Olivia Wilde in InStyle Magazine

Posted on July 16, 2013

Miss Olivia is here to tell you about NEW WAYS TO WEAR JEANS.


Olivia Wilde covers the August 2013 issue of InStyle magazine in a Chanel jacket paired with Guess jeans, photographed by Giampaolo Sgura.

But apparently, our initial impression – that we would be treated to pictures of her wearing jeans on her head and other such new and exciting innovations in denim-wearing – was wrong, and one of the NEW ways to wear jeans is with a Chanel jacket. Alrighty then.

On how her style has evolved: “I used to dress like [bluesman] John Lee Hooker, with wide-collared polyester shirts and corduroy suits. Boys were my role models back then. I have the torso of a tall woman and the lower body of a short woman. Who knows what evolutionary purpose I’ve been made for? People always told me I had nice eyes, so I accentuated that.”

On what it’s like being in love with Jason Sudeikis: “I like having a real partner. It’s the model I grew up with. It’s part of why I was able to take so many chances in my life, because I felt like someone was watching my back. I could never imagine life without someone I respect, someone who offers me infinite possibilities.”


Louis Vuitton top, pants and belt | Perrin Paris gloves | Bottega Veneta handbag

Louis Vuitton Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Shu Pei Qin (NEXT)


But hey, she looks great in the LV, even if the styling is as flat as the cover ensemble’s.


[Photo Credit: Giampaolo Sgura for InStyle, style.com]

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  • Sally Shield Mabadi

    Wow they made a Chanel jacket look cheap. And the gloves and huge bag are terrible with that gorgeous LV. What is wrong with InStyle???

    • NOLA_gal

      Wow, that’s a real scroll-down fug, isn’t it? Her head and shoulders look great, then come the gloves and purse, not so much, then the dead rooster stapled to her dress’s tongue! Gack.

    • TheAmericaness

      I thought the cover looked like the cover of those sewing books with all the patterns you’d peruse through whilst your mom bought fabric at the fabric store.

      • demidaemon

        On the one hand, she looks very cute, normal and attainable (in style) on the cover; on the other hand, this magazine is supposed to be sort of fashiony, right?

        • anotherkate

          Emphasis on “sort of.” I feel like it’s a step above Real Simple, and is meant to be considerably more attainable and “everyday” than other fashion mags. Aspiration isn’t really on the menu for In Style.

  • ushoda

    she looks like “HEY! i’m here to show you this clothes :D…. look at them… they’re pretty 😀 “

  • Glam Dixie

    She looks like she’s made of plastic in that LV shot.

  • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

    Eh. It’s looking a little Young Republican for my personal tastes.

  • gorghast

    I feel her on being long-waisted. It’s a fucking pain.

    • kimmeister

      It’s why one-piece bathing suits will never fit me, and why I never wear flats. *sigh*

      • Cautiously Pessimistic

        One-piece bathing suits are a different kind of problem for the short-waisted too. I suspect my next one-piece is going to be one I make myself. (Which means coming to some sort of detente with my serger, so probably not?)

      • barbarienne

        At the risk of being a commercial, I will recommend Junonia, who has specifically “long torso” suits (that’s where I buy mine). They cater to the larger ladies, though, so if you are slender you might be out of luck.

        • kimmeister

          Thanks for the recommendation, but I am indeed slender and long waisted, and therein lies the rub.

    • Slanted & Enchanted

      The worst was when errrthang was low-rise (especially skirts, ugh) and my top half appeared to be twice as long as my legs. Thanks for that, early 2000s. Puberty is a great time to feel grossly disproportioned.

  • Coolekat

    The LV top looks like a man’s necktie over each breast on Olivia.

  • judybrowni

    An ostrich skin bag with an ostrich feather halter, would be a little too on the nose, even if they weren’t mixing black (navy?) top with a brown purse that’s oh too reminiscent of that skinned ostrich.

    With brown skin (okay, leather) gloves???????

