{What Do You Think Of This Look?}

We spotted this FOF handbag designer, at a recent accessories show (really, how could we miss her?). We’re still undecided on her tie-dye pants, but one thing we’re sure about: it takes guts at any age to sport them! What do you think? Is her outfit tie dye for?

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Sandra Soich: “Chic! The FOF’s overall look is a class act. Her hair is sleek and clean, jewelry is great and I love the top. The pants are “out there” but good…and I love the shoes. I think the look is very current…a la 7th Ave!”

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

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Susan Hersh: “Printed pants are a huge trend this season but tucked into her funky shoes, these tie-dye pants almost look like pajamas. Her black shirt looks very heavy–the weight of the fabric looks might be more appropriate for fall.”

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

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Sherrie Mathieson: “I love the low-key top paired with the colorful eye-catching pant. The top and bottom are in perfect balance, and more importantly–they flatter her. I also love her tailored, modern Hermes ‘Collier de Chien’ bracelet as well as the other ethnic-inspired jewelry. I would have maybe chosen between the two different styles. The high-heeled booties give her the long-legged look she needs to carry off the voluminous print pant–perfect! Even her painted toenails pick up one of the blue shades in her pant. She’s youthful, appropriate, and creative–kudos!”

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

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Lovey Dash: “I love her Hermes wrist band, pant, open-toed bootie and short, black top–great proportions and great colors. Her hair tied back is so nice, neat and right with this look. This is the best “What Do You Think of This Look” I have seen yet!”

Lovey Dash is a Beverly Hills-based stylist. She was formerly in VIP sales for Louis Vuitton on Rodeo Drive.

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Terry Gibralter: “I really don’t hate her look but that said, I don’t love it either. Overall, it’s coming off a bit sloppy. I don’t like the proportions of the short-ish classic blouse with shirttail out over the pants and I really don’t like how the soft unfitted pants pool at the ankles of her boots. The boots are quite cool however, but they would be better with structured, form-fitting pants. That being said, she’s in great shape and could probably pull off the wild pants just paired with something more fitting like sandals or tennis shoes and a slightly longer, more casual top.”

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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71 Responses to “{What Do You Think Of This Look?}”

  1. Kim says:

    She pulls the outfit off pretty well. Her accessories, blouse, and hair look great. However, I think I would get the pants in a more fall/winter pattern and colors. The boots are too cute and look good with the pant style IMO, but I wish they had enclosed toes. The outfit looks sort of winter on top, and summer on the bottom. She’s a pretty lady, and would really WOW that ensemble if the pants were winter colors/pattern. 🙂

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  2. sharon910 says:

    no no no no

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  3. Carol says:

    I’m not into black clothing – so I would have preferred a white or solid color top. The boots I do not like at all! Sandals would have been a better choice. But I love the pants 🙂

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  4. Carolyn ratcliff says:

    Hate the pants….hate the shoes……nope, I just couldn’t and wouldn’t leave the house wearing either……..

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  5. Sandy051 says:

    I agree with Terry. I don’t hate it but yet don’t love it. Don’t care for the pants tucked into the shoes. Maybe a more flattering flat sandal and a different top. I’m always open to trying new looks, love clothes, shoes, etc. 😉

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  6. Jeanie says:

    Just because someone out there states that something is the new fashion trend doesn’t mean it really is for everyone. I mean- really?

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  7. mandradany says:

    Love all those colors…loud, busy and eye catching!

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  8. Nikki Gwin says:

    While it would NOT work for every occasion (ie: grocery store, ball field, work….) I think its very appropriate and becoming for the event she was attending.

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  9. virginia says:

    P.The designers and manufacturers are making fools of women and laughing all the way to the bank.

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  10. virginia says:

    The shoes are a problem and are ugly! The rest seems ok. Designers are marketing these uglies to unseeing, unthinking women. UGLY shoes!!!!!! No wonder men laugh at women!!!!!

