Tuesday, January 22, 2013

On the Street…..Snow Weather, Paris

This is, by far, my favorite take on how to dress for the snowy weather.


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  1. Simbarashe

    January 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    LOVE the gloves. She’s mighty courageous to be venturing out without socks, probably Scott-inspired… but she looks chum and comfy, that’s for sure.

    • andreea

      January 23, 2013 at 2:20 am

      the shoes are camper by bernard wilhelm :)


      • iza

        January 25, 2013 at 9:17 am

        I’d die without socks

    • Jia

      January 26, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      Oh Scott, not in Canada. So not in Canada.

  2. Dani

    January 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm


  3. Luka

    January 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Oh yeah. Having grown up in a cold country I know this woman is dressed to resist the cold – note the overlapping gloves and coat sleeves. However she does it so elegantly and playful; the striped Kenzo gloves, and that cap in a wooly material. Not to mention her patterned checked coat, and those army green pants all topped with a nicely tied scarf. LOVE! You do a great job, Scott.

    • petite love

      January 22, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      I AGREE!!..

    • Martine

      January 23, 2013 at 12:40 am

      LOL! Having grown up in even colder country( Moscow, Minneapolis, Chicago) , I know that a coat that is so billowy would do absolutely nothing to keep you warm, even if the jacket underneath would break the wind, nor would that awesome Kenzo cap, which doesn’t cover your ears, and although I love the shoes, they wouldn’t keep up with actually below freezing weather for a minute, especially with no socks, but then it never gets really cold in Paris, so why would she know that? But I do love her look. Even if its only good for 40 degrees or above.

      • Isabelle

        January 23, 2013 at 5:50 pm

        Being from MontrĂ©al, I must agree ! And bare feet in shoes… brrr !

        But I like the look of Parisians in the snow. Out of their comfort zone, they get so creative.

        Funny how the way we dress for winter differs a lot from a culture to another. Even in Canada, Torontonians don’t dress like people in Quebec, even if we have a similar weather.

        (We’re best dressed. But I may be partial.)

  4. Kinga

    January 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm


  5. magdalena

    January 22, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    short sleeves and bare ankles. sorry but this is ridiculous on truly “snowy”, winter weather.

    • Name*

      January 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm

      I agree,impossible in Poland

      • Jonathan

        January 23, 2013 at 4:26 am

        That is just plain ridiculous. No socks and sneakers in snowy weather. I don’t have the words.

  6. Mr Essentialist

    January 22, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Wrapped-up and super cosy!

  7. Meaghan

    January 22, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    you know, totally inappropriately for anywhere that gets frequent snow.

  8. Deborah

    January 22, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Always.. I loves your pictures, but…that is what had inspired you this look??? :o

  9. Love cake

    January 22, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    What statement is she making,by not wearing socks?

  10. zambullida

    January 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Beautiful image full of style and joy.

  11. Marta

    January 22, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I am not a big fan of flat caps … but I like the jacket ! and … she has bare ankle !!


  12. bramka play

    January 22, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Proper clothes when it’s so freezing outside, just like in always snowed-in in January Poland :)

  13. Lelli Family

    January 22, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Agree Scott,coat is beautiful

    Lelli, italian fashion family

  14. Gary

    January 22, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Yes! I love it! This is fun, and warm. Perfect snow outfit!
    (I adore the shoes but how odd to see her ankles!)

  15. greenclothing

    January 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    She looks great, down to the shoes!

  16. Laura

    January 22, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Great look, but I can feel the cold on her ankle!


  17. Elwira

    January 22, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Uhhh, socks seem uselesssss ;)

  18. liz

    January 22, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    great kenzo hat!!


  19. elenadehados

    January 22, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Me chifla! pasando de todo y feliz sintiendo el momento !! pero ooohhh no lleva calcetines que frĂ­o!!!

  20. RFO

    January 22, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I don’t understand why people can’t accept that naked ankles are as naked faces or do you wear burkas or something?! God, this girl is in Paris not in the Pole!!!
    Seriously… This look is amazing and totally openminded!

