Obsessed or Hot Mess: Vote on These Daring Looks!
Apparently, even struggles to find comfy high heels. But she approaches the problem a little differently than the rest of us: By wearing a pair of Céline stilettos lined with rabbit fur from the Fall 2010 collection.
NEON MOON BOOTS
We filed away these chunky boots under “Paris Hilton-adored trends from the mid 2000s,” but then the always-chic Olivia Palermo stepped out in a highlighter yellow pair, making us wonder if they’re about to get a style resurgence.
COATS WITH CLEAR SLEEVES
It’s great when celebs come up with creative new ways to show skin, but Charli XCX’s peek-a-boo biceps in this see-through jacket may be a little too creative.
THE CHAIN BELT
THE FORMAL BRA
If you just heard “Someone wore a bra on the red carpet,” you might feel inclined to head straight to the “hot mess” vote, but wait! Does the peek of Amy Adams’s gold Eres bra at the N.Y.C. premiere of Big Eyes feel like just the right amount of visible underpinnings? Or are you still not sold?
We’d previously reserved photo-printed pullovers for our memories of the early aughts (when board shorts by Roxy and O’Neill ruled our closets). Leave it to Diane Kruger to wear a silkscreen jacket as part of an everyday outfit – and make us consider hitting PacSun again for one of our own.
THE TWO-TONE PONCHO
When you’re not feeling neutral about your neutrals, wear them both! Krysten Ritter’s cozy cream-and-gray sweater has left the PSW offices, ahem, divided.
OVERSIZE DOOR-KNOCKER EARRINGS
Maybe everything really is bigger down south? hit the stage in gigantic jeweled danglers, and we’re thinking they’re trying to steal the spotlight from her adorable bob!
THE GIANT EXPOSED ZIPPER
BOW TUBE TOPS
It’s better to give than to receive, and in this case British pop star Pixie Lott is giving us a whole lot of evidence that she, herself, is a gift to the red carpet.
Anyone married to Andy Samberg must have a sense of humor. Joanna Newsom’s comfy take on formalwear is proof that she definitely does – or that she’s auditioning for one of the Northern princesses in the next season of Game of Thrones.
THE DOUBLE COAT
Sure, it’s cold outside, but is it cold enough to warrant two jackets? Honestly, if we had Jamie Chung’s enviable statement coat collection, we’d probably try to wear as many as possible, too.
THE CAPED TUBE TOP
Capes are definitely having a moment, but Solange Knowles’s bold citrus Christian Siriano look at the IWC "Timeless Portofino" event in Miami proves that the look isn’t always about keeping the wearer warm.
CROP TOPS ... FOR YOUR ARMS
biceps are just as toned as her abs, and this top wants you to know it. But subtly. Through super-fine mesh.
THIGH-HIGH BOOTS WITH A THIGH-HIGH SLIT
Olivia Palermo’s outfit is a mix of naughty and nice: Turn one way and it looks just like she’s covered up in a maxi and high-cut blouse. Turn the other way and you get a flash of patent over-the-knee boots!
FURRY PASTEL COATS
Bright furs have been spotted on and many times, but is Georgia May Jagger’s soft pink style the most wearable version you’ve seen yet?
Cinderella’s glass slippers have nothing on Kendall Jenner’s sheer pumps! To pull these off, the model went with a super-dark pedi, which is bold enough to make any Disney princess faint.
THE HORN HAIRPIECE
Thanks to the girly pink color of Lily Allen’s itty bitty horns, we believe they’re more playful Pan than sinister Satan. But do they come off as cute or just plain questionable?
THE POPPED [PATENT] COLLAR
Suki Waterhouse’s ombré chiffon dress isn’t the first time we’ve seen a high fashion designer (in this case, Burberry), add a preppy neckline to a semi-formal look: Cate Blanchett has worn one before. And can it really be a fashion crime if Cate Blanchett has done it?
THE SHEER MIDI-HEM
THE THREE-QUARTER FUR
No, we’re not talking about the sleeve length of Kelly Brook’s coat, but rather the fact that there’s just a fraction of the coat that isn’t covered in fur and is instead studded.
We’ve seen tons of baubles or bows on the toe of many a red carpet shoe, but we can’t say we’ve seen the decoration migrate to the top of the foot before! Leave it to Mindy Kaling to make a basic black pump anything but boring.
GIGANTIC CUTOFF JEANS
There are wide-leg jeans, and then there are wide-leg jeans, which evoke JNCO jeans of years past more than any others we’ve seen thanks to the ultra-frayed hem and waistband.
