35 Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool

Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool
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If you’re like me and prefer the ultra-butt-flattering, high-waisted, stiff denim of vintage Levi’s—aka cool-mom jeans—over the stretchy stuff of tweeny jeggings, you’ve probably spent an inordinate amount of time hunting for the perfect pair and wondering what actually looks good with them.

MORE: We Found 40 of the Best Denim Jackets Out There Right Now

I tend to stay away from bulky tops—the jeans are bulky enough—but also don’t always want to wear a crop top or teeny-tiny tank. Ahead, 35 street-style stars, It-girls, and fashion bloggers show you what to pair with mom jeans to make them look cool, flattering, and very right now.

MORE: What Your Favorite Pair of Jeans Says About You

A version of this article was originally published in July 2016.

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With Black Boots
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With a Jean Jacket
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With a Sweater
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With an Extra-Long Cardigan
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With a Leather Jacket
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STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Trench Coat
With a Trench Coat
STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Pink Tee
With a Pink Tee
STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Black Tee and Mules
With a Black Tee and Mules
STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With an Off-the-Shoulder Blouse
With an Off-the-Shoulder Blouse

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STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a White Tee and Black Pumps
With a White Tee and Black Pumps
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With an Off-the-Shoulder Tunic

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STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Denim Blazer
With a Denim Blazer
STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With All the Right Accessories
With All the Right Accessories

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STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Satin Letterman
With a Satin Letterman
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STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With Satin
With Satin
STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Gray Tee
With a Gray Tee

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STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Crop Top
With a Crop Top
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With a Striped, Long-Sleeved Button-Up
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With a Backless Shirt
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STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With Heavy Sandals
With Heavy Sandals
STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Leather-Detailed Jacket
With a Leather-Detailed Jacket
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STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With an Embellished, Long-Sleeved Blouse
With an Embellished, Long-Sleeved Blouse
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STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Letterman Jacket
With a Printed Letterman Jacket
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STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Men's Shirt
With a Men's Shirt
With Black Accessories
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STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With an Attention-Grabbing Blouse
With an Attention-Grabbing Blouse
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STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Tucked, Pink Tee
With a Tucked, Pink Tee
STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Plain, Black Tee
With a Plain, Black Tee
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STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Silky Blouse
With a Silky Blouse
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STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Tucked, Striped Shirt
With a Tucked, Striped Shirt
STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Tee and Flats
With a Tee and Flats
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STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Front-Tucked Sleeveless
With a Front-Tucked Sleeveless

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STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Blazer
With a Blazer
STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Graphic Tee
With a Graphic Tee
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  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With Black Boots
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Jean Jacket
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Sweater
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With an Extra-Long Cardigan
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Leather Jacket
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Trench Coat
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Pink Tee
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Black Tee and Mules
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With an Off-the-Shoulder Blouse
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a White Tee and Black Pumps
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool |
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Denim Blazer
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With All the Right Accessories
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool |
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Satin Letterman
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With Satin
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Gray Tee
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Crop Top
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Striped, Long-Sleeved Button-Up
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Backless Shirt
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With Heavy Sandals
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Leather-Detailed Jacket
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With an Embellished, Long-Sleeved Blouse
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Letterman Jacket
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Men's Shirt
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With Black Accessories
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With an Attention-Grabbing Blouse
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Tucked, Pink Tee
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Plain, Black Tee
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Silky Blouse
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Tucked, Striped Shirt
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Tee and Flats
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Front-Tucked Sleeveless
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Blazer
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | With a Graphic Tee
  • STYLECASTER | Ways to Make Mom Jeans Look Cool | Pin It

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