It’s been a while since my last edition of “3 Ways To Wear It” so I apologise for making a big hoo-ha about bringing the post back as a regular thing and then somewhat failing to deliver. Hopefully you’ll forgive me though as I feel this is a good one. Neon jeans… so OTM (that’s “of the moment” don’t you know) yet so very, very easy to get wrong. I know this from bitter experience having teamed a green pair with pink shoes and jumper just last week then catching sight of myself in a shop window and realising that I looked like a giant piece of bubble gum. This season Armani Exchange have come up with a collection of the brightest, tightest colour flash denim imaginable. The jeans come in eight different shades but I decided to really challenge myself by choosing the most in-your-face hue, highlighter yellow. Did I pull it off? That, my fashion loving friends, is a verdict I leave down to you…
Armani Exchange Colour Flash Skinny Jeans, £68, available at all UK Armani Exchange stores , click here for locations and details
When trying to dress down a potentially attention-seeking garment, nothing does the job better than a plain white tee. Fond though I am of clashing brights, I wouldn’t want to give anyone a headache by teaming these babies with more fluoro hues for a casual trip to the library. One of the best things about these jeans is that they instantly up the fash factor of a fundamentally minimum effort outfit. Just imagine how much less interesting this ensemble would be with classic blue skinnies?
Want to distract from the fact you’re wearing an extremely brightly coloured pair of jeans? Team them with an even brighter bag of course! I feared that this ensemble might err on the side of bubblegum but as I refrained from throwing pink into the mix I
think hope it just about works. There’s nothing I love more than pastel hues during the Summer months but wearing them head to toe can sometimes be a bit dull. I think the neon-ness of the jeans and apple green bag add just the right amount of “zing” to an otherwise playing-it-safe look.
Choosing how to style these jeans for “after dark” was where I very nearly came unstuck. After trying them on with an endless selection of embellished blouses, pendant necklaces and platform heels I decided that the best option would be to keep things simple. Clean lines, fuss free silhouette, modern accessories and minimal detailing stop the combination of bold print top and even bolder neon jeans from looking too garish.
Which look is your favourite?
Love Ella. X
Ps) Armani Exchange are currently running a denim competition! They will be giving away 3 pairs of their colour flash jeans to 10 lucky customers. What’s more, you don’t even have to buy anything to enter, just get yourself to one of the stores before May 26th and ask how.