A big fashion trend around about these parts currently is the red jeans trend. It is HUGE-o-rama! I do like it too.. however since my husband bought a pair of bright red jeans for himself while in Milan and my daughter has since bought a pair for herself too; so now I cannot possibly follow along literally myself without us running the risk of bobbing about the house looking like a little flock of Santa's helpers... but luckily I already have my ombre-dyed red velveteen skirt in the wardrobe; mwahaha. Trend box ticked! Well sorta. It is to my satisfaction, anyway.
In Milan I noticed the most successful red jeans combos were with a very neutral, or at least a very conservative top; the better to tone down the woa!-ness of those eye-catching legs and avoid clown territory, and I think mixing and matching an in-your-face colour or print skirt follows the same principles. I tend to pair the red skirt with very bland or classic garments, or just very occasionally with a colourful top if I'm in that sort of mood.
Below: at left; a classic boat-neck navy and white striped Tshirt is without a doubt the most popular pairing with red jeans I have seen here in Perth. That combo is sooooo hot right now. Rather French I think with little white sand shoes, and fortunately I happen to have red leggings too… At right; a men’s styled denim shirt is another perennial classic, which works well with the red skirt peeping out under, and smartened up with chunky high-heeled caramel wedges.
Below: at left; a flash of crimson from under a long-line cardigan adds a spot of cheer to an all-charcoal winter-y outfit, and at right; on a day when one is feeling particularly bubbly, a bright tunic top and ballet flats matches the strength of primary colour in the skirt
Below: at left; the freshness of white, the rumpled crispness of linen and unusual styling of this shirt is a total counterpoint to the rich colour, plush velveteen texture and very simple silhouette of the skirt. I really love all the contrasts in this outfit here… and at right; I hope you're not bored with this orange top, since I do tend to wear it a lot!! I guess maybe it deserves its own 6-way post one of these days... except it's been seen a tonne of times already, maybe I've run out of fresh combos! Obviously it is another very versatile player in my wardrobe!
Traditionally I've considered red to be a primadonna colour that is quite difficult to mix and match, but I have enjoyed playing with this little red skirt. Which way would you be wearing it?