For years, I steered clear of light-wash, high-waisted, tapered jeans (also known as Mom jeans). In fact, I helped my mom ditch that style for a more modern, dark-wash, bootcut version.
I still don’t want pleated jeans, and a tapered ankle with extra fabric in the hip isn’t the most flattering cut; however, I’m digging the light wash for summer–and the bit of lycra in this pair is comfortable, as is the higher waist.
I bought these at Goodwill–intentionally! I was reading a fellow Seattle blogger’s post about the benefits of mom jeans and thought I’d look for something with the butt-lifting properties she wrote about.
The key here, I think, is that I am not wearing a quilted cat-themed vest. Ha! No, the key is cuffing the pants, throwing on some heels, and making the look carefree and fun.
I chose sky-high platform wedges in a fun blue faux-suede.
Would you try mom jeans, version II: The remix?
I’m linking up with Visible monday today. Check out what the others are wearing.
9 responses to “Embracing Mom Jeans”
These jeans don’t look Mom at all to me – you look fabulous! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, and thanks for the jean tips (and no quilted cat vest for me : > )
Thank you! The cat vest is mainly a note for me 🙂 I love cats but don’t want to look like an SNL character! But I won’t judge if it’s your thing!
This post is great! You picked the perfect pair for your butt haha. Thanks for the link 😉
It’s funny we both have had the same relationship with birkenstocks! So wishy-washy. They are amazingly comfortable, so I think I’ll keep mine around even if this latest trend isn’t very long winded.
Thank you for the great tips! I never would have tried mom jeans.
I hope you do keep your Birkenstocks, either to wear in a non-fashiony way, or to save for the next time they come back (and like everything else, they will 🙂 )
Yup, it’s all in the wearing! You look pretty contemporary-spiffy, and charmingly beautiful as always.And really, having legs like yours doesn’t hurt at all! Given who your mom is, it’s a challenge to “wear her jeans” … she still rocks denim like nobody’s business!
Thank you sweetie! ♥
Excellent point! I’d be happy to raid my mom’s wardrobe. She’s always loved fashion and helped me hone my style.
They don’t look like the mom jeans you made me get rid of. Yours are fantastic; I need a pair like that. Also, moms used to tuck their tops and shirts into them and since they went up to the waist, it made our rear ends look huge. 😦 I like how you wear your top over the jeans and have folded up the cuff, so stylish with platforms. ♥
You’re right. These are the good kind 🙂 The term “mom” jeans isn’t really accurate. I wore them too in my university days. I think sometimes moms who don’t watch how styles evolve, keep their clothes past when they are “in.” But anyone can be guilty of that! For a classic cut, that’s fine, but like you said, with a tucked in top the proportions are all off!