When I make a new purchase I always like to make sure I can wear that item with at least three things in my current wardrobe. But the more the better! So that’s why I like sharing these “5 ways to wear” posts. And since natural colored jeans are really trending this year, I thought we definitely needed to consider 5 ways to wear them.
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Keep It Neutral
In all of these photos I’m wearing the natural modern ankle jeans from Talbots. With amazingly perfect timing, these true to size jeans happen to be 40% off today with free shipping, no minimum purchase required. Wowsa! But I’ll provide a few other options for these trending jeans in the shopping widget at the bottom of the post. You’ll see these in all shades of natural or beige, ranging from almost white to buttery popcorn to cashew beige.
While white jeans will always be great for summer especially, this year the natural tones are much more on trend. And while we might assume they’d be easier to wear than white jeans, I actually find them a little trickier. Or maybe it’s just taking me a while to get used to pairing them with the things in my closet.
This first look is one I showed in a video earlier this spring. I really like the idea of keeping things neutral with your natural colored jeans. Whether you pair them with black, as I’ve done, or you opt for a rich chocolate, navy or grey, you might consider bookending the jeans with a top and shoes in the same neutral.
You could swap in any top and sandals for the ones I’ve shared above. In fact, throughout this post I’m really focusing on style tips rather than products. But I will give you links when possible. Also, keep in mind that styling for an outfit does change with the lengths and silhouettes of your jeans. So mainly I’m providing color combinations more than exact pairings. Make sense?
Add Soft Hues
Because the natural colored jeans read like a softer version of white, I think they look great paired with soft hues. Think pastels or dusty versions of deeper colors.
I really like how this light blue summer sweater plays against the natural jeans. I decided this soft combination definitely called for flesh toned shoes.
If you’d like to add a second layer, consider adding a lightweight linen shirt in the same color, but a different shade or iteration. You could duplicate this formula with any color tops you love: pink, green, orange, peach, red, you name it.
Create a Tonal Look
I shared this look already in this blog post, Interchangeable Spring & Summer Separates. Again wearing a summer sweater, I kept the whole look neutral but added just the lightest hints of color around the neck. In order for this formula to really work, I do think it’s important to wear shoes in a similar natural or beige color. These sandals work really nicely, but I’m seeing lots of other options in this color, too. Even sneakers would work!
And if you’d like a belt to wear with your natural colored jeans, I can highly recommend this one. Not that you have to match your belt to your jeans, but I do have that one and know it works nicely.
If you want to add a jacket or cardigan over this tonal look, then it becomes a column of color. Or a column of neutral, as it is. I like how these muted colors intermingled with a heavy dose of beige work with these natural colored jeans.
Layer on Blue Denim
One of the beauties of wearing white or beige denim is that you can easily top it with your blue jean jacket. Or you could even top these natural colored jeans with a black denim jacket, too.
Sandwiched between all that denim wear a color that makes you shine. With this natural and blue denim combination I could easily see a tee in pink, peach, orange, light green, baby blue, or even olive green. But I’ve chosen to wear my “pressed dahlia” tee that I wore in a similar outfit in this previous post. And that particular tee does come in some other great colors that would work wonderfully here.
I also chose to wear leather sandals, straw bag, and a belt in a similar cognac. I liked the way they contrasted with the natural color denim here. I think that’s because the blue denim jacket balances everything out. I’m not sure I’d create that high contrast in intensity here otherwise.
Top with a Bright Color
Bright colors are really trending this year. We’re seeing everything from neons to deeply pigmented pastels to bright primary colors. And, while you absolutely can wear them with white, I think they look even more interesting paired with natural colored denim.
I shared about this no-fail style formula in this blog post, A Versatile Spring Style Formula. Bottom line? Wear the same color in your top and jacket over a contrasting color bottom. Easy peasy! And so very chic. One of the keys to making this formula work, however, is to wear shoes in the same color as your pants. Otherwise nude colored shoes work, too. But those same color shoes just make this outfit so cohesive.
While my blue jacket is sold out, you could create a similar look by wearing this blazer in pink gardenia with this tee in tea rose. Or you could combine this cotton blazer in golden poppy with this tee in mimosa. And you could also swap in this denim jacket in cantaloupe with this puff sleeve tee in the same color.
So those are my five ways to wear natural colored jeans. I hope that gave you a little style inspiration. I’m sure there are countless other options, so be creative and work your magic!
Shop Natural Colored Jeans
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Blessed for My Day
Have you bragged on your grandchildren lately? Or maybe you’ve given high praises to someone who helped you out of a bind. Have you sung the praises of a dear friend who has blessed you with kindness or a sweet gift? That’s all well and good, but why not do the same thing to tell others how God has worked in your life?
Sometimes we feel tongue-tied and bashful when it comes to sharing our faith with others. Evangelism. That big word sounds a little invasive and technical, like it might require more information than we have tucked away. But really evangelism, or sharing your faith, is just boasting on the Lord. When we tell others how God has worked in our lives we give Him an open door to speak to them more intimately. God will reveal Himself to others; we simply need to introduce them to Him by bragging on Him a bit.
In God we have boasted all day long, And we will give thanks to Your name forever. Selah ~ Psalm 44:8