Rashida Jones at the Helmut Newton Exhibition

Posted on July 02, 2013

This is so effortlessly chic and sassy, that we’re looking for the seam at her neck, where someone photoshopped Rashida’s head onto some stylish girl’s body.

Wow! That came out a LOT bitchier than we meant! Sorry, Rashida. We were just a bit taken aback by this:


Rashida Jones attends The Annenberg Space for Photography: Helmut Newton Exhibition Opening Night in Los Angeles.

At first glance we though the proportions and the stripes were a little wide-making. That’s probably still true, but she’s a gal who can actually sport an outfit that makes her look wider and come out all the better for it. Most mere mortals would probably have trouble pulling this one off, but the combo of the bright blue and graphic stripes really pop for someone whose style tends most often to be rather old-school secretarial in nature.

And it’s just so goddamn refreshing to see a platform heel deployed correctly, darlings. The proportions and style here are exactly right for the added bulk of a platform shoe.

Having said that, the hair’s a little goofy, she’s got the reverse raccoon eyes, the bag doesn’t go at all, and we think the jewelry is over-deployed. Also, she’s a tiny little slip of a girl, so we’re inclined to think she’s got way too much shirt tucked into that skirt, causing a bit of an unfortunate pooch.

Here’s our unasked-for advice, girl:

  1. Skip the giant tucked-in shirt and pair this skirt with something a little less voluminous.
  2. Get rid of the pendant.
  3. Sport a simple black clutch with a gold detail.
  4. Fix your hair.
  5. Fix your face.

So basically, keep the skirt and the shoes.


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  • Bexxx

    all I see is poulter-FUPA

  • Lilithcat

    It looks sloppy.

    And I hate the shoes.

  • MoHub

    6. Say no to platforms.

  • carnush

    I like the hair and makeup, and the look as a whole. Too much jewelry though.

    • Rhonda Shore

      Agree…people are being very harsh, but other than the bag and star trek-like jewely, she looks good. I even like the striped shirt…she could shorten it if there is too much material to tuck in, or tuck it into a spanx-type undergarment.

  • I am leaning wayyyy more towards Oh Honey No territory.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      I love Rashida to pieces, but this is not doing it for me at all. The skirt is cute. The rest just looks like it was put together by an eight-year-old.

  • I like her hair up though. It really works on her.

  • crash1212

    Love the shoe. Love the hair and makeup. Love all other components – except bag and necklace. But that’s a quibble really. I think she looks great.

  • nannypoo

    If she were my friend and we were meeting for drinks I would think she looked fabulous, although I might ask her WTF with that ring. Since she’s a celebrity making a public appearance the standard should be a little higher. I don’t know what everyone else wore to this event, but she looks a little rumpled.

  • chylde

    She is so cute. I do like this girly very much.

    • Denise Alden

      Me, too! I irrationally adore her!

      • chylde

        Not irrational. She’s funny, cute, smart as heck (Harvard gal!) and she seems really nice. She could be a right bitch, but I’m not getting that vibe at all.

  • marlie

    I”m not impressed. There’s a germ of a good idea here, but the execution is sorely lacking.

  • Look at her cute freckles! I just adore her. She always dresses kind of like a mess, but those shoes are 90s awesome and I love them.

    • marlie

      I noticed the freckles too – I’m so glad she doesn’t hide them under a pound of makeup!

    • With her dark hair I almost forget that she is the daughter of Peggy Lipton (and Quincy Jones). I was a huge Mod Squad fan. Rashida looks so much like her mom except for her coloring. The same beautiful soft face.

      • They’re just a really attractive family.

  • Introspective

    Even with all the missteps, this is Rashida’s personal best as far as I can tell. and for that I give her snaps as she’s finally coming into her own…

  • Janet B

    Leather? Is summer the right season for a leather skirt and a long sleeve t-shirt?

    • Donna Tabor

      Leather is actually quite comfortable to wear. Except in winter, when it doesn’t do all that much to keep you warm, except maybe block the wind.

