Kate Mara in Sandro at the Coach 2014 Summer Party

Posted on June 18, 2014

This feels like a summer ensemble for someone who has no idea how to enjoy summer.

Kate-Mara-Sandro-Coach-Summer-Party-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Kate Mara attends the 2014 Summer Party presented by Coach and Friends Of The Highline in New York City in a Sandro cropped top and ruffle shorts paired with a Coach bag.

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It’s definitely not helped by that hairstyle, but everything here looks so structured and serious to our eyes. Except for maybe the shoes. But the top and the shorts, while interesting, don’t exactly combine to make for a breezy look. Which is fine; nothing wrong with a lady who’s got a serious streak in her. Dressing girly and flirty isn’t for everyone, after all. We suppose we want some “striking” to be evident somewhere if you’re going to go the serious route. This just isn’t hitting our buttons on that front. We suspect we’d like both pieces much better paired with something else.

As for the bag, it was handed to her by a publicist ten seconds before the flashes went off. Or it looks like it, anyway.




[Photo Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images, coach.com, sandro-paris.com]

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  • Carleenml

    Sad. Don’t get her style at all.

    • evave2

      I was thinking she always dresses in a way that looks off. The top and shorts are CUTE, why don’t they look cute on her?
      Maybe because she doesn’t have the glorious smile Danielle Brooks had?
      The shoes just look wrong to me.
      But I like that her nails and bag match. That’s cute.

      • J. Preposterice

        I think it’s that the top is tucked in (wtf it’s a cropped top) and that necklace, which I like, is wrong for the look as well — it is so long it divides the whole shirt in a way that makes it look even stiffer than it is and it touches the waist of the shorts and everything goes wonky.

  • Kbear

    The first comment was spot-on. Poor Kate looks like she doesn’t enjoy much. Toss the bag – ARF!

  • RussellH88

    I’d like it more if the skirt played off the yellow more.

    • MoHub

      It’s shorts, not a skirt.

      • RussellH88

        Oh whoops.

        • MoHub

          Don’t know whether that makes it better or worse.

          • demidaemon

            Most definitely worse in my opinion. I mean, they have a ruffle on them. W.T.H.

  • lexilexi

    The bag looks empty. You guys are correct on that one… the entire look is kind of unhappy.

  • I think poor Kate wants to be edgy with that hair, but she has too sweet a face to really pull it off. Also blonde doesn’t really suit her. I actually like the outfit but hate the bag (that’s 0 for 2 today, Coach).

    • MilaXX

      I like the bag though maybe not with this look.

  • altalinda

    Coach used to make such beautiful bags.

  • Anna

    Can’t get past the hair, it looks greasy and fried all at the same time and the stray hair across her face is making my eyes twitch.

    Don’t irrationally/rationally hate her, but it must be so exhausting for her and Rooney to be such ALOOF AND SERIOUS ACTRESSES all the time.

    • Daisy Walker

      I irrationally hate her. Something about her mouth bugs. Maybe it’s the perpetually nude lip and overplayed eyes.

      • Anna

        The nude lips definitely bug!

      • marlie

        UGH. I hate the perpetually nude lips.

      • livesarah

        Me too. The first time I saw her was in a movie and I thought she looked cute and different, but it’s like in her public life she tries way to hard to avoid any semblance of human emotion. And her clothing and hair choices usually suck pretty hard.

  • sugarkane105

    That’s some of the worst hair I’ve ever seen.

  • Jessica Freeman

    The outfit with the shoes looks like it weighs a ton. Its all so droopy and blah. I want to see the contents of that purse, as in, if anything is actually in there.

  • Laura Abrahamsen

    That lariat necklace made me think the top has a zipper-thought she was wearing it backwards.

    • Kimbolina

      It looks like it’s tucked in to her shorts??

      • I think that too. It’s ridiculous.

      • marlie

        You’re right. WHY?

  • Thomas

    I actually think the colors go together pretty well, but I think the maroon skirt is making the look heavier. If it were just a yellow dress with that bag, I think it would be great.

  • LadyVimes

    I like all the pieces, but not together. And wash your hair, Kate. It’s stringy.

  • J.W.

    The only thing I like is the earring, and I don’t usually like that sort of earring.

  • kimmeister

    And now we get peplum shorts. It was just a matter of time. With a boxy top tucked into them. I actually thought the top had a front opening until I saw in the closeup that it’s just the necklace.

    Her eye makeup is looking lovely though.

    • MilaXX

      The makeup was done by Lupita’s guy Nick Baruse

      • kimmeister

        Kudos to him for knowing how to work with a variety of skin types!

  • TinyDynamo

    The permanent grumpy bitch face she (& her sister, & a few others) sports is as irritating to me as the sloppy dude red carpet appearances. This outfit is terrible, to be sure, but that bored, pissy expression just irritates me to no end. This is YOUR JOB; you get paid handsomely to do it. The least you can do is show up looking clean, appropriately dressed, and happy to be there. UGH.

