After decades of being the subject of derision, mom jeans are now a thing. Yes, you heard that right. High-waist, straight-leg jeans are all the rage, as evidenced on street style stars snapped in Milan, Paris, and every fashion capital around the world. But to wear the new-again silhouette requires new style inspo material. From toughening it up with a moto jacket to tucking in your blouse to accentuate an hourglass figure, find styling inspiration, below, along with the best "mom jean" pairs to buy now.
1. Show Off Your Waist
Carve out an hourglass figure by tucking your blouse into the high-waist jean.
2. Toughen It Up
Give your mom jeans an edge with a cropped moto jacket and killer heels.
3. Look for Dark Stiff Denim
An inkier shade will achieve a more polished look.
4. Double Up on Denim
...but with statement pieces, like this band-style jacket decorated with gilded buttons.
5. Strike a Balance
Be chic and comfortable with a wild leopard-print topper and casual-cool kicks.
The original style that started it all.
7. Cheap Monday
Great price for this cool-girl fit.
For those who only wear black denim.
9. Citizens of Humanity
The slight crop looks equally great with sandals or heels.
Offset feminine tops with this distressed pair.
The fit and feel of this pair is giving us major '90s vibes.
$148 (originally $248); orchardmile.com