Gwen Stefani has never had conventional style. She’s tried everything from punk rock cornrows and crop tops to a pink-dipped wedding dress and Harijuku-inspired clothes all while maintaining a pretty distinct personal style. She’s never been afraid to have fun with fashion and we love that about her! What we don’t love is this wacky mix of white and pattern she wore to the Pharrell Williams x Adidas launch recently.
Cloud print shorts may be okay for her sons Kingston, Zuma or Apollo but on her they look more like a pair of pajamas she forgot to change out of before heading out onto the red carpet. Oh, and don’t even get us started on the white tights with black pumps. White tights should be reserved for Halloween costumes or ballet classes only — nowhere else. Gwen, what were you thinking?
Though there’s no denying this outfit is a hot mess, here are a few things Gwen could have done to improve the look:
Ditch the shorts: This tights and shorts combo is killing us in more ways than we can describe. Though we highly doubt it was cold enough in L.A. to warrant covered legs, if Gwen really felt it was necessary to cover up, we wish she would have done so with a sleek pair of leather pants that would have added some cool edge to her look. We like these embossed faux leather leggings ($45 at Mondor), which give the impression of leather without the hefty price tag, and they take this look from the bedroom to the best dressed list.
Tone down the jacket: We get it, Gwen. You’re trying to spread the word about your new emoji-filled video Spark the Fire, but this jacket really is a bit much. Considering this was a launch for the new Pharrell Williams x Adidas collaboration, we wish she would have worn one of the brightly coloured track jackets instead ($120 at Adidas) with maybe just one or two embroidered patches for good measure.