Monday, July 12, 2010

On the Street….Eighth Ave., New York City


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  1. Lee Oliveira

    July 12, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Beautiful shot from the angle you took. She looks like a strong women. I like it alot.


  2. eva-christa

    July 12, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Great style – Love her pant ;)

    La Bise
    'ECH from pAris

  3. Snappy

    July 12, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Loving the trousers. Reminds me of band uniforms from highschool.

  4. franca maisha

    July 12, 2010 at 9:22 am

    those pants are amazing!

  5. The Photodiarist

    July 12, 2010 at 9:26 am

    She is fantastic. The whole look – especially the hat – works for me.

  6. Yanira Martin Giusti

    July 12, 2010 at 9:29 am

    This is brilliant. Very eclectic, and yet it all comes together nicely.

  7. Alexandra

    July 12, 2010 at 9:29 am

  8. Bonnie

    July 12, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I don't like much dark colors in the sun.
    The mix with the pastel top is a bit weird, but it works on her.
    I love the hat. I always wear a Panama hat when it's sunny. It's a style that's ok with pants, unlike other kinds of straw hats.

  9. Emom

    July 12, 2010 at 9:33 am

    "Spectators?" interesting choice of shoes….smiles.

  10. Nancie

    July 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

    love the pants awweeeeesome

  11. pinky

    July 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

    i have those same band uniform pants, color and all—got em at a Goodwiil Store. hahaha they look great!
    yeah, baby, 2 3 4 !

  12. Caddy

    July 12, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I love that hat and grey tee! Her pose reminds me of Michael Jackson in the Smooth Criminal video! :D

  13. Holly

    July 12, 2010 at 9:40 am

    still motion.

  14. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 9:41 am

    In my opinion, it is hard to find harmony in that look. Thought the hat is nice, clean and clear a summer must.

  15. jesuisunprince

    July 12, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Wow, brave but nice outfit!
    I love it! :-)

  16. Laura

    July 12, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Love her pants.

  17. SarahPeslar

    July 12, 2010 at 9:52 am

    NOw in days it's so hard to capture a fabulous trend setter on camera !

  18. The (Style) Realist

    July 12, 2010 at 9:53 am

    absolutely adore this outfit! from the easy breeziness of the cardi to the athletic casual vibe of the pants…nice!

  19. saradowle

    July 12, 2010 at 9:58 am

    So cool, with understated confidence

  20. The Sluice Box

    July 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

    It's an improbable combination of pieces, but they somehow work for what must be a hot summer day.

  21. Miss Molly

    July 12, 2010 at 10:13 am

    love her look and she is gorgeous!

  22. Tiffany

    July 12, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I like the way she poses!

  23. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 10:17 am

    WOW. Jen, my all-time favorite Sartorialist muse! She was interviewed not too long ago on the Domahoka blog:

    Super interesting read!

  24. Sara

    July 12, 2010 at 10:23 am

    WOW!! That girl is great :)

  25. katatak

    July 12, 2010 at 10:24 am

    She looks great!

    I'm pretty sure that's a Maya Neumann hat from the hat shop in Soho.

  26. melissa

    July 12, 2010 at 10:24 am

    What a mess.

  27. Best of Beehive

    July 12, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I wonder if those pants came from Goodwill. They have to be from a marching band. More power to her for reping them.

  28. Jessica

    July 12, 2010 at 10:35 am

    She's wearing several pieces from J. Crew. I love it.

  29. Fashion By He

    July 12, 2010 at 10:45 am

    girls in hats loook so cute

    come follow the first ever fashion blog from a Guys POV, let He know what you think

  30. Johnny the mule

    July 12, 2010 at 10:46 am

    It's a messy"I just got out of bed and threw something on" look, but she makes it work with the hat somehow.

  31. The Original Swedish Blonde!

    July 12, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I love her face! She's beautiful :)

  32. CLAUDIA C.

    July 12, 2010 at 10:58 am

  33. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Pretty girl, great pose, but the clothing's a little too random for me.


