Check out the latest cuts and colors. (As in, no more shopping blues!)
By Amanda Flores
Playful and surprisingly flattering, colored jeans are a fun addition to your denim wardrobe and this season's biggest trend. Avoid a junior feel by wearing with a shirt and shoes in neutral shades.
Jeans, Aéropostale, Aéropostale stores and aeropostale.com, $27. Shirt, Old Navy, oldnavy.com, $27. Sweater, Uniqlo, Uniqlo stores, $90. Shoes, Frye, thefryecompany.com, $158. Bag, Lodis, lodis.com and 707-433-8189, $158. Necklace, Topshop, topshop.com, $45. Bracelets, Ted Rossi, tedrossi.com, (top to bottom) $94, $98, $98, $98.
Across the board, bootcut jeans are by far the most wearable. The slightly flared leg balances wider hips but can also create the illusion of curves on boyish figures. Anchor this two-tone look with just-right-for-evening whites.
Jeans, J.Crew, jcrew.com, $98. Shirt, Ann Taylor, anntaylor.com, $88. Shoes, Carlos by Carlos Santana, carlosshoes.com, $99. Bag, Lodis, lodis.com, $178. Necklace, Chico's, select Chico's boutiques and chicos.com, $69. Glasses and ring, stylist's own.
The straight and narrow styling of slim jeans works with both flats and heels, making them a closet staple for all occasions. Choose high-waisted to hold you in and flatten your tummy. A flowy blouse balances the form-fitting silhouette.
Jeans, Dittos, Bloomingdale's, $79. Shirt, Zara, zara.com, $50. Shoes, Sam Edelman, piperlime.com, $140. Belt, stylist's own.
The newest version of boyfriend jeans is narrower but still perfect for weekends—relaxed and comfy minus the unflattering bagginess of the past. (They aren't really his pants, after all.)
Jeans, American Eagle Outfitters, American Eagle Outfitters stores and ae.com, $49.50. Shirt, White + Warren, whiteandwarren.com, $130. Shoes, Steven by Steve Madden, piperlime.com, $119. Bag, Olivia + Joy, oliviaandjoy.com, $88. Bracelets, Talbots, Talbots stores, 800-TALBOTS and talbots.com, $39. Watch, Tommy Hilfiger, Macy's stores, $165. Hat, Club Monaco, Club Monaco stores, $29. Glasses, Marc Jacobs, visit your local optician for availability, $275. Necklace, House of Harlow, Bloomingdale's, $75.
Sub trouser jeans for your favorite work pants. This dressier profile can go high-waisted or hit at the hip and look great with a tailored blazer.
Jeans, Coldwater Creek, coldwatercreek.com, $90. Blazer, Loft, loft.com, $98. Shirt, Zara, zara.com, $60. Shoes, Nine West, zappos.com, $79. Necklace, R.J. Graziano, 212-685-1248, $90. Belt, Nine West, select Macy's stores and macys.com, $32. Bag, Olivia + Joy, oliviaandjoy.com, $72. Bracelets, Lee Angel, leeangel.com, $95 and $155.
Originally published in the January 2012 issue of Family Circle magazine.
This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.