Colored Denim Gateways

Top: Forever 21 (shop, similar)  |  Cardigan: H&M (similar)  |  Jeans: Target (shop: similarsimilarsimilar)  |  Shoes: c/o Kemi from AVON (shop)  |  Necklace: Forever 21 (shop)  |  Ring: c/o Stella & Dot (shop)
A while back, Target shocked me by refilling a stock of jeans that they had been sold out of for months, and finally one late night out last week it was cool enough for me to wear them!  These are Target’s “curvy skinny” fit, which I love, because their normal colored skinnies don’t fit me well.  
If you’re still intimidated by colored denim, cobalt is a great gateway into colored denim.  It’s really close to normal blue jeans, but its vibrancy is enough to differentiate it.  This outfit would be pretty normal with regular blue jeans, but the trade for cobalt makes the whole thing more vibrant and exciting.  If you’re feeling the fall colors, I think another great gateway color for colored denim is burgundy.  It’s somewhat of a pseudo-neutral, warm and not too in-your-face, but sophisticated and helpful in changing up your outfit options.  Here are some burgundy jean options: one, two, three, four.
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    October 1, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    The regular colored skinnies at Target don't fit me either. I have to try the curvy fit.

    Penniless Socialite

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    October 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    The blue pants look awesome with the black on top.

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    Feathers & Freckles
    October 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I want to try these 'curvy skinny' fit jeans, because their regular skinnies run ridiculously small! I had to size up almost 5 sizes and still felt like I was stuffed inside of them. Love the color of these, and the pattern on your top is really cute! Adorable as always 🙂

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    October 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    so cute! i love the bright colors! and you a do a wonderful job of mixing color with sophistication. very nice!

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    October 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    love this look! your top and pants are so cute and love that they are both summery but ready to transition to fall…

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    October 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Love these on you! What a great color. Thank you, Target…

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    Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie
    October 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I am definitely checking out your burgundy jeans links, because I am looking to add some to my quickly- emptying closet!

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    October 1, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Cute! Which brand are the jeans?

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    October 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I haven't found skinny curvy jeans at Target! I wish I would have because their skinnies never, ever fit me right!

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    October 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Such a great look – the bold graphic tank is just perfect with the coloured denim…I'm glad you found a pair that fits.

    Courtney ~

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    October 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Great outfit. How is the sizing on the Target ones?

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    October 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    On the "curvy skinnies," true to size. Maybe even slightly big as they stretch a tiny bit after about 10 minutes. I'm always between sizes on these and have gotten the smaller pair and I haven't been disappointed yet.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    October 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Mossimo Curvy Skinny Premium Denim

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    October 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Love the color of those jeans! Perfect with that great top.

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    Always Maylee
    October 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I love colored denim! And I love this top on you!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    October 1, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Love the entire outfit, especially the cobalt jeans. I need to get me a pair. I love how the cardigan finishes the outfit.


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    Sharon S
    October 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I just got a pair of cobalt skinnies yesterday! I'm taking notes on how great it looks with black and white!

    The Tiny Heart
    Win a chain link necklace + Chanel print!

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    October 1, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Love this outfit! 🙂 I love target as well. Cant get enough of them. I have a pair of burgundy cords and I love them… thank you for sharing those jeans though, I appreciate that they are all budget friendly! 🙂


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    October 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    cute blog! I wore something similar to this to a party. Blue-ish pants with a black and white patterned top. Great outfit!

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    October 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Your hair is cute too! Makes me want to cut mine again! 🙂

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    Sarah With A Bow
    October 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I know the point of this post is colored denim (of which I have a lot) but I'm totally in love with your top more than anything else!

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    October 1, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I have this pair too. Already had a lot of use, 1 week every day or almost everyday–maybe more use if it wasn't 90-100 degrees today(weather since August). I agree, the curvy skinny jeans fit way better than the regular and the waistband is higher too(closer to belly button, not down on hips like some others).

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    October 1, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    I haven't seen them on Target's website yet, but I found them at mine right between the juniors and misses, by all the other jeans. You'll know it's them from the even size numbers on the hangers(as opposed to the 1, 3, 5, etc. sizing of juniors)

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    October 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Yes! I love my jeans in this color, I feel like they go with pretty much everything. I'm definitely searching for a burgundy pair next! You look so cute, I love that tank!

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    October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I bought a pair of dark teal jeans…. is black/white the only top style for colored jeans?

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    October 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Not at all! I have tons of outfit pictures in colored denim with all sorts of colored tops.

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    pretty little things
    October 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    the black and cobalt blue are a great color combo on you! xo

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    October 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    those jeans are a FANTASTIC color! and look so good paired with a bold graphic print!

    dash dot dotty

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    Tori Benick
    October 1, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I love those jeans! Totally almost bought that top 🙂

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    kirsten oliphant
    October 2, 2012 at 3:17 am

    This is my favorite outfit of yours ever! I'm not sure what that says about me, but I'm so digging the bright pop of color with the print top. Love it!

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    Mindy Gee
    October 2, 2012 at 3:38 am

    For anyone's who is interested, I finally found the curvy skinny colored jeans on Target's website. Gray, blue(same as the ones in the pics above), coral: Light blue, violet:

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    October 2, 2012 at 3:42 am

    I so love colored denim/pants. I recently picked up oxblood cords. Can't wait for it to cool off enough for corduroy.

    You look adorable! Love the graphic print with cobalt.

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    October 2, 2012 at 4:47 am

    What a pretty top! I love mixed stripes – I have a dress on my blog today with a similar pattern. I am addicted to colored jeans/pants…just got a burgundy cords today.


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    October 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I just bought some colored jeans. They are teal and are ankle pants. Do you have any ideas on how to wear them?

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    Kassi M.
    October 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Ooh that's interesting! Skinny jeans tend to look funny on me… but I could go for a curvier option!

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    Kacie Ellis
    October 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I love royal blue pants with black and white tops! You look fab!

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    October 3, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I am so glad that colored denim is still because I may have purchased a few too many! You look great!!

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    Erin @ Loop Looks
    October 3, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Curvy skinny fit?? I wonder if they still carry those or not. I'll have to stalk my area Targets because they sound (and look) awesome.

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    Rochelle Stewart
    October 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Cute outfit and blog! I'm your new follower yay!!

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    Mary Kate
    October 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Hi Audrey,

    Your blog is fantastic! I love your approach to breaking down the individual elements of style so that someone can figure out how to build fun & interesting outfits from what they have in their closet already or to assist them in making smart choices on what to buy!

    I loved your outfit here so much I used you as my inspiration photo in my blog post today. (With a description about how much I love your blog!) If you're interested you can check it out here.

    Keep up the great work!

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    Mary Kate
    October 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Helpful if I post the link!

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    October 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I've been eyeing their colorful pants!

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