    July 12, 2010 at 11:06 am

    she is gorgeous!…love her look…the pant is amazing

  35. gabrielle

    July 12, 2010 at 11:06 am

    me encantan los pantalones!

    me encanta el blog!
    te sigo!


  36. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 11:08 am

    What is that in her hand? An iron, a defibrillator? You have to have a lot of personality and confidence to wear that kind of diversity with style and pizazz. I'm not sure it completely works. It just looks a bit too eccentric.

  37. ポストコーディネート

    July 12, 2010 at 11:12 am

    She looks natulally.
    Hut and cardigan・・・all items are good ventilation.

    It's refreshing!

  38. Al Moda

    July 12, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I love the simplicity of this outfit, yet it has a lot of character.


    July 12, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Love her Panama hat and her pose…

  40. FashionLifeCoach

    July 12, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Fab outfit. I love the casual look with the crumbled vest and the grey heather top in its simplicity. The pants are perfect match to the general outfit.

  41. David

    July 12, 2010 at 11:43 am

    I simply don't understand someone needing attention by putting together an unfathomable ensemble. The worst of this are the comments from other readers. I don't believe she put thought into this mess. It doesn't "work," as many have stated.

  42. Rhi

    July 12, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I think if the trousers were black it would become much classier, although more European. But the silhouette comes together well. Great photo though.

  43. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Beautiful girl (great pose too), great summer hat, but the light voluminous neutrals on top with the dark graphic pants and shoes just does not work. I love eclectic style, but this is just totally out of balance.

  44. Sonsira

    July 12, 2010 at 11:53 am

    not sure about this one…

  45. ALEXIS

    July 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I like this look!
    For french readers or people who understand french:

  46. The Sartorialist

    July 12, 2010 at 11:57 am

    For David,
    You seem so sure David. then why exactly doen't it work?
    Do you have a formula?

  47. TorontoVerve.:

    July 12, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I like the pose. Nice shot.

  48. Charles

    July 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    The pants look like U.S. Army dress blue pants.

  49. La chica

    July 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I can feel the fresh air…

  50. La Petite Anglaise

    July 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    This image is perfect. She looks relaxed, happy and effortlessly stylish. I would do bad things to get my hands on that tank top and those pumps! This may well be the first and last time I ever say this, but I actually LIKE her sweat-pant style trousers. They work well with this look. X

  51. Fashion Butter

    July 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Oh that gauzy caridgan is perfection!

  52. Peach City Style

    July 12, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    This looks like such an "easy breezy" photo…like the weather was perfect that day! Love the hat ;)

  53. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    The pants are indeed the US Army dress blue pants… also now called the Army Service Uniform.

  54. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    This shot is awesome. This woman is so exotic and foreign yet still so new york. She is a rare siting. You make this seem like hunting.

    in that respect, when is mating season?

  55. The Styleograph

    July 12, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    The wind makes this pic so special. great!!!

  56. audrey

    July 12, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I like the light. I love her expression and her posture, how she carries herself. She looks at ease.

    When I take notice of what she's actually wearing, I wonder if it's Laundry Day. (Hipsters! I know.) But she's pretty, and she's posing as though she were dressed for a wedding. It makes for a really arresting, inspiring shot.

  57. Tarah Zdunic

    July 12, 2010 at 1:21 pm

  58. Riri

    July 12, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I truly love this look.


  59. Sarah Dee

    July 12, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    that cardigan is amazing!!!


  60. Lucas Jones

    July 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    comfy looooks gooooooodddd

  61. November Grey

    July 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Casual cool. Trying, but not. Love.


  62. Prutha

    July 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm

  63. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Jen always gets it right, even if not obviously so to everyone – it's about the sum, not the parts…

  64. Eugenia Woods

    July 12, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    This is great! I love her stance in this photo.

  65. chaikora44

    July 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Beautiful picture.
    I love it.

