Who hasn't had a major fashion fail or a huge style "oops?" I can count on both hands and feet all of the times I have cringed and recoiled at the photographic evidence of my major fashion mistakes. Like the faux fur-trimmed, leopard print coat I once sported... all the while thinking I was a maaaaaj fashion plate for wearing such a cool, loud piece. Ever-stylish actress Blake Lively shared a photo of a past fashion mistake on Instagram, reminding fans that even the best-dressed celebs have to deal with epic fashion fails!
Lively, who often flawlessly rocks Michael Kors and Chanel dresses at promo events and who sorted through 256 outfit options on her Age of Adaline press tour, posted a photo of a white, graphic print sweatshirt, featuring Lively and her brother, on her IG feed. Her caption was a virtual apology to Vogue editor and arbiter of taste Anna Wintour and it was crazy adorable.
It was a total "Shh, don't tell anyone!" moment in which she begged for forgiveness for her prior fashion sins.
How could Wintour hold this ugly sweatshirt, which Lively admitted to wearing often, against her after reading that caption? Plus, Lively has a strong history of red carpet wins. Her stock cannot and will not plummet based on one dud from back in the day!
You know what? I'd actually like to see Blake toss this on with a pair of skinnies and over-the-knee boots. It'd be instant street style and vintage glam. It'd also be self-referential, since that white-haired pair on the shirt is Lively and her brother. Fashion recycling is a viable thing and Lively could get away with modernizing this once-ratchet top!
If you are totally bewildered by this sweatshirt, let's take a look at some of Lively's best red carpet outfits to help erase this image.
Lively was fluffy and flanked by Karl Lagerfeld. That's two fashion wins right there!
This feathery red mini was so chic and sexy. It's probably my fave Lively look... ever! She had a boo boo on her ankle and it indirectly matched the scarlet outfit.
The ex-Gossip Girl star's maternity style was on point! She was way sexy in this clingy, yellow gown.
Exhibit B of that pregnancy flair — she was gorgeous while gestational.
Ravishing in red feathers... yet again!
She worked this body con white mini and black blazer.
Lively's sense of style and her taste levels are always majorly impeccable. This lacy gown hugged her bump.
So yeah, Blake, I can totes forgive you for that selfie sweatshirt. But I still encourage you to recycle it in 2015. You can totally pull that off.
Image: Blake Lively/Instagram (1)