Dianna Agron in Zara in West Hollywood

Posted on March 06, 2014

We think we’re gonna wind up having another Coat Porn day here. We’re gowned the fuck out after the Oscars (and the celebs are too, most likely) and there’s a lot of street style on the roster for the day. Anyanka Sevigny got us started off, now here’s Dianna to take the outerwear ball and run with it. Unfortunately, Dianna looks like something of a fashion victim in this getup.


Dianna-Agron-Zara-GOTS-WHLA-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)“Glee” actress Dianna Agron out and about in West Hollywood, California in a Zara vest paired with a Saint Laurent clutch and Rodarte for Opening Ceremony crochet booties.

Dianna-Agron-Zara-GOTS-WHLA-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)

Dianna-Agron-Zara-GOTS-WHLA-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Zara Studio Long Vest | Rodarte for Opening Ceremony Lace-Up Crochet Bootie | Saint Laurent Cassandra Brushed Leather Clutch

Dianna-Agron-Zara-GOTS-WHLA-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)

Dianna-Agron-Zara-GOTS-WHLA-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-(6)Honey, first lesson in borrowed fashion: You can’t always wear All The Things at the same time. Technically you can, as you’ve done here, but it looks plainly silly if you’re staging an “out and about” photo session with the paps. We’re supposed to believe this is your “running errands” outfit, dear? Who the hell goes shopping carrying a clutch? With the label out at all times no less? No, no. Too overplayed. Keep the booties and the vest. Get yourself some faded, possibly even worn skinny jeans (because we’re kind of sick of the dark wash ones now that we’re on the cusp of spring) and some sort of thin sweater in a bright color with a cute collar. Throw the clutch at your publicist for suggesting it and get yourself a kickass handbag for the crook of your arm.


[Photo Credit: MOE/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, zara.com, luisaviaroma.com, openingceremony.us]

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  • Vtg Fashion Library

    I want to see what dress she’s wearing under all that mess. It looks like it could be interesting, and not her typical Grandma dress.

  • I really hate short sleeved or sleeveless coats. I am aware that this may be a problem with me and not the fashion, but it always looks like it was only half finished. As well as agreeing about the ALL THE THINGS philosophy anyway, I think pairing a frou frou beaded and chiffon thing with a severe grey tailored thing is unwise.

    Also – I question pigtails.

    • Bill Craven

      In SoCal, though, if you want to wear a coat and not die of heat exhaustion, it makes a lot of sense. Cluttered mess, though.

      • In SoCal you might just have to accept that you don’t have the climate for coats, and embrace the light-weight jacket!

        • Sorry, I refuse to be deprived the fabulousness of awesome coats. I’ll just sweat.

        • gloriana232

          Right? As someone in a cold climate, suddenly-lower temperatures mean a sweaty coat … which is grossss when you remember not everyone gets their coats dry-cleaned every season (um, like me).

          • Really? I can’t believe that anyone suddenly has to pick up their coat from the pile they’ve been meaning to have drycleaned for the last 7 months and start wearing it again. Oh, err, at least, that’s how I imagine that scenario goes *blush*

          • gloriana232

            If it’s suddenly -5C (or -10 … or -20) out … you do what you gotta do.

        • lunchcoma

          There are so many lovely canvas coats. I wish that fall and spring lasted longer where I lived so I could justify having more of them (though at least having 6 months straight of winter means I have an excuse to have a number of wool coats).

      • Alloy Jane

        This past weekend was great for coat wearers who run at normal temps. I’m always cold, so I can wear a coat and not sweat. Hell, I can wear a cardigan under a coat with gloves and a scarf and not sweat. Too bad I have so few reasons to wear one these days.

    • Mismarker

      Pigtails are for children. I feel very strongly about this.

      • kimmeister

        Or perhaps working in your garden, or exercising, but not for being out and about in public with heels on.

