As a girl with a closet full of jeans, you might think I have no trouble grabbing the perfect pair each day. However, I find that the more options I’m given, the more I doubt every choice, and the more time I waste trying on things I hate. To summarize: getting dressed is almost always a battle for me.
I’ve blogged before about essential pairs of jeans we all need, but today I want to talk about options. Options that are actually easy. We know that black and dark denim are always easy; our go-to neutrals.
But there are more. I stick to skinny jeans in this regard because whether you want them cropped or long or scrunched at the ankle or cuffed – they are the most versatile purchase. Bright colors are tough – but muted, chilled-out tones can provide the same “go-to” convenience of black and dark denim. Behold:
I love grey jeans in two ways: First, they go with everything the way your grey sweater, grey t-shirt and grey coat go with everything. It makes other colors pop. Second, I love grey jeans with more grey. A tonal, almost monochromatic look is so good right now.
Hear me out! I know that oxblood and all manner of dark, deep red hues are so on-trend this winter. Purchase confidently though, because this is an eternally amazing color for fall and winter. It looks as good with brown shoes as it does with black, and will pair with more colors than you think, I promise.
Read me loud and clear: not beige. Not brown. By taupe, I mean that espresso with lots of whole milk hue, or something like washed-out caramel with a hint of grey. (And actually, depending on your skin tone, you’ll have to find a shade that works for you.) Like a great pair of cognac or brown boots, a pair of jeans this color can really work with anything. Channel an equestrian look with a white shirt and black boots, or pair them with a denim top for an instant classic update.
Do you own any of these colors already? How do you wear them?