March 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm , by Gabrielle Porcaro
I bought two pairs of cartoon-colored skinny jeans and don’t know what to wear with them. Do I go with a neutral, something matchy-matchy or something crazy and contrasting like I’m seeing in the fashion mags? My cream-colored sweater looked dull and all wrong. Help! — Julie
Julie, you aren’t the only one suffering from this dilemma. As I’m pretty sure everyone knows, colored denim is one of the biggest trends right now (be sure to check out my top picks) but they can be somewhat intimating to actually wear. The thing to keep in mind is that wearing bold jeans is making a fashion statement in itself so it’s ok to go plain on top.
To make your life easier, here are three shirts that will go with every shade: A simple gray tee, a navy and white striped top and a chambray button-down. From there you can dress them up with a blazer or long pendant necklace or colorful heels.
If you do want to take it to another level and wear a colorful top, go with a solid contrasting color. Think of it like color blocking (another trend that’s big right now) and pair colors that work together. For example, turquoise skinnies with a royal blue silk blouse. Printed tops are great too—as long as you match the colors right.
Be brave and when in doubt, a loose white tee always works! For more of my favorite colored denim looks, follow my colored denim Pinterest board.
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