What to Wear with Mom Jeans: 15 Best Outfit Ideas

Some people define the mom jeans as high waisted jeans. I would go a little further by saying that the mom jeans are typically in sky blue and are slightly loose fit around the thigh area. I think the name speaks for itself as the jeans really have that “mom” feel. Having said that, these jeans are not really for moms only. I know that many people believe that low waisted jeans look trendier but the mom jeans definitely has a place for your casual outfits. In this blog post, I am going to explore with you some of the best ways to wear mom jeans in a stylish fashion.

Mom Jeans with Black Long Sleeve Slim Fit Sweater


Some people that the disadvantage of mom jeans is that they make your waist look short. Like many things in life, the weekness is often also the strength. For some people, especially those that have relative narrow shoulders, they actually look better when you visually move up your waistline by wearing high waisted pants. They achieve a better body proportion with seemingly longer legs. Not saying that everyone belongs to that group of people, I am saying that you really have to try them on to see whether you actually look better with high waisted pants. This outfit is a perfect one to test whether you belongs to the group. For the top, wear a black, long sleeve, slim fit sweater with with mom jeans and ballet heels.

Wear with White Vest Top & Black Leather Jacket

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Another way to look good wearing the mom jeans is to tuck in your top and wear a slightly oversized jacket over your top. For example, you can a wear white vest top and tuck it in your mom jeans. Wear a black leather jacket with the outfit to balance out the other pieces.

Wear with White Vest Top & Striped Boyfriend Shirt

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Borrowing from the previous outfit idea in terms of wearing something oversized over a tucked-in top, instead of the leather jacket, you can wear a boyfriend striped shirt as the top layer. Complete the outfit with sneakers. With similar use of layerings, the outfit has a much softer tone and has a girl-next-door style.

Wear with Black Knit Sweater & Grey Wool Coat

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This outfit demonstrates that mom jeans look good too with a long coat. The outfit consists of a black knit sweater, a long grey wool coat, mom jeans and ankle boots. I can see it as a beautiful outfit for the fall and the winter. You can see in this outfit how mom jeans can make you look taller when put together with the right pieces.

Black Vest Top & Grey Longline Cardigan

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For the summer and the spring when a long wool coat is not suitable, you can wear a longline cardigan. You can wear a black vest top with a grey cardigan, mom jeans and heels.

Mom Jeans & Grey Form Fitting Knit Sweater

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For a minimal look, simply wear a grey slim fit knit sweater with cuffed mom jeans and canvas sneakers. If you are interested in seeing more outfit ideas of similar shoes, check out our blog post on how to wear canvas shoes.

Wear with White Button Up Shirt

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This is a light blue and white refreshing look that you can wear casually. If you wonder whether you can wear mom jeans with a white button up shirt, you bet. The slightly awkward body proportion can be fixed by cuffing your jeans. Wear white sneakers to complete this minimal look.

Mom Jeans with Cream Sweater & Grey Wool Coat

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This outfit is a good example of how to wear cropped mom jeans when wintertime comes. For the top, wear a cream knit sweater. For the bottom, wear cropped mom jeans with ankle boots. Wear a grey long wool coat to complete this elegant and warm outfit.

Vertical Striped White Blouse & Mom Jeans

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From the previous example, you can sort of see how the high waisted cropped jeans and heels can make you look taller by visually moving up your waistline and also showing a few inches of skin around the ankle area. This outfit is another proof of the trick. Simply wear a white blouse, in this case one that has vertical stripes, with cropped mom jeans and black heels. Imagine this outfit with a pair of typical low waisted skinny jeans. The length of your legs will not be visually the same.

Wear with White Print Tee & Long Cable Knit Sweater Cardigan

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This outfit is one that stylishly makes sure of a maxi sweater cardigan. The long knit sweater cardigan adds some much character to the look. You can pair it with a white t shirt, cropped mom jeans and black loafers.

Wear with Black Sweater & Brown Wool Coat

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For a beautiful and elegant look, you can wear a high neck black sweater with mom jeans, a brown wool coat and leather ankle boots. To add some extra character and a little bit of separation between the top and the jeans, wear a statement belt.

Wear with Off The Shoulder White Blouse & Leather Jacket

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Since mom jeans are usually in sky blue, it is logically to think that it will look awesome with a white top. To demonstrate that, simply wear an off-shoulder white blouse with the mom jeans. Make it fun by wearing a red or brown leather jacket and color-matching ballet heels.

Mom Jeans with White Crop Top & Black Leather Jacket

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High waisted skirts and pants look good with crop tops most of the case. It is also true for mom jeans. You can wear the jeans with a white crop top, a black leather jacket and black sneakers.

So, here are some of my favorite ways to wear mom jeans. I am pretty sure that for those of you who think mom jeans are not cool must have realized by now that you are do a lot with mom jeans. May be the name will make more sense when you start realizing your mom is actually cool when put in the right situation, just like the mom jeans.