Mom Jean Styling Tips (From A Gen Z-er)


Well, it’s our final week of the #TMEStyleChallenge over on IG (@themomedit) and we are going out with a bang: MOM JEANS. So many of you had asked us how the heck to style mom jeans that we added on this final bonus week.

After much discussion in the TME office, we turned to our resident Gen Z-er (and Drexel intern), Abby. Abby has been quietly rocking mom jeans — on the daily, with sneakers — for months now. The reason she loves them so much? Well…I’ll leave that to the video (it might surprise you).

Finding the Right Pair of Mom Jeans

We touch on this in the video, but finding the right pair is key. Abby swears by BDG’s High-Rise Slim Straight Jean (size 31 for reference,) and I’ve been loving AGoldE’s Riley jeans (high-rise, straight crop, size 26 for reference). After talking with Abby (see video), I think I need to crop mine even shorter. Here’s a list of our contributor’s fav pair of mom jeans, as well as the size they prefer:

Linzi (size 26): Madewell Perfect Vintage Jean

Scotti (size 28): Abercrombie’s Curve Love High-Rise Mom Jeans

Kat (size 22): Good American Good Curve High Waist Ankle Straight Leg Jeans

Laura (size 30): Topshop Raw Hem Mom Jeans (see them on her, here)

Emily (size 24): AGoldE Jamie High Rise Classic Jeans

What Shoes To Wear With Mom Jeans?

Well…the easiest shoes to pair with mom jeans are obviously high heels #thanksfornothing, BUT…we covered the two best boots to wear with mom jeans here (and Laura weighed in too, here).

But if you get the crop right…sneakers can also work (I swear by Adidas Superstars,) and Abby has been rocking the heck out of hers with classic Vans. I’m digging mine out, stat.

Pairing Tops With Mom Jeans

As you might have guessed, showing off the waist is key. But Abby has some seriously good ideas for not only showing off that waist, but keeping everything in proportion But you’ll have to watch the video to see. 🙂

BTW — you can shop all of Abby’s recommendations (including the tops she’s actually wearing) here.

If anyone cares about my t-shirt (and a similar button-down), they’re all linked here.

Good luck, everyone. Can’t WAIT to see what you come up with!! 🙂


Shana & Abby