How to Style Mom Jeans

The beauty of the mom jean silhouette lies precisely in its versatility and timelessness, while also being a little bit old-school and casually elegant. There’s nothing wrong with a pair of jeans that are comfy, flattering, and easy to wear with almost anything. Check out these fashion ideas for mom jeans. 

  1. Go for a sleek top. 

Mom jeans aren’t sleek, fitting, or even remotely resembling your favorite pair of skinnies. That’s what we like about them, but it’s also why this jean style has a terrible rep. Mom jeans have a relaxed fit, a loose crotch, and a tapered leg. When you combine all of that with an ill-fitting or stained shirt, the look falls flat. 

Choose something sleeker on top to balance out the volume of your mom jeans. If your jeans are really baggy, a bodysuit is a good option. Alternatively, try a form-fitting top with heels. 

  1. Trim the top. 

There’s no need to hide your jeans because they’re high rise and a little different from what you’d ordinarily wear. Pair them with a crop top to show off this relaxed silhouette. It’s a terrific option for a casual summer day – all you need is a pair of strappy sandals to finish the look. 

  1. Add a blazer. 

Mom jeans look great with both structured and relaxed outfits. A crisp, impeccably fitted blazer is a sensible choice for cropped mom jeans – it creates a lean, defined, and balanced silhouette, as @msjoystar demonstrates. A pair of high heels completes the ensemble flawlessly. 

  1. Add some leather to the mix. 

Mom jeans aren’t exactly known for being edgy, so a little rough-and-tumble is a good thing. A cropped leather jacket adds just the right amount of toughness to the ensemble. Then you can add anything below to adjust the tone of the ensemble – a striped top is a wonderful way to soften it a little. 

  1. Put on a sweatshirt. 

Just because you’re not on duty doesn’t mean you have to put on your yoga clothes again. If you’re going out for a few minutes, a pair of mom jeans is a fun alternative that will keep you warm. All you need is a lightweight sweatshirt and a pair of sporty canvas sneakers to complete this casual look. 

With a few exceptions, this ensemble works brilliantly. The sweatshirt must be your size — not a men’s XXL — and it must have a logo. Tuck it in if the top is long and your waist disappears. Finally, keep your hair and makeup neat. All you need is a neat ponytail and bright red lips.

Find some great mom jeans from Zara.

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