How cool is this. Is that a handpainted design on the skirt? And I love the fit of the jacket. This look is comfortable, and classic. I love dressing this way because you can take your best oldish pieces like a scarf or a jacket and pair them with something new. Hoisery and shoes are on point!
This woman is just beautiful. Iâ€™m a fan of her outfit and the way she is wearing things together that shouldnâ€™t really work, but on her they do! That Persian carpet looking scarf is amazing. Yet, Iâ€™ve already seen in this blog a skirt like the one she is wearing. The sartorialistâ€™s top 100 design influences, really shows; I feel I must congratulate you for that.
Besides from the woman, the picture is amazing. I love that sensation of freshness in the morning light and the perspective of the road lined by all those winter trees.
Ahhh…..Balenciaga….iÂ´m in love with those tiny jackets with the printed scarfs . This lady looks beautiful in her own mix , I almost don’t miss the balenciaga pants (my favourite item from that collection). The shoes are to die for! Anyone know something about them ?
eclectic & fun. those shoes…. and that wonderful blazer. oooooh she’s smirking cause she knows she’s fresh. what a pleasurable photo, mr. sartorialist. always giving me something to look forward to in my day.
Hmm… I wonder. Do you know why all these (ok, not all but the majority) fashionable women and girls are holding their (hand)bags dangling from the elbows’ bends? It’s so damn uncomfortable an unhealthy. Blood stops to circulate in your arm, etc :). I tried to carry my bags like this. No way. I can carry them only in hand or on my shoulder. The only exceptions are small, evening bags.
I like the lady. I love this gathered-up-full-of-volume silhouette, which lets us, women, have pretty much longer and slimmer legs than in fact they are :). And it gives sort of girlish look. Wonderful skirt. Wonderful jacket. Wonderful scarf.
And this astonishing mix of patterns… Yes. Oh yes, let’s mix!
probably the outfit/overall look I love the most for a long time – there’s something so uplifting about it – the sunshine probably helps. I totally agree with anon at 6.41 – to mix it up that much and look fresh and classic is genius. and the voluminous skirt with the slightly boxy jacket – somehow doesn’t make her look chunky. also the length of the skirt is spot on, and the bare- as in very little make up – face adds freshness and delicacy to the whole ‘thing’. In fact, I think any obvious make up would have made the whole look to baroque and ruined it. To use the controversial word du jour, for me this whole thing goes ‘pop’!
The Balenciaga jacket is, for lack of a better word, utterly and completely beautiful. Chic and very classic at the same time, the brocade beneath it and the patterned scarf above it finish a look that is so timelessly elegant. I perhaps would have worn a different colored bag and another pair of shoes, but her bright smile seems to bring this full-circle even with its small faults.
I wonder what brand the skirt actually is. For it’s a great piece. I love the way she has put this look together. And it doesn’t look “put together”. So remarkably effortless. I am a sucker for good brocade. Is she really with teen Vogue? She is lovely!
This is wonderfully pulled together, and that skirt is so cool. I like it because it’s not like she so carefully planned this that it screams matchy matchy. Her confidence is the thing that pulls the look together.
this outfit truly inspires me. she looks amazing. i don’t have ANY of these exact pieces but i think i could create a similar look – between my closet and my roommate’s. love the mix of styles and patterns. the shoes rock!
Classy…I love everything about this ensemble, especially her skirt + scarf! The patterns work very well together. Also, that’s a really great jacket, it brings the whole outfit together. It looks like she just popped out of a runway show or magazine and onto the streets.
She looks great. Happy, chic, but — in the hair, face, and glasses — familiar and relate-able. I think one important thing that defines good style is the impression that we all could, and might, look that good if we wanted to. She nails this.
One thing to consider, Sarty, in that spirit. I know that it’s been said at this point over and over, but how about featuring some slightly rounder women in your images once and a while. There are women out there who are size 4-12 (stiller smaller than average in America) who would like to be encouraged and inspired by the women you photograph. I’m a size 10 — not outside of the realm of fashion, size-wise — and I would love to see a few photos that look more like me. How can I wear some of these kinds of fantastic looks?
How about finding a little fashion inspiration for those of us who love great design but might need a little more encouragement? Some real-size mentors! I have always appreciated your age-inclusiveness. Mature women are incredibly stylish — now think about how the supple forms and rosy cheeks of a bigger woman could really enhance a great look! Nobody dresses like an Icelandic girl, for example, and they’re never petite
You could be part of a major paradigm shift in the world’s ideas of style.
On a whole, the look is a little contrived. I’d like to see better hair, pulled back, maybe? Just not so “done.” Those sunglasses are so over. And I am so over that Prada/ Miu Miu brocade look. This girl is too young for that skirt. I would have liked to see her in something softer. The blouse looks kind of interesting.