Selena Gomez in Topshop in Los Angeles

Posted on August 21, 2014

We’re starting to think that theory we pulled out of our asses the other day is true: smart celebrities know that August is a dead month for star-sightings, so all they really need to to get their picture taken is pair a bunch of random items that absolutely don’t belong together and parade up and down the street modeling them. Bam. In Touch Weekly cover, bitches.


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Just you wait. Before Labor Day, we’ll see Vanessa Hudgens carrying a Prada bag in Beverly Hills, dressed in a Gucci bikini top, Target yoga pants, and Chanel flip-flops. And nobody will think that’s weird.

She probably got to keep the boots just for doing this.  Street modeling is the new streetwalking, darlings. The pay is much better and the work is a lot less sticky. We’ve got to start getting the boystars in on this action. We want to see Chris Pratt in a pair of Daisy Dukes walking down the street. We suppose with the boys, you’d have to promise them a car or something.






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  • schadenfreudelicious

    Starlet or Streetwalker?

    • RescueMe23

      I thought the exact same thing. Is she in need of money?

    • Dino Bonačić

      just tacky, tasteless chola packed into a hollywood starlet.

    • frannyprof

      E!’s “Fashion Police” does this segment! Sometimes it’s really hard to tell…

      • schadenfreudelicious

        I was thinking of that exact segment, and yes sometimes it’s impossible!

  • Glam Dixie

    I’m trying really hard to think of one single person those shorts would be flattering on and I’ve got nothin’.

    • they remind me of jessica simpson. and britney.

    • lundibleu

      I’m not sure, but given what TLo say above, I’m prepared to see them on Chris Pratt … just to check.

  • histrogeek

    Why is she wearing a sweaterish thing in Southern California in August? Is it cold in LA right now?

    • Glam Dixie

      And is it really long like that in the front too and she’s got it all tucked in those shorts?

      • kimmeister

        I wondered the same thing and concluded it had to be one of those high-low tops because there’s no way THAT much fabric is tucked into that shorts without her having a big bulge in the front.

    • lunchcoma

      What I want to know is why she’s wearing those knee high leather boots? They’re gorgeous, but they look excruciating in August weather.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour


        • marlie

          Stankboot even if she’s wearing socks, because August. And because LA.

      • luludexter

        seriously, who wears knee high boots in August?

        • Trent

          Wonder Woman? Selena does have sort of a cape here.

      • kimmeister

        She didn’t have time to shave, ok?!?

    • jen

      No, it is hot as fuck.

    • Phydeaux

      This is autumn in Georgia fare.

    • judybrowni

      No — 70s to 80s and up, depending on the part of town.
      It cools off at night — you may need a sweater, jacket or more at the beach, at night. — but maybe not inland.
      During the day, knee high boots are stupid and cruel unless you’re hopping from one air conditioned place to another, and even then.

    • it depends how close you are to the beach.

  • Kent Roby

    She’s young enough and cute enough to kinda sorta almost get away with this look.

    • MilaXX

      No, she’s not. Nobody is cause … Well just no

      • demidaemon


  • Karen Belgrad

    I want those boots. In October. I’ll happily wear them in Chicago until April. The I will put them away in favor of non-stank foot apparel until the following October.

    • ChiKat67

      I say move to the Bay Area (I did from Chicago last year), you can legitimately get away with wearing boots all year round (especially after sunset) here. LA? Not so much.

      • kimmeister

        I’m in the Bay Area and will fess up to looking askance at a coworker who has been wearing boots all week.

        • ChiKat67

          It’s so cold in my office (there really isn’t need for AC when it’s 60 outside..) so I wear boots all the time!

  • Once – just once – I wish my calendar could include “walk down in street in boots; keep boots”.

  • sienna elm

    I’m trying to figure out the cape-shirt thing. It’s all one piece? Is the front supposed to be tucked in? Is that a day-to-night sort of top? Has she just finished molting? What the heck is going on?

  • Kitten Mittons

    Denim Diaper ain’t pants, honey bun.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Ha, I made the same call.

