Some people define the mom jeans as high-waisted jeans. I would go a little further and say that mom jeans are usually sky blue and a little loose in the thigh area. I think the name speaks for itself as the jeans really have a ‘mother’ feel to them. Still, these jeans aren’t just for moms. I know many people think that low waist jeans look trendier, but mom jeans definitely have a place in your casual outfits. In this blog post, I will explore with you some of the best ways to wear mom jeans in style.
Mom jeans with black long sleeve slim fit sweater
Some people say the downside of mom jeans is that they make your waist look short. Like many things in life, being weekly is often a strength too. For some people, especially those with relatively narrow shoulders, they actually look better if you visually elevate your waist with high-waisted pants. With seemingly longer legs, you achieve a better body ratio. I’m not saying that everyone belongs to this group of people, but that you really have to try them on to see if high-waisted pants actually make you look better. This outfit is perfect for testing if you belong in the group. For the top, wear a black long-sleeved slim-fit sweater with mom jeans and ballet flats.
Wear it with a white vest top and a black leather jacket
Another way to look good with mom jeans is to throw on the top and wear a slightly oversized jacket over it. For example, you can wear a white vest top and tuck it into your mom jeans. Wear a black leather jacket with this outfit to balance the other pieces.
Wear with White Vest Top & Striped Boyfriend Shirt
Based on the previous outfit idea of wearing something oversized over a tucked top, instead of the leather jacket, you can wear a friend’s striped shirt as the top layer. Complete the outfit with sneakers. With similar use of layers, the outfit has a much softer tone and girl-next-door style.
Wear it with a black knit sweater and a gray wool coat
This outfit shows that mom jeans also look great with a long coat. The outfit consists of a black knit sweater, a long gray wool coat, mom jeans and ankle boots. I can see it as a nice outfit for fall and winter. In this outfit, you can see how mom jeans can make you look taller if you match them with the right pieces.
Black vest top and gray longline cardigan
For summer and spring, when a long wool coat is not suitable, you can wear a long cardigan. You can wear a black vest top with a gray cardigan, mom jeans and heels.
Mom Jeans & Gray Knit Bodycon Sweater
For a minimal look, pair a gray slim-fit cable sweater with cuffed mom jeans and canvas sneakers. If you want to see more outfit ideas for similar shoes, read our blog post on wearing canvas shoes.
Wear with a white button-up shirt
This is a light blue and white refreshing look that you can wear casually. If you’re wondering if you can wear mom jeans with a white button down shirt, you bet. The somewhat uncomfortable body ratio can be remedied by cuffs on the jeans. Wear white sneakers to complete this minimal look.
Mom jeans with cream sweater and gray wool coat
This outfit is a great example of how to wear mom jean shorts in winter. Wear a cream knit sweater for the top. Wear cropped mom jeans with booties for the buttocks. Wear a gray long wool coat to complete this classy and warm outfit.
Vertical Striped White Blouse & Mom Jeans
In the previous example, you can see how the high-waisted, cropped jeans and heels make you look taller by visually moving your waist up and also showing a few inches of skin around the ankle area. This outfit is further proof of the trick. Just wear a white blouse, in this case one with vertical stripes, with short mom jeans and black heels. Imagine this outfit with typical low-waisted skinny jeans. Visually, the length of your legs is not the same.
Wear it with a white printed t-shirt and a long cardigan
This outfit makes for a maxi cardigan with style. The long cardigan gives the look a lot of character. You can pair it with a white t-shirt, mom short jeans and black loafers.
Wear it with a black sweater and a brown wool coat
For a beautiful and elegant look, you can wear a high-necked black sweater with mom jeans, a brown wool coat and leather ankle boots. Wear a statement belt for added character and some space between the top and jeans.
Wear an off the shoulder white blouse and a leather jacket
Since mom jeans are usually sky blue, it’s logical to think they’d look amazing with a white top. To demonstrate this, simply wear an off-the-shoulder white blouse with mom jeans. Make it fun by wearing a red or brown leather jacket and matching ballet flats.
Mom jeans with white crop top and black leather jacket
Skirts and pants with a high waist usually look good with crop tops. This also applies to mom jeans. You can wear the jeans with a white crop top, black leather jacket and black sneakers.
So, here are some of my favorite ways to wear mom jeans. I’m pretty sure those of you who don’t think mom jeans are cool should realize by now that you do a lot with mom jeans. Maybe the name makes more sense once you realize your mom is really cool in the right situation, just like mom jeans.