Sunday, April 15, 2007

Crazy Weather New York

I might be wrong but I feel like a lot of the women here in NYC have been shopping for Spring over the last several weeks but the cold temps have been keeping them from breaking out their new purchases which is just killing them!
I have seen only a few young ladies( like the one above) who have successfully layered a Spring-ish dress, over tights and under a wool coat.
The forecast is for another week of this weather in NYC, luckily I’m headed to Milan where Spring has sprung!


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  1. jkrnyc

    April 15, 2007 at 11:09 am

    Yeah, rub it in! The weather today is apocalyptic.

  2. Anonymous

    April 15, 2007 at 11:26 am

    you should come to Amsterdam, it feels like august over here.

  3. iopine

    April 15, 2007 at 11:28 am

    She’s done it perfectly. I’m in love with that coat and I want to marry it.

  4. Anonymous

    April 15, 2007 at 11:42 am

    magnificent boots.

  5. Carolina Lange

    April 15, 2007 at 11:55 am

    She looks great with that sping dress under the beautiful coat! Love it!

  6. shaneeza

    April 15, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    go ahead! rub it in!

  7. Anonymous

    April 15, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    yes, yes. it’s terrible!! all i want is to wear my new spring clothes, but it’s COLD.
    that said, she is lovely. especially those shoes! where are they from?

  8. lulamae

    April 15, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    bring us amazing new pictures from europe! i need inspiration.
    have a safe trip and good luck.


    April 15, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    Hello Mr. Sartorialist!
    I just came across your blog yesterday and I would like to thank you for the great surprise and how I am enjoing it.
    Your images are really interesting. Even If I wasn´t interested in fashion, which, actually, I´m not, these portraits of people in the street are superbe.
    These days in Barcelona is the same with the weather and is really complicated to dress properly in order to feel comfortable. Today, you help me!
    Thanks again.

  10. FunnyGirl

    April 15, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    It’s true! I’ve been going nuts not being able to wear my patterned summer babydoll dress and shorts and such, so I finally started layering…I simply could not wait any longer!!!

  11. NYC Modelista

    April 15, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    I love the clean look on her esp. the dress and wool coat. However, I’m not fan of the Robin Hood shoes. They weighed her down too much.

    Enjoy the beautiful Spring weather in Milan.

  12. Anonymous

    April 15, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    anyone know where to get these boots??

  13. emily in Toronto

    April 15, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    Nice one: you are definitely onto something here… it’s the dilemma of women all over northeastern North America: what to do when it’s grey, freezing and possibly “slushing” in mid-April… A smart example of how to bridge the seasons (spring dress, tights, warm-enough coat, not too wintry boots).

  14. Anonymous

    April 15, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    i think girls have been layering out of season dresses all winter

  15. a lady

    April 15, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    you are right. I packed away my winter clothes and got out the sandals during the warm snap, and am getting antsy. this freezing rain business needs to stop, immediately: my shoulders need to feel the sun.

  16. missx

    April 15, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    You are completely right. Although hopefully after all this dreadful rain the weather will get warmer. However, it is an excuse to break out my favorite Marc rain boots…

    I love that girl’s coat, I’ve been looking for a shorter wool coat in that exact color for who knows how long… I feel like New York women always wear the most excellent coats.

  17. Patricia

    April 15, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    I love that coat! Very classic. I am itching for the weather to warm up too.

  18. Stupid Gossip for Smart People

    April 15, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    You are SO right- I’m dying to break out all the cute spring stuff I’ve been buying! But this is not the week :-(

  19. Lisa

    April 15, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    You should come to Sweden, here you go in dresses without tights!

  20. Anonymous

    April 15, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    OMG, yes I agree I am dying to wear and burst out my spring dresses and skirt… ugh, This weather is depressing…

  21. Anonymous

    April 15, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    Nice outfit! but not so sure about the boots….

  22. emily

    April 15, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    you are right in this assumption. i have about 7,000 spring outfits planned!

  23. hitomi

    April 15, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    Her coat is beautiful. does anyone have a clue where it may be from? Most coats that are stunning in street snapshots tend to be from Balenciaga, I wonder if this is the case here…

  24. the Fashion Informer

    April 15, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    Oh, Vivienne Westwood pirate boots! They always look great.

  25. Anonymous

    April 15, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    Boots are Vivienne Westwood.

  26. kiarella

    April 15, 2007 at 5:33 pm

    Yesterday in Milan the temperature was 26°C! Bring sandals and shorts!

  27. Kathleen

    April 15, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    Love the Vivienne Westwood pirate boots. Something about either the angle or the coat and dress lengths foreshortens her legs a little. It’s as if she’s shortwaisted. I can’t make out the perspective – but think she looks great, regardless!

