{What do you think of this look?}

We spotted this FOF donning nautical hues outside of a downtown NYC art gallery. We want you to tell us: does her look float your boat or make you want to jump ship? Plus, see what our style experts think!

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Sherrie Mathieson: This FOF needs a re-think. Her cute figure would be better served by a less “cute” outfit that is not so busy and chopped-up. She is petite, so greater simplicity would suit her. It would also be more appropriate if her skirt reached mid knee–especially when paired with such high heeled shoes.

Sherrie Mathieson is a leading style expert and Random House author of Steal this Style and Forever Cool.

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Sandra Soich: She gets a good score! She’s in terrific physical shape and looks great. The look is fresh. If I were to change anything it would be the shoe–I’d choose a dressier wedge. The look is fresh.

Sandra Soich is wardrobe stylist to the stars and founder of YourFashionTherapist.com.

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Susan Sommers: I love the crisp, clean pairing of navy and white, especially in hot weather and find it especially refreshing on blondes. I also like that this particular blonde accented her waist in a brightly-hued, wide belt. However, I would have preferred another color over the expected red, such as a grass green, fuchsia or bright turquoise. Because the outfit is sweet and casual, I would swap the clunky heels for a pair of lace-up navy or white espadrilles; lose the necklace and instead wear a pair of big hoop earrings; then put the bangle, along with a few more, on the same wrist as her watch.

Susan Sommers is a personal branding and wardrobing specialist, founder of Dresszing and author of two fashion bibles, French Chic and Italian Chic.

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Susan Hersh: There’s a whole lot going on here and it’s too much for the eye. The accessories do not work with each other. The red belt is not necessary, and the nude pump is too dressy for the outfit and should be replaced with a modern wedge. Dump the necklace and replace with a wide cuff bracelet on one arm and add the thin bracelet to the wrist with the watch. The right accessories would modernize her outfit–the current choice is outdated.

Susan Hersh is a Ford model and the host and executive producer of Meet The Experts.

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Shelley Zurek: With the body of an 18 year old, this FOF would probably look good in a potato sack! Liking everything about this outfit especially the shoes and her casual hair. I think the belt makes it a little too Fourth of July, which is fine, if it is the Fourth of July! I think a light, silver chain belt would have been my choice. If she didn’t have these stunning dancer legs, the skirt might be too short but with her lovely tan gams, she’s ready for a summer day!

Shelley Zurek is the clever FOF behind the blog, Still Blonde after all these YEARS.

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Terry Gibralter: I think this FOF looks quite cute for a late, summer day! I love the draped, striped top with the ribbons on the shoulders. The skirt is really great, too–I especially love the cool and handy piped pockets. The belt is the perfect width and adds a nice pop of color to the ensemble. I like the fun necklace as well. My only beef with this outfit is her shoe choice. I just don’t get nude colored platform killer heels with this easy outfit. Wouldn’t a great pair of colorful espadrille wedges look much more fitting?

Terry Gibralter is the Sr. Vice President and Creative Director at Grey advertising as well as a fashion stylist and the creator of these clever work accessories.

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45 Responses to “{What do you think of this look?}”

  1. Ann Rock says:

    I think she looks great…the only thing I’d tone down is the necklace…I think silver beads of something simpler would look better

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  2. maxie says:

    She is an attractive woman but I think her outfit is too young looking for her. A more sophisticated look would better suit her. She’s got a cute figure and would look good in almost anything, but not this.

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  3. Simplychic says:

    She is a pretty woman, but the outfit needs tweaked. It’s just not a sophisticated look with the bows on the shoulders, the color palete and the gathered skirt with the pockets. I usually love a belt, but in this case, it just cuts her lean figure. The shoes are too high and dressy for the rest of the outfit. This is a picnic look trying to look NYC with the shoes. It would work better by replacing the too high heels with espadrilles, lose the belt and bows, change the skirt to a slim, non-gathered look and update the necklace.

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  4. rherzogky says:

    Love it, if you work to keep in shape and youthful you may as well dress the part!

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  5. Michelle says:

    I would do away with the necklace and the shoe is too much. An espadrille would be perfect.

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  6. vkuhl says:

    I wouldn’t wear it, but then I have a completely different body type and personal style. This woman has a lot of self-awareness, I think, to be able to dress like this and really pull it off. I really think she gets away with this because she has the body for it and the attitude. I would quibble with the shoes and the belt, but that’s just me. My first impression was very positive. I do not think she looks like an “old lady” trying to look youthful, which is, of course the kiss of death.

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  7. JAN says:

    I agree with Susan…there’s a whole lot going on!!!

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  8. catherine says:

    Too cutesy. This is a very boring look. The pockets on the skirt are just tacky. The look is also way too casual for those ultra high heels.

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  9. Soledad says:

    Are those pockets on her skirt? What are they for? And the shoes do not go with this outfit. I’m thinking something more of a sandal. The belt is not necessary but if she insists on it, I think a narrower belt would work better. Otherwise I think it suits her.

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  10. jennifer t. schultz says:

    the shoes are too dressy for this outfit. she should have worn some huraches, lose the necklace, wear hoop earrings, couple of bracelets. otherwise it is a great look for her. even if she did leave the necklace. just change the shoes. love the nautical look.

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  11. Mick says:

    I think she looks cute! I would have gone with white, red, or navy shoes; not the beige tone. The accessories are not the current trends, but they aren’t a horrible faux paux. She’s in great shape, so she can wear whatever she wants!

