Girl, That’s Not Your Look: Rashida Jones

Posted on March 06, 2012

Rashida Jones! No! Bad, Rashida! Very bad!

Sorry, for the outburst, but can you blame us?

Rashida Jones attends the Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball 2012 in NYC in Tanya Taylor.

Tanya Taylor Fall 2012 Collection

These are … not particularly easy pieces to wear. Separately, they require good pairing skills, confidence, and an innate ability to make anything look chic. Put together, they’re a disaster. Naomi Campbell on her best day couldn’t make this work. You, Rashida Jones, are no Naomi Campbell and we suspect you’d be the first to admit it.

Please, honey. We’re begging you. Know your limitations. You can’t do the edgy stuff. Those queens you employ won’t tell you this, so we have to. Go put on a little black dress and little red pumps and sashay around in that for awhile. Then we’ll teach you how to wear more challenging things when you’re ready. Send this to Kiki Dunst so we can make fun of her when she inevitably wears it.


[Photo Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Amnesty International,]

    • Paigealicious

      …those don’t even look good on the models.

      • Jennifer L.

        Yes, it’s telling that they’re shown as separates on the models.

      • accidental housewife

        Every piece of clothing on this page is frightfully ugly.

        TLo, are you sure it wasn’t Tanya Tucker who designed these clothes?

    • Charlotte Horseman


    • Alli

      I love this girl and it gives me an almost physical pain that she is unable to dress herself for the red carpet. A for effort and taking a risk, I guess?

      • NC_Meg

        Same here. I love her but she never, ever gets it right on the RC. She looks better in regular clothes on Parks & Rec. I wonder if the costume person over there could just dress her? It wouldn’t be great but it’d be 1000 steps forward.

        • Alexandria

          wait that is actually a genius idea… Remember that episode in season 1 where she was all dressed up? She looked gorgeous!

    • nannypoo

      She’s a pretty woman. How hard can it be?

    • mshesterp

      This is not anybody’s look!  She and Ginnifer Goodwin (and I’m sure there are a few others that I’m forgetting…Jessica Chastain used to be one before the Oscars) make me crazy with their choices.  I appreciate trying to go for something different, but it so rarely works.

    • Anathema_Device

      Wow, she and Florence need to go into a print treatment program together. Might even need an inpatient 90-day variety.

      I remember wearing floral separates like this from Express in the ’90s, but I even then I had the good sense to not wear them together.

    • NinaBoo

      I thought it was from the “Tanya Tucker Fall 2012 Collection”.  Time to up the strength on my Costco reading glasses.  Perhaps I should buy a pair for Rashida so she can take a look at this through clearer eyes.

      • accidental housewife

        “I thought it was from the “Tanya Tucker Fall 2012 Collection”.”

        Oh my God, I said basically the same thing above. Hahahahaha!

    • Emily

      Wow.  Get it together girl.

      • Nancy Abrams

        The problem is that she did get it together.

    • mmgk

      It looks like something Florence Welch would wear.

      • VioletFem

        Replying to agree. I didn’t see your comment until I after I posted mine.

      • Heather

        I don’t think even Flo could pull this off, nor would she try.

        Why, Rashida, why? You are so pretty! You are so talented and smart! I don’t think you were drunk when you put this on! So I have no explanations.

    • clatie

      Rashida, if your friends told you you looked great in this – get new friends.

    • Stephen Bornstein

      What was that designer thinking…..?

      • accidental housewife

        I know, right? It’s bad enough someone chose to wear this. I can’t believe anyone actually designed it and sent it down the runway in a fashion show. Speaking of which, I’m a little afraid to follow the link to Taylor’s collection.

    • lalahartma

      Is it anyone’s look?

    • VioletFem

      This looks belongs to Florence Welch.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      this looks like garanimals for geriatrics…..

      • bellalozza

        funny! i love your moniker too!

    • Sara__B

      In her fancy pajamas with her unwashed hair, Rashida is ready for a stay-at-home evening with her girlfriends watching chick flicks and munching popcorn.

    • sarahofalessergod

      Oy vey, Rashida.

    • Susan Bullard Mayer

      Hmmm….  I’ve seen worse.  At least it fits Rashida.  Maybe a nice chunky black belt would help it.  She’s almost working it, so I’ll give her a generous, though probably unpopular, IN.

    • annbklyn

      At least the outfit distracts from her “booms”, which are way too long and calling out for a comb! 

