Colored jeans have transitioned from sherbet pastels to hues you actually want to wear. The new fall-friendly tones – earthy grays, dark greens, and browns – are easy to pull off and more interesting than dark denim. Why? Many eschew the conventional method of manufacturing garments from pre-dyed fabric, and are, instead, dyed after they're constructed. The resulting jeans are so inky and soft, you'll want to wear them out of the store – unlike the raw three-year-old jeans you're still trying to break in. Look for jeans with a slim, straight cut; the brighter the pants, the more neutral your shirt should be. Last, match your shoes: Pair boots with military-green jeans, or brogues with something vibrant.
Gap 1969 Slim in Red
Wear these soft denim-washed fine-wale cotton pants on the weekend (in place of your favorite khaki-colored chinos) with an oxford and a pair of shades. [$60; gap.com]