Oh, the mom jean… so comfortable. Yet so hard to wear. These Everlane jeans are some of the comfiest jeans I’ve ever owned, but I can never figure out how to actually wear them outside of summertime when I live in them with Birks and a white tee. The uber-high waist, not-so-tight fit, and short cut can make them look too casual.
I reach for them often and end up taking them off 90% of the time just because I don’t know what to pair them with. So I spent some time putting together outfits and actually wearing said outfits in public to test them out. These three were the winners for February’s re-wear it post.
Note: The jeans run TTS. I’m wearing a size 26.
Outfit 1: Outta Dinnah
The “outta dinnah” joke is in reference to my Instagram stories where Amalia puts on my shoes and pretends to go outta dinnah with her friend Nadia. It’s a game we play regularly and she never seems to get tired of it. Anyway, last night I went out with a bunch of the moms from her daycare class and wore this exact outfit. So the name felt fitting!
And you know by now that the leopard sweater blazer is a staple in my closet. I last shared it here and here. It’s the perfect mix of blazer and sweater and always drapes exactly the way I want it to.
Outfit 2: Client Meetings
I first wore this same outfit (with different jeans) here after my friend, a personal stylist, picked it out for me. Since then it’s been a go-to because it’s so easy but also looks professional. I tried it with the mom jeans and was happy to find that it worked!
I currently have two local marketing clients which means I can take regular meetings with them in person. I have had fun getting dressed for the meetings. It feels good to have to get dressed for work for someone other than myself every week.
PS the perfume I’m spraying here is Florgasm by Heretic. I included it in one of my 5 Random Things posts and still use it daily. It smells clean like rain and fresh flowers. Because it’s 100% natural, it’s not an overwhelming scent.
Outfit 3: Weekend Mom
I have had this Target cardigan for 1o years if not more. I think I paid $15 for it at the time but it’s still very affordable at $22. I am trying not to promote any cheap-o products made from crap fabric but when something is this affordable and lasts for this long, it’s worth a shout-out. It’s so easy to throw on over a white tee and jeans for trips to the kids’ museum or to playdates which is how we spend our weekends these days. I cut my shoes out of the image because I originally wore them here with heels which is just not realistic for my life so just imagine you can see my feet and I’m wearing Rothy’s or Allbirds.
I also want to mention the necklace I have on here. I bought it on a trip to Florence with my grandmother who recently passed. I wore it over the weekend to her memorial service after not having worn it for a while and have barely taken it off since. It’s such a special reminder of her and our time together.
Photos by Julia Dags.