Thursday, April 3, 2008

On the Street…..Midtown, NYC


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  1. horst

    April 3, 2008 at 8:16 am

    oh i love these h&m leggings
    i wanted lynn to buy them but unfortunately they just ahd big sizes left…

  2. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Kind of cute in an 80′s way, but I think flats would have worked better.

  3. Gabriela

    April 3, 2008 at 8:33 am

    This girl is so pretty… What an amazing blond hair! She doesn’t really need to dress well to look great, but anyways I think she could do better… Everything is OK, the cardigan, the shoes, even the bag, but those leggings… IMHO, they’re just ugly…

  4. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 8:45 am

    I like her shoes but I am just not feeling those tights.

  5. Erin

    April 3, 2008 at 9:08 am

    yuck and sloppy. There is nothing attractive about this. There is a difference in the current leggings look of layers and soft fabrics and this horrid, thrown together example. I wonder if she thought the shoes justified her leaving her home looking like this.

  6. marchingbandemporium

    April 3, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Very funky leggings! Love the combination with the cardigan. Gives them both a different dimension.

    Looking at her face and hair, you wouldn’t necessarily expect her to wear those clothes, which adds to the effect.

  7. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Dear Sart.

    Please, no trendy hipsters.

  8. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 9:36 am

    she looks really relaxed and comfortable, i like that.
    those leggings are so fun i think i need them! does anybody know whether they are vintage one offs or if i could buy them online somewhere? (i’m from australia)

    - sarah

  9. Moi

    April 3, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Pretty girl, but . . . it looks like she just rolled out of bed hence the PJ-looking leggings, men’s/boyfriend’s sweater and the too-long hair. I can’t see a personal style or any effort.

  10. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Welcome to the 80s.

    Wow, if you thought the leggings looked bad on the girl from Yale. These are terrible.

    She’s young enough to know better.

  11. laia.

    April 3, 2008 at 10:05 am

    I hate leggings as pants, but I’m totally digging her look. Maybe it’s because the leggings are a little loose? The cardigan seems like a really really nice fabric so maybe that’s also why I like it. This is confusing me.
    She looks great.

  12. Siret

    April 3, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I like it, but I don’t love it. It’d okay but kind of the way everyone looks @ the moment. But anyway, you’ve got a breahttaking beauty captured in this photo;)

  13. Maya

    April 3, 2008 at 10:34 am

    I have no problem with the legggings, hair or shoes, but I’d prefer the cardigan picking up a colour for the leggings.

  14. Jerome O'Brien

    April 3, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Ok, Seriously? Who could actually like those leggings except for maybe a 67 year old teacher from Iowa? They’re a throw back in a BAD, BAD way. I think this girl is LOVELY TIMES 10, but nothing about this outfit works for me. The shoes are alright, but the bag and sweater are both just very bland.

  15. miss cavendish

    April 3, 2008 at 10:52 am

    This lovely young woman has oodles of potential, but the primary-color patterned leggings don’t work. Plain and simple.

  16. Jack Daniel

    April 3, 2008 at 10:53 am

    what a pretty, pretty girl!!

  17. Miriam

    April 3, 2008 at 10:57 am

    I think the sweater works because it matches to well with the heels. Those leggings are a bit too much for me, but if I were as gorgeous as her I would probably try something that wacky every now and then. Fashion shouldn’t be safe.

  18. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Let’s see how many commenters can come up with something nice to say about this!

  19. Bud

    April 3, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Love it, man. I thought only Dutch people dressed like that. Whoa!

  20. leslieanne

    April 3, 2008 at 11:10 am

    I like that she looks causal, yet put together, but I can’t get on board with those leggings (or the purse)

  21. Mona

    April 3, 2008 at 11:13 am

    wow those are some aggressive leggings. i’m not really feeling them…love the bag and the grandpa sweater though? i think my old geometry teacher used to sport one like that every day.

  22. Ken

    April 3, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Those tights! They bring to mind Xuly Bet from the early 1990s.

  23. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 11:25 am

    The girl is very pretty and has a mode figure but… where is the sartorial brilliance in this outfit? Looks like she borrowed the cardigan from her dad and the leggings will look good only on a toddler.

