How to wear coloured denim: 2 ways

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Happy colored jeans is one of the main obsessions of the fashion world at the moment. Striking neon, cream or delicate pastel… the choice is endless. To style it also easier than one can imagine. The main idea is to keep it simple to let the color play the leading role. So here are the two examples.

1. For a casual look (above) pair your happy pair of jeans with a simple T in summer or with an over-sized knit (like this one) in winter. When choosing a top, go for light neutral colors like grey, beige or off white to accentuate the brightness of your bottom (i.e. jeans). Add your favorite pair of sneakers, a watch, linen tote and you’re set.

1. Karen Walker sunglasses

2.  T by Alexander Wang

3. J Brand 811 Ankle Skinny Jeans

4. Michael Kors Silver and Crystal Watch

5. Unknown tote

6. Miu Miu sneakers

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2. For a dressier occasion, pair the jeans with a button up blouse and a tailored blazer. I love  floral, therefore my choice for the blazer, yet a plain white or beige one would also be a great match. When accessorising, go for gold/silver chunky chains or colored crystals in tone with your jeans and make sure to add a bag as bright as you feel comfortable with. Ta dam!! The ensemble as seen on the streets of Paris during the fashion week is born.

1. Elizabeth and James Bruce floral jacket

2. Clare Vivier Fold over clutch

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Bracelet

4. Lowe washed-silk crepe de chine shirt

5. Miu miu clip on earrings

6. Zara pumps (similar here)

 7. J Brand 811 Ankle Skinny Jeans

So darlings, what do you think about this? Have you already obtained your perfect pair of happy jeans?



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  1. Strawberry Blonde March 8, 2012

    Hey Maria, loving both of these looks, esp the first (though the pink J Brands are to die for!). I’m totally loving the coloured skinnies & really want a pair in pink (Gap) & lavender (River Island)… in all honesty I’m just not sure if I’m too old to wear them, though I don’t consider myself a typical 42 yo.

    I’d really appreciate your honest opinion as I don’t want to look like an idiot!


    Nic xx

  2. I want to be Barbie March 8, 2012

    Gosto de ambas ;)

  3. aelie March 8, 2012

    love the first outfit, it’s definitely the kind of thing I wear and will wear with my coloured jeans! love the neon yellow colour <3

  4. Melinda March 8, 2012

    Ahh I love those Miu Miu sneakers! Too cute. I love the first look, I don’t think I could pull of the second one.

  5. Amanda March 8, 2012

    Omg love these outfits! I’m so inspired to shake up my wardrobe with some pretty pastels! So pretty!

  6. Michaela March 8, 2012

    I scrolled down to see who the books tote was by and it’s ‘unknown’. Curses! I need it in my life.
    I wear my bright jeans (green, aqua and royal blue pairs) in a similar way – loose, neautrl top (normally grey) and a statement necklace or bag.

  7. Love how you styled the first look. Love the Karen Walker sunglasses. Got a pair of Perfect Day sunglasses myself. :-)


    Dark Blue Stripes

  8. Maria V March 9, 2012


    Hello darling,

    I don’t think 42yo. is too old for coloured jeans :) Not at all! Lavender would be great with a nice button up shirt or an oversized jumper. However pink, even though it is such a beautiful color I’d leave it to 20-something… say as much as I love pink myself I don’t wear it anymore either (i’m 32). Maybe I’m just too conservative but seriously I don’t want to attract people’s attention for a wrong reason :)

    Hope this helps!



  9. Amy March 9, 2012

    You have a such a great eye for style! I’m really loving the ‘I like big books and I cannot lie’ tote. So fun and quirky.

  10. Jade March 9, 2012

    I adore the casual look, Miu Miu sneakers <3333

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  12. wtmontana March 19, 2012

    Loving those fluro jeans. I’ve ventured into the dark rust/burgandy colour that Big W’s Emerson range has for an Autumn feel. Adore them but got some strange stain on the front near the knee from who knows what :(