Fall 2011 Trend: Colored Denim

Are your jeans giving you the blues? Maybe it's time to look on the bright side.

While spring may have the bold denim trend on lockdown, the fall styles in stores now are just as rainbow-worthy.

From mustard to green to purple—prepare to show your true colors.

Victoria Beckham, Zara, Topshop

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Colored denim from Victoria Beckham, Zara, and Topshop

She may be known for her form-fitting dresses (corsets built-in), but Victoria Beckham's denim line came long before she was dressing fellow stars. This skin-tight style in Bordeaux is right on trend with the burgundy and reds that dominated the runways. Pair with a black or neutral long-sleeve tee and you're ready to rock. Power mid-rise leggings-style jeans, $210; available at

Zara's online store is life-changing. Yes, life-changing! Skip the holiday lines, ladies, and just click away! These mustard jeans with gold zipper details can carry you into spring; wear them with a menswear-inspired blazer or tuxedo jacket now and light, sheer tops come spring. Coating Trousers with Zip, $79.90; available at

There is something rather festive about moss green denim this time of year. Brings to mind sitting before a warm fire, big comfy sweaters, and of course, hot toddies. (What, you thought we were going to say presents?) Topshop offers them in a variety of colors, though this one is our favorite. Moto Jamie Ultimate Skinny Jeans, $80; available at

Current Elliott, Joe’s Jeans, J Brand

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Colored denim from Current Elliott, Joe’s Jeans, and J Brand

Blue jeans become a serious statement-maker when done in cobalt. Just look at this skinny pair by Current/Elliott—they'll punch up any outfit. The fit is more cigarette style, which we love. (Read: You'll get a bit more breathing room this food-heavy season.) Wear with another bold color for a brighter than bright winter look. The Ankle Skinny Jean, $255; available at

Purple reigns: Violet, eggplant, lavender—in all its forms, this color is a runway staple. And Joe's Jeans does it just right with these plum pants. They're rich, elegant, and just plain chic. The Skinny Colored Jean, $165; available at

Tight without being constricting, these J Brand mid-rise skinnies are just the fit we need right now. The Riviera Blue hue is dark yet still saturated enough to not be mistaken for just any old jeans. Plus, we were getting bored with that standard super-dark wash, weren't you? 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg, $169; available at