  24. Claire

    April 3, 2008 at 11:31 am

    J’adore. And the bag is the perfect touch. It’s a wee bit too hipsterish but the gorgeous hair and the ‘sensible’ briefcase take it out of the ordinary

  25. Caterina

    April 3, 2008 at 11:33 am

    I like the bulged out knees. even if those leggings have a tasteless pattern. beautiful bag. great legs!

  26. applebrownbetty

    April 3, 2008 at 11:34 am

    girl got neck!

  27. Liz

    April 3, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Cute face and bold girl. Mister Rogers meets Pretty in Pink meets NYC biz woman. The outfit’s gotta go!

  28. Veronique

    April 3, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    I used to have some awesome colourful leggings from way back. The lycra finally gave up last summer. I’m so sad. I would love to find another pair: something Pucciesque.

  29. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    reminds me of the early 90th in Norway :-) funny and refreshing on a beautiful girl who may not take herself to seriously…

  30. Susanna

    April 3, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    I wondered what happened to that sweater I lost at the gym 10 years ago, and now here it is! At the time, I was only a little upset that I lost it, since I figured it was out of style anyway. Who knew it would come back in so soon? I should’ve checked the lost & found.

  31. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    I feel like only this girl could pull this off. C’mon, she’s young and adorable! Groovy leggings, groovy hair, groovy bag.

  32. katie

    April 3, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    This shouldn’t work, but somehow it does!
    However, i’m not so sure this would work as well if she weren’t so pretty anyway.

  33. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    This is freakin awesome! LOVE IT.

  34. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Beautiful girl, really ugly leggings.

  35. The Hundred Dresses

    April 3, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    What’s wrong with you people. The leggings are fantastic. Black leggings are passe for sures, but I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more fantastic leggings out and about. They are just toooo comfy to give up. Leggings are the new jeans. Jeans are dead!

  36. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    So Vanessa Huxtable

  37. partyended

    April 3, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    I like it, but I also think it would’ve probably looked better with flats.

  38. AnonymousJK

    April 3, 2008 at 1:20 pm


  39. Frida

    April 3, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Oh I love that bag and those tights, they are from H&M right?

  40. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    She’s an intern for TEEN VOGUE!

  41. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Ah, the perogative of youth and long legs to wear horizontal bands across the widest part of the thigh!

  42. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 1:42 pm


  43. Jacq

    April 3, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Those leggings are absolutely hideous.

  44. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Sart why did you gravitate towards her instead of running full-speed the other way?

  45. lis

    April 3, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    She’s a beautiful girl, but I just can’t wrap my mind around those leggings. Regardless, I admire her verve.

  46. metscan

    April 3, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    I´m a bit surprised that there are so many negative comments posted,cause this time I decided to be real open minded and in my opinion since the girl is so pretty and the leggings fit nicely with the background -so why not!

  47. km

    April 3, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    i have been drooling over those henrik visbikov leggings for weeks. she looks great, but i feel like the oversized cardigan + leggings look is a little overplayed.

  48. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Have to agree with those not liking the leggings – if something like those ever made its’ way into my place, it would end up in the Goodwill bin for sure.

    But even the ugly leggings do not detrack from this girl’s prettiness…

    ~ Miss Mary

  49. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    She looks like one of those paper toys where you can mix and match the head, torso, legs, and feet of various characters and she’s been all mixed up, the princess head, the grandpa torso, the clown legs, and the diva feet. In that way this outfit interesting since it is playing with expectations.

  50. jana

    April 3, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    effortles, funny, comfy!

  51. playing fashion

    April 3, 2008 at 3:57 pm


  52. Erin

    April 3, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    What a beautiful girl who has enough confidence to have a LOT of fun with dressing herself. This looks like an ironic take on the often bland layers of the uniform leggings + sweater. Good eye, Sart!

  53. Lorentzo*

    April 3, 2008 at 4:03 pm


  54. malingyun

    April 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    It takes guts to pull this off! The mishmash is provocative, and she looks gorg. It’s right in my book.

  55. vintage &stardust

    April 3, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    I love love love this girl and most of all I love her hair:)

  56. Margo Channing

    April 3, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Those leggings make my soul cry. Blah.

  57. nicole

    April 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    The hair, the cardi, the bag, the shoes=yummy

    The crazy 80′s crayola leggings=nooooooooooooo

    (I guess it’s just painful when you have to live through these things twice)

  58. danielle

    April 3, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Someone took the opening credits from Saved by the Bell and translated it into leggings! Love it!

  59. ashley

    April 3, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    I love this girl I can’t believe people are hating on her outfit and like he cheesy Yale girl. Her look is way more interesting.

  60. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    I think she exudes a kind of eccentric sophistication. Anyone could throw together a cardigan over regular leggings but she took this look to a whole new level.

    The sweater and shoes were made to match, the bag isn’t overtly trendy, and the loose fitting leggings give it some funk. The fact that everything is neutral and BAM! there’s your color is pretty sick, and her hair looks so relaxing.


  61. Jael Paris

    April 3, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    I remember a boy in my fifth grade class with Hammer pants in that pattern. Maybe she’s younger than me, but I’m not into wearing the same things I wore in grade school.

  62. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    style isn’t about how young, old, or pretty someone is. i think it’s more about knowing what looks good on you. this girl knows what looks good on her. very cool.

  63. mbb

    April 3, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    I like that she’s brave, but I’ll have to agree with the previous posts about about the 80s leggings. I like how she tames her outfit with the grey and white combo on the top though. And props for a great sense of proportion!

  64. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Umm.. a little crazy for my taste, but why is she standing so awkwardly?

  65. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Not feeling this. I prefer to see outfits that are chic enough to look good on anyone who wears them, not silly trends that only look good on the young, thin and beautiful. I expect this from the plethora of hipster street style sites out there, but not you, Sart.

  66. cbkphotos

    April 3, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    those tights are soo early 90′s and so M.I.A!
    its cute!

  67. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    i definitely had those same leggings when i was 7.

  68. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    i agree with the people who like her outfit. does anyone know who makes her bag? is it a miu miu?

  69. Virginia

    April 4, 2008 at 1:17 am

    Normally I wouldn’t be a fan but I am! Her neutral-colored, tame top provides good balance for those wild leggings…though the shoes are a bit too matchy-matchy with the sweater for me and I would prefer a ponytail. Disparaging comments towards her leggings are expected but kudos to her for being bold.

  70. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 2:16 am

    sam looks cute.
    her bag looks great her shoes look great the tights look great, even if they are an h&m knock off of a henrik vibskov print.
    everyone who doesn’t like them probably had fat thighs.

  71. gamze

    April 4, 2008 at 2:53 am

    come on people be a little adventurous! this girl would make me smile if i saw her on the street on a rainy day, and even that is reason enough to justify those leggings!

  72. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 4:33 am

    i personally do not like leggings at all. i guess some people can really carry off the look. this girl can certainly wear leggings, but the prints are really quite frightening. Love her bag & wedges though.

  73. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 6:16 am

    The idea of leggings? Fine. These particular leggings? Nightmarishly ugly. The other images here that I haven’t liked have at least embodied a particular train of thought or a different style about them. That stimulation is part of the great pleasure of reading these pages.
    However this is simply the ugliest outfit I’ve ever seen here. I’m quite horrified by the though that we might see this very, very unattractive look again – it was bad enough first time round when this pretty young girl was not even a twinkle in someone’s eye. Please, somebody, save her!

  74. Nina

    April 4, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Woho, the tights from HM. My country ;)
    They look really good in this picture!

  75. Sharona

    April 4, 2008 at 11:46 am

    I think a lot of what makes fashion such an art is knowing what you can and can’t wear, even if it looks fabulous or terrible on someone else. With legs like those, I imagine this girl knows she’s got options! Like many other commenters, I don’t love the pattern on the leggings, but do love the idea and the nerve behind it, willing to express it. She looks beautiful. I think the greatest elements in this outfit is that sweater, that bag, those legs(did she get those at H&M too? I’d like a pair) and her fabulous hair.

  76. redderthanever

    April 4, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    i have that bag! i never think to wear it with the longer strap, though! ah, new inspiration! thanks, sart!

  77. Anonymous

    April 5, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Those leggings are Henrik Vibskov, aren’t they? I think she’s tall enough to pull it off. I’m surprised so many people who commented thought those leggings were ugly. I think they’re fun, though she could’ve gone all the way Vibskov replaced the upper part with more colors/patterns. Anyhow she’s very pretty and looks very good as she is in the picture.

  78. Belle

    April 5, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    leggings are not pants (in most cases!) i think this could have been amazing…just not now.

  79. Anonymous

    April 5, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    i like the baggy look of the leggings…

    but no one has mentionned that they do not go with the shoes at all. this outfit would look much better with flat brogues a la agnyness deyn.

    this look jarrs because the rest of the outfit is too plain. is this really her own style?

  80. allie wu lin

    April 6, 2008 at 1:41 am

    I LOVE THESE PANTS! she is definitely rockin them, and Most couldn’t.

  81. Kara

    April 6, 2008 at 9:07 am

    I like that I can look at the photo and know it’s all intentional. She wasn’t duped into these leggings, she meant to wear them.

    Still, there’s something about fashion I’m trying to come to terms with. These leggings are straight up 1988, in my view. (Then again, I was a 3rd grader in a small, midwestern town in 1988, so I could be off by a few years!) I understand how looks can be INSPIRED by previous decades and movements: I love it when disco, Elizabethan, bohemian styles ripple through a designer’s line, or even pop fashion. But when there’s a simple replication of a very dated style it seems far less like fashion innovation and a lot more like copying or just kind of a joke. Is it just that the 80s are too close to home for me? Or is this a fair critique.

    Whether or not I like the leggings, she is a beautiful girl and can, thus, wear whatever she pleases!

  82. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 1:08 am

    are we in a time leap? this is exactly what I wore in the early 80ies, apart from the fact that my hair is dark. I loved it then, not sure what to make of it now…

  83. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 8:49 am

    I saw Kate Moss last week in Malibu at 7:00am wearing the same ensemble; cardigan & leggings (hers were bright flowers on black) tucked into tall black leather boots. I didn’t like hers either.

  84. DPD

    April 8, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    What a lissome young beauty!

  85. zoe

    April 8, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    She has guts, beautiful hair and such an ease to not match.
    I love it because I can’t get my head around it.

  86. leila grace

    April 9, 2008 at 1:49 am

    this is almost the same outfit that i wore today, even down to the long stringy hair! faux denim leggings from american apparel + dad’s dior sweater + plain tee + grandma’s old purse + a pair of oxford heels from forever21. that’s my reciepe for a lazy day outfit.

    people need to chill out on the whole leggings as pants thing. its comfortable and easy. just make sure that the bum is covered, or else it is just tacky in my opinion.

    i rather go out like that than wear juicy couture sweats or my pj pants like many girls at my school opt to do.

  87. Kristina

    April 9, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Oooh, I used to dress exactly like this when I was in art school in the late 1980s, and I’m still embarrassed about it.

    Since she seems to be about 6″ tall and has long blonde hair, though, I guess it looks OK.

  88. DBCoopernicus

    April 9, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Totally hot outfit! Love the tights with the heels!

  89. Fred

    April 13, 2008 at 2:22 am

    Pretty girl

  90. Anonymous

    April 13, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    shes a former teen vogue intern, she looks great, totally played down the leggings with the cardigan,
    haters be damned

  91. Fian

    April 18, 2008 at 6:36 am


  92. Anonymous

    April 23, 2008 at 1:23 am

    this lacks any source of creativity, and is quite a boring look.

    pretty girl, icky outfit.

  93. Anonymous

    January 24, 2009 at 1:43 am

    i remember she went to high school with me in long beach, california. i admired her style. she graduated from high school with a 4.0 GPA last i heard she is at columbia

  94. Erik

    February 15, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Decades ago, bodybuilders at my gym used to wear pants like that, except they were loose.

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