    • HengRu

      Oh no! At least the model broke up the patterned top and pants and wore each with a non-matching piece. Wearing them together is making Rashida look like she’s been wallpapered.

    • D.

      The horror. THE HORROR.

    • BPlease

      I like it on her!  And she makes it work in a way that the models and Naomi could not — I think Rashida has such a cool indie-chic thing.  Of course, I tend to *like* her red-carpet looks.

    • fungstyle

      why is she so hell bent on looking like shit in public? i just don’t understand…

    • Little_Olive

      Oh no! 

      And in composé with the background, too!

    • Pennymac

      Blech. And why is there duct tape on that models shoes?

    • hughman

      Aw, it’s kind of cute to know Rashida shops on Etsy. 

    • MarraAlane

      I…I like it. I’m sorry! It’s not for everyone, and it’s certainly ugly, but it’s ugly in a chic kind of way. Normally I hate that ridiculous Chloe Sevigny/ugly-chic look, but I liked that she picked it – because she’s not terribly fashionable, and somehow her not caring makes it work. Not that it’s good, or flattering, or stylish – but it works.

      • Adriana_Paula

        I kinda see what you mean.

    • Sara L.

      She looks like Zach Braff in Garden State, standing in front of patterned wallpaper in a shirt of the same print and disappearing. Scary.

    • kingderella

      shes the secret and inexplicible lovechild of florence welch and M.I.A.
      i bet she makes kick-ass music.

    • Sweeney Agonistes

      This isn’t edgy. This is Rashida trying to cosplay as her mom.

      • Anathema_Device

         But her mom is the fabulous Peggy Lipton (Julie from Mod Squad and one of my very early small-screen idols)! Pic of them together:

        Seriously, with Peggy Lipton as her mom and Quincy Jones as her dad, you’d think she just be born to bring the fabulous 24/7.

        • formerlyAnon

          Wow. I’ve never seen so much resemblance between her & her mom as in that photo. (Peggy Lipton, still lovely, needs to embrace hosiery if she’s going to be photographed next to those younger & darker of skin. It’s well worth eschewing open-toed shoes.)

        • accidental housewife

          Oooh, me too. I worshipped Peggy Lipton back then. She’s still awesome.

        • Sweeney Agonistes

          Yes. I was thinking of Peggy Lipton as Norma Jennings on Twin Peaks in similarly collared/padded/buttoned shirts, when out of her Double R uniform.

      • mountainFashionista

         Peggy Lipton?

    • BeeBeauNYC

      Rashida Jones is actually one of Chloë Sevigny’s alternate personalities. Only that explains the horrific outfits she consistently wears in public.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      I’ll give her this: she managed to get it wrong in every single way.  That’s an achievement, of sorts.

    • Sara Parker

      Beautiful, blind Anne. She’s too beautiful to know that you can’t dress like a sofa.
      (Parks and Rec, anyone?)

    • Amanda Gun


    • Sara Munoz

      My god girl, what is wrong with you?!??

    • Michelle Argento

      Oh Anne Perkins, you beautiful tropical fish. 

    • Sobaika Mirza

      It’s BLOSSOM! All she needs is a floppy hat.

      • Cassie


    • enuma

      I think I made this exact outfit in a 6th grade Home Economics class.

      • jeneria

         That was my exact thought!

    • LuisaNL

      damn, that’s ugly. 

    • tinyredlocks

      Has this woman no mirrors?

    • drdirection

      What the wha?

    • miagain

      Secret Policeman’s Ball… I WANT TO GO TO THERE!!  But not in that calico jumpsuit thingy, no way, no how!

    • DeborahLipp

      What! The! Fuck!

    • Dejah_Thoris

      That’s not fashion. That’s upholstery.

    • serenitynow02

      This girl is the fruit of the gorgeous Peggy Lipton and the fabulous Quincy Jones. When is she going to start owning her own fabulosity? Girl, you hit the jackpot on the gene pool–now dress accordingly.

    • mjude

      oh dear

    • cmb92191

      Rashida must have been looking at Florence Welch pictures.. that is the only explanation.  Maybe the two of them went shopping together, or they share a stylist?

    • formerlyAnon

      When the model looks like that in your collection, what a non-model wearer looks like in it is clearly not of interest to the designer or anyone who puts it on.

      One only hopes those clothes are comfortable. Because they look like it, and in the worst sense of the word.

    • Stacy Parker Cole

      Since when has wearing wallpaper become so popular?!?

