Mom jeans are a style of denim we’ll never get rid of: laidback and comfortable, the loose-fitting yet uber flattering means are an easy go-to for all occasions. Whether it’s a day of running errands or date night, mom jeans can work for all occasions - when paired with the right shoes, that is!
The ’80s classic mom jeans are a high waisted cut with a loose-fitting silhouette that tapers at the ankle. The relaxed style makes them super easy to dress either up or down.
When it comes to any style of jeans, what you style them with can completely change the look. When we’re styling mom jeans, we tend to go from the feet upwards, starting with the most important item, the shoes.
If you have shoes and your mom jeans covered, planning the rest of your outfit should be a breeze.
Depending on the occasion and outing, your choice of footwear will vary, but we’ve highlighted which shoe styles work best with mom jeans. Whether you’re looking to dress up your denim for dinner or after a laidback look to go for brunch, we’ve got the best options to suit all needs.
The best shoes to wear with mom jeans
1. Wide Fit Woven Block Heel Mules
Sophisticated and breathable, these mules are a summer staple. They're designed in a wide fit with a mid-block heel for a touch of height.
2. H&M Strappy Mules
To dress up your mom jeans, go for a strappy mule. Simple and understated, these black mules are an easy way to add a bit of height and sophistication to a casual outfit.
3. Canvas Wedge Espadrilles
These bright and vibrant espadrilles were made for summer styling. The wedge heel gives you some extra height while the elegant ankle tie promises a secure fit.
4. Rule London Scout Vegan Clog Mule Sandals
Perfect for the warmer weather, these clog-style mules are the best balance of comfort and style.
5. H&M Beige Mules
Go simple with these gorgeous beige mules from H&M. From mom jeans to summer dresses, the styling options for a classic mule sandal are endless.
6. Knot Flat Mules
Add a pop of colour to your outfit with these stunning bright pink flat mules. They're designed in a regular slip-on fit with a flat heel for all-day wear.
1. Organic Coast Pump Trainers
Joules’ Coast pumps are loved by so many that we had to include them. The pump style is fantastic for pairing with jeans and dresses, while the lace-up system ensures the most comfortable fit.
2. Lace Up Leather Star Trainers
Thanks to their deep outer sole and metallic star motif, there is a vintage feel to these leather trainers. Insolia Flex technology positions your feet perfectly for day-long comfort.
3. Vans Classic Slip-On Floral Trainers In Multi
Keep it easy with this pair of slip-on trainers, ideal for throwing on with mom jeans to create the easiest ‘running errands’ outfit.
4. H&M Espadrille Trainers
Ideal for spring and summer, these espadrille-style trainers will add a warm-weather vibe to any pair of mom jeans.
1. Chain Detail Square Toe Loafers
These loafers feature chain detailing and a square toe, brilliant for a contemporary look. A flat heel gives easy all-day wear, and smart Insolia Flex technology makes walking more comfortable.
2. Leather Woven Square Toe Loafers
Supple leather makes these loafers exceptionally comfortable. Designed with an all-over woven effect and a contemporary square toe.
3. Accessorize Backless Loafers With Snaffle In Pink
For warmer weather, opt for a backless loafer. Super easy to slip on and go, these loafers pair perfectly with the laid-back style of mom jeans.
4. Schuh Black Lexi Chunky Patent Loafer Flat Shoes
If you’re looking to add a little bit of height, chunky loafers are essential. This classic black pair will very easily integrate into your wardrobe.
1. Primrose Short Ankle Boots
Make sure you're spotted this season with these gorgeous boots. They're easy to wear and elevate any jeans and top combination instantly. Fantastic for when you're heading out, whatever the occasion.
2. Suede Western Block Heel Ankle Boots
Add some Western flair to your looks with these suede ankle boots from Phase Eight. Front seam detailing and studs at the side add character to the timeless style.
3. Wide Fit Block Heel Ankle Boots
Take a contemporary stance in these block heel ankle boots. They're designed in a wide fit with a chunky mid-heel for a statement silhouette.
4. Payslee Chunky Sole Chelsea Boot- Ecru
Giving the classic Chelsea boot a modern update, these chunky boots are the perfect style to give your wardrobe a new-season reboot. Comfortable and cool, these will be your go-to footwear favourite.