In or Out: Olivia Wilde in J. Mendel

Posted on October 27, 2011

We want to offer positive support to Olivia here, because we think she made a bold choice and we’re all about the bold choices.

 

Olivia Wilde in J. MendelOlivia Wilde attends the Glamour Reel Moments 2011 – held at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles in a J. Mendel dress paired with Brian Atwood shoes.

Olivia Wilde in J. MendelJ. Mendel Resort 2012 Collection/Model: Beth Whitson

Olivia Wilde in J. Mendel

Olivia Wilde in J. Mendel

Olivia Wilde in J. Mendel

She has a tendency to pick these very fashion-y kind of dresses; fierce and head-turning looks that suit her own looks. And for the most part, this has worked quite well for her. But we really dig the loose, laid-back chicness of this dress. It’s got just enough visual interest to keep it from being boring, but it doesn’t come anywhere close to looking overdone (like some of her RC looks sometimes do). The sort of loose hair and underplayed makeup really work with the look. It’s the accessories that fail.

We might have forgiven the gold earrings (although chunky stone jewelry would have been a more suitable choice, we think), and the nondescript clutch, but HONEY. The drag queen shoes are a total WTF. We like a good juxtaposition and loathe when people do the expected thing, but a more natural-looking shoe is really what was called for here. We might even have supported a bronzey sort of metallic or neutral with some interest to it. You had a chance to work some earth-mother chicness here and you blew it on a pair of Barbie shoes.

 

Vote Now!
IN! Every outfit needs a touch of Barbie!

OUT! Hippy on the top; hooker on the bottom!

Voting on Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s “First day of the school year” outfit is still open, darlings.

[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

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