    • Heather

      I had a dress in this same print around 1992. It had a square neck and drop waist, and I got it at TJ Maxx.

    • 3boysful

      In the last photo, her expression kind of reads:  “OK, ok, I know, putting the matching pieces together was a really crappy idea, wasn’t it?”

    • P M

      WOOOOW. Traffic-stoppingly bad. TLo, this is a good candidate for Worst Looks of ALL Time. 

    • Elena

      She is so, so gorgeous, but her bangs are always looking a hot mess, and she tries way too hard with her clothes sometimes. Come on, Rashida. We’re all rooting for you!

    • xmixiex

      OH MY FUG.

    • SapphoPoet

      This outfit is really…unfortunate. 

    • Donna Lee

      She looks like a Vera Bradley crime scene

    • MilaXX

      This post could have been titled “When Bad Fashion Happens to Good People”.  I might have given her a pass if she opted for the black pants, but no, she goes for the hardest piece in the collection. Those flowery pants. This is my problem with these crazy print collections. Mere mortals like Florence Welch and Rashida Jones try to wear them and end up looking a hot mess.

    • Paola Thomas

      Yep, she looks terrible. Now give me those shoes (not hers, the ones on the model….)

    • cindy_giang

      fanciest pajamas i’ve ever seen.

    • Judy_J

      Yowza.  Very, very bad.  Takes matchy-matchy to a whole other level.

    • Christina Brennan

      Not good.  Also, I am really tired of her hair.  Those bangs are not flattering- they always look stringy and greasy.

    • Christina Brennan

      Not good.  Also, I am really tired of her hair.  Those bangs are not flattering- they always look stringy and greasy.

    • kittenwithaquip

      I am skeptical that she employs any queens. No self-respecting queen would let a woman leave the house with bangs like that. The gays that raised me would have whipped out their scissors within moments of seeing that sad fringe and fixed it tout de suite.

    • kittenwithaquip

      I am skeptical that she employs any queens. No self-respecting queen would let a woman leave the house with bangs like that. The gays that raised me would have whipped out their scissors within moments of seeing that sad fringe and fixed it tout de suite.

    • c-beam

      I think she looks gorgeous! Very cool and refreshingly different. I can’t think of anything more boring than a black dress and red pumps. Why on earth does everyone have to look the same? We only get one life, let the girl have some fun.

    • benjamin478

      …I actually think she looks decent here! Not good,but the shape is alright (if the print is a little obscuring) and it seems kinda suited to her style.

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      It’s the new WALLPAPER look! Poor little thing.

    • Linda Merrill

      How is this even remotely edgy? It looks like a Saturday going to the dump the to the Walmart kind of outfit. 

    • BrooklynBomber

      Oh, geez, this really reminds me of an outfit I had, I think mid ’70s. I love it. Then. 
      “Then” being the key word (and mine didn’t have that awful black sleeve detail).

    • judybrowni

      Fiddly ’80s wallpaper prints – ugh.

      I was sick of them in the ’80s,can’t believe they’re back.

    • Mexxoo

      Florence could wear that!

    • CatherineRhodes

      That outfit is ugly and amateurish looking, like something made in junior high home ec class.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      Yeah!  What TLo said!  Plus, cut your damned bangs or pin them back outta your eyes, missy!   Hmmph.

    • butterflysunita

      As if it’s not bad enough that she’s going around looking like a flower garden, she’s doing it in NYC in wintertime.  Bad, bad, bad.  

    • Gara St. James

      Ooh, sad.

    • Bozhi

      It looked a lot better once she took her hands out of her pockets, and she needs to be carrying a nice clutch to complete the look.  I do like the outfit.

    • girliecue

      Just think of all the money we’ll save next season wearing wallpaper instead of clothes!

    • DominoEstella

      those are outfits for NO ONE.  Just dreadful.

    • WhiteMage

      oh eek. what couch cover had to die for this outfit?

    • ccm800

      this is the ugliest damn thing Ive seen since my sissie came home from Sears in 1987

    • NasserShaheen

      Who keeps photographing this woman? She’s boring on screen and off screen we get assaulted with this type of mess.

    • Beardslee

      what horrible clothes.  what bad judgement.

    • kirkyo

      To be perfectly honest, this isn’t her bottom. She’s proven she’s capapble of much worse.

      On the positive side, she looks waaaaay better than the model.

    • Call me Bee

      As I scrolled down…an involuntary “oh God yikes” came forth from my mouth.  No one on earth should wear these two pieces together.  No one. 
      Cute shoes, though…

    • Joyce VG

      She must be a friend of the designer because there is no other reason to wear that.

