Amp up your wardrobe with coloured denims

Last Updated 30 March 2018, 05:40 IST

A pair of jeans is surely the most comfortable, reliable, and best-looking piece of clothing in your wardrobe. Coloured jeans are a great alternative to your usual blue pair and can be dressed up or dressed down to suit any occasion. So when the time comes to buy a new pair of jeans, make sure you have a coloured one in your wardrobe. Coloured jeans can be worn to the office on casual Fridays and can add to the cool quotient during a hang-out session with friends at a local pub. A pair of coloured jeans is a definite essential this season to break the monotony.

Along with hues like yellow, khaki, baby blue and mauve, the shades of wine, plum, rust, burnt orange and deep green are good substitutes to the standard blue or black.

The key to buying jeans is to try them on first. Taking time to check the quality, size, detail, and finish will pay off in the end.

Good fit

While buying jeans, the first and most important tip is to take note of your waist size and trouser inseam length. A good pair of jeans should fit securely around your waist, while giving you a comfortable moving around space. And the only way to gauge this is by putting them on.


Selecting the right colour is of utmost importance. Tick off a checklist of questions - what to pair it with, a shirt, polo t-shirt or a casual tee and which occasion to wear it for - office, casual outing or party, before settling on a pair. Also, consider your body type and skin tone while selecting the colour.

Fabric content

Checking the fabric composition is a must while buying a pair of coloured jeans. As jeans are fitted garments and are in contact with your skin for long hours of the day, buy a pair with a high-cotton percentage.


When you choose to buy a pair of coloured jeans, it isn't just about fit, it's also about how the product looks and feels aesthetically. Design and styling play an important role here. Sometimes classics with minimal details are the best bet.


To ensure you don't waste money, study the quality of the jeans you are planning on buying. Check for any uneven and patchy dye stains. Examine the seams, pockets, zips, and buttons to make sure they are well made and will last a good few years.

Weight of jeans

Depending on the season and personal choice, you can choose the weight of your coloured jeans. Typically, there are three weights in denim - light-weight (under 11 oz), which is ideal for summer, medium weight (between 11-14 oz), which is versatile and evergreen and heavy-weight (above 14 oz) ideal for winters and is highly durable.

Fly closure

While trying on a pair of jeans, you must always check the fly closure, if it is a zipper or button closure. Although zippers are easier to operate and hassle-free, there are chances of malfunction. Buttons are more durable as fasteners, but are difficult to close and open frequently.

Before buying, ensure that the fit is right and suits your body type. The rows of jeans on display can be daunting at first, but if you narrow them down to your favourite colour, fit and finish, you'll end up with a good selection to choose from.

(The author is design head, Spykar)

(Published 30 March 2018, 05:40 IST)

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