From her lifestyle website that recommends $70 papier mâché rhino heads to that time she refused to use a toilet paper roll because someone else had touched it, Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t typically top our list of celebrities who seem “relatable” or “down-to-earth” or “human.” It’s always a bit of a shock when GOOP does something to remind us that she isn’t a celestial goddess from Planet Overprivileged– so it’s pretty weird to see her wearing mom jeans.
Paltrow was spotted walking around Los Angeles yesterday (walking! Not being carried on a litter like Cleopatra!), sporting a white linen sleeveless top, white sunglasses, flipflops, and that pair of pants that your Aunt Rita has been belting over her bellybutton since 1987. I’m pretty sure they’re supposed to be baggy-but-feminine boyfriend jeans, but they look a lot more like “yeah, she’s a mother of two now.”
I’ll admit, I’m not Gwyneth’s biggest fan– nowadays her attitude always leaves a bad taste in my mouth– so it’s very possible that I’m just projecting those feelings onto her outfit. Am I blinded by my desire to dislike her clothes as much as I dislike her cookbooks, or am I blinded by the hideousness of these dumpy jeans? Would I hate them as much if they belonged to someone cool and relatable like Demi Lovato or Zoe Saldana? Would I even care what GOOP wore while shopping on a Saturday if she wasn’t always trying to make moms feel guilty for occasionally feeding their kids gluten/dairy/meat/sugar/anything other than blue-green algae shots?
What do you think of these jeans and of this outfit in general? I need someone else’s perspective. Totally acceptable or frumpy/gross/ugh?
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