STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Save the Drama for Your Mama

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Save the Drama for Your Mama

How many types of jeans could there possibly be? We have “mom” jeans, “dad” jeans, “boyfriend” jeans, “girlfriend” jeans, “ex-boyfriend” jeans, etc. Never heard of “ex-boyfriend” jeans? They’re really no different from the previously mentioned “boyfriend” jeans. This option just comes with pockets full of emotional baggage and frayed hems from worn-out arguments. It might seem like an oddity, but it happens more than you think. You take his jeans, they quickly become your favorite pair and then you break-up with him; doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your wardrobe just because he’s gone. You keep rocking those jeans, girl! Okay, I’m done with my rant.

Moving on to the reason we are here: mom jeans. They are the jeans everyone hates to love…or loves to hate? They bear almost no attractive attributes, but they are quickly coming back into the closets of every fashion girl. What makes a pair of jeans “mom” jeans you ask? A couple sure fire characteristics are the high waist and awkward tapering of the legs. Some styles, like the one seen on this Fashionista, avoid the tapering by cutting off the hem and exposing a frayed edge. “Mom” jeans are an easy way to take an outfit up a notch. They’re more comfortable than skinny jeans due to the awkward bagginess, and they fit right in with the vintage trend that’s got millennials going crazy right now.

This Fashionista made her “mom” jeans modern by pairing them with a feminine blouse and stacks of rings. Birkenstocks are another popular item that have resurged in the fashion world over the last couple of years. This Fashionista paired several different trends, while maintaining a sense of personal style. Her look is perfect for the end of summer and back to school.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “My advice is that it is best to keep it simple and go for comfort. I love pairing items that have little details that give my outfits personal touches that are specific to me.”