This FOF that we spotted in SoHo works for a worldwide organization that provides interview suits and career development to low-income women. What a mensch! She tells us she once went two years without repeating an outfit and does most of her shopping at Goodwill. Thrifty can be nifty…but did she take it too far? What do you think, FOFs–does her outfit look avant garde or like a Buckingham Palace Guard’s?
Lovey Dash: She looks like a 70s thrift shop buyer. Now, there is nothing wrong with the thrift shop but when shopping there, you really need to know how to put yourself together. If you opt for fur–at least make sure it’s all in the same animal family!
Lovey Dash is a Beverly Hills-based stylist. She was formerly in VIP sales for Louis Vuitton on Rodeo Drive.
Karen C. Hughes: Avant garde? Buckingham Palace? Au contraire–she looks like a woolly mammoth! It’s fun to show off your fur, but unless you are in the tundra it’s hard to look stylish all ‘furred up!” Why not just try the hat with a great wool topper and jeans with some leather boots? For now, stick with fur as an accent piece.
Sherrie Mathieson: How about Roger Rabbit or Bugs Bunny? I would much prefer a Moncler-type down coat in a neutral color and then perhaps a fur and leather hat in a more youthful aviator style. Hope she’s warm because the look is really awful.
Deborah Boland and Jojami Tyler (The Glam Gals): Maybe it’s because we just saw the play, but this gal’s outfit reminds us a little bit of the uniform worn by the Wicked Witch’s patrolling guards in The Wizard of Oz…ooh ee ooh, ee, ooh, ooh! In all seriousness, she’s a cute gal, and it’s a fun look. If she likes it, go for it.
“Glam Gals” Jojami Tyler and Deborah Boland co-write the brilliant fashion blog, Fabulous After 40.
Glenyse Thompson: More Buckingham Palace guard! She’s beautiful and looks warm, but it’s a bit matchy-matchy. A wool fedora in black or brown is a great cold-weather option and alternative to the hat she is wearing. It would be a fabulous update for her double-breasted vintage fur coat. Add a hat pin to make it more unique.
Glenyse Thompson is a personal home and wardrobe stylist and the creator of Styleosophy.