Following celebrity denim style is always a roller coaster of viewing fun, but sometimes we gotta feel bad for celebs who, by the looks of things, had a fight with their stylists (or just left the house in a rush, disregarding basics re: proportion and color). Below are three looks we think we could fix with a bit of tweaking. The denim might be amazing, but if it were that simple, we’d all look like celebs all the time! Don’t get caught making these mistakes.
Victim #1: Jessica Alba
At first glance the black and pink color scheme of this outfit is an instant eye-pleaser (she’s rocking a pair of 7 For All Mankind cropped neon pink skinnies—$169), so you nod and move on. But something is off. It’s because every garment she is wearing in this photo is “cropped”. Cropped-sleeve t-shirt, cropped skinny jeans, cropped leather vest. Too much cropping! One other minor infraction? The ugly pointed-flats don’t really jive with the rest of the look.
The fix: Roll up the sleeves or trade them in for a tank top. Lose either the leather vest or the rocker-flats. Switch one of these out for something more neutral, like a knit cardigan vest or shoes with more daytime appeal.
Image via Denim Blog.
Victim #2: Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay is a hot mess, and that’s why we love reading about her on blogs, but she also wears a lot of cool denim. Unfortunately, she’s not always in her right mind (and we can only assume that applies to when she gets dressed in the morning too). Here she does a decent job despite looking like Andy Warhol (we guess it’s her wind-swept hair). Her overall problem? This look is way older than she is.
The fix: She wears a pair of gorgeous Rag & Bone “Bell” jeans in burn orange ($70), but they need a hem job badly. The tailored blazer is pretty cool, but she needs to roll up those sleeves to avoid looking consumed by it. We won’t comment on the glasses since that was clearly the point of her ensemble, but we do suggest she put her hair up in a loose bun higher on her head so she doesn’t give off the unstable substitute teacher vibe.
Image via Denimology.
Victim #3: Miranda Crosgrove
First, disclaimer. We’re obsessed with M2F, and it ain’t easy to make one of their gorgeous colored denim jackets look bad. But Miranda Crosgrove came dangerously close with this look. She dwarfed her figure with a long skirt/crop jacket combo, and then punctuated her elfin appearance with flat buckled boots.
The fix: This fix is impossibly easy. The dress is the problem. It’s beautiful, but not with this jacket/tights/boots combo. We’d suggest a shorter dress, and maybe wedge boots.
Image via Denimology.
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—Michelle Christina Larsen
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