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.
Paige Federal in Backwoods
Twenty percent of each pair is woven with recycled yarns. So these overdyed jeans aren't just green in color, they're, well, . . . green. [$199; paigeusa.com]