  • Blair Sylvester

    I really dont like that skirt. I wish leather would go back to being jackets and accessories and maybe the odd pair of pants. So tired of leather shirts and skirts and dresses. Ok rant over

    • conniemd

      Ha Ha. Your comment made me think of a Project Runway challenge using leather as at least a piece of the outfit.

  • Tatiana Luján

    The skirt is too small, you can tell because of the way it fits her bum.
    If she went up a size, she could avoid the belly pouch, it isn’t caused by the shirt.
    I think the makeup is fine, I love her visible freckles.
    As you said, she’s wearing too much jewelery and the bag doesn’t go.

    • mshesterp

      I’m not digging the skirt shape/fit either, but the theory of it is cute. It just isn’t flattering. But the rest of it I like, including the hair and the face. The shoes are a little needlessly clunky, but the platform idea is a good one.

  • Pollyp

    I keep thinking about the lyric:

    I finally saw you at the party
    in a dress that was well, quite stunning…

    and thinking that it’s just such a lie…

  • StellaZafella

    If the clutch was really a book bag, as it looks to be, this is first day of summer school and she’s the year book editor wearing the stuff she bought too late for the school year. Sorry, somehow it just looks like trying too hard to me.

  • Annarosa

    I heard somewhere that she’s pregnant. Is it possible that this makes appear the tucked shirt worst that should be?

    p.s. I really like the make up

    • KateK

      I like the eyeliner. What does T.Lo mean by “reverse raccoon eyes”?

      • Shell

        Her under eye area is too light. Her makeup artist probably set her under eye concealer with a “translucent” powder, which appears white in photos when the flash is used.

        • KateK

          Thank you, Shell!

  • TheAmericaness

    I keep seeing the pooch. Sorry. I know I shouldn’t be concerned about that kind of thing, but really, no one wants a skirt top with a pooch. That’s why I go to the gym for heaven’s sake.

  • Ann VerWiebe

    Those shoes are it!

  • surfergirl70

    I love her, but I wish that skirt fit her better. It seems to pull and pooch in bad places.

  • mjude

    she is so pretty but not a fan of this look

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    My only real complaint is the skirt. It’s a great color, but I just think the leather looks tacky. It’s nice seeing her hair up and I think the make up looks good.

  • julnyes

    I feel like if this look was on Zoe Saldana or Ashley Madekwe it would have the right amount of accessories and the fit issues would not have happened. She can’t execute a look even when the pieces are good.

  • Nellie Wilson

    Slinking back to my room. That’s how I’m wearing my hair today – I didn’t think it looked goofy, but I guess you’re right. Wonder if I can call into work with bad hair.

    • mshesterp

      I think her hair is super cute. Work yours out, lady! Wear the messy bun with pride!

  • jangma

    I like the idea of the skirt, but not the way it actually looks on her. Another skirt in that color and proportion would be nice, but that one is bulging in allll the wrong places.

  • Calinda_L

    Is today April 1? Are we being punk’d by TLo? I quite like Rashida Jones as an actress and so often find her red carpet (or street, for that matter) style to be head-shake-inducing, kind of like when you have a really smart and nice friend who dresses like shit and you just sort of disregard it because he/she is such a great person that it doesn’t matter that they look completely ridiculous. Alllll that is the long way of saying that I don’t mind this outfit any more than any of her past outfits, but I certainly don’t think anything here should be praised. Well, the shoes are cute.

  • NOLA_gal

    Blech. I like the chain on her necklace and her shoes. That’s the best I can do.

  • Poeta Paz

    It’s the skirt too tide? I think she needs a size bigger so the pockets don’t open like that.

  • MilaXX

    I’m not a fan of the platform and I really dislike those shoes. I do like the outfit. I would dump the pendant, go easy on the eye liner and switch out the shoes & bag.

  • Gwyndall

    If by “chic and sassy” you mean “sloppy and ill-fitting”… yes.

