I love to look at the stylish New Yorkers you’ve been posting lately but everything about their outfits screams “Expensive!” Maybe a few more people whose complete ensembles probably total under $1000?
Why does everybody wear total black?? —————— My feeling is that it’s all about insecurity and the lack of confidence (or is it knowledge?) to deal with color…”You can’t go wrong with black” is the invariable and silly statement offered as a response…Ironic because consequently the message sent is: “I have no idea how to dress otherwise”!
I’m leading here and now a crusade against black color…My feeling is that enough is enough! It doesn’t make sense that, for example in Sydney, on any given day in Summer when temperatures reach 40 degrees plus, the “stylish” go about town fully dressed in black sweating and gasping for air, does it? Whatever happened to the idea that one would tune in with the seasons which leaves little room for black especially in a country like Australia.
The buttons becoming larger from top to bottom really lends a bit of whimsy to that cape and maybe even to her.
Why are people afraid of color? I guess there’s less thought as to whether things work together if it’s all black. There are even professions where it really pays off and others where it’s the uniform of the day. Maybe that’s her life.
Think she looks good – agree that the buttons are a beautiful detail. And Black.. what better way to emphasize silhouette? But mostly in this case i want to relish the photo: the depth, three dimensionality created by the three bags; the three light squares ( one on the wall, one in sticking out of her bag, and the sidewalk) Great composition, both hers and Scott’s.
This woman and “Slashed” down below both look like they forgot their pants. And they both look freezing cold. It’s winter, people! I know you want to look cool, but didn’t your mother tell you to wear a hat and a scarf when you go outside? See Rei above.
I agree that many people really can’t coordinate colors or don’t understand them. Wearing all black takes that issue off the table, but it’s giving up which is kind of sad. Also, if everything you own is black I guess you have unlimited combinations…
One other practical idea about all black in winter in NYC: The city can get unbelievably gross this time of year.
There’s often unpredictable slush/sleet/snow/rain and all sorts of nastiness on every street corner. Let’s not even talk about the subway (although I doubt this woman ever rides the subway.) Certain colors are less practical. I always laugh when I see people in white parkas in New York and think, good luck…
Black IS the new black! And that goes whether you’re in Washington or NYC. She totally rocks this look. The main thing about the ensemble is the proportions. She has it exactly right. The tights look like Wolford (to Anonymous, above)to me. For the record, I live in Sydney and I wear black. But I manage to stay cool all year round.