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  11. Candee says:

    Love the pants…top is too black and heavy looking…I would go for the little tailored look, but choose a color from the pants…The shoes, well, the shoes is all I can say…:)

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  12. noirin says:

    The outfit – looks too casual for an important event, but then again, as a “designer” she can go the artsy route. The shoes, however are the most outlandish and ridiculous things I have ever seen. I agree with others here who have said they represent the worst of something worn because some “expert” said it was “trendy.”

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  13. Sharon says:

    Where do you get these so called “fashion experts”? I’m always up for thinking out or the box, but honestly those pants should be left in the box. I wouldn’t even lounge around the house in them.

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  14. Hawklady says:

    I think she pulled this look off with panache. She looks cool, calm, and comfortable. The oh so current pants look great with the simple top. The boots are just right for this look. Way to go!

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  15. Trisha says:

    Those “booties/shoes? are ridiculous. The designer of those monstrosities must be laughing his butt off. American women will buy and wear anything if they are told it is fashionable or trendy. Why would your wear cut-out boots? They are freaking ugly. Your so-called experts just lost all their credibility as far as I’m concerned. Talk about lemmings…

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  16. Marianne says:

    This look would work better with a little tweaking. First, the pattern on the pants is better suited for a swim coverup or summer dress. It’s too bright for the heavy black top. If the top were sleeveless and the pants were a more sophisticated, subdued print it would be more wearable, but still modern. The pants need a little more structure in the fabric. They are drapey to the point of being droopy. They need hemmed so they don’t slouch around the ankles, which gives a sloppy look overall. I think they would actually be cuter as a crop. A long necklace would finish the outfit for a slenderizing pulled together look. Too much detail on the wrists adds bulk. It’s not the worst, but it could be better.

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  17. TK says:

    Where can I buy these?

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  18. Laurie says:

    I love the outfit, she pulls it off perfectly.

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  19. Betty Herbert says:

    My first impression is “oh, my God! What was she thinking?” I’m not sure there’s anything about this outfit that I can say I really like. Her hair and makeup are good, but go back to the closet and try again.

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  20. deestea says:

    She exudes confidence in wearing these pants! They also look comfy. I love it!

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  21. Anne says:

    I agree outfit is too cute….but the shoes have to go…too over stated for pants

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  22. tarheel4ever says:

    While I would not be comfortable wearing that outfit (mostly because I’m a lot larger than she is), I think she looks cute and “hip” (is that word still used to describe someone who looks in style?). 🙂

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  23. Kat E says:

    I always think “GOLF OUTFIT” or PJs when I see wild pants. They Are not for me, but I have learned in my fifty plus years NEVER SAY NEVER! It is in style these days to wear lots of non-matching pattern clothes, but I will leave that look to the circus clowns for now. I think that she can wear what she feels comfortable in, as confidence shows through no matter what is being worn as “fashion”>

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  24. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    I think the top is great, the pants are meh….but OK for a designer, I mean, she wants to stand out, right? But I don’t like the shoes with the pants tucked in. How about platform wedges in black? That I could see.

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    • Laura says:

      Frim the waist up and from the ankles down, she has some
      Good style, but the pajama pants beed to stat home
      fir slumming around the house if she must gave them at all. The overall look is just awful!!

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  25. mosiepup says:

    I don’t care for it at all. The pants look like pajama pants, or some pants the clown at the circus lost.

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  26. ctgal says:

    I love it! I think she pulls it off perfectly. Everything is just right. I bought some flowered pants the other day online, and I doubt if I will be able to pull them off like I want to. They are like these, brassy and out there. We’ll see…..

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  27. Deb says:

    Am I the only FOF reader who is uncomfortable with “WhatDoYouThinkOfThisLook”? Each of the women featured has obviously put time and effort into her look. Aren’t we mature enough at this point to accept that there are lots of ways to dress, and leave the judgments behind?
    An alternative would be to single out women who are looking good, and talk about why, rather than what too often sounds like middle school mean girls redux.

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    • ctgal says:

      I agree with you! I’m always supporting the person in the pic. when I see one. It’s so mean to pick, pick pick. As my mother used to say, if you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say it at all.

