We spotted this FOF on Long Island, where she lives and works. She loves vintage and secondhand items– the bag is from a garage sale, and the earrings were $1 at a flea market.
Do you love her simple spring look, or is it just too boring? Help us decide– leave a comment below!
Lovey Dash: Not bad– she had the right idea. Just missing an array of fab bangles and/or a heavy necklace… or some big fab earrings. I like the slim pant and strappy caged shoes. The tunic works. The bag is not my style, but she could be working and needs that tote! SHE NEEDS JEWELRY, and BIG BOLD ONES AT THAT!!!
Lovey Dash is a Beverly Hills-based stylist. She was formerly in VIP sales for Louis Vuitton on Rodeo Drive.
Karen C. Hughes: She’s missing some pop pieces that will give her that “WOW” factor. There’s no reason a woman can’t be comfortable AND stylish. It doesn’t need to be mutually exclusive.
Yes, it’s a bit seasonally simple, but she could take that great color earring and add her “wow” by either partnering it with a handbag that is colorful, a pair of shoes that are in the same hue, or even a multi-colored scarf. As it is it’s just boring. She has two base neutral colors with nothing to draw attention to her face with color– she needs something to POP!
Sherrie Mathieson: I am a big fan of simplicity. She looks very comfortable in her body tunic length skimming top, which is paired in good proportion with her pant and gladiator sandals. Her earrings relate well to the outfit and bag/shoes.
Deborah Boland: This is a washed out wardrobe choice for this pretty woman! Nice outfit, but it’s bland. It needs some color and personality, so why not add a fab necklace or some fun stacked bracelets and a less matchy purse? A little make-up would also go a long way to perk up her look.
Style Expert Deborah Boland writes the brilliant fashion blog, Fabulous After 40.
Susan Hersh: I like this woman’s understated point of view. The tunic top elongates her body and looks great with this slim pant. The black hand bag and shoe appear light and airy, as black accessories can be heavy at times. Like the polished nails and toes but feel a little makeup would add color to her natural face and balance her light skin.
Shelley Zurek: I find it a very safe outfit. Nothing particularly bad, a great outfit for blending in. That’s no fun… The bag is super cute and has lots of personality. If she wants to amp it up, she should start with the purse for inspiration!
Shelley Zurek is the clever FOF behind the blog, Still Blonde after all these YEARS.
Terry Gibralter: I have one word for this FOF’s outfit—BOR-ING! Safe is an understatement. Not much thought needed putting this outfit together. Shapeless beige tunic over black pants, the sandals are OK and so is the bag. I don’t know, maybe she was in a hurry and just threw on the first thing she could find, ditching makeup or any color whatsoever… Except for the green earrings, which are cute but a bit of a waste with this look. I say she’s in need of a colorful spring makeover!
Photographer: Statia Grossman