I agree. It’s almost as if the top half has an elegant, casual sophistication, and the bottom half is casual grunge. So often the juxtaposition of different ‘styles’ in the one outfit works well, but this doesn’t. However, the second photo’s outfit works really well.
love the optics of both looks – but these sandals in the first picture: what temperature do you have in London in february that it is an option to wear super light summer shoes…? should clothes not offer a certain amount of comfort, even and espcecially for style icons?
The second look makes more sense, and is more edgy. lots of character there!