It’s one part can-can dancer, one part sassy nightie, with a hefty twist of Black Swan. No wonder Alexa Chung couldn’t resist this Simone Rocha frock (she called it “a beautiful dream dream dress!”).
THE ULTRA-FLUFFY PURSE
Has found the most glam way to tote warm leftovers ever? It would be one explanation for why she’d need to carry a purse (hers is Dee Ocleppo) covered with a thick layer of fur.
LADYLIKE BOWLER HATS
has been wearing these itty-bitty bowlers for quite some time, but now that we see her step out in style almost every day we’ve got to put it to a vote: Is her favorite look haute hipster, or Charlie-Chaplin-cheesy?
THE SIDE-CUTOUT SKIRT
Celebs have been coming up with creative new ways to show skin recently, and Nicole Scherzinger’s body-con look may have topped them all. She somehow squeezed three thigh cutouts into a tiny miniskirt.
THE CHAMBRAY TURTLENECK
Bored of your wear-it-everywhere denim button-down? Are you bored enough of it to consider a jean crop top like Kylie Jenner’s One x One Teaspoon number?
THE MISMATCHED BUTTON
top has “got dressed in the dark” written all over it thanks to the misaligned lace placket. But since it’s a fancy designer, we have to assume it was meant to look that way.
THE INFORMAL COATDRESS
We’ve seen a few fancy jackets that double as dresses ( is a fan of the style), but we can’t say we’ve seen one in a swishy, almost athletic material like Herman number.
We’ve long considered matching your tights to your heels (à la Zooey Deschanel) an instant leg-lengthener, but does the effect translate if you’ve picked alabaster stockings and pumps like Aubrey Plaza?
NEXT-GENERATION HAREM JEANS
pants are the natural evolution from the ultra-baggy pair wore back in 2012, boasting a skinnier, more tapered leg and (somehow this is possible) an even deeper drop crotch.
THE HIGH-FASHION SNUGGIE
is wearing this DKNY sweatsuit to the airport and there’s absolutely no question that it would be beyond comfy on a plane. But can we break our “No Snuggies in Public” policy just because it’s Rih?
VARSITY JACKETS OVER GOWNS
It probably did get a little chilly after the Mockingjay London premiere, so we don’t blame Jena Malone for needing a coat. But we think this stunning Emilia Wickstead dress deserves a slightly more formal cover-up.
SUSPENDERS AND CROP TOPS
WEARING YOUR DRESS AS A SHIRT
It’s hard to tell if Karolina Kurkova is wearing two scarves or just one reversible piece, but it’s clear that while this two-toned tartan might not be for everyone, it’s perfect for the indecisive.
OVER-THE-KNEE BOOTS AND CUTOFFS
There’s always a wee bit of danger that your thigh-high boots can read a little too Pretty Woman, but we’re not sure Ashley Tisdale is helping her case by pairing her lace-ups with short shorts.
HOODIES WITH CAT EARS
Aw, Ariana Grande is all grown up! Never mind, that’s giving her airport look a little feline flair.
A NEW TAKE ON THE SWEATER SET
Light-colored ribbed turtleneck dresses are pretty unforgiving, even if you’re as fit as but the singer throws us a major curveball (and curve-enhancer) by layering coordinating pants– not slimming tights – under hers.
TOTALLY MISMATCHED EARRINGS
We’ve all tried on different earrings in each ear trying to figure out which one goes best with our look. But was AnnaSophia Robb so indecisive she walked out the door with this combo (one Renee Sheppard, one Pearl Collective)? More likely she’s going for a stud version of the now-ubiquitous solo dangler.
LONG SHORTS SUITS
THE SKULL-PRINT PONCHO
When was the last time you were spooked by a shawl top? It’s been a little while since we’ve seen the once-hot skeleton motif out in the wild, but is Jewel’s version helping it make a (comfy) comeback?
THE SO-SHEER-IT'S-CLEAR HEM
Want to add some length to your LBD without sacrificing sexiness? Look no further than the plexiglass-style lining of Poppy Delevigne’s dress, which is the most, well, solid spin on the extreme cutout trend we’ve seen thus far.
People say things are “black and white” to indicate that they’re very clear. And in this case, it’s quite evident that the wide-striped two-tone pattern on Kristin Cavallari’s body con dress may be tricky for more than one specific body type.
THE PANELED CUTOUT
We know Jena Malone’s dress was designed to look like this, but it also prompts us to think that if we ever put on something with a cutout that makes us feel self-conscious, we can just add on some multicolored electrical tape to cover up part of the cutout.
MAJOR FRINGE HEMLINES
We already knew Olivia Palermo had a degree in wearing fringe (evidence here). And after seeing this look, we now know she has a PhD in the trend.
