For the last few years almost every fashion magazine I’ve read has promoted colored jeans. I love the look, but I’ve noticed it hasn’t been adopted by most women. Perhaps we’re just too enamored by the slimming qualities of dark denim or we’re unsure how to wear bright colors on the lower half of our bodies. Whatever the reason, if you’re thinking about trying the trend the time is now. Bright jewel tones look festive during the holidays and red is a classic winter color.
Here’s how I paired a red cardigan with red skinny jeans for two holiday parties.
I don’t normally wear jeans to parties as I prefer the glamour of evening dresses. However, gatherings at people’s homes can be chilly this time of year and I often freeze in a dress. The solution is to wear pants and a sweater. Boring? Not if the combination is dark red skinny jeans and a soft red cardigan. I paired this outfit with a black camisole and black spike heel pumps. For a bit of vintage sparkle I added my grandmother’s poinsettia pin and long red earrings. It’s casual and cozy but still glamorous enough for a holiday event. To stay warm on the way to the party I’ve thrown on my Mother-in-Law’s 1970’s black faux fur coat. Lip stick, compact and phone fit perfectly in my Mother’s vintage leopard clutch.
The jeans are made by my favorite denim brand: J Brand. I wore them in the post “British Red Skinny Jeans” and find them flattering, surprisingly comfortable and of course very sexy. The coat was featured in one of my favorite posts: “Film Noir”.
- Earrings – Anthropologie
- Pin – My grandmother’s
- Camisole – Target
- Cardigan – Sisters (Purchased at the Takapuna Pop Up Shop. To be featured here soon.)
- Faux Fur Coat – My Mother-in-Law’s, 1970’s Vintage
- Clutch – My Mother’s, late 1950’s
- Jeans – J Brand
- Pumps – Nine West
How are you wearing your red jeans?