Well, it seems that someone loves coloured jeans! And when I say someone, I of course mean… everyone. Including you. Last week, I conducted a poll on the Westfield Facebook page to decide the topic of my next “1 item, 4 ways” blog, and needless to say coloured denim won by a landslide. They are one popular wardrobe item! But although you love them more than 5pm on a Friday, it can be tricky styling such a loud statement piece. Well, not anymore! Here, the answers to your Very Important Coloured Denim Questions and some nifty styling suggestions for every occasion.
FAQ’S OF COLOURED JEANS
1. WHAT COLOUR DO I BUY?
There really is no shortage of options when it comes to coloured jeans. If you love to stand out, go for a summer bright, like cobalt blue, or yellow from Jay Jays. If you feel these OTT hues are bit “young” or “much” for you, experiment with a deep, jewel tone like forest green or burgundy – Sussan are doing these well. For something of-the-moment, pick a pastel shade like peach, lemon, musk or baby blue from Dotti, or a neon jean by Bardot. Prints will be big too! I love bright red for an all-rounder, seen on celebs like Miranda Kerr.
2. AREN’T COLOURED JEANS JUST FOR TEENAGERS?
Not at all! As I mentioned above, pick a colour that is more your taste. Coloured jeans (and tailored pants for that matter) can be very sophisticated and on-trend.
3. 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 only available in skinny and straight leg (because they just don’t look right in bootleg) so if you’re not into skinny, go the straight. Also keep in mind that like all jeans, darker colours are more flattering, while lighter shades can accentuate the thighs. Not one to miss out, but also conscious of my legs, I like to wear a long top with the pastel shades.
4. CAN I DRESS THEM UP FOR WORK & PLAY?
You most certainly can! Provided your work environment allows jeans, you can polish them with blazers, crisp shirts, neat blouses and tote bags. For night, think of items that are traditionally quite dressy like sequins, lace, jewellery and the right makeup.
5. WHAT 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 with a white tee, blazer and flats or boots a la Kim K, or mixing and matching with other colours and prints in your wardrobe depending on your comfort level. They will match all your block-coloured basics, denim pieces and anything black-and-white. They will also go back with any prints that have the same colour running through it i.e. you could add a floral scarf with red in it to the jeans I’ve used. Once you buy them, go through your wardrobe and hold the jeans up to all your tops and jackets.
HOW TO STYLE THEM FOR DIFFERENT OCCASIONS
I’ve used: Portmans Coloured Jean in Cherry $79.95 (available in other colours)
AT THE OFFICE
Gorman Snakes & Ladders Jumper $150 (on sale HERE), SpecSavers Gok Wan Glasses $299 (for 2 pairs), SABA Rimini Tote $199 (on sale HERE), Diana Ferrari Lovely Heels $119.95, Sportscraft Iris Spotted Silk Shirt $139.95, Kikki.K A6 Leather Diary $12.95, Australis @ Priceline Nail Colour in Blackmail $7.95
Forcast Delia Anorak Jacket $69 (on sale HERE), Nine West Ultra Glam Tote $109.95, Sunglass Hut Ray Ban Sunglasses $329.95, Lovisa Necklace $16.99, Quiksilver Marina Helms Top $79.99, Wanted Shoes Dannie Boots $100 (on sale HERE), Burt’s Bees Lip Balm @ Priceline, Myer & Terry White Chemists $6.95
SABA Drop Mesh Cardigan $99 (on sale HERE), Sportsgirl Athletica Stripe Scarf $29.95, Cotton On Whitney Wide Brim Hat $10, Diana Ferrari Presley Boot $99 (on sale HERE), Colette by Colette Hayman Lock It Thin Belt $9.95
Diva Gold Spike Necklace $22.99, Bardot Lace Peplum Top $69.95, Forcast Kylie Pleat Jacket $49.01 (on sale HERE), Tony Bianco Kiri Heels $100 (on sale HERE), BYS @ The Reject Shop Eyeshadow in Metallics Darks $5, Colette by Colette Hayman Clutch $29.95, Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick in Iris $35
Which is your favourite look? Or perhaps you are a seasoned coloured denim wearer, and can give us a new styling suggestion. I’d love to hear it, so comment me below!
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