STYLE GURU STYLE: Not Your Mom's Mom Jeans

A couple of weeks ago, while scrolling through my Pinterest feed, I came across a pin from a spring 2015 fashion show. The picture was from Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt’s spring/summer collection for this year, and I as I continued to click through the various looks from her collection, there wasn’t a single one that I didn’t like. My favorite look from the collection featured a pair of floral high-waisted jeans that had a mom-esque feel to them, but still looked super chic paired with a slim tank top. Feeling inspired, I went in search of more denim trends for this season.

I was looking at spring 2015 ready-to-wear runway shows when I found Au Jour Le Jour’s, which featured tons of awesome denim looks. The collection was made up of bright colors, bold prints and flashy sequins. Lots of sequins. Normally when I think of sequins I think of gaudy costumes, not high fashion, but somehow designers Mirko Fontana and Diego Marquez used them to create some awesome, very street-style outfits.

Two looks in particular from the show caught my eye when I saw that they featured pairs of high-waisted mom jeans. They looked great matched with a sequined crop top and a destroyed denim jacket that was also embellished with sequins. I loved the look of the jeans, and I had also recently been seeing lots of other celebs and Instagrammers posting looks featuring mom jeans, so I thought I’d give them a try for myself. On a mission, I took a trip to my local Goodwill and found this awesome pair of old Levi’s.

For this outfit, to give my look a little print, I added a palm tree crop top with a high neckline to my mom jeans. I love tops with necklines like this, and I think that the print is fun for summertime. Peeking out from under my cuffed jeans, I wore these studded gladiator sandals. Then, being minimalistic with my accessories as I usually do in my everyday wear, I finished my look with some big sunglasses and my favorite Fossil purse. The look was perfect for a day spent on campus with my younger sister.

Since I wore this look, I’ve been trying out my mom jeans with lots of other outfits, and I’m really liking how they look! Whenever I wear them I feel like Monica or Rachel from Friends, which I love. The whole ‘90s vintage look is a big trend in street style right now, and I’m definitely embracing it. Just because they’re called mom jeans doesn’t mean that they have to be matronly, especially when styled the right way. Swap out your skinnies for a pair of much more relaxed (not to mention comfortable) mom jeans, and maybe you’ll end up loving them as much as I do!

Get My Look: 1. Thrifted mom jeans. 2. Printed crop top. 3. Strappy gladiator sandals.