With temperatures pushing 100 degrees in New York City last week, FOFs tried to look cool and keep cool. Did this woman succeed? See what our style experts think then tell us in the comments below: Is her outfit haute
or a hot mess?
"I love her outfit, she looks really cool. The fitted tee provides balance to her looser, pintucked skirt. By adding the flat sandals with complementary colors--she's exuding a casual yet comfortable elegance. It's a DO!"
Glenyse Thompson is a personal home and wardrobe stylist and the creator of Styleosophy
"In the 80s women wearing looks like this aspired to mimic [designers] Comme Des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto. But today the look is tired, dated, unflattering and truly overwhelms her as does her unwieldy bag."
is a leading style expert and Random House author of Steal this Style
and Forever Cool
"[This look is] somewhere in the middle for me. I have seen this skirt on a few people in the last month actually. That being said, the skirt is okay, the sandal is okay...but: TAKE OFF THAT HEAVY BAG! We also need some fun bangles, fun earrings, a great necklace or a bolero top in a fun color. If it’s hit or miss I would have to say, ‘miss.’"
is a Beverly Hills-based stylist. She was formerly in VIP sales for Louis Vuitton on Rodeo Drive.
Deborah Boland and Jojami Tyler (The Glam Gals)
: "This attractive gal is looking to project her creative side but we say, No ‘Curtain Call’ for this look. It appears as though she stole her skirt straight off drapery rods and that it is homemade with a few safety pins holding it up. Not only that, but her large black tote bag is overwhelming and covers up her nice figure. Even when dressing casually, you want your clothes to look classy and this outfit looks more like a costume."
"Glam Gals" Jojami Tyler and Deborah Boland co-write the brilliant fashion blog, Fabulous After 40
"Age appropriate--yes, hot-weather appropriate--yes, figure flattering--no! I would exchange the voluminous, dated, tie-dyed skirt for a neater, more polished look--either slim, low-belted cropped slacks or a more streamlined skirt."
is merchandise manager for Muse, a full-service jewelry showroom.
"Everything is so oversized including the handbag, dress and sunglasses--it makes you feel like she’s hiding. I would suggest downsizing the bag to a smaller, feminine one. The metallic sandals are the lightest part of this outfit and a good choice for the hard-to-miss, artsy, ombre dress that I’m still on the fence about."
is a Ford model and the host and executive producer of Meet The Experts