To mom jean or not to mom jean, and why is that even a question?

New York fashionistas love them, middle age women loathe them; the “Mom Jean”.

Whose idea was it to bring back the mom jean anyway? I imagine it like this: Somewhere in the center of the fashion district, a desperate designer paces back and forth in a fluorescent lit hallway readying himself for his big presentation. CEO’s, CFO’s and others with letters for their job titles sit unimpressed by his competition. The designer begins to freak out as he waits for his turn. The door opens and a top designer runs out in tears. Suddenly, his drawing and sketches seem trite and silly. He enters the room as expectant eyes glare in his direction.

He gingerly walks to his spot waiting for inspiration to strike. He opens his mouth, but nothing comes out. A noise outside the room grabs his attention. The “Waaaaaaaa” of a baby can be heard across New York. A young mother races by with her little one. That’s when it hits him.

“Mom jeans,” he screams out.

The room goes silent. He waits hoping for some sort of a response. From the back of the room hears, “Mom jeans. I love it.”

“Yes, it’s so ironic,” says a woman in the front.

The designer begins to frantically wave his arms as he explains how the trend will sweep the nation. The meeting concludes and thousands of tiny hands across China begin mass producing the mom jean for teens and women across the globe.

There is also the possibility that it was some evil wizard in a dark castle surrounded by fog “Mawhahahaing” that he would turn all the females of the world into moms?

Either way, we are stuck with the mom jean. If you are not familiar with this latest trend, see below.

Image result for original mom jeans
Credit: SNL, Today Show

Our mission: to figure out a way the Everyday Girl can wear this trend without looking completely ridiculous.

We will start with the following items:

  • Mom jeans
  • A modern turtleneck shirt  
  • The 90’s black belt
  • A pair of black Converse

Overall, this look is not horrible. It does give a nod to the 90’s, but by adding modern day pieces and the converse, it pulls the look together and allows the Everyday Girl to go out in public without drawing unwanted attention to herself.

If you are interested in trying out this look, you we recommend the following mom jeans.

https://www.hollisterco.com/shop/us/p/vintage-stretch-ultra-high-rise-mom-jeans-22299388?categoryId=6589505&faceout=model

or try these https://www.abercrombie.com/shop/us/p/high-rise-mom-jeans-12343925?categoryId=6883314&faceout=model

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