When most of us try the mom jean trend on for size, we end up looking like, well... our mothers. But when you're a supermodel like Kendall Jenner, '90s style high-rise jeans manage to look effortlessly fashion forward. Thankfully for us mere mortals, the reason Jenner's jeans look so phenomenal isn't solely due to her mile-long legs (although that certainly doesn't hurt), but rather a styling trick that any woman can apply to her own ensemble.
While the model's pants look like she might have snagged them out of her mom Kris Jenner's wardrobe from the '80s, Jenner kept the rest of her outfit super modern and stylish. She paired the jeans with her go-to pair of It-girl Balenciaga boots, a couple of boho chic belts, round sunglasses that would make John Lennon envious, and an off-the-shoulder black crop top that is giving me major bad girl Sandy from Grease vibes.
The reason this look works so well together is that the tight, form-fitting top plays nicely off of the looser silhouette of the jeans. Add to that some chunky, tough chick accessories and you've got yourself a killer summer outfit. If you're looking to elevate your mom jean game from Tina Fey to Sandra Dee level stylish, here's how to shop Jenner's look for less.
But first, the inspiration!
Leather and Acetate Round Sunglasses
The Row Leather and Acetate Round Sunglasses at Luisaviaroma - $495
Off The Shoulder Knit Cropped Top
Express Off The Shoulder Knit Cropped Top - $49.90
Turquoise Concho Chain Belt
Ariat Turquoise Concho Chain Belt at Zappos - $49
Moto Vintage Mom Jeans
Moto Vintage Mom Jeans at Topshop - $70
Everly Cutout Boot
Jeffrey Campbell Everly Cutout Boot in Matte Black at Nasty Gal - $215
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