I’ve been attempting to find budget-friendly alternatives to my favorite MOTHER jeans, but what’s better than budget-friendly alternatives to MOTHER denim? Actual MOTHER denim on sale!
When I look in my closet (or more accurately my bathroom floor) and calculate which pairs of jeans are truly my most-worn, there’s no question MOTHER denim is the winner. For years this has been the case. I recognize, though, that MOTHER denim is stupidly expensive (ugh!), so I’m always beyond thrilled when I find them on sale.
Saks’ Friends and Family Sale has TONS and TONS of MOTHER jeans on sale right now. Act fast, though…MOTHER denim on sale tends to go quick!
My Top 4 MOTHER Jeans In The Saks Friends & Family Sale
- MOTHER Insiders: The kick flares I tear through the laundry to find
- MOTHER Ditchers: My newest fav — slightly slouchy jeans
- MOTHER Weekenders : My first love, comfy flare I’ve worn for years
- MOTHER Tomcats: Relaxed-fit boyfriend style perfect for weekends
**Selection of styles and sizing is MUCH better at Saks, but Nordstrom is price-matching the MOTHER styles they have in stock (more sizing at Neimans too. **
As I’ve said before. If I was given a choice of one pair of MOTHER denim or four pairs of something else, MOTHER is going to win every time.
1. MOTHER The Ditcher: My Top Pick For Slightly Slouchy Jeans
MOTHER Ditchers | More Sizing | Cami | Sweater | Tee
Wedges | Birks | Sneaks
These Jeans Are Perfect For: If you are on the shorter side, and you’ve been struggling to find slouchy jeans that work. These are the first pair of slouchy jeans I’ve tried (after trying what seems like a bazillion) that I didn’t have to alter and don’t completely overwhelm my frame. I’ve worn them almost daily since they arrived. Relaxed feel and look, but I wore them dressed up the other night with a silk blouse and high-heeled boots and they worked well for date night, too. Love the versatility, love the fit, love the look!
The Details: Cropped Length: Rise-11.25″| Inseam-26″ | Leg Opening-16.5″
Sizing Notes: Size down. I typically wear a 28 or even a 29 in MOTHER denim (5’2, Pear Shaped, 135 lbs), and I’m wearing a 27 here. They do look cute cropped as well, so if you’re a bit taller than me, I wouldn’t necessarily shy away from these. These are shown in original form — didn’t cut or hem this pair.
The Shoes I Wear With MOTHER The Ditchers: I’m mostly wearing them these days with my new fav spring Birkenstocks, but they look cute with comfy wedges, my white sneaks and boots as well.
2. MOTHER Insiders: My Top Pick For Kick Flare Denim
MOTHER Insiders | More Insiders | Similar Sweater | Tee | Sneaks
These Jeans Are Perfect For: That everyday easy-going, casual look, but more form-fitting than the Ditchers. One of my most-worn jeans. Not as flared as the Hustlers, but not as straight-leg as the Tomcats or Ditchers.
The Details: Rise-10″| Inseam-26″ | Leg Opening-15.5″
Sizing Notes: TTS. Wearing a 28 here (5’2, Pear Shaped, 135 lbs), and these are shown in original form–didn’t cut or hem this pair.
The Shoes I Wear With MOTHER Insiders: EVERYTHING! Sandals, sneakers, clogs, sock booties, clog boots and flats. One of the reasons I love cropped denim…much more versatility with shoes.
My runner-up for Top Pick Kick Flare Denim: MOTHER The Hustlers (also on sale).
3. MOTHER The Weekender: My Top Pick For Flare Jeans
MOTHER Weekenders | More Weekenders | Similar Top | Tee | Clogs | Sneaks
These Jeans Are Perfect For: Anyone who loves a comfy stretchy classic flare jeans (and isn’t super tall). These would work as a nice cropped flare option for you tall ladies (I’ve hacked off another pair for cropped look). I wear my Weekenders casual with a tee and sneaks, as well as dressed up with heels and a fancy top. MOTHER The Weekender flares and clogs are my go-to “fancy jeans outfit”. Comfortable mid rise.
The Details: Rise-9.5″| Inseam-31″ | Leg Opening-19.75″
Sizing Notes: TTS. Wearing a 27 in photos (they’re nice and stretchy), but at 135lbs (5’2) right now, I prefer the fit of the 28s. I hacked these off a bit, but not as much as many of my flares.
The Shoes I Wear With MOTHER Weekenders: Sneakers, low heels, sandals, flip flops, booties…pretty much EVERYTHING year-round. I have them hacked off JUST short enough to wear with sneakers but long enough to wear with a low heel.
4. MOTHER The Tomcat: My Top Pick For Straight-Leg Jeans
MOTHER Tomcats | More Tomcats | Sweater | Bag | Tee | Clogs | Sneaks
These Jeans Are Perfect For: Someone searching for a comfortable pair of straight-leg jeans that look “borrowed from the boys” as MOTHER describes them. I have a few different washes of these, and they all get worn…mostly with casual tees, sweaters and sneaks.
The Details: Rise-10″| Inseam-range| Leg Opening-14″
Sizing Notes: Size up or even consider sizing up 2 sizes if you like your straight-leg jeans on the slouchier side. My preference at my current 135-ish lbs (5’2) is a size 29 or 30 (even though I wear a 28 in other styles).
The Shoes I Wear With MOTHER Tomcats: Mostly sneakers or casual sandals.
More MOTHER Denim On Sale At Saks
I’m working on a follow-up (Part 2) of my Ultimate Guide To MOTHER Denim with a bunch of new styles I’ve tried, so look for that this spring. Some styles worked (the Ditchers)…some I thought I would love, but didn’t (the Smokin’ Flares). To be continued…
Happy Sales Shopping!