How to Wear Mom Jeans for a Casual Look

Thanks to Nordstrom Canada for sponsoring this article on how to style mom jeans. As always, all opinions are my own.

I’m absolutely obsessed with mom jeans – the high waist and slightly loose fit are super flattering on everyone.

Mom jeans are definitely a staple in everyone’s capsule wardrobe, and you can wear them all year round!

Nordstrom Canada offers a wide selection of mom jeans for a wide range of budgets, including jeans from brands such as BP., Topshop, Madewell and Agolde.

Fun fact: mom jeans are called mom jeans because, well, that’s what “moms” wore!

Without further ado, here are my tips for how to wear mom jeans.

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What are mom jeans?


Mom jeans are a cut of denim that typically features a high waist, loose fit, and tapered leg.

Because mom jeans are a little looser, they’re super comfortable to wear.

They are also usually made with heavier denim, which gives them their signature look!

Nordstrom Canada Fall Outfit |  ASTR the Label puff sleeve top, Madewell mom jeans, Dr. Martens Jadon boots

I’m wearing the Madewell Perfect Vintage Jean in a beautiful gray-black color, and it’s one of the best mom jeans I’ve ever worn.

The fit of the jeans is super flattering, especially on the butt area with the elongated back pockets.

The jeans also come in a nice light wash color if you don’t like dark denim or are looking to expand your capsule wardrobe!

If you are a little girl, the length of the jeans is perfect until the ankle.


How to wear mom jeans


Nordstrom Canada Fall Outfit |  ASTR the Label puff sleeve top, Madewell mom jeans, Dr. Martens Jadon boots

Wear a crop top

Because mom jeans have a high waisted fit, crop tops are the perfect top to pair with them.

My puff sleeve top is from ASTR the Label, and it’s such a chic and stylish piece that can go with so many different outfits.

The ruched bodice and cropped length are very flattering, and I love the lovely puff sleeves!

There is also a similar puff sleeve top at Open Edit, except the sleeves are shorter and the fabric is linen.

Mom jeans are so versatile you can wear them with fitted or baggy tops – definitely tuck them in the front or all the way if your top isn’t cropped!


Nordstrom Canada Fall Outfit |  ASTR the Label puff sleeve top, Madewell mom jeans, Dr. Martens Jadon boots

Put on big boots

Chunky boots have been all the rage in recent years, and I definitely agree.

I’ve been a Dr. Martens fan for ages, and the Jadon boots that have become super popular are absolutely amazing.

They feature a badass platform and side zipper, so it’s easier to put on.

You can either tuck your mom jeans into the boots or wear them over them, depending on the taper of the denim.

If you don’t like the look of platforms, the Dr. Martens 1460 Pascal boots are classic boots that will go with everything.

You can also fold the mom jeans down for a more casual look – would go better with trainers, in my personal opinion!

If you wanted to dress up your mom jeans, you can even rock a pair of strappy low heels with this outfit.


Nordstrom Canada Fall Outfit |  ASTR the Label puff sleeve top, Madewell mom jeans, Dr. Martens Jadon boots

How to wear mom jeans:

  1. Wear a crop top
  2. Put on big boots

These are some of my tips on how to wear mom jeans for a cute and casual outfit!

Be sure to visit the Nordstrom Canada website to shop all your fall fashion needs.

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