The early aughts were a difficult time for every celebrity style-wise, and many of today’s A-listers like Olivia Wilde couldn’t help but follow the decade’s worst trends. While this certainly isn’t the worst fashion we’ve seen from the ‘00s, it’s definitely up there as one of the biggest fashion fails that came from that era.
Olivia Wilde Couldn’t Get Enough Of This Accessory
It’s no surprise that Olivia Wilde took part in this controversial trend since she made her career debut at the height of its popularity. Scarves, decorative and functional, were all the rage, and Wilde, who made her film debut in 2004’s Girl Next Door, was all about that life. She wasn’t the only starlet at the time who subscribed to the questionable style. We also spotted retired actress Cameron Diaz sporting a massive knit scarf in one of her weakest red carpet looks.
Fresh Faced In 2006
In our first photo, Wilde wears a white linen button-down shirt with the collar popped so high that it nearly brushes her cheek. The shirt is unbuttoned down to the middle of Wilde’s chest, which gives the viewer a clear shot of that red and white gauzy scarf she’s wearing.
We actually kind of dig the way the scarf’s red accents complemented her reddish-orange hand bag and her simple, long gold chain. This scarf was apparently a favorite of Wilde’s since we noticed that it popped up again in another red carpet photo just a year later.
Christmas Came Early And Disappointed
This look isn’t quite as strong as the previous look was. First of all, the combination of the red from the scarf and the green of the dress is screaming “Christmas” for us, and this photo was taken in April, far too soon for even Christmas in July. While her red shoes do match her scarf, we feel like both could have been swapped out and this look would have drastically improved.
Olivia, You Under There Somewhere?
Finally, we found a photo of Wilde that’s literally more scarf than woman. We think we spy a brown leather jacket underneath all that scarf, but it’s hard to know for sure. We can’t even see what Wilde’s shirt looks like beneath that busy black and white scarf, so it’s almost impossible to actually rate this look. Wilde looks gorgeous, as always, if that’s any consolation for her. We were so distracted by the scarf that we almost forgot to comment on those boots, which are somehow even uglier than Uggs, we’re sorry to report.
Obviously we’re relieved that the scarf trend hit its end sometime in the last decade, but with trends from the early aughts beginning to see a resurgence (looking at you, thin eyebrows), we’ve got reason to worry that we’ll once again see people wearing scarves that could double as a muumuu.
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