s are hesitant to try them because you are worried they are going to make you look fat. Let’s be honest.

Yes, bright colors do draw attention, but there are things you can do to balance that.

Tip #1: The Style of  Jeans is More Important than the Color when it comes to Looking Slim.

Generous hips and thighs? Wear your skinny jeans with a long top or try a flared red jeans to balance you out instead. When you have the right fitting jeans  for your body, any color works.

Tip #2: Wear a Neutral Color on 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: white, cream, gray, black, taupe, brown…any color that cools things down a bit. A solid color works or a neutral pattern is good too. For example, orange jeans + a brown or black boyfriend blazer calms things down. Cobalt blue pants with a gray blouse softens the look. A camel shirt with red jeans looks chic, not clownish.

Color Me Fabulous ebookTip #3:  Don’t Over Accessorize.

Finally keep accessories simple and tasteful. You already have those pants commanding a lot of attention. Don’t overdo it with tons of jewelry, wild shoes and loud accents that scream “look at me, look at me!” Keep things classic  with a burst of color – your cool new colored jeans.

For more great tips on how to look stylish after 40, pick up a copy of Color Me Fabulous: the Colors You Need to Wear to Look Age-Amazing!


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  1. Susan Arnold says:

    I wear colorful jeans all the time. And yes a neutral top or jacket is important. I’m sixty soon and always want to look my best.

  2. Carlita Darby says:

    Great tips! Now colored jeans don’t seem so “loud” after all.

    Thanks Deborah!