I bought these red jeans last year knowing very well that they were just a fad but I didn’t care. I wanted to be trendy. I knew they’d be the hight of cool for a little while, and then would drop into the “out” category as some other hot item took their place. I’m grateful that I wasn’t completely correct. The red denim trend has simply evolved. Turquoise, pink and neon denim had a moment of fame, and now colored corduroy and printed jeans are enjoying their day in the sun. Even though red isn’t the hot color anymore I still love my cranberry colored jeans. I wore them with a black knit blouse last fall, with red during the holiday season, and with an oversized madras shirt this summer. I wanted to wear them a bit differently this fall, and I was hoping I could combine them with another trend to refresh the look.
Military styles hit the fall-winter designer runways earlier this year and found their way into the glossy pages of magazines and the street style blogs in early September. One day I was wandering the internet, pondering how to update my red jeans for the season, when I came across a girl wearing red and army green. I can’t find the image anymore, though I was certain I uploaded to Pinterest for reference, but the look stuck in my mind. The inspiration came together one day in this outfit. It was easy to combine the jeans with army green because I already had a military-inspired jacket in my closet. I bought it last year to wear camping. At the time I had no idea that it would be a huge trend this year. Here’s a trend I found before it was even trendy! It makes me feel like such a fashionista. I find the dull green color surprisingly versatile. It seems to work with almost everything in my fall wardrobe, but I especially like the way it looks with red.
- Jacket from Nordstroms
- Black silk blouse and multi-chain necklace from gilt.com
- Red jeans by J Brand
- Boots by Kork-Ease
- Purse from Target
Have you updated any old favorites with a new trendy item recently? What did you do? Was it successful?