how to style coloured denim {daytime}

posted on: April 9, 2012

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yellow tunic blouse and seagull ring from forever21 // colourful scarf from the gap // coral bb dakota coloured denim from muse social fashion house // graham and spencer sleeveless trench from dakota group sample sale // leopard print seychelle pumps and assorted bracelets from plum // gifted marc by marc jacobs watch // barefoot contessa sunglasses

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okay, i'm eating my words.  only a few posts ago, i proclaimed that i could NEVER buy coloured denim and here we are....in coloured denim!  i just couldn't help myself while browsing around at muse, these coral bb dakota mattox pant had to be mine!  and though intimidated at first, i was determined to figure out the best way to style them.  wore them almost every day last week!

because i was cursed blessed with dancer thighs, i found that i felt most comfortable with a long piece, like a sleeveless trench for more of a balanced leg proportion.  then i decided to go crazy and play around with colour and pattern!  i kept the palette to hues that were in my scarf and threw in a leopard print shoe as a bit of a surprise.  lastly, the neutral coloured trench thankfully breaks up an otherwise offensively bright combination.  and next up? how i wore these coral pants for a night out on the town!


what do you love to pair with your coloured denim?

44 comments:

  1. Love this Alicia!
    You know I just got this beautiful but way too big/long Jason Wu for Target scarf and I didn't know how to wear it, but you've given me some great inspiration here. Thanks girl! :)

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  2. I love the way you've styled these jeans. This outfit looks amazing! And you should never be afraid to wear anything -- you have an unbelievable body (dancers thighs are not a bad thing). Beautiful :)

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  3. I love this whole outfit, Alicia! The colours are gorgeous. Can't wait to see all your coloured denim looks :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  4. I love these photos of you.
    xoxo Debby

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  5. I have jeans in that same color... i usually would wear it with something neutral like gray, black, or ivory, but i love how you added some color with that scarf!

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  6. Oh, hellow there. I am belong to group who swore she would never wear color-pant "yet here I am, drooling over your photos, and telling myself I must buy me a pair of colorful-pants."

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  7. You look amazing! I also got coral pants from zara recently, and only been pairing with white and beige. You definitely gave me new ideas to try out :)

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  8. I'm a huge fan of colored denim! I love the way you styled these coral jeans-- the colors go so well together!

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  9. I love the bright on bright! I've only paired my colored denim with neutrals or chambray.... I'll make the leap to double color soon. Another beauty post, Alicia :)

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  10. it's interesting how you styled the sleeveless trench! always find that difficult - nice! x

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  11. Gorgeousness!

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  12. I love the palette you are working with! I always try to color block or keep it simple and accessorize with print scarfs. =]

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  13. This is probably one of my favorite outfit of yours! its so colorful, unique, and pretty! you look so beautiful alicia!

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  14. Gorgeous scarf! I am lovin' it!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  15. Really cute! I took the plunge and bought a couple pairs of coloured jeans. They're just so fun!

    I'll have pics coming soon:)
    Jen xo
    www.prairiegirlinthecity.com

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  16. Ahh you look wonderful! I love coloured denim on you :) your scarf totally rocks.

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  17. another one of my fave outfits from you! :)

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  18. I knew you could do coloured denim, Alicia! I can't imagine a better shade for you than coral, these pants are just perfect. Personally, I tend to pair my coloured skinnies with black - just like I do with everything else ;)
    xox,
    Cee

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  19. absolutely LOVE this, the scarf, the shoes, the sleeveless trench, all so perfect with the bright jeans-very well styled and beautiful photo location!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  20. love your colour combo, it really looks fabulous. That scarf does NOT look like it comes from the Gap, love it.

    simplystylishmom.com

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  21. I definitely have to admit to my love of coloured denim. ANd I have to say, I really like how you've styled your pair here!

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  22. Amazing! So stylish and chic! Love how you mix all those colours and make them all look so fabulous!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


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  23. I LOVE THE DENIM! I'VE YET TO FIND THE PERFECT PAIR OF COLOR DENIM FOR MYSELF

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  24. You look gorg with all your color. I have that same shirt :) colored denim? not quite sure about it yet, I as well was blessed with "THUNDER thighs" so the thought of anything showing that is scary. Fab idea with the trench, great balance.

    XX-Myrna

    http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

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  25. Perfect styling Alicia! I love how all the colours complement each other so well and the trench provides the perfect neutral balance. Can't wait to see your night look with this pair of denim!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  26. Love the yellow and orange together and that scarf is bright and vibrant! Love the outfit!

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  27. Gorgeous look ! I love this colorful scarf. Kiss x


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  28. Great outfit, really loving the colours in this look.

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  29. Absolutely love all the colours going on in this outfit! The sleeveless trench is a great way to layer without the bulk and the precise coral colour of your jeans is lovely! So glad you didn't shy away from coloured denim; it's just too fun to be ignored.

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  30. This outfit is amazing!! The colors look fabulous together! I actually just bought my first pair of colored denim and have been sticking to neutrals so far until I figure out what else to pair them with !

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  31. i am so glad you decided to keep them! they look fabulous on you and you have inspired me to be a bit more daring when stylizing my own pair! the colours are perfect together, and i love that sleeveless trench with this look. perfect from head to toe!

    xo
    christine

    www.musesocialfashionhouse.com

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  32. LOVE it!! Did you get them in Vancouver? I also love your top. Looking fabulous as always!

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  33. You did a great job of styling these colored jeans! One style I've found to work is to wear my denim chambray shirt with colored denim on the bottom. It's a chance to wear a denim top without looking too Britney/Justin, :)

    Julia
    Cup of Tea

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  34. I want this ENTIRE outfit!!!!!! Love how you styled these jeans, and I want your trench too!

    Sadie xx
    http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.co.nz/

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  35. I love this look :) the colour combination and sleeveless trench are just perfect :) can't wait to see how you styled them for a night out :)

    Love, Rachel

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  36. you did style thie coloured denim in a great way, I love that you did put a vest on top it brings out the whole look, congrats:-)

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  37. This outfit is SO cute! Love all the fun colors, and that fabulous trench/vest :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  38. I could not love this anymore! Holy hell woman, you can rock color like no other!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  39. This outfit is so inspiring! I have been wanting to get a pair of colored denim jeans, but always found an excuse for them. Seeing you in this pretty coral pair makes me want to jump up and finally buy them too. There are so many options to style them!

    Anyway... You're looking great in this look!

    xo Leonie

    On Top Of The Hill

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  40. The outfit is really awesome beautiful smart stuff looking so nice.

    denim suppliers

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  41. Ahh you look wonderful! I love coloured denim on you :) your scarf totally rocks.

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  42. This is probably one of my favorite outfit of yours! welcome to visit my fat loss factor bolg.

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