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Style Alert: Colored Jeans

Feb 29, 2012

Colored jeans are showing up everywhere from the catwalks to the crosswalks this year, and they show no sign of disappearing any time soon. Tired of denim blue, washed-out stone-wash, black, white and basic, designers have been turning to color to brighten up the one dull spot in almost everyone’s wardrobes - JEANS.

Let’s face it, denim is a teen’s best friend. It goes with everything, is easy to clean, takes a lot of wear and tear, and once you find a style you like, restocking is a no-brainer. It’s no wonder teens are taking to this trend like little kids to Japanese erasers. So jump on the color bandwagon with these tips on who’s got ‘em, where to get ‘em, and how to wear ‘em.

Courtesy of InStyle

Women’s Jeans

For women, the jeans are brightly colored and super slim. If you thought the jegging was skinny, wait until you see 7 For All Mankind’s line of multicolored jeans in Skinny, Super Skinny and Second Skin, in colors like lake blue, neon green, deep cantaloupe, neon lemon and floral prints. Tory Burch, Joe’s Jeans, Express, and even Target and Wal-Mart are sporting their own versions of these thicker-than-leggings slim pants.

Rihanna, Lauren Conrad, Anna Kendrick and Ashley Tisdale in colored jeansRihanna, Lauren Conrad, Anna Kendrick and Ashley Tisdale in colored jeans

Get the Look: Women

Brightly colored jeans can really throw off your outfit creation skills. If you’re not confident about how to match it up, start with a bright blue or dark magenta which are closest to jeans colors, making them easier to pair. If you’re going for the neon pants, set off the brightness with an earth-toned patterned shirt. Earth tones are colors you find in nature in moss, trees, rocks, sand and clay. Never pair brightly colored jeans with an equally brightly colored top, whether it’s the same color or completely different, unless you want to look like you’ve stepped straight out of an 80’s video or a clown car. Complete the outfit with earth-toned accessories and shoes. If you want to accent the color of your jeans to pull the look together, repeat it in a headband, hatband or purse.

Men’s Jeans

Levi’s hit 2012 Fashion Week with men’s jeans lighting up the runway in bright yellow, red and royal blue, but they’re not alone in embracing color in their denim. Trendy True Religion, preppy Land’s End, sk8-r style Pac-Sun, The Gap, and many other retailers across the spectrum are showing their colors in straight leg jeans, mostly in burnt orange, mustard, light blue, brown and dark red.

Levi's Runway 2012

Get the Look: Men

Easier to pair than women’s neon colors, a neutral tee under a dark flannel or cotton button-down will complete your outfit. Beware – don’t match your shirt to your pants or the look will fall flat. Accent the color of your pants with a hat band, like the one on the Levi’s model, if you can pull it off. Otherwise, don’t worry about matching color. The look will speak for itself.

Justin Bieber and Kanye West in colored jeansJustin Bieber and Kanye West in colored jeans

Have Your Say

Do you love the colored denim trend or are you hoping it’ll go away as quickly as it arrived? Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

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Would You Wear Skinny Jeans?

  • Yeah, I've been wearing them for years.
  • I like them, but don't look good in them.
  • No way - I like my jeans big and baggy.
  • Only girls should wear skinny jeans.

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SmartSunnyShadow
I have one so annoying sister, that it feels like I have 200 of them, oh my god. She's pounding on the door right now, HELP! 
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SmartSunnyShadow
Dad, obviously. I can't even explain what he does to me!
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SmartSunnyShadow
Well, if they are your BFFs, they shouldn't be teasing you to make you feel bad. Me, and my BFFs tease each other all the time playfully, but I understand that this is different, and if it's making you feel bad it isn't playful at all.   Maybe your eldest friend is having some trouble with family issues, bad grades, body changes, etc. It's okay to be angry, so maybe you should leave her space for a few days, and see if it turns better. If it isn't, then try to first make her calm down. Then, make her talk to you about why she is so angry and ask if you can try to help. If nothing turns out better, tell her that you feel uncomfortable, and you want her to talk to you.  For your 3rd eldest friend, support her as much as possible, and stand up for her in this terrible situation. If you are all BFFs, then you should all be very close and comfortable around each other, and the fight shouldn't last long. If not, they are not your real friends, and you have to go on without them. I have tons of advice on how to make new friends, so just ask me if you want to know. Your 2nd eldest friend seems to be the main problem.  First of all, tell her to stop, and say how you don't like her bullying you. You must say what she is doing wrong, and how it makes you feel. If she doesn't care, tell her you're serious, and you hate what she is doing to you. If it continues, ignore what trash she is saying, and just simply walk away. Focus on other things that will help make you feel better. Remember, all she is is a person, and it's up to you to act appropriately.  Stay positive, and calm. Focus on other things, and if she continues, tell her that you can all be friends and you miss her. Go get another friend to stand up with you, and tell her that you will report to an adult if she won't stop. She may be your friend, but she deserves it. I told on my BFF when she was mean, so it's all okay now.  If all else fails, get a trusted adult, and hang out with nicer friends. Your other friends will learn from their mistakes. If not, warn them, and give them a sincere kindness note of how you miss being friends. Then, also give one to the bully.
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Yeah, @CyclonicBass the best option really is to find a girl with a quirky personality. Become friends with her. Possibly, over time, she'll grow close to you and accept a request to be with you. Hope it goes well!
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You go out and you find someone who you can be you with. It's not a hard question to find the answer too.
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