We saw this FOF on the street in SoHo. She’s originally from Russia but now lives in New York. She brought some color to a traditional outfit, but we want our FOFs to weigh in with their opinions. Do you love this watercolor accessory, or is it a classic case of the “wrong place, wrong time?” Help us decide, leave a comment, below!
Lovey Dash: This look immediately bothered me. I love the scarf on its own. I think the drab outfit is just too wintery for this easy, breezy colorful scarf. I would have preferred this scarf with blue jeans and a leather jacket for the winter, and of course I would have loved this scarf with white jeans for the summer. Not crazy about this look but not the end of the world.
Lovey Dash is a Beverly Hills-based stylist. She was formerly in VIP sales for Louis Vuitton on Rodeo Drive.
Karen C. Hughes: Watercolor Wondddddderful! It’s a stunning scarf and brings her traditionally styled suit up to date. It shows how easy it is to update your look with something as simple as an accessory piece.
Sherrie Mathieson: If you decide on a black and white outfit–keep the colors neutral and the patterns clean and simply graphic. By adding this overwhelmingly long scarf she is obviously trying to add color and softness–but it detracts rather than adds. It just looks sloppy.
Deborah Boland: Talk about a splash of color… This looks more like a waterfall! I love the scarf, the colors, the fact that she has livened up a dark suit with some bright hues, but the way she is wearing this scarf is a little overpowering. There are 101 great ways to tie a scarf. I suggest she play around and come up with one that makes this outfit look super fab!
Style Expert Deborah Boland writes the brilliant fashion blog, Fabulous After 40.
Susan Hersh: Adding color to a solid black outfit was something Yves Saint Laurent did exquisitely. I would take this hanging colorful scarf and tie or wrap it in an interesting way to sharpen the look. The patent leather pump is heavy and should be replaced with a black modern sandal, as it will pair nicely with the scarf and celebrate that spring is here. Take the approach that lighter is better.
Shelley Zurek: I find this lady adorable. Her all black coat, pants and shoes seem classy for business attire. However, there are a few things I find odd and I would change. Her scarf, while pretty and springy, is too long…I feel it should hit just below the waist. I don’t really understand the stick pin in her lapel. A few quick tweaks could make her fab!
Shelley Zurek is the clever FOF behind the blog, Still Blonde after all these YEARS.
Terry Gibralter: In terms of this FOF’s look—I actually think she looks great. I love the chic elongated tuxedo jacket and pants. The shoes are the right choice to pair with it and the clutch looks smart. The beautiful printed scarf adds just the right amount of arty coolness. My only criticism is of her hair—I wish it were a more controlled look to further enhance her put-together style.
Photographer: Statia Grossman