Photo: Urban Outfitters/Topshop/ASOS
In case y’all forgot, it’s Mother’s Day this weekend! Usually, we’d tell you to swipe up a super cute frock and wedges to celebrate the occasion (like these!), but this year we decided to do things just a WEE bit differently–by wearing mom jeans. You know the ones–they have a super high waist, usually come in a light/acid wash, are slightly baggy, tapered and cropped above the ankle. Saturday Night Live did a “Mom Jeans” sketch that PERFECTLY explains these bad boys in all their ill-fitting glory. Now you’re probably like, “Um, why would I want to wear these weirdly baggy jeans in front of my family on Mother’s Day?” and, well, honestly the fit is actually totally on-trend right now. Don’t be scared of high-waisted jeans! Topshop even opened a “Mom Jeans” section of their website dedicated to that style of denim, so we know for a fact that we’re onto something.
Urban Outfitters offers a “Meet My Mum” jean ($49.99), which features a classic fit with pink and blue color-blocked pockets to add an updated feel. We could TOTALLY see ourselves sporting these with a crop top and wedges like they are here. If the acid wash is too out there for your taste, try something more subtle like this pair of BDG high-rise jeans ($58.00). They’ve certainly got the high-waist part on lock, but fit a little slimmer throughout the leg. For denim that looks straight from the ’80s, we’d suggest Topshop’s bleach acid mom jeans ($65.00) that have a no-nonsense approach to the trend. If you want to go for a more relaxed fit (à la the boyfriend jean look), we’d HIGHLY suggest these light wash stunners from ASOS ($58.19). Throw on a pair of heels and a tee with these bad boys, and you’re good to go! But tell us, would you ever wear mom jeans? Let us know in the comments below!