OshKosh B’Oh My Gosh. Olympic athlete Lolo Jones’s onesie might be the farthest cry from the cute denim overalls we all wore as little kids.
SILKY DUSTER ROBES
Some women prefer to dress like the Playboy bunnies. Not Lily Aldridge, though – she channels Hugh Hefner, swathing herself in a robe seemingly inspired by his.
SHAG RUG COATS
We have a lot of questions about jacket, but at the top of that list: When she spills something on it, does she send it to the dry cleaner or just call Stanley Steemer?
Is Rita Ora’s denim Stella McCartney onesie giving anyone else flashbacks to the era of JNCO Jeans? And does anyone else feel like maybe that’s not such a terrible era to return to?
Isn’t it such a bummer when your office’s “business attire” dress code gets in the way of you wearing your favorite wide-leg clam diggers? Luckily, the pants now come in corporate-friendly khaki (seen on Kaitlyn Dever).
FLUFFY PURSE CHARMS
If you’ve been waiting with bated breath for the return of Furbies (you have, haven’t you?), you can finally let out a sigh of relief. Because Kendall Jenner has a fuzzy accoutrement seemingly inspired by the late-’90s trend, clipped to her Céline bag.
THE SINGLE HOOP EARRING
When Coco Chanel said, “Before leaving the house, a lady should look in the mirror and remove one accessory,” we have a feeling she wasn’t referring to one of your earrings. And yet, Lena Dunham followed the icon’s advice and ditched a hoop.
The double-breasted, knee-length vest Nicole Scherzinger is sporting is either the ultimate transitional in-between-seasons piece or the most impractical raincoat ever.
DOG COLLAR CHOKERS
Apparently, if you’re a bold brunette singer looking to make a statement, you’re reaching way back to the ’90s for a goth-inspired dog collar choker complete with leash clasp at the front of the neck. (Additional edgy jewelry optional, though and Jessie J. both went for it.)
We wonder what’s harder to pull off: looking like you belted a blanket to wear as a dress (à la Hilary Rhoda) or engaging in a three-way fashion face-off with Blake Lively on the cover of Vogue and the mannequin behind you.
TAN HOSE AS PANTS
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Leggings are not pants. We just didn’t realize we had to expand that statement to include nude pantyhose, which, despite having the word “pant” in the name, are a questionable bottoms choice (as seen on Ariana Grande).
RACERFRONT LEATHER OVERALLS
has been on a major mini streak, which includes this seemingly lederhosen-inspired overalls skirt. She’s lucky it comes with a shirt attached, because we can’t figure out what bra would go best with this particular cut.
A FULLY FEATHERED PURSE
Does avian accessory take wing and soar for you, or would you rather see this look permanently grounded?
SHEER PANTS OVER SHORTS
If you ask us, Cara Delevingne’s plunging neckline isn’t the craziest part of this jumpsuit ( has raised our tolerance for major cleavage). It’s the striped see-through flares layered over booty shorts that really grab our attention.
SWEATS WITH A MESSAGE
Does the graphic on pants adequately represent your feelings for her look or would you have gone with a different, not-so-happy emoji?
JUMPSUITS TIED AT THE WAIST
You might be asking yourself, Why wear a onesie at all if you’re just going to wear it half-off? You might also be asking yourself, Could be any cooler? Both would be valid questions.
For those of you who feel that muumuus are just a tad too casual, presents to you the collared formal version of the billowy design.
We’ve already got fitted knee-highs, but after seeing this photo of Chrissy Teigen, suddenly we’re considering investing in this bell-bottom style.
TEES WITH PRINTED LEIS
Hey, we want to be in Hawaii as much as does (seen here in a Cynthia Rowley tee), but we’re not sure we’d take our vacay fever to this extreme. (P.S. How proud are you of us that we got through that whole caption with a “getting lei’d” joke?)
STATEMENT NECKLACES OVER TURTLENECKS
Remember when everyone was wearing bling over their collared button-downs? Leave it to Olivia Palermo, Trendsetter Extraordinaire, to take the combo to the next level.
SPANDEX CAPRIS OUTSIDE THE GYM
Would we ever wear the same stretchy pants we use for barre classes for a formal event? Unlikely. Then again, the stretchy pants we own are designer Alaïa leggings (like the ones has on).
HIGH-FASHION FANNY PACKS
We admit it, the idea of not having to carry a purse is pretty alluring. But so alluring that we’d adorn our waist with a Chanel carryall like ? We may just stick to carrying our bags.
Our biggest concern when wearing the tartan print is avoiding looking like a schoolgirl in uniform or an extra in Braveheart. We’d say that doesn’t have to worry about being mistaken for either of those two things.