    • Kent Roby

      I’m with you re: disdain for sleeveless coats. If it’s hot, go without a coat, or with a light jacket/sweater; a heavy-looking coat with bared arms will always look ridiculous to me (it looks less ridiculous on the model, who is wearing a long-sleeved turtleneck under it). Hasn’t “Glee: The Afterschool Special” done a “very important story” on the folly of sleeveless coats yet?

    • JasmineAM

      Winter wear by Anya. Coming to a K-Mart near you!

    • Blair Sylvester

      Yeah I think a quilted vest or something makes much more sense and doesn’t look like you busted one shoulder seem and decided what the hell ill just take the sleeves off

    • kmk05

      The pigtails are the most questionable part of that outfit.

    • kimmeister

      They’re sort of in the same category as those giant puffer vests that were ridiculed when Marty McFly went back to 1955. But, for me they make more sense when paired with a long sleeved turtleneck like the model, not with a flimsy short sleeved blouse. They might be good for someone trying to get over a cold/cough who wants an extra layer on the back/chest.

    • fursa_saida

      I’m okay with sleevelessness, but it has to be deployed correctly. The sleeves on that shirt are so wrong it hurts my feelings.

  • rkdgal

    Can we discuss the pigtails? (Edited to add: Alicia, you’re with me on this, right?)

    • Twigg

      We are all with you on that.

    • Super_Red

      I unabashedly adore them.

    • MoHub

      Technically ponytails. Pigtails would be braided.

      • Mismarker

        Now, you’re just splitting hairs. : )

        • MoHub

          Ooh! Ya got me!

      • In Australia pigtails are when you have two, ponytails are when you have one and braids are called plaits.

        • Kitten Mittons

          Those are the rules I’ve always heard, too.

        • Alloy Jane

          Dems the rules here in SoCal too. But braids are just braids. I’ve read the term “plaits” in books but never actually heard it used IRL.

    • Sure am!

      It’s not that she isn’t cute in them, but I think that that sort of cute should be reserved for sitting at home on the couch or wearing to the gym once you have left school.

    • lunchcoma

      I have no idea what she’s thinking. She’s 27, and her best known role is as a high school student. She should be doing everything in her power to convince people that she’s an elegant woman who’s suited to adult parts.

  • Ginger

    I adore the booties (and I’m not a booties kind of girl). That’s about it. Also, you’re too old for pigtails with high-end fashion. Leave that to Elle Fanning, darling.

    • kimmeister

      I questioned the use of that fabric to make those booties, but when paired with black tights, all is ok. They would look silly on bare feet.

  • Anna

    What the shit is that hair??

    But, OF COURSE a YSL clutch when picking up cat and/or dog food.

    • Kayceed

      The precarious posing of the clutch, insignia OUT, on top of the pet food is cracking me up.

      • Anna

        I know. RIDIC.

        • demidaemon

          I was so distracted by that and could not puzzle out whether it was part of her outfit or something she had purchased. Thank you for clearing that up for me.

          • Anna

            It’s a little bit of both. EVERYONE: look at Dianna’s YSL clutch and gourmet pet food.

          • demidaemon

            Is this a new trend? Or does she have a new spokesmodel contract?

          • Anna

            Well, celebs have been telling us which groceries to buy for some time now, so I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before the “Lifestyle Guru” umbrella also includes pet health and nutrition.

          • demidaemon

            Sad bu true, although I though GOOP was already into this subset.

          • Anna

            Low-carb and gluten-free, yes. With her friend Tracey recommending not hiking with your dog because he/she will become “too bulky.”

          • demidaemon

            GOOD LORD. I can’t.

  • giddypony

    Very Maude

  • StelledelMare

    The outfit may not be “running errands” but that hair definitely is. Love the booties though.

  • @Biting Panda

    Y’all. Be nice. Rumspringa is a challenging time. Things like accessories and actual hairstyles are still a challenging concept. Be cool. She’ll get it. Or she’ll go back to Amish country and churn butter with her sisters.

    • demidaemon


      • @Biting Panda

        You always get me, darling.

