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She’s Made Us Mom-Jeans Converts

New York-based Janelle Marie Lloyd is the pal you can always count on to make sure you’re dressing your best. A fashion-industry vet and stylist, Lloyd runs the super-chic blog Wait, You Need This where she offers up infinite outfit inspo for every season and occasion.

Which is why we tapped her to come up with some creative outfit ideas for Madewell’s spring denim (new on Zappos!).





Look 2: Not Yo Mama's Jeans

“Mom jeans are my favorite silhouette. These are butt-hugging yet relaxed. And I can’t say no to a pretty peasant top. Peasant tops and denim are made for each other and together they equal the perfect outfit for spring.”



Look 3: The ’90s Remix

“The ’90s are back, and these have a laid-back, easy fit. I’d wear this look pretty much everywhere: to work on a photoshoot set or brunch with friends.”



Look 4: Chic On the Go

“Sweatpants are having a moment right now, and not just because everyone is staying home. A denim jacket is a perfect topper for them. I’ll often throw on a denim baseball cap too when I need to run out the door. Plus, you can wear sneakers, sandals, or heels with this look—it all works.”




Quickfire Q&A

After Janelle got dolled up in denim, we asked her a lightning round of questions.

Pick a pair of jeans to send someone (à la Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants):

“My Madewell black denim. Because they’re so flattering and black is always chic. I’d send them to one of my BFFs back home who is always asking for my fashion advice.”

Favorite style you tried:

“The Mom Jean.”

If your jeans had a slogan what would it be?

“Not your mother’s ‘mom jean’.”

I would [blank] in those jeans:

“Dance on a bar!”

Favorite booty-shaking dance song:

“Dua Lipa’s ‘Electricity.’ I still get up and dance whenever I hear it.”

Best denim memory:

“One of my first vintage finds when I moved to NYC was a super-oversized men’s denim jacket with an eagle embroidered on the back. I wore it nonstop.”



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