    • Lori

      I’m willing to cut a person slack for an off day, but I agree with you about the perma grump face. If the pole dance is that much of a burden perhaps you should explore other career opportunities.

    • Grumpy Girl

      Moreso her, than from her sister (who just doesn’t seem quite human), she just gives me such a Bitch vibe. Like I would want to go out of my way to avoid her at a gathering, and wouldn’t even want to gossip about her. She just seems like she would be unpleasant.

    • Wink

      Seems like they have spent hours posing in the mirror, and they’ve concluded that their ‘grumpy bitch face’ is what looks best in photos. Frankly, some people just don’t have a good smile… too wide, shows too many teeth, accentuates laugh lines, etc. She and the other grumps may have realized their smiles are not their best feature.

      • TinyDynamo

        Which I can, to a degree, understand. But for goodness sake, she looks perpetually angry to be at these events. Work with a coach to find a way to look pleasant sans smiling. Hell, call Tyra and learn how to smize! Or maybe, if you really hate going, don’t go.

        • Wink

          Looks like she’s attempting to smize in the close-up!

    • smh4748

      That hair would make me grumpy too though.

      • TinyDynamo

        Touché, pussycat!

        ETA: please tell me someone gets that Tom & Jerry reference…

  • mjude

    to me it looks like she is wearing suede, then there is the purse….

  • MilaXX

    I almost like the outfit, but the peplum on the shorts is making her appear thick waisted. On the other had, I’m about ready to leap for joy at the sight of a nice, casual summer shoe. Olivia Munn should have been wearing these instead of those stupid yellow suede pumps.

    • kimmeister

      We don’t have a good shot of them, but I’m a little alarmed by how far in the heels seem to be set. They look like ankle-twisters!

  • “Has no idea how to” seems to be Kata Mara’s whole vibe.

    • Anna

      Can’t remember which gossip blog I read it from now, but one of the columnists said that she (and her sister) look like the types who would bring their own Chardonnay to a keg party. I think she would wear this outfit to said keg party.

      • …that actually makes me like her because I’d be/I was the girl at the keg party going, “So…just beer?”

        • Anna

          I’m picturing her saying, “Mmm. Quaffable. But, uh, far from transcendent.”

          I hear what your’e saying though!

  • Raspberry2012

    I’m glad you pointed out how awful this outfit was, because I was totally distracted by that hairdo! My god, The Fashion Police are going to have her for breakfast this week!

  • Belvane

    Is Zombie Grey the new cool color for toenail polish? Chloe Moretz has it too.

    • Grumpy Girl

      If so, I am feeling very fashionable, because I got it a year or so back . . . and loved it until the third time Mr Grumpy asked what was wrong with my nails. (Cause I am known for wearing high-coverage colors to cover paint from home projects.) OK, hint taken.

  • I find myself feeling sorry for her or empathizing. The way my week has been going I recognize this as the sort of outfit I’d wear b/c I was suddenly going to an event that I wasn’t sure how to dress and I was only limited to clothes I had in my closet. Oh but wait, she didn’t know she was going to an event and she has people who give her clothes to wear. Nevermind.

  • Dollhead

    On my monitor it looks like she and Chloe Moretz have the same pedicure – a sort of gray? Not too far removed from the nude/no pedicure look showing up a lot lately.

  • Lori

    “Ruffle shorts.” I’m not convinced those words belong together to describe the clothing of anyone old enough to go potty on their own. The actual shorts aren’t doing anything to convince me.

    • kimmeister

      They are certainly not bringing me any ‘plaisir’ either.

    • demidaemon

      I am convinced of that fact. Ruffles should not be on shorts, period, but they should especially not be on shorts for anyone over the age of three and definitely not in a faux peplum ruffle.

  • Cheryl

    Rooney Mara’s not nearly as cool sister. The hair colour is repellent.

  • Mary Lauer

    I actually had to click on a link and find out about Sandro because all I could think of was the crazy guy from PR … turns out not to be him. 😎

  • NMMagpie

    Taking herself way too seriously here. And don’t tell me anything is in that bag. 🙂

    • Carleenml

      perhaps the price tag tucked inside…

  • Myra Amler

    Love the sandals but that is all. For heaven’s sake, push that stray piece of hair behind your ear,. Unfortunately it is the only thing I can focus on.

  • Grumpy Girl

    I like the bag, for me. Together with a pantsuit, it would complete my middle-aged exec mom look. I do not think that is the profile she was going for.

  • Alloy Jane

    She looks like Elmer Fudd in drag.

  • frannyprof

    This outfit is *ugh* in clothing form. She’s high on my list of celebrities who irrationally bug me. Am I missing something?

  • suzq

    Here, pose with this bag. zzzz….

  • Fuchsiaforever

    What an ugly and sad outfit.

