Top Reasons people shy away from colour:
- You tend to go for classic rather than trendy clothing.
- You prefer to buy things that you can get away with wearing several times without anyone noticing.
- You find them unflattering and prefer the dark shades of classic blue or black jeans.
- You think they are too casual and people won’t take you seriously in them.
Top reasons you should love colour now:
- Colourful jeans actually feel very wearable because a pop of colour can brighten up an otherwise monotone outfit (we know you have neutral coloured tops and cardigans in excess!) and so can actually be used as a handy accessory!
- When paired with the right pieces, these jeans can look good year-round.
- It’s good to have colour identity; it will make you shine with confidence and style personality.
- There are so many colours and shades to choose from, so going for a deep but bold colour will be more flattering on those with bigger hips but will keep you current and colourful at the same time!
- You need only throw on a fitted blazer, smart pair of shoes, or a leather bag and your coloured jeans will instantly become part of a stylish yet smart ensemble. This works for both women and men.
Things to remember:
If you're new to colour, stick with blushes, greys, and soft tan shades of jeans. These will pair fantastically with navy (a super chic option), and neutrals. As for shoes, consider metallic flats – rose gold, silver, or bronze are unexpected and fun.
Choose the same cut you would for regular jeans. But when in doubt, cigarette (straight leg) look best on those fortunate lean-legged-ladies and boot cut styles tend to be the most flattering to all.
Show your coloured denim some love and care by turning them inside out and using cold water when washing. This will help preserve the colour and shape. Always ensure you separate them from your whites to avoid staining or tainting your lighter clothes. A great little trick for making brightness last is to add 1 cup of distilled plain vinegar to the last rinse. It works a treat for setting the dye before future washes.
You should also try to switch to line drying. The added heat from a dryer will only fade colour and ruin quality and shape. Shrunken skinnies are no good to anyone! If you don't have the time or the space, dry on low, keeping the pants inside out.
Have fun and stay Savvy!