This woman needs heels, not hooves. The skirt kicks up the formality scale enough so that those sneakers do not look right. If the woman were in shorts or jeans, then I think those sneakers might work.
Ok , Scott is a good photographer .The people are attractive, who ever they may be.
But over the past year we have seen a lack of sartorial elegance and imagination. The site is called the sartorialist it should live up to its name?
Is it that there is a little sartorial expression on the street or has our photographer became jaded?
So many images could have been taken in any high street around the world.
Yes a few have , like this woman , a number of good pieces , her runners and her dress.
But that It s about the pieces no longer is it about the style.
My apologies to the woman in the picture, my rant is not about you.
Her hair is wonderful–hard to keep that so polished in the heat. It kind of takes its lead from the rather stiff skirt. I like the hardness of this outfit– nothing flows, nothing boho. Plus the runners are wonderful– white is hard to maintain. She seems no-nonsense, sleek and armoured!
Those are Balenciaga sneakers. I am afraid they are too futuristic for this look. They match the bra top, they look out of place with the skirt. Maybe a pair of pants/shorts/jeans would do them more justice. Now it looks as if she got tired from wearing heels and she wanted some comfort.
She does look collected and efficient though, as pointed by many others above, she does mean business!
In response to the so called rant from Garry (it flowed more like a subjective opinion).
Perhaps you could see it through the lens of evolution? It has evolved. Not to offend but it’s more than seeing a spot of color on a sock. A grail bag. I think what you’re trying to communicate is that you would like to see more focus on personal style that inspires? There was a time when we wished we have this problem. A dearth of Style! Now we all have to work harder or perhaps less and celebrate what makes us all unique.