What to Wear With Mom Jeans
There are a couple key styling rules.
You jumped for joy when they made a comeback, or perhaps you're experiencing them for the first time. Either way, we're happy to report the '90s and mom jeans movement is still going strong. Their naturally high-waisted yet still roomy silhouette manages to accent-or create the appearance of-curves, while still allowing some breathing room for eating and letting loose. Plus, we're all just starting to shimmy back into jeans after over a year of wearing exclusively sweatpants, so they might as well be a bit looser, right?
However, unlike skinny jeans that are relatively straightforward to style, there's something about a straight leg and loose fit that feels a bit...intimidating, especially if you're on the shorter side. To give you some inspiration, we've put together a range of sleeveless, long-sleeved, and short-sleeved tops that can be mixed and matched with mom jeans, plus some styling tips along the way (and if you're still looking for a good pair, more denim picks here).
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For a look that's easy and never fails, a sleeveless top with denim and sneakers is an effortless combination for summer. Layer it with a boyfriend blazer for a minimally elevated pairing.
Reformation Lilac Top
Epitomize casual chic in this sweater tank from Reformation. It has a wider neck than the typical halter for accommodating different bra styles and holds its shape without being too snug. We're especially loving the toffee shade for summer months and seasonal transitions.
When it comes to short sleeves with mom jeans, the key is looking for tighter fits (bonus points if it's cropped). If it's not fitted at the bottom, try tucking it into your jeans for a more streamlined look.
Clip Smocked Blouse
Combine two of the season's biggest trends-square necks and smocks-with this puff-sleeved blouse from Loft. The stretchy bodice and elastic along the cuffs make for a custom fit, and all-over embroidering lends another element of design.
The Linen Short-Sleeve Notch Shirt
Getting dressed is a breeze with this linen button-up from Everlane, which comes in three classic shades and can be worn for office or evening. The brand's beloved silk square button-up is another great option for those looking for a sleeker finish.
Sofia Vergara Plus-Size Cap Sleeve Twist-Front Bodysuit
Take your look from day to night with this twist-front bodysuit from Sofia Vergara's fashion collaboration with Walmart, which feels like second skin and pairs well with all of your favorite outerwear (swap in a leather jacket for your blazer come happy hour).
The styling concept for long sleeves are pretty similar-blouses are better tucked in, cardigans are better cropped, and bodysuits are a perennial winner. For cropped tops, always make sure your mom jeans are ultra high-waisted and able to sit comfortably on your hips.
Washable Stretch Silk Blouse
Fashion meets function in this silk blouse from Quince. It has a near-perfect rating for its sophisticated design, comfort, and convenience, and comes in seven shades for avoiding button-up fatigue (the brand also offers a short-sleeve version for warmer weather).
MANGOPOP Women's Crew Neck Long Sleeve T Shirt Bodysuit
This wallet-friendly, cotton bodysuit from Amazon glides on with ease and manages to hug all the right spots (no ironing or steaming required).
Naadam Cashmere Ribbed Cropped Cardigan
Naadam has been making a name for itself by offering luxury fabrics-and especially cashmere-at accessible pricepoints. This cropped cardigan (available in five hues!) offers adequate coverage without concealing your natural mom jean curves.