Lindsay Lohan in NYC

Posted on September 19, 2013

Just this once, we’re not gonna start your day off with something rare and ethereal, like Cate Blanchett in couture. This morning, we’re throwing a cup of coffee in your faces. Wake up.


Lindsay Lohan is seen out in New York City.

This is so wrong, Linds. Not because it’s kind of crass and loud and makes it look like you should be making out with a roadie in between trailers somewhere. It’s because “Bad Girl” just shouldn’t be on the table for you right now. Leave that to Dakota Fanning or Miley Cyrus or some other former princess to chew on for a while. You already did Bad Girl. You’re trying to claw your way back into the public’s  (or at least the industry’s) good graces. Bad Girl is expected and BORING coming from you right now. Sure, these boots got your picture taken, but you know what? If you stepped out of a limo dressed in full-on… oh, we don’t know…. Michelle Williams-style twee – or Lea Michele-style glam – or Florence Welch-style rocker/hippie chick – then the press would’ve gone nuts over it. Not just the pictures but the inevitable “Is Lindsay Turning Over a New Leaf?” articles. Come on, honey. We shouldn’t have to tell you this.

Also, someone needs to yank those aviators right of your head and stomp on them.

Edited to add: They’re actually jeans and that’s actually kind of worse because she picked the absolute worst way to wear them.


[Photo Credit: Kristin Callahan/ACE/]

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  • Courtenay P

    I’m confused.

  • nannypoo

    At first I thought it was Lady Gaga. God, I hope Lady Gaga never ends up like this.

  • AC Simons

    At least her pants are zipped up. I think.

  • Emily Giovanni

    I am sitting in my office making small distress noises over the vagina-high boots over jeans.

  • alyce1213

    Woof. I don’t believe those are thigh-high boots. It think they’re thigh-high leather leggings. She’s wearing booties.
    And she looks a bit orange again.

    • Coleen

      Oh my GOD, you’re right. They’re leather LEGWARMERS.

      • kmk05

        How do you even put them on!? I am so confused.

        • alyce1213

          Wowitsemily just commented that the “leather” may be sewn to the denim. Could be.

          • kmk05

            You mean like those fake shirt-under-a-sweater-when-it’s-actually-cuffs-and-a-collar preppy things? OMG who even thought it was a good idea to do this with jeans?

          • demidaemon

            FYI, now they have made sewn together dress shirts and boxers for men who get annoyed with shirt tails coming out of their jeans. It even has a built in snaps for bathroom necessities! This is an actual product, BTW. I am not making this shit up.

          • kmk05

            I don’t want to believe you -.- what do they call it, a work onesie? No wait, I’m too shocked I don’t think I can take that knowledge!

        • Mrs. Julien

          Nevermind that, how do you get them OFF? I guess you’d wriggle them off with the jeans. At this point, I feel we should just be grateful there are no kneepads involved this time.

          • kmk05

            I may have LOLed like a demented hyena right here in the office. I can actually picture the potential kneepads!

          • Erica_Vuitton

            They actually DO make them with quilted knee pads so gross.

          • demidaemon

            Perfect for the high traffic hooker!

      • NC_Meg

        At first I thought she had leather leggings on under denim shorts (bad) then I thought they were thigh high boots (ok, I guess) and now you’re telling me they’re leather legwarmers? This has been a roller coaster. I need to lie down.

      • Erica_Vuitton

        They are one piece R13 skinny leather chap jeans.

        • leahpapa

          I just clicked on the link and am now irrationally angry that this garment exists.

          • Rebekah B

            I don’t think your anger is irrational at all in this case.

        • One piece? So they join at the back somehow?!

    • Yes – I fear it is leather legwarmers with boots and jeans.

      And yet, she’s looked worse, so this is almost a win.

      • Heather

        Indeed, I think they may actually be a sort of cheap stretch vinyl… shudder.

  • Guest

    I just broke into a sweat looking at those boots.

  • Somebody wants a guest spot on SoA.
    I’m still happy to see her head indicates wellness.

  • Speechless.

  • Diego!

    OMG… Is she playing a stripper once more???

  • Coleen

    Leather + Leggings = two words that should never be conjoined.

    • kmk05

      Leathings? Legthers?

      • Introspective

        lets just call this a case of the stanky leg and collectively move on, shall we?

        • kmk05

          STANKLEG! Perfect 😀

  • Adrianna Grężak

    I know it was cold in NYC this past week, but it wasn’t THIS cold…

  • Jacquelyn

    Ugh. Spot on TLo.

  • shirab

    Just wondering how exactly she pulls on those boots. I can only assume there’s a long zipper up that back that we can’t see.
    Except on closer inspection, are those actually leather leggings and ankle boots?

    I’ve stared at these photos too long already. Must rinse eyeballs.

    • I think they may be leather-look stretchy stuff rather than actual leather.

