Welcome to Dressed for My Day! I’m so glad you’re here. Yes, it’s only the first full week in August, but I have to admit that I have autumn on my mind more and more. Blame it on that blasted Nordstrom sale! But ever since I began trying on the pieces I ordered, I’ve been getting excited about fall. So today I want to share with you a pair of colored jeans that I had every intention of photographing and then promptly returning, but…
Honestly, I haven’t decided what to do about these jeans. So many factors at play. I’ve already packed up and returned three boxes full of purchases (remember, I over-ordered intentionally), but I have these sitting in my guest bedroom with the tags still on them so I can decide what to do. Hmm.
The older I get the more I’m a little hesitant to buy colored jeans. Truth is I’ve had some that I think back on with regrets now. Think bubble gum pink! But jeans in non traditional colors seem to be here to stay, so when I spotted these rich cranberry colored jeans in the Nordstrom sale I decided to go for it. (Unfortunately, when I started writing this post they had these in stock, and now they don’t. But the listing is still up, so maybe they will replenish them.)
So what’s the trick to wearing colored jeans? Basically you just flip the color blocks. Whereas you might normally wear neutral colored jeans – think blue, black, gray or white – with a “color” on top, now you’re putting the “color” in your pants so you wear a more neutral colored top. And by neutral, again, I mean white, beige, brown, black, navy, gray, etc.
I ordered this navy striped t-shirt early on in the Nordstrom sale and it quickly disappeared. But it’s back in stock now. Fishy, really. At any rate, it’s not a bad price even at regular price. And I love it with these cranberry jeans.
Yes, you can still wear prints and patterns with colored jeans. You can even throw in some animal print because you actually treat animal print as a solid. That’s why I love the leopard print flats with this ensemble.
I thought I’d share a few other outfits that I put together with colored denim jeans. I’ve tried to provide options in different price points. I wish I had included some print tops in these examples, but alas I didn’t. But hopefully these will at least spark some ideas about how to combine the colored jeans with a flattering neutral up top.
What colored jean do you like best in the selections above? Which is your favorite combo?
Most of the jeans featured above come in several other great colors as well: colors like ocean wave, windsor wine, red poppy and sulfur pale wisteria.
I finished my outfit off with this dreamy circle cardigan by Barefoot Dreams. It is crazy soft. And it’s available in some other swoony colors as well. I can wear these pants with gray, beige or black, too, but I love the cranberry/navy combination.
So what about you? Do you have a pair of colored jeans in your closet that you enjoy wearing, either for summer or fall/winter? I’d love to know.
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Blessed for My Day
Today may you think before you speak. That’s not always easy, is it? I’m sometimes hasty to throw in my two cents when I should be measuring my words more carefully instead. The Bible teaches us that words spoken rashly can do serious damage, and we’ve all seen that proven true. But we also learn in Proverbs that the wise person knows how to use her words in a way that can actually heal those wounds that once seemed permanent. Have you experienced the healing balm of someone’s words soothing the wounds in your heart? Indeed, our words are powerful. Lord, help us today to speak words of life today and every day.
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing. ~ Proverbs 12:18