  21. Anne-Sophie

    January 22, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Confortable et magnifique tenue ! j’adore l’allure de ce vĂŞtement Ă  carreaux et la casquette lui va Ă  ravir !

  22. Naomi

    January 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Its interesting how we all see style…if I hadn’t analyzed the image I would have said she’s dressed weird (having considered the weather). But I must stay after actually looking at what she’s got on I really like her jacket…and she doesn’t look weird. But she neeeds socks! Lol
    Glad its not that crazy cold in South Africa…

  23. Nahtan

    January 22, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    such a cool outfit! looks like she’s having a lot of fun in the snow!

  24. chloe

    January 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Well the bare ankles are key to making this look work, rare is the picture of a chic lady without some skin on show somewhere. Add socks and she’d be a bit frumpy (but also warm ;-) )

  25. Kip

    January 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    She looks great, but she’s wearing no socks, which may be why she seems to be grimacing a bit.

  26. Anastasios

    January 22, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Great layered look indeed! Cool Bernhard Willhelm sneakers too!
    How was it in FOAM today in Amsterdam?
    Unfortunately I missed you.


  27. Aeudet

    January 22, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Her ankles must be freezing!!

  28. helene

    January 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    great picture , she seems so happy and warm… eventhogh she doesn’t wear socks !!!!

  29. lindy702

    January 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Wonderful layers and candid image…great style even in inclement weather.

  30. Lindsey

    January 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Love the checked jacket and gorgeous wool scarf

  31. Ourosh

    January 22, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Neat! Love the gloves…

  32. Nico

    January 22, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Love gloves and cape!


  33. Denis

    January 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    On a ice cold night, it was good to meet you in person at the Foam Gallery.
    Look at your headshot


  34. Julia

    January 22, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    I really need to know where to get a plaid cape/coat like that.

  35. CĂ©sar

    January 22, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Great Work.. Lovely ones

  36. TJames

    January 22, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Those shoes! What are they?

  37. Sona

    January 22, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Please, better go back to New-York. Most people will be happy to see New-York photos

  38. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    January 22, 2013 at 5:57 pm

  39. James W

    January 22, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    If you mean that in an amused sort of way, I suppose I agree. She looks like a fashion model who’s been assigned to clean-up duty, but doesn’t know how to dress for such an occasion.

  40. Chris

    January 22, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Is this for real?

    She looks like a hobo. Is this really what is considered fashionable to wear for winter weather? Not to mention the lack of socks, how is that warm?

    • spelljean

      January 25, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      I agree, hobo for sure. Its just a plain mess to me. I love most of the pics on this blog, but not this one! I think most outfits have to look just a tiny tad contrived, so they look deliberate, but this looks thrown on without much thought.

  41. yiakou

    January 22, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    what? “yeah!!… to everyone”!! there are snows, but she know’s how to dressed up!! the fact that there are few small flakes of snow in the air does not mean it does and cold! beautiful, clever fashionable and pretty confused smile.

  42. Rebecca

    January 22, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Can’t believe she passed up a colourful/patterned sock opp! Imagine a flash of red or turquoise argyll… Glad to see proper shoes taking their rightful place though.

  43. Rhoda Wong

    January 22, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    love how she’s not afraid to just throw everything on!


  44. Made in Ipanema

    January 22, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Where are the socks? She must be cold!!


  45. bon

    January 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    agreed! throw being ‘glamorous’ to the freezing cold wind.
    boot up, add some plaid and kenzo then your reading to roll.


  46. Jen

    January 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Love this! Nice to see that we can stay chic and playful (yet functional) during the snowy weather!



  47. TM

    January 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    So cool! My favourite picture for a long while!

  48. K

    January 22, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Socks wouldn’t really change the look. I think that not wearing socks is just stupid. The rest is fun.

  49. john b pritchett

    January 22, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Add me to the “what! Bare ankles?” responses. She looks a bit clunky. Nice photo, though!

  50. niza

    January 22, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    I really like this outfit, but she’s got to be freezing, that face, these ankles!!

