4 Actually Chic Mom Jeans
(Worn By An Actual Mom)
In the spirit of proving that mom jeans—long unfairly stereotyped—are, in fact, awesome, we hit up Erica Chan-Coffman.
She’s the entrepreneurial DIY maven behind Honestly WTF, who’s collabed with brands from Madewell to Free People. She’s a mom of two (Quincy, 7, and Coco, 4). And she’s casually cool, calm, and mostly collected.
Below she talks reclaiming mom style and shows off four mom-jean outfits, which demonstrate that moms do, indeed, know best.
Mom Stuff Q/A
Describe your style?
“Effortless and playful while still being able to sit cross-legged on the floor with my kids.”
“Cuddles are the cure and can, almost always, tame situations better than words.”
Mom “tools” in your purse:
“A small box of mini colored pencils, a notepad, Lego Minifigures, and, of course, hand sanitizer and wipes.”
Thoughts on mom jeans before & after this shoot:
“I love high-waisted jeans, but have never dared wear them in rigid, no-stretch denim (gasp!). I was pleasantly surprised by the fit and how comfortable they are!”
If mom jeans had a slogan, it would be:
“Not just for moms.”
Favorite booty-shaking dance song:
“The entire family has recently been jamming to the Trolls World Tour soundtrack!“
I love a white-on-white tonal look (thank you, OxiClean), especially in the spring. It's just so crisp and easy.
Any iteration of this look can be best described as my daily uniform: a breezy and boxy linen blouse half-tucked into a pair of high-waisted, slightly slouchy jeans with plenty of layered gold chains.
A ribbed tank top is my favorite layering staple, especially when paired with high-waisted jeans. It's the perfect foundation for a look—just add a cardigan, blazer, or button-up shirt and a colored sandal.
Although my palette is generally pretty neutral, there's nothing I love more than the surprise of a dramatically vibrant pair of shoes. Also, there's nothing more forgiving than black denim. Just like we need cheat days, we need those black-denim days! I love this pair's ability to suck it all in.