Friday, 31 July 2020

30 Ways To Wear Red Skinny Jeans - #30wears Challenge

For this month's post I'm sharing a surprisingly versatile pair of red skinny jeans.

Each month I put together a post showing 30 ways I've worn something from my wardrobe (inspired by the True Cost documentary) to give you some ideas and inspiration for your own wardrobe.

30 Ways To Wear: Red Skinny Jeans

30 ways to wear red skinny jeans | away from the blue blog

I had been wearing these red skinny jeans on repeat recently as they wear so close to 30 wears, and I really wanted to get them over that number this winter. I don't really wear jeans in Brisbane's summer heat, so these are a cold weather outfit option for me. I'm glad to have hit my goal with them now and put together this post to look back on the ways I've worn them.

Cost Per Wear

These jeans have a pretty good cost per wear as I thrifted them (back in 2015) for just $5. It's taken me 5 years to get them up to 30 wears which is not a lot of wear considering I've had them so long, but it is a great cost per wear of just 17 cents. From worrying that they sagged too much when I first bought them (I just had to ease up on the fabric softener!), they have turned out to be a really versatile piece in my wardrobe. Even sticking with fairly safe colour pairings: blues and greys and white and black, I've manged to create a lot of different outfits with these pants. They show beautifully why a bright pair of jeans can be just as wearable as traditional blue denim.

Red Skinny Jeans With Blue

red and blue outfit ideas with skinny jeans | away from blue

Red and blue is a colour combination I wear a lot and these red jeans work so well with any shade of blue - cobalt blue of the knit, a navy tee or even a brighter blue like in the scarf, it just works. You'll see this colour combo pop up a lot in the rest of the post too!

Black Tops With Red Skinny Jeans 

4 ways to wear black tops and red skinny jeans | awayfromtheblue

Probably the easiest way to wear any pair of brightly coloured jeans - just add a black top! This again is something I do a lot with these jeans - a black tank, tee or shirt works so well with the red.

Red Skinny Jeans With Neutrals

3 outfit ideas neutral pieces and red skinny jeans | away from the blue

Similar to the set above, more neutrals. As black isn't the only neutral that goes with these jeans! Tan and grey work well too and you can even add a neutral  printed piece like the leopard scarf or grey mixed print shirt to add even more interest with your neutral piece.

Denim Jackets And Red Jeans

3 ways to wear denim jackets and red skinny jeans | away from blue blog

I don't wear double denim very often. But a brightly coloured pair of jeans like this red pair makes it really easy to double up! A classic blue denim jacket is a nice contrast against the red and makes double denim really easy as the colours are so different.

Printed Tanks With Red Skinny Jeans

3 outfit ideas with red skinny jeans and printed tanks | away from blue

Prints are fun to wear with these red jeans to balance out your outfit a little, so your top makes just as much of a statement as the red pants. If you don't want your outfit to be too loud you can go with neutral printed tanks like I have in the first and third outfits.

Red Jeans With Stripes

4 outfit ideas stripes and red skinny jeans mum style | away from the blue

Stripes are a print worth calling out on their own!  I like the slight nautical vibe of a navy striped top with the red jeans, but black and white stripes look good too. Striped and denim is such a classic combo it works no matter what colour your jeans!

Red Skinny Jeans With Print Mixing

3 ways to wear red skinny jeans with print mixing | away from the blue

While it's fun to add a print to red jeans you don't have to stop at one print! As you can see here I've paired printed pieces like the striped tank or a printed cardi with more print mixing, with the scarves and bag and even in the middle the printed tank and cardigan together. I feel an outfit with bright jeans is a fun way to try out a new print mix as the jeans take most of the focus anyway!

Matching Red Jeans With Other Red Pieces In Your Outfit

Last but by no means least this is another favourite way to wear these jeans, with a little matchy-matchy! It can be something as small as the red floral print on the kimono, or the red on the rainbow knit. Or a bit bigger and bolder with the red bag or a red scarf. Matchy-matchy is always a fun outfit idea and one I wear often!

Red Skinny Jeans Under $50:


  1. Such a gorgeous and creative outfits with red jeans! You look wonderful in all of them!

  2. Wow - that is amazing - 17 cents per wear! I am impressed with how you keep track of the wears of items - it's such a great idea!
    I hope you have a super weekend!

  3. Oh wow, this is a great statement piece! My favorite is with the rainbow top!

  4. I would of never thought of getting red jeans but all these looks are fantastic! Thanks for sharing these looks!

  5. Red jeans are such a statement piece and can go with everything. I so need to round op how many time that I have worn mine. Have a great weekend. My inlaw are coming in town this weekend.

