With the trend lasting over a year, I am still shocked that whenever I wear my colored denim, many peers always compliment my outfit with an additional, “I wish I were confident enough to wear colored denim.”
Why NOT change up a bland outfit this winter with some pop of color? Here are some tips for the shyer fashionistas to help them dive into wearing color denim.
1. Start with a color you know you’ll wear.
My first purchase was a royal blue pair of J Brand Jeans. I already wear blue denim daily (obviously), and wanted my first pair of denim to still slightly resemble a normal pair of jeans.
After receiving compliments, I gained more confidence and then purchased another pair in burgundy. I wanted to try a more drastic pair of colored-jeans, that could still work as an accent color in my wardrobe.
Another great step would be to try neutral colors. Instead of a royal blue as a “baby step,” you could try a gray, olive green, or brown pair of jeans. Although, the royal blue was a perfect starting step to get over my fear of wearing colored-denim, if that color is still too drastic, try this amazing navy pair of Citizens.
2. Pair color denim with Basic Colors
I always try to make my colored-denim the focal point of the outfit; if there is too much going on, it is very easy to stray from “stylish,” to a “colored mess”. My outfits always include neutral pieces, aside from the jeans. My shirt, jacket, scarf and shoes are either gray, brown or black, but typically I prefer black. Work with the hue of the jeans to decipher what basics you want to wear.
Once you’ve become comfortable with wearing your colored denim in a subtle way, you can begin preparation for color-blocking this spring & summer!
3. Have fun with it!
Fashion is always about expressing your personality. Don’t over think what you are wearing, but have fun with changing up your style & wardrobe! I always tend to stick to the same kind of jeans, colors and style. The first step is going to a store and just trying on as many colored-pairs as you can find!
Good luck & I can’t wait to hear about your colored-denim stories!
*photo courtesy of AG Adriano Goldschmied