Anne Hathaway in West Hollywood

Posted on July 23, 2013

To be perfectly honest, her hubs has been giving some serious stinkeye to the paps lately, forcing us to not post the pictures because it’s hard to be bitchy about someone’s outfit when her husband is staring back at you, looking like he’s caught somewhere on the halfway point between tears and rage.


Anne Hathaway shopping in West Hollywood, California.

And while hubs is somewhere lurking just out of frame of these shots, we kinda got the distinct impression he was holding back and letting her get her picture taken this time, as if he’d become resigned to it.

We do so love our little celebrity stories. Totally made up inside our heads, but they tend to make talking about their outfits more fun when we spin out all this drama. But seriously, it’s nice to see some Anne on the street pictures without her high-strung-looking spouse clenching his jaw and making the veins on his forehead stick out.

Anyway, Annie looks great! We’re not sure why she’d want to be dressed so darkly in the hot summer sun, but we can’t deny the outfit’s cute and smart. The shoes actually work with the look, but we seriously don’t get how someone walks in them without looking robotic. How do you roll your foot as you take a step? Or do you just give up that aspect of locomotion and goose-step around all day? Ladies, we’re asking.




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  • I would stare right back at her hubs, cuz he’s dreamy. And I also do not get how one locomotes in shoes like those.

    • Emily Smith

      Walking in wedges like that is actually not that hard, stilettos however were made by the devil. I just can’t get over how hot and sweaty her feet must be in those.

      • Aaminah Khan

        I find heels much easier than wedges. Some of my comfiest shoes are heels four inches or higher – the only time it’s a problem is when I’m walking down badly-maintained footpaths with lots of cracks for stilettos to get stuck in. My favourite pair of shoes is a pair of thigh-high lace-up boots with a 4.5 inch stiletto heel. Had ’em for more than two years, worn them so much the heels are finally starting to wear down to the metal spike in the middle. I can walk as easily in them as I can in flats.

        • Emily Smith

          You are a skilled heels wearer then.

          • Aaminah Khan

            I’m honestly not! I didn’t even start wearing heels at all until a few years ago. I’m tall and have a very long stride, so the hardest thing for me is remembering that I have to walk with a shorter stride in heels. I also have really weak ankles, so I have to be careful or I end up twisting one. 😛 I just wear them so often that I’ve become accustomed, I guess.

      • Pterodactyl111

        Wedges give you much more stability and support than normal high heels.

  • Diego!

    Black… in summertime? At noon? Girl, get yourself together!

    • Little_Olive

      Yes! I even have problems with wearing all black in a sunny winter day. It kind of doesn’t go.

      Not loving how Annie is looking here. The shoes are too smart for the outfit, the blacks clash (or is it black and blue?), that top is not very flattering. Maybe in person she looks better.

      As per TLo question, you can (“can”) walk in those kinds of heels as long as the metatarsal part is flexible. But they cannot be too high.

      • Diego!

        I wanto to congratulate you for walking in those shoes. They look very uncomfortable! And I agree. This is a matron-y look. Either she is pregnant or she is preparing herself for the role! 😉

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Actually, the pants look to be a very dark navy denim, which is still acceptable with a black top. So says me! 😉

        • Diego!

          Yeah but you have to look carefully, from a distance they look black. Anyway, very dark colours to be under the sun in summer!

    • Sobaika

      I’m guilty – black is sort of my uniform. I just stick with breezier fabrics in the summer and deal with with. I may be a million degrees, but at least I feel chic and slim.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Yeah, me too.

        • Rhonda Shore

          Me three. Black is the new black. Though sometimes i expand to navy…

          • Diego!

            Girls I love to wear a shirt, sweater and pants all in black (I’m in SouthAmerica, it’s really cold down here) but in summer, under the sun and with that temperature, black is like commiting suicide!

          • Rhonda Shore

            I’m wearing black silk jersey today (w/a metallic sandal) and feel very cool…;-P

      • Vaniljekjeks

        Yeah, we’re all a member of the same fabulous club here… They do make black sundresses… so someone has to wear them.

        • Diego!

          Girls… I give up! hahaha 🙁

    • eight_of_nine

      As someone who wears black like it’s her religion, I adore this look on her.

    • stephbellard

      Seriously, her ass crack must be an ocean of sweat.

