Kate Mara had a bit of a misstep at last night’s dinner in honor of the H&M Conscious Collection. She wore clothes from the new line, but the look was pretty incongruous and confusing. The individual pieces might have some potential (that’s a stretch), but this outfit really didn’t work out at all.
The top on its own is interesting– the pattern is at least not something you see everyday but the sleeves and lack of shape make it a bit overwhelming. The sleeves could benefit from a much more structured shirt, so that they’d add a contrast instead of contributing to what turns out to be a messy look. Something about those shoulders make think that Mara just got elected President of Outer Space, and is all dressed up for a springtime brunch. The pants have even less potential in my book–maybe if they were tapered and fit better in the crotch area? These are basically white goucho pants with a diaper up top. Oh, and some pointy toed, snake-printed heels? Stick a fork in me. I’m done.
So, Mara’s been having a rough go of it fashion-wise for the last few months; her outfit at the House of Cards screening completely beguiled anyone who looked upon it, and her commitment to horrifying new hair style “the wob” was equally upsetting. While I love that Mara takes risks, sometimes I think she could use a little something to ground her looks. Maybe, a calculated risk instead of just throwing a bunch of clothes off a cliff, jumping, and grabbing whatever she can on the way down.
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