  51. Joy

    January 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Those pants look super comfy! And i love the cape / jacket!!

  52. Dogwalk

    January 22, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Somebody told that only real women can face winter without socks!


    • Martine

      January 23, 2013 at 12:41 am

      Sure..a Paris winter, no problem.

      • niza

        January 23, 2013 at 5:12 am

        As far as I know Paris snow is as cold as any other snow ;)

  53. lauren at adorn la femme

    January 22, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Hi Scott,

    I would love to see your readers gather together in one giant stadium because they would all be so impeccably dressed down to the very last thread! I know this to be true because almost every one pointed out the “bare ankles” in this post!!! No minute detail will ever be overlooked by your fastidious collective consciousness of loyal followers~including me!! Hehe!

    -Lauren at adorn la femme

  54. Susie

    January 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    So many layers – perfect for snow – but not enough shoe!

    Sea and Swank

  55. milex

    January 22, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    I like the photo, don’t like the outfit.

  56. Tommy

    January 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    The future

  57. Buki of James1542

    January 22, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Super chic despite the chill….but no socks? Brave gal!

  58. Kate

    January 22, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Even in the snow, the French are still the chicest people in the world!



    • niza

      January 25, 2013 at 4:42 am

      I’m not sure about that.

      • Martine

        January 26, 2013 at 7:21 pm

        I don’t really buy that either.

  59. Marla Martenson

    January 22, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I love the snow. I lived in Chicago for many years and loved to be able to wear my beautiful sweaters and boots! This is a great photo.

  60. monalisa

    January 22, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    As someone who knows what its like to dress when its really cold -20 to -30, this isn’t it. I suspect its not really that cold — she didn’t bother to put on socks — and she threw on a poncho, big scarf and gloves. She is dressed more for style than warmth.

  61. dojoandme

    January 22, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    i’d add some sox though.

  62. Ross

    January 22, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    gloves and hat did it for me, casual photo, nice style

  63. Emily

    January 22, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    No socks? That’s just not realistic no matter how cute you look. But maybe our frigid Canadian winters have me jaded…

    • Not in the real cold.

      January 23, 2013 at 12:45 am

      I actually had a friend from Italy and France( she lives in both variously) visit me once in the winter. It was so unspeakably funny what a wuss she was I still laugh about it. But at least she was smart enough to know what she could handle. Cold weather can be dangerous. So, no this is just for when its just bellow freezing and snowing. Not to mention when it gets really cold, gloves don’t help. You just keep your hands in your sleeves or pockets and wait until you get indoor to do anything. I know first hand. Its 14 bellow outside right now. So..come on, no BS.


    January 22, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Great silhouette. So unexpected.


  65. Margaret

    January 23, 2013 at 12:26 am

    OMG. she looks just like my 80-year-old Korean mother. but just a little bit more chic… LOL
    Thank you, Scott!

    • Martine

      January 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm


  66. Martine

    January 23, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Ok..She looks so adorable, and the Kenzo stuff is starting to grow on me. Its bright and fun and uplifting. Its great outfit for warmer snowy weather. After all, its usually NOT so cold when it snows, the cold comes later. So it IS good for snowy weather. I love that she is making the most of it.

  67. Rachel D

    January 23, 2013 at 1:07 am

    What I like so much about her sans-sock statement is the fact that it probably isn’t a statement at all. Thats the beauty of the Sartorialist, these are everyday people who do in fact dress for everyday life.
    And sometimes people just don’t have time to dig out their snow-socks.
    Imperfection is a truly nice thing to see on a fashion blog

    Rachel from Alaska

  68. Isa tout simplement ...

    January 23, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Great look !

  69. Timothy

    January 23, 2013 at 2:13 am

    The shoes; Bernhard Willhelm for Camper and quite possibly the most inappropriate footwear choice for the following reasons:

    1. The shallow tread pattern would be treacherous on icy surfaces.

    2. The cavities created by the wave of rubber in the sole hold snow which would melt once indoors (this is evident in the photo).

