Colored denim hit the streets last spring and while many fashion critics kind of hummed and ha’d the trend, it’s back and it looks as if these bright hues might be worth the investment.
Gap provides two fabulous styles for your rainbow inspired jean, the skinny jean:
And, the sexy boyfriend jean (a look I totally prefer with heels):
Ranging in price between $59.99 and $69.99 they are definitely cheaper than some of their designer counterparts. I’ve also heard stories of smart shoppers finding similar beauties for as little as $20 which makes this trend totally worth investing in.
Looking at pictures only, it’s hard to imagine the sexy boyfriend style in the workplace, although with a little styling anything is possible. It might be better paired with a ultra feminine, fitted blouse than a blazer, to keep from looking too boxy.
However, the skinny jean version with a tunic and heels can totally fit into most work environments. Throw on a killer tunic and a pair of heels, and you’ve got business casual all the way, especially if you accessorize appropriately. A blazer and button up blouse can up the anty in the business world.
Both are perfect for casual day or funked up night looks.
If you’re the type who prefers muted tones, there’s options for you too.
The look can add a longevity to the style as they can simply be moved to the “work pant” section of your closet after the trend has left the runway.
Now for the Cost Per Wear…
Cost is (let’s go high): $59.99
You wear it: estimate 2 times per week (minimum) through early fall (roughly 19 weeks) = 38 times
Cost Per Wear is: approximately $1.60 … less than your soy latte!
Depending on where you live and how thick your denim is, these babies might make it through the winter months as well, resulting in an extra 12 wears, dropping that Cost Per Wear to $1.20. Adding to the equation the strong possibility that they’ll be a fashion favorite Spring / Summer 2013 leaves me know choice but to declare colored jeans a good value for the Cost Per Wear.
NJ Sullivan spends days as an on air announcer for 1035 The Eagle and nights writing about the joys and tribulations of being a single parent at www.seriously-single-absolutely-attached.com.