I think of denim the same way I think about waffles: I’m never not in the mood for waffles, and I can never say no to a new pair of jeans.
After a little over two years of wearing soft pants — otherwise known as leggings — it’s time to add a few hard pants into my rotation. Regular denim is classic, but with “dopamine dressing” on the rise, this year feels like the right time to be a little extra.
Chances are, you already own a few pairs of jeans in pale blue or inky black, but why not go for it? Think greens, yellows, teal, or even rainbow.
Wearing denim in bright hues is definitely a vibe, so if you’re unsure, pair with a neutral top and accessories. However, if you want to not just go there, but live there, go for a monochrome look or bold, contrasting colors.
Keep reading to discover the colorful jeans we’re loving right now, and how we’d wear ’em.
Modern, fun, and a little bold, I’d pair these colorblock jeans with a bold pink t-shirt and red sneaks.
I love the butter-colored tones of these high rise jeans. Wear with a pale gray top and a navy blazer.
The bold lime hue of these straight jeans by Mango would look great with the matching top, but consider an emerald-colored top for a great play on colors.
Contrast stitching can be hard to get right on colored jeans, but the Cowboy straight jeans work. The tailoring on the pants (as well as the muted colors) make them a good option for the office.
Everything about these River Island mid-rise jeans is special — the slight flare hem, the soft purple color, and the close-to-the-body-without-being-tight cut. Pair with a close fitting top and chunky shoes.
The not-too-bright colors of these vintage jeans make them easier to pair with any item in your wardrobe. Pair with your favorite ankle boots and a slouchy sweater when it’s chilly, then rock with your fave concert tee when it gets warmer.
The colors of these marble print high-waisted jeans mean they will match with just about everything in your closet: purple, white, black and gray would look fantastic. Or go with white for a maximalist take on minimalism.
Channel your inner music festival wild child with these flare jeans. I love the contrasting back pockets.
I’m a sucker for prints that look like faded wallpaper, and these mom jeans are pretty enough to be noticed but subtle enough to wear a million ways. Pair with a slouchy, off-shoulder top for maximum laid back vibes.
Not Your Average Blue Jeans
There are blue jeans and jeans that happen to be blue, and this relaxed-fit pair is definitely the latter. The pale blue hue would look great with a bold floral print top and classic loafers.
The type of deeply saturated blue in these high-waist jeans are a good choice for those unsure about spending cash on the trend. The color is just enough outside the typical denim to take part in the trend without screaming ‘I am a pair of jeans that is not the usual shade of blue.’
If you’re unsure about getting deeply hued jeans, then make sure to snag a pair in a classic cut, like these skinny ankle jeans. The traditional cut will anchor the unexpected color in a way a trendier cut won’t.
Do you own any colored denim? What’s your favorite pair of colored jeans? Let us know in the comments below!
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