Do not fear color, my friends. Make room for it in your closet. Exploit the visual bounty afforded by color blocking and the trend for neon. Mix red and pink. Upgrade your neutrals from grey to green. You are an exotic flower. Dress like one! Let’s talk pants!
I recently got this question via Facebook from Nicole:
What do you think about bright yellow jeans…are they really hot?
Yellow is definitely a hot color right now – If you check out my Fashion board on Pinterest, you’ll see an abundance of yellow. It’s the perfect color to break up the doldrums of Winter, but it’s a tough color to pull off. The advantage of yellow jeans over a yellow sweater is that jeans aren’t next to your face so people won’t fret that you are jaundiced. The disadvantage is that they probably make your butt look big (not that I don’ t love a big butt – no body shaming here!)
Here are some tips for wearing colored jeans:
- You’ll see lots of tables in the juniors departments that offer a rainbow of candy-colored denim. If you were born in the 90′s, then go ahead and check out that table. Otherwise, I implore you to shop with the rest of the grownups in your own department. You can find colored denim in grown up sizes at Jcrew, and Joe’s Jeans (which are worth the investment.) Joe’s offers a whopping 55 assorted denim colors.
- Pair your fancy pants with gentle neutrals. Avoid black and lean towards camel, grey, and navy. My favorite for bright pants are emerald green and red. I like them paired with camel, leopard, and grey. Here are red pants paired with a chambray shirt. .
Shirt: Gap Chambray crochet-trim tunic $59 Pants: Rag and Bone Corduroy Skinny $176 Handbag: Kate Spade New York Flicker Monette in dark spearmint $$179 Bangle: Kate Spade Seaport Twisted Bangle $145 Flats: Mercanti Fiorentini Agila Leopard Flat $129
- Layering can mellow the effect of your ass-tro brights (see what I did there?). Throw a sweater over a collared shirt, involve a scarf.
- Look around – the great thing about a hot trend is that you have lots of chances to see it in action on other people. Check out EverybodyEverywear to see bright pants in action.
Bottom line, don’t be afraid of color. Further, look beyond denim and think about color in the rest of your wardrobe. Here are some examples of workplace color that I’m particularly keen on:
If you are trying to decide if you want to invest in a trend, check out my previous post for Morgan “Should I Spendy for Trendy?”
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