Whenever my British friends come to Paris they are on the lookout for the Picasso/Gaultier sailor stripes. I always advise them to go to Saint-James (a French manufacturer, despite the name). I seldom go to Paris but I noticed recently you actually see more of those 'iconic-French' stripes in London than in Paris! Apparently, the Petit-Bateau influence!
Finding this skirt length always rather difficult to wear (can easily look too 'auntie')- unless you are tall and slim like she is. The combination of blue and grey plus stripes gives it an elegant, but relaxed feeling.
I feel as though the proportions are a little off – the length of jacket plus length of shirt plus higher ankle booties sort of make it seem as though she has disproportionately small legs. I really love the colors though!
I am a little bit heartbroken that you came to London and didn't see me and put me in your wonderful blog!! I'm only half joking! ..One day. I love the combination of the knee length skirt and ankle boots here, and the semi-translucence of the skirt, it really works. -Cerise
It seems everybody is wearing those stripes this season (including me), but this elegant young lady takes them to a whole different level with the printed scarf and the unusually bright color of her pea coat.
The top layers, especially the scarf swimming about her face, are really stunning–the way her gaze is so horizontal and the shirt's stripes peek out of her pocket. And the proportion works, but for me the weights and textures of the lower half spoil it. The clingy skirt and heavy opaque tights make the shoes look like cement blocks to me; their potential grace looks clunky instead.
Love the mix here. Great use of tonal blues, incredible shoes, and the scarf is to die for. This striped top isn't worked into "her look" as well as the young lady from NYC used hers in a shot from last Tuesday, but all the same I like the mix. The coat is a gorgeous shade of blue, very beautiful.
I agree with Anonymous 11:58 AM. I like the shoes as an independent entity, but think they mar the whole outfit. I can't get beyond the off-whiteness of the crepe soles looking "dirty" in comparison to the white striped sailor shirt. Grey suede is still a great choice if the soles were dark (which wouldn't work with the concept of these booties, which are an interpretation of the "desert boot") — then the look would be awesome, allowing the white of the sailor shirt to pop as the lightest shade.