Jeans is surely the most comfortable, reliable, and best-looking piece of clothing in your wardrobe. Coloured jeans are a great alternative to your usual blue pair and can be dressed up or dressed down to suit the occasion. This means that, when the time comes to buy a new pair of jeans, make sure to have a pair of coloured jeans in your wardrobe.

As they can be worn as a smart pair to work at office as Friday dressing and is cool to hang out with the friends around the local club. A pair of good coloured jeans is a definite essential this season to break the clutter. Along with the pastel shades of yellow, khaki, baby blue and mauve the shades of wine, plum, rust, burnt orange, and deep green are the substitutes of indigo.

The key to buying jeans is to try it on. Although denim is one fabric, the way it is made and the weight plays a large part in how the jeans feel. Also, taking time to check the quality, size, detail and finish will pay off in the end.

Good fit: When buying jeans, the first and most important tip is to make a note of your waist size and trouser inseam length. A good jeans should fit securely around your waist, while providing enough ease for you to move around easily in. This is really something you’ll realise when you slip them on.

Colour: Colour plays the key role in this product and selecting the right colour is of most importance.

What to pair it with, whether a shirt, polo t-shirt or a casual tee and what will be the occasion — work/office, casual and street, or any other occasion are the questions one needs to answer while looking for colour.

Also while selecting the colour, body type and what looks good should be given consideration.

Style: When you choose to buy a pair of coloured jeans, it isn’t just about fit. It’s also about how the product looks and feels aesthetically.

Design and styling plays an important role here. Sometimes classics with minimal details are the best bet.

Quality: To ensure you don’t waste money, make sure you take a good look at the quality of the jeans you are considering to buy.

Check for any uneven and patchy dye stain. You want to look at the seams, pockets, zips and buttons to make sure they are well made and will last a good few years.

Fabric content: The fabric composition is a must to check while buying a pair of coloured jeans. As jeans is a fitted garment and is close to the skin for long hours of the day, it is recommended to buy a product with high cotton percentage.

Weight of jeans: Depending on the season and personal choice you can choose the weight of your coloured jeans.

Typically there are three weights in denim- light weight (under 11 Oz) which is ideal weight for summer , medium weight ( between 11-14 Oz) versatile and evergreen weight for jeans and heavy weight (above 14 Oz) ideal for winters and high durability jeans.

Fly closure: While trying a pair of jeans, one should always check the fly closure, if it is a zipper or button closure. Zipper is easier to operate and hassle free while there are chances of its malfunction. Buttons are more durable as fasteners but are difficult to close and open on frequent basis.

It is a personal choice, and should be taken into consideration while picking your favourite pair of coloured jeans. Before buying, ensure the fit you are buying is right and suits your body type. The rows of jeans on display may be daunting at first, but if you narrow them down to your favourite colour, fit and finish, you’ll end up with a good selection to choose from.

The writer is design head, Spykar lifestyle Pvt Ltd