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Colored Denim, fug or fab?



RihannajeansEveryone knows the number one rule to great style is to never become a slave to trends. But this Deal Diva must confess a recent obsession with the resurgence of colored denim.

To be clear the trend is nothing new. In the 80s, rock stars sported pop art colored denim. And in the 90s every rapper had a pair of baggy Cross Colours jeans.

Now the style is more high fashion with skinny, pipe legs and high waisted variations in sophisticated cool colors like teal and marigold.

Lately I've been seeing these jeans popping up on runways, street corners and magazines.


And I love it.

On a recent trip to New York, I snagged a pair of bright yellow skinny jeans from Patricia Field (kinda like the one's Rihanna is wearing in the picture above.) They were $30 bucks and they made me get all Nelly in the dressing room, I turned to my friend and said, "Girl, I think my butt's gettin' big" (but in a good way.) Needless to say they looked great.

But now that I'm back to my normal life in Florida, I'm having a hard time debuting my bananarama jeans. I'm torn about which shirt or shoe to wear with them. Are they cool for dinner with the hubby or strictly for clubbing? And really, is Tampa Bay ready for the brilliance of these suckers?

So I'm putting the question to my fellow Deal Divas and readers out there. Is colored denim best reserved for the cover girls and runway shows? Or can a hometown fashionista pull it off? I want to know. Is this trend fug or fab?

And if you're so inclined to take a pair out for a test run, here are a few picks at great prices!

Pinkfrancinejean A great pink that's somewhere between pretty and punky. Also not so skinny that you can't move. (Francine Jean, $29.80, Forever 21)

These are for the serious hardcore skinny jean girls. The fun blue makes me think of the beach.Forever21turquoisejean_2 (Isa Skinny Jean, $27.80, Forever 21)

~ Deal Diva Nicole

(Photos: Rihanna in yellow denim; and Fergie in high waist purpole denim;

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:08pm]


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