      • Diego!

        hahahahahaahahaa xD OMG you made me laugh really out loud hahaha xD

    • fursa_saida

      I do it sometimes, but usually when I’m just throwing something on to go to the store or hanging around the house to sweat in (the AC here is…questionable). If I was gonna have my picture taken I probably wouldn’t, but I don’t know–maybe I’d get used to it enough that it wouldn’t bother me as long as the clothes looked good on me.

  • 909girl601world

    Wedges are truly THE most comfortable high heeled shoes ever! Much easier navigating in them than a pair of stilettos. I approve.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Most of my summer shoes are wedges and they are very comfortable. However, I don’t care for the patent leather, pump look of these.

      • kbshee

        Her feet must be so sweaty in these! Unless lady star feet do not sweat?

    • NOLA_gal

      Yup. Wedges are the best. I have a pair just like this but with a peep-toe, and I’ve practically worn them out!

    • VeryClaire

      But patent leather in summer just doesn’t work

      • In days gone by, black patent leather was the summer black with the same not-after-Labor-Day rules as white.

    • girliecue

      Amen and Hallelujah, sister! I openly worship at the Altar of Wedges and Platforms, and secretly wear them around the house when they’re not au courant. As long as the sole is flexible they cannot be beat for comfort!

    • aglorios

      Although, wedge or not, I’ll never understand how ladies walk around NYC without at least some kind of platform – even an inch. Ouch!

  • Just Me

    I am hot just looking at her. This is a summer evening outfit, not a high noon in summer outfit. I think the outfit could have used a pop of color somewhere. The pieces are nice, but the whole thing strikes me a a bit boring. I would not stop on the street to admire her outfit. But, hey, she is entitled. She is walking a street, not a red carpet.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Wedges for walking are like any other heel. a little awkward, since the heel is already higher than the toe, but still, just rolling heel-toe as well as you can. (In my case, that’s not very well. I’ve come to the conclusion that if you don’t learn to wear heels as a child, mastering them as an adult is infinitely more difficult.)

  • chowwander

    Too bad the shoes don’t have wheels, because…LA. That would explain everything.

  • Janet B

    I never mastered heels.

  • Kate Andrews

    I really don’t like the hipster sunglasses. And wedges are the best — much more comfortable than even chunky heels (which just remind me of the ’90s too much anyway).

  • Jessica Freeman

    Wedges are actually my favorite heel to wear. I find them easier and more supportive to walk in. I don’t “roll” my foot in them, so much as I just do heel-toe. I do not look like Godzilla.

    • SugarSnap108

      Fist bump. Wedges are sooo much easier to walk in than regular heels.

      • Emily Smith

        Regular heels were clearly initially designed as a torture device and somehow the message got misconstrued along the way.

    • PlethoraofBooks

      I wear wedges ALL the time as a teacher. So much better to wear when you stand most of the day compared to heels!

      • fursa_saida

        Yeah, when you’re standing it makes all the difference. And if you’re gonna be on grass? ESSENTIAL. (In high school we were all required to go to graduation every year and to dress appropriately, so I have had plenty of painful experiences with getting my heels stuck in the turf. While in a procession. Ugh.)

  • Qitkat

    I wear black and jeans year round. As for Anne, this looks like a perfectly comfy, cute summery type top to me. Can’t help you with the wedges though. I have enough trouble not clomping in my flat shoes or tennies with my bad feet.

  • joanna dash

    I’m relearning how to walk in heels after years and years of flats. I cannot walk down a flight of stairs. I just….can’t. I’m physically incapable. I will never have a grand entrance moment again! I need more practice.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Don’t walk with your foot straight, you have to turn slightly. I have a huge foot that doesn’t fit on the treads as it is. It’s possible, I promise.

    • Emily Giovanni

      I cannot do heels at all. It’s like a disease. However, I can manage a low wedge. Maybe not a high wedge like this one, but wedges are WAY easier than heels. I recommend them.

    • Master the banister slide?

      • Emily Smith

        Just remember to wear underwear.

    • kimmeister

      Practice by walking uphill, when the heels actually help you out!

    • joanna dash

      So much good, funny advice here. Thanks, girls!

    • formerlyAnon

      You have to have strong quads and enough strength in whatever muscles stabilize your knees to walk down stairs in heels. (And as with everything, strengthening your core can’t hurt.) When I finally went to a proper physical therapist and spent a year weight training to fully rehab a knee I hurt decades ago in a car accident, I unexpectedly regained the ability to wear heels over an inch high. I still stick to lower heels, because that knee will never be right, but I was amazed.

