Well, don’t we just love our coloured jeans! We all wore them to death in 2013, and they are here to stay for yet another season (or two!) Make them appropriate for warmer weather by opting for pretty pastels such as sky blue and baby pink. Pick a shorter length too, with an ankle-grazing hems which will make your look less “heavy”.
Here’s how I’m styling mine for summer for work, the weekend or a night out – with some bonus FAQs if you’re trying them for the first time and don’t know where to start.
Jeans are a casual piece of clothing, so make them appropriate for the workplace with a draped blouse or sharp blouse and corporate accessories.
Country Road Crop Zip Detail Sateen Jean $99.95, Bardot Elle Blazer $70, Sportsgirl Sleeveless Wrap Shirt $79.95, Wittner Pari Heels $149.95, Colette by Colette Hayman Miles Turnlock Tote $49.95, Diva Watch $34.99.
Play on the cute pink shade with denim, slogan tees and fun accessories!
Take coloured denim into night time with luxe fabrics, killer heels, showstopper accessories and the dressiest of all shades – black.
Country Road Crop Zip Detail Sateen Jean $99.95, Cue Faille Pleat Top $299, Wanted Shoes Lipstik Marry Heels $79.95, Colette by Colette Hayman Willow Metal Edge Clutch $24.95, Lovisa Black Flat Snake Loop Necklace $39.99.
What colour should I buy?
There are no shortage of options when it comes to coloured jeans – it’s more about personal taste and what suits you. As I mentioned, pastels are all the rage right now, but if you prefer something more punchy, try blue or red.
Are coloured jeans just for teenagers?
Not at all! Coloured jeans (and tailored pants for that matter) can be very sophisticated and on-trend as long as you style them right.
What body shapes best suit coloured jeans?
Like traditional jeans, it’s all about finding the best cut for your shape. Coloured jeans are generally available only in skinny and straight leg (because they don’t look right in a bootleg), so if you’re not into skinny or are a little curvier, go the straight. Also, keep in mind that like all jeans, darker colours are more flattering, while lighter shades will accentuate your thighs.
Can I dress them up for work and play?
You most certainly can. Provided your work environment allows jeans, polish them up with blazers, crisp shirts, neat blouses and tote bags. For night, think of items that are traditionally quite dressy such as sequins, lace, jewellery and statement makeup.
What else can I wear them with?
With coloured jeans, you have the option of letting them have all the attention and keeping the rest of your look quite simple, or mixing and matching with other colours and prints in your wardrobe. They will match all your block-coloured basics and denim pieces. Black-and-white can also work well with prints that have the same colour running through it. Go through your wardrobe and hold the jeans up to all your tops and jackets to see which work best.