What to wear with mom jeans: a definitive guide

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What to wear with mom jeans: three celebrities wearing mom jeans outfits

by Marina Avraam |

Nowadays, when it comes to jeans, there's only one rule: the baggier, the better. Long gone are days of the form-fitting skinny jeans that would cut off our circulation, mom jeans have come into the picture and completely stolen the show - and honestly, we couldn't be happier.

Apart from being a super cool base to any outfit, mom jeans are also very comfy and easy to style. In other words, they're the perfect 'I've just snoozed my alarm for the 15th time and have no time to decide what to wear' trousers (guilty).

Whether you're painting the town red with your besties or going for Sunday brunch, the humble mom jean will see you through. She's versatile, she's easy to wear and the only thing that matters is how you style her - that's where we come in.

If you're looking to change up your look and make the most of your favourite mom jeans, we've done some top-notch outfit research, spotting the very best ways to style your mom jeans.

From Hailey Bieber to Madison Beer, we've gathered inspo from the most stylish influencers and found the best daytime and evening mom jean looks.

Shop our top picks below.

What to wear with mom jeans - daytime looks

We love a daytime casual look, and the mom jean was practically made for this occasion. Whether you're off running errands or going for brunch, we've found some of our fave outfit inspiration, as well as links to recreate the outfits yourself.


SHOP: What to wear with mom jeans - Daytime looks

Cropped Cardi and Mom Jeans
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No one nails the mom jean better than Emma Chamberlain, and we're absolutely obsessed with this effortless cardigan look. The perfect spring outfit, if you ask us.

Sand High Waisted Mom Jeans
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The first step to achieving Emma's look is by nabbing yourself a pair of well-fitting mom jeans in a beige-y/sand colour, and we're loving this pair by Missguided.

QED London Cropped Cardigan
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Show off that midriff just like Ems with this simple cropped cardi in chocolate.

Short Cardigan
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Another gorgeous brown knit that'll go with practically anything.

Leather Bomber and Brogues Mom Jeans Outfit
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Our next look is for when you want to look a tad edgier (and a lot warmer). We recommend throwing on your favourite white tee, a leather jacket, and a pair of chunky brogues. Simple but stunning.

Stradivarius Organic Cotton Slim Mom Jean
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Starting off with the main component, this pair of Stradivarius mom jeans are comfy, flattering and affordable. Grab a pair before they sell out (again).

Black Faux Leather Oversized Bomber
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We're totally crushing on this oversized bomber by PLT, which looks just like Hailey's.

White Short Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt
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A fresh white tee, in case all your existing white tees are riddled with stains you don't know the source of.

Chunky-Soled Shoes
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Amazingly priced at £15, we love this pair of brogues from H&M.

ASOS DESIGN Baseball Cap
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Top off the look with this simple black baseball cap - it might not be Balenciaga, but it'll do the job just fine x

Oversized Graphic Sweatshirt Mom Jeans Outfit
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There's nothing we love more than a 90's throwback, which is why we chose this oversized logo sweatshirt and mom jeans moment from Bella as our next look.

Stradivarius Roll Neck Top
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Start by layering this roll neck top underneath your oversized sweatshirt, to achieve a 'The Rock circa the 90s' look.

Blue Riot High Waisted Mom Jeans
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From the exact tone of blue to the flattering cut, this pair of mom jeans looks straight off of 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' set.

Levi's Graphic Logo Crew Neck
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We can't explain it - Levi's sweatshirts just. hit. different.

Logo Print Cotton Sweatshirt
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Champion is another brand that just screams vintage and works perfectly for this daytime caj mom jean look.

Blazer and Boots Mom Jeans Outfit
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After a more formal vibe? Pair your mom jeans with an oversized blazer, a roll-neck top and some heeled boots, and you're ready for some serious biz.

White Ribbed Long Sleeve Roll Neck Top
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Get the look going with this simple white roll-neck top for less than £8. #Barg.

ASOS DESIGN Blazer In Brown
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Next - the blazer. A brown blazer is a great way to add some colour to your outfit and paired with blue denim? Chef's kiss.

Stone Relaxed Fit Wool Look Blazer
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A great spring wardrobe staple, this single-breasted blazer in stone will elevate your look in a second.

ASOS DESIGN Revival Block Heeled Boots In Tan
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Finally, a gorgeous and affordable pair of tan boots to add to your collection.

Ankara Point Block Heel Boots Oxblood Croc
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If you prefer to add some texture to your outfit, go with these croc-effect heeled boots instead.

What to wear with mom jeans - evening Looks

Mom jeans might not be the first thing that spring to mind when you think 'evening look', but we're here to prove otherwise. Paired with the right top, shoes and accessories, the mom jean can dominate the evening look - shop our favourite outfits below.


SHOP: What to wear with mom jeans - Evening looks

High Beck Bodysuit Mom Jeans Outfit
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Molly Mae is serving jeans and a nice top better than we've ever seen before. This simple outfit consists of a pair of (gorj) ripped mom jeans, a white high-neck bodysuit and a bolero, ideal for the evening breeze.

White Rib High Neck Racer Back Bodysuit
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Get the look started with a necessary basic, and level up with your favourite jewellery and belt.

Light Blue Wash Ripped Mom Jeans
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Spice things up with a pair of ripped mom jeans - we have to show off that fake tan somehow, right?

Rib-Knit Bolero
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Boleros are the perfect way to stay warm while still showing off your gorj AF outfit.

Corset Top Mom Jeans Outfit
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Next up - a corset. Corsets have the magical ability to turn an outfit from zero to a hundred, and - surprise, surprise - pair perfectly with mom jeans.

Black Co Ord Floral Tapestry Bralet
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Go snazzy up top just like Madison with a colourful patterned corset top.

Blue High Waisted Mom Jeans
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The perfect mom jean with the even more perfect light blue wash.

Cut-out Top Mom Jeans Outfit
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For this next look, we're channelling our inner baddie. Cut-out tops are a whole vibe, and we love how Dua Lipa has paired it with some black mum jeans for the ultimate 'smart casual' look.

Ribbed Cut-Out Crop Top
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Not exactly the same as Dua's, but close enough. BRB, buying this in every colour x

Black Rib Cut-Out Top
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Love the cut-out but want something a little more conservative? Opt for this beaut option from Missguided.

Stradivarius Organic Cotton Slim Mom Jean
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Pair with our favourite black Stradivarius mom jeans.

Schuh Black Trainers
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Complete the look with a pair of chunky black sneakers, just like Dua.

ASOS DESIGN Tie Leg High Heeled Shoes
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Feel like spicing the look up? These delicate black heels with a tie leg detail are just what you need to take your mom jean look from day to night.

Blazer and Strappy Heels Mom Jeans Outfit
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Our final look is giving 'effortless chic'. Simply throw on a bralette, an oversized blazer, some strappy heels and your favourite pair of mom jeans. Easy, simple and oh so cute.

COLLUSION Oversized Dad Blazer
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A gorgeous oversized blazer with padded shoulders for a structured, smart look.

Stradivarius Organic Cotton Mom Jeans
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We couldn't help but include our all-time favourite light wash mom jeans by Stradivarius...

Black Striped Lace Bralette
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Contrast the boxy dad blazer with this pretty, lacy bralette.

Black PU Pointed Barely There Heeled Sandals
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Finally, some barely-there strappy heels by Missguided to top it all off.

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