    • fursa_saida

      Stairs are the worst. I’m pretty good in heels and it’s still so hard not to clomp down like a Clydesdale. The best advice I can offer is to stay the hell away from mules (although IMO that’s true in every situation).

  • Tanya Wade

    Those shoes look totes comforable, I have an identical pair in red that are the only comfy high heels I have. Wedges for the win. Love the whole outfit, but yes, black and the hot sun don’t really go together.

  • filmcricket

    The competing blacks are making my eye twitch, and I agree that this looks way too warm for midday in summer, in LA of all places. But I love the blouse and that she’s keeping the hair for now. Shoes are ugly, but wedges are much easier to walk in than other heels.

    • The pants are navy, if that helps with your eye-twitch.

      • filmcricket

        A bit? I like black and blue together if they’re done right, but this … is not an example of that. However, I guess that does make the situation a smidge better.

        • I don’t mind it, but I think of jeans as pretty much going with everything. Plus I like it as an update on Grease’s finale-vamp-Sandy.

  • Lily

    Wedges are a lot easier than most other heels, actually. And I’m pretty sure than most women who spend much time in heels in general don’t walk with a roll. We’ve just learned to use the balls of our feet and toes as our balancing agents.
    Anyway, she looks cute, if hot.

    • I find it much easier to roll through my foot with a wedge than with a high heel. Regular heels always manage to find ways to twist out and escape perpendicularly and twist my ankle. Wedges do that occasionally too (yeah, I just suck at walking in heels sometimes) but not half so often.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Is that the secret? Don’t try to walk with a roll? :feels silly; of course it is:

  • It’s as if all of the joy has been sucked out of the world.

  • I LOVE me some wedges. Which is weird, coming from me, since I hated wedges for a very long time. As a flats person, wedges are the closest shoes to heels, in my opinion.

  • MarieLD

    You’re asking now how women walk in high heels after all the photos of crazy shoes you’ve shown us? You guys! (Truth be told, I’m a flats and Dansko girl, so I have no idea how these ladies do it all the time. I would love to know how to walk naturally in heels.)

    • Fordzo

      *high five* I love Danskos so much. I don’t care if they aren’t the most fasionable look. I’m on my feet ALL DAY for work (minus about an hour for lunch), and when I try to wear anything other than my Dansko’s, I’m miserable. Plus, they give me some height.

    • mlle

      You have to lift your foot higher when you step so the heel clears the
      ground, which means bringing your knees in more than with flats. There’s a fine line between goose stepping and clomping, and I adjust my gait depending on the shoes I’m wearing.

  • Carole Scofield

    I think she looks kind of great, even in LA, even in summer. Actually, fellas, summer in LA is way more temperate and breezy than the hellishly humid cesspool that the east coast becomes. She looks pretty comfortable to me.

  • I like her top, but I feel like this is maybe the one place where a bandeau would have worked better underneath, rather than the full tube top – I suppose that could be too much skin, but I think it would have really set off the laciness of the top (and looked less heavy/hot). But I still think she looks cute – I am envious of her jeans/heels combo.

  • MilaXX

    This is a fake gal on the street shot. She’s more dressy than when her and the hubs are schlepping around town. I suspect that’s why hubs is just out of view, he doesn’t care for it, but it’s part of her job.
    Actually wedges are far more comfortable than regular heels. With a wedge you have a solid surface rather than just a heel. Still it’s something you get used to.

  • GillianHolroyd

    Much too heavy a look. Mismatched blacks (pic 5).

  • majorbedhead

    Wedges are much easier to walk in that heels or platform heels. I’ve never thought about how I walk in them, I just do, and there’s no clomping involved. They’re pretty comfortable, too.

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    Wedges are seriously easy to walk in. Flexible soles. LOVE those. I want them.

  • Danielle L

    I’m guilty of wearing black in the summer, but long pants and layered tops? I’m sweating just looking at her.

  • KayEmWhy

    As a born and bred New Yorker black is my uniform, I have no problems with it.

