Ashley Tisdale is no Olivia Palermo, but the girl can dress; that much we know. Late last week, however, we found the former Disney cutie in a rather unusually put together attire while running errands in Beverly Hills. Ashley wore a printed maxi dress from ále by Alessandra, and then paired the piece with an ivory moto jacket from IRO and some flat brown lace-up sandals.
Everything was a-ok up until we saw the purse she used to go with — a leopard-print studded number from Valentino. There was nothing wrong with the bag, except for the fact that it didn’t exactly go well with the print and color of her dress. The combination was no good, period — especially since her outfit also had a bit of texture going on from the cutout and lace-up detail on her shoes. We didn’t know whether to love the look she put together for its unexpected appeal, or to simply hate it for the way the pieces clashed. Check out Ashley below, and you be the judge.
Ashley Tisdale in an interesting outfit finished with an animal-print tote and some cutout lace-up sandals while running errands in Beverly Hills on April 18, 2014
Well, what do you think? Yay or nay? In your opinion, did Ashley score a hit or a miss? Did she over-decorate or not?
You know, we’re a little hesitant to give her a thumbs down here. After all, while the mix seems a little too “busy,” she doesn’t look that bad. Do you agree?
If we could remove one thing from her outfit, it would likely be the bag. Switching to a simpler one in solid brown or black would have made a huge difference.
For those of you who fancy Ashley’s look here, you can easily copy it by grabbing the pieces in her ensemble. Do us a favor, though, don’t use a printed tote. Go with a basic brown or black bag instead. If you want a pop of color, a tote in solid red will do, too.
As for Ashley’s very spring-appropriate sandals, those are from Steve Madden — the “Paiigge.” They feature cutout detailing all throughout the faux leather uppers and lace-up closures that run all the way up to the ankles. Here they are in dark brown, up close and personal for you:
Steve Madden “Paiigge” Lace-Up Sandals, $90 (sold out)
You like? Sorry, they’re sold out online. But you can easily grab something similar, especially since flat strappy sandals are now quite abundant, with spring being officially here. Below are a couple of choices for you. These alternatives are more expensive, but they are crafted from genuine leather, so you can bet that they will give you mileage:
Gentle Souls “Break My Heart” Lace-Up Sandals, $146 (before: $195)