      • Kitten Mittons

        They are everywhere lately. Mardi Gras here was a sea of diaper shorts, as you put it. It may be one of my least favorite current trends, because they are so ubiquitous, regardless of age, or appropriateness of the situation. Mardi Gras, fine. Poolside, fine. Restaurant while I’m eating, nah. You may have the best ass in the world, but that doesn’t mean I want to see it hanging out of your shorts while I’m with my kid at the playground. And if you’re under 18, I really really really don’t want to see it. Because I just don’t, and I don’t care what’s cool or popular. It makes me oogy.

        Oh, this turned into a Get Off My Lawn moment, didn’t it?

        • FibonacciSequins

          It did, but when it comes to diaper shorts, I think you’re entitled.

        • Sarah

          SO with you on this. I remember having a pair of short shorts when I was about seven that I really liked. I wore them for the next couple of years, until I was nine or so, and one day I was playing on the floor in front of my parents on the couch. My back was to them, and I leaned over, and they both said at once “You cannot wear those shorts anymore.”
          The kids have arrived in my town for the new school year at the universities, and driving around seeing them every day I think I’m pretty much my parents.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Yeah, with you on that. There’s a lot of fist-shaking coming from me these days.

          • Sarah

            The damned shame is that as far as I can tell, the only shorts available for juniors for the last couple of summers have had what amounts to a negligible inseam. Which, I’m sorry – it doesn’t look good on everyone. I keep seeing these groups of four or five girls with that chubby one constantly pulling down the ride-up as she hurries to keep up with her slimmer-thighed companions. Having BEEN that chubby one I just want to holler “SKIRT! BERMUDA SHORTS!! DON’T GIVE IN TO PEER PRESSURE!”

          • Kitten Mittons

            Yeah, been there done that, and you’re absolutely right about that’s what is being offered (see above rant about my niece). And they look good on a very small percentage of people. I was that chubby one, too, and shopping for shorts was nearly the worst activity I could think of as a teenager, besides wearing said shorts.

          • Sarah

            Indeed, the horror was real. Especially that since for those of us with thighs that don’t have, ahem, breathing room, the first and foremost concern should be Chafe Prevention. Those shorts are not only not preventing, they may be exacerbating. I mean, once I spent a few summers trudging around the campground at umpteen music festivals, I was outfitted with men’s drawers AND men’s shorts, since men are particularly skilled at upper thigh cooling/protection.

          • cocohall

            You are exactly right that there is NOTHING remotely tasteful available at Forever 21, Target, American Eagle, etc. I have 16 year old twins and fortunately one of them is tiny and can still fit into the more suitable shorts from the kid’s department at Target. The other one is subject to the junior hooker style found elsewhere. And God forbid if your teen gains a few pounds – then the tiny shorts become nearly obscene, but it is very tricky territory to ever comment on weight with girls this age. (Honey, your shorts are looking a little snug -we should go shopping and get you some new ones. YOU ARE SAYING I’M FAT! YOU THINK I’M FAT!)

            I try to remember that wearing too tight/too revealing clothing is just part and parcel of the teen years. I wore jeans that appeared to have spray painted on my body when I was this age. And now I don’t even own a pair of jeans as I can’t stand to be assaulted by my clothing.

            As for Miss Selena – if she were wearing a cute pair of Chuck’s or flip flops, I wouldn’t even raise an eyebrow at her ensemble. It is the boots that really put her look in the Express Lane to Hookerville. All we can hope is that she quickly grows out of this. One of my favorite segments on Fashion Police is when they have on guests and ask them to share one of their worst and one of their best RC looks from the past. There is a lot of chagrin and a lot of comments along the lines of “I don’t know why I thought this looked good . . . . “

          • Kitten Mittons

            Twin teenage girls. Bless you.

          • cocohall

            Thank you. I love them to bits, but have shrapnel wounds from the constant crossfire. Occasionally they stop hurling abuse at each other and join forces against me. The dog and I go on a lot of long walks.

          • Kitten Mittons

            I think I’d buy a dog just for that purpose 🙂

        • Anna

          I’m the same way when I see the private school girls in their uniforms and their skirt hems really aren’t much longer than these shorts. I see them on the bus and on the subway all the time.

          My favourite is when they go out in winter wearing a brand of $500 Canadian down-filled parka (that I abhor) with said mini skirt and no tights. WHERE THE HELL ARE YOUR PARENTS?!?!

          • Kitten Mittons

            Ooooh, confession time, I used to roll my uniform skirt up, too, but never to ass-cheek level. Just to less-than-grandma level, and because it WAS the thing to do, and I DID used to care about that stuff.

            And the skirts with no leg coverings in winter thing is weird, I’ll agree. Although, I will say that our grade school would not allow leggings or pants for girls until well after I had graduated. Solid colored tights only (because the difference is………?). So past 5th grade or so, One simply did NOT wear tights, because they were for little girls. So you suffered, like idiots, in the winter.

            I get your outrage for sure, though, because I’m sure kids these days have more options. My niece goes to the same school I did, and she can wear pants, shorts, leggings, etc. And none of the stuff we did was obscene. My parents thought we were stupid, for sure, but they never thought we were inappropriately dressed. If they had seen ass-cheek, my mother would have sewed my skirts to my waist for the rest of the school year.

          • Anna

            I didn’t have uniforms, but I did have strict parents and wasn’t technically allowed to wear mini-skirts. But as teenagers so often do, I found ways. But mini for me was no shorter than mid-thigh level, the skirts these girls wear barely cover their bums (I cringe every time I see one of these girls sit down on the bus or subway with no tights). I see the odd sensible girl wearing tights in their school colours so I know they’re available.

            What really kills me is when I see the ass shorts on girls and they’re WITH their parents.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Oh yes, no mini skirts allowed in my parents’ house. Ass shorts wouldn’t have even made it in the front door. My mom had some serious radar for stuff like that. But I would have been MORTIFIED to wear a mini skirt in front of my dad. Beyond.

          • cowper

            During this back-to-school week, I noticed several girls (I’m guessing jr. high) wearing some sort of deconstructed school uniform. Short pleated shirt, nondescript shirt, but then a bright tie in red or green sloppily hanging around the neck and dangling way down. I didn’t really think too much of it until one girl passed us in this outfit supplemented with BLACK THIGH-HIGH LACE TOP STOCKINGS. With quite a bit of skin above the top of the stocking. How is it that someone lets their thirteen-year-old go out like this?

          • Kitten Mittons

            Wow. Just wow.

          • Kitten Mittons

            On the other end of the spectrum, my brother was telling me about how terrible it was to take his daughter shopping for her Valentine’s Day dance (junior high), because the school’s rules about attire were soooooo strict. No spaghetti straps, skirts that reach the knee, straps at least an inch thick or something like that, on and on. He said, that my niece was so discouraged, because they couldn’t find anything that fit the requirements. That dress just didn’t exist. They went to every single store in the mall, and found nada.

            They eventually ended up with a floor length skirt with a velvet top, and she looked really adorable, but not extremely au currant, I guess? Kind of grown up for the event. I guess the whole thing was awful, not one boy asked her to dance, and my brother had to talk me out flying up there to punch said boys in the face.

            I guess the point is that when stores only sell damn diaper shorts, girls will wear damn diaper shorts. Feh.

          • KinoEye

            I have to say, major kudos to your brother for making the mall rounds with a teenage girl. It’s a dicey proposition at the best of times, especially when you can’t find what you’re looking for. He sounds like a swell guy.

          • Kitten Mittons

            He is pretty swell, thank you 🙂 I think part of it was making sure she was “appropriately” dressed in his own eyes, which really ended up not being a problem. He’s the one that said no heels until xx age, no dating until sixteen, no dangly earrings until blah blah. But every time I go home, I see that grandma or mom has somehow thawed him out on some of those rules. She got to wear a pretty cute pair of silver heels for a wedding she was in, and I got the ok to get her some (very small) danglies for Christmas. No dating yet, though 😉

            She’s such an amazingly good kid, they really have nothing to worry about. Diaper shorts are not an issue they have to confront (yet). They are great parents, though.

          • KinoEye

            At my private college, the uniform of choice in summer were those Nike shorts with the slit up the side and oversized sorority tshirts, accessorized with a designer bag and jewelry. In the winter, they wore the Nike shorts, oversize sorority shirts, tights, Ugg boots, and if it was particularly frosty that day, a North Face jacket. It never, ever made sense to me. Are pants so hard to master?

          • Are you perhaps in Iowa? I worked with some Iowans last summer and they took their Nike running shorts very seriously.

          • KinoEye

            I’m deep in the heart of Texas, actually. It’s both relieving and disturbing to know the Nike short trend is nationwide, although I hope your Iowans had the good sense to put on a pair of pants in the winter.

          • Anna

            Terrible. I can admit to making some spectacularly dumbass clothing choices as a teenager, but even then I knew if it was cold enough to need a down a parka, put on some fucking tights (or pants).

    • TinyDynamo

      A year or so ago, my then 5 YO pointed to denim short shorts/hot pants in Target & asked why there were underpants next to the t shirts. I said oh no honey, those are shorts. She stood up in the cart, pointed at them again, and said loudly “Those are NOT SHORTS. Those look like UNDERPANTS!” And she was totally right.

      • Kitten Mittons

        Your child is clearly gifted. And also awesome for pointing out that the Emperor has no clothes.

        • TinyDynamo

          Lol! She’s pretty sharp. But I also liked that a young person could see that that look is ridiculous & gross. Made me feel less than 90 for shaking my head in disbelief at the short shorts I see!

  • Cathy S

    Her shirt has a cape attached? What is that?

    • MRC210

      Her shirt appears to be the cape. It’s a long shirt (a dress?) with the front tucked into her shorts. I’m guessing that the front is as long as the back, which would explain the bulges in the front of her shorts. On the other hand, it might be a mullet shirt. Either way this is not a good thing.

    • Qitkat

      I could swear that we have seen this look (cape attached to outfit) before from her. Recently.

  • hughman


    No matter what the voices in your head told you about this look! Remember, those same voices tell you to make out with Justin Bieber!

    • Anna

      I think the shoulder devils she listens to are, in fact, Justin.

      • demidaemon

        Unfortunately, he’s not just on her shoulders.

        • Anna

          True *shudder*. I’m actually sad for her.

          • demidaemon

            Me too. But she chose him and keeps going back to him, so, I guess, celebrities are just like us after all.

    • tallgirl1204

      Her hair appears to be real (and very healthy) so there’s that.

    • decormaven

      Yes, she truly was shooting for the Rhi look. Not happening.

      • Thomas

        Everyone seems to shoot for the Rih look these days, but most end up falling flat on their faces, especially Miley lol

  • amanda siegelson

    look – she borrowed miley’s shorts.

  • @Biting Panda

    Work it….own it!!!!

  • Thomas

    Now that’s gotta be a serious case of stank boot.

  • merciblahblah

    I realize that the weather in LA is different that it is in Kansas City, but for the love of Sherman Hensley – we have a heat index today of 104, so this photo, to me, is RIDICULOUS. it’s a long sleeve sweatshirt and thigh-highs!!!! I can’t. Even if it were weather appropriate, it is not eyeball appropriate.

    • amanda lynn


  • crash1212

    I do love those boots…but seriously? Silly girl. Also….does that T-shirt have a pleated cape attached to it? Nice sunglasses.

  • Anna

    “Mom ripped denim shorts,” is that what these are really called?

    I’m confused. Did her mom rip them or these are being marketed to moms? I am not a mom so apparently these shorts are not for me, BKs who are moms, would you spend $64 on these shorts?

    • FibonacciSequins

      Maybe the name refers to the high rise, like mom jeans?

      • Anna

        I figured, just flummoxed at the existence of $64 high-rise, distressed ass shorts.

        • FibonacciSequins

          Absolutely hipster irony marketing from TopShop.

        • Qitkat

          Aren’t her thighs just being tickled to death every time she takes a step from those wonky shreds? Mine sure would be. /Shudder/
          NOT that I would ever wear or condone these, not for $5, certainly not for $64.

    • gingerella

      I am a mom, and I feel like this is almost a taunt from TopShop. I know few moms who would rejoice at the idea of their teen daughters walking around in $64 shredded short shorts.

      • decormaven

        $64 for mom ripped shorts? I’m half a mind to head off to Goodwill to buy a tonload of mom jeans, rip ’em, and sell them on the Internet.

        • Anna

          *sigh* Yet another item of clothing in my “Shit I wish I thought of first” file. There’s separate sub-folders filled with Stella McCartney and Raf Simons for Dior.

    • KinoEye

      Took the words right out of my… fingertips? Yeah. The “Mom” cut is fashionable now. Thanks, Normcore.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Diaper shorts.

    • MRC210

      Yes. When the leg hems are higher than the crotch, you are wearing diaper shorts.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    That cape thing with the boots…is she pretending to be a superhero? Super Skank?

  • wisenhar

    Dear Selena, Your attempt at Wonder Woman drag does not impress me. Signed, A Bitter Kitten

  • Froggae

    I’d hustle for those boots. But I’d wear a better outfit. She looks like a kid in a homemade superhero costume.

    • luludexter

      yeah, like a kind of white trash Wonder Woman

  • marlie

    Knee-high black leather boots with booty shorts. In August. In Los Angeles. I’m confused.

    ETA: I didn’t even notice the pleated cape thingy until I read it in the comments. WTF?!

    • FibonacciSequins

      I thought at first it was a cardigan. But if you look on her right/our left side, you can see the cape thingy is attached to her shirt. Very weird.

  • amanda lynn

    I *so* want to see the back of that pleated cape top thingy because I sort of love it.

  • MilaXX

    Never have I so looked forward to the Emmys or the VMAs.

    • decormaven

      Truly. The bottom of the fashion barrel has been scraped.

  • BlairBear

    Sweetie Laura Bennett would like her riding boots back, she would also like to burn everything else on your body

  • Janet B

    Does her shirt have a train? A cape?
    First the boots on Jon Hamm, and now on Ms. Gomez. I need another drink.

  • random_poster

    pictures of cute but confused girl in hideous clothes and weather in-appropriate boots….WordsWordsWords…..CHRIS PRATT IN A PAIR OF DAISY DUKES!!!!!! (save fantastic mental image)….WordsWordsWords.

  • Yeah, but the boots are nice.

  • I would like to sign the petition asking for Chris Pratt to wear Daisy Dukes down the street. Seriously. Where do I sign?

    • MikeW_Vegas

      Be still my beating heart!!

  • KT

    This is hilariously stupid. Yes, Angelenos tend to wear summery things with boots, but this is taking it to the extreme. Also, it’s been pretty hot in LA lately, so I have no idea why she would be wearing a long sleeve shirt and knee-high boots. There’s definitely some stank boot going on in there.

    Also, WHAT is happening with the back of that shirt??! This look has “fashion victim” written all over it.

  • AC Simons

    Stankboot. Though I have to say I live in Houston and see way too many women wearing boots this time of year. It’s in the 90s!!! It looks dumb.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    You know boys, your theory may have something to it. Which is more than you can say for those shorts.
    When Chris Pratt turns up be sure to post the photos!

  • jilly_d

    NO. Either it’s hot enough for the shorts, or cold enough for the boots. Never both, Selena.

  • elemspbee

    she looks cute. cut off shorts with below the knee boots in Aug. who cares. she is looking good feelin it sporting it. nourished hair n all! brava

  • suzq

    Shouldn’t she be kicking Justin Bieber’s ass with those boots? Or something? I can’t keep track anymore….

  • Tracy_Flick

    Is the white floating thing part of the… shirt?

    • Lori

      It certainly looks like it, and that’s so many kinds of wrong. So many.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Considering what else TLo has posted today, denim camel toe doesn’t seem so bad. That said, those high waisted, light wash crotch huggers should still be burned with fire.

  • B_C_J

    Boots in August……????

  • librarygrrl64

    Those shorts are awful. Made even more awful by the fact that they were purchased in that condition. Get off my lawn.

  • nannypoo

    I can relate to this outfit. Sometimes my thighs are hot, my feet and calves are cold, and the rest of me can’t decide. So I reach for something like this and voila! all bases are covered.

    • kimmeister

      I can relate to having different temperature zones on my body too! Although I still wouldn’t wear this.

  • SugarSnap108

    High-waisted light-wash denim cut off to the hoo-ha. How incredibly flattering.

  • spirit52

    Hey, maybe she’s ready for another stint in rehab

  • Those boots look ridiculous with those shorts.

  • Imasewsure

    I think she looks adorable because she’s young and beautiful so why the f%ck not really… and I’d do more than walk the streets in August for those boots (depending on who makes them of course… chip is chip after all)

  • boweryboy

    She literally looks like a streetwalker. Who thought this outfit was a good idea?

    • Thomas

      What’s sad is I actually wouldn’t mind this outfit if the shorts were a little longer or if they were pants and it was anything other than summer (cause of the stank boot). So close, yet so so far.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I have a meeting in about 15 minutes. I wonder what my colleagues would think if I quickly donned THAT outfit. That I had lost my freakin mind? You bet.

  • susan6

    Wow. It’s Redneck Wonder Woman. Keep the aggro boots, replace the star-spangled granny panties with daisy dukes, and top it off with a….whatever that thing is. Sweatshirt that doubles as a cape? Where’s Edna Mode when you need her? (NO CAPES!!!!)

  • dash1211

    I can’t believe her mama let her leave the house looking like this.

  • sagecreek

    Actually, after looking at the Tyra Banks/Kardashian fiasco, she looks almost demure.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Sweater?!?!? In LA in August!?!?

    • Actually, I think it’s just a very bizarre t-shirt.

      • demidaemon

        I have no idea what it is, as it seems to include the following descriptors: sweater-like material, long sleeves, ass cape, can be tucked in. What is it?

  • Wayyyyy too hot for those boots, dear.

  • “We want to see Chris Pratt in a pair of Daisy Dukes walking down the street.” BE STILL MY HEART.

  • frannyprof

    She looks so stupid. And stankbooty.

  • Sanglots longs

    Those are just one variation of the type of garment we call “demerit shorts” in my house. Because of what happens if you wear them to school, of course.

  • Judging by the ensembles on the girls at the arts charter school I work at in Northern California, she probably thinks this outfit is the height of fashion and that she looks fabulous. I have seen so many butt cheeks this week, you guys. I feel like a pervert.

  • Just Me

    Why is she wearing Miley’s cast-offs?

  • ktr33

    we get it, Selena, you’re not a Disney Princess anymore, but you do kind of look like an underage porn star. So… well done?

  • understateddiva

    Her untapped potential drives me nuts!! She could wear some really tricky fashion and set herself apart, instead she looks like any other clueless teen with a black Amex.

  • demidaemon

    I could live with Chris Pratt in the Daisy Dukes (let’s be honest. I would love it!). However, this, not so much. She looks like she has a full denim diaper on and it is spilling out the back. With stankboot. NO.

  • CB

    I have even watching old episodes of “Barney” with my niece, starring a 10-year-old Selena Gomez. It is thus very strange to see her walking around in cutoffs and thigh-high boots these days.

  • quiltrx

    I’m going to focus on that badass necklace and ignore the rest of this foolishness.

  • yllas

    She looks like an idiot, but she’s a rich, rich doper who can wear anything she wants, so ….suck it, haterz! I can just feel that vibe wafting off of her cape thingy.

  • Coleen

    Barney WEPT. That is horrifying.

  • bingo

    high waisted shorts – why? I see these everywhere now. has anyone ever looked better in these vs. a pair of shorts with a waist that sits around the hip line? awful.

  • LibKat

    Streetwalker! (You have to watch Fashion Police to get the reference.) But all kinds of yes to Chris Pratt in Daisy Dukes.

  • leenabelle, the noted six year old fashion critic, says selena looks like a regular person, like not even fashionable, just normal walking down the street. everybody dresses like this.

  • Melanie

    this picture should be in the dictionary next to the definition of the word “stankboot”.