There is something so sensual and sexy about bare skin in a winter outfit. Its a kind of mixing of hot and cold. I think everyone responds t it. Wearing shorts with a sweater and boots. Wearing sandals with a fur coat. A bared shoulder in a warm wool knit. Its always so sexy. And , on the plus side it always feels good too. Just like picking up snow with your bare hands when you are warm feels good. Thats why people who think it is never chick to wear something that isn’t warm enough are mistaken. Daring the weather is chic.
No sane person is going to look at this and think she is “trying to be young” although I am sure some will look and think that she is unafraid to look hot. More and more I see women in their 40′s and up looking confident and sexy , revealing perfect legs, backs, shoulders, even a discreet crop top, and rocking them far better then girls just out of their teens. On a 20 yr old, this would actually be unimpressive.
Indeed, there is a distinct difference between trying to seem younger and simply refusing to buy into a stupid, limiting social construct of “woman of __ age.” This lovely woman is clearly doing the latter–and doing it beautifully.
But I’d add that no one needs to be “perfect” or have any “perfect” parts to be at peace with oneself and rock a look.
This woman, and this outfit, are gorgeous… elegant, edited, a modern classic with continental flair. Perfect in every way. I appreciate the quirky ensembles of most of your models, Scott, but would love to see much, much more like this.