For summer (and fall and winter), green is the new jean

I get asked a lot about some alternatives to wearing blue jeans as part of daytime or evening casual outfits. If you’re not really a skirt or dress kind of gal, finding some variety in this arena can be challenging.

And while there’s definitely no lack of colored denim out there, you can’t wear just anything on top. And a lot of those colors are not for the faint of heart. White jeans can be a fresh departure from basic blue, but this too can become routine after a while.

So, here’s a fantastic alternative: olive green. It’s kind of  the best neutral ever. Softer, muted greens go with almost anything–black, white, bold colors, and even patterns. I highly suggest picking up a pair to get you out of the dark denim rut. A sage will also work (which is a lighter green), but because it’s lighter on bottom, it won’t be universally as flattering. The primary style in this color around town is a skinny jean, but you can also try an ankle trouser or even relaxed chino for summer. Or shorts if you’re cool with that.

Huge bonus: this color will transition sans effort into fall. So you won’t be shelling out money for a one-season wonder. Nice, right?

A few of my favorites: Vince, AG, and J. Crew!

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  1. Tracey
    September 26, 2012 | 9:30 pm

    Olive green jeans are a great idea! All of mine are dark blue or black and I could use a little variety. This sounds perfect for fall, thanks for sharing.

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