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Some time ago I remember looking in my closet and thinking to myself that I only owned a few pairs of jeans. Fast forward a good 10 years and my denim selection looked like a colorful box of crayons. I wouldn’t have it any other way! I would never have imagined that I would own a pair of jeans in practically every color of the rainbow since I used to stick to traditional denim tones. If you’re anything like the girl I used to be, you may feel intimidated by colorful denim, but I’m here to share some tips with you to bring you over to the bright side. 🙂
Colorful Denim: 5 Tips for Adding a Splash of Color to Your Denim
It’s all in the denim
When it comes to denim, there’s never been a better time for options. From skinny jeans to bootcut, to jeggings, the possibilities are endless. Pick a denim and cut that you like and that you feel comfortable in. I personally love stretchy skinny jeans because they hug my curves.
Talbots has skinny jeans (as well as other cuts) for women of all shapes and sizes (including curvy and tall/long styles). As a plus size gal, what I love most about my TALBOTS skinny jeans is that they are high-waisted with a slimming effect. They are their most fitted silhouette and it’s fitted through the hip and thigh, while providing support, especially in my tummy area. All of these factors are key when you’re wearing colored denim since it can be less forgiving than a dark rinse.
Need some help picking the right denim style for you? Check out Talbots’ Ultimate Style Guide for Jeans to help you find the right fit for your body!
Start slowly with color
When you’re first getting started with colorful denim, it’s normal to feel a little intimidated, especially if you’re used to wearing dark rinses. Start of by experimenting with new washes and colors. For example, opt for a light blue wash instead of a dark wash while you get used to the transition. Once you’re comfortable you can start wearing whatever color your heart desires. Lately, I’ve been all about pink and I’m obsessed with these pink cropped jeggings from Talbots.
Pair colored denim with solids
I love to wear colorful denim jeans with solid colored tops. It’s an easy way to incorporate color into your look and can be done in many ways. For a simple look, I will opt for a white top (like I’m wearing in this post) or a chambray top. For something a little more exciting, trying wearing a monochromatic look (pink on pink) or pairing contrasting colors such as pink and mint.
Or… Make it pop with prints
If you’re already comfortable with the idea of wearing colored denim, then you’re ready to pop some prints! Consider wearing your colored denim with a printed top like a fun floral crop top or a gingham off the shoulder top. If you’re REALLY ready to get playful with prints, then try mixing in another print with printed shoes or a handbag.
Don’t forget to have FUN!
Adding color to your wardrobe can be tricky for some people. It’s important to remember that it’s just fashion and you should feel confident in your look. At the end of the day, it’s all about experimenting and having fun with adding colorful denim to your look.