(Belated) Trend Alert
So, you probably don’t need me to tell you that colored jeans are about the biggest trend for spring 2012. Every shop window you see, bright bottoms dominate the scene; cobalt, teal, lemon, wine, lime, purple, orange, pink, blush, rust – there isn’t a color out there right now that you can’t get a pant in. However, other than the bravest fashionista’s, I have not seen many girls* actually rocking this look. While shopping today, my good friend, Kathy, observed that it’s probably because Edmonton is still kinda chilly. Maybe once the weather actually starts feeling like spring, and all the slushy-snow finally gives way, we will see more bright bootays out in the world.
*note: colored denim is quite in for the gents too!
Budget vs. Ballin’
As we have established, colored pants are everywhere, and thus, at every price point. So, we’re not gonna spend much time on finding cheap pairs because you can walk into any budget friendly store and find one. But here are a few suggestions in my two favorite colors right now: Reds and Teals.
If you are undecided on what color you like, try these wonders! At $9.99, you can get ALL the colors!
How to Pull it Off
I don’t know how to pull off colored jeans, actually. I know they’re in. I know they’re trendy. I know they look good. But I can’t seem to pull them off. I just felt weird when I wore them (I briefly owned cobalt blue ones before promptly gifting them away). I honestly think they look great, but I just felt like everyone was staring at me – but not in an admiring way, but in a WTF way. However, it was January. Maybe I was just too ahead of the curve for Edmonton.
Anyway, these ladies definitely know something I don’t.
For further styling ideas I would check out the following fab bloggers. They know how to rock a bright bum.
And who better to learn from than celebs?! These two bloggers often feature celebrity style for less (and are two of my favorite reads).
- Jessica Alba featured in What the Frock
- Taylor Swift, Miss Alba (again), Michelle Williams, and others featured in The Budget Babe
Now go forth, and flaunt that bright bootay! (And remember to tell me about it in the comments – are you like me, and not able to pull them off? are you loving bright pants? What color do you own? I wanna know all the deets)
The Paper Bag Diva
PS – I keep promising to write more often. But the truth is…I won’t. So my new promise to you is, I will write when I feel like it. Promise.