      • Erica_Vuitton

        I looked them up the bottom part is 100% lambskin.

        • Really? In that case yes, how DOES she get into them?

          • Erica_Vuitton

            On the ShopBop site it looks each leg is one piece of leather, sewn along the top to the bottom of the shorts (??), and seamed down the back. But with a 9 inch opening and no ankle zips I have NO clue how she actually gets them on over her feet. They have them in like 5 colors. SO weird.

          • Kimbolina

            Part of the description calls them “stretch leather”…? Whatever that means.

  • Wowitsemily

    What’s crazy is it looks like they’re actually ankle boots. Maybe the rest of it is attached to the pants (dunno how that makes it better) but that would explain why they look so smooth. Maybe she thinks she’s being clever. Regardless, this is facepalm worthy.

    • alyce1213

      I think you may be right about the leather being sewn to the denim. At first, I thought they were leather leggings because she’s definitely wearing ankle booties.

      • Wowitsemily

        I’ve worn more that enough boots (esp. Thigh Highs) to know that unless she was wearing shorts just a few inches past the boot that they couldn’t possibly look THAT good. It’s also confusing because there’s no side seam and they finish off like a boot should.
        Thanks TLo for the morning brain teaser.

  • YoungSally

    Thigh-high or labia-long??

    • sagecreek

      Thank you for saying that so I didn’t have to.

    • calimon

      i’m going with BOTH! that’s what makes it so offensive

  • If she sat down in a certain way, those boots would probably give her the ole sideways-swing tingle.

    If “definitely causes self-pleasure” is what your boots are screaming at the world, it’s time to re-evaluate.

    That being said–her face looks good.

    • Meredith_P

      Similar to “pleasure me pockets.”

    • I would suggest that self-pleasure is a better reason for wearing them than how they look…

  • Mrs. Julien

    Is that some kind of legging over her jeans, is it the jeans, or are those boots? It seems like booties with whatever-those-are over them. It ALL seems ill-advised.

  • MilaXX

    Honestly I think she looks best viewed from the neck up, aviators included. I am also surprised to find myself saying this, but her hair looks great! However, I completely agree that roadie chic should not be her fashion aesthetic right now.

    • On the other hand, at least it is authentic. I mean, when the joke “How can you tell if a Cracken is lying?” — “Her lips are moving” still applies to your public perception, maybe it’s still best to just be who you are. She is a girl who would embrace hideous, tragic, nay, stupid, leather leg warmers, sewn onto her jeans. She’s not even circling the Michelle Williams universe right now, would we really believe her if she showed up somewhere dressed as the good girl?

      • MilaXX

        Good point, but I kinda wish she would figure out a way to fall somewhere in between. I mean she’s dressed like this to get the paps attention. In a way this is a work day for her. If she wants to rehab her rep, she needs to put in a bit of effort to make it appears as if the rehab is indeed sticking. Sadly that means looking like a rocker chick may not be the best move.

    • Little_Olive

      Ugh, I so disagree on the hair. I mean grated, it’s way better than the platinum blonde fiasco, but those strawberry highlights on top are too close to her mom and it scares me. I also wish she’d wear it shorter. By which I mean ditch the extensions and get an actual haircut.

  • Judy_S

    I forgot to put on my new glasses this morning, so I can’t make out all the details.
    Thank heavens.

  • Heather

    As ankle boots, with that jacket, it’s very New York. If she removed the (p)leather legwarmers (provided she’s wearing decent jeans, can’t tell) and got a different top and glasses, this could be OK.

    That said, I HATE when people’s purse/bag straps drag the ground as hers is threatening to do here. Linds, it’s a SHOULDER BAG. If you don’t want to use it as such, the shoulder strap probably clips off or tucks away. You don’t want to know what’s on that sidewalk.

    • MoHub

      The “legwarmers” actually appear to be the legs of the jeans, seamed on and all of a piece. And I agree about the shoulder strap on the purse; I’m pretty sure it’s on there with clips. LiLo needs to either remove it or put it on her shoulder where it belongs.

  • Carrie

    A+ words of wisdom. If she really did do a style 180 those paparazzi would be tripping over themselves to get a shot of her and all the gossip rags would be creaming themselves to proclaim her bad girl gone good.

    Oh well, at least she’s still looking healthy and with someone like La Lohan, that’s a victory in of itself.

    • Rhonda Shore

      I really love the idea of her in a Florence Welch or Stevie Nicks style get up!!!

  • CPK1

    yikes! Thank’s TLo for the rude awakening. She looks like a walking yeast infection. Nice smile tho’

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Believe it or not but those are actually half jean half leather leggings tucked into boots. I actually LOVE this look. She looks clean and put together. That tan leather jacket is killer!!

    • MzzPants

      Oh! Now I see.