  6. So many fabulous ways to wear red jeans! You're so good at putting outfits together! I think my favorites are the looks with black top and gray cardigans but they all look fantastic!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  7. I love the pop of red always!
    have a wonderful weekend,

  8. You definitely know how to use colour thoughtfully! Those red jeans are awesome and I love all of the ways you have worn them so far. I have no doubt that you will continue to pair them with fabulous pieces. I hope you have a fantastic weekend.
    the creation of beauty is art.

  9. Hello
    I start by apologizing for not participating in your link up, but I'm on vacation to rest from the last events of my life and it hasn't been easy, I hope you understand !!
    As always, you gives us lots of ideas on how to wear red skinny jeans !!


  10. I wouldn't think red skinny jeans would be that versatile but you've certainly found some great ways to style yours in this challenge. I especially like all the print mixing looks.

  11. These jeans look fabulous with everything! And that's a pretty unbeatable cost per wear!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  12. Red makes such a great statement! Loving this fabulous hue on you.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  13. I love all your different ideas with these pants. I don't do skinny very often but I do have a pair of red pants - may copy some of your ideas with those.

    Cost per wear is interesting - it never occurred to me to figure that out but I think I'll give it a shot.
    Grace & Peace,Iris

  14. Mica, I love every one of these combinations! I have been looking for colored jeans in my thrifting adventures this last month. I found a bright green pair and a brown/orange (cognac) pair, but I am definitely going to keep my eyes peeled for a red pair. I have a bright neon pair, but they don't fit real well, at the moment. Maybe if I loose some weight I'll be able to use those. I love this idea and so worth the cost per wear. Thanks for the inspiration! - Amy

  15. I have red denim too but often blank when wearing it and change. I love this inspiration! Red with grey is a great combo I need to try more!

  16. Red skinny jeans paired with denim blue shirt is always a hit! Loved all looks here.

  17. I love it when you pair the red skinny jeans with blue. Perfect combo!


  18. Even though you haven't had that much wear from them, they were still a bargain at that price. I have a pair I bought years ago and I haven't worn them in such a long time. This has given me a few ideas! I love how they look with the stripes x


  19. Oh wow! Cost/wear is 17 cents?!?! What a great score for sure, Mica:) And you look so fab in this colour. I really love all the ways you styled it. I don't do matchy matchy a lot, but you really inspire me to do it more:)
    Hope you're having a lovely Saturday:)

  20. I love every single outfit with these bright red jeans. You are right, red jeans can be just as wearable as classic blue ones. You look great in these jeans. Wonderful styling options. I like how you wore them with neutrals but they also look great contrasted with other colours, for example with blue.

  21. I just love how versatile these red jeans are. I remember feeling so scared of them when I bought my first pair. And now, they are great.

  22. You found so many ways to style your red jeans!

  23. Striking red jeans. Yes, I am looking for one as I do not have a red jeans.

  24. I've never had red skinny jeans, but i do love the pop of colour! Thanks for the guide <3

    x Natalie
    Lucy and the Runaways - Blog and Instagram

  25. These are some fab shirts to pair with red skinny jeans. i have one and I get stuck and find it difficult to decide what to wear with it. But Now I will definitely rock some combos that I have. Hope you are having a lovely weekend Mica. :-)

    Via |

  26. I love this type of your posts because I can find so much inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  27. You revived my love for red jeans (as there was a time that I said that I would not wear them). Love how you style them.

  28. red suits you alot! I can't believe I don't have reds in my wardrobe, time for a shopping spree~

  29. What a great post. Your red skinny jeans are fabulous. Love your little doggie :)

  30. Love your skinny red jeans! You're very stylish. Hope you are enjoying your summer so far :)

  31. I love the pairing of the blue with the red, that's so pretty! Patriotic too! And I like black with red, of course! You have done 30 really cool looks, Mica!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  32. A solid guide to matching attractive red pants, Mica.

    Many people are hesitant to mix and match red pants with a color top ... but here it turns out that red pants can match many colors.

  33. These looks are all so cute Mica, and they're making me miss the pair of red corduroys I used to have! I especially love the red paired with blue and with denim!

  34. You have so many interesting styling ideas here, Mica! I really like the pair of red jeans that you're wearing (fits you perfectly!) xx


  35. hola guapa, estos pantalones rojos te quedan preciosos, ❤️❤️❤️


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