How to Wear Colored Jeans

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How to Wear Colored Jeans

Colored jeans are so popular right now and if worn right they can be a key piece to wardrobe.  So the question for today’s Fashion Friday post is how to wear colored jeans?


I am totally dating myself here, but I remember the last time colored jeans were in style.  It was late middle school- early high school.  I had a pair of hunter green jeans and a red pair.  I love the way adding color to jeans made them feel fancy.


Fast forward more than a dozen a few years and colored jeans are back with a vengeance.  This time around I opted for a slim cut pair of hot pink jeans.   They say you have to be careful about wearing a trend the second time it comes around, but I think this style works even better now.


Here are my current thoughts on how to wear colored jeans….

1) Choose a slim or skinny cut jean.  With the pop of color, the fitted styles work better.

2) Pair the jeans with a neutral top in a solid color.  Grey, tan, black, white or navy will work perfectly.  A denim chambray shirt is also a good option.

3) If you choose a pattern, make sure it is a simple neutral pattern and be careful!  You can very quickly overwhelm the jeans.  A simple stripe or polka dots can work, as long as the color is neutral.

4) Use the accessories to pull the outfit together.  Bring in the color of the jeans through a scarf or necklace.  You can carry a purse in a contrasting color.


Where I shopped:

Jeans: White House Black Market

Shirt: White House Black Market

Necklace: JCrew


Shoes: Macy’s


Places to buy colored jeans:



Old Navy


Reina Update

After a lot of family debate this week, we decided to move ahead with the surgery for Reina’s leg.  She had surgery yesterday to repair her cruciate ligament in leg.  We got a call from the vet by late morning that she is recovering and should be able to come today.  The vet said her ligament was completely torn, so we made the right decision.  They are keeping her at the vet’s office to give her more pain meds and to monitor her.  I was really upset that she needed the surgery, but I am glad it is over and I can’t wait to have my crazy boxer home.  Hopefully she will be back on squirrel patrol soon.

Thank you to everyone who has been asking about her condition and praying for her recovery.  She is truly a member of our family.

Pearl iZumi Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Janlyn Messina!  You won the Pearl iZumi running shoes giveaway.

Thank you to everyone that entered.  I am planning more great giveaways in the coming months.

And Thank you to Nicole for hosting the Fit & Fashionable Friday Linkup!  I am sharing this post on her site!

Fitful Focus


Your turn?

Did you wear colored jeans last time they were in style?

Did your dog ever have to have surgery?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:21-04:00 October 24th, 2014|Casual, Fall, Fashion, Spring, Winter|27 Comments


  1. Farrah December 5, 2014 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    I think I used to have a pinkish-purple pair of jeans when I was younger. My friend was decluttering her closet over the summer and I’m apparently her size, so I now own a pair of dark turquoise + a pair of bright teal jeans! Will keep your suggestions in mind! :]

    Sending good thoughts to Reina! <3 I hope she has a super speedy recovery!

  2. Nicole @ Fitful Focus December 5, 2014 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Let’s see… I have mint jeans, yellow jeans, turquoise jeans, and pink jeans… so yep! I’m a colored jeans fan haha. Love how you put these pink ones together. Thanks for linking up again!

  3. AmyC December 5, 2014 at 9:22 am - Reply

    I have more colored dress pants than jeans, but I love my red ones from Old Navy. Hope your boxer is home soon!

    • JulieWunder December 6, 2014 at 11:30 am - Reply

      Red sounds perfect! I have a pair of red leggings that I love!

  4. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie October 27, 2014 at 7:35 am - Reply

    I love colored jeans! I always pair them with pretty neutral shoes and tops.

    I’m glad Reina’s surgery went well! Praying she continues to have a quick recovery!

    • JulieWunder October 27, 2014 at 8:20 am - Reply

      Thanks Stacie. Her leg still looks pretty yucky. We need those prayers!

  5. Cailee October 25, 2014 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Aren’t you just the cutest thing ever!! Seriously, you look perf in those jeans! You definitely show that colored jeans aren’t just for young teens. You make em look professional, girly and oh-so fun! 🙂

  6. Tracy October 24, 2014 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    You look fabulous! I’m obsessed with cranberry this fall and want a pair of cranberry colored jeans so badly.
    Hoping for a speedy recovery for Reina!

    • JulieWunder October 24, 2014 at 5:46 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Tracy. She is pretty pathetic right now, but hopefully will get better soon.
      I hadn’t thought about cranberry before! It is such a flattering color!

  7. Heather @Fit n Cookies October 24, 2014 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Love the colored pants!! I need some more in my life. I have a few that are totally jean material, but I’d like to get some that are more dressy to make them suitable for work.

  8. MILLIE October 24, 2014 at 9:54 am - Reply


  9. jill conyers October 24, 2014 at 7:45 am - Reply

    I did wear colored jeans and now I want to again. I’m leery of the pattern jeans. They just never looked right on me.

    • JulieWunder October 24, 2014 at 5:43 pm - Reply

      I totally agree. I feel like they would make my legs look poorly proportioned! Thanks for stopping by Jill.

  10. Carol Ridenour October 24, 2014 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Love the colored jeans& would really like to get some. They look great on you, as does everything! Glad your sweet Reina is doing better and will get home today. Have a wonderful week-end!

    • JulieWunder October 24, 2014 at 5:41 pm - Reply

      Thanks Carol! That is so kind of you. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

    • JulieWunder October 24, 2014 at 5:42 pm - Reply

      Thank you Carol! You are too kind. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too.

  11. Blane Sherer October 24, 2014 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Thanks for the Reina update. Hopefully she will soon recover.
    Have you considered modeling ? You are building your on portfolio with your Fashion Fridays.

    • JulieWunder October 24, 2014 at 5:40 pm - Reply

      Thanks Blane! I think I’ll stick to Fashion Friday for now!

  12. Jenny October 24, 2014 at 5:58 am - Reply

    Yay, Reina! I’m glad to know she’ll be on the mend in no time! Squirrels beware. I love colored jeans, and I usually end up with them because they seem to be the first to go on sale…. 😉 You’re exactly right about playing it safe with the right top, though.

    • JulieWunder October 24, 2014 at 5:39 pm - Reply

      Haha… That is how I buy my stuff too. Never full price 🙂

  13. Jennifer Hopper October 24, 2014 at 5:48 am - Reply

    Yes, I remember many years ago in 7th or 8th grade JC Penny had every color you could think of and I had all of them. I hope Reina’s surgery Goes well!! Our Boxer Gus had a tumor removed from his back leg. He was 13 and after we brought him home we realized he didn’t do well with the anesthesia. We kept him comfortable and he was happy for the last week he was with us. We miss him everyday. We had to do the surgery but knew the risks with him being so old. Thank you for your posts! You are an inspiration to many.

    • JulieWunder October 24, 2014 at 5:39 pm - Reply

      I remember that too! I was on the JC Penney teen board so I shopped there all the time.
      So sorry about your boxer Gus. That breaks my heart.
      Reina is groggy and sore but seems to be ok so far.

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