I aaaaalmost bought a pair of burgundy skinny jeans at Marshall’s this weekend.
The jeans I almost bought were basically these ones by Current/Elliot,
except mine were a hell of a lot cheaper.
The “bright jeans trend” first emerged on the S/S 2011 runways, and Lindsay fell in love with it back in June. As we move firmly into fall, fashion just can’t seem to shake all that color: while at Marshall’s, Lindsay and I saw mustard jeans, (blindingly) blue jeans, red jeans, and even orange corduroy…jean…things.
The reason I re-racked my burgundy beauties – which were perfect for my skin tone and reminded me of that same burgundy color that everyone wore, everywhere, with everything, back in the mid-nineties (god I missed that color!) – was two-fold:
- They were too long. (I’m 5’1″ and thick like a smoothie, which is hot unless you’re trying to buy pants.)
- I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to “get away with them” at the office.
Even on casual Friday, colorful jeans feel like a no-no. They’re just so damned bright, and so obviously jeans, and also so fucking trendy. My bosses would throttle me. Right?
…but…what if I wore a really nice black silk shirt, one that was draped and pretty and maybe a little glamorous, with a pair of classic pumps? Or boots?
Not that I have a glamourous draped black silk shirt or anything.
Image via New York Girl Style
The trick to wearing bright jeans seems to be to keep everything else relatively neutral. Blacks, greys, whites and peaches are safe, or at least they are if you know you’re not going to meet with super stuffy business clients that day.
There’s that bright blue again! (via Color Me Blue)
Via Fashion Hippie Loves (and all over Tumblr)