Tuesday, May 17, 2011

3 Ways to Wear Red Jeans

RED SKINNY JEANS - Little Big
WHITE TANK - Loveappella
YELLOW CARDIGAN - Gap Outlet
DAISY STUD HEELED CLOGS - Forever 21
NAVY/WHITE GINGHAM SHIRT - Old Navy
NAVY/RED/PINK HEELS - Charlotte Russe
OLIVE JACKET - Old Navy
BLACK STRAPPY WEDGES - Colin Stuart
Today is a rainy day.  In fact, it made me NOT want to get out of bed but just snuggle with the girls and watch TV.  I actually think Princess Sparkles would've gone for that (though we would've had to watch her cartoons), but Pigtails would've wanted to run around so that probably wouldn't have worked anyway.   

Obviously these pictures were not taken today.  I took them over the weekend in preparation for my "3 Ways to Wear" post.  I love my skinny red jeans, but I will say I was intimidated by them.  What do you wear with them?  Surprisingly I found that they're actually quite versatile.  Here are some things I tried...

BRIGHT COLORS
- you can wear a bright cardigan like this sunny yellow one.  Or I'm thinking even aqua or purple might pair nicely with it.  If that's too intimidating, you can always just use an accent piece like a purse or statement necklace (turquoise would be lovely!).

PATTERNS
- I wore a blue and white gingham shirt from Old Navy.  But in the past I also paired a black and white polka dot shirt, a navy/white striped shirt and a striped tan and black shirt with some red pants (check those out here and here).

NEUTRALS
- obviously white, black and tan are fabulous with red.  In fact, I kept gravitating toward my white shirt.  I decided to try olive, and despite my fear that it might be slightly "Christmas-y," I just went for it.

Anyway, red jeans are fun and I think everyone should at least try them!  Plus you can wear them in spring or fall, or rainy days in spring that seem like fall!

49 comments:

rachel said...

i think my favorite is the first one. so bright and happy!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

great idea! love those pants! =)

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shoeloving said...

I love the first one most (though the others are nice too) - it's so summery and fresh, it makes me happy just looking at it :)

Shea said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration! I have a pair of red cords that I love but don't wear as often as I would like to. I'm going to try out some of your ideas!!

Sophie - Country girl said...

you are totally rocking your red jeans. They look really great. I didn't think Christmas at all with the neutrals, it looked great. I'd like some bright jeans. I used to have an amazing pair of purple jeans, they were amazing.

sofi moukidou said...

i prefer the first one! really nice! love colors!

Shelly said...

I've been looking for red jeans...so cute!

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Claire said...

i like it with the yellow cardigan, so summery! x

Angelica Ng said...

Love the first outfit. I've really grown to love colour blocking in the past few months, and I love seeing all the brights mixed together!

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Style Journey said...

Love the pants! I have been searching for a pair of bright pants like this. I've never heard of the Little Big store where you got yours. All 3 ways you styled are great.

Francesca R said...

Nice tips!!!
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Tiffany said...

I absolutely love them paired with the yellow cardi! Now, I want to get some and pair them with my aqua one. Grrr... I can't wait for this spending freeze to end already!

Courtney Erin said...

I love the idea of pairing them with patterns - what a great bold look!

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Style, She Wrote said...

Great styling. Love it with the plaid top! xo style, she wrote

Alex said...

it's hard to say which is the best, I have to say you wore those jeans three equally fabulous ways! although I am partial to the styling with the bright yellow cardigan! way to get over your intimidation, because you are working those red skinnies, girl!

Jess said...

Red jeans are on my wish list - love the way you styled them!

Kimberly said...

love all three ways all the looks look amazing!

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Rebecca said...

I like the red pants. I think the outfit with the gingham top is my favorite.

Meagan said...

I really love this post. I've been wanting some red jeans but haven't been sure how I would wear them.
-Meagan
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Taylor said...

Thanks for this. I have been sitting on a pair of red jeans for a few weeks now not really sure what to DO with them. (They were a great idea in theory.) Also how did you manage to pair yellow and red without looking like mustard and ketchup? I am impressed!

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

I love colourful pants- so much fun! I especially love how you styled the third outfit with the neutrals- great colour mixing! Ugh it's been rainy for the past days here as well.

hurricanekerrie said...

Love the red pants! I think my fave version is the bright one. :) I think red pants actually have great potential but then I really love bright colors.

Gracey said...

Love your red jeans - I've been looking for a pair (much to my thighs' chagrin) but no luck yet. I love all the looks, but especially the first and third.

Tara said...

I absolutely want a pair of red jeans, and I love how you paired them with the bright yellow cardigan!!

LyddieGal said...

I want those jeans! i desperately need a pair, pronto!

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Ashley said...

OMG! I die for the first outfit! All those pops of amazing colors...and you look so stunning! I need to wear my red jeans more, I always get so inspired when you wear yours!!!

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

ill take the first one since im a yellow fan=)but i would wear the 2nd pic's shoes!=)

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

I love the first picture... I think I'm ready for Spring, because I keep gravitating towards yellow and orange :) very CUTE!

Eli said...

Love this! I have a pair of bright red, almost orange pants and they are always so hard to style, thank you for the tips/ideas!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Love all 3 looks. They are all so cool.
I am loving my capri red pants too. I keep adding more and more combos to my list with them. Not sure if the $14 pair I own is going to last that many combos but we shall see.

Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

Fashion Tales.... said...

I would not mind a pair of red or even yellow jeans. Both are a great colour combination on you! ;)

Mongs said...

Great outfits! I like the first and second outfits especially, so bright and cheery. I like red jeans too but I have yet to find the right pair. And I am not sure if red jeans is me anymore, the last time I wore one was 20 years ago, seriously

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Ellie said...

I love that you showed three different ways to wear this! They're each perfect, nicely done!
Have a great day!
-Ellie

kileen said...

red pants can definitely be tricky and i loved the different ways you styled it. i need to wear mine again! thanks for the inspiration. :)

cute & little

dolceedamara said...

I like the first way the best! :)
xoxo
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TheFashionWizard said...

i like the Colin S . wedge

Pieter said...

Fab ideas!
Love the combination with the yellow cardigan x

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D said...

Three things I have learned from following you:
Pop the color! Accessorize! Get cool shoes!

Bonnie said...

I don't have any colored pants, which makes me seem like an ultra boring, conservative person -- that could not be farther from the truth. I'm more minimalist when it comes to dressing, I know, but I wish that I was more of a risk taker. Sometimes, my style seems so dull, and that makes me sad.
Then I remember that I have the best, most outlandish personality EVER, and I get happy again.

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Kimberlee said...

And you rock all three ways. So cute.

Monica Whitney said...

Oh! I love all three ways!

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Jaclyn said...

I had noooooo idea that I wanted red jeans ... thanks for letting me know!!!

Courtney B said...

I love the jeans with that yellow top! Amazing! I would be too scared to even purchase red jeans..but you are so rocking them!

Mrs. J said...

The bright color choice is always a good look! The shoes in picture two are fabulous. I need a close-up or I'll just search for them. The olive with the red makes perfect sense. Love the three ways I may have to try it out myself.

Melissa said...

First I thought my favorite was the last one, then I thought it was the first one, then I thought it was the middle one and now I just can't decide. You look great in all of these!

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Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Cute! that second look is so me! (I have a black and white checked blouse I practically live in). Now to find some red pants or jeans. I am loving the look Claire!

xo Mary Jo

Shey said...

I love how preppy the top two outfits are!

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