Fugs and Fabs: Vanessa Hudgens Around Town


Here’s the thing. I am not PERSONALLY a fan of Vanessa Hudgens’s personal style and sometimes, from a professional standpoint, I ALSO think she just looks like Nirvana had a baby with Woodstock and chose to raise it in an Urban Outfitters. However! I do admire her for sticking to her own stylistic guns, and I actually might be starting to come around on the whole thing. Not that I’d ever wear any of this unless Jon Hamm held me at gun point and demanded it, but you know how I roll: Someone inflicts her cracked out style on me long enough and eventually I start to love her for it. NO ONE gets Stockholm Syndrome like I do.

[Photos: WENN, FameFlynet, Pac Coast News]

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  1. Miranda
    +4

    What bothers me the most is how fried her hair looks. What a waste of youth and a pretty face.

    •  HelenBackAgain
      +1

      Sigh, yeah. The only thing left to do now is just cut off a lot of it and let it grow back.

      • Guerra
        +1

        Or take out those extensions & put new ones in!

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        0

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  2. Vi
    +9

    She is a beautiful young woman who can dress-up, or down, with the best of them.
    It looks to me as if comfort is the prevailing style for VH. And,really, what is wrong with that? I like her BoHo style. It suits her down to the ground.

  3. qwertygirl
    +15

    I don’t care for cut offs when the shorts are shorter than the pockets are long. Her style is not generally my favorite either, but as Abraham Lincoln said, “For people who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they will wear.” Or words to that effect.

    • HKS
      +10

      I go so far to say I HATE when the pockets are longer than the shorts. That look is so…tacky?

      • qwertygirl
        +4

        You know, on second consideration, I agree with you. My feelings are much stronger than “don’t care for.” They are moving firmly into hate territory. Thank you for the nudge I needed to really address my perspective on this.

        In fact, when WE were kids (and when I finish this story, all those damned kids better get off my lawn), when we cut off our jeans so short that the pockets showed (which we did ACCIDENTALLY) we THREW THEM OUT because we considered them ruined. Back when people had morals, and scruples, and we started our cars with our feet and had dishwashers made out of whatever those predecesors of elephants are that I can’t think of the name of right now but you dig me–like from the Flintstones. YES, BACK THEN. Kids today. Pff.

  4. TonyG
    +12

    Except for the rolled up short shorts, none of this offends. As I looked at some of the pictures, I actually smiled (in a non-mocking way). It looks like she thought about most of these ensembles.

  5. Alison
    +1

    Are there other pictures of the second outfit that shows it’s pants? It looks pretty convincingly like a skirt from this one picture. However, I am extremely concerned about the person behind her wearing those awful lace pants again! Who is selling those? They need to stop.

    • Jenny
      0

      Yes, it really looks like a maxi skirt to me.

    • Mia
      0

      Yep, I agree that it looks likes one of those midi skirts, or whatever they’re calling them.

    •  HelenBackAgain
      +2

      It looks like a skirt to me, too. But I am thoroughly on board with the creation of the PANTALUNACY line!

    • wildviolette
      +1

      Lace pants are from Free People. They always carry at least three pair of lacy PANTALUNACY.

  6. Maria L.
    +13

    There must be something terribly wrong with me today, because I’m thinking that those wacky pants are kind of cute and they look comfortable.

    Her Mila Kunis incarnation is quite nice also. She should do it more often.

    • hb
      0

      I did appreciate this outfit, until I saw that it was a cropped ribbed sweater and then i pried off my seal of approval…yuk, but a quick fix with a white blouse instead

  7. Mary
    +3

    I hereby dub her style “Afterhours at the ren faire.” Which works perfectly for my lifestyle, mind you, but I am amazed that she rocks it so unabashedly,

  8. Annie E
    +1

    I dig those hats, though I would not wear them on the back of my head like that.

  9. LoriK
    +7

    I really appreciate that first picture because it makes the outfit I wore while flying earlier this week look good.

  10. kayla
    +10

    She looks like some generic combo of Lindsey Lohan and the Olsen twins. Petite, long hair hiding her face, ratty, boho get-up, expensive accessories. When you can see her face, though, she’s quite striking. That first outfit, at the airport? If my mother saw that, it would set her off on a twenty minute rant about how that outfit is inappropriate for changing the oil in her car, much less air travel, and how people, especially young people, have no respect or sense of decorum nowadays, and she’d rather see someone in a velour jogging suit than that trashy outfit, for the love of God.

    • Annie E
      +5

      Haaaahahahaha. I always fly wearing an okay outfit into which I have put some thought, because it somehow makes me less afraid of doing something HUMANS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO DO.

    • Maria L.
      +4

      I like your mother.

    •  HelenBackAgain
      +16

      I think it’s possible that I AM your mother.

  11.  HelenBackAgain
    +4

    The boho chic is fine with me – it’s what she loves, and she’s such a beautiful girl, she manages to look pretty cute in it, in spite of itself. But count me in with everyone who doesn’t like the pockets hanging out of the shorts. Just cut them, too, for heaven’s sake! If you want them to stay functional, sew the bottom after cutting. Anyone can do it, it takes literally a few minutes by hand.

    The skirt and top outfit is LOVELY, and those flats are perfect with it. She looks great in the sleek hair, as well. Of course, this being Hudgens, there has to be a black bra strap hanging out, but still. That is super-cute.

    I wonder why she felt she had to look so nice for the chiropractor?

  12. Sajorina
    +1

    I don’t know… I get a weird vibe from her, so even if I like a piece here or there, like the purple hat or the long flowery skirt, everything else about her just ruins it!

  13. Alicia
    +1

    Is it possible that she is another Steven Tyler spawn?

  14. Amander
    +1

    Why do all of her floral skirts remind me of a combination of proper-Grandma-bathroom wallpaper combined with Ms. Ceelie’s Folk Pants?

  15. house mouse
    +6

    I don’t generally mind The Hudge. She’s a very pretty girl and she always looks comfortable and happy in her clothes, even if they’re kind of a mess. I love that outfit with the long floral skirt absolutely and without reservations, though.

  16. Shannon
    +1

    Resist the urge to be worn down to acceptance, Jessica. This type of thing should NEVER be acceptable, especially in someone for whom being in the public eye is a way of life. There’s boho (which, admittedly, I also loathe), and then there’s ratty and dirty. Except for her brief foray into Mila Kunis territory, this is all the definition of ratty and dirty. Yuck.

  17. minnow
    0

    These are some pretty stupid outfits!

  18. Amy
    +1

    Where does she FIND all these crazy clothes? Granted, it’s been, oh, I don’t know how long, maybe never, since I shopped in any toney little boutiques in LA, but who sells this stuff?

    And are pierced navels still a thing?

  19. Susie
    +1

    So I got a Clueless vibe in the last pic…swap out the flats for Mary Janes and we’d be as if.

  20. Vandalfan
    +1

    Only the first outfit is really off, for me. Unkempt all over; it should be just above or below the waist. The parts on top, the hat, hair, and scruffy T shirt, could work if she dressed up the bottom half with a mini or even sight jeans and heels. The shorts, though odious to me personally, look just fine when dressed up a little with the nice dotted crop top and tummy jewelry.

    But this works only because of her age. The little lamb better not try it at 28 or 29.

  21. Aubreys642
    0

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