Interesting comment , Sart. I don’t think it’s an easy look to pull off but this lady does so with ease and elegance. I love her colour palette and the way her the jacket lining of the rolled up sleeves echoes her satin skirt. the flipped up collar pulls it all in. Really nice combination of textures and colours.
The rolled sleeves emphasize the fact that it looks too big, although it would probably look sillier with the sleeves down. I’m sure a lot of people will love it, but imagine the response to a man’s jacket shoulder seams hanging part-way down his arm. I KNOW, it’s an appropriated man’s style to begin with so it makes more visual sense that it’s oversized on a woman. That doesn’t mean it looks good. It’s not a trend I welcome, but to each (her) own
This look is pretty “empowering” and kinda “rock n roll” cool. I like the proportions of the over-sized jacket (reminds me of the pieces worn at Balenciaga’s fall 08 runway show), the Ray Ban shades, the high-waisted skirt, and the simple white shirt. Love the sandals and even her purse is flattering. spectacular shot, once again! ^^
Great look for this transitional weather. Simple enough so as not to be too fussy, but interesting enough to want to wear around fashion week! I like when people manage to pull off things that look good, and are reasonable for moving around the city at a fast pace. Hmm ok maybe the shoes don’t fit that as much :)
No, thank you. This is not a good look for women. Its bulky and unflattering. I’m all for mixing up silhouettes but, jackets are already an extra layer of fabric, and so I believe they need to be as trim and cinched as possible, or the shape of the human being underneath is lost.
i’ve been looking at/reading your blog for a while but never left a comment. i usually have my own raw ideas about your pics but end up confused with what other people think.. confusion is good! images colours possible combinations and all that fill my mind and i find myself delving into my grandma’s closet:))i guess my taste is somehow developing. my approach to styles i used to mark as “no” is now more cautious, i look for details and if i dare, i do it now more consciously.
in other words: your blog is visually stimulating and encouraging. in my own small way, i fell i want to dress for the sake of beauty.
so thank you! s.
oh and about todays second shot: i totally agree with anonymous_8:31. this is just the way i’d like to look as a woman. combined with the hair and the shades, it’s simple and great. love the jacket- maybe not the same lenght of the skirt (?)
This certainly looks great with the oversize blazer, but I’d personally like to see it with a fitted one in this color, perhaps with a bit of a princess sleeve. I think both could look great. And what a mane!
This is exactly how I don’t want to look in the morning. To me this looks anything but pulled together. Like so many other ensembles I see the individual pieces are better than the whole look together. The skirt seems ill-fitting and doesn’t work very well with the blouse. I really don’t think she gave this a lot of thought. It looks as if she was running late and not only didn’t she have time to pull together something fresh she didn’t bother to comb her hair. The clutch and sandal are wonderful and I love the delicate detail added with the lapel pin, but over all, I just don’t think she cuts it. Was it a slow day?
This is an adequate but hardly startling look – big jacket? black and white?
For heaven’s sake where is the originality? She looks assured, intelligent and confident so we forgive her, but compare this to some of the Parisian photos from the last few months and a gaping chasm appears.
It seems pretty early 90s to me, which means we are already turning back to the last decade for nostalgia! AH. Anyways, I think she looks pretty good. I feel like this idea is better in theory, though. I get the idea that women who does this will look back in a few years and wonder what they were thinking. Well-tailored (+timeless) jackets are a little different than this look, which can border on ironic. I wonder what kind of jacket that is, I’m almost positive it’s a man’s jacket. I wonder beacuse whenever I wear my fathers jacket’s the effect is quite strange…less effortlessly chic, more 5 year old girl drowning in FaĂ§onnable
The oversized look works because she has the sleeves rolled up to display slim arms and wrists. Also she has a deep v-neck and a short skirt. It is a question of proportion, if you are going to wear something enormous you need everyone to still know you are skinny underneath. (Even MC Hammer showed his ankles, but let’s not go back there!)
I am not feeling the buttons on the front of this skirt, she could have found a skirt without buttons, would have worked better. She parashoots off those shoes at the end of the day…whoa! What a tall heel. She should have worn a different blouse or even a t-shirt with a logo, the white blouse is boring!Love that long hair, though–HB
What a versatile look! There is much to admire: the pared-down accessories, the black/brown combinations, rolled-up sleeves echoing the fabric of the skirt, zawl neck – and the white and the sandals perfect for the season. We can imagine her adapting this outfit for Fall and winter, with boots, roll-necked jerseys, wonderful stockings, contrasting colours, an overcoat. She clearly knows how to dress effortlessly and imaginatively. Her simplicity is an inspiration. Thank you for posting this one.
You have a good eye, Baronartz! I agree about the pose – and the comparison is exemplary. The truly self-confident stand as naturally as the 2 September beauty; others seem to think that twisted poses are elegant. They are not. And yet, both women are beautifully dressed in clothes that, despite many objectors, are distinctive and, on them, flattering. Both can pull off slight unconventionality or fashions that on others would look old hat or feel awkward.
I notice the recent trend including fashion shows, That is the absence of belts. I’ve seen both women and male in it. It look very casual and chic with the shirt tucked in. Gucci has the obvious style.
Takes time to get used to a “new” silhouette. Sooner or later we all do and start wearing what seemed to be downright ugly. Except ,of course, truly stylish men and women who always wear what suits them regardless of trends.
FYI…the jacket is from the s/s 08 Isabel Marant collection and the glasses are from an LA-based eyewear line called Benjamin, which was recently featured in the Times Style section. Classic, cool and chic.
When I was in a Patti Smith phase back in the 80s, I used to wear big men’s jackets. (Strangely, her face reminds me a little of PS) But I never looked so good. Nay, nay, not then, not now, not ever in this life.
I’ve been looking for a jacket like this, preferably with more shape to it (a blazer, peacoat hybrid) and I can’t say I’m a big fan of rummaging though vintage/thrift stores for one (old/used clothes kind of scare me). Any ideas where I can find one?
I think this looks great. If it was a fitted jacket it would be a boring look, and this way it’s a touch of retro, casual, and sophisticated. It might bring up back memories of bad outfits, but this this one is done right by keeping everything else streamlined and geometric.
I wonder how the jacket fits from behind. I hope it doesn’t billow out too much.
The colors, and the Amount of each color (including hers and her hair) feel just right. I’d thought as anon 4:48 did “first the boyfriends shirt..” Whatever the references to the past may be, she just looks comfortable, functional, confident and good. The RayBans restate and balance the deep color up where it wouldn’t otherwise be; and i think Are classic.
I see pain in that stance! Otherwise – it’s a really great combination on which she can ring the changes as Summer moves into Fall and Fall to Winter. She will replace white and sandals by boots and contrasting strong colours. She will always look good and some people will always nitpick.
Um, so not a fan. It’s all a bit (bad) 80s and rather sloppy looking, in my humble opinion. It’s not rare for me to see something on here that seems a bit out there, but I can almost always appreciate the look AND the fact that the person is working it well. She’s certainly working the look, I just don’t like it.
mmm, lovely oversized jackets. the 80-th are coming back… does it meen we have to be again more mature, less feminine… or we can find the gold middle – mixing those jackets with ruffled dresses and skirts?
anyway, I’ve alredy bought some in vintage stores… :)
I like the proportions of this (highwaisted skirt, low neckline, large jacket) but I think it would look better with her hair more “done” maybe back in a french twist or chignon or maybe down but more finished.