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

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LeeAnn on

EACH ONE OF THESE OUTFITS ARE JUST UGLY WHY CANT SHE DRESS MORE UP TO DATE AND STOP LOOKING SLOPPY OR CHOOSING WEIRD THINGS TO WHEAR, BUT I GUESS TO EACH THEIR OWN

yellowbrickroad on

I love Mischa Barton. I think 1 or 2 mess ups is nothing to take away from her amazing fashion. She is my style guide “most of the time” Over all I think she is great in the OC (witch she had super cute clothes in) I am sad they killed her off. But anyway, I think she is great

Catherine on

ok.it is not right for you all to insult mischa barton just because you dont like what she wears. people have different styles. at least she is daring enough to wear her own style and it shows she doesnt care what people think. and also that one picture up there is unusual because she obviously wears makeup and brushes her hair for the events she goes to. all these camera people stalk her and maybe catch her at some not so beautiful times but you guys cant possibly think you all are gorgeous 24/7. and to all of you who said she is not pretty..that is an unusual opinion because most people think she is gorgeous. dont sit here and insult her though. shes famous because shes a good actor and MOST people think shes pretty. she is not too skinny. that is just the way shes built. shes not like some of those hollywood stars who MAKE themselves skinny. And for those of you who say you dont think she should be famous. maybe you should go out and buy all of the seasons of the O.C. She was prefect for the character of Marissa Cooper. just because you didnt like MARISSA as a person in the show, that doesnt mean you shouldnt like Mischa. So if youre going to get on here and insult her, dont waste your time. she doesnt care what you all think anyways. shes a beautiful young actress with a great career ahead of her.

lara on

I think Mischa is a beautiful girl and she shouldnt be insulted for not looking perfect 24/7!! geez, who does look wonderfull and “styled” when theyre out running errands and grocery shopping!! as for when she goes out and is in the spotlight, i think her outfits are great, and she looks fantastic. go girl!

Amy on

believe it or not i think this is fashion forward. i just watched up and coming fashion designers on tyra show last week and there wre some shorts similar to the ones m.b’s wearing in first pic. i’m not saying i necessarily like this style, but unfortunately, this may be the way we’re headed.

kaitlin on

Well, most stars make daring fashion choices and some work and others are big fat fashion don’ts. I’ve seen pics of her;some clothes are great and others aren’t. We all have our off days(except me of course).

Cypress on

She always looks bored and completely disgusted with what she is wearing.. so are we.

Edie on

She looks fantastic. I like her clothing choices.

angela on

I agree with Nat :)

holly on

tbh i think this girl is amazing .. she is my idol!

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