How to Wear Mom Jeans

In case you haven’t noticed, mom jeans aren’t going anywhere. The 90s favourite are an easy wardrobe update that can change the whole vibe of your outfit. If you haven’t done it already, it’s time to swap out your skinnies for a straight leg. Here’s how to wear mom jeans for every occasion, courtesy of some of our #babesofmissguided:

1. With a bodysuit

Mom jeans with white bodysuit

Now we all know one of the most irritating situations to ever happen is when your top just won’t stay tucked into your jeans. Ok, so we might be exaggerating slightly, but it is pretty annoying. But don’t worry, a bodysuit will answer all your prayers. You can afford to go for strappy, skintight, or plunging bodysuits, because of the contrast with the looser fitting mom jeans. You could even go backless if you’re feeling ready to dare to bare. Perfect if you’ve got a day to night thing in your diary.

2. With a crop top

Mom jeans with purple corset hat and top

If you wanna show off a little middle, then there’s no better way than teaming a crop top with mom jeans. The high waisted style of mom jeans is super flattering on all shapes, no matter how self-conscious you are. Go casual with a t-shirt style crop, or add a little feminine edge to your outfit with a corset or satin cami.

3. With a sweatshirt

Mom jeans wit oversized sweater and coat

It’s official, it’s f*cking FREEZING outside. Throwing on a cool printed sweatshirt over your mom jeans is the perfect outfit for lazy Sundays, hungover 9am lectures, or just popping to the shops now the mercury has dropped. The bigger the better with your sweatshirt. Don’t forget, oversized is IN. Finish off the look with an oversized trench and chunky boots, for the perfect cosy casual mom jeans outfit.

4. With a shirt

Polka dot shirt

Asking yourself how to wear mom jeans for work? Maybe your office has dress-down Fridays, or maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who can wear jeans in the office 9-5 Monday to Friday. Either way, add a pair of mom jeans to your workwear wardrobe, for a cool-girl approach to what to wear to work. Smarten up the look by wearing your jeans with a crisp, white shirt, or opt for a bold statement print. – FYI satin styles are everywhere this year and add a little dressy edge to your outfit.

5. With your underwear (yes, really)…

Mom jeans with red lingerie top

What’s the point in having all this fire underwear if barely anybody gets to see it? Well, rejoice, because underwear as outerwear is in and looks great with the humble mom jean. The contrast between a revealing, lacy bralet and mom jeans keeps the look on the right side of classy. Bare your midriff if you choose, or wear yours with a structured corset. Throw on some heels and you’re BNO ready. You can even make this style slightly more daytime appropriate by throwing on a bomber jacket for chilled out vibes.

6. With double denim

Double denim, jeans and jacket

Why embrace a decade half-heartedly? Go full 90s, and embrace double denim with your mom jeans, like you’re Britney and Justin combined. Go for a teeny tiny crop top under your jacket to flash some skin and team with a pair of cool chunky boots and beanie hat for the understated cool-girl look.

7. With animal print

Cow print jacket

If you are looking for the perfect partner to your animal print top, congratulations, you’ve just done it. The effortless slouchy fit of a mom jean means that you can add as many bold prints as you like. Don’t be afraid to play around with leopard, snake or even cow prints. Add a pair of trainers for your daytime thing or swap them out for a pair of strappy sandals when it comes to night.

8. With leather

Mom jeans with biker jacket and t shirt

That’s fine babe, we’ve got you. Toughen up your look with leather. A cropped leather jacket is a surefire way to give any outfit a cool-girl edge. Try breaking the look up a bit with a band tee or slogan top. Finish it off with trainers or boots for a dressed down vibe perfect for daytime chilling. Or nail your night out look by throwing on a bralet and some strappy barely-there heels along with your mom jeans and leather jacket – And you’re ready to dance the night away.

9. With Feminine Flair

Jeans and white floral top

Want to know how to wear mom jeans and still look super girly? Don’t worry, there’s an outfit for that too – It just requires you to pick your top carefully. Go for feminine silhouettes – So look for ruffles, peplums, and texture. The pattern and colour are very important too. Anything floral is obvious and will look majorly cute with mom jeans, although other patterns like stars work well too. Pick colours that complement the denim. If your jeans are dark, then go for bright colours or white. If you’ve gone for light denim, then pastels will work beautifully.

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