How to Style Colored Jeans

Hi Friends! It seems most times we gravitate towards our traditional colored blue jeans or maybe a white jean and pair them with a colorful top throughout the summer months. But, have you ever tried a colored jean? If not, I’m here to (hopefully) inspire you to try a colorful bottom for a fun summery update to your wardrobe.

The jeans I’m wearing are from a few seasons back, but I’ll include links to similar colored jeans that will work back to many items in your current wardrobe.

There are several ways you can sport colored jeans, but the goal is to make your outfit cohesive. For example, in the first image I’m wearing a navy blouse with mint colored polka dots. I want to enhance the dots in this blouse, so I paired it with mint jeans. If you go with a solid color top, such as white, I recommend adding an eye-catching necklace or, as I’ve done, a printed scarf to make your outfit pop. My scarf has peach, green, white and beige tones throughout – complimentary colors when mixed with mint.

And don’t be afraid to rock those jeans with a bolder color, such as coral, for a look that will be anything but boring.

Outfit Details: My mint-green Diana skinny jeans are from Kut From the Kloth (color no longer available), but Banana Republic offers a High Rise Skinny Jean in mint. Additional colors that compliment mint include pinks, lilac, and yellow.

You can play around with various color combinations, but when it doubt go with neutrals. You can never go wrong pairing any colored jean with a neutral top. In the first image below, I paired a white semi-sheer dolman top with turquoise blue jeans. And in the second image, for a classic preppy style, I grabbed a basic navy striped tee and paired it with my turquoise blue jeans. Easy, right?

Neutrals are safe, but don’t be afraid to push yourself out of your comfort zone. In the below outfit, I’ve tucked a purple blouse into my turquoise blue jeans. Complete the look with a black belt, animal print flats and bracelets.

Outfit Details: My NYDJ are the Clarissa Ankle style, but I found a similar option here: NYDJ Sheri High Waist Frayed Hem Slim Ankle Jeans. Additional colors that compliment turquoise blue include greens, cobalt blue and tomato red.

For an ideal office ensemble that looks smart yet casual, pair a white blazer over a window-pane shell with peach jeans and sandals. I love how peach jeans go back beautifully with dark neutrals like navy, as in the second image. Whether you chose a neutral or print, your style will be peachy-keen! Yes, I went there. lol

Sometimes I like to go monochromatic, by wearing items in the same hue. They don’t necessary have to match exactly. I added a statement floral necklace for some visual interest and style.

Outfit Details: My peach-colored jeans were from The Loft. WHBM has a comparable pair of Mid-rise Skinny Crop Jeans that look super cute. Additional colors that compliment peach jeans include mint green, olive green, and blue-gray.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match the pieces you already own. If you are unsure if the color combination works, just think back to the color wheel. You know the old saying “Opposites attract”? Well in colors, that holds true too. Complementary colors are directly opposite each other. They can also be adjacent meaning pairing colors that are next to each other. And lastly, you can find complimentary colors by using the triangle method where you form a triangle by color location on the wheel. 

Photo Credit: Franklin Panting

Those are just some of the ways you can incorporate colored jeans into your everyday attire. Thanks for stopping by! See you next time. XO ~ Michelle

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