I hear you. “It cannot be done!”, you cry. And yes, it is rather tricky. Block colour (especially primary colour) clothing has an air of the playground about it. It’s all a bit hopscotch, pigtails and sand pits, isn’t it?
I’ve struggled with these coral-coloured Diesel jeans for a few weeks. Teamed with other bright colours in a vain attempt at colour blocking, they make me look like a 90s kids’ TV presenter. Stripes look too try-hard Parisian. Florals too twee. I feared my bargain designer jeans (£20 down from £100 in TK Maxx) would be relegated to the ‘what the Hell were you thinking’ drawer (current residents – hareem pants, dungarees, 6in heels) forever.
A simple, sheer blouse and loose-fitting cardigan paired with contrasting mint green pumps and a chunky ring tone down the bright colour and toddler-at-the-seaside effect, making my new jeans totally wearable without a hint of the CBeebies. Phew.
How would you wear these jeans?
PS – The jeans are current season Diesel, not oft-found in TK Maxx. They were probably sent to the discount store because the leg length on these bad boys was somethin’ else – 38in! Most likely an error in the manufacture of one particular batch, but not a problem for a bargain hunter with a pair of scissors. I chopped them to regular length then rolled them up to just above the ankles. No sewing required and a saving of £80.