    • formerlyAnon

      It is SO MUCH better for me not to know what people with lots of money pay for stuff.

  • veriance

    she looks so much like her mother in these pictures. Poor dear.

    in the plus column, she looks healthy!

  • amber.

    her hair looks nice, right? her hair looks nice.

    • JDreesen

      BAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA….i can actually see the brain strain in the letters you typed. please tell me you followed it up with a nice, tight little head nod and then headed robotically to the parlour for your morning sherry.

      (what? was my grandmother the only one who had a “morning cup” of sherry?)

      • decormaven

        After learning that there is actually something as skinny leather chap jeans, I will join your grandmother in the parlour, but I’ll need something stronger than sherry.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Hmmm…. I think the best we can get here is her aviators look stylish.

  • Alexandra Pimenta

    Lidnsay, I word of advice: *NEVER CALL JOEY!*.

  • PeggyOC

    How does she pee?

  • On the plus side, she looks remarkably less haggard.

  • histrogeek

    Why does someone have to yank the aviators off her head to stomp on them? Surely it would be more effective to stomp on them while they were still on her head? Just a thought.

  • MzzPants

    I applaud her healthful appearance and happy expression. PR will work itself out in the end.

  • 909girl601world

    I think she looks fine.

  • appliquer

    I think that she looks fantastic. Healthy, happy – who cares what she’s wearing.

  • shelbywoo

    Never would have known they were “jeans”. OAN, I find myself more than willing to forgive her sartorial choices as long as she’s Ginger. She needs MORE Ginger, dammit!

  • BrooklynBomber

    I think we have to consider the possibility that this is actually her taste.

    • alyce1213

      I believe it is. That’s why she needs our help.

  • ana170

    See I would have argued that she should dress like that simply because the outfit is terrible. She shouldn’t try to make herself over into someone she’s not in order to impress US Magazine. Miley’s doing that (I hope that’s what she’s doing) and it’s backfiring on her. What Lindsay needs to focus on is staying clean, showing up for work on time, getting along with co-workers and giving decent performances. If she does that no one who matters in Hollywood will care how she dresses so long as there are no more panty-less crotch shots.

    • “She shouldn’t try to make herself over into someone she’s not in order to impress US Magazine.”

      That’s ninety percent of a celebrity’s job.

  • Pudgy Possum

    THOSE ARE $800 JEANS. (That is all the constructive criticism I could force out.)

    • Heather

      A question: is LiLo making the kind of $$ needed to buy $800 jeans? Did ‘The Canyons’ really do that well? Does she get royalties every time ‘Mean Girls’ plays on cable?

  • MarieLD

    re: “… that’s actually kind of worse because she picked the absolute worst way to wear them.”

    Curious… What’s a good way to wear them?

    • demidaemon

      These are the tough questions. I have no answers.

  • Little_Olive

    Well, that is one way to get away with Daisy Dukes without shaving your legs.

  • hillmad

    Who is responsible for “designing” these horrid hip joots? (“jean+hip boots”. “My copyright,” as Stephen Colbert would say. LOL)

  • Judy_J

    The fact that these are jeans makes the outfit that much worse.

  • Danielle

    Those pants offend all my senses. I could think of a thousand better ways to spend the $795 they cost.

  • Lilithcat

    she picked the absolute worst way to wear them.

    I’m not sure there’s a good way to wear those jeans.

  • cocohall

    I love her hair color. Let’s focus on the positive. To continue in that vein, if this were Miley Bird there would be no pants. Just the thigh high whatever-those-are. At least she has her good china covered.

  • Shawn EH

    My crack addict neighbor had a similar ensemble on this morning when I spied her from my window, where she was climbing around on her roof throwing things off.

    • mhleta

      Gladys Cravitz would be pleased.

      • Shawn EH

        I was being literal, not figurative.

  • Janet B

    At first I thought I was seeing tights under her shorts (saw too much of that this summer.)

  • Emerald

    For a moment I thought Axl Rose was making a comeback. Now I’m sad. She does look healthy though.

  • crash1212

    So, it’s jeans on the top connected to leather legs worn with ankle boots? Who makes those “jeans”? Only good thing about this post is the color of her hair…she should keep it that way always.

    • alyce1213

      See earlier post from Erica_Vuitton. Eight hundred bucks!!

  • RussellH88

    In the words of American Lindsay Lohan imitating British Lindsay Lohan: “I have class, and you don’t.”

    • pop_top

      I love that movie.

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  • Nancer

    Gotta say, hate the outfit but she looks great!

    • RedRaven617

      I was thinking the same thing. Love that fourth photo of her. She looks wonderful.

      • Nancer

        Fingers crossed that this is a new beginning for her. :]

  • mhleta

    Listen to your uncles, Linds. Or can’t you hear them over the “skreek skreek” of the leather rubbing together when you walk?