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  28. Tasi says:

    Well, American women are not known for good taste and this outfit proves the point. But then maybe she was going to the circus

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  29. FabulousMimi says:

    she looks amazing, but I don’t personally like the pants with the rest of the outfit….we all have different taste in clothing I suppose 🙂

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  30. maxine kell says:

    I love her overall look. She has a gorgeous figure and is very stylish. I would have liked a colored skinny jean better but this does work for her.

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  31. Ann says:

    From the waist up she’s hot hot hot. The pants truly do look like pajamas and I’m sorry but I just don’t like those type of shoes-on anyone! She’d look much better with a classic pair of camel colored trousers, I guess I’m not tres chic …

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  32. Jill says:

    This is the first really good look I’ve seen on this page. She’s right in fashion and not too over the top. The top and shoes are perfect complements for the pants. A+!

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  33. CJ says:

    This actually looks pretty good! Honestly though, it’s the only way those pants COULD look good. 🙂
    I’m really loving those boots!

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  34. Thereislightonthehorizon says:

    The trousers need to be tie dyed vertically and with more tiny sunbursts (eg: not on the knees or backside!) This would be more in keeping with the “hand made” look instead of utilitarian look of unflattering wide stripes. The shirt is heavy looking, yet if it were longer (as in a tunic length) it would look much more summery and the open toe shoes would make more sense.

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    • Pinky says:

      I think this is a creative and gutsy look! She pulls it off beautifully and looks confident, stylish, and contemporary…her simple hair and funky accessories give it a truly modern edge.

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  35. kellykat says:

    gutsy,youthful,& on trend

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  36. sarahbaldwin says:

    I like the look. I agree with Lovey Dash. This is the first “What Do You Think of This Look?” that didn’t have an element that made me cringe.

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  37. Mick says:

    I like her look, but for the season, I would have paired the pants (very artsy, love all the colors!) with a lean long tank (or two: more color!) with a belt. She could have even stayed with black and it wouldn’t look as SOLID MASS as those longer sleeves.

    The bracelets are great: always a good distraction from any “flying squirrel arm” action going on when you opt for sleeveless. Her boots repeat that heavy DARK feel: something open and strappier in any color of the rainbow to go with those pants – why settle for black? It’s summer so stow the boots til fall and lighten up.

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  38. evieb says:

    She is adorable so can wear anything she chooses!

    Personally, I like all the elements separately but not together.
    I would pair those pants with a silky cami and sandals for a tropical vacation.

    I would wear the black shirt with jeans to the office.

    I would try the booties with a legging or very skinny jean but not really sure I love the concept of toe-less boots, despite their trendiness.

    Love the jewelry – wear anywhere easiness.
    Love her dewey glow and casual healthy overall look. 🙂

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  39. JED says:

    I actually like the look very much, except for the shoes.

    The bunching at the ankle of the pants leg and the high top of the shoe are not terribly attractive. With a different shoe, I would rate this in the top 10 of this column.

    Tie dye is not one of my favorite things, but that being said, done in the stripe rather than the usual large circles, these really are very attractive!

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  40. BlueBear says:

    Hideous! When you are over fifty, you don’t dress like a teenager. It looks like she’s trying too hard.

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  41. linda lukich says:

    I think her outfir is awful

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  42. Patricia Bogard says:

    You must be kidding ! If you wear this outfit anyplace but Manhattan people will stare and laugh. The top is winter looking and the pants look like a golf course runaway.

    Come on Mid America, let’s show them how women really dress.

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    • Judith Marshall says:

      If this women is in the fashion industry, she’s missing the mark. The pants look like pajama bottoms and while the shoes may be trendy, they make her feet look like hooves.

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  43. carol.geiger@gmail.com says:

    Never liked tie-dye anything. If the pants were any other bright print, and didn’t fit like pajamas I’d give the look a 10. As it is it’s a 5

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  44. Janice says:

    I don’t care for the pants tucked into the boots and the shirt seems heavy for a summer shirt. The overall general appearance is a bit sloppy but maybe just not something I would wear. I had to LOL at the style experts categorization of of the bracelet as “Collier de Chien” Does saying or selling a dog necklace en francais automatically make something stylish? Little wonder many American women have difficulty translating style.

