Shopping for jeans got a lot harder. It’s not just about singing the blues anymore, as every colour from coral, to mint, to sunshine yellow makes an appearance on the shelves at your favourite denim destination. You don’t have to feel blinded by the brights; the hardest part about how to wear coloured denim is deciding which colour to wear. Play up your bottom with the trend that’s going to stick around all summer. Coloured jeans might not seem like something that anyone less than the fashion adventurous would take on, but with so many colours popping up, there’s a place in the rainbow for even the most conservative gal.
1. Let your denim be the statement.
Try pairing with a neutral top if you’re unsure (white, black, grey), or if you’re eager to test the colour-blocking waters, pair your denim with a complementary colour. Royal blue denim looks great with kelly green, red denim looks great with navy, and pretty pastels like mint are best paired with another pastel (read: pale pink, yellow).
2. Don’t let stripes scare you away.
You don’t want to look like a bad optical illusion, but the right stripes can make a sophisticated statement. Opt for a chic, crew-neck sweater or well-fitted tee or tank. Wide black and white stripes pair well with almost any colour. Nautical combinations like red and navy, or navy and white can look great with bold primaries on the bottom like mustard or grassy green.
3. Have your shoes complement your outfit
If you’ve gone simple or neutral on top, try bringing a little bit of drama to your feet with a leopard or zebra print flat. On the other hand, slip-on loafers in classic leather or suede are a go-to choice.