Wednesday, February 25, 2009

On the Street……Plaids & Dots, London


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  1. Kai

    February 25, 2009 at 9:13 am

    I think I love it! I need to be braver about mixing patterns — the dots and the plaid together are terrific.

  2. fashionfilosofy

    February 25, 2009 at 9:14 am

    the polka dot cardigan and the gold buttons, love the detail!

  3. Bjorn

    February 25, 2009 at 9:15 am

    golden buttons,the thing that refreshes,and gives a coat a brand new ql look.

  4. stylethread

    February 25, 2009 at 9:21 am

    plaid and polka dots make a really interesting combination. I would be curious to see it without the white trim.

  5. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    February 25, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Wow! Everything your mother told you not to match, and yet it works! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  6. Antwerp Fashion Observer

    February 25, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Love the eye for detail !

  7. Mo

    February 25, 2009 at 9:45 am

    `very creative mix, i like the length of the sleeve

  8. Rebecca Leão

    February 25, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I loved the contrast between the yellow and the deep blue! Nice shot!

  9. The Concrete Commentator

    February 25, 2009 at 10:14 am

    oooh… I love the pattern combo. Nice simple boot too.

  10. nurse bettie

    February 25, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Love the clash of the patterns/textures. Beautiful girl!

  11. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 10:24 am

    where is this coat from?

  12. Barbro

    February 25, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Interesting =)


    February 25, 2009 at 10:41 am

    oh j’adore! so elegant yeet quirky. just incredible style.


  14. Kathy

    February 25, 2009 at 11:03 am

    a curious pattern combination, love her coat!

  15. Sartorial Vancouver

    February 25, 2009 at 11:13 am

    The juxtaposition of her short-sleeved coat and long-sleeved knit make the patterns and colors in her ensemble all the more evocative.

  16. Sara

    February 25, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Lovely! Everything. And her bag maches the flowers in th background. Yellow is making a comeback.

  17. issyme

    February 25, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I love it !!! Again, just shows that if you mix prints within the same color family, it can work in real life application. This is something that I could pull off in my little town of population 3,000 and not have the sherriff come visit me for “chat ” over coffee to make sure I feel o.k. : )

    Definitely inspirational over aspirational.

  18. M A Z P E

    February 25, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    she looks so comfortable in that risky mix!!

  19. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    I absolutely love this!

  20. XAVS

    February 25, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Love it! I do it quite a lot Рthanks to Comme de Gar̤ons Рand it always looks great!

  21. amybot 2.0

    February 25, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    It’s a little busy for my taste, but the coat is fantastic.

  22. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I have this coat, its from MANGO!
    She must of changed the buttons.
    Cool yet elegant.

  23. Henry

    February 25, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    That’s what I call great buttons! Love it!

  24. sofi

    February 25, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Thank you for this (sleeve/patterns/cute gold buttons) amazing-ness!! I so love it!!

  25. The Haute-Shopper

    February 25, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Her 2 bags distract a little from the outfit, but I’m loving the gold buttons and the clash of patterns.

  26. greenjeans

    February 25, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    This is why I’m jealous of people who live in NYC. This is the kind of girl that you see, never get her name, but think about for a long time…

  27. Dominica

    February 25, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I love the mix of plaids, polka dots and stripes all in one !
    The combo of designs and fabrics always gives an interesting result !

  28. Good Girls Studio

    February 25, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Great mix of patterns. Love the three quarter length jacket!

  29. Brigadeiro

    February 25, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Love the layering of textures/shapes/patterns!

  30. princess glee

    February 25, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    2nd pic tells a great story up close and it’s great stuff for style inspiration.

  31. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    She is cool…but I am done with the three quarter sleeves. Her take on patterns is interesting but not at all sexy. Yawn.

  32. NVA

    February 25, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    creative combination….

  33. jess

    February 25, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    i love this! i think its the cutest when patterns are mixed. check out my blog!! xoxo – jess

  34. myslak

    February 25, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    what a concept – deeply intellectual in my opinion – great deal of inspirations come from this picture

  35. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Her name is Nobuko geenjeans!
    She worked in Dazed & Confused magazine when I was interning. I think she is a freelance stylist now.
    Lovely lady inside out!

  36. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I love the combination of patterns, colours and the sense of warmth.


  37. Maria

    February 25, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    The Haute-Shopper said…

    Her 2 bags distract a little from the outfit, but I’m loving the gold buttons and the clash of patterns.

    i agree! i see people like that on the street all the time, like, “oh that would make a great shot, except for the bag(s)”.

  38. tres-jane

    February 25, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    What a wonderful combination of patterns! I’m going to appropriate this immediately. :)

  39. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    fantastic. anonymous to poor bottom half drawing ones eye to the superb patterns on the jacket/sweater and those lovely unembellished hands

  40. indigo warrior

    February 25, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Thanx for the button shot! You are the man, Sartorialist!

    Maybe I’ll send you a picture of buttons one day … pretty glass ones from the turn of the last century.

  41. Deka

    February 25, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    jcrew has been doing this for years!

  42. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 1:16 am

    that is pure British girl style. others have often imitated but never quite sell it. Bgirls have it honest by way of charity shops and a little bit of who gives a fk!

  43. Christian

    February 26, 2009 at 2:17 am

    i like the texture of the coat and the size of the buttons

  44. Mademoiselle C.

    February 26, 2009 at 3:50 am


  45. john benjamin pritchett

    February 26, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Such perfection in styling. Thanks for the closeup-very inspiring.

  46. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 11:17 am


    An adorable approach to styling. So cute

  47. Daisy

    February 26, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    This isn’t working for me. There’s too much going on, but it still feels very safe/controlled. I dont know.
    I do like the yellow bag though :)

  48. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    No. Not working for me either! too messy. I prefer the navy/white dots and houndstooth pattern girl from the other week. :)

  49. Anastasia

    February 26, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I’ve seen a lot of 3/4 length sleeves this winter. I love the mix of patterns.

  50. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I would really like to see most of the peoples you pictured homes……<3

  51. Ania Wawrzkowicz

    February 26, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I love the close up shot, combination of various patterns, textures and fabrics plus the gold huge buttons ( great idea and well done for the effort of changing them!)
    Love the the polka dots!

  52. Jack Daniel

    February 26, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    I love the big golden buttons. :)

  53. Kwana

    February 26, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    I love this mix.

  54. Olviya

    February 27, 2009 at 5:50 am

    i like that matching yellow color)

  55. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    I looked at this many times before I really appreciated it.
    It’s all about the coat.
    The navy (repeated in the polka dot background) is there, the black (repeated in the layer under the polka dots, sticking out over her hands), the tan of the boots is there (which at first I’d thought was a little random, but then I saw it).

  56. Anonymous

    March 1, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I think different patterns and materials work well as long as they are from the same color family or palette. She is graceful, confident, comfortable and ready to go whereever she is headed. Nice shot, by the way.

  57. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Looking great as always!!

  58. Anonymous

    April 21, 2009 at 2:09 pm


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