Making Colored Jeans Work for You

Hollywood’s summer fashion craze is colored jeans. Crayola-colored skinny-leg denims in bright blues, pinks and fire-engine red are currently popular with the A-list set, such as Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, Victoria Beckham and Jessica Alba. Forget the brand and go for the best fit there is within your budget. The bright color trend may not be a long lasting one, so decide how much you want to spend.

If you are no longer in the first flush of youth, then avoid primary colors such as straight-up blues, yellows and reds. Says Emily Neill, in her book, Wardrobe Secrets (Apple Press, 2006), look for muted hues of the same color….primary colors have no subtlety whatsoever and unless you are going for a deliberately splashy look, they don’t do anyone any favors.” Softer plum reds, olive greens and smoky blues are flattering on a more mature figure.

Whilst brightly-colored skinny jeans look trendy on a 20-something, wear them with care as you get older, or else you run the risk of appearing like mutton-dressed-as-lamb. This applies to both the cut (beware of super-skinny jeans) and the color, as both need to work for you, in terms of your figure. Chloé have some very flattering slim-fit jeans, available at Net-A-Porter (£206) in muted petrol-blue denim.

The hottest developments in eco-friendly fashion means there is more and more stylish and fashion-forward choices available, and jeans are no exception. The BBC ethical fashion magazine Thread features an environmentally friendly red pair of Kuyichi skinny jeans (retailing at £85), made under fair working conditions, for those who want to shop without a guilty conscience!.