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  45. Monika says:

    I love her smile. To me that says it all. Rock it!! She is wearng the clothes the clothes arent wearing her!!!

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  46. erica says:

    I’d wear it in a heartbeat if I could

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  47. Diane says:

    I love this outfit and the wearer. She has a big smile to go with her “happy” outfit. She looks comfortable……..probably spent a few minutes to put this together…………..and it works, works, works. Really neat!

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  48. Anne says:

    The pants are so much fun!

    I’d like to see a sparer top, perhaps a bateau neckline and ballet length sleeves, a little closer to the body. The bateau neckline would make it possible to wear a necklace that picks up on the fun of the pants.

    I really hate the shoe-booties in their entirety, and the subsequent pooling of the pants is unflattering. I would go for ballet flats or a classic thong sandal.

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  49. FiggyLeaf says:

    Sorry. ladies, I would not be caught anywhere wearing that outfit! The pants look hideous with the black top and black shoes — too heavy. A white, lighter fabric top and some light strappy sandals might work. This look is absolutely not for me.

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  50. Norma Axel says:

    Is hiddeous clear enough! The shoes are fine, but the pants are way over the top for me and the top is too “suity” for those awful pants. Want to be starred at? Try this look!!!

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  51. Marcia says:

    I think it’s a great look. The shoes have got me, though. I don’t care for the look with the rest of the outfit. I don’t like the way the pants bunch when they hit the shoes. Otherwise, it’s a wonderful, fun look. I’d wear this in a minute – with different shoes =o) and I’m 65. As someone else said — are you sure she’s over 55?

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  52. Lydia says:

    It looks OK (just OK). Although the shoes are interesting, I don’t think they work with this particular outfit, at least not at the point where the pant meets the boot top.

    Am I thrilled by the return of tie dye? not particularly. But I do like the return of a more relaxed pant. Not everyone feels comfortable in the skin tight pants trend of the last few years.

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  53. Leona says:

    She looks great. Now on a 64+ something, this would be a disaster. I think everything works well except the shoes. Closed toe would have been better with the long-sleeve black top.

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  54. Deborah Young says:

    Can’t say I like the look. It is too “OUT THERE” for my taste. I do not think the top looks good with the pants and the shoes are just “WRONG” in my opinion.

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  55. KathleenRileyDaniels (@RileyRants) says:

    Failure due to the shoes. The rest of the outfit is cute, those shoes look like there are barely being held on and only by a toe loop. When I covered up the footwear, the rest of the outfit came together nicely.

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  56. beachwoman says:

    A fantastic look! Maybe a different color top but everything else is perfectly chic and fun.

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  57. Kat S says:

    The pants are very casual and the boots and shirt are not a good match but she looks great anyway. Are y ou sure she is over 55? lol.

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  58. Cathi says:

    Looks great on her…..very much older and not so much.

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  59. Maggie says:

    The look is fine waist-up. Waist down it’s T.A.C.K.Y.

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  60. patatwell says:

    I like the pants…….with a shape like that, she can wear anything. That said, I think the pants are to casual for the rest of the outfit.

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  61. Andrea says:

    I do not like the shoes, they have an identity problem. The front of her feet look to be falling out with only the looped big toe keeping her foot in place.

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  62. Soledad says:

    I like the top, shoes and jewelry. I think if she had worn a skirt with this pattern it would look better.

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  63. Vera Jane says:

    Love everything about it! If I had her shape I would wear those pants in a heartbeat!!!

    And I agree with Lovey that this is the best “What Do You Think of This Look” we’ve seen.

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  64. Diane says:

    Fabulous!

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  65. a1nettie says:

    I don’t like it 🙁 too crazy.

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  66. Elizabeth says:

    This women is gorgeous and love the outfit. You can see she has lots of spark to her.

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  67. Dolly says:

    So very French! What a hit!

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