105 comments

  1. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 9:30 am

    That is one hairy shoulder.

    • Name*

      January 3, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      lmao….that’s a good one….DAMN!

    • Livi

      April 2, 2013 at 3:50 am

      If I could like your comment I would, that’s hilerious!!

  2. Dapper Kid

    September 2, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Wonderful fit, love the trousers, especially paired with those shoes! And the peek of lining from the turned up sleeves is lovely :)

  3. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 9:45 am

    great use of accessories in this photo as well. the necklaces don’t match the outfit, making it all the more interesting since her hair matches the suit.

  4. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 9:49 am

    beautiful chic.

  5. Kelsey

    September 2, 2008 at 9:49 am

    So sharp.

  6. Olviya

    September 2, 2008 at 9:55 am

    nice shoes + classical outfit = stylish casual look

  7. Lucy

    September 2, 2008 at 10:01 am

    finally clothes women can wear to work in a professional office!

    and her hair is quite magnificent too!

  8. Dan in Richmond

    September 2, 2008 at 10:04 am

    I can only agree with Dapper Kid- just what I was going to say. Very flattering length on the pants, as well. Very sleek.

  9. Emmanuel Joseph

    September 2, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Classy!
    Oh and the way she’s standing just adds to it!

  10. Calli

    September 2, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Perfect. Love it. Fantastic proportions.

  11. shoe-addict-mom

    September 2, 2008 at 10:14 am

    love this shot!

  12. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 10:17 am

    The Gucci ad was chic.

  13. Lilly

    September 2, 2008 at 10:27 am

    i wish i could look that polished.

  14. XAVS

    September 2, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Nice look. Beautiful shoes and trouser cut, shame we cant see her handbag.

  15. ricola

    September 2, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Are those McQueen shoes? I thnk they are.

  16. ADJIUMI

    September 2, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Celin Dion? ;-)
    Nice Shoes!

  17. Plastic Soul

    September 2, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Her trousers toe the line between cropped shorts and full length trousers. nice shoes

  18. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 11:03 am

    I agree! The way she is standing adds to it. I learned at an early age that if you stand like this, no matter what you’re wearing people pay attention. Trust me!

  19. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    September 2, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Wow, so many comments and although people have approved of the shoes, no one is really thinking of their construction. I have always wondered why some women shoes are so expensive when they are just straps of leather. The construction of these is exquisite, comparable to those men’s shoes where the entire upper is one piece of leather! I know Louboutin (sp?) sometimes makes them; I would like to know whom the shoes are by. Jorge from W Palm BEach

  20. Miguel

    September 2, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Apparently pretty tall. Elegant too!

  21. whyioughtta

    September 2, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Tailored but not corporate–great combo. Those booties are divine.

  22. suzanne nelson

    September 2, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Great pose. She looks effortlessly well-groomed – that’s so chic. The jacket is sharp but there’s something about the pants and shoes that bothers me. At first I thought i didn’t like the length of the pants but that’s not it, i think the shoes are too heavy, maybe some high heeled sandals with wide leather straps would work better?

  23. S

    September 2, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    She is effortless and classic.

  24. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    In the not too distant future those pants are going to look very very funny.

  25. Maggie May

    September 2, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    very Sarah Jessica Parker, and this is a compliment. chic, lean and lithe, classy and cheeky.

  26. Laguna Beach Trad

    September 2, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Good Lord, Sart, she is a superb find. This young lady is incredibly svelte. And her necklaces are to die for. Magnifique!!

  27. V

    September 2, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    wonderful trousers! great line, perfect shade of beige, tailored fit! the jacket, umh… a bit too much of shoulders pads (jajaja, I know they're back in fashion and everything, but…), they make the whole look a bit stiff…

    and the shoes. ok, they look good on her. but she's tall & thin, with great legs. yet I cannot help thinking that a pair of classic decolletes would have been at least as cool.

  28. Kitschen Pink

    September 2, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    So chic, so sharp, and then those lovely little fun wiggles on the boots! Love it; of course it wouldn’t work so well without those looong legs! t.x

  29. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Absolutely excellent. And it looks as if she did not work too hard at it.

  30. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    anne taylored

  31. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    1. That is one very nicely done lady.
    2. Is that a child hidden in his arms? Cute!