  28. foodie415

    April 15, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    That looks like a Forever 21 dress.

  29. Anonymous

    April 15, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    you really hit the nail on the head sart! bring back il sole!

  30. Emily Lin

    April 15, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    The wool coat and the dress just perfectly matched. Love the wool coat. But the weather over here is killing hot, so it’s rarely for us wearing any trench coat under the hot burning sun.

  31. Sleeper

    April 15, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    i love this look but i would feel too self-conscious in the boots (even if i liked them). I wonder what the less goofy, yet still interesting, option for footwear would be here? ideas?

  32. ajane

    April 15, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    Genrally I’m all for season-appropriate – in style as much as in food. Floaty fabrics in the cold seem to me like hearty soup in the heat – unappetizing. But even I’ve had enough of this neverending winter – all hail layering (even as minimal & streamlined as wool coat over spring frock over tights) as the all-purpose style solution to wacky weather!

  33. Anonymous

    April 15, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    I have the same H&M dress and can’t wait till it gets warmer, this weather is terribly unpredictable!

  34. Candid Cool

    April 16, 2007 at 12:40 am

    Those boots are fascinating

  35. anonymous

    April 16, 2007 at 1:58 am

    Is anyone else tired of the ersatz military look that’s been around for the past year or so? I do love the color on this coat, but enough with the dress-up-and-play-soldier stuff (see also Dior Homme Femme, part deux).

  36. My Fall Collection

    April 16, 2007 at 3:06 am

    I love her smile! How do you find the girls with the best smiles, Sart? Or does your taking their picture make all girls smile so beautifully?

  37. Anonymous

    April 16, 2007 at 4:25 am

    I love the dress and the boots. I’m in love with silk print dresses at the moment. They’re perfect for warm weather. In London it was 25 celcius yesterday and its going to be about 23 today. Forget about spring – I’m already digging out my summerwear.

  38. Gem

    April 16, 2007 at 5:27 am

    Her boots are too cute.

  39. Anonymous

    April 16, 2007 at 5:39 am

    ohhh love this look- especially the boots and the layering – she gives off the appearance of effortless style

  40. Sempre Libera

    April 16, 2007 at 10:23 am

    I think the spring dress works because the colors are on the muted side – so while she’s definitely looking forward, she’s got an eye to the actual weather too. That coat has a beautiful shape, too.

  41. ENID P.

    April 16, 2007 at 10:57 am

    She put the outfit together really nice. I am making a mental note to replicate something similar with my wardrobe…

    ENID P.

  42. noel

    April 16, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    Funny thay you should mention it!!! The spring dress I bought a few weeks ago has been tried on so many times since then, but every moning it had to go back to the sad! Where on earth is the SUN!?

    from gloomy Toronto

  43. groovergreen

    April 17, 2007 at 8:45 am

    I’m going to copy this look tomorrow, as it’s starting to get cold here in Australia. But a neat pair of lace-up ankle boots or chunky Mary-Janes would improve it. How can she walk in those Westwood slops?

  44. Virgin Mary

    April 17, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    hate the boots, love the coat.

    Do you want to experience some pretty good weather??? You should come to Lisbon, Portugal… It’s very hot for this time of the… 25Âş (celsius of course…)

  45. Jess

    April 17, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    we all on the East coast have been dealing with spring tease. My daughters, Abi (7) and Molly (5)…have also been trying to pull off the layered spring slash it’s still freezing look. Capris with leg warmers, shorts with knee highs and dresses with jean underneath. At least it’s not snowing!

  46. Lucy Loves Van

    April 17, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    Love it, love it, love it. Effortless yet totally cool.

  47. Anonymous

    April 18, 2007 at 3:02 am

    Did anyone notice how the neckline of the dress perfectly hits the coats collar indent (is there a proper word for that?)
    The colour combination, the shot of grey cardigan, is brilliant. She looks comfortable AND fashionable, how many people can do that!

  48. Mike

    April 24, 2007 at 5:58 am

    “et voilĂ  !” as i could say…
    A really fantastic style for ethics wear


    Fashion Designer

  49. Edward

    April 24, 2007 at 4:34 pm

    they are vivienne westwood pirate boots.

  50. Mircalla

    April 25, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    The Westwood boots – see a similar style by trippen!

  51. dressPLANET

    April 26, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    great look, love the coat and top underneat seem to match really well

  52. Anonymous

    May 20, 2007 at 1:24 am

    Similar boots are offered at Te Casan in New York – designed by Zoe Lee. They are great!

  53. Anonymous

    April 25, 2008 at 7:03 am

    The boots might be the Vivienne Westwood pirate boots. Sienna Miller was wearing the similar boots.

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