Five Ways to Style Mum Jeans

June 03, 2020

Jasmin Hunt @prettychuffed

It's officially jeans season here in Brisbane, and this year, I've fallen hard for mum jeans - the high waisted, straight leg type that gives my legs a much-needed break from my beloved skinny jeans.

Straight leg, 'mum' or 'mom' style jeans are an early 90s style that has returned and is reminiscent of the classic jeans shape. They're fun and easy to wear, and in the right shade and/or shape for you they can work with just about any top and shoe combo you have in your wardrobe.

So where can you find a pair? My absolute favourites at the moment are from Kmart - for only AUD$20, right here. Here are five more styles you might like to try:

  1. Supre mom jeans AUD$50
  2. Zara mom jeans AUD$59.95
  3. Riders By Lee jeans AUD$99.95
  4. Vero Moda curve jeans AUD$72
  5. Target high rise jeans AUD$39

As for styling, my top tips are:

  • French tuck! I nearly always half-tuck or french tuck the front of my tees or knits into my jeans. It creates a flattering line by drawing the eye into the centre of your waist rather than the edges. It also looks more styled - polished without any effort at all! 
  • With wider leg jeans, more streamlined tops can be a great match (as opposed to skinny jeans, where wider tops can balance our proportions). If you do have a more oversized top, do try tucking or half-tucking, or pair with a long line cardigan, cape or coat (or even a long scarf) to balance the outfit. 
  • Straight leg mum jeans go super well with a slogan tee and flats - stylish, easy and comfortable! 
  • Try the boho look by adding a cape or poncho and a felt hat. This never goes out of style. 
  • If in doubt, a white tee, white shirt or a striped tee always works with denim. Pair with your favourite shoes and you're good to go. 
  • If you find your straight leg jeans are too long to wear with flats, simply fold the bottom to show some ankle - this is much more polished than hems dragging along the ground or jeans being bunched around the ankle. 

Here are just five ways I love to style mine.

Add a white tee, cape and a hat, and tan nubuck Avarcas

Model wearing denim mum jeans, white tee, floarl cape and tan avarcas
White tee: Marks and Spencer
Cape: Chasing Case, similar here

Add a knit, wooden cape or scarf and safari Avarcas

Model waering denim mom jeans, nitted top, cape and large leopard print avarcas
Knit: Love Style Co, not current, similar here
Cape: Dutch Dutchee, not current, similar here
Avarcas Australia in safari

Add a white tee, bright cardigan and glitter Avarcas

Model wearing denim mum jeans, pink leaopard knee length knit, white tee and glitter avarcas

Add a black long sleeve top, gold buckled belt, gold jewellery and black Avarcas 

Model wearing denim mum jeans, black long sleeve tee tucked in, black belt, black avarcas and handbag on one shoulder
Top: not current, similar here
Necklaces: Colette, similar here 
Belt: Glassons, not current, similar here
Avarcas Australia in black 

Add a white shirt, checked blazer and black Avarcas

Model sitting on concrete stairs wearing denim mum jeans, white shirt, check blazer, black avarcas
White shirt: Styling You the Label 
Checked blazer: Boohoo (not current), similar here
Avarcas Australia in black

 

So what do you think? Have you found a favourite pair of mum jeans or are they on your shopping list? 

 

 


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