Jessica Alba may have been wary of colored denim at first, but as these 77 flawless examples prove, Jessica has more than mastered the ever-popular trend. During everything from coffee runs to family park days, Jessica has proved the power of denim separates, delivering an array of Cali-cool ensembles time and time again. Though she has a soft spot for colored and printed jeans, Jessica has no problem playing double denim duty (yes, you heard us, denim on denim that looks amazing!), working her bold bottoms with jean jackets, denim vests, and chambray shirts. Her balance of fashion and function is not only inspiring, but easy to re-create with items you already have in your closet. So dust off your favorite denim pieces and add a cool-girl twist with 77 Alba-inspired denim, chambray, or jeans looks.
Celebrities worked a number of noteworthy trends — fancy sneakers, tuxedo pants, colorblocked dresses — in 2012, but colored denim was the one fad that trumped them all. Hollywood trendsetters like Jessica Alba, who was dubbed the colored-jean queen by her stylist Brad Goreski, Jordana Brewster, and Olivia Palermo were just a few fashion mavens to don this bold denim style, showcasing the trend's versatility for both casual and evening events. Cruise through to see which other fashionistas were spotted rocking rainbow-hued bottoms this year, then score a pair for yourself to instantly amp up your closet staples.
Colored denim is definitely the jean du jour, so for today's Ways to Wear, we styled a pair of bright yellow Rag & Bone jeans three chic ways. We've spotted colored denim on some of our favorite style setters, like Rachel Bilson and Zoe Saldana, and seen this vibrant canary hue grace the runways at Proenza Schouler and Jason Wu — now we're heading to Barneys New York in Beverly Hills to try out the trend for ourselves. Whether you're looking for the perfect transitional outfit or feeling daring enough to try bright on bright, we hope these outfits inspire you to scoop up some colored denim for your own look now.
Admittedly, it's easy to fall back on a neutral daytime palette and cool monochromatic schemes for nights out, but Spring fever has got us singing a different tune. Let's drop the chromophobia (read: fear of color) and put bright hues on blast. With celebs like Nicole Richie, Rachel Bilson, and Nina Dobrev donning their version of vibrancy, we can use their brilliant looks to jump-start the styling inspiration. From cobalt-blue blazers and colorblocked heels to slick saffron-hued frocks and neon-infused sandals, we've got the best and biggest update on how to wear your brights at work, on the weekend, and out on the town. Click through to see over 60 pieces worth your reinvented color wheel now.
Somewhere over the rainbow expectant mamas are rejoicing! The colored denim trend is still going strong, and now moms-to-be can get in on it! Jeans are covering the entire spectrum this season and with brighter colors taking center stage. Even Rachel Zoe recently tweeted, "Don't be afraid to rock bright pants this season — they are way fun." If there's anyone to trust about seasonal trends, it's Rachel. Check out our roundup of colorful pants that are sure to add some cheer to any maternity wardrobe.
From the left: ASOS Maternity Exclusive Red Skinny Jean ($62), TopShop Maternity MOTO Leigh Supersoft Skinny Jeans ($76), TopShop Maternity MOTO Leigh Supersoft Skinny Jeans ($76), ASOS Maternity Bright Blue Skinny Jeans ($62), A Pea in the Pod AG Jeans Stilt Secret Fit Belly Twill Signature Pocket Slim Leg Maternity Pants ($185)
Bright colors are such a fun way to inject a playful touch to your outfit, and OnSugar blog The Artful Shopper is giving us more reason to try it out with this super cute Alice & Olivia Summer video — check it out!
When I came across this Alice & Olivia video for their Summer 2011 collection I had to share this for my post on summer brights and the colorblocking trend we're seeing that are so hot in fashion right now! What is colorblocking? You've probably heard of the trend that started in early spring that's punctuated by pops of bold color and highlighted by the mixing and matching of separates in all-over hues, in sometimes unexpected ways. Strong prints with geometric shapes in solid hues are big for fall and an all-over wash of striking color is very of-the-moment, for accessories too.
It's a very simple formula, an old time favorite covered up with the trend du jour. Denim never goes out of style and so, with all of the bright colors that cropped up in the Spring 08 shows (see Lanvin, Jil Sander, and Marc Jacobs) the necessary (accessible) trend that's pitched to the masses is bright colored denim. It's the affordable staple with a Lanvin spin, if you will. It makes for a nice collage if you're a glossy and brightens up your look book if you're a denim brand. Everybody's happy. For the consumer, admittedly, it's also a fun trend to play around with. 'You say there's a recession coming on? I'm sorry, I can't hear what your saying, MY YELLOW JEANS ARE JUST TOO LOUD!' We're not going to rag on a little bit of color, even if this trend is so easy to pinpoint. We're down with it, and below, a spread of our favorites. For more on denim, check out our recent Garmento article where we went straight to the source.
spharrell decided to see what all the hoopla was about with bright jeans and decided to give it a whirl. She kept the rest of her look simple and toned down to contrast with her electric blue jeans. She looks great and the slightly shimmery blazer is Fab.
Here's what she has on:
- Blazer: Bebe
- Tee: The Limited
- Jeans: Dollhouse
- Flats: Bandolino
- Necklace: Unknown
Congrats to spharrell!
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Pucci is well-known for its psychedelic bright colors, so it's no surprise that when Pucci does denim, the vivid hues carry over. Together with Seven For All Mankind, Pucci is doing a limited edition straight-leg stretch jeans collection in yellow, orange, red, fuchsia, black - and more. They will retail at Pucci stores for $400 a pop.
P.S. If you like the colored denim concept but not the $400 price, check out this post for a great Look for Less!