I love with the masculine shapes mixed with the feminine pieces. The shoulder pads and rolled up sleeves give a masculine feel to the outfit, but the short skirt and boots (with those socks) make for a sexy, feminine contrast.
I don’t think the all-black would work if it wasn’t for her blonde hair, which ties all the elements of the outfit in quite nicely.
This look SHOULD be all wrong. The jacket could be called ill-fitting. The skirt could be called inappropriately-short. And wearing stiletto boots on unforgiving terrain could called maladroite. And the socks!
But put it all together, in THIS manner, on THIS girl, in THIS setting and…
I think its strange everyone loved the layers of the more feminine woman in the cape because then its whimsical (but was actually awkward layering), but a more structured exaggeration erring on the masculine side looks ‘contrived’? I think she looks great, pulling off an interesting structural and textural play…the rolled up sleeves and socks give it a chic casualness. i always love a button down done up all the way!
I’m very surprised by this jacket and the blue one on the first woman in this south of france series. Am I wrong, or have they just borrowed jackets from men in their lives? The shoulders seem to suggest that.
I don’t think that skirt is flattering her thighs much. But at least she’s trying to be different. The hair mitigates the harshness of those shoulder pads though, I guess that’s one good thing I can say about this outfit.
Often, dressing well is a matter of looking ‘intentional.’ Not in a defensive, “I meant to do that” way, but in an “I made choices when I put on my clothes this morning” way.
But it’s possible to over-think it. The essence of style is *unconscious* intention – truly great style-makers have a way of looking like style comes naturally to them.
This outfit on this girl is a big shout of intention – so she’s got that part right. But it’s too much. Maybe if her shirt were not so meticulously ironed, or if her socks did not poke so perfectly out of her boots, or if she had chosen a better skirt, she could pull it off.
Nice to see an old jacket from the 1980′s still has some life in it, though.
I think she is a beautful lady so don’t get me wrong here but the photo is a great example of how self understanding combined with fashion sense can allow you to transform yourself.
I think she is a very pretty young lady but the clothes she has selected transform her into a very exciting and sexy creature, not her normal look wearing “just anything”. And she pulls it off without the least bit of banality
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Thank you for showing us the grand mistakes as well as the perfection. I love that this blog is about personal style. The people you choose to photograph are always trying something — they are not simply following. I get what this girl is trying to do, though it isn’t working as well in practice as is must have felt in theory. I know what it is like to wake up — or go to sleep with — a vision of a great ensemble only to put it on and find that it really fails. Black just doesn’t feel fresh right now — especially black separates. The jacket is too big for her, the shoulders too strong, and the rolled sleeves too Don Johnson. The hair is great, but would look better with a more feminine outfit. She seems to be trying to balance the bare legs with the booties using the socks, but they just wind up looking like one of those guys who wears his black socks with his white shoes. I don’t have a problem with the skirt length. Good idea, bad execution.
I don’t really mind if a woman’s legs aren’t the best and I don’t really mind if she displays her not-the-best legs but I do wish a woman with less-than-best legs would dress them to their greatest advantage. This is an abysmal effort and a profound disappointment.
i think this is an example of taking menswear a few steps overboard. she’s a beautiful girl, but she’s just drowning in the cut of this jacket. i love the socks with the heels, and the sleeves rolled up is a nice touch, but the soulders on the jacket should be a bit more tailored.
she’s definitely going for a chloe sevigny look, but i think Miss S would have a slightly more fitted top, and maybe a shorter skirt.
I like to assess a look in what I feel the instant I see it. I saw a black square on a pair of legs that looked not particularly attractive. Now, I see that the problem lies in the skirt. Inverted V is OK if longer. At this length it is making the widest part of her legs look wider, and let’s face it, a skirt pulled up and into the crotch is never attractive or classy. Make this edit, and you’ve got a look!
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wow i love this – mostly because its not just a trendy ‘oversized’ blazer – it is literally too big for her (the shoulders) and it looks fantastic. esp with the skirt – that hemline is awesome. and the blazer’s visible lining! and the boots AND socks!
I have looked at this over and over again and still don’t like it. Separately the pieces are nice, but…. I guess, like the lady in Times Square, I just don’t like the short black socks with short boots and short skirt (for one). I just keep thinking it looks like she forgot her pants.
Arguably, this look has been around for a while, but I think it still has lots of charm! She can do it because she’s so pretty. And also because she’s found the right jacket. I hope to find one for myself before the look gets completely exhausted.
The clothes are fine, they remind me of myself in 1985 – men’s jackets, asymmetry, head to toe black, boots and bare legs, too-short skirts – and it’s fun to see a new generation reinventing those ideas. But the clothes don’t really matter, because really they’re just a framing device for the legs and the hair. They’re what we see first. She’s very good at framing! B
Lose the socks. I like the sleeves rolled up on the blazer. I would rather see a bright coloured bag instead of the black. I like the hair but it could look elegant up, especially if she has a long neck.