OutFit: Patterned jeans
Basic blue jeans are taking a backseat to patterns and prints this season.
Patterned jeans look great on the models, but you can pull off the trend too if you stick to a few basic guidelines.
First, choose a pattern the complements your body type. If you are petite, avoid horizontal stripes and zigzags.
Second, wear the jeans with the right footwear. Tall boots are always a good choice, but ankle boots really highlight the jeans.
Another tip is to pair patterned jeans with a neutral tunic to balance the look and add a scarf to bring it all together.
Finally, choose a darker, more subdued print because it is always more flattering than light and bold.
Patterned jeans are fun and fearless, so add a pair to your wardrobe to get through the winter blahs in stunning style.
Ivy Parnasius owns Pollux Clothing Co. stores in Grand Junction, 321 Main St., and in Montrose, 433 Main St. Call her at 242-8050 (252-1770 in Montrose) or go to http://www.polluxshop.com.