How To Wear Coloured Jeans

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I've said it before and I'll say it again - I spend most of my day-to-day life in jeans. They're comfortable, practical and suitable for just about every non-fancy occasion, which to be honest equates to about 90% of my life! The average pair of jeans doesn't require much thought when it comes to styling, and that's the beauty of them - they just work with everything. But a recent scroll through the Topshop website presented me with a bit of a dilemma. I fell in love with a pair of jeans that wasn't my usual "type". Pastel pink and covered in tiny diamanté studs, they're about as far away from practical as you could possibly get. Nevertheless, I loved the summery vibe of them, so I decided I just had to make them work. As a result, I've come up with a few tips on how to wear coloured jeans, and because one new obsession tends to spark another, I've also put together a few of my favourite coloured denim pieces that are available on the high street right now.

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Choose The Colour And Style That Works For You


This might sound a bit obvious from the outset, but I think it can be easy to get carried away by the idea of trying something radically different when it comes to choosing coloured jeans. Picking a colour that you already know works well for you, and that will fit into your existing wardrobe, makes it a lot more likely that you're going to love and actually wear your new coloured jeans. The same goes for the cut. In my case, skinnies are my comfort zone, so that's what I've gone for here.

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Build The Outfit Around The Jeans


Standard blue, black or even white jeans tend to be a bit of a fall-back item. When I'm planning an outfit, I'll generally choose the top I want to wear first and the jeans get thrown in as an afterthought, because I know they'll work with anything. Coloured denim turns this on its head. Whether they're rainbow bright or soft and pastel, coloured jeans are a statement piece, so you need to build the outfit around them.

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Neutrals Always Work


There's a bit of a trend at the moment for wearing different bright colours together and if that's something that looks good on you, go for it. It's a look I really admire on other people, but not one I can pull off myself. Neutrals, however, are always going to work. My relaxed fit white shirt is the perfect partner for these pink jeans, although I think a soft lacy top in the same hue would work just as well. In fact, I think that white tops and jackets in general would look great with any pastel coloured jeans - I love the idea of lemon or lilac. If brights are more your thing, red jeans with a Breton striped top and navy blazer would work beautifully - you cannot beat a classic nautical combination - while black or grey would look amazing with cobalt blue. 

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Coloured Jeans Are Not Just For Kids


Before I bought my pink jeans, I was of the opinion that coloured jeans were more of a "young" trend, but now I think it's all in the styling. Having had mine for a couple of weeks, I actually think it's quite easy to make coloured jeans look grown up. For me, the key is to add at least one smart piece into the mix. A tailored shirt, blazer or Chanel style jacket would do the trick, or perhaps a structured handbag or a smart pair of shoes. Just one piece like this adds instant sophistication and polish to your outfit and makes you look like a grown up, even if you are wearing bubblegum pink jeans covered in tiny diamanté studs.

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I'm definitely a convert to coloured denim now, and not just for jeans. Below, I've put together a little collection of some of my favourite coloured denim on the high street right now. I am seriously tempted by the pink skirt. 

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Are you a fan of coloured jeans, or coloured denim in general? Do you agree with my styling tips, and do you have any of your own to add? I would love to know!

Kate x

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  1. I used to love coloured jeans back in the day but I don't think they'd do my thighs any favours these days! xx

    Beautylymin| SummerBodyPrepBundleGiveaway

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    1. Maybe a darker shade? I know what you mean though, they do tend to draw attention to the legs. x

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  2. I always stick to blue and black, those pink jeans are so cute

    Candice | Natalya Amour

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    1. I nearly always stick to blue, so these really do make a nice change! x

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  3. I need to get myself a pair of coloured jeans! So fun and different x

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  4. I love all coloured jeans. Obviously my faves are blue/ black. I have a pair of pastel colour i'm desperate to wear. I'm waiting for the weather to get better, a bit like today : ) xo

    www.juanitalikes.com

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    1. They definitely feel like summer wear! x

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  5. I only have black and blue denim (and only two pairs in general), but I can imagine wearing colored denim. Probably in red though, not in pink for sure.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. I know pink isn't your favourite! Red jeans are lovely - not sure I could pull them off but I do like them. x

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  6. I love the idea of pastel jeans for Summer! Just like you I live in my denim jeans but I fancy spice up my wardrobe a little :) x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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    1. They're great because you feel as though you're being really adventurous, yet you are still in jeans! x

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  7. That look is so cute! I love the pink jeans.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  8. These jeans are soooo gorgeous! A lovely post Hun x

    Grace Louise || www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I love coloured jeans!! Your pink ones are so cute!!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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  10. I recently bought plain white shirts and I look forward pairing it with my coloured jeans. Hopefully I can finally pull it off!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Plain white shirts are brilliant for styling with coloured denim. I bet you will look fabulous! x

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  11. you look so lovely in these and i love how you have accessorised too!! love your bag and shoes xx

    cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Cristy! The bag is my favourite thing at the moment. x

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  12. What a stunning outfit for spring, I just love the pink jeans with diamante detailing! You're looking lovely as always xx

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Thanks so much Alina! I actually didn't think I'd end up loving the jeans as much as I do! x

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  13. I would love to be able to embrace coloured jeans but just need to find the right tones. I love your pink ones here x

    franklyflawless.com

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    1. There's all the colours of the rainbow out there, so I agree it can be tricky to find the right pair for you! x

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  14. Love the outfit and you styled the jeans perfectly.

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com/

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  15. I actually find colored jeans quite nice, especially pastel colors, maroon & olive green shades are what I like to gravitate towards.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. I love the idea of olive green jeans for the autumn! x

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  16. Your coloured jeans are gorgeous and you styled them perfectly! Thanks so much for all of the fab tips too!

    Heather xoxo
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

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    1. Thanks Heather, glad you found the tips useful. x

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  17. Wonderful suggestions and tips! I love wearing colorful jeans and pants, especially during Spring and Summer. Beautiful,soft and romantic outfit!
    Helene // Beautiful Is My Attire

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  18. Looking utterly stunning in these gorgeous pastel pink jeans Kate, those diamanté studs are killing me with dreaminess! I love how you've styled this outfit, the white shirt and bag work so well with the jeans, not to mention the spring-ready sunnies. Truly divine! Coloured denim is such a fabulous trend that I hope never dies out (I can't see it doing so anytime soon!) I absolutely love all of your tips, especially building your outfit around the jeans <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  19. You look so chic babe
    Love the styling.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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