As nostalgia for ’90s fashion continues to reign supreme on social media, the baggy mom jeans trend has recently made its way back to relevance. From models like Kaia Gerber and Adut Akech, to Gen-Z TikTokers showing off their styling hacks and thrifted finds on the app, style enthusiasts are embracing the loose, slouchy fit and vintage feel of baggy denim. No matter if you prefer a light blue wash or an all-white look, high-waisted or mid-rise jeans, check out our latest style guide for five different ways to wear these versatile bottoms.
While you’re at it, here are some tips for finding the perfect denim.
This is an outfit we’d like to call “business on top, casual on the bottom.” A semi-formal ensemble ideal for a work conference call, this outfit pairs Orseund Iris’ cult-favorite Le Club crop top in black satin and a corporate-friendly blazer in beige with relaxed, cream white baggy jeans from AGOLDE. Accessorize with a dainty gold chain necklace, like this one from All Blues. If you’re stepping out after the meeting, put on a pair of understated sneakers for an effortlessly cool feel.
Go full-on ’90s by pairing your favorite loose-fit denim with other retro fashion items. Here, we’re styling these Maison Margiela jeans — designed with a graphic and asymmetrical cut — with a rugby shirt from adidas and a faux fur, leopard print hat from Kangol. Stockholm brand STAND’s signature furry tote adds to the cozy vibe of the outfit, while a pair of tiny sunglasses and white Dr. Martens tie everything together.
Channel off-duty model style with these wide-leg, distressed black denim by RE/DONE and a cropped knit, like Helmut Lang’s brown alpaca-blend cardigan. To complete the casual, weekend-appropriate look, reach for leather accessories and footwear, such as this Acne Studios belt, this croc-embossed By Far Rachel bag and these Eytys ankle boots.
For an at-home date night, create a comfy-chic outfit with your favorite light wash denim and a cute top. We would wear these blue GANNI jeans with Jacquemus’ soft, mohair-blend bralette and its matching short cardigan. A pair of gold hoop earrings, pastel-colored mules and a sleek leather phone pouch round out this evening look.
A simple yet stylish look that will carry you through the cooler months, this outfit pairs Levi’s high-waisted baggy jeans with a cropped T-shirt and Nanushka’s faux leather padded jacket for a minimal, ’90s-leaning feel. To add some interest to the otherwise laid-back ‘fit, throw on some accessories like this Nike logo hat and these Bottega Veneta shades. Finally, a pair of clean high-tops like these Converse Chuck 70 sneakers will keep everything looking cohesive.