5 Days, 5 Ways: Colorful Denim

5 Days, 5 Ways: Colorful Denim

When regular ol' jeans give you the blues
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By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Jun 23 2022 | 2 min read

There is no replacement for blue jeans. They are the one pant that everybody has at least *one* pair, if not a (few) favorite pair(s). If you’re a jean aficionado, you probably have also dipped your toes into black denim, lightwash jeans and maybe even a distressed pair, but what about colorful denim? It’s out there, and it’s for you – all of you. For those of you who can’t justify *another* pair of colorful chinos, colorful jeans could just be the answer. Colorful denim can feel edgy, neat, cool, casual, sleek or sophisticated, depending on the shade and cut.


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Colorful jeans are the perfect union between your tried and true blue jeans and your colorful chinos, making them perfect for work AND weekend looks. Below, 5 ways to wear them out and about.


smart casual, office casual, business lunch

Blazer: J.Crew, $348 | Shirt: Uniqlo, $30 | Tie: The Tie Bar, $19

Pocket Square: The Tie Bar, $10 | Sneakers: Sperry, $90 | Belt: Everlane, $45 

Watch: Uniform Wares, $600 | Briefcase: Jack Spade, $279

Wear it well: Show off those ankles before snowfall!


holiday shopping, holiday, shopping, on the go, style, menswear, sophisticated

Topcoat: Banana Republic, $298 | Sweater: Gloverall, $265 | Scarf: Paul Smith, $125

Boots: Wolverine, $360 | Socks: Old Navy, $10 | Wallet: A.P.C., $110

Wear it well: Camel, brown and burgundy warm the saturated jewel tone of the pants, making it feel more winterized.


colorblocking, stripes, monochrome, blues

Mac Jacket: Levi’s Made and Crafted, $595 | Shirt: Hugo Boss, $115 | Cardigan: Land’s End, $79 

Shoes: Clarks, $150  | Tie: River Island, $20 | Socks: Saturdays, $12

Wear it well: Raise yourself from colorful jeans to colorful ensemble – just make sure there’s a consistent color running throughout.


flannel, lumberjack, british, aesthetic, artsy, artist

Harrington Jacket: GANT Rugger, $425 | Shirt: Gitman Vintage, $160  

Boots: Bass, $79 | Glasses: Warby Parker, $95  | Belt: American Apparel, $23 

Wear it well: Wear it on date night – the shirt is double-faced cotton-flannel, so you won’t be too cold if you have to give up your jacket.


casual, brunch, chill, study, netflix and chill

Coat: Carhartt WIP, $358 | Sweatshirt: Scotch & Soda, $99 | Tee: Unis, $25

Sneakers: Vans, $75 | Backpack: Fjallraven, $75 | Beanie: Urban Outfitters, $15

Wear it well: Keep most of your look neutral, but go for an accent color on the opposite side of the color wheel for your accents and accessories.




GabiScreen Shot 2015-04-22 at 8.50.53 AM Meyers is a former intern, turned regular contributor at Style Girlfriend. She lives in Philadelphia and works as a personal stylist at Anthropologie. She likes to instagram dogs and other things at @gabi_meyers.



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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Gabi Meyers went from Team SG's first-ever intern to a trusted fashion editor and stylist. She currently lives in Chicago with a very cute dog.