It seems to me she carefully chose her outfit for the day- one very glittery piece, some darker tones, black leggings, and then the bag balances the shines and the darks. But then something happened with the shoes! I think the lower waistline makes her legs look a bit shorter, and she would have had to counter this with high heels. Heck, what do I know? I like the look other than the shoes. Jorge from West Palm Beach
I really like this outfit…it’s almost like an art project collage with coloured tissue paper and wool and tin foil (does that translate transatlantically??) and some black pen. I also think the colours are beautiful.
No zebras were killed to make those shoes. :-) A fun, casual look. She looks comfortable. Too bad she didn’t check the weather report before leaving the house. It’s a shame she has to carry that big coat.
There are a couple different outfits in this. The shoes, leggings, and gold create one. The blue is a pastel and doesn’t match that, but could go with the coat. The sweater goes with the coat, but not the blue or the gold. The shoes go with the coat as do the leggings and gold combined add a white, tan, mustard, or burnt umber shirt. The bag works with that too.
While I would not wear this particular outfit in a millennium, I find it so inspiring. I love the attention to different textures and colors and how she repeats the metallics in the skirt and bag. She clearly sees dressing in the morning as a creative endeavor and personal expression, not just something she has to do to avoid prosecution for indecent exposure. I’ll be thinking of her when I’m standing in front of my closet tomorrow morning.
i would be completely in love with this outfit if she wore it with heels or flats but those shoes ruin it for me. i know it makes it more unique and balanced or whatever but it destroys the whole glamour and chicness for me still, great catch
I love this look! I actually tried to pull something like this together last week and as I arrived to pick the kids up from school (trying to be a somewhat funky mama) a couple of people commented: “Did you walk today?!”. Surely groovey trainers and tights have sartoral rights, not merely as go-betweens?
Also, to eyefordetail: That’s a shame that you were mistaken for a jogger! I know tights can be difficult to work into an outfit without looking like you’re going running.
If I may, I suggest trying tights with a pair of oxfords, or flats/trainers that don’t look quite like proper running shoes. I like to pair my black tights with my favourite pair of white Swears: http://www.swear-london.com/product1796.aspx
(And although you’re probably smarter than this, be sure you’re not pulling a Lindsay Lohan, a.k.a. mistaking your tights for trousers!)
I love this outfit! – but there are a few little things that make it less appealing. For example, the lower waistband does create the illusion of shorter legs, and there is no waist to balance it!!! None-the-less, the textures are absolutely fabulous & a v. cute ensemble.
It’s funny how the color of the hair can complement an outfit so well. I don’t think it would have worked all that well if she would have had, lets say, blond hair. it’s all about dressing in the colors that works for you..
awesome! Illusion of short legs? (anonymous above) Yeah maybe, but my guess is that if her legs look shorter, that’s because she is short and that “illusion” often happens when a short person wears sneakers like that. (I know cuz I have almost exact same body type as hers, trust me having a higher waistband does not cure it) But you know, heck who cares if your legs look a little short. Not everone’s 5’10” and I think part of have personal style is really about not being afraid to appear a little less perfect than say, Carolyn Murphy. Look at Kate Moss, her legs a little weird, but she’s nonetheless so beautiful. Our current conceptions of beauty tell us that you need a bit of imperfection to be perfectly beautiful. by the way, that skirt and those sneakers are making me want to shop.:)