12 Different Ways To Style Mom Jeans

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I don’t know about you guys, but I’m absolutely loving the re-emergence of all things ’90s fashion.

Maybe it’s because I’ve been watching too much Friends (anyone else obsessed with Rachel’s style?), or perhaps it’s just that I’m a ’90s baby, but I’m not complaining about glossy lips, scrunchies, cute fanny packs, and my personal favourite ’90s trend, mom jeans!

Yup, you read that correctly: straight leg, loosely-fitted denim is back in style, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

If you’re not sure how to rock this fresh twist on a ’90s trend, no worries, I’ve got all the inspiration for you today. Because, trust me, once you start wearing mom jeans, you’re never going to want to go back.


12 Ways To Style Mom Jeans

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1. Style your mom jeans with white sneakers + a basic tee

how to style mom jeans

Image via Her Campus

If you’re looking for a look that’s easy and never fails, a white tee, denim, and sneakers always works (Converse are my fav sneaker for comfort and price).

Throw trendy mom jeans into the mix, and this will quickly become your new go-to uniform.

2. Wear mom jeans with booties + a knit sweater

how to wear mom jeans

No doubt about it: Mom jeans always look good with booties. Throw a knit sweater on top of that, and you’re golden.

These particular mom jeans are from Free People, and I found them on sale (!!!) for $49 (down from $98). Snatch them up while you still can!

If you’re looking for a pair that’s more of a traditional indigo wash, I also came across these ones. They’re not on sale, but I absolutely love how they look with a simple sweater and some booties as well. Plus, how cute is that raw hem? Love!

how to style mom jeans

3. Try some distressed mom jeans + a leather jacket

Image via Feel Wunderbar

For those of you who like your distressed denim, you’ll be happy to hear we’re seeing a major re-emergence of it this season.

And hey, now you can get your distressed denim in the super trendy mom jeans style.

Not a bad combo for an edgy and cool look.

4. How to wear mom jeans with a crop top

how to wear mom jeans with a crop top

Personally, I’m all for a good crop top. Having said that, rocking a crop top can either be a hit or a miss.

Either it looks cute and casual, or it ends up leaving me tugging at my clothing, hoping to conceal any unwanted to skin.

To avoid this, always make sure your mom jeans are ultra high-waisted and are able to sit comfortably on your hips. If your mom jeans are sliding down, you’re either going to constantly be tugging at your crop top, or pulling up your jeans. Neither one of these is a great option. This pair (shown above) from Reformation fits the bill on both those criteria.

As for your crop top, look for something that sits relatively close to the waistline of your jeans, almost touching (like this). Trust me, once you start moving around, your top is going to shift and ride up, exposing more skin. If you’re wearing something that’s super cropped, you’ll likely be uncomfortable.

Having said that, you can also go for this crop top style with your mom jeans…

mom jeans with a crop top

With this crop top style, the fit is looser, minimizing riding up, making it much more comfortable to wear. You can check out these mom jeans here and a similar crop top here.

Either way, though, both crop top styles look great with mom jeans.



5. Rock mom jeans with a cool button-up + loafers

Casual mom jeans outfit

Image via Badlands Journals

For an ultra chic look, you have to pick up some loafers (these ones are only $25!) and a white button down. Seriously, this is the ultimate “cool girl” look, and it’s perfect for those days where you want to look trendy and stylish, but you’re also hoping to give off a casual vibe.

6. Style mom jeans with a chic blazer

Mom jeans

Image via Collage Vintage

Adding a blazer to your mom jeans will never fail you. Not only does it add a level of sophistication to a look, but it also makes your outfit feel even more ’90s if you have a structured blazer on hand.

7. Wear your mom jeans with a belt

how to style mom jeans

I use to never like wearing belts, but these days I find that throwing on a belt is a super easy way to give my outfit an extra layer of style. Plus, belts are great for high-waisted jeans since they help accentuate the smallest part of the body (your waist).

If you like this particular pair of mom jeans, you can pick them up for under $60 at Urban Outfitters

8. Mom jeans with a bodysuit is never a bad idea

mom jeans with a bodysuit

Image via Everyday Pursuits

I’m obsessed with bodysuits, especially for high-waisted jeans.

You don’t have to worry about your shirt coming untucked. Plus it adds that seamless look that’s super flattering.


9. How to style mom jeans with boots

how to wear mom jeans with boots

Image via The Anna Edit

I love a good sneaker with mom jeans for a casual look, but if you want to go a touch above a basic sneaker, but you’re not necessarily looking for a stiletto, a boot is a great option.

More specifically, I find that boots look great with mom jeans when you can either see just a tiny hint of ankle, or nothing at all. This keeps the outfit looking seamless and chic.

Anna from The Anna Edit (one of my favourite bloggers of all time) consistently rocks this style like an absolute pro.

10. How to style mom jeans for curvy ladies

how to style mom jeans curvy

Image via Sassy Red Lipstick

If you’re a curvy lady and you’re thinking you could never pull off mom jeans, think again!

You can absolutely rock a mom jean, and Sarah from Sassy Red Lipstick (shown above) is proof of it.

In fact, as someone who does have wide hips and a booty, I find that any type of denim style that is high-waisted is the most flattering for me.

11. Mom jeans outfit with a tank top for summer

Mom jeans from friends

Image via We Heart It

I couldn’t resist a classic Friends pic to demonstrate how great mom jeans can look.

Plus hey, with a lighter wash and a spaghetti strap top, you can even rock this look on a hot summer day.

12. Mom jeans + a graphic tee always makes for a cool look

how to style mom jeans

Image via Collage Vintage

And last but not least, for a cool and edgy style, a graphic tee is the perfect option. Not only is it cool and casual, but it’s also so easy to wear and fits nice and loose for hot summer days.


So ladies, do you see mom jeans in your near future?

I know they can seem quite different than your usual skinny jeans, but if you’re someone who likes to consistently change up her look, I think you’re going to love this new way to rock your denim.

Give it a try, and let me know how it goes.

And oh, if you found inspiration in this post and want to share it/save it for later, feel free to pin this image on Pinterest 🙂

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