The fashion world loves to embrace irony, and right now Mom jeans are the industry’s latest sartorial?paradox. With “soccer mom” associations,?they’sound anything but cool, yet they’re the must-have denims of every member of the fashion front row right now. What they offer, though, is the elongating properties?of a high waist and full-length leg, and the comfort?of a structured, not skinny, fit. Making them look urban rather than suburban is all in the styling. Here’s some inspiration from the stars of the street.
A couple of quirky patches add attitude to these Mom jeans. The pale blue wash could look a little insipid, but it’s given warmth with textures like wool and suede, and definition with black accessories.
There’s nothing suburban about this ensemble. A utilitarian khaki jacket creates a street-wise look, while the bra top adds an athleisure undertone, which is so on-trend for this season. Reimagine this?look by trading the bra top for?a corset-style top and wearing it over?a boyish shirt.
I love how the below outfit has been styled. The chunky heeled loafers and metallic top bring a real shot of glamour to the denim, plus I prefer the darker wash of these jeans.
The centre seam of these denims add to their elongating properties. The elaborate sleeves make a really strong fashion statement too.