At the start of the decade, the term ‘mum jeans’ had become almost synonymous with the antithesis of cool, but the tide has been turning, helped along with people who have long since ditched the low-rise jeans of the early 00s. Miles more forgiving than the skin-tight jeans that were popular too, these high-waisted pants flatter a wide range of silhouettes. As a trend that has its foundation in practicality—they’re not called ‘mum jeans’ for nothing—this is one that’s easy to incorporate into everyday life. Go casual with an oversized vintage tee or a loose blouse, tucked in to accentuate your waist; pair with sandals or strappy heels to be weekend-ready. Go for a darker wash, a crisp white shirt, and nude pumps for an easy office look. You can always have a little fun with your pick of mum jeans too—while they’re known for their high waist and straight leg cut, you can opt for a pair with a hint of flare for a nostalgic ’80’s vibe, or a distressed, ripped alternative for those who want to inject some youthful zest. Whichever style you go with, it’s time we recognise mum jeans for what they truly are: a comforting pair of jeans that make you look good and feel good.