After all this looking at fashion through indigo coloured glasses it seems time to shake off the daze and shake out some colour!
Interesting thing is, until last year, the only coloured jeans I had ever worn were black or white…and depending on your school of thought…each of those can be called a lack of colour or all colours!
You know I searched high and low last year for a pair of cherry or fire engine red skinny jeans but since then I have added a few more. However, I could not do this post without mentioning and showing off the red ones that I still love to wear.
No baguette for you! – Not if you want to fit into your skinny jeans without other items from the bakery hanging over the top – yes, I’m talking about muffin tops! I have yet to find a pair of skinny jeans that aren’t low-rise which means getting the right size is crucial!
French Flair – This look always makes me feel a bit french. Perhaps it’s the classic black and white stripe and the ballet flats that send me down the Parisian pathways but I think it is also the red cardigan and skinny jeans. It kind of reminds me of photos from the 60s when the cool look for all Parisian women was capris, flat, cardigan thrown over the shoulders, striped shirt and a lovely little bag. Just need a chic hair cut and red lips to finish off the look…which has me thinking it may be time to try the smooth look with my hair…again. The jeans were from Glassons, shirt from Target – I think it was a dress but as usual it was too short to me one on me and by wearing it more bunched a bit it hides sins rather than highlights them! Pretty sure the cardi was from Target a few seasons ago, as was the bag and the shoes were purchased for $10 on sale in Sydney a few years back. So total cost on this outfit was probably around $110. I have added in a couple of necklaces, one being a bit art-deco looking as a tribute to the french feel of this look.
Tribal Country – I played with a bit of a mix of trends here, tribal and denim. To be honest, I have never put these items together before but am pretty sure I will again in the future! After all, that is what this whole challenge has been about, finding new outfits in the same old wardrobe. The skinnies this time around are the red ones I had searched for everywhere last year. Over top I have put another shirt/dress from Target that I usually wear with my beloved J Brand Flares. The jacket is actually one of the Fashion Misters but I thought the chambray shirt would make a nice layer over the look and as we are in the autumn months layers are important. I took the belt off the shirt and used that to tie around the chambray shirt to bring a little more of the fun tribal print to the outside of the look. This is all finished off with huge gold earrings, a beaded necklace, cute little clutch and some Jessica Simpson wood wedges that have a snake-skin print. I’ll try to remember to snap a pic when I wear this one. I’m kind of excited to see how it looks on!
Working the Orange Crush – Yeap, orange again. And, yeap, you have seen something similar before. And yeap again, this look could easily work in the work wear posts from last week. All of which make it a great outfit! Started with the orange skinny jeans (Glassons of course), then there is a brown wrap vest under the vintage brown and orange flecked sweater. All topped off with a beaded statement necklace, orange belt, beaded cuff and the orange envelope clutch. Then finished with the nude suede wedges. Definitely a look that will find its way to work this autumn.
I really like these looks and I love the versatility of the skinny jean.
Which is your favourite? Would you have done something different? Would love to hear what you think!
- 7 Days, 7 Ways: How Celebs Style Up Their Skinny Jeans (fabsugar.com)
- Denim Splash (teenclique.com)
- Trend report – Pastel Denims from Next (fashion-mommy.com)
- Your Guide to Casual Friday (thedailymuse.com)