    3. The shoe is a cemented construction which perform poorly in wet conditions in the long run.

    4. The shoe incorporates mesh panels.

    Should have spent the same dough on a pair of Diemme.

  70. une chatte grise

    January 23, 2013 at 2:39 am

    First the woman wearing loafers in the snow, now sorta-sneakers and bare ankles in the snow… I don’t get it. Why not wear a pair of real boots?

  71. Lynn

    January 23, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Did Kenzo sponsor this post? I don’t think truly stylish people need to look like a billboard.

  72. Pekka

    January 23, 2013 at 3:48 am

    Hehe… lovely :-)

  73. The slow pace

    January 23, 2013 at 4:02 am

    I have to say that I don’t think those shoes and those bare ankles would survive a walk in the snow… I walk everyday 30 minutes in the snow to get to my office (I love walking in the snow: the bright crispy air, the peace of the total white look of the city…) but I need boots that almost cover my knees!!!

  74. Eva

    January 23, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Haha, the perfect outfit! LOve the checked coat!


  75. berenger

    January 23, 2013 at 4:14 am

    She has a wonderful silhouette and I love the plaid cape. However this is most certainly not what I would describe as snow wear. The cape offers no protection and would be damp and therefore horribly cold very quickly. Also the well documented sock situation. It’s snowing here in the UK and I can’t imagine going out without socks aaaaarrrrgh the idea of it! I hope she doesn’t get chill blames. But she does look wonderful.

  76. Sevan

    January 23, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Should we have a debate about the “no socks” issue ???

    • Darrell

      January 23, 2013 at 8:13 am

      I bet she knew that she would only be walking a few feet from her car or cab. And she knew there was a hot towel waiting inside. Perhaps even a nice foot massage, too, if a nice person like me was inside.

  77. topo

    January 23, 2013 at 8:53 am

    It looks okay in an ugly sort of way, but it isn’t cold weather dressing. It’s dumb.

  78. Linda

    January 23, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Who made the jacket? I’ve had that in mind for a piece of fabric gifted to me many moons ago….

    Love your work Scott, even in Calgary Alberta you’ve got fans!

  79. maria lucia

    January 23, 2013 at 11:20 am

    i just adore this, adore adore…i live in peru and we are in the middle of summer here, and called my boyfriend in madrid to tell him i’m going to visit while it’s snowing…this girl made me wanna take all my winter clothes out of the closet

  80. Lanhua

    January 23, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Its the “its-so-cold-I’m-gonna-wear-all-my-clothes-at-once” look. Been there. Its somehow quite liberating!

  81. Carolyn

    January 23, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Somehow, I’m oddly in love with this. It looks as though the cold caught her by surprise and she put on the warmest things in her closet. Yet, the randomness is what makes this outfit so fun and playful. Personally though, cold ankles are the worst

  82. hk

    January 23, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    She ran out of the house. No socks!

  83. kk

    January 23, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    would love to know who made the pants.

  84. anonymous

    January 23, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I agree with most of the posts here, in that she would not last in ‘real cold’. I live in Calgary Alberta and right now we are enjoying a ‘mild’ winter, one which doesn’t include -30 degree C temperatures for a week at a time. I wear big parkas with goose down and large clumpy boots that will stick to the ice and not let me fall. When I get inside, I roast, and have to strip everything off in overheated buildings. Hah!

  85. Sidney

    January 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    bare ankles? Don’t think so…

  86. Patrice F

    January 23, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I understand that this photo exhibits warmth but it hardly radiates grace! It looks like she may have rolled out of bed and put on some overly trendy freebies that she got while working in PR. I believe in grace, elegance and putting oneself together. I hardly see this here! I feel exhausted looking at it, not to mention I can almost smell her feet while looking at it! I am certain about how the women in Paris are chatting about her as she walks about presenting her self in this “I don’t care” manner yet she is too self-conscious and confused on how to properly dress herself. This shouldn’t be celebrated!

  87. Twinsissa

    January 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    why do people make such a big deal over no socks?????

