GHETTO SUPERSTAR – MOM JEANS AND FAUX FUR

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HOW TO WEAR MOM JEANS WHEN YOU’RE NOT A MOM

How to wear Mom Jeans? Let us first ponder the meaning of the phrase. The urban dictionary defines ‘Mom jeans’ as:
jeans highlighting the flat curvature of the 40+ buttocks. Similes: upside-down-heart shaped-butt. Commonly seen accompanied with front butt. Extremely high waist, and always a crappy shade of blue or black. Usually found in Kohl’s or Mervyn’s.
“Susie, now that you’ve had 10 kids, let’s get you into some mom jeans.”

Mary-Cate-Smith-10So why am I crushing out big time on the signature 80s piece with the elongated crotch large enough to pack a piece? There are just so many reasons but here’s five SURE-FIRE reasons to wear Mom jeans.


  1. I can get away with wearing a bralet like this Calvin Klein beaut and not appear like I’m going through a mid-life crisis. I wouldn’t be wearing it for an interview, mind.
  2. When I bend down, no-one has the (dis)pleasure of viewing more than they can chew.
  3. I can channel my inner Mary J.Blige and strut around like I’m ghetto-tastic while secretly swatting up on existential dilemmas via Beckett and Boethius.
  4. Muffin tops are non-existent: Mom jeans are a permission slip to eat my favourite Dublin Doughnut Co/Aungier Dangerdoughnuts, a malted hot chocolate at Vice Coffe Inc. and then some.
  5. I can stash at least one banana in the pockets and pretend I’m packing in the event of a vicious mugging. Acting skills 101, y’all.

Mary-Cate-Smith-9Strangcore is a thing – how to wear Mom jeans – the redux

It’s not just me, the cognoscenti of fashion are all getting to grips with this trend. Even before the pitch perfect normcore outfits of everyone’s favourite justice-loving dreamboat Dean Strang (‘Strangcore‘, FYI) ofMaking a Murderer, the big-ass-small-waist style was cropping up on everyone from Kendall Jenner to Beyonce and if Beyonce says it’s OK, then it must be kosher, right? Right!

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Faux real

Faux fur was once the purview of pimps and rappers but not anymore! Whether it’s accents of furriness via a multi-hued popsicle at Charlotte Simone or full-on ewok-inspired fuzzy vibes via Shrimps, the street stylers and trendcasters can’t get enough of the faux fur phenomenon.  Hell, even furry nails are a thing for the upcoming autumn/winter season. You heard it here first. And faux fur’s first lady Hannah Weiland of Shrimps has confirmed a ready-to-wear collection as well as a capsule collection of silk pieces she’s appropriately named Shrimps Silkies. Hurrah! Now that’s how to wear Mom jeans and nail on-point insouciant street style chic.

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Faux fur jacket: Dresses.ie

Mom Jeans: Topshop

Bum bag: Topshop, previous season.

Intense power bralet: Calvin Klein at Brown Thomas.

Bracelet: Antique, borrowed from my sis.

Louis Vuitton Speedy 30: Louis Vuitton @ Brown Thomas.

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