7 Ways to Style Mom Jeans, According to a Fashion Writer

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I’ve fallen back in love with high-waisted denim. They come in many fits and cuts, but one of the greatest styles of high-waisted denim is the mom jean. Mom’s wear them for a reason, after all. All jokes aside, they are seriously comfortable, roomy in the right places, and more my style than a pair of skinny jeans. They also happen to work for every season, pairing well with a slew of summer tops and cooler weather sweaters. If you're looking for ways to style your high-waisted denim, I've curated 10 outfits you'll want to wear year-round.

With a Ribbed Tank and Loafers

These Bershka jeans come in six colors (I particularly love gray). When paired with a simple strappy ribbed tank, loafers, sunglasses, and a canvas tote (I know you have one), you'll look so cool.

With a Knit Polo and Mary Janes

Levi’s makes these mom jeans in sizes 23-34. I suggest pairing yours with a knit polo and some Mary Janes for a girly-but-not-too-girly ensemble.

With a Ribbed Bra and Sandals

Mom jeans are naturally casual so pair them with a knit bra (or swim top!) to add some oomph. Make them look a touch laid back with some fisherman sandals. I'd finish the look with a pair of hoops. 

With a Crochet and Mules

Mom jeans have so much going on—they're high waist and baggy—so pair yours with a cute crochet top and dainty mule to balance the proportions.

With a Silk Cami and Kitten Heels

Mom jeans, a slinky silk cami, and a kitten heel is another warm-weather-ready outfit option. Round out the look with a chain belt, and you’re ready for a night out.

With a Blazer, Striped Tank, and Sneakers

You can't go wrong with slimmer-fit mom jeans, an oversized blazer, and cool sneakers.

With a Short-Sleeve Jacket and Flats

One of my go-to outfits in the summer is a short sleeve blazer (swap this for a full-length sleeve blazer in cooler months), jeans, and flat shoes. During the summer, I prefer to wear nothing under my blazer but a bra with necklaces. 

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