It’s a jungle out there! From her safari hat to her tiger sweater, this FOF’s outfit belongs on the set of an “Out of Africa” movie remake. We appreciate a woman who shows her wild side, but was this one wildly ridiculous? See what our FOFs think, then share your opinion in the comments, below.
Terry Gibralter: “I’m mixed on this one. Her sweater is beautiful and perfectly paired with narrow jeans and bone leather, knee-high boots. Her hat is cute and works well with her curls—she’s super youthful and attractive! Her bag, a gorgeous green YSL shoulder bag and would work with anything. Now the coat….too big, too ruffled, too gray and too wrong. I wish she had chosen a narrow leather topper or even a cool, knit poncho.”
Shelley Zurek: “Unfortunate pairings. Nothing seems to go together. The boots and coat are dressy. The jeans and sweater are casual, yet don’t look good with each other. The hat could be dressy or casual. It seems to me that the pieces were chosen randomly. Each piece looks nice on its own, but together they say chaos.”
Shelley Zurek is the clever FOF behind the blog, Still Blonde after all these YEARS.
Lovey Dash: “This does not work for me. I love her hat and boots. I like her coat…but not with this outfit. It’s way too much for all of this. The jeans are jeans. The sweater is weird. She should keep her bag and work another outfit around that, instead.”
Lovey Dash is a Beverly Hills-based stylist. She was formerly in VIP sales for Louis Vuitton on Rodeo Drive.
Glenyse Thompson: “It’s a lot going on. Namely, 1981 is calling, it wants that sweater back.”
Glenyse Thompson is a personal home and wardrobe stylist and the creator of Styleosophy.
Sherrie Mathieson: “Interesting–although I dislike her hat, blatant ‘Y’ on her bag, tiger themed sweater and her frilled coat–I still find her inexplicably attractive. Perhaps it’s her naturally pretty face and hair that manages to trump her style?”
Susan Sommers: “This outfit is just too much–of everything! Too much volume with too much hair and too many broken lines. Instead of looking long and lean (the way Elle MacPherson, might appear in something similar) our lady seems squat and shapeless with short legs. Love the coat but would like to see it over a body-fitting sweater with jeans and short dark booties so her leg is extended. A long pendant necklace would also appear to lengthen her body. I’d also tie back her hair–since the coat is so big, her hair needs to be smaller–especially if she’s wearing a hat. Like the bag, but with this coat, I’d select a satchel instead.”
Deborah Boland and Jojami Tyler (The Glam Gals): “This BoHo babe looks like she is on her way to Africa! Her exotic flowing hair, animal print top, boots and suede bag communicate free spirit, while her floppy hat and ruffly jacket send a girly, romantic message. She needs to trade in the jacket for a more rugged safari one to enjoy her adventures in style!”
“Glam Gals” Jojami Tyler and Deborah Boland co-write the brilliant fashion blog, Fabulous After 40.
Susan Hersh: “The coat is fun and fashionable but the tiger Intarsia sweater is very outdated and adds unnecessary bulkiness. She should swap the sweater with a printed blouse for a more updated look. The light-colored knee high boots shorten her legs. Instead, a black, knee-length boot with skinny jeans would immediately elongate the leg. Lastly, chuck the hat, it looks too Annie Hall.”