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9 Perfect Ways to Wear Your Favourite Mom Jeans

There are a few jeans styles that, no matter what the denim trends are, plenty of people will keep in their wardrobes. Skinny jeans are one style (even if we don’t see so many people wearing them right now), and I’d argue that mom jeans are another. The style, which is a throwback ’80s style, is high-waisted with a looser fit around the thighs and then slightly tapered at the bottom.

Of course, plenty of brands and designers have interpreted this look in their own way, and there are many jeans that are classed as “mom” which are high-waisted with slightly straighter legs. But I digress. If you’re a fan of this jeans style (and I’d say nearly everyone is these days), then have I got the gallery of outfit inspiration for you below. 

From spring-ready looks of jeans and a nice top to a more wintry vibe (because spring is taking its time!), there are nine looks below, which will mean you’ll never tire of your mom jeans. Get ready, then, for plenty of outfit ideas that will keep your denim feeling fresh but also make you want to wear your jeans for as long as possible. Keep scrolling for more. 

1. TEDDY TEXTURES

how to wear mom jeans: chunky loafers and mom jeans

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@emmanuellek_

Style Notes: A pair of chunky loafers with a teddy-bear coat is the ideal transitional look. 

H&M Faux Fur Coat
H&M
Faux Fur Coat
£140
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An incredible high-street find. 

Isabel Marant, Étoile Corsyj High-Rise Carrot Jeans
Isabel Marant Étoile
Corsyj High-Rise Carrot Jeans
£195
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The sleek way to do acid-wash. 

2. CLASSIC KICKS

how to wear mom jeans: a long coat and mom jeans with vintage trainers

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@shotfromthestreet

Style Notes: Want to pair your jeans with sneakers? Opt for something vintage-looking. 

& Other Stories Keeper Cut Cropped Jeans
& Other Stories
Keeper Cut Cropped Jeans
£65
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Our editors really rate these jeans. 

Adidas Originals Forum Bold Trainers in Triple White
Adidas Originals
Forum Bold Trainers in Triple White
£85
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Trainers don’t come more classic than Adidas. 

3. MINIMALISTIC BOOTS

how to wear mom jeans: a grey coat with black boots makes a super chic minimalist look

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@taniceelizabeth

Style Notes: These jeans also look fabulous with ankle boots. Add a black top and grey coat for a minimalist look. 

Zara Z1975 Mom Jeans
Zara
Z1975 Mom Jeans
£28
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The combination of black leather and bleach denim always looks cool. 

Prada Leather Ankle Boots
Prada
Leather Ankle Boots
£740
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The angled heel on these boots feels very on-trend. 

4. BASIC TOPS

how to wear mom jeans: loose-fitting mom jeans and a halterneck is such a fun summer look

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@champagnemani

Style Notes: This outfit says warm weather to me. Strappy heels and a halter-neck with mom jeans are exactly what I want to wear this coming summer. 

Weekday Amity Halter Top
Weekday
Amity Halter Top
£12
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Ideal for wearing with everything from leather skirts to, yes, mom jeans. 

H&M+ Mom High Ankle Jeans
H&M+
Mom High Ankle Jeans
£25
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These come in so many colour ways. 

5. BRIGHT CHECKS

how to wear mom jeans: camille charriere in a miu miu jacket and mom jeans

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@camillecharriere

Style Notes: Then again, if you’re still looking for ways to make your mom jeans feel fun, then adding a colourful jacket makes all the difference. 

Weekday Tower Check Overshirt
Weekday
Tower Check Overshirt
£45
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Tick off one of the season’s biggest colour trends—grass green. 

Agolde '90s Organic High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans
Agolde
’90s Organic High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans
£230
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Black jeans look just as sleek as classic blue. 

6. SIMPLE SHACKETS

how to wear mom jeans: franny fyne wearing a pair of blue mom jeans and a white shacket

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@frannfyne

Style Notes: We’ve never met a shacket we didn’t love. Here, you can go for the spring vibe by adding socks to your sandals and giving your mom jeans turn-ups. 

H&M Oversized Wool Blend Workwear Shirt
H&M
Oversized Wool Blend Workwear Shirt
£40
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This jacket has a subtle bouclé texture that looks so expensive. 

Ebay Long Tall Sally Blue Mom Jeans
Ebay
Long Tall Sally Blue Mom Jeans
£52
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From the fit to the colour, these jeans are perfect in my eyes. 

7. STATEMENT OUTERWEAR

how to wear mom jeans: tanya burr wearing mom jeans with a statement coat

Photo:

@tanyaburr

Style Notes: A long statement coat over jeans is always going to bring the wow factor. 

& Other Stories Recycled Contrast Faux Fur Belted Coat in Black
& Other Stories
Recycled Contrast Faux Fur Belted Coat in Black
£165
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I’ve had my eye on this coat for months. 

Weekday Rowe Extra High Straight Jeans
Weekday
Rowe Extra High Straight Jeans
£40
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Jeans with just the right amount of slouch. 

8. SOMETHING LEATHER

how to wear mom jeans: make your mom jeans uber chic with the addition of high heels and a vinyl coat

Photo:

@darjabarannik

Style Notes: Add high heels, a vinyl jacket and a clutch bag, and you’ve got yourself one chic outfit. (We just need somewhere to wear it now.) 

Karen Millen Curve Leather Trench Coat
Karen Millen
Curve Leather Trench Coat
£524
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If you can, opt for real leather that’ll last a lifetime. 

Mango Mom Elastic Jeans
Mango
Mom Elastic Jeans
£36
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The elastic on these jeans ensures a comfier wear. 

9. EASY STAPLES

how to wear mom jeans: the ultimate weekend mom jeans look with loose-fit trousers and a pair of dad sneakers

Photo:

@_jeanettemadsen_

Style Notes: Say hello to your ultimate weekend look. Opt for the loosest-fitting jeans you have, and pair them with sporty trainers. 

Agolde Criss Cross Upsized Distressed High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans
Agolde
Criss Cross Upsized Distressed High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans
£235
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These jeans are an influencer favourite. 

New Balance 725 Trainers
New Balance
725 Trainers
£100
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This year’s most in-demand trainers. 

Next up: The Biggest Spring/Summer 2022 Fashion Trends to Know 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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