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Friday, April 25, 2014

Return of the Mom Jeans

I've been on the hunt for a great pair of mom jeans for sometime now and I think I may have finally found my match. It's been a difficult search, but I ordered 6 pairs of them from Asos and to my surprise, more than one pair fits just the way I want them to.

If you're wondering what the hell mom jeans are -- seriously? Their name is pretty self-explanatory. Just think about your mom's denim choices in the 80s slash 90s. They're slimmer than boyfriend jeans, high-waisted with a tapered leg that falls straight from your hips to your ankles. They're not skinny, but they're not not skinny -- which is the trickiest part. You don't want them to be too loose, but you also don't want them to be too tight. This ain't no super skinny jean, guys. You want them to be unflattering enough that you're on the verge of FUPAing all over the place, but not. Ya know?

Unflattering is probably not the best adjective to use, but I'm just gonna assume you understand what I'm trying to say. Their beauty -- ironic as this is about to sound -- lies in how awkward they look. Like, so awkward that they're fucking great, and actually not unflattering at all. Or at least that's what I think. They give off a relaxed, nonchalant vibe perfect for pairing with a crop top and dare I say it -- Birkenstocks. They're also great with a pair of badass heels to counter the whole thing. As you know, I love me a good sartorial juxtaposition.

Below are some pictures for inspiration in case none of what I just said made sense to you and some pretty good looking options for you to shop.

Do you get what I mean now, jelly beans? Glad we're on the same page. Now, time to join the bandwagon and shop similar styles below.

This first bunch are all from Topshop and under 80 buckaroos -- isn't that grand? My personal favorites are numero dos and four. Love the light baby blue denim for summer and I always love me some embellishments. I'm starting to think maybe I love them too much, but these are subtle and reminiscent of those awesome MSGM from last season.

These are all from ASOS private label, except the middle ones are Cheap Monday. I ordered the first pair, last pair, and the black ones. All of them are available here.

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