As has been said a number of times a beautiful woman can practically wear rags and look wonderful. (I don’t think the same can be said for men.) She has great understated style and there is certainly something about a young lady on a bike in the city. I’d love to get her phone number.
Anon. 12:36, that’s really it, I think. If a body can look fresh and crisp and not the least bit wilted, it’s hot weather wear done right — and then if the proportions are perfect for the frame, and the colors perfect for the skