Jennifer Lopez’s Shiny Candy Wrapper Outfit Is A PSA About The Dangers Of Mixing Metallics


Jennifer Lopez’s latest American Idol look is like one of those public service announcements at the end of old GI Joe episodes.

“Kids, look at me. Now you know to never mix metallics,” she’s saying. “And knowing is half the battle!”

The bronze metallic Lanvin blouse was not intended to go with the equally metallic burgundy bubble skirt by Vivienne Westwood, and the end result is so shiny and fall-themed it brings to mind a tinfoil turkey centerpiece on a Thanksgiving table.


As beautiful as J-Lo is, this look is a lesson in how not to follow trends. Not only is she mixing metallic fabrics—which are still on-trend for reasons nobody can identify—she is also wearing that terrible, slicked-back hair look that has been a disaster on every single celebrity we’ve seen try it, from Amy Adams to Malin Akerman. It makes everyone look strangely balding, and it basically lets us measure how long it has been since a star’s highlights were retouched. (In JLo’s case, probably about six to eight weeks.) It hasn’t worked for anybody, and we have no idea why stylists keep trying to make this happen.

So next time you decide to wear something trendy, keep these rules in mind:

1. Don’t wear trends that make Amy Adams and Malin Akerman look bad. They won’t look good on anybody.

2. Don’t wear like six trends at once.

3. Just because metallic fabric is on-trend does not mean you must wear only metallic fabric. Try just one garment to start with.

The fact that the Brian Atwood shoes are the same exact caramel and burgundy colors as the shirt and skirt makes this look matchy-matchy like a musical theater costume.

(Photo: J. Sharma/Bruja,PacificCoastNews)



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    • Samantha Escobar

      Is it just me, or is her skin almost too perfect? Like, airbrushed. And kinda uncomfortably so.

      • Char

        She has always had the most radiant and flawless skin. It’s unbelievable.

    • nelson

      Dear Elizabeth
      Your comment about JLO metallic combination borders on the delusional ! Yes delusional ! I don’t think JLO is trying to start a trend here ! Just because she appears in different outfits on her weekly show that does not necessarily translates that JLO is trying to start a fashion trend ! I do watch the first 20 minutes just to see what she will wear. As of now I have not been disappointed. The women looks amazing ! She’s absolutely beautiful to look at. Another point here that many people might over look. Is JLO skin tone! The comment made by Samantha Escobar is on the point. JLO tan color makes her almost immune to criticism to combining color choices. Someone to pale, or extremely fair could not possibly pull off what JLO has been wearing this year ! I think you know little about trends Elizabeth ! When it come to making fashion statements JLO wins hands down. Whether it becomes a fashion trend, that my friend is whole different story !

    • Char

      Sue me but I actually kind of like this combo. Now, the shoes are a whole other story.