  • Jessica Freeman

    The top is too big, the skirt is too small. Her jewelry makes me think she is going to be fortune telling later in the day.

  • Not applicable

    Secretary who takes the ferry from Long Island. Hair is only flat b/c it’s been so GD humid lately…

    • Ditto! For some reason, even before getting to TLo saying the word “secretarial,” I looked at this and thought “80s secretary who just got off work, tossed off her shoulder-padded blazer and put on some night shoes and jewelry to go out for drinks.” And that basically sums up the bridge-and-tunnel crowd.

      For some reason, I kind of like the makeup – she needs to wipe off a little of the highlighter on her cheeks (I assume that, like myself, she suffers from dark circles because of olive-toned skin and tried to camouflage them with highlighter and her hand slipped) but I think it basically works for me.

    • chylde

      There are no ferries from Long Island. You mean Staten Island? And very few women who work in admin capacities these days are referred to as secretaries.

      • Not applicable

        lol! yes- but i did mean secretary b/c she looks like she’s straight out of the 80s!

  • ringthing

    Well, I like the ring a lot, but not with this outfit.

  • NC_Meg

    I’m not feeling this. She looks disheveled and I cannot sign off on a blue leather skirt. God, she’s gorgeous and fantastic but the girl has so much trouble dressing herself.

  • anyalama

    I was going to say that skirt gives me the eye-twitch but its more like the esophagus-twitch.

  • Anniebet

    She’s so lovely, you can almost overlook that skirt. Well, actually… nah. The skirt is all kinds of yucky.

  • formerlyAnon

    She is cute as a bug. Like the shoes.

    The clothes underwhelm me, probably because I had a similar ensemble in the depths of the ’80s. Except sadly, worse shoes (I might be mistaken, but I think ankle boots.) *sigh* I couldn’t adopt a flattering trend to save my life, that decade.)

  • PeaceBang

    I think she looks a disaster here. However, I totally embrace the *concept* of the bold stripe top and bright blue leather skirt. In this iteration it’s all ill-fitting and badly-proportioned (the shirt too big and the skirt too small, and the shoes are clunky and ugly). All of the accessories are terrible (the ring is especially wrong) and her hair is a fright. How does such a cute gal get it so very wrong?

  • ShaoLinKitten

    But the skirt does not fit right. Look at the back shot– there is poof at the top of her ass that is no girl’s friend, and the wrinkle line under her belly makes her look like she has a gut. And she so doesn’t. The shirt tuck is wretched, headsuit is lame… why, Rashida? WHY?!? You are so beautiful, and you are a great actress. Please hire some discerning gays stat.

  • kimiakay

    Sorry, Rashida, leather skirts are anathema to me. I can’t think of any that have worked here. You look bright and sparkly otherwise, and it’s summer. You can fix this.

  • bellafigura1

    Absolutely horrible, head to toe. The shoes are … I just can’t.

  • LaSylphide

    Sorry, but nothing seems to fit: top too big, skirt too small. Platforms are so ’70s (I fell off my share). And that clutch…it doesn’t need to match, but it should look like it comes from the same planet. Hair and makeup are nice, though.

  • Maryanne525

    Yow, my eyes don’t know where to focus.

  • Imasewsure

    Love the shoes and think she looks comfortable and adorable.. Huge baby steps for our girl R

  • demidaemon

    Not perfect, but a good step forward. Let’s keep this up, Miss Jones.

  • Michelle Wilson

    She’s so gorgeous. I love her freckles.

  • Phyllis Craine

    Her mother is PEGGY LIPTON why is this so hard for her? She has the gene pool for gawd sake. Girl what is your PROBLEM?

  • Dagney

    #6 GET A TAILOR.
    #7 Have aforementioned tailor fix the fit on that skirt.

  • NoveltyRocker

    Huh, just ran across the skirt—it’s Kelly Wearstler. I can see her in more of that same punky, bold, fun look. It seems like a fitting way for her to get more glammed up without being too precious.