How to Wear Colorful Denim

August 18, 2011 | By | Comments (5)

Since August is typically the month to talk about jeans in the fashion world, I thought I would demystify one of the biggest jean trends we’re seeing right now: colored denim. You may be wondering how on earth to pull off this seemingly glaring look, but the truth is, you really can pair these pants with neutral tops—and even colorful ones—that you already own. Here are a few examples:

If you like GREEN denim…

BDG Ankle Cigarette Mid-Rise Jean - Green

BDG Ankle Cigarette Mid-Rise Jean, $58,


A neutral like navy-and-white stripes…

Petit Bateau women's boatneck neck milleraies tee with 3/4 length sleeves

Petit Bateau Women’s Boatneck Neck Milleraies Tee With 3/4 Length Sleeves, $72,

OR, a color like violet…

Pleione Dolman Sleeve Smocked Top

Pleione Dolman Sleeve Smocked Top, $44,

If you like RED denim…

J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg

J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg, $176,


A neutral like chambray…

Madewell perfect chambray ex-boyfriend shirt in ferrous wash

Madewell Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Ferrous Wash, $68,

OR, a color like aqua…

Lands' End Canvas The Heritage Cardigan

Lands’ End Canvas The Heritage Cardigan, $39.50,

If you like COBALT denim…

Rag & Bone Bell - Cobalt

Rag & Bone Bell – Cobalt, $176,


A neutral like soft grey…

J. Crew Nouvelle Jacket in superfine cotton

J. Crew Nouvelle Jacket in Superfine Cotton, $178,

OR, a color like mustard…

Topshop Mustard Curve Back Shell Top

Topshop Mustard Curve Back Shell Top, $56,

Now you tell me, would you dare try colored denim? Why or why not?