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,]

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  • 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.

    • Every piece of clothing on this page is frightfully ugly.

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

  • Yeah…sigh.

  • 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.

      • 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.

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

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

  • Wow.  Get it together girl.

  • 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.

    • 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…..?

    • 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…..

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.)

      • 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.

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

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


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

  • Oh Anne Perkins, you beautiful tropical fish. 

  • Sobaika Mirza

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


  • 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.

  • Since when has wearing wallpaper become so popular?!?

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

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

  • 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!!!!

  • Bad Vegas meets Wayne Newton Western wear.  Vom.

  • 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.

  • 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.