Most people wouldn’t normally associate food with jeans unless you need to stop eating in order to fit your favorite pair, but when I see all the brightly colored denim that’s on trend right now my (sugar filled) brain visualizes candy in all the colors of the rainbow. Think jelly beans, life savers and Easter peeps! (Ummmm… P.S., I’m not really sure when peeps expanded to cover all the colors of the rainbow but that’s another story) For those of you who don’t have a sweet tooth just think of all the fun colors that come in a Crayola crayons box. You know – the 64 pack? Sharpener on the side? Anyway, let’s talk jeans!
If you really don’t want to spend too much money but still want to be in on the colored denim trend have a look in Old Navy with colored jeans starting at $19. Not the right fit or what you were looking for? Throw some more cash into your denim fund and head on over to the GAP – a rainbow of colors and styles await you. Still looking to step up your jean game? Head in to your local department store where brands, styles and colors abound and denim specialists are at the ready to help you find your perfect pair.
Unless you have a brand your loyal to, (hello, Joe’s!) be prepared to spend a little time in the fitting room. Based on my own research (trying on 100’s of pairs) and body type (junk in the trunk!) Joe’s Jeans, Paige, and Seven for all Mankind are the brands that work best for me. The trick is also finding the best style for your shape. Personally, I find that a straight jean with a slight boot cut is a universally flattering style but a few different styles on as you never know!
So to colorize… I mean summarize… If you’re not ready to jump into the brightly colored jean pool but still want some denim eye candy, stick with the original eight colors that came in the Crayola box: red, blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown. Have some fun with it and celebrate color!
For a little pre shopping: