this is great! Very modern, simple, and a balance of masculine and feminine. Actually, to be honest, I'm really enjoying it because I look like this woman (similar face structure, haircut, etc) so I can find some inspiration in it :)
Even if we didn't live in trying and austere times (in mood if not in fact, to be sure), there is something alluring and wholly gracious in a simple ensemble in which all of the elements are well chosen and completely harmonious. Gray, black and whiskey brown, accented by just a slight bit of silver-this is a color aesthetic that is modern and classic at once, and very much in tune with the culture at large right now. In a way, it almost suggests a form of Japanese minimalism, something that should not comes as a surprise to anyone who follows fashion, since the next "big idea" will probably come from Asia.
Are they pants? She's lovely, and the pieces are perfect together, but I'd like to see her striding along in those heels. She looks so uncomfortable in them – like she can't wait to get them off. Ah, but she'll suffer for the look……..
What a great, almost 50s retro look. So Ingrid-Bergman-wholesome-sexy.
Now I must ask. Why are so many of the women portrayed here standing with their toes turned in? As a dancer I learned that a 3rd position, with the toes slightly turned out is the elegant pose. Turning your feet in distorts your whole posture. Don't mothers teach their girls anymore how to stand?
This is my favourite look in so long…so understated and yet surprising at the same time. Fabulous. I'm always more impressed by people who can work with a simple pallette and do something interesting, rather than with those who throw on an out-there dress and shoes. Terrific.
The grey T-shirt is one of the most perfect articles of clothing in the history of dressing, I swear. I own about ten of them, all cut differently, in slightly varied shades, and love each and every one. I love the effortless feel of this, knowing full well, of course, that she did indeed make an effort. But an effortless effort, if you see what I mean. Beautiful, all the way around.
I think this is the most beautiful woman in the most wonderful outfit for like ever! :) I love thoe shoes, and I adore the whole outfit, how minimalistic it is, and then the shoes takes it to a totally new level. I do not actually like the pants, but on her they look great. I really miss that black-grey era, the thing Prada started years ago, please come back, with Carolyne Besset Kennedy as an fashion icon. Less is just much more!
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Chiming in to agree with Anonymous (5:10 PM), who commented on the refreshing simplicity of this ensemble. The outfit's not shouting anything, it just emits a smooth, flowing vibe, joyfully punctuated by the toe-tingling shoes.
There is something in this life you cannot buy, no matter how much money you've got: charme. This lady is charming, her smile is inviting, her clothes fit her well, and she looks confident. What else can we add?
I second all of Lucia's comments… less is more and in this case, to be able to make something this simple look so great is real style. She is just beautiful and you Scott has an eye for finding beauty.
Yeah, I have to say that this is one of my favourite looks ever from this site (and I've been reading for several years). I love the simplicity of it. She's natural and pretty and yet she clearly knows her own shape, aesthetic. I love the way the shoes add a feeling of "vintage" to this, taking the (ugly, imho!) harem pants to another era (they almost look like the golfing bloomers that women wore in the 1920s, and this is impression is reinforced by the bobbed hair). Well done!
I love everything about this, and I mean ‘love’ and I mean ‘everything’ except the trousers.
Its fine quality and beautiful simplicity with stunning shoes………really cant go wrong………..and the trousers arent terrible, just a little odd looking for my taste, i love the material but wouldve preferred to see it turned into long trousers or a skirt