  • lunchcoma

    Ugly thick-heeled platform sandals are back, I guess. Maybe I should have saved all of those monstrosities I loved in the late 90s.

  • I love the bag. If your torso is short enough for a crop-top to look as though it is tucked into your shorts, you probably shouldn’t wear it (or at least know it won’t be at all flattering.) Her earring is upside-down and those shorts are too heavy for summer.

    Kate, come over. I will make you a smoothie and show you how to look put-together like a grown-up lady in summer. You would look so fabulous in a Françoise Sagan-style striped bateau, some crisp navy shorts, and a great pair of flats.

  • Hair? Channeling Victoria Beckam, circa 2000? Ugly colors. Top shape ok, but with a simpler bottom….

  • Wink

    Shapeless top and shapeless shorts. Also, a perfect example of color-blocking gone wrong. Her pretty face is the only thing working here.

  • israel8491

    Honey, you have beautiful brown hair. You look lovely as a brunette. It suits you. Why, why, why do you and so many other starlets insist on bleaching your hair blonde?
    Also your shoes are kinda hiddy. I’m going to pretend they aren’t real snake skin so we can still be friends.

  • DuBey2

    Is she by any chance Color-Blind?

  • That necklace…..is the end of it really tucked into the shorts? Weird. But I find her weird in general so this outfit doesn’t surprise me. Awful, greasy hair. It seems to me there is a surfeit of hair “product” in celebworld, and far too few stylists who know how to use them effectively.

  • Kathy_Marlow

    The bag goes with nothing, which is why it should be shipped, immediately, to my house.

  • ashtangajunkie

    One time, when I was a teen, a giant glob of hair gel fell out of the tube and onto my brush, unbeknownst to me. So I picked it up and proceeded to brush my already-dry hair with it. And Kate Mara here has replicated that look I created on that day.

  • KT

    This is awkward as fuck. Her face is so pretty, and yet she’s constantly fighting the hot. Leave the weirder looks to your sister, Miss Mara, and let’s get you into something more relaxed and less tricky.

  • crash1212

    Man, I don’t even like the earrings here. Nothing seems to be working. She needs to go home and try again.

  • Mothra

    Oh my. I has a sad.

  • Imasewsure

    I bet she had a purse from another vendor that tied it all together before she had to swap out for this blue monstrosity (but hey it’s free). She looks someone incapable of fun – maybe she and January Jones can hang together!!

  • Kitten Mittons

    Fun: yer doin it wrong.

  • decormaven

    Can we get a closeup on that ring? Is it Lucite? And the necklace- is that a body chain, similar to what Rihanna wears? This is such a mishmash of colors & style, and none of it goes. Fashion goulash.

  • TheDivineMissAnn

    Love the earrings and the necklace. The rest, not so much,

  • smayper

    All of these pieces clash with one another.

  • elemspbee

    cute top, cute bag, cute toe nail polish. wasted on her. she looks awful.

  • marlie

    What’s with the ladystars wearing clothes that really, really don’t go together today (well, two – Olivia and Kate)? Like… NONE of these pieces work together. Plus, I kind of hate the bag and shoes. Maybe if they were styled differently, I could get behind the top and shorts (ruffled shorts though??).

  • Annmarie Kane

    Tsk Tsk, depressing on so many levels…

  • titaness25

    Ugh. Clodhopper sandals shouldn’t be happening.

  • formerlyAnon

    The hair ruins the whole thing for me. It looks like too much product on wrecked hair. And in the close ups one can see it’s actually carefully styled into that look.

    I kind of love the top. Like the shorts. Not together. The bag is too heavy and doesn’t go with the outfit. The shoes are generic.

  • demidaemon

    WTH? Those are shorts? With a ruffle? I can’t.

    All the fabrics here look way too heavy for this weather. It’s a no for me.

  • AmyP

    Irrational hatred for the shoes.

  • jml27

    Toss that yellow thing and put on a tank top…she is young and beautiful…like the uncle’s said …enjoy summer !

  • quiltrx

    What a depressing outfit.
    And did Coach just hand each lady an ugly outlet-store leftover bag before the photos?

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I don’t know, doesn’t it look like the pedicure is meant to match the bag? Or is that just an unhappy coincidence?

  • Edie Rose

    Are those earrings inverted? That cannot be how they were intended to look.. Surely?

  • livesarah

    It looks straight out of a designer’s look book for Autumn. If Summer was dead or dying, this outfit might seem appropriate. Not stylish or appealing, just appropriate.

  • Skippymom1

    The bag is as empty as her gaze.

  • NBG

    Coach needs to fire whoever was in charge of handing out the bags at this event.

  • Badriya Al-Badi’a

    “Which bag should we give you… oh, here, we have one that matches your toenail polish.” (which is a nice color, but it’s the only explanation for the bag I can think of)

  • Kikishua

    I do like the earring, although it’s a bit too cute to be next to that hair.

  • JynxTheCat

    She needs to leave the heavy lifting to her sister.