Another example of things I like individually, but not together. I see the shirt with a boyfriend jean and a cute, bright sneaker. The skirt with a tank and sandals. The bright blue socks with the shoes – a cool look – I see with a dressy top+skirt, or dress, or skinny jean.
I’ve noticed a trend in your photography Scott – you used to take more photos of the obviously fab; now, your subjects question what style really is. Not necessarily “fabulous”, but different, which sparks dialogue. Some of the subjects look so decidedly un-stylish I wonder if you’re testing us!!!
OMG! I had an incredibly similar skirt when I was little!! I love your latest fashion photos, but I truly appreciate when you feature people dressed in pieces that are unique. Most fashion bloggers end up wearing the same pieces all the time, and therefore, looking all the same. Unique, personal style is a becoming a lost art form, especially with people shopping constantly instead of taking care of what they already have and challenging themselves to wear it in interesting new ways. That’s what I try to do in my blog every day! Thanks for posting!
this is a cold mess. i’m all for a good thriftstore look but this one is lacking grace in proportion, color and fit. it might have been cute if she were nine but as an adult a little bit more consideration is needed – especially for a thriftstore look. i’ve known and have been both, a woman who rides on a bike in the city and who specializes in the thrift shopping.
Another one that is trying to say ” I’m too above it all to really care ” but what they are really saying is ” I don’t hold myself in a high enough regard to show the world I’m worth some effort ” This “outfit is just lazy.
Aaahh, I love the saiboat. I love it so much, I’m going to put something very similar at the bottom of my dress.
Must confess, didn’t like it initially and now I can’t even remember why. Must not have been that important.
Love the shot.
Yet, I’m left wondering what you saw in an outfit that’s ill-proportioned, not flattering to her form. Baggy T and too-long skirt. And sport socks with gorgeous boots… ? Nothing appeals here, except perhaps girls in skirts look cool on bikes! Absolutely!
the skirt = awesome. the socks + shoes = awesome. the shirt = not awesome with the otherwise awesome outfit. but, you know what? i just like that i saw someone on your site who is wearing something that I could probably afford. thanks, scott!
Oh, that’s me, and you’re all right. I have a generally sweet attitude mixed with a cold mess. I’m comfortable and don’t really care. I’d love to say I’d rather be sailing if it didn’t make me nauseous – so, I’d rather be biking.
When I first saw this I thought “I don’t get it, this is not fashion it’s a mish-mash”, but I love everyone’s comments. I love how different points of view make you notice more than the initial impression. It’s still not what I would wear, but I appreciate it for making me take another look at what constitutes style.
Would I, myself, wear it? Nope; it’s not my style. Does she look adorable & confident in it? Yes indeed; it’s her style. I get a sense of personality and personal aesthetic from this, and, honestly, based on that impression, if I were given a choice between being seated at dinner next to this lovely young woman or some of the “fashionistas” often seen on this site, I’d choose this woman in an instant.
Another example of things I like individually, but not together. I see the shirt with a boyfriend jean and a cute, bright sneaker. The skirt with a tank and sandals. The bright blue socks with the shoes â€“ a cool look â€“ I see with a dressy top+skirt, or dress, or skinny jean.
this is terrible. her skirt hardly looks like skirt but more like a toddler’s crib set that she rolled up and tied around her waist. nothing about this outfit says ‘fashion forward’ to me. no part of the outfit is flattering. i really don’t get it.
I think its the wrinkled top that doesn’t work and makes the whole thing look “laundry day”. Put a different top on it and the booties, bright blue socks and even the skirt would work. Not a high fashion look, but a very individual one.
This little ensemble is all kinds of clash cool. It could be the baseball shirt, the sail boat embroidered skirt or the sky blue drop handle bar. But for me its really all about the cyan socks peeking out of those terracotta suede ankle boots! She made good dress decisions that day!
That length, cut, drape.. the silhouette of that skirt is so unseemly. I don’t care for it but I guess I understand the appeal to some. I agree with lizpr, some of these shots seem to make us question what the definition of “style” actually is.
I wouldn’t call this gal stylish, maybe just different? Jury’s out.
This is my favorite post so far. The discussion in the comments is precisely why I love this blog. What is Fashion? vs. What is Style? Did anyone else notice the subject of the photo left a comment, “I have a generally sweet attitude mixed with cold mess”. This girl is truly awesome.
I realise I check out this site less and less because Scott puts up too many images of people hiding their essence behind this bullshit simulcra called “style”. This woman looks simply very cool and caring less what those who judge rather than love would think
Sorry- I don’t get this one. Her clothes really aren’t doing anything for her body and she looks like she just chose whatever was sticking out of her drawers as she got ready that morning. Since when is that fashionable. What’s next cut off sweat pants?
Frumpy a-line skirts with just as frumpy ankle boots are not flattering at all. Her outfit is nothing special and definitely not cool. I think that just because it’s posted on this blog everyone is immediately caught up in believing that it must be cool and great.
It can’t be possible that every single post about this image is positive. Can these posts be a place were differing opinions are possible or is it that the team at the sartorialist like to control the way we perceive looks and therefore only post the thoughts that are in praise of an image?
An on that premise I guess that means this post won’t be posted. let’s embrace both the diversity of style AND most importantly, the diversity of thoughts.
By far my favorite photo. This person is cool. Very cool.
The rare, creative individual who knows what she likes &
puts it together well- for herself. It’s unique
self-expression without a single false note.
No doubt she has fantastic style – all her own.
Is there any other kind? Personally, i love the retro
skirt for biking & the juxtaposition of girlie with tomboy.
Strikes an intriguinging balance within a mutlti-faceted
context. She seems unpretentious, creative, intelligent &
complex. I think the outfit, on her, (which she probably did just
throw together) is adorable, sexy, tough, sweet,
provocative & mysterious, i.e. inviolate to labeling.
^ Wow “Violante”, you certainly judge a LOT about a person based on what they wear–i.e. kitschy sailboat skirt.
I could reverse the “unique, creative, intelligent, complex” with pretentious dime-a-dozen hipster following the current DIY-meets-nautical trend. But you know, I don’t really judge the entirety of someone’s character on their clothing.
^ Wow “Violante”, you certainly judge a LOT about a person based on what they wear–i.e. kitschy sailboat skirt = more substantive character?
I could reverse the “unique, creative, intelligent, complex” (really, now??) with pretentious dime-a-dozen hipster following the current DIY-meets-nautical trend. But you know, I don’t really judge the entirety of someone’s character on their clothing.