The Bright and Bold Colors of Skinny Jeans

It has been quite sometime since I wrote a fashion related post, and I want to talk about bright color options found in skinny jeans. My style has always been classic and unfussy. This also extends to colors. I am attracted to soft colors like rose pink or mint green and basic colors like black, white, and gray. These basic colors extend to the jeans and pants I wear.

My personal color preference for jeans has always been dark blue and black with the occasional light blue and faded mixed in my drawers. I can’t tell you how much I love dark colored jeans. I find it easier to dress dark jeans up at a moments notice if I don’t want to go all out for a night on the town.

Coral skinny jeans as advertised on Forever 21's website
Coral skinny jeans as advertised on Forever 21’s website

Skinny jeans are one of my favorite types of jeans because it hugs my legs just right, and it works well with knee-high boots or a pair of high-heels. With the popularity of skinny jeans right now, the colors have also gotten bold and creative. Tired of the same old basic colors? You can now wear red, yellow, or green skinny jeans and pants.

I am on the fence when it comes to how I feel about the beyond basic colors for skinny jeans. On the one hand, it can be worn well if you pair it with the right top. But on the other hand, it becomes too much of a color overload for your outfit. The last thing I want to be is a human-sized rainbow walking down the streets of New York City.

I like sticking to the basic colors of jeans because I don’t want to draw all the attention to my pants. I like the focus to be on the top I wear, or how my outfit looks as a whole rather than just a piece. I also prefer low-key outfits over the ones that make you stand out, as I have stated before in past Fashionista Musings posts.

I’m not sure if it’s a New York thing, but I haven’t seen too many people rocking the colored jeans in public. I have maybe seen one or two people with this look, and the rest stick to the tried and true black or navy blue jeans. Then again, there is a joke out there somewhere about how we New Yorkers just love our dark, monotonous colors. I apparently fall in that category then.

I do admire those women who want to be the splash of color that lights up the sea of black and white you see daily on the streets. It shows you are fun, confident, and a bit of a risk-taker. And that’s what fashion should be about. It’s about expressing who you are through what you wear, and just having fun with it. I may not be ready to embrace a banana yellow pair of skinny jeans to wear with my day-to-day outfit for now, but I can still draw fashion inspiration from those who do. Who doesn’t want to feel bold and beautiful now and then?

What are your thoughts on colored skinny jeans? Love them or hate them?