Mom jeans! …and other 90s comebacks

Let’s face it – mom jeans are pretty rad.

If you have the confidence to rock ‘em, they usually work! Paired with a tucked in, loose button-up or a form-fitting turtleneck and sneakers or heels, mom jeans are a classic way to look feminine, hip and casually fashionable.

And they’re not the only 90s fad that’s back in style: overalls, leather jackets, flannel shirts, bootcut pants and Doc Martens are all cool again!

Wondering which 90s fashion trend might work for you? Try these on for size:

Mom jeans

Don’t let the name scare you back into your tight skinny jeans. Mom jeans, a.k.a. mid-rise or high-waisted jeans, are actually a blessing disguised behind a bad name. These jeans are made to sit on your waist, not your hips. The advantage of this, you ask? Well, that’s easy…say goodbye to love handles!

Mid-rise and high-waisted jeans are super cute when worn with the right top! Find a cute crop top or even a top that sits just below the waist line, and these jeans will accentuate the natural curve of your body instead of cutting into your hips. Once you embrace them, you’ll never miss having to constantly pull up your pants or pull down your shirt to cover your body.

Well-fitted, comfy and flattering, mom jeans are a closet must-have!

Button-ups

Flannel, denim and breezy cotton shirts are a wardrobe staple. They are comfortable yet stylish enough that you can pair them with black or grey jeans and a pair of Doc Martens, and be ready for a night out with the girls or a casual date. Versatile, flirty and fun, these shirts are items you’ll never regret buying and wear over and over again.

Bootcut pants

We have lived in the land of skinny pants for so long now, it’s almost hard to remember that before they were skinny, they were bell-bottomed (think 70s), then skinny again (80s) and then boot-cut ( 90s). Slightly bootcut jeans and slacks are the ideal compromise between skinny and flared pant bottoms. This ever-so-slightly-widened pant bottom lends itself to dressing up an outfit with a pair of booties, stilettos or peep-toe wedges. And don’t forget to bring the bootcut dress pant into your office wardrobe. There is nothing more professional-looking than a pair of dressy slacks that sit just over those too-cute-for-words office heels.

Overalls

It’s hard for the 90s not to want to take credit for overalls. But the truth is, these weekend party pants were born in the 70s and worn throughout the 80s and 90s. The fact that they made it back into style in your lifetime is a tell-tale sign that they are a trend not to miss! Plus, there’s really no wrong way to wear them! You can buy them loose-fitting, form-fitting, short or long – there really is an overall for everyone!

The best part about a previous decade’s fashion trends coming back means the versatile trend will probably come back again in future decades. So resist no more, fashionista – the mom jean and her 90s fashion friends are calling you.

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