Q. Can you give me some ideas on how to style red jeans (without looking like Santa Claus)?!
A. Love this question! I used to very much not be into the red denim thing exactly because of the Santa Claus effect you mentioned…but now I have a pair, and I wear them all the time.
Here’s how I styled them for Old Navy’s Rockstar Denim campaign: paired with a white button-down, a caramel-colored faux-fur vest, and leopard heels (plus Elizabeth & James sunglasses, a Timex gold-tone mesh watch, and a Katherine Kwei bag).
Since red jeans are such a major statement, I think it’s best to let them be the focal point. This doesn’t mean going boring with the rest of your pieces – I love the look of red denim with a sculptural blazer or interesting heels – but it does mean that you should stick to neutrals. White, black, cream, and rose are all good…and stripes always work (but make sure to go with a heavier fabric if you choose a stripe for winter, or it’ll look too nautical for the season).
On an average day, I usually pair my red jeans with one of the following pieces:
- White tee
- Striped long-sleeve shirt
- Grey cashmere sweater
- Black boatneck top
I try to keep the extras streamlined and elegant: black, pointy-toe pumps, a sleek leather jacket, and a solid-color handbag. Eyes on the prize, and the prize is your pants.
P.S. I need to own every single thing pictured here. Especially the jeans on the right. I never will, since they’re well on their way to three thousand dollars (which is crazy)…but I’m just saying.
Product info after the jump.
$2,405 - shopmrsh.com
$200 - whistles.co.uk