Wow, this is a bold, bold look, especially for Paris! I think the majority of us have seen all the tabloid pictures of Britney Spears (with the front pockets protruding from the bottom of her cutoffs) to even think about attempting this. I like what she’s done, though. A lot. Inevitably she pulls it off because she has long, lean legs. There is something pseudo thrown-together in her outfit. Let’s see, an 80′s-style cropped jacket, cutoffs, and bootie heels: perfect example of fashion synergy where the total is greater than the simple sum. I love her shades, they remind me of a Bottega Veneta style I have seen. The gold hardware on her purse disagrees with the outfit, and makes her look like a UES princess trying to pass as a downtown gal. It sounds as if I am complaining but I really like this look. Not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure! Jorge from W Palm Beach
This works because the over-the-top leg exposure is offset by her coverage on top. The pale boots let the length of her legs finish uninterrupted. I love the beautiful blues with black. You go girl! Do it while you can!!
If it were an American look, she’d be wearing a t-shirt with some corporate logo or funny saying on it instead of a plain black shirt and that fabulous jacket. Not sure about the boots, though. Here’s one place the overused gladiator sandals would be right at home.
She looks fantastic. call me old-fashioned but i would normally sawn off jeans are not appropriate for the city but as anon 9:39am said her top – that fabulous jacket – balances the look along with the boots. She also proves the point that expensive accessories (her bag) let you get away with if not everything, then a lot.
I’ve always found it more amusing than sexy when women wear boots with shorts – the higher the boot, the funnier it looks. But she has some HOT legs, and the shorts work for her. Now she just needs to lose the big goofy sunglasses and put a smile on that pretty face of hers.
Wow! That’s a beautiful girl and what a gorgeous jacket! I like the combo with those shorts too, but why not going all the way towards pure originality? She could do better: I’m getting a bit tired of that hudge sunglasses + trendy booties formula. Too many girls do that, and it doesn’t look genuine anymore. Wouldn’t it be a good time to look for something new? Any ideas someone?
although thorough dissection of this look may reveal that its a bit tacky, i feel like this is the most effortless look thats been on the sartorialist for a while – as if she just woke up and picked some things off her bedroom floor without thinking about it at all – and that i can appreciate
this is an unrealistic style for real life. that girl is a model who is likely five foot ten. most girls aren’t going to have legs like her. (need proof she’s a model; the girl to her right is sasha pivovarova)
mhm, if the shorts were not made up of cheap looking denim, the look would be much better. the jacket is already pretty casual-looking, together with the shorts’ casualness it’s just too much. Probably she chose she shorts for matching the jacket’s color
The word ‘tacky’ has been quite a few times here. Tacky + Irony = Cool. Personally I feel the ironic elements this girl pulls off here are her beautiful face and hair, incredible legs, enigmatic sunglasses and no small amount of attitude.
she’s hott, and i love the rest of the look, but i’m not crazy about the shorts. they look a little cheesy/slutty.
also, ever since Scott said the thing about boots that length i can’t help but notice how they fall at an unflattering part of the calf. her legs are obviously skinny, so maybe it doesn’t matter for her, but once i notice it I can’t help thinking that the proportions are weird.
This is horrible, and when is the trend of oversized sunglasses going to run its course already. I am much more interested in the sleek look of the lady in the side of the photo. To me, the main girl is boring and the shorts and boot look is way overdone.
to me the shorts are a bit off. echoing an earlier comment, there just is something off about them. i believe it has to do with the fringe and slant cut which make them the only “messy” piece worn here. i’m looking more for something polished to compliment the rest of the pieces. a hemmed and slightly longer short. can’t decide what color though. she looks great anyway. she owns the look and there is just a confidence in her stance that can pretty much override any criticism.
I’m surprised that only one person so far has commented on her suspenders(!)Personally, its not the shorts that bother me, it’s those random straps and the boots. I’ve never been a big fan of ankle boots, I think they hit the leg in a weird place and look kind of trashy. I like the idea though- with a pair of cute flats or even converse or something. Anything but those boots.
I like it. I can see how everyone sees the “teen girl” look from the 80′s and 90′s…DJ from full house. But the truth is, she makes it modern and chic. Plus, its a great look for the “it’s not summer anymore, but it’s still not fall” look. Plus, it looks like it took her 5 min. to get dress. it’s great.
jorge from w palm beach; I think they’re louis vuitton sunglasses.
I love the blazer with pushed up sleeves paired with denim cutoffs. I love the sunglasses. Most of all I love her beauty. But what I don’t love on anyone is ankle boots, especially loose ankle boots. Occasionally one of your all black french women pull it off, but these, I always feel are so unflattering. It’s a shame really, that they’re in fashion.
Some other type of short and shoe and maybe this could work, but I agree with everyone above who said boots plus cut-offs equal a very unbecoming trashy look. Brings back bad memories from a childhood spent with biker parents and their highly unfashionable friends. Just can’t take it seriously.
OK I have to say it looks good, but usually I hate jean shorts… So Southern trashy… I think the reason this works is that even though they are cut-offs they are cut low enough not to be trashy… Plus she looks like she absolutely owns this look…
After much consideration, I've decided that I love this outfit, but hate the shorts. I could see it working, if it weren't for the subtly lopsided cut and fraying of the shorts — which takes it from carelessly casual to cheap&tacky. Otherwise, I second whoever said that she's pulled this off with tremendous aplomb. Respect!
YSL jacket, Chie Mihara boots? I don’t care who she is, if it had been a denim mini rather than shorts I think the outfit would have worked 100% better. However – she’s making major bank, doubt she’d care much about my critique..!!!
in a word, “yuck.” too-short shorts with suspenders hanging down? a too-large blazer, white ugly old vintage boots and a prada purse. this whole thing is a disaster. she is trying too hard and doesn’t have any identity.
This girl looks amazing, and she def knows how to put an outfit together. She is Magdalena Frackowiak, and she is wearing and YSL blazer (SS08 collections), her handbag is Prada. Yes, the boots looks awkward, but that doesnt mean she has a great style.
She really pulls off this look well–until you get down to the ankle boots. Those spoil the whole thing. Despite her beautiful long legs, they make her look awkward. She’d have done better with a pair of sandals. Just about any other style of shoe would have worked better than ankle boots.
Laura 7:01, I just got up from the floor from laughing hysterically! You offer a very good point! Those boots and shorts scream the corner of Hollywood and Vine! I don’t think hookers in Denver would be wearing that ultra-chic blue blazer though!
I think that there is an mistakable European look to denim wearers from that continent. It is almost as though it is a caricature of Americans wearing denim. It seems to capture the Ellulian distinction between fashion and costume, with costume being the authentic style and fashion being the transitory whim of fancy.
She makes it work well. I like the blazer a lot. And she makes a good choice of wearing black and covering up on top since there is so much leg showing. I can see how that if this outfit were to be worn be someone who doesn’t have such sophisticated style it could have been trashy.
The outfit is amazing, and obviously ahead of its time, because the shorts are cut perfectly and look perfect with the jacket and boots. But the more conservative people were not yet aware of this when the picture was taken.