Things we learned from this season’s New York Fashion Week: white, pointy toed patent leather boots are in. Newsboy caps are in. Checked, menswear-inspired suits are in. And, still, mom jeans are super in. What exactly is a mom jean? I’m sure most of us have an idea, but they can be easily mixed in with the many types of jeans floating around right now. Mom jeans are extremely high waisted, tapered in the leg, and decidedly a bit frumpy. They hug the hips perfectly and are more relaxed than a classic skinny jean. They’re reminiscent of the ’80s and ’90s — think Monica in Friends relaxing at home in her huge West Village apartment. They go perfectly with a big statement belt and, the best part, essentially anything else.
Part of the lure of mom jeans is that they’re easily dressed up or down. Add a blazer, a sharp white tee, a pair of heels and a beaded clutch and you’ve got a business dinner outfit. Or, pair with a gorgeous blouse, low-heeled shoes and a cap like Krystal does here, and you’re ready to fashionably jaunt about town. Personally, I love the mom jean with a faded band t-shirt, that infamous double-G belt, and a pair of Vans. It’s got that laid-back, cool-girl-on-a-Sunday feel.
What’s your favorite way to style mom jeans? Check out my favorite picks below and let me know what you think!