    • Isabelle

      January 23, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      For the same reason someone wearing a fur hat or ski gloves at a hot and sunny beach would look odd, even if the wearer would claim to be comfortable that way.

      • twinsissa

        January 25, 2013 at 9:50 pm

        But the rest of her looks warm. A fur coat on the beach would look stupid and the person would faint, but no one will notice the socklessness if she’s walking fast lol

  88. Twinsissa

    January 23, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    This is how I’d be dress in the cold and I live in New England. I absolutely hate dressing for winter. Even when I go outside I don’t put socks under my boots. I deal with the consequences later. I quickly warm up when I get inside of wherever I’m going.

    I hate winter. I hate bulky coats. I hate covering up my clothes. Scarves make me feel stiff. I hate hats. I hate gloves. I like being free of all those things and just being able to leave the house without all that extra stuff.

  89. jill

    January 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Not a fan. I get cold just looking at her exposed ankles. I think there are numerous more hats that she could wear. I agree with Scott on almost everything, but I cannot agree with him on this.

  90. bellsbells

    January 23, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    The only thing this outfit really has going for it is the Bernhard shoes (gorgeous). And yeah, as someone above pointed out, the bare-ankles-in-the-snow look is clearly cab to curb only.

  91. Le Barbe

    January 24, 2013 at 4:11 am

    No socsks in the snow, this non sense!

  92. Mazy

    January 24, 2013 at 6:09 am

    She looks good, but (except for the scarf) the outfit does not look warm, way too draughty!

    But what would I know? I’m on 2 pairs of socks for the London snow & when it’s this cold, I don’t care how I look, I just want to be cosy!

  93. Jennifer

    January 24, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I love the overall look! The cape is wonderful! I live in Toronto and we are currently under a cold weather alert (three days and still going strong!) I find the colder months really inspire a layered look with mixes of both masculine and feminine pieces, as seen here. I can’t seem to stop myself from obsessing over flat lace up boots, plaid blazers, wool capes and men-inspired overcoats.

    On the sock or no sock debate; I’ve never been a fan of cold-weather shoes without socks because I like my feet to be extra cozy. My mother, on the other hand (who loves fashion as much as I do!), rarely ever wears socks. To each his own! ;)

    Love your blog and am hopelessly addicted.
    Cheers! xo

  94. C'est La Vie - Dani (;

    January 24, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I think some people are missing the point here, I do not follow your blog on a daily bases but from what I’ve seen from here and there it seems that Scott focuses on interesting looks rather than “what should be”, he finds beauty where others may not see it and that is what I think is great about this woman and her outfit not whether is “the right” clothing for freezing weather. So much time is spend on “what should be” that people forget to see beyond their own noses sometimes. But again everyone is entitled to their own opinion just think some opinions are better off not written or blurted out.

    Great shot! :)

    • Justin | The Sartorialist

      January 24, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Hey Dani,

      When I read your comment, I was very excited. It is such an appropriate observation. I don’t personally agree with certain style choices in every one of Scott’s photos but I can appreciate how interesting or unique each subject is.



    • Niza

      January 25, 2013 at 4:40 am

      Some people may just be commenting “what should be” but not all of us are in that boat. There are some “architectural” fashion facts in his photography too and sometimes it does not get harder than “what works” and “what does not work” in a capture.

  95. Le Z

    January 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Coming from a cold weather place, sorry, I have to say that you can’t dress like this on a snowy day. This hat would freeze your ear, (rule #1: when it’s cold, make sure to wear something that covers up your ears), no socks and sneakers? Not to mention those flimsy gloves. Maybe Paris has a different temperature when it’s snowing?

    Le Z – Chicago.

  96. A

    January 25, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Why are so many people complaining about the cold and weather at the same time as there seems to be a lot of bare ankles out there? Jeez, it is cold, it is winter – ever heard of boots and a big jacket? /Old proon

  97. reesa

    January 25, 2013 at 10:53 am

    she looks like she lives in maine

  98. lesfactoryfemmes

    January 27, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Really cool winter outfit!!!i love how she layers

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