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How to Style Mom Jeans and What to Wear With Them?

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They may have made you jump for joy, or maybe it was your first time experiencing them. We’re glad to report that the mom jeans and ’90s movement are still alive. The naturally high-waisted, yet still spacious silhouette allows for some flexibility to eat and let loose. We’re just beginning to get comfortable in jeans again after more than a year of being confined to sweatpants.

Although skinny jeans are easy to style, a straight leg and loose fit can feel a little intimidating, especially for those who are shorter. We’ve compiled a selection of sleeveless, short-sleeved and long-sleeved tops to inspire you.

Sleeveless tops

A sleeveless top paired with jeans and sneakers for a summer look that is easy and never fails is the perfect combination. For a more sophisticated pairing, layer it with a boyfriend jacket.

  • Muscle Tank Top, $17, GAP.COM

This Gap muscle tank top is flexible and easy to wear. It comes in three different shades. You can either wear it casually with flats, or dress it up with heels. For those days when it is cooler or sunny, the brand offers a T-shirt that provides even more coverage.

  • Linen-Blend Ruffle-Strap Button-Up Tank Top, $60, MADEWELL.COM

Madewell’s simple linen button-up has a sweet twist with ruffles. You can either wear it tucked in or loose to give it more structure. To complete your collection, grab the gingham version.

  • Reformation Lilac Top, $78, THEREFORMATION.COM

This sweater tank by Reformation epitomizes casual chic. The neck is wider than the standard halter, which allows for different bra styles to be accommodated. It also holds its shape without feeling too tight. The toffee color is great for the summer and seasonal transitions.

Tees with short sleeves

If you want to wear short sleeves with your mom jeans, it is important that you choose tighter fittings (bonus points if the length is cropped). For a more sleek look, tuck it in your jeans if it isn’t fitted at the bottom.

  • Clip Smocked Blouse, $60, LOFT.COM

Loft’s puff-sleeved blouse combines two of this season’s most popular trends-square necks, and smocks. It has a tailored fit thanks to the elastic at the cuffs and stretchy bodice. All-over embroidery adds an extra element of design.

  • The Linen Short-Sleeve Notch Shirt, $50, EVERLANE.COM

This linen button-up by Everlane makes dressing easy. It comes in three classic colors and can be worn at work or for dinner. For those who prefer a more sleek finish, the brand’s iconic silk square button-up makes a great choice.

  • Sofia Vergara Plus-Size Cap Sleeve Twist-Front Bodysuit, $20, WALMART.COM

This twist-front bodysuit by Sofia Vergara, a fashion collaboration with Walmart, can transform your look from daytime to night. It feels like second skin and pairs well w/ all your favorite outerwear. (You can also add a leather jacket to your blazer for happy hour).

Long-sleeve Tops

Long sleeves can be styled in a similar fashion to blouses. Cardigans work better when tucked in and cardigans better when cropped. Bodysuits are the perennial favorite. Cropped tops should be worn with mom jeans that are extremely high-waisted so they can sit comfortably on your hips.

  • Washable Stretch Silk Blouse, $60, ONEQUINCE.COM

This silk blouse by Quince combines fashion and function. This silk blouse from Quince has an almost perfect rating for its sophistication, comfort, and ease. It is available in seven colors to avoid button-up fatigue, as well as a shorter-sleeve version for warmer temperatures.

  • MANGOPOP Women’s Crew Neck Long Sleeve T Shirt & Bodysuit, $16, AMAZON.COM

Amazon’s cotton bodysuit is wallet-friendly and easy to put on. It can be steamed or ironed.

  • Naadam Cashmere Ribbed Cropped Cardigan, $165, NAADAM.COM

Naadam has made a name for themselves by selling luxury fabrics, and especially cashmere, at affordable prices. This cropped cardigan is available in five colors! This cardigan provides adequate coverage, but doesn’t hide your mom jeans curves.

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