This post feels really random since I’ve never done anything fashion related on my blog…really…never. But I’ll explain, and then maybe it won’t seem so random!
Basically, I noticed that colored jeans are the “in” thing this year, and it seems they are all I’m seeing everywhere. Initially I loved all of the colored jeans but wasn’t sure I knew how to pull off this trend. My first thought was that I would love to have a red pair but didn’t feel like that was a practical decision because, after all, what would I wear with red jeans??? This is a critical question, because I didn’t want to buy something new (red jeans) that would necessitate buying OTHER new things to coordinate with it. Money’s not growing on the trees in our yard, not sure about yours. 🙂
But the more I saw colored jeans, the more I wanted a pair. So when I saw these fabulously soft and stretchy legging jeans at Gap (and I had a 40% off coupon), I figured I’d jump. I brought them home and started looking through my closet. I decided to issue myself a challenge. I would find as many outfit combinations – for this one pair of red skinny jeans – as possible. I would not buy anything new, I would be resourceful. I would conquer. I would prevail.
And so, I bring you 15 outfit combinations with my new pair of red skinny jeans. Nothing else is new…which means that I could definitely love some of these outfits MORE, but I had to stick to my challenge. So I piled some tops, cardigans, vests, a couple of jackets, and a blazer on my bed, thinking they all had potential to work with my new jeans.
Then I asked Rich (who wondered what on earth I was up to, with my clothes piled all over the bed) to take photos of each outfit in our photo booth (which was already set up in the living room for some St. Patricks Day photos of me and the girls) while Sierra napped for two hours yesterday. He agreed, and took these resulting photos. He ended up being really impressed that I’d managed to create 15 outfits with one pair of new jeans. Everyone wins 🙂
I didn’t pay much attention to accessories and jewelry, even though I feel like they add a ton of character to an outfit, because I was trying to keep it simple (i.e. feasible) and wanted to squeeze it in as quickly as possible. Hey, I was just proud of myself for remembering to change shoes before each photo!
***edit to add a few links! I had so much fun with this (my first project) that I did more! Here is my green jeans project, my chambray shirt project, my gingham shirt project and my polka dot shirt project! If you enjoyed this red jeans project you may enjoy those as well!***