        • demidaemon

          It helps that I recently half-watched an episode of the horribly awful and fake “reality” tv show, “The Amish Mafia.”

          Although PBS had a great documentary of this subject as well.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    “…and then there’s Maude…”

    • Lori

      Yes! Thank goodness I’m not the only one who’s brain went there.

      • decormaven

        Where else can it go? Only Maude could get away with that maxi vest.

  • barbarienne

    The whole thing might work if she weren’t carrying a giant bag of cat food (or whatever that is in the first two pics).

    Though I don’t like the sleeves on the dress. That gets a little fussy/twee in an otherwise simple and sleek outfit. The shoes are enough fuss.

    • mlle

      It’s dog food. My furbaby eats the same brand.

      Given the cost of a Zara coat, this is a surprisingly affordable celeb look (obviously the silly advertised YSL clutch is out of mere mortals’ price ranges).

      • sherrietee

        It’s Fromm’s Chicken a la Veg. I know the Duck a la Veg is for cats. Thought the chicken was too, but I could be wrong.

        • mlle

          I think most of the flavours carry over, since there’s a Duck a la Veg for dogs also, though I don’t know whether the bags are marked with different colours. I just assumed this was the dog food because of the orange on black.

        • mlle

          I think some of the flavours carry over, since there’s a Duck a la Veg for dogs as well. I know the Chicken is in an orange on black bag for dogs, but I don’t know whether the colours on the cat food bags are different or the same.

        • barbarienne

          The both of you are giving me giggles (in a good way). My cat is strictly a Purina boy. When I try to change his food, he goes on hunger strike.

          • demidaemon

            Our dog is the same way, but only with dog food. He loves all things people food, though.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I read the caption all wrong and thought it said “opening ceremony for crochet booties” and thought Hollywood had just hit an all time low with red carpet events.

    The hair is the. worst.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    The vest looks like something from a cheesy 80’s Sci-Fi space film (e.g. Space Mutiny). I can imagine the ambassador from Xenor wearing this to the intergalactic council.

  • Mismarker

    Is there a coat here? I’m more intrigued by the bag of pet food.

    • Wendi126

      But where did it go in the last pics? Unless she’s a magician and now it’s in the tiny paper bag. I don’t know if I’m more confused by the purchases or her outfit.

  • deelup

    Take the vest. Leave the rest.

  • MoHub

    Loses a lot by not having a turtleneck underneath.

    • kimmeister

      The plain neckline on the vest is just dying for something with a collar of some sort underneath it.

  • MilaXX

    Her hair & markup look really good & I love those booties, but the rest may be too much for Dianna to pimp all at once. Her fashion degree is only undergrad. She’s out of her league. If I was styling her, I’d take a page out of Reese’s play book and put her in jeans & Tshirt but give her easier props to carry. A drink from whatever trendy bistro is nearby, or something smaller for her to carry since she doesn’t appear to be the gal that can carry a clutch casually. The boots are killer!

    • decormaven

      Yes, I’m just going to focus on the footwear. It’s fierce!

  • Capt. Renault

    More subtle with the logo deployment, Dianna. You can’t be seen trying.

  • Danielle

    Who goes shopping with a (albeit FABOO) clutch?! Girl’s gotta have something big to shove her smaller purchases into.

  • Lilithcat

    I always dress like this when I go out to buy cat food. What? The rest of you don’t?

  • cocohall

    “Confusion” is NOT a style goal. What the hell is happening here with the bedazzled sleeves, the sci fi coat/vest, the evening clutch, the soul cycle hair and the dominatrix by way of school marm booties? And kitty kibble. She is a beautiful girl and even this outfit can’t obscure that, but honey, don’t work so hard AGAINST yourself.

  • Leah Elzinga

    tell me this is not a grown-ass woman in $10k worth of clothes and accessories WEARING PIGTAILS. No. please. Tell me I’m imagining things.

  • marlie

    I kind of love her outfit as-is. It’s really cute. And who would have thought that a wool, knee length vest would be so cute. Though she does look ridiculous carrying all of that crap AND pimping the purse at the same time.

