Mischa Barton: Fashion Forward or Faux Pas?

10/06/2006 at 03:03 PM ET

Oh, Mischa. What has happened to the former fashionista? Her funky fashion choices have gotten more and more out-there since returning to the states from a summer abroad. Here are our votes for her most off-beat moments of the past month.

1. Her infamous diaper shorts/torn tank top combo, worn while grocery shopping with pal Nicole Richie on Sept. 2.

2. Her oddly frumpy palm-panted romper (left), worn while running errands Los Angeles, Sept. 19.

3. Her abstract printed Miu Miu bubble dress (middle), which is oddly reminiscent of crinkled wrapping paper, worn to a Teen Vogue event, Sept. 20

4. Her droopy metallic shirt and skinny jeans combo (right), worn to stylist Rachel Zoe‘s birthday dinner, 9/24

5. Her punk-pumpkin outfit, complete with a politically charged t-shirt, worn while out and about in Los Angeles, 10/1.

Tell us: Is Mischa making fashion-forward statements or faux pas?

Photo: Volpe-Wasman-Rod/X17; Jill Johnson/jpi; Alex Turner/Splash News

FILED UNDER: Mischa Barton , Rachel Zoe

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HOLLY on

MISCHA NEEDS TO HIRE SOMEONE TO DRESS HER-I AM ALL FOR WEARING DIFFERENT THINGS,BUT COME ON GET REAL AND I THINK SHE NEEDS TO PUT ON SOME MAKEUP AND BRUSH HER HAIR!!!

Kim on

The middle outfit would be adorable if the top were a solid color.

Jesse on

I absolutely cannot stand her either. I am tired of seeing her everywhere. She’s not attractive by any means, not fashionable by any means. I don’t know about anyone else, but I think something should be done so that she is not in every magazine, on every page. Bottom line, don’t like her and I wish the world would quit acting like she’s great.

maria on

what can i say….she always looks perfect….Actually, these outfits are great, here in europe, of course…for u it´s a bit too much…U will like it in…2 months…

Crystal on

Quite honestly, I never liked Mischa’s fashion choices…or Mischa at all. I never understood what all the hype was about. If Hollywood wanted a fashion icon from “The OC,” I say it should be Rachel Bilson; from everything I’ve seen her wear, there was probably one I didn’t like. Anyway, Thank you, People, for finally realizing Mischa Barton isn’t all she’s is made out to be.

maryellen on

actually i think shes a very sweet girl and even though these pictures are not very flattering in the past i have seen pics on the red carpet and she looked gorgeous.also everyone critisize her on how skinny she is,in “sixth sense” she was skinny then so it shows that she was always like that.comments like eat a burger etc. are so mean they should be said to girls like nicole richie who try to be so skinny on purpose
anyway i think she looks great and has great fashion sense.

Cheryl on

I don’t mind funky or retro styles if that’s what someone prefers but she is simply one of the consistantly worst dressed people around and I am confused about why she’s forced on us as somebody worthy of press coverage for anything other than her poor style choices.

AnnieM on

I find Mischa far more interesting than Lindsay Lohan will ever hope to be. At least Mischa is busy making films (and occassionally wearing the odd assemble) rather than staggering through life crying about how no one takes her seriously. You go Mischa!

Jen Stone on

She looks like a clown!

fairytale on

I totally agree with Maria. Here in Europe mischa`s style is sweet and pretty. Something me and my friends would wear daily. Cool quirky europian street-style. The outfits are great!

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