The denim scene has been killin’ it for the last few seasons, making unexpected styles a major thing and challenging us to break away from our skinny jean routine. One of the most surprising styles to take closets everywhere by storm? The mom jean. The former fashion faux pas has turned into a straight-up sartorial icon that serves as the building block on which endless street-style-worthy outfits are based. Whether you like yours with patches, raw edges or au natural, this laid-back silhouette is a non-negotiable spring capsule wardrobe essential. Which is seriously good news if you’ve been living in a pair all winter long — let the comfy vibes continue! To usher your tried-and-true pair into the new season, Style Resolutions is serving up three #OOTD-ready getups that put mom jeans front row center. Scroll on to see how we’ll be wearing this ’90s style essential for the office, on a night out and on a lazy weekend.
How to Style Mom Jeans for Work
Take on casual Friday like a boss by flipping the script on acceptable office attire. No denim zone? Think again. A fancy cape top with sophisticated femme flair and tonal heels that exude attitude play down the bottoms’ nonchalant feel for a look that’s ready to power through your to-do list. Skip the statement baubles and dress up your neck with an elegantly arranged silk scarf, then send those get-down-to-business vibes into high gear with turquoise frames and a sleek druzy stone cuff. Skip the traditional blazer and bring in an extra layer of polish with an open, oversized jacket.
Topshop Moto Dark Blue Mom Jeans ($70) + COS Double-Layer Cape Top ($99), H&M Jacquard Weave Jacket ($20), Zara High Heel Wrap Around Sandals ($60), Supra Endura Silk Square Scarf ($49), Cuyana Leather Laptop Sleeve ($125), Warby Parker Laurel Glasses ($95), Vapour Mesmerize Eyeliner ($20), French Connection Druzy Stone Cuff ($45)
How to Style Mom Jeans for a Night Out
You’re all about balance, and your style reflects that — GNO attire included. Bodycons don’t even register on your radar, but mom jeans? Hells to the yeah. Dress ’em up with a lacy crop top that offers a touch of sultry, sassy appeal, then step into a pair of lace-up block heels for a little boost that can totally hold their own as you’re pounding the pavement or breakin’ it down on the dance floor. To keep the lace from feeling too *sweet,* layer on a longline military jacket for a touch of masculine edge. Extras are of the minimalist-chic persuasion, with a twisted ring and turquoise hoops bringing their A-game to your on-the-town ensemble. Complete the look with a holographic bag that slays under strobes and candlelight alike, along with a bit of berry lipstick.
Topshop Moto Dark Blue Mom Jeans ($70) + Zara Lace Top ($26), Warehouse Four Pocket Jacket ($105), ASOS Talk Show Lace Up Sandals ($60), Bauble Bar Bam Bam Drops ($32), Rebecca Minkoff Acorn Twist Ring ($58), Lily Lolo Lipstick ($18), Pauls Boutique Veronica Clutch Bag in Holographic ($99)
How to Style Mom Jeans for the Weekend
Off-duty is where your mom jeans feel most at home, but that doesn’t mean you’re confined to a classic tee-and-jeans routine. Hit up your fave vintage shops or farmers’ markets in a tie-dye tee overlaid with a suede kimono for hot-off-the-runway style. A statement necklace dripping in show-stopping beads is obligatory to bring a bit of wow-factor to the getup, while an of-the-moment bucket bag and slingback kicks nail the whole modern-boho-babe thing. For a bit of glitz, lacquer up nails in a shimmery coat of gold polish.
Topshop Moto Dark Blue Mom Jeans ($70) + Mango Suede Jacket ($270), Madewell Cloud-Dye Tee ($40), Forever21 Faux Leather Bucket Bag ($28), Mango Mixed Bead Necklace ($50), Kelsi Dagger Therese Flats ($145), TenOverTen Nail Polish in 014 Worth ($18)
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