  32. Hissy Stitch

    September 2, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Well-balanced, and a very good color with her tawny mane.

    Capris do go in and out of fashion, yes, and I resisted them for some time until I discovered how useful they are for dressing up in the summer.

  33. STEFANIE

    September 2, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    I’m not sure if I’d ever wear those trousers, but it suits her great! And I think the jacket has a really nice cut, it’s nice to see the little stripe detail on the sleeve :) The necklaces are just amazing, I’d love to have some of those!

  34. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    I’ve never ever liked cropped pants — I think only if you’re a thin 9 year old girl should you be allowed to wear cropped pants — they’re like UGG boots to me — a big Glamour Don’t — they never work and they make everyone look much shorter by cutting the line of one’s leg — and then there is the need for a very high heel just to make the legs look normal. She’s really an obviusly chic woman — but even in those high heels her legs still look rather stumpy to me. And I’m not sold on the shoes, perhaps another pair from her closet?

  35. aggy

    September 2, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    FYI, shoes are Balenciaga- I have them in black. I love them but the heels are incredibly high, only for posing, not running around the city! Great look!

  36. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    These trousers are nothing more than the dreaded capri pants, and in khaki, no less. They are just a tad sexier than mom jeans. Even though she’s probably quite tall, her calves are hacked in half by those damn clam-diggers. This outfit would not be out of place in a Macy’s mall in Secacus.

  37. Carolina Lange

    September 2, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Chic and modern! I love it!

  38. mac.goddess

    September 2, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    She looks gorgeous. Love the colors. Wish for her long legs – because her pant length really shows off those shoes. And her shoes are perfect for fall.

  39. squisItaly

    September 2, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    I like it — all of it. What would be a better way to show off those fabulous shoes? Perhaps a cropped-pant suit is in my future.

  40. BobKentNoVa

    September 2, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Perfect look for a lean, young professional woman in the late summer work day.

  41. anna

    September 2, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    UAU. very weel tailored!

  42. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    love that look!! FYI, the necklace is from Mawi London, i’m sure that’s from a few seasons ago coz i collect this brand.

  43. Yarnhog

    September 2, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Love her suit! I wonder if I could get away with wearing that to court?

  44. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Sheer elegance: relaxed, understated, wholly at ease – perfect. Subtle harmonies capping those wonderful shoes. This image gives great delight.

  45. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Capris and booties? I don’t like either, but seeing them worn together like this makes me apoplectic. Nein, nein, nein!! mmphhh

  46. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    She has great hair, the suit accentuates her casual attitude, as well as her stance, she should tuck her top in though do define her waist better, give her a more polished look.–HB

  47. wyldekiwi

    September 2, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    She looks lovely. I like the short necklace with the longer, daintier necklace. Good contrast and brings the eye to her flat flat tummy!!!

  48. starbahks

    September 2, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    i LOVE the layered accessories.

  49. Mira

    September 2, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Dear Mr. Schuman, I can’t shake off the feeling that lots of people you photograph are in fashion industry. That’s all nice but it would be perhaps more interesting to see some people that actually make living doing something different and still manage to sustain interesting personal style. I don’t want to disregard your concept but it’s much easier to look fabulous for someone who just hang around clothes all day long. And then – it’s a bit like circle – fashion writers write about fashion people that talk about fashion writers. Yawn. Please keep it more real:)

  50. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    I think she looks terrific, apart from the hair (hate that ubiquitous too-long, blonde-streaked fashion editor look). It surprises me that I love the pants, because I really don’t like cropped pants of any kind. I think that the shoes and the necklace balance each other beautifully, and her height and lean frame suit the suit. :)

  51. cassaundra

    September 2, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    tailored to perfection – loving the shoes!

  52. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    I have to agree with the minority; this is not a good look. The pants are wrong, and the shirt is wrong (is that a mans tank top?). She is very beautiful but this look just does not come together. A dark chocolate blouse, long pants and a different shoe and it would be a knockout.

  53. t does wool

    September 2, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    I,on the other hand,just want the shoes…only the shoes!

  54. Tout de Noir

    September 2, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    I really love it! Classic chic at is best!

  55. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Oooh that’s Sarah Rutson of the luxury Hong Kong department store Lane Crawford! Great outfit. Someone please tell me where those shoes are from!

