Since she’s mentally filed in the cabinet labeled “BEYOND DULL” in our collective brainspace, we’d probably be inclined to Huzzah and Attagirl her all over the place for wearing this. If it was July right now.
Rachel Bilson attends the 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards Nominations, held at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California in a Milly ensemble paired with Givenchy sandals.
Milly by Michelle Smith Spring 2014 Collection
The shoes are pretty much awful, but we really like the top and skirt for her. And look, we get that seasonal dressing is somewhat less important in this, our ever-shrinking 21stC world. We’re the last people who think that we should all, for instance, have to dress in autumnal tones of orange, gold and red during the fall months or pastels during the spring months. And don’t even get us started on the whole red-and-green thing in December. People should wear the colors that suit them and dress according to the weather outside their windows. But we also think there are ways to dress both weather and season-appropriate at the same time. This shows too much skin and has too many wildly bright and bold graphic elements to read as anything but high summer, especially with the focus-pulling white sandals. Sure, it’s relatively warm in Beverly Hills, but it’s not so blazing hot that she can’t wear something with slightly more coverage.
Pretend Stylist time: We would have: kept the skirt and given her a solid-color top, possibly even a blouse (so long as it didn’t look too business-like) or cami; put her in a pair of dark red pumps; added a cuff or bangle; given her a stronger lip.
Pop Quiz time: What would you do to make this look more like November while still looking Southern California?