Dear Lucky: How Do I Wear Colored Jeans in the Fall?

Q: What kinds of colored jeans are good for fall? Can I dress them up to make them more work-appropriate? —Carlie


Corduroy blazer, $128, Boden, bodenusa.com.

Cotton turtleneck, $90, Lauren Ralph Lauren, lordandtaylor.com.

Stretch cotton jeans, $70, INC, macys.com.

A: Dear Carlie,

I had just come back from a weekend in Shelter Island when I got this question, and could think of nothing but the coral Isabel Marant jeans in the adorable boutique of the Sunset Beach Hotel. Executive fashion director Alexis Bryan Morgan was having none of it: “You want to tone it down for fall,” she said. “No neon! Fall is more classic, more neutral.” As in brown, navy, gray and white. “Wear it with a turtleneck, or maybe a blazer,” she mused. “And a simple boot. The colored-jeans-with-heels thing is just jazzing it up a bit too much.”