Your Mom Jeans Are Not Boring: Here’s How to Style Them

by Gizelle Dsouza
Your Mom Jeans Are Not Boring: Here’s How to Style Them

Right out of the 90s, mom jeans are reigning high in 2023. These jeans are usually high-waisted, fit snugly at the thigh, and tapered at the bottom. While they were considered uncool for a while — hence the name “mom jeans” — these denim pants have made a comeback. A long list of celebs have been spotted wearing them, including Bella Hadid, Selena Gomez, Kendal Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Priyanka Chopra, Hailey Bieber, and many, many more.

1. Comfort Pro Max

If being comfy is your goal, this is the look for you. It is the ultimate cosy outfit that still helps you look put together and stylish. Hailey Bieber can be seen wearing mom jeans, a white cropped top with a raw hem, and black sunglasses. You can switch the crop top with a t-shirt, too. She accessorises with a layered necklace and gold hoops, and the statement piece is an oversized blazer, taking the comfy level higher than ever.

You can easily recreate this look or make it your own in multiple ways by accessorising differently.

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2. Everyday Essentials

Whether you are stepping out for groceries or heading to the office, your trusted pair of mom jeans is the wardrobe staple that will never disappoint. Priyanka Chopra proves this with her outfit, which features a variation of mom jeans – with an asymmetrical waistband. She pairs it with a muted floral shirt, white heels, and sunglasses (a cute dog is optional!).

You can also pair your formal shirts or tops with mom jeans. You can elevate the look with heels or add a fun twist with colour-blocked sneakers. Style your hair in a high ponytail or a slick-black updo for an elevated look.

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3. Sweater Weather

While our sweaters are hidden away for most of the year, Bella Hadid shows that it doesn’t have to stay that way. With just one button fastened on top, the supermodel goes for an edgy look. She completes the cardigan-with-mom-jeans outfit with black boots and an animal-print belt.

If you are not comfortable with leaving your sweater unbuttoned, you can recreate this look with a camisole inside. You can also go for chunky knit sweaters for the ultimate cosy girl aesthetic. Your jeans will be the perfect companion for bright-coloured sweaters, letting them be the focus while keeping you warm.

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4. Out on the Town

We know this blog has so far focused on comfy and cosy factors, but that stops here. We have some glam options, too. Kourtney Kardashian rocks the mom jeans trend by folding up the hem, pairing them with a black top with romantic sleeves, black sunglasses, and stunning gold jewellery.

You can go for a similar look with any of your favourite party tops and chunky jewellery. Turn up the heat with a sheer top or bodysuit with cutouts. We love black heels but, circling back to the comfort factor, you can even wear cute flats for an evening look.

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5. Doubling Down on the 90s Nostalgia

If you love Chandler’s loose-fitting shirts and Rachel’s chic looks from FRIENDS, then this is for you. For the ultimate retro vibe, pair your mom jeans with a vintage-looking shirt – brownie points if you can thrift an actual vintage piece! Style your baggy mom jeans with a loose-fitted shirt cinched at the waist with a belt to add shape.

Get a multicoloured shirt or one with patterns for the ultimate 90s feel. For a bohemian take on this style, you can go for a crop top and a loose-fitted shrug.

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6. Desi Girl, But Cooler

Ace the indo-western aesthetic by pairing denim with a kurta featuring intricate work. This is a great way to utilise something from your closet and still be on trend. Go for short or long kurtas that are fitted on the top to compliment the baggy jeans.

Sheer kurtas, like chikankari ones, are also a great way to add a modern touch to this look. Kurtis with high slits makes for a great option, too. Channel your inner desi girl by styling the outfit with kolhapuri sandals and jhumkas.

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It may sound cliché but the most important thing to remember when styling mom jeans is to have fun! These jeans are the perfect base to build multiple outfits on, and you can experiment with different tops and accessories to make this trend your own. We hope you got the inspo you were looking for to start flaunting your mom jeans!

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