    • brookeinmn

      I think I wore that outfit in 1986. 

    • accidental housewife

      I swear to Helen Mirren, that get-up is one of the most inexplicable things I’ve ever seen on a woman. I just…. there are no words to describe how completely baffled I am that these clothes exist, and that somebody wore them. Together. At the same time. In public. And had her photo taken. While she smiled.

      I’m flabbergasted. It is the exact opposite of gay-gasp worthy.

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

      I am not having the gut-repulsion that the others are suffering. I think she looks kinda’ cute for a more casual affair. Not crazy about the print – a little Little House –  but I don’t hate it.

    • S R

      That is one of the ugliest looks I’ve ever seen on the red carpet. Terrible.

    • Paula Berman

      Can I make a different criticism? Girl, that’s not your hairstyle. It makes her look frumpy as hell.

    • Aaminah Khan

      Why did anyone think that leaving the house wearing this was a good idea?

    • bellalozza

      jammies. yech! she is so pretty, but she always looks crap. some lil girly needs a gay.

    • charlotte

      Such a pretty girl, but this is “LITERALLY” the worst she’s looked in a long time.

    • PeaceBang

      Please don’t send it to Kiki Dunst or anyone else, because it hurts my feelings and I never want to see it again.

    • Judih1

      she looks like she is wearing pajamas – ugly pajamas

    • Meg P. W.

      I just have to say: Rashida, please make friends with a bottle of dry shampoo. Your bangs will thank you.

    • maggiemaybe

      That is a terrifying outfit.

    • Lisa

      Oh…. oh, my.  My eyes are burning, it’s that bad.

    • Vera

      That’s nobody’s look.

    • TheOtherChristina

      I think she’s been raiding Flo’s closet. Yes?

    • trisker

      I LOVE this!  casual and interesting, and she looks pretty!  Why does everything have to be “black dress & red pumps.”

    • Sophie Collier

      I can’t fathom any way those pieces could look attractive.  Ugly clothes.  

    • Sophie Collier

      I can’t fathom any way those pieces could look attractive.  Ugly clothes.  

    • mila_8

      Looks like a magic eye print…cross your eyes and see a dolphin jumping over a lighthouse!

    • butter nut

      this is chloe sevingy’s outfit, not rashida’s.  though, if she had worn all of the other clothes in those photos, she’d have a pretty decent outfit.

    • quiltrx

      I see these pieces as a “one or the other, not both” situation.  No one told poor Rashida.

    • stacey

      Fugly clothes and the shoes on the models look as if they were made at a kindergarten crafts table! Also, can we talk about Rashida’s bangs?

    • Martin C

      Those shoes are hiddy!

    • ChristySchiff

      Holy crap – I had an outfit just like that in 1992.  It wasn’t a floral print, but the photographs tell me that it was not flattering.  She’s wearing pyjamas.

    • LordZoe

      i like it! it has a very london/ny downtown feel.

    • Catiline

      I gasped, and not in a good way.

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      What? I wear my grandmother’s wallpaper as pant suits…all the time!

    • Alex McGeagh

      I don’t understand this girl. She is uncommonly beautiful, yet has the worst taste in clothing sometimes. She could make so many lovely outfits work, but instead she picks stuff like this. I don’t get it! :( 

    • Shoelover1512

      Holy UGLY!!!!

    • Ashley

      Bad Vegas meets Wayne Newton Western wear.  Vom.

    • Kati Irons

      AAAAAACK!  She got mugged by a vanful of old ladies on their way to bridge night who forced her to wear these.  This is the only possible explanation.  

    • Toto Maya

      These are like the sweats that my grandma used to wear after she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s because it was easy to move in them.

    • margaret meyers

      Betty White could wear the  s h i t  outta that.

      • bitterk

        I wore the shit out of that in 6th grade

    • ri_dic

      It’s not ANYONE’S look. It’s fugly.

    • kcarb1025

      Most hideous thing Ive seen in a while.

    • foodycatAlicia

      Is this supposed to be edgy? I’m having bad 80s flashbacks.

    • EEKstl

      It what universe would ANYONE even THINK these pieces could be worn together?   Oy vey.  Also, Rashida’s shoes=fugly.  Shoes on model=cool.

    • Derek_anny

      I wonder if Dita would be able to pull it off.  It’d be styled differently, and I think it’d be close.