  56. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    hair looks too american sorority girl. suit fab. shoes great. necklaces good. would like the pants to be to her ankles. don’t love the length. something amiss for me.

  57. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    shoes look ridiculous but the she and the rest of the outfit looks very lovely.

  58. La Clocharde

    September 2, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    So chic.

    And…Pushed up sleeves again, Mr. Sartorialist!

    I love her amazing shoes.

  59. Czar Kastik

    September 2, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    I love how the jacket’s shoulders project this lady’s confidence and ease with her surroundings.

  60. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    She looks amazing, but I think this outfit is a perfect illustration of the fact that in fashion, it often simply comes down (sadly) to THINNESS. I mean, try picturing this outfit on anyone with even a *molecule* of bust, hip or belly, and it would look like a completely lame suburban-mom outfit circa 1987. (It doesn’t hurt to have a $600 coif, either… (-; )

  61. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Is it true that stylish people are all thin? Seems like even the standard size 6 is too big to make it on here.

  62. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    How I hate booties! Will this trend never die? But kudos to this very tall, trim woman for managing to look very chic even with the dreaded booties.

  63. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    A good look, but pulling it off requires you to have height to burn!

  64. Anonymous

    September 3, 2008 at 12:04 am

    I love hearing this woman talk, she just sounds amazing. She looks fabulous too.

  65. jojo

    September 3, 2008 at 12:38 am

    WOW.

    I think what we are all struggling with is that the total is much greater that the sum of the parts.

    Each item by themselves would be so-so but the way she has put them together- spectacular!

  66. Diana

    September 3, 2008 at 2:11 am

    I love the combination of the trousers and the shoes, but I suppose, one has to have the necessary height to this combination as well.

    But I think, the greatest accessory of this lady is her NOSE.

  67. none

    September 3, 2008 at 2:35 am

    well put together from the top of her head to her toes!

  68. Lynne

    September 3, 2008 at 2:56 am

    fabulous

  69. Duncan

    September 3, 2008 at 4:12 am

    Shoes seem to my eye a little garish, and the hair a touch dated (the girl from Friends springs to mind). Shoulder to knee – she looks great.

    A point of interest for me arises from the chap. I can not understand why so many elect to carry a shoulder bag when wearing a jacket. It so often ruins both the line and garment.

  70. Glowing Doll

    September 3, 2008 at 4:32 am

    I hate cropped trousers but some how on this particular lady it works.

    I suspect that her willowy physique and confident stance have a lot to do with it.

  71. Anonymous

    September 3, 2008 at 4:43 am

    this lady’s physique plays a huuuge part in transforming what is really, and ordinary outfit, itnto one worthy of The Sartorialist.

  72. -h of candid cool

    September 3, 2008 at 5:49 am

    absolutely amazing.

  73. au pays de candy

    September 3, 2008 at 7:17 am

    perfect!!i love that!!!

  74. Missy's Got Fighting Blood

    September 3, 2008 at 8:56 am

    I don’t like the shoes with those pants; It looks weird to me.

  75. Missy's Got Fighting Blood

    September 3, 2008 at 8:57 am

    But the hair is nice though

  76. Ebun

    September 3, 2008 at 9:24 am

    u can just feel her swagger…

  77. OndrejS

    September 3, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Contrary to the popular opinion here I don’t fancy those shoes that much. To underline the conflict between the tailored but informal look I think that some decent sandals might actualy make a pretty exciting composition here. I like the color comination a lot.The overall look is very subtle yet super elegant. Notice all the details: rolled sleeves, lift up lapels, asymetric jewelry. It all smells to me a tiny bit like Gianni Anelli’s touch

  78. Erryan

    September 3, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Sarah Rutson always looks amazing, great style and always at ease with herself, attention to detail without compromising ease. thanks for this!!!

  79. Alice Olive

    September 3, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    She’s fabulous. The length of the trousers are perfect. Highlights the shoes beautifully.

  80. Anonymous

    September 3, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Loved the hair, the jacket, the accessories, her stance, and everything until I saw the cropped pants. They are an unflattering length, especially paired with those ankle-high shoes.

  81. Minniti

    September 3, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    the new must have length for the ankle boots/shoes of the season. perfect.

