So, I got the best package in the mail the other day…
No, it was Kind bars, Godiva chocolate or money; it was a pair of jeans from my mom that she bought when she was 23! Aka, a pair of jeans straight out of 1985. So really, these jeans epitomize mom jeans. These are the real deal, people.
Needless to say, I’ve been dying to bring the jeans out into the daylight of 2016, and yesterday I finally did it. I’ve been super into hardware belts lately, so I belted the jeans with a vintage one I found at Topshop, but then modernized the look with this classic, tailored coat from Forever21.
If you haven’t noticed, Western belts are everywhere this season, on people like Kendall Jenner.
And of course, it was the main feature in Topshop‘s past fall campaign, staring Gigi Hadid (I linked the exact belt she is wearing in the campaign in the description above!).
I found this one at Topshop in London. It’s vintage and was only 10 GBP; too much of a good deal to ignore.
I decided to pair these jeans with heeled booties to continue the straight and lean look they give my legs. Other great options for shoes include slip-ons or heels. I wouldn’t recommend pairing pants like these with sneakers like adidas, for fear they will make your legs look chunkier (since these jeans aren’t skinny).
Have you been liking the mom jeans or Western belt trends lately? Let me know in the comments below!