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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Andrea on

Wow… I thought I dressed bad in highschool. I don’t know what she’s going for. If she is shopping at thrift stores.. I knoooowww they have better clothes than that at Goodwill. I don’t know if she’s trying to pull off the whole indie-rock girl, but I don’t think she quite knows how. Poor girl.

eena on

I think she’s starting to break away from her OC character, Marissa, who was this total fashion icon for teens. Now that she’s not Marissa anymore, and she’s just Mischa, she wants to show her fans that she and her character aren’t the same person, and she’s doing this through her fashion choices.

Kristie on

mischa barton didn’t actually quit the oc, the writes wanted something big to happen at the finale, she actually had a six year contact. And I dont she’ll be out of money, since she’s going to be in three movies in 2007. So, since she has all that money now, i think she should get a new clothes person

kristy on

I LOVEEEED Micha Bartoon but ya know ever sinc she left the o.c a show that im UBBSEESSSED with i just havent liked her or her style choices at allll. It was stupid of her to have left the shhow. SHe said she did it so shre could launch her carrear like be in more movies and i havent seen her in any movies. it hurts me to know that she lleft alll of those o.c fans just for like a fake movie carrier. those clothes are not cute.

Blair on

probably all you people out there saying Mischa isant pretty arnt NEARLY as goegeous as she is. She has a great smile, amazing bone structure, beauitful hair, and a good body. i think she is one of the prettiest young actresses out there today, and everyone makes bad choices but generally i think she has great fashion sense.

denise on

mischa burton is beautiful, there’s no denying that. but what is up with these outfits? she needs to get a bit fatter as well.

get a stylist plz&thanks

Jess on

Have any of you ever thought that having a style, good or bad, is worth having? At least she is daring enough to try new styles and make her own image. I guess it is too bad that she doesn’t dress like every other star out there, right? I love how she wears what she wants and obviously doesn’t care about anyone else’s opinion of her and I’m very sure she doesn’t care if any of you think her clothes are “UGLY.”

Jen on

I think she is a very pretty girl and these awful outfits don’t flatter her body one bit.

SilverBlade on

Faux pas!! Although I like the look of her free mind tee shirt, that’s no excuse to look like such an IDIOT all the time. She’s being spoiled and trying to get attention, pure and simple. She needs to grow up.

Ari on

Kristy… Did you know that you can actually by jeans at Thrift shops??? and really Cute outfits there too… trust me i would know… I SHOP AT THEM!!!! I cant say anything about this woman (the “star”) because i dont know her nor have i ever seen her before haha i dont watch TV at all…

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