  • alyce1213

    Most wedges are very comfortable to walk in, but I’ve tried some that are impossible — it depends on the angle and the material. Hers don’t look all that comfy to me, but I’m not wearing them, so I don’t know.
    She looks fine, more NY style (black) than LA, but I really don’t like the patent leather shoes, I’d have chosen a more casual wedge.

  • GorgeousThings

    I’ve gotten more and more into tuxedo flats these days. Having clomped around in high heels for years, I’m just tired of the way my feet feel at the end of the day. Of course, today I’m wearing heels, but even my heels have gotten lower of late. No 5 inch Louboutins for me any more!

  • Musicologie

    Keep in mind that So Cal’s not in the middle of a heat wave right now. It’s uncharacteristically cool for late July–in fact, we even got rain on Sunday and yesterday!

  • Fordzo

    I think this would have been cuter with flats.

  • pookiesmom

    Um, you guys do realize that it is virtually impossible to roll your foot in (mid-to-high) heels of any kind, yes? wearing heels requires one to essentially walk on tiptoes…whether they’re stiletto, wedges, pumps, etc.

  • I’m not loving the top. But everything else, including the fit and length of the pants with the shoes, looks like typical Classy Anne.

  • mmebam

    Heel to toe. Most wedges are also pretty stable. I can barely walk in 2.5 inch heels, but I can walk in 4 inch wedges.

  • bertkeeter

    Channeling “Kris Jenner” is never good!

  • Lilithcat

    I’m wearing black right now. Loose linen tank top and wide-legged drawstring pants. Very comfortable.

    The problem here is that the pieces look heavy. And I have never understood wearing close-fitting pants when it’s hot.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I’m in a horrendous mood today, so I’ll be extremely blunt about this – the hubs can piss off. If he didn’t know when he married one of the most popular actresses around today that there’d be some picture takin’, then there’s no hope for him. I suggest he go smoke a bong, or at the very least, switch to decaf.

    That being said, zillion degree heat or not, she looks completely adorable! Love the whole outfit. If it were me? I’d have gone with a simple black ballet flat for walking around, and it would have been perfect for the outfit. I can’t help you out as to how she walks in them, Uncles, sorry! I stopped wearing heels about 11 years ago, and I’ve never looked back.

  • maggiemaybe

    Ooo, très chic. I love that top. I like the shoes but they’re making my feet feel hot just looking at them. I wish she had sandals on…

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I love a black outfit in the Summer…not everyday of course, but it’s a nice break from all the color and prints that are so ubiquitous in the hot weather. So I think she looks great except for the shoes which I think should be sandals of some sort.

  • decormaven

    It all works, but just a hint of color would have been nice- a scarf around the wrist or attached to the wristlet. The hubs better get an attitude adjustment. The paps are part of the package.

  • deltabronze

    Stand up straight, dear. Be proud of your height.

  • Boring….yawn.

  • jen

    Wedges, and especially platform wedges, are actually quite comfy because your feet get some support. Now, why you’d wear any type of heels shopping and walking around is another question altogether.

  • Trisha26

    I love the all-black outfit (even in LA in Summer) but I don’t get the shoes. Forget the wedge which I hate, how do you walk around in those in the Summer heat/humidity (has been both in LA!) without getting blisters?

  • housefulofboys

    Ugh, really guys? To begin with, the unmatched blacks offend me, black patent heels during the day in New York in July suffocate me, and the intentionally draped one shoulder peasant blouse galls me (I don’t object if it looks like it was designed that way or if it fell off naturally, but you can tell she pulled that shoulder off hard). As far as heels, I used to wear them and could walk sexy and cool for about 100 yards, and then goosestep the rest of the day, even hobble a bit towards the end of the day. I wear flats exclusively now and my feet loooove me! And I really don’t understand how these stars can walk around on uneven bricks, cobblestones, broken pavement in super high heels, I would be on my face multiple times a day!

    • guest2visits

      Had to laugh – “intentionally draped one shoulder…galls me”
      I’ve always hated slip shoulder sweaters or tops myself, but galled is a much better word!

  • CeeQ

    I love the outfit but I can’t get behind the shoes. Too clunky.
    Also – those bloody wedges are impossible to walk in. For a mere mortal like me anyways. I much prefer open toe & sling back wedges that doesn’t make my feet feel like hooves.

  • anotherkate

    Wedges let you roll. You just end up wearing the soles out sooner (or at least I do. The inside of the heels are always worn down on mine).

