Lazy Saturdays

four ways to wear colored jeans

Denim on denim.
Add a feminine twist to men’s wear with color.
Blouse, sweater and flats.
Dress ’em up for a date or girl’s night out.
I’m in love with the colored jeans trend right now. The only problem: I have yet to find a pair I can afford.
So I decided to make my own!
To alter my jeans in to skinnies, I followed this tutorial from Cotton & Curls.
Then I bathed them in Rit dye. {I used the Rit Red-Violet #140 mixture}
And viola! Purple pants!
Next endeavor: Red pants. And then some green ones.
My pants will never be the same.

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Style Journey says:

Love your purple denim! Especially love the outfit with the green top :)

Linda says:

In a sea of red pants, your purple ones stood out. They are fantastic and I love that you refashioned them, both in the hem and the color!
I think outfit 3 is my favorite!
Thanks for joining us this month at EBEW!

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue says:

Love the different ways you've worn it!
Found your blog through EBEW!

Alysson says:

so fun!! I love all these ideas! thanks for sharing.
I love that you dyed these pants…on my to do list now! so fun

Charee Lenee' says:

Great idea… They look FAB!!! I also love howyou showed 4 ways to ROCK your colored denim. New follower here, found you via EBEW!! So fun!!!!

Stephanie. says:

I'm a huge fan of thrifting & sale shopping, so I scored all my colored pants for $20 and under!

I love that you're rocking DIY colored denim. And in my favorite color. :)

-Steph from chocolate laced

Kassie says:

WOW. You did an amazing job! I definitely need to try out this dye sometime! I am wanting some colored pants…red, blue, green…oh yes!

ellie says:

I love the purple! I like how the denim texture showed through with the distressing that was originally on the jeans! Makes them stand out from the rest!

BiblioMOMia says:

Holy cow. All 4 looks are amazing, and the finish you got with the dye is just GORGEOUS! I love the continued accents of kelly green, which look great with the purple (and on redheads like us). I discovered you through EBEW, but I'm wearing red pants today! Stop by and say hi if you have a sec.

Natasha says:

Great DIY!
The colour turned out soo cool…and I love all of these outfits… #1 and #4 being my favorites :)

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Genny says:

#1 and #3 are my favorites! Love how you made your own colored pants!!

jemappelleshen says:

The pants are haute! Love that you Dyed them yourself, they turned out fab! I have to give this a try!

Anna Alyse says:

good thing I check your blog because I had no idea colored jeans were in. Thanks for keeping us new moms that don't leave the house much in the fashion loop 😉 hey. you should make a post about what is in style for this fall and winter. I know i would appreciate it.:)

Anja says:

they look awesome!!Would love a pair of colored pants, but it is so hard to find a pair in my length so changing the color of one of mine was not an option. Finding a colored one is going to be another challenge!

Pheobe says:

This is such a great idea. I have the same problem you do, and have yet to find colored pants that are actually flattering and I can afford. Will definitely be trying this soon. Thanks for the inspiration


knockedupfabulous says:

Love that you dyed them! I can't believe that they turned out so well!

Gracey says:

Wow. I am so impressed with you right now! I love that you made these skinny and also dyed them. It's just brilliant. I also really love that first look. I will definitely be copying that next time I wear my colored skinnies!

daisymay aka Chantele says:

I am loving every outfit with the jeans, so cute. What a great colour too, can't believe you dyed them yourself, when ever I dye stuff it streaks

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Megan Mae says:

How cool! Not only some super inspired looks, but a DIY'd trend. So awesome. They turned out great.

tiny dancer says:

Totally adoring your EBEW submission! Love how you posted multiple remixes – what a great way to showcase such a unique wash of jeans :) My favorite is the cardigan look! Very nice!


Cara says:

Wow, aren't you awesome for dying a pair of pants for the party? I really love these violet pants, and the way you've styled them 4 ways for our viewing pleasure. The first look is my favorite because I love that colorful belt, but the second one is a very close second. Great style my dear!

JewishGirlBlog says:

I love all of these looks! You've inspired me to attempt dying my own jeans–thank you!

Terri says:

the color your dye job produced is fabulous! I think look #2 is my favorite of the 4.

Shikha Shah says:

so cool! love the colour (: the 1st one is my fav (:

Della says:

Great job! I've yet to actually successfully dye something…the last time they dye was too weak! I need to keep trying, though. Your pants look amazing!

kimbercrafts says:

Love! I followed the same C&C tutorial to skinnify my red pants for EBEW. I love your "ways to wear it" posts – great inspiration!

Brooke Knecht says:

You are ultra creative and have the best fashion sense. I love it! I also love that you're thrifty!

two birds says:

i am in love with this idea…i want a pair, but never find any that i love. i just might have to try this! btw, you look amazing in each and every outfit!

Neris / Fashion Fractions says:

I can't believe you made those pants! they look amazing! Also, i love every single one of your outfits with them :) So glad I found your blog on EBEW :)


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Sherri says:

WOW! Awesome job with the pants! Love them! I gotta try this too!

sherri from SHERRI AMOUR

Fictitious Fashion says:

You are so prettyy!! LIke White!!
N i love your hair texture 😀
P.S I was scared of wearing colored pants.. fear of looking funny 😛
Nw I might 😉

Bette Baker says:

I wish I had kept all of the beautiful colored jeans I had during the 70's. Even though I am 59 years old I still look quite good in jeans. I cannot believe the amount of money they want for them now.. Great dye tip….love the stocking and sox tips. Thanks!!!

Beth Layton says:

You are awesome! Girl, I am in love with my green & black skinnies. I didn’t ever think to dye just plain denim jeans. But, you’re right! Urban is too expensive! I am dying for some mint & pink. I think I’ll hit some thrifts to see what I can find to mix with some Rit. Serioulsy, I think I have a style crush on you Krista :)

lazysaturdays says:

You’re so cute Beth! Seriously, Rit dye is my favorite thing in the world!

Crecia says:

The pants are adorable. The outfits are adorable. Your hair is adorable.

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