Because moms love their jeans
How many days of the week do you wear jeans? Three days? Five? All seven? Moms and jeans go together like, well, moms and jeans. Moms love jeans so much that they even have an entire jean category named after them (no, we aren’t suggesting you need actual mom jeans!). These jeans for moms are staples that you should have in your closet, no matter what your size, shape or style.
5 Pairs of jeans every mom needs in her closet
1. Boyfriend jeans
Boyfriend jeans are a casual style of jeans that are more than just a passing trend. They’re often a bit bigger and baggier than the jeans you typically wear and sometimes they even have that pre-loved look with strategically placed rips in just the right places.
But, just because they are casual, doesn’t mean that you should dress boyfriend jeans down. Pair them with some feminine flats and a pretty floral top to balance the style of the jeans or take it one step further, throwing them on with your sassiest heels!
(Pictured: 1969 Sexy Boyfriend Jeans, GAP, $70)
2. Colored jeans
These will likely be the trendiest pair of jeans in your closet because the color you choose can be seasonal — pastel colored jeans for spring, brighter colors and even neons for summer, rich jewel tones for fall and soft neutrals for winter.
Colored jeans are such a fun way to add a pop of seasonal color to your wardrobe or to try out a color-of-the-moment (maybe in the latest Pantone Color of the Year?). Wear them with bold patterned tops for an outfit that makes a statement, or color block them with other solid pieces or pieces in the same color family to give a new look a try.
(Pictured: Women’s The Rockstar Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans, Old Navy, $35)
3. Skinny jeans
Let us make ourselves perfectly clear — skinny jeans mean different things to different moms and we embrace that. When we suggest that every mom should have skinny jeans in her closet, we mean that every mom needs a pair of jeans that is slim-fitting on her body. Find a pair that is slim-fitting through the entire leg of the jean and most importantly at the ankle — the signature piece of what makes a skinny jean a skinny jean.
Skinny jeans are incredibly versatile, especially if you buy them in a dark wash that will go with practically anything in your closet. Wear them with your favorite shoes — from flats to wedges to those retro sneakers you adore — then pick a top shape that is flattering to go with them.
(Pictured: Charlie Skinny Jeans, Lucky Brand, $99)
4. Black jeans
If you’re going to invest in a pair of jeans, put your money into a pair of black jeans. Not only will you have them for years, but the more you spend on a pair of black jeans, the longer they will last and the less their color will fade. Buy them in whatever your favorite jean style may be, but we strongly suggest a simple, classic fit and style that will be timeless.
You can obviously dress up a pair of black jeans with a pair of heels and a cute blazer, but try taking them to the next level, too. Add some ankle boots and a casual v-neck tee for a completely different look. Or, use them as a base in your outfit for those animal prints that you can’t resist or for a pop of color that’s on-trend.
(Pictured: Paige Denim Skyline Skinny Jeans in Black Shadow, Nordstrom, $169)
5. Wide leg jeans
Wide leg jeans can be controversial, but we think they’re a must-have. Not only are they the perfect jean to wear with those espadrille wedges that you love, but they are actually quite flattering on all body types, especially if you pair them with the pieces that are right for you.
For moms who are short or petite, wearing wide leg jeans with wedges are a must to give you enough height to keep them from dragging on the ground. Moms who have more length to play with can pair them with flats for a soft, feminine look. All moms should consider what they wear as a top with wide leg jeans — try one that is more fitted to balance the wider shape of the bottom half of your outfit, which will make your waist look small.
(Pictured: Wideleg Jeans, Boden, $78)
What is your favorite pair of jeans?
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