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      I take it PETA doesn’t do a lot of advertising in In Style?

  • hughman

    New Ways to Wear An Old Man Robe! – loop it around your neck, belt it and dip your arms in Karo syrup! Ta-da!

  • AmandaCathleen

    She looks beautiful, if synthetic.

  • Little_Olive

    “… was wrong, and apparently one of the NEW ways to wear jeans is with a Chanel jacket”.

    Killing me.

    • kimmeister

      Also, with a bracelet that doubles as a belt!

  • Rand Ortega

    Well, I just learned how to make feathers look heavy.

  • omg_dora

    She is so much prettier than this.

    • Annarosa

      and I’m yawning really hard

  • halo323

    It’s the middle of summer. I don’t even want to look at that cover outfit when it’s over 90 degrees.

    Also, isn’t that jacket a little… Christmas-y?

    • rajf

      No kidding. It’s making me think of the September issues of Glamour and Seventeen that I used to buy (in August) to plan for school clothes shopping back in the 60’s/70’s. And that first look? School clothes written all over it, even if it is a Chanel jacket.

  • Shawn EH

    She’s got a Shalom Harlow vibe in these shots.

  • snarkykitten

    She looks like she was taken apart, and then re assembled.

  • Anniebet

    New ways? Tight? On your bottom half? With a shirt or jacket, even if it’s Chanel? Oh well, she’s okay, but it always strikes me that her head looks like it’s photoshopped on. Nothing in the styling moves me… except to gag a little at the brown bag and gloves.

  • SugarSnap108

    This looks like some cyborg-ish version of her. Really, InStyle? You Photoshopped/airbrushed/whatever-d Olivia Wilde?

    • Domo_Konnichiwa

      Her right thigh has disappeared into the denim abyss, never to be seen again.

    • Donna Tabor

      It’s so disconcerting. I can’t look at it, but I can’t look away, either.

  • MilaXX

    They photoshopped her into a Stepford wife.

  • marlie

    I love the Vuitton on her, but she barely looks like herself. And her hair on the cover looks like she feel asleep on it when it was wet (i.e., stiff), NOT windswept.

  • pookiesmom

    The pictures are meh, but I like the interview!

  • PeaceBang

    Something about her stance in the LV shot makes me laugh. She looks like a very upscale housekeeper coming to tidy up with her long gloves and feather-duster bodice. Sort of a fashiony, contemporary version of Bimbette the Feather Duster in “Beauty And the Beast.”

  • Miss WKS

    I’ll take dressing like John Lee Hooker ANYDAY…

  • decormaven

    These are some flat shots, no energy whatsoever. And the decision to pair those long gloves with that bare top is just wrong. She’s a handsome woman, but the styling doesn’t reflect it.

  • ConnieBV

    Forget the clothes, it’s a crime what they did to her face. She is beyond stunning, but they made every single one of her features look off. Even her eyes look crooked. WTF? Only photoshop what needs to be photoshopped. Someone got way out of hand.

    • SugarSnap108

      This is what kills me. If Olivia Wilde’s face needs to be photoshopped into oblivion, I should probably not be allowed out of my apartment.

      • ConnieBV

        Fuck it, we should all walk around with frosted glass panels held above our faces but not her. They jacked her face here.

  • Fordzo

    Those gloves remind me of the ones the vet used to use to impregnate cows back on the farm.

  • barbarienne

    That cover belongs on Photoshop Disasters. Holy smokes. I’m sure she’s slender and quite flexible, but her lower body and upper body came from two different pics.

  • crash1212

    Cute cover. If they were trying to make her look like a paper-doll/wax figure in panel #2 – mission accomplished.

  • ankali

    “I really think that a good marriage is good.” She seems like a nice enough lady, but man, was that a nothing soundbite.

  • MartyBellerMask

    I think I’m starting to prefer when celebs keep their love lives private. Gag.

  • j_anson

    No honey. You have the torso of a really tall woman and the lower body of a slightly less tall woman.