Does this FOF achieve summer splendor….or white fright? Read what our style experts think, then tell us if you agree.
Sherrie Mathieson: “‘Sheer madness’ seems like the appropriate phrase for this inappropriate skirt. Too much information! This FOF is trying to look light and breezy, but her outfit is just not flattering. Also, instead of yellow shoes, she should have picked a neutral color to match the rest of her clothing.
Lovey Dash: “I don’t see much wrong with this look. She looks cool, chic, casual and comfy on a warm day. Her bag and shoes are fine. What’s missing is some bronzer and a few bangles. Would she have been better off with a bit of color?…Maybe.”
Lovey Dash is a Beverly Hills-based stylist. She was formerly in VIP sales for Louis Vuitton on Rodeo Drive.
Donna Perone: “The white dress (I believe it’s a dress–not a skirt) would look lovely with a softer cover-up than the polo — a lightweight shrug, a boat-beck or scoop-neck tee would all work. If she really wants to wear the white polo, she should wear it with khaki shorts for a better silhouette.”
Donna Perone is the founder of Living Fit with Style, a New York-based personal training and styling company.
Susan Grant: The monochromatic look–with just a touch of color in the shoes–works well. The big “however” is that the sheerness and length of the skirt leaves too much leg exposed. Any garment this sheer is meant to be worn with some sort of liner. A longer length or slacks would serve to conceal what are not this woman’s best feature.
Susan Grant is merchandise manager for Muse, a full-service jewelry showroom.
Sandra Soich: Her look is not age appropriate. Every element of the outfit is good–the bag, the shoes, the blouse and skirt–but they don’t work
together. If she wore a pair of white linen pants instead of the skirt, this could work.
Gail Garramone: I like the idea of a monochromatic look with a tailored top and a flowy skirt, but this needs help. Perhaps a thin gold belt, to focus the eye and bring a sense of order to the outfit.
Gail Garramone is a veteran V.P. of Liz Claiborne Inc. where she traveled around the country with Tim Gunn producing fashion workshops.
Susan Hersh: Pure white during the summer can be beautiful and elegant, but, this woman looks restricted. I’d prefer a shirt that has more intricate lace or ruffle detailing to continue the soft femininity of the skirt. The yellow flat is fun, but the shoulder bag is heavy-looking for such a feminine outfit. A scaled down the bag in cobalt or turquoise would be a better choice.