The mom jean is back, but don’t panic, we’re sharing our recipe for looking chic, not frumpy.
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The new mom jean is a hybrid of the familiar high-waisted skinny and your beloved boyfriend jeans. The loose, straight-leg style sits at your waist, looks best in a vintage-inspired, medium-blue or light wash, and comes in varying lengths. Not ones to be intimidated, we’ve turned to fashion insiders like Vanessa Traina Snow, model Laura Love, and bloggers like Danielle Perlstein of We Wore What, to illustrate how easy it is to pull off.
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Slimmer than a boyfriend jean, the mom jean cleans up nicely for evening with a crisp white blouse (similar here) and sandals (similar here) as seen here on Laura Love at the Isabel Marant LA store anniversary party.
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Vanessa Traina Snow
For an evening out with her sister, Traina Snow styled her pair with a roomy, navy cropped top (similar here) layered over a sheer tank, plus basic black pumps and a slick ponytail.
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Pernille Teisbaek of Look de Pernille
Teisbaek’s ensemble is further proof that you don’t have to wear a tight top to offset the baggier silhouette of the jeans. Her textured Stella McCartney Tartan Sweater (no longer available) and white Gianvito Rossi Pointed Toe Pumps ($536) elevate the style and are appropriate for a winter lunch or casual cocktails.
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Wearing her faded vintage pair to Chanel’s Haute Couture S/S 14 show, model Vacth embodies Parisian cool with black booties and a Chanel tweed coat (similar here).
These vintage Levi’s jeans are the perfect medium wash. Tuck a bright knit (similar here) into the waistband and top with a long coat (similar here) and chunky boots. How’s that for getting you out the door in under five minutes?