The cheeky little bows on the shoes add humour to what would otherwise be a smart but unremarkable outfit. Mind you, any clothes, no matter how ordinary, would benefit from being worn by this girl — she’s gorgeous.
She looks great in that tightly-cinched, classic black trench coat and I like her discreet bag. I think the opaque tights work well here to create a narrow full-length line for the look, but I agree with some other commenters that they look a bit severe and unseasonable.
The white-accented shoes (which do not appear to be flats, as some commenters have supposed) act as punctuation – an exclamation point emphasizing that this monochromatic ensemble has been deliberately engineered to draw attention to the dash of whimsical detail at the feet. With plain black shoes this ensemble might have looked like rather chic widow’s weeds!
The lady stands gracefully and has impeccable grooming, as one must to avoid appearing ‘witchy’ in such an austere look. I would prefer to see her hair styled neatly away from the face, to evoke a more long-necked ‘Audrey Hepburn’ stance.
I imagine Miss Hepurn might also have added a jaunty black and white patterned scarf tied at the neck and oversized white sunglasses to relieve the asceticism of all the black.
i think she got it right. i like the black ensamble with the spash of contrast with the shoe. it shows restraint and decisiveness. colors and patterns have their place, but this beautiful young lady would have definitely caught my eye.