Whether you’re a fashion trendsetter, a student for life, a mom on-the-go (or all three), fall is about changing leaves, sampling pumpkin spice, embracing sweater weather and bringing back denim – more specifically, the perfect pair of jeans.
Thanks to a plot twist in the marketing world, the mom jean (also known as the high-waist jean) is on everybody’s body. Trading the itty-bitty zip for a hella hip-hugger; hike up your bottoms and head out.
From blue to black, ripped to striped, all types of denim are in and on these days. Depending on the time of the day (and your mood), reach for the right fit, cut and wash. When transitioning to boots, flawlessly switch from cropped to cuffed – and get your double cuff on. Check out this product guide to find the right pair for this season. When it comes to the retailer, in some cases, expect to double up on your purchase.
The One and Only
Only: The ONLEMILY High-Waist Ankle Straight Jean
Offering a low-key look, bring it back to the basics: straight cut, check & ankle length, check. Top off the look with your favorite graphic tee and grab your girl for a day out and about. There’s only one name on your list.
A Wedgie Winner
Levi’s: The High-Rise Wedgie Fit Jean
Described as the cheekiest jeans in your closet, with their high-rise and snug fit, this vintage-inspired style is sure to showcase your best assets. Breeze through your day the Charleston way, rocking a medium wash and a double dose of ripped knees. From prank to pair, you’ll want another one soon time.
Cheek for Cheek
Gap: The Sky-High Distressed Cheeky Straight Jean
For those into the high-rise feel, this pair of comfy and casual jeans takes the fit to the next level. Plus, a worn-in look and all-over bleach splatter; the statement vibe stresses style without the effort. Feel free to paint the town red.
Play in Plaid
Madewell: The Stovepipe Jean: Glen Plaid Edition
Noted as relaxed and refined, this stovepipe jean gives off all the feels of a capsule wardrobe. Elevate your look with the autumn navy color, which says super profesh and calls out Casual Friday.
Everlane: The Authentic Stretch High-Rise Cigarette Jean
For those on the daily grind, this pair of jeans is the perfect fall addition. Grab, go and get on your to-do list. No smoking allowed in these beauties. Bonus tips: their innovative fabric that has stretch for comfort & leg-lengthening effect.
It’s All in the Name
Topshop: The Mom Jean (Collection)
Whether you’re new to the mom life – or just the mom jean life – The Mom Jean collection by Topshop is a win-win. With tons of different rips, hems, washes and styles to explore collect your kids – or not – and play among the aisles. Whatever you do, just don’t forget to roll. Standouts: The Rust Mom Jean and The Mid-Blue Worker Mom Jean.
Skinny Minnie Feels
(You’re welcome in advance for the pun…)
Mother Denim: The High Waisted Looker, Blackbird
For the days when a little birdie is telling you: look good, feel good. While on the pricey side, this pair of rich black bottoms will have all the boys looking. So, save your pennies and welcome the perfect stretch.
Mother Denim: The Stunner Fray, Roasting Nuts
An instant classic with a hot AF twist, this wardrobe winner offers a versatile look with a button fly and frayed hem. Seamlessly transition from day to night with this stunning pair of high-rise, high-stretch beauts and take advantage of the extra inch along the way.
Featuring an elastic paperbag waistband, Zara’s F19 Collection is full of fun options to try on and take home. To snatch the crown and
stand out from the crowd, start with the following:
Zara: The Premium Sweet Paperbag Jean
Zara: The Baggy Culotte Jean
Zara: The Slouchy Jean