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  12. Becky Beer says:

    She looks great….except the shoes. Red,white or blue espadrillas,or silk wedges (same color mentioned ), would give the outfit more balance; as it is casual.

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  13. Sarah Knoke says:

    I’m with Shelley, the outfit is very cute! Maybe a different belt but it’s awesome!

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  14. Paula says:

    Agree with shelley and susan – different belt, and lost the necklace add bangles!

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  15. Jenna Wood says:

    I agree with Shelley, I would have liked to see a swept updo, something soft, but more styled.

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  16. Shari Millerson says:

    Jump ship fast! Too “old lady trying to look cute” for me.

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    • vkuhl says:

      Old lady?? I hope I look that good when I’m an “old lady.”

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  17. Ann says:

    I think she looks great. Sometimes it’s fun to dress In a themey type,outfit and this one certainly flatters her. There are two things I’m not crazy about….the pockets on the skirt-they widen the line too much ….and the shoes….I think some cute espadrilles would have gone better with this outfit .

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  18. Marie Doyle says:

    Sink this one in the deep blue sea. That red belt -Yuck- ditch the necklace and the shoes are totally inappropriate I would like to have seen a heeled sandle or a casual wedge. The FOF has a great body….use it your advantage – remember less is more attractive.

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  19. Janice says:

    Not loving the length of the skirt, too short, nor the little pockets. The shoes are far too dressy for the rest of the outfit. She appears short and the cut off at the waist with red belt is making her appear even shorter. All a bit too “cutesy” but she is beautiful!

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  20. sharon910 says:

    Think the belt chores her in half ,and don’t care for the shoes either.

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  21. Babs says:

    This is one of those outfits that is just one or two items overdone: skip the red belt or skip the beaded necklace or drop the skirt length etc. Definitely nautical, definitely informal, young and more for Spring. She cares about her appearance, likes fashion, and is willing to try things new. Keep on “Keeping on!”

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  22. Tiffany Cruz says:

    I love what Shelley said and agree about the belt. Too red, white, and blue. Great choice with the nude pumps, they definitely make this FOFs legs look a lot longer. Great outfit.

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  23. Stevie says:

    I love the look! And think those shoes are amazing! And I have to say I agree with Shelley- she definitely has those dancer legs– she’ll look good in anything!

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  24. Lena - @elenka29 says:

    Shelley is so on the dot – love everything, but the belt and I can only dream to look like that

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  25. Jeannette says:

    I agree with Shelley – the red belt is a little much for anything besides the 4th of July but overall I love the outfit. If you’re got that body, work it!

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  26. Taylor says:

    I have to agree with Shelly on this one. With the exception of the red belt, this FOF looks fantastic! I

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  27. maxine says:

    she looks great – i, too, would lose the necklace and change the shoes to espadrilles. skirt is, yes, a wee tad short, but if i had her legs i would display them too!

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  28. Sabrina Radke says:

    I completely agree with what Shelley said about the belt! Just not the everyday look seems too 4th of July-ish. I do love the hair too!

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  29. mel says:

    I actually really love it! I agree with Shelley!

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  30. Darlene Hunt says:

    Jump Ship !!…too blah for me…

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  31. Teresha says:

    I agree with Shelley. if you’ve got the gams, flaunt ’em!

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  32. Penny Boyer says:

    I think it is a really cute and eye-catching outfit. The shoes don’t work with it, but the outfit itself is nice and something I would wear pre-thyroid days.

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  33. NoreenB says:

    this is a great summer look – but I agree the shoes are too dressy. A low wedge shoe, and a cardigan, and she is ready for work or play.

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  34. Lydia says:

    I think she looks very summery and fun. Except, like many have said above, the shoes are not in the spirit of the breezy, casual style of the clothes.

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  35. Carol says:

    I think she looks great – except for the shoes. I agree an espadrille would look much better

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  36. Boni says:

    It catches the eye but there is to much going on. Pockets, belt, full skirt, dressy shoe, the bows. She is a really pretty woman with a fabulous figure, the outfit plays that down.

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  37. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    She’s adorable and in fantastic shape, but I’d love to see the outfit look a little less “cutesy.” Maybe a white or navy pencil skirt, and the pumps switched out for a more flesh-toned (for her!) wedge or closed toe pump. I know this isn’t part of it, but I’d like to see her hair with some warmer lowlights blended in, and a little less shaggy and more classic cut. But she’s gorgeous!

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  38. bclaxton says:

    She looks great. Like everyone else, I’d ditch the shoes in favor of Flats because they are more comfortable than espadrilles. That would mollify the reviewer who thought the skirt was too short. She has the legs to wear that length.

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  39. DeloresKenyon says:

    I think she looks great! I want her calf muscle!

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  40. jankeyser says:

    Great look except for her heels.

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  41. Susan D. says:

    I like the look in its entirety and this woman looks great. But, I agree that espadrilles would work better, and I would would also choose a mid knee-length skirt. I like the idea of a belt in another color other than red.

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  42. Betty Herbert says:

    I like it. It wouldn’t work on everybody but her body is perfect for the look. I think I change the shoes to a nice wedge instead of the heels. Otherwise I think she looks terrific.

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  43. pkw says:

    Spunky, Fresh and great for a hot summer casual day. Age/figure/personality appropriate.

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  44. badgirl says:

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