  66. Carissa

    July 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    this look is great!

  67. tintin

    July 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    When I was in high school I wore my dad's army dress pants to high school. He would've killed me if he had known so I snuck 'em outta the house by wearing a pair of jeans over them. I had no idea I was so cutting edge.

  68. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    This picture is a good reflection on why classic lines and style always works while being trendy just looks pretentious. She clearly know how to pose well and she is is physically attractive but there are so many things off about her outfit, the bagginess of the shirt that is then tucked in. the clashes is all the wrong ways of the colours. The only keepers are the hat and the cardigan she has on.

    • Maria

      July 25, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      What could be more classic then high waisted slacks and a tucked in t shirt?

  69. Valentine

    July 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Nice movement…!
    -the diary of a belgian stylist-

  70. interinobaba

    July 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Thank you for giving those of us sweltering in NYC something that looks a little cool! She's like a sail in the wind.

    P.S. I also like it that she doesn't seem to be wearing a bra. As a woman, I can attest that getting rid of that one layer–usually made of nylon, poly, and other not terribly cool fabrics–can feel so good on a hot day.

  71. My Republic of Fashion

    July 12, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Great photos, love her trousers.SarahD:)

  72. Zuzia

    July 12, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    love her pants. she look beautiful!

  73. choppie

    July 12, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    The pants seem a little too pretencious to me. But somehow everything on her worked together and made a unique style of her own.
    Maybe the gray unpretenciou T-shirt balanced the pants.

  74. Dunia

    July 12, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    The pants have to be from a band uniform. haha I know from experience :]but I have to say it's a very eclectic look. The bottom half is harsh and the top soft. Nonetheless, It's very humorous and well put together. I want that hat!

  75. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I now know who stole my hat.

    BTW, are the trousers from a drum major or a security guard?

  76. Maria João de Perestrello

    July 12, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    woowww amazing!

  77. Mars

    July 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Not a lot of people can pull off this look. For some reason, the way she carries the ensemble makes it work.

  78. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    We've seen her on your blog before, no? She seems like a highly creative soul with a strong connection to the past whose style is inspired more by memories and aesthetics and art than by runways or magazines. I adore her approach to dressing.


  79. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    God I lover her, she always looks so great. I love all many styles.


  80. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    ralph lauren pre-spring collection 2010 pants

  81. Phaedra Elizabeth

    July 12, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I love finding Jen in your posts! She always looks amazing. ..

    And you always capture her personality.

  82. Lisa Petrarca

    July 12, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    This is not a very flattering outfit for her. Maybe it's the gray top that's throwing the whole thing off for me.

  83. menina raposa

    July 12, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    love her style :)

  84. Imme

    July 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    oh,I really like this outfit,particulierement the trousers are awesome with the gold detail.

  85. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    In some ways this is anti-fashion, the pants with the stripe, the crumpled jacket together, when one is formal band wear and the other is cruise wear. The tee doesn't seem to fit into the whole thing at all, and yet… She doesn't dress formulaically at all, but she does stand out as well dressed. Everyone is saying how much they adore this look but I don't. I would have preferred loose grey pants with this, but then, how would she have worn the gold jacket with it?

  86. Oana R

    July 12, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    That look in her eyes calms me down.Sometimes clothes mean nothing.Beautiful lady.

  87. el vestidor de la abeja reina

    July 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    me gusta que los elementos funcionen igual de bien juntos que por separado. Me lo pondría para un desayuno un domingo!!!

  88. Miiicha

    July 12, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    OMG cool style, I love the pants!

  89. cyn

    July 12, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Just bought that hat, or one very similar to it, at Edie Hats in Vancouver to cover my post-chemo hair. So this is a nice surprise! Can't beat a classic Panama. And my guess is, she doesn't much care if some of us don't like her outfit. :-)

  90. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    It brings back memories of my daughter dressing herself at four yoa. Her favorite was her tutu with Poo Bear boots, and a faux fur vest.

