A Case of the Mean Reds (Updated!)

Back in December I posted a fashion dilemma over what to wear with my new red Gap legging jeans. WordPress did me a huge favour by posted my feature on ‘Freshly Pressed‘ and you, Blog Reader, gave me some amazing ideas of how to style them.

I wanted to update you on how me and my red jeans are getting on.  It’s a very loving relationship right now, we spend a great deal of time together and we’re learning each other’s likes and dislikes.  As I’ve come to know my jeans better, I realise that they love to be partnered with nautical stripes, which was one of my favourite suggestions from the original feature:

“Love them! Perhaps wear them with black, white, grey, light beige, or even a breton top? Just throwing on a cool t-shirt with these would look fab. I need to find me some coloured denim” ~ Dempeaux
“I see a casual look of a stripped tee with a fun belt” ~ Susan

You guys impressed me so much with the details you went into….

“Neutrals work, but predictable like black. …if you’re gonna wear red, go bold. Striped blue and white/beige top for nautical spring. Some mulberries or purples will go depending if jeans red is blue-ish. If red has orange-ish tones , think pinks toned colors or orange hues and yellow. Bulky oatmeal sweater may work as well as the one you have” ~ Philosopher Mouse Of The Hedge (aka future stylist.)

It reminded me why I love fashion blogging so much :-)

Also suggestions on accessories were really helpful:

“I’d try a cream sleeveless shirt, with a bronze or gold belt, gold heels” ~ Lgreendoor

I am quite sure the mean reds will return on the blog in the near future, in an outfit post featuring your other thoughts (Tonya I loved your chambray skirt idea!)

Thank you so much for being a fabulous StyleOnTheCouch reader xo

Wearing: Blue Feelngood heels from Nine West; Breton striped tee from ASOS; Belt from Dorothy Perkins; Jean leggings from Gap.


  1. says

    You certainly got a lot of helpful advice on how to style your red skinnies! Personally, I thought you were doing a beautiful job from the start, but the pairing of your bold blue peeptoes next to the bright red pants really is brilliant (both literally and figuratively.) That Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge really was onto something – maybe the next time I wear my red jeans, I’ll take some of her advise myself!

  2. says

    What a lovely idea! I never buy “flashy” pants for I never know what to wear them with. But seeing how well you have been advised, I am tempted to purchase a pair myself :) I love the combo of the red and the blue!

  3. says

    I love them! I’ve been tempted by a pair in bottle green, but red is also being considered. I dress predominantly in black, so I would probably wear them with an over-sized/long black top, some chunky jewellery and perhaps black ballet flats/ankle boots. But that’s me!

  4. says

    I love the red jeans and you’ve got such amazing legs! I got myself a pair from Topshop lately and they are quite fun to play dress up with! I’d suggest greys, or even anything of a lavender-ish hue! xx

  5. says

    Look at this “team of stylists” you have! So fun and all great advice…love it with the stripes and those fun blue heels!!! Too cute.
    For spring…I adore chambray and or navy for a nautical look!

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