Trying the colored denim trend? Follow Kate and go red.

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In red skinny jeans, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, played field hockey with the Great Britain Hockey Team last week.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge - or as we formerly knew her, Kate Middleton - was spotted playing field hockey with the Great Britain Hockey Team at Riverside Arena in London’s Olympic Park last week. While we’re rarely disappointed in the Duchess’s fashion choices, we were excited (and a little surprised) that she opted for a pair of faded red skinny jeans to play a game of pickup. Very casual. And very on trend.

Fashionable types are well aware that colored denim is the must-have wardrobe staple of the season, with every hue from marigold to chartreuse to lavender in stores.

But if you were hesitant to try the color trend before, may we suggest investing in a pair of chic Nantucket red skinny jeans or cropped trousers?


Middleton styled her ankle-grazing jeans with a tailored navy school boy blazer and a gray hooded sweatshirt and sneakers. Both were safe, neutral choices that allowed the close-to-coral denim to take center stage.

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Don’t know where to find the perfect pair? Here are some of our suggestions:

Skinny Skinny Ankle Colorpop Jeans in wild poppy, $88 at; Siwy rose skinny jeans in My Place or Yours, $163 at Shopbop. com; Skinny jean in poppy orange, $44.50 at American Eagle Outfitter store locations and

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