Colorful jeans are everywhere. I mean everywhere. You want jewel tones? You want neons? You want pastels? You want classic white? You won’t have to go far to get your paws on a pair. The trick is figuring out how to wear them so you don’t look like Peter Pan. Take a cue from StyleSheet’s brightest street models on the chicest way to wear colored denim.
(top row) You can keep it simple and go with basic white, black, and neutral accessories or get a bit edgy with booties in back (middle). Hadleigh’s owner Ed Sheik makes white jeans look dapper with a blue suit jacket and slippers (far left). Looking to try the colorblock trend? Follow this guy’s lead (center right) and add bright sneakers. I’m a fan of the all white look (bottom right) that’s been made a little splashy with colorful accessories (think tribal).
Our suggestions of best shops in Dallas for your denim hunt:
REUSE Jeans: Colorful jeans are the specialty here. Find pastels like lavender and mint for spring and neons like yellow and coral for summer in several different styles.
Target: (that’s right) We’re following Kendi’s lead and checking out the colorful collection at Target. Expect magenta, green, purple, and more.
Blues Jean Bar: Our favorite place to by classic blues is carrying fuchsia, yellow, orange, peaches, emerald, bright purple, plum, and white, too.
Studio Sebastian: In typical sophisticated style, Studio Sebastian is keeping it chic with coral, on-trend tangerine, blush, and gray. Expect more options this summer.
Epic Apparel: This West Village denim hot spot is serving delicious pairs in pastels, tangerine, green, purple, blue, key lime, and even paisley and floral prints.
Turtletique: The newly revamped Inwood Village boutique is carrying a slew of hues including clean white, hot pink, trendy turquoise, lime green, and coral.
Mal Malouf: Always on-trend in the Plaza at Preston Center, it’s no surprise she’s got the bright jean beat covered with hot pink, coral, aqua, royal blue, green, and a floral printed gold. More are arriving this week.
The Gypsy Wagon: Even more are expected for summer, but to tide you over, grab pairs in red, white, rust (sounds amazing!), and green.
On September 24, The Fashionistas’ Runway Series sent local designer Elizabeth Anyaa’s beautiful, textural collection down the catwalk. Models strutted their stuff with perfect ponytails wrapped in custom-made cords, and StyleSheet posted gorgeous post-event photos. I nearly died. Those. Ponytails. I knew I wanted one immediately. So, with a little, help I tracked down the lead stylist, Devon Faldon, director of education at Toni&Guy, and we prepared a little how-to video. That neat, sexy, futuristic looking ponytail earned me about a dozen compliments from strangers at the Jean Paul Gaultier Donor Circle reception party Wednesday night. I’ll be rocking the look again. Now it’s your turn to try it.
Don’t love heavy cord for the embellishment? What about a more subtle black lace? See below. The options are endless.
Devon used: Bed Head Masterpiece Shine Hairspray, Bed Head Headrush Shine Spray, S-Factor Creamy Molding Wax, and Denman boar bristle brush.
(Find the lotions and potions at TIGI salons locally and the brush online.)
Jump for step-by-step instructions.
I love the look of a basic black tank paired with colorful accessories. Much like this look on StyleSheet (see above). Duplicate the look by throwing on your top and heading to new shop Shoe Envy. Make your way to the back of the boutique to shop the wall of scarves in a plethora of colors and prints. Next, hit up the jewelry counter for colorful wrap watch cuffs from La Mer. Boom. Done.
I love the southern hippie looks featured on StyleSheet’s House of Plates 1 post this morning. In particular, I have a style crush on that sweet thing in glasses and bangs, wearing the shirt dress, vest, and cowgirl boots. I especially love her long earrings, which has reminded me of the super cheap selection of long earrings over at Movida in Mockingbird Station. I found a handful of priced at $12 to $14 just last week. See photo above for a few pairs.