  • Cortney Dean

    I do love that she feeds her pet Fromms food. That’s what I feed my grranimals and it is great stuff. I do love the idea of the coat but not the execution. Love the shoes.

  • appliquer

    I think she looks better than she has recently. And I love your styling ideas, dear Uncles.

  • SewingSiren

    She might as well hold up a placard stating the price of each item and the stores at which they may be purchased.

  • gayle

    I feel like she should be better at this game. The way she is showing off the clutch seems like a rookie move.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    What is her hair doing? Why would that ever be a good idea? Love the booties and the vest though. Everything else is trash though.

  • padma sallah

    All this and those pigtails. I could have kinda, sorta made my peace with this if it weren’t for that coat. I am having a very negative reaction to it.

  • “Who made the clutch?” asked no one, even the aliens spying from light years away.

  • MarissaLG

    I stand my by rule: Women over the age of 10 should never wear pigtails.

  • msdamselfly

    Gorgeous coat/vest

  • KinoEye

    Anyanka wore the shoes better. I don’t know about you, but I always take my YSL clutch grocery shopping. That way, the peons in the grocery store KNOW who’s the top bitch in town.

    • Kitten Mittons

      I was really ready to rip on both pairs of shoes, but I think I had them in brown in junior high. Chunkier heel, maybe, but roughly the same. So my lips, they are sealed.

  • katiemckinnie

    The believability factor of carrying a YSL clutch while picking up some Fromm for your dog is zero. Also: I hate that coat. A lot. What’s the point of a wool, knee-length coat with no sleeves?

  • stubbornthoughts

    Whatever she’s wearing underneath looks like it should never be worn underneath anything. Hair looks incomplete – like they started curling her hair in front and then her dog got its period so she had to book it out of her seat.

  • Imasewsure

    I like that she is going High/Low in the same outfit (aks Zara/St.Laurent) but alas, fug… take your dear uncles’ advice to heart awkward twee darling! They know of which they speaks….

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    I know that the “coat” is sleeveless, but why would you wear one and then go short-sleeved underneath? It’s not like she’s attending a fashion show where impractical looks are almost required.

  • Bexxx

    I have a lifelong drinking rule- when I see adult pigtails, I have to drink. Goodbye, my friends.

  • sherrietee

    FROMM!! Fantastic pet food. 🙂

    Oh, the dress. Um. Meh?

  • ThatVampinLady

    I own this vest and I adore it. I don’t treat it as a coat, however. I treat it as a blazer and wear it over thin turtlenecks. One of my favorite Zara purchases.

  • littlestars

    If she’d swapped the booties for flat boots, this would have been more acceptable as a “running errands outfit,” but it’s not like she’s wearing an evening gown.This just looks like the celeb version of professional dressing to me. Overall I think it’s a cute look. And I want that coat/vest.

  • Amateur.

  • megohd

    She’s too short for that vest? coat? whatever it is.

  • formerlyAnon

    Oh no. Those sleeves with the bling do not work for me under that tailored vest/coat.

  • enchanted216

    Oh, yeah. I always dress like that when I buy cat food.

  • kt

    For the record I prefer shopping with a clutch, as it is far far lighter and doesn’t give one t-rex arms like a satchel does. Also, GIVE ME THOSE BOOTIES

  • annrr

    Way too Maude for me.

  • Alloy Jane

    If you’re gonna wear obviously styled pig tails, why the messy version? Sloppy pig tails and a giant curl in her face? Nonsense. Pick one side of the fence and swing your panties that way please.

  • quiltrx

    Polly Prissy Pants wants her dress back, and Maude wants her vest back. You look VERY foolish, child.

  • Columbinia

    Staged paparazzi runs. Is this not a sign of the Apocalypse? And I’m looking at the resulting photos. [banging head on table]

  • sagecreek

    Short sleeves with that vest? WHY, DIANNA, WHY?

  • peachy

    pilgrim in ponytails