Orange is such a happy color, we were immediately attracted to this FOF in the park. Did she do her trench justice by pairing it with gray boots and an aqua top? Or is the look all wet?
We asked our FOFashion Gurus. Tell us what YOU think.
Lovey Dash: This look is great because of the woman who is wearing it, and not the other way around. It looks like she has a great sense of self esteem and a gorgeous smile. I love the silver ring and the on-trend orange coat. A lot of color blocking which is fun for this season.
Lovey Dash is a Beverly Hills-based stylist. She was formerly in VIP sales for Louis Vuitton on Rodeo Drive.
Karen C. Hughes: A bright trench is a wonderful transition into warmer weather. If it is very warm, perhaps after Mother’s Day, I’d store the boots away and give them a rest until fall again.
When it does come back, I would encourage the model to show just a little skin from the hemline of her skirt to the tops of her boots. Even with longer lengths more in vogue in the coming seasons, when wearing a shorter skirt, it is still more interesting to see a little break between the skirt hem and the top of the boot. As someone who loves color myself, I think her colors are great. She’s missing a vital piece from her outfit– accessories! I’d stick to a delicate scarf or longer layered necklace to complete her look and some oversized earrings.
Karen C. Hughes is an Atlanta-based style and image coach, her company is styleYOUniversity.
Sherrie Mathieson: There is more self-confidence (garnered from her happy stance) projected here– than good style. Several flaws to point to: No sense of color! I would never pair the bright colors she’s wearing with black. A bit of style-schizophrenia: The boots and skirt, say “winter”–but her coat and top say “spring/summer.”
Deborah Boland: I love the orange trench that is as bright and cheery as this beautiful woman’s megawatt smile! As for the rest of her outfit, I’d suggest she trade in the gray boots for a pair of sexy black platform pumps, then add some big interesting jewelry to give this plain outfit more serious style.
Style Expert Deborah Boland writes the brilliant fashion blog, Fabulous After 40.
Susan Hersh: This FOF woman wears color well and her index finger ring adds more personality to this vibrant outfit. The boot choice is bulky, but there are many wedge knee high boot options that would have a more slenderizing shape. A wedge shoe complemented with hosiery will also elongate the leg. Color is a big trend for fall so this lady is right on track.
Shelley Zurek: I find this woman to be of elegant stature and possessing a confident smile which is appealing. The rest of the outfit has cute individual pieces, but the trench and sweater say “spring” and the skirt and boots say “winter.” To change it up, I would suggest adding a black beautiful scarf with the turquoise and peach as accents, a black skirt that is the same length or shorter than the trench, black hose, and black flats.
Shelley Zurek is the clever FOF behind the blog, Still Blonde after all these YEARS.
Terry Gibralter: I love this FOF’s confident attitude and great smile! But the outfit falls a bit short for me. The best item is the classic trench in a beautiful shade of tangerine, that instantly adds pizazz to any outfit. The other pieces need a little of that. Not sure if that’s a dress or t-shirt and skirt, but I would prefer a tone on tone outfit underneath or perhaps jeans and a crisp white blouse. Additionally the boots look and feel too heavy for summer. Her cool silver ring is a great touch, however.
Glenyse Thompson: I love the simplicity of her look and the pop of color, but feel the boots are weighing down her outfit. I would add a chunky vintage statement necklace and balance the skirt with kitten heel or bootie. Show off those legs, girl!
Glenyse Thompson is a personal home and wardrobe stylist and the creator of Styleosophy.
Susan Grant: This is a great look– perfect, smooth fit, cool colors accented with the pop of orange, all classic, yet modern. The single silver ring on her index finger is an edgy touch, no other accessories being necessary, as she exudes self confidence and doesn’t rely on gimmicky fashion or bling for it. Good for her!
Susan Grant is merchandise manager for Muse, a full-service jewelry showroom.
Photographer: Statia Grossman