  82. vavavinny

    September 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    There is a 50% chance that this woman is a fashion editor because she just looks absolutely fabulous! Chic, modern, polished, everything about this look is fantastic. The length of the pants showcase those gorgeous shoes perfectly and the fun necklaces add life to the whole look. Perfection!

  83. dova

    September 3, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    sarah rutson from lane crawford, right? she looks amazing.
    http://www.donanko.blogspot.com

  84. Anonymous

    September 4, 2008 at 12:10 am

    There is no doubting that she looks fantastic! But if were to be honest, we would admit that a bit of it has to do with the fact that she is quite slim. Fabulous nonetheless…

    Energie

  85. Anonymous

    September 4, 2008 at 7:04 am

    She kicks ass!

  86. Anonymous

    September 4, 2008 at 9:20 am

    A dark chocolate blouse, long pants and a different shoe and it would be a knockout.

    7:41 PM…

    and a different outfit! LOL.

    She has a casual elegance, is young, beautiful – and is obviously comfortable with herself. Bravo! Don’t copy her outfit – take inspiration and change all the things you don’t like to those you do.

    And yes, people that work in an industry do tend to spend time with others in the same industry — why would that be a surprise?

    D.

  87. Anonymous

    September 4, 2008 at 11:58 am

    No; sorry, but in almost all professions where suits are obligatory, this wouldn’t fly. I can’t get that out of my head…when I buy a suit, its because I need a suit. I think most people are in the same position, so I don’t get too much of a kick out of uber trendy modifications that only work for people in fashion, in Paris, in art, etc.

    Lets not forget that most people that wear suits are in conservative professions and love to take them off at the end of the day!

    I’m all for playing with the traditional suit–but with limits. I could never, ever get away with these pants.

    On the other hand if they were full length, I could for sure wear this outfit on a more casual day.

    The necklace would have to go and the blouse would have to be dressier on a formal day, however.

  88. Kerri Rose

    September 4, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Very hot. She gets it!

  89. Anonymous

    September 4, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    those shoess are incredible

  90. Anonymous

    September 5, 2008 at 6:56 am

    I wish my ankles looked as good in cropped pants!

  91. Jazzbuff630

    September 5, 2008 at 11:09 am

    I wish I could find a poplin suit in that shade of tan, which looks great with either a white or blue (or pink or lavender) shirt.

    She looks very sharp. The outfit is simultaneously hot and haut.
    Her height is striking, and her stance is casually sexy.

    The shoes are the bomb, although now I want to go and buy some Yodels and some milk.

  92. Anonymous

    September 5, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    love the jacket and trousers,white top makes whole outfit look casually chic. love it!

  93. Anonymous

    September 5, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    This lady named Sarah Rutson. She is the Fashion Director of Lane Crawford. No doubt on her taste.

  94. pac

    September 7, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    sara rutson??

  95. AL

    September 7, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    She wears the looks here … quite hard to imagine her looking less than sharp. i do think this with skinny jeans would look pretty cool too.

  96. Lord Brummel

    September 8, 2008 at 2:12 am

    Nice and sharp figure, I do not really love the pants length, eventhough it is in fashion these days it doesn’t look elegant. And the shoes are heavy for the look. I agree on the white high heels sandals ideas. Nice picture though.

  97. Catherine

    September 8, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Yay! A grown-up!!

  98. "Qcloud"

    September 9, 2008 at 5:11 am

    So cool, it fits her style. I really like her pants style. This pants really fits beautiful long legs. Sometimes, go without your leather belts can make you feel better too.

  99. mamasan

    September 11, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    can’t tell if it’s the clothes, or the stance, but this lady just reeks of confidence. maybe she just is that, and that makes the clothes look good… making her look even better. love this photo!

  100. Becky

    September 12, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    NO ONE does chic like the French ;)

  101. Pixie

    September 15, 2008 at 5:09 am

    I love it .. so classic.

    Wish we could see her accessories more closely.. they look interesting.

    Balenciaga shoes.. sigh.. no wonder!

  102. CoolestGalUKnow

    September 21, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Sartorialist, how far into the fall season can we get away with a cropped pant? Inquiring minds need to know. :)

  103. Crystal

    November 14, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    I see this woman in so many fashion blogs and she always looks so fantastic whoever she is.
    This is no exception. That outfit is perfect.

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