  91. anna

    July 12, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    ah perfect,

    i feel inspired!

  92. caitlin

    July 12, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    i think the possibility that she put very little thought into this outfit makes it that much more appealing, and perhaps most of the reason why it "works."

  93. Sammi

    July 12, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Her shoes. I love them.

  94. FashionStyleAdvice

    July 12, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Gotta love NYC style! Love the hat!

    Milana from FashionStyleAdvice

  95. MIA

    July 12, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    it's amazing how someone can make trainers look cool

  96. MIA

    July 12, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    *training pants, sorry

  97. Justine Guy

    July 12, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    That jacket is gorgeous!

  98. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Go to the February 2009 page from the archives…same woman?

  99. Michelle

    July 12, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    The clothes are so secondary to this picture, all I can see is the woman. Her character just explodes down the lens.
    The pose? The expression?… Who knows?.. Its that thing that keeps us all hooked..

  100. Abigail

    July 12, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    She really pulls off this dressed down look well!

  101. Micaela

    July 12, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Amazing clothes!
    I follow u
    Hope you're fine

  102. adele

    July 12, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    oohhh. her outfit's cool. you're really amazing in taking photos! so great!

  103. Petey

    July 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    She's a lovely girl and it's a striking photo, but I'm not a fan of the whole outfit.

  104. kukla

    July 12, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Again, the shoes the cardigan the pants and this hat? This does not work. I know that is not what you want to hear.

  105. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    you've captured miss jennifer krako so perfectly – such a natural….sweetness inside and out

  106. Rhofy Evaldez

    July 12, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    LOVE HER WHOLE ENSEMBLE. This might be my new muse.

  107. Brandon

    July 12, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I love a woman that's confident enough not wear a bra just for the sake of wearing one. Very sexy in a subtle manner ;)

    Otherwise, the best part of this photo is the pose – terrific.

  108. MELISSA Z.

    July 13, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Perfect pic and NYC look! Well done! <3

  109. Charls

    July 13, 2010 at 2:56 am

    Beautiful shot! Love how her shirt is tucked in!

  110. Shirley

    July 13, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Love how the wind whirl her jacket! And this shoot show how she really enjoy herself in the summer!

  111. Eilish

    July 13, 2010 at 5:01 am

    This is gorgeous (:

  112. Román Iglesias

    July 13, 2010 at 6:39 am

    I have that hat haha
    love pants and shoot

  113. Rach

    July 13, 2010 at 7:04 am

    She has mastered the "i just threw this on" look. Lovely.

  114. Simone

    July 13, 2010 at 8:41 am

    What a beautiful silhouet!

  115. Duchesse

    July 13, 2010 at 8:54 am

    A look that charms on the young and reads as bag lady on the mature.

  116. rei

    July 13, 2010 at 9:17 am

    oh I miss ny, though never been there

  117. kalivas

    July 13, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Power beauty!

  118. Vittoria Braga

    July 13, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I adore everything but the pant, absolutely hate the pant, looks like a sweatpants and a marching band uniforms lovechild, besides everything is so flowy and soft the contrast with the heavyness of the pant is a bit much

  119. Izzen

    July 13, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Amazing crepe jacket.

  120. Vicky Laporta

    July 13, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I'm a bit over fedoras (i'm just jealous 'cause my heads shape can't take any hats) and the pants are a bit heavy for that fresh summer vibe, i like the colour i would have just done maybe a lighter fabric, something that moved like the blouse

  121. Gonzalo

    July 13, 2010 at 10:22 am

  122. Beckerman Girls

    July 13, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I love those marching band pants! Those are hard to find! (even vintage hunting) Fabulous picture! And hats off to her for great style even in the summer heat!
    xo The Beckerman Girls

  123. fleurfashion

    July 13, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Love the pants! but wish I could see more of the bag, looks a bit like Bottega Veneta bag

  124. Zerrin

    July 13, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    such a great shot!Great outfit!
    I have shoes just like hers.

