Style versus comfort is a dressing dilemma we all face. But, really, do we have to choose? This FOF clearly doesn't think so. She's rocking super-supportive sandals and an oh-so-en-mode wide brimmed hat. But, what do our style experts think? Did she achieve comfort-chic style? What do you think, FOFs?
"This looks schizophrenic. Our practical FOF (having sought hat sun protection and comfort) starts with a summery, feminine vision for her upper self, then opts for a "hiking" look for her lower body. Rubber bands don't make for great bracelets, and I have a feeling that the hidden shoulder bag is no more attractive than her sandals. She is a classic example of an FOF who sacrifices style for comfort."
is a leading style expert and Random House author of Steal this Style
and Forever Cool
"I like the pastel color combination and even the cheerful, colorful hat. But the vertical-striped blouse isn't flattering on such a full figure, and the gathering at the waist accentuates her hips. The harem pants would be fine with a simple, straight tailored shirt worn un-tucked."
is merchandise manager for Muse, a full-service jewelry showroom.
"I can't imagine someone could be serious about wearing this. It looks like she’s not wearing a bra when she should be wearing the best minimizer possible. She should forgo the blouson look for a top that’s long and lean. The hat is a definite ‘no.’ Her pants and shoes are the saving grace."
is wardrobe stylist to the stars and founder of YourFashionTherapist.com.
: "Where does one begin? I guess I’ll start from the top. It’s such a great year for hats, but this one is ridiculous. The bow is too much and... red!? The peasant top is not right for her bust size. A safari shirt or a tee would have been a better choice... actually, anything would have been better! The pants could have been a better fit, but I can deal. The shoes look comfortable, but I would have chosen an espadrille. At the very least, the sun is off her face and she is comfy......."
is a Beverly Hills-based stylist. She was formerly in VIP sales for Louis Vuitton on Rodeo Drive.
"This FOF proves it isn’t easy dressing comfortably and weather-appropriately without looking sloppy. This isn't a look--just pieces she put on together. From the waist down there is a relaxed harmony -- easy breezy, just stepping out and about. Not so with her upper half -- the top is just not flattering for a woman with her bust. If she picks up her arm, the elastic at the bottom of the top will rise up and you will see her belly -- big no no! This outfit could be helped with a simple shirt change. A soft linen or cotton voile shirt or even a slightly oversized white blouse is all she needs to make this look much better."'
is co-owner of Pamela Robbins boutique, buyer, merchandiser and entrepreneur.
"I like her casual putty pants. They’re great to wear cuffed on a sizzling day, and the sandal is a perfect choice. The blouse is not flattering for such an endowed woman and the elastic waist adds a lot of unnecessary fabric to her stomach. A top such as this DVF blouse
or this Joie silk blouse
would be much more flattering. They have ¾ length sleeves (like the shirt she is wearing) but the hems are easy and loose and the split necklines are more forgiving."
is a Ford model and the host and executive producer of Meet The Experts
"The blowsy striped top with full sleeves isn’t very flattering for such a well-endowed gal, and the wide elastic band doesn’t work with the pockets on the khakis. Don’t even get me started on the hat! This look does not work!"
is the founder of Bespoke Custom Shopping Tours
, carefully-crafted shopping “vacations” and a self-proclaimed, “fashion-obsessed” FOF.