  • joancarol

    Boots sewed onto jeans– Joots? Bo-eans?

  • Violentcello

    Oh. Oh my. I kinda dig the jacket, though.

  • jspark

    I wonder what sound her thighs are making as the squeek past each other each time she takes a step. Maybe by the end of the day it sounds like she’s walking with wet flip-flops.

    • demidaemon

      That is awful and nightmarish.

  • padma sallah

    I dont understand these pants…

  • CeeQ

    Jeans and leather hybrid pants. That look like she’s wearing vage-high boots. This is awful and disturbing. I’m not impressed with Lindsay either.

  • Imasewsure

    My legs are sweating

  • Michael

    Whatever. I think she looks great.

  • mommyca

    The skinny chap jeans would have looked so much better with high heels!

  • Bad for her image. Bad for her fashion image. Bad for fashion. Her glasses look like Gloria Steinem. I’m not a fan of these sunglasses and their nine lives.

    Under all that, her face looks relaxed and happy. I hope I’m seeing something that is truly there.

  • Linda LaPaz

    Whatever they are they are an abomination unto the Lord. And $800.

  • tereliz

    Knowing that those are jeans makes this even worse. Also desperate. I’d say that if she wants to hold on to her edgy aesthetic, the look she needs to cultivate is “fashion editor”—she needs to study the Emmanuel Alts of the world—but I’m afraid her face and hair is just too fake-looking these days to pull off that easy French elegance. God, could you imagine her stepping out of a Towncar in a structured blazer and D’Orsay pumps? With bright auburn hair just past her shoulders or swept up into a careless knot, and less bronzer. It could work now that she’s laid off the fillers…

  • hellkell

    $800 tacky ass jeans. Jesus wept, I don’t think there IS a good way to wear those.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I’ve been doing some clothes shopping and this leather (usually faux) and fabric combo is everywhere but usually it’s a strip on the side of the leg, not the entire leg itself. What a weird garment that is. I’m sure it helps in that you don’t have to keep making sure your cutoffs are still tucked in your boots. Glad to see Lindsey looks healthy.

  • formerlyAnon

    Dreadful . . . um . . . leg . . . things.

    Nice smile.

  • Samuel Joesph Donovan

    I just dig how (relatively) healthy and (marginally) sane she looks. And clean!

  • and here i am just thinking how beautiful her hair and skin looks. i must be in a sun-shiny mood today.

    • Not applicable

      i’m not in a sun shiny mood- but I have to say, I think she looks great. So what about her clothes- her her hair- even her face (tho mostly hidden) looks so pretty.

  • Bexxx

    She looks genuinely happy, at least.

  • Therese Bohn

    $800 for THAT? I could have a dishwasher and a new vacuum cleaner…
    Her hair and skin do look nice.

    • formerlyAnon

      Thinketh not in that direction. We of the financial peasantry will descend into anger, madness, and gnashing of teeth if we go there.

      • Therese Bohn

        I’m not angry, just a comparison of how different incomes live.

  • mightbewrong

    I hate that those boots even exist.
    edit: excuse me, I meant the world’s worst ass-high leather legwarmers or whatever they even are.

  • marlie

    Those pants are HORRENDOUS. But her face is still looking healthy, so there’s that…

  • Lilak

    Good face. I’m satisfied.

  • bellafigura1

    And, mother hen that I am, should she really be spending her bank on those very expensive looking kicks right now? Or are they freebies?

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    How is a garment with ‘chaps’ in the description sold out in this day and age (forgiving Halloween)?

  • NOLA_gal

    Is she wearing …boots… over her …boots? Or are these the dreaded bootaloons?

  • I seriously could not figure out what type of clothing that was, so thanks for clearing that up for me. I think. Also, I never thought I’d say this but I’d kill to see her in random Florence Welch festival wear. C’mon Linds, TLo has teed it up for you – make it happen.

  • VicD

    The other day, my husband was playing cuts of different artists covering “I Want You to Want Me.” Midway through he says, “Oh, good, here comes Lyndsey Lohan’s version!” We prepared to hoot, holler and generally make fun …. but here’s the thing – it was actually pretty good.

  • Nicola Anna Molly Page

    Late to the party, but those are the ugliest effing jeans I’ve ever seen.

  • harlowish

    If she were wearing regular jeans, this outfit would be fine. Cute, even. It wouldn’t redefine her image, but she would look like a normal young woman walking the streets. I want to say those pants are the ugliest things I’ve ever seen, but I’m sure I’ve seen uglier. They’re in the Top 10, though. I can’t imagine them looking good on anybody.

  • rage_on_the_page

    Yeah. With the boots those jeans look like waders. Woof.

  • guest2visits

    The jeans are awful; they don’t even look comfortable. The whole look is truck stop. Well, the jacket and the bag were nice.

  • kathrineb

    Miley wants her boots back.