I like her outfit a lot (she looks a little bitchy just because she is rushing by on a cell phone). The studded, long cuffs on the jacket are unique and interesting, and the black leggings/light pumps combination looks great. The Sartorialist is right- the leggings are going to be very popular this spring (beats opaque tights)- I’ll be sick of them in a few months, but for now, thumbs up.
I did see the photo essay you mention. I did not relate it to this photo, but it does relate. Those were also excellant photos. I always thought opaque hose looked great – navy, black, brown. And this is very affordable fashion.
So perhaps for the lady of a certain age (my age?) the coat could been worn with black tights and black high heeled shoes and a knee length skirt.
I saw leggings re-emerging shortly after the Ugg explosion, so that would be about, um, 4 to 5 years ago. And these would be on my female contemporaries (I’m 31), not teenyboppers. Done, done, done. And didn’t like the re-emergence of the look to begin with. And how does it go: “If the NYT features it, the trend has been dead and buried for at least sizx months?”
In any case, I feel that the look is not at all well balanced. Sorry to have to add to the hate.
Love the coat, I think it’s perfect but I am so “eh” on the leggings. Is it fair to say if you’ve done this trend (leggings) the first time around can you or should you do it again??? I have to admit I did the leggings under skirts & dresses years ago circa the 80′s.
There is something very obnoxious about her look. It’s so ostentatious. I think if you took this outfit and put it on someone else it might be better. But I agree that she does leggings right. I like them.
Dear Mr. S, thanks for the women’s looks lately. They are great!!
For me it’s not so much about the jacket (which I’ll admit I think looks a little silly on her), it’s the way she’s carrying herself. She’s all slouched over to lean into her phone conversation, and it looks to me like if I could see the photo in motion, she’d be wobbling around on those heels. For me, it’s about style and grace… she’s almost there.
As much as I love thee Sartorialist, I must disagree with you! Leggings have reached saturation among the fashion flock–we can now see them sold at H&M, Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters, which I think reflects a mainstream trend. I do agree however, that the leg is a big focus this season. Opaque Tights and stockings are seeing a huge resurgence. Leggings though? Meh.
i don’t think it’s an issue whether leggings are over or not – i mean, wouldn’t most people here agree that great style is timeless? – but rather just how it works in this particular situation. i agree that the leggings just don’t work with the jacket. and the jacket looks a bit big on her. and finally, when it comes to the fancy leathers/skins, the jacket PLUS bag PLUS shoes is overkill.
Absolutely gorgeous. LOL! I have never seen such stupid comments in my whole life. And all “annonymlius too. Its “pretentious” to talk on the phone? You think she is pretending to talk to someone to show off her phone? Are you in the 3rd grade? She needs to talk, so she talks. Not all of us have such leisurely lives that we can make a cup of tea and sit a pell every time we need to have a conversation. And actually no, not everyone with money can look this good. Its more likely that people who look like crap think that the reason they look like crap is that they lack money. I certainly get a lot more inspiration from a look like this then something really far out. Its easy to look unusual, much harder to look good. She sure does.
@ Valerie. Sooooo if something is available at H&M and similar places where us poor folk can get them that means that its “reached saturation point” and its now “meh”??? OMG!!! I have seldom heard a more disgusting comment in my life. You are really a piece of work, and I wish you luck in improving your disposition.
Leggings have become classic :-) They are as good now as they were 8 years ago, and great when done with proportion and shape in mind, like in this photo. Great look, whether you like studded leather or not.