  • CommentsByKatie

    I wear tons of black in the summer, too. I like black. I look good in black. I’m not going to ignore half of my wardrobe just because it’s hot outside and wearing a different color might make me feel a teensy weensy bit cooler. Her shirt is open, lacey, and breezy…this outfit is fine for summer. I would have worn nylons to minimize the stankfoot, but that’s me.

  • I’d rather walk in wedges than heels any day, but all that black is KILLING ME.

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  • Danielle

    I don’t really think about how to walk in wedges. Just normally I guess.

    I’ve actually been adding a lot of black to my wardrobe this summer. I’ve been channeling Tabatha Coffey when I go shopping.

  • Aurumgirl

    Goose step, obviously.

  • thecitysleeps

    I walk normally in wedges and they are way more comfortable than heels. I love this outfit, but for a day at the office (I want) not for shopping.

  • MemHey

    My favorite heels are wedges. You really feel secure and not tippy-tottery in them, and unless your wedding gift to the bride and groom is an aerated lawn, they’re perfect for outdoor weddings – no sinking into the grass!

  • Señorita Macabre

    I want everything she’s wearing! Love this look! In regards to the wedges; in my personal experience they’re better than heels because the chunky wedge allows for more stability. I’m always afraid I’m going to break a heel when I wear pumps.

  • formerlyAnon

    Wedges are more stable and thus more comfy than heels of equivalent height, but in all honesty I never walk all that smoothly in a heel over 2.5 or 3 inches, so not the one to ask. (I got very marginal grades in Girly Stuff 101.)

  • fursa_saida

    It’s not really any harder than walking in any other kind of heel? You hit the ground with your heel and then kind of wait for the ball of your foot to land. Most wedges are at least a little flexible under the ball (I don’t think I’ve ever encountered any wedge that wasn’t–whereas stilettos sometimes are completely inflexible and that is a total pain), so then that part bends with your foot. And when you’re just standing it’s way more supportive.

  • Anniebet

    Lovely look for her, if a tad “formal” for WeHo. I wish to hell she’s grow out her hair.

  • looks like her blouse is about to fall off, must be hell of annoying.

  • It’s an art that is for sure. Very tiny steps must be taken. I find it totally not worth it. Especially since the outfit would have been just as cute – if not more – with a pair of black flats. But I also don’t understand why people don’t wear sandals or open-toes 100% of the time when it is above 60 degrees. Comes from living in a cold climate. Free the toes people!!

  • ailujailuj

    The shoes look like Kate Spade shoes I have from a couple seasons back (in a rocking shimmery iridescent white) and they’re made so that they bend at the ball of the foot… no magic. But the sole does need to bend.
    I love her hair so much. I love her hair so much.

  • PeaceBang

    As well he should stay back and let her get her picture taken! She looks every bit the ladystar and I love this look (with a minor complaint about patent leather in the summer)! As far as the wedge-walk goes, I walk much more easily in wedges than in heels. They’re comfy. I’m a fat little broad who wears black in the summer pretty often and it doesn’t make me hot unless I’m standing around with the sun beating down on me. Which I’m usually not. Black is always appropriate, as far as I’m concerned. A black top like this in cotton with an open eyelet neckline and short sleeves? No sweat. Literally.

  • guest2visits

    This doesn’t do much for Anne, in my humble opinion, of course. Although it’s mostly impossible to make Anne look anything except some various level of pretty or beautiful – this just seems a bit frumpy or old-ish for her. And I’ve never been a fan of off-the-shoulder anything, not since Kathy Lee Gifford days. That’s what I see with off/shoulder tops. Matronly, even.

  • EEKstl

    I have an irrational hatred of those shoes. Otherwise she looks cute.

  • marlie

    Cute outfit all around (wedges aren’t hard to walk in at all), but I’m hot just looking at her.

    • Stacy Feng

      As much as I dislike how wedges look (too clunky for me!), I must admit they’re easier to walk in than regular pumps because they provide support under the whole feet, not just under the heel.

  • mickiemonkey

    her skin is otherworldly beautiful.

  • Jane Dough

    That outfit would be great with a strappy sandal. Those patent wedges look out of place and uncomfortable.

  • librarygrrl64

    Shoes like that (high, with a skinny wedge) make me walk like a Clydesdale. Doesn’t help that I have a big build and am 5’8″.