This summer, nothing is hotter than colored denim. It gives a nice break from our indigo roots, colored denim offers a nice way to add life to an outfit while offering the same comfort and fit as your classic pair of jeans. Yesterday, I got in the mail from J Brand, the 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans in orange. As orange is probably the most underrated hue on the color wheel, I decided to give this pair of jeans a spin.
This pair of jeans are actually twill, like we talked about earlier this week in the ‘I can’t believe it’s not denim’ post, twill is a fantastic lightweight alternative to denim. Made with the same fabric content as a standard pair of premium jeans, 98% Cotton, 2% Lycra, this offers the same comfort and fit as a pair of jeans. They also run true to size, and for some reason, I keep sizing up with my denim (for fear of muffin top) but I end up loving the relaxed fit of these skinny jeans.
In addition, I particularly loved the crisp texture of these jeans, and the color is just the right orange, summery and brilliant but not eye-bleedingly so.
How to Wear Colored Jeans
Wearing colored jeans can at first seem intimidating, or maybe a passing trend, but I don’t see it fading away any time soon. Colored denim had been around for a few years now, and still we really only see it on the fashion forward. I personally suggest getting a pair of jeans in a color you love to wear. If you love wearing red, get a pair of red jeans… if you’re more into purple or green, go for it! You’ll love the color no matter what’s in style this season, and chances are you’ll have a lot in your wardrobe that matches with it. Lately, I’ve been loving animal prints and found this C&C California Cheetah Print Blouse… loving it’s soft lightweight fabric and beautiful print, it made the perfect pairing with my orange jeans. True to a the summer spirit and day time style, a nice pair of ballet flats will go with anything, including colored denim.
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