i deeply love everything about this until the flip flops. i get that it’s totally pared-down and Dries and fabulous. i get it. but you get to the flips, and they just feel like a cop-out. cred went out the window when i espied them.
too bad :( and i’m sure that i’ll get disagreed with from here to breakfast, but i stand by my opinion. sorry, friends.
Beautiful flowing, relaxed look. Drawstring pants can be a killer, but she pulls them off well by pairing them with other simple items. For the flip flops, she probably could have pulled it off with a better constructed sandal, maybe leather. My main beef with the ones she has on is that they are green right against a different green from the pants. I like the look overall- I never can look this relaxed! Jorge from W Palm Beach
I like this…I think linen is incredibly chic. I don’t think people would be saying she’s soooo casual if the material of the fabric was different, perhaps if she was wearing crepe de chine trousers. What I think is important here is the silhouette. Of course it’s all about context, but what is appealing about this look is the cut of her clothing and the way she carries herself.
I love it! The simplicty of it all. She’s done, but not too done. Totally natural. Totally confident. This is an ideal look for me. The only thing I’d change is the flip flops but otherwise she pretty much nails it. Nice choice of colours!
how do you do it sart? do you boldly go up to the person and say, “i think you look great, can i take a picture of you?” how much time does it usually take for you to set up a shot (if there’s any setting up done at all)?
I would have never thought of pairing this shade of blue with olive. My new mission – to find a shirt like that in either colour. I’ve always adored crisp linen in summer, but it only always seems to come in neutrals or black.
I wish you would frequent Paris as often as you do Stockholm. Really I don’t understand why it’s style central atm…it’s beyond me.
When I was about 6 we had a family friend who’s hair had turned silver almost overnight when she was in her 20′s. She was so beautiful, I always dreamed of having silver hair – until my late 20′s when I realised it’s not so easy to carry off and still look young and healthy! This lady reminds me of that family friend. t.x
She manages to pull of an elasticized waist and even the loathsome flip flop (which I despise with a passion unless you’re at the beach or a spa). You know, on the right person at the right time, etc…. She is certainly the right person.
I think she’s got some gray hair happening too. I love that. With a young, pretty face and fit body like hers gray hair works. It looks like a style choice as opposed to just not knowing what to do or not caring.
I love the shirt, her collar bones, her relaxed elegance. I would definitely rock this look — but with different shoes – perhaps even leather flip flops in the Born, Soft, Clarks vein; or espadrilles or even huaraches.
Lastly, and most importantly — Please, please, please VOTE!…. God, I so wanted to bombard you with my own liberal opinions…. but I have the grace to realize this is not the arena.
Peace on earth and good style to all – that’s all I can say.
Yes, yes, the old blue-and-green question! Where does that actually come from? Blue and green should never be seen etc. Or as you say in German: Gruen und blau schmueckt die Sau. I think those two colours go so well together, it would be a sin not to combine them.
Another fantastic example to show how 90% of style and glamour is in the attitude and the beauty of the person and not in the clothes.
The same outfit in somebody else would certainly look quite dull and cheap (I had a lovely cleaning lady in the early nineties who used exactly the same outfit… and I do not think you would have posted her picture)!
The flip-flops throw off the look because they’re the wrong height and the pants can’t show off the full range of their drape. She could do something with a similar casual punch but which had a little bit of a heel. Espadrilles? Otherwise, she does pull this off well, due largely to her quiet confidence.
I’m really inspired by this woman; she looks healthy and confident and I love the simplicity of her clothes. The color choice carries the look. Also, I’d like to wear simple long hair, even after it’s gray, if I have the nerve to!
She definitely doesn’t need to colour her hair in order to look better nor younger. The fact that she embraces the natural beauty of its colour shows how much great confidence she holds. Also, why shouldn’t blue and green go together? We see those two colors together in great unison and I doubt any living, breathing person thinks that the green grass and blue sky look horrible together. The colours look earthy and simple–which is great for this look. I think the problem with the shoes isn’t that they’re flip-flops, rather that their green is different from the green of the pants, and the two colours clash. All in all, this woman is gorgeous and clearly knows how to present herself.
I love it. I love everything. It’s absolutely perfect. Dries is perfect. She looks so simple and clean, like you could almost smell the soap after she stepped out of the shower. The colors work incredibly well together, bravo!
I never would have thought I liked any outfit featuring drawstring pants, but this whole outfit looks great on her. She is a beautiful woman and looks perfectly at home in it. Lovely color combination. I’m not even bothered by the flip flops! Although they would have looked better with the pants if they were the same shade of green or maybe just all black.
the blue and green work because they are the same intensity. she has a long neck which shows off the casual shirt well.i have to agree the flip flops kill the line here. a great pair of sneakers would work, carrying the weight of the look right to the bottom.
I don’t like those flipflops at all, but other than that, our wardrobes are eerily similar. Love the colours, maybe a braided leather bracelet would’ve given it more oomph – should her obvious charm fail.
she is absoloutely beautiful. and ageless! i could not tell you what age she is. to the people who commented that she should have another hair colour, or should dye it to get rid of the grey, i think that is a really sad reflection on consumer driven values regarding beauty. Just because l’oreal tells you old is ugly doesn’t make it true. they make money out of having people try to defy time. try to think for yourself.
I don’t get it. I dislike this outfit. I love the shirt; the COLOUR of the pants; love the casualness. But I don’t like the pairing of the top with those pants, and I really don’t like the style of the pants at all. The elasticised waist creates a pleated front effect – not good. Flip-flops are not my favourite, but can look cute. I prefer to leave them on the beach.
Wow the Left Bank of Paris, one of my favorite spots for people watching and home of my favorite bookstore Shakespeare and Company. I love her business-like denim blouse mixed with he flowy army green pants. She is comfy and loves a good read.
The youthful face and grey hair is very striking, and the colors are wonderful together. I have no idea what dunce decided green and blue don’t look excellent together, but mother nature obviously disagrees. I disagree too. They compliment wonderfully.