  125. Tangent Magazine

    July 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    The pants are gorgeous.

    xo Tangent Mag

  126. negris

    July 13, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    great sailor style!!!!

  127. thwany

    July 13, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    comfortably chic

  128. Davidikus

    July 14, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Balmain/Decarnin's military style is everywhere nowadays!

  129. Nadia

    July 14, 2010 at 8:52 am

    What a symbiosis. This look really comes together. I love it. And are those Persona Beads?


  130. Anonymous

    July 14, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I rather detest this look. Each piece is competing, with no cohesion as a whole, even her stance is competing with the clothes.

  131. Megan

    July 14, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I love her combined style look. Her shoes look so like Jackie O. but without completely becoming a copy of the icon, she makes the look her own. It is wonderful.

  132. Ninjagaiden78

    July 14, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I love women with fedora's!

  133. Anonymous

    July 14, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    love the lines

  134. Lin

    July 15, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Such confidence! I love the movement in this shot with the fabric from her sweater blowing in the wind and the fabric of her pants. Is she posing or keeping her hat from blowing away?! Very fun shot! I wish I knew what book she is reading! I would love to spend a day in that outfit, looks like something I could have confidence in too, but be free and relaxed at the same time!

  135. Anonymous

    July 15, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I like the mixture of different styles that this picture shows.

  136. LIZPR

    July 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Seriously? People like this look?

  137. Anonymous

    July 15, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    she has a great presence, but it's a little all over the place- in a bad way. if you cropped her head off and ignored the cardigan and flats, it looks like something you would wear while lying on the couch vegging out to the television.

  138. Jackie

    July 16, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I feel that this photo really is a prime example of why Europeans berate our style sense here in America. The heavy thrift-store marching band pants paired with much lighter materials on top and the straw hat… it is kind of a serious mess. And the shoes would look so beautiful with a pretty skirt — every piece seems to be fighting to stand out more.. and seriously detract from her very pretty face.

  139. Anonymous

    July 17, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Interesting here how the textiles have become simple accidents (in the Latin sense of the word) expressing that young woman's relaxed mood & self conscious personality. Pointless to talk about brands or matching colors here.
    What a wonderful moment, what a beautiful mood. Makes my European appreciation of NYC even greater.


  140. Anonymous

    July 17, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Attitude saves the day:)

  141. Anonymous

    July 18, 2010 at 3:43 am

    early american college kid laid back.

    ….meh… kinda works on 8th ave. would be laughed off the streets above 42nd.

  142. Stilfreudig

    July 18, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    so beauty

  143. Quinn

    July 19, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    i love the androgynous look; the pants, the slouchy tee, the hat, and her haircut..but with feminine touches like the ballet flats.

  144. Anonymous

    July 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    It's fine from the waist up but those pants are just gross-very unflattering.

  145. Marisa

    July 31, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I so love her style but more than that I lover her attitude. She looks strong and confident!

  146. Ashley Lynn Fry

    August 14, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Ack! How cool to see some military dress blue pants tailored perfectly for a woman… I'm very used to only seeing my husband in such pants. This shot instantly made me go "a-ha! awesome!"… maybe I will have to steal a pair of his dress blue pants that no longer fit & make them my own ;)


  147. mario lindvall

    August 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    is she wearing MENS LANVIN pants?

  148. Anonymous

    August 23, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    This works on her, in fact looks fabulous on her. I will never understand fashion. But in my lack of understanding, I am becoming more and more certain that an outfit being good or bad is because of the wearer, not the outfit itself.

  149. Martine

    September 3, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    What a great outfit. I would love to have those pants. They would look amazing with tons of things. I think they are Army dress blues. in fact its obvious that they are. I am sure a surplus store will have them. If I see them, i know I will buy them. Funny how its such an obvious simple outfit, but I would have never thought of it. Something to think about for the upcoming cooler weather.

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