Why mums are loving Jennifer Garner's school drop-off look

Photo: Instagram/Jennifer Garner
Photo: Instagram/Jennifer Garner 

She's already won over us over with her cheekiness, humour and by generally being an all-round legend but Jennifer Garner has officially cemented her status as Absolute Queen™ thanks to her school-drop off attire.

"She barely made the bus on time, but at least her mother kept it classy," Garner wrote in a post to Facebook on Thursday. Clad in a very stylish JG bathrobe and slippers, Garner completed her look with slick wet hair and the goofiest grin - and we couldn't love her more.


She barely made the bus on time, but at least her mother kept it classy. 🙌🏻🌟👵🏻

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Famous buddy, Lena Dunham was quick to applaud Garner's high fashion. "'It me'" as the kids once said" she wrote.

Mere mortals also praised the mum's honest depiction of morning before-school chaos.

"Imagine dropping your kid off to the bus and Jennifer Gardner is just chilling - what an icon," one mum said.

"Every mama everywhere thanks you- and can relate to this!!" said another.

The 47-year-old has two daughters, Seraphina, 10, and Violet, 13, and a son, seven-year-old Samuel with former husband Ben Affleck.

But while she often shares glimpses of #mumlife on social media - including this epic burn from the fruit of her loins - she keeps her kids off the gram.


"It's so gnarly to be a kid now," Garner told US InStyle. "I guard my kids' privacy as much as I possibly can, and I've never posted pictures of them on Instagram. I used to refuse to say their names during interviews - but everyone knows their names! I would just say 'my eldest', which I still do out of habit a lot." 

And while she knows there are times her kids would love to see themselves reflected on social media in a fun way, "I've fought too hard against it. It would feel hypocritical."


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In a recent interview, Garner shared that 13-year-old Violet won't be getting her own account either.

"My daughter's at an all-girl school, and it's such a huge problem, and she'll occasionally talk to me about getting Instagram, and I can see why, because I'm on there (Instagram)," she told Katie Couric. "It's something kind of fun that I do, and I am modelling the opposite of what I want for her to do. How often is that in parenting?"

But the mum says she won't change her mind unless there's science on her side.

"I just say, 'When you can show me studies that say that teenage girls are happier using Instagram than not, then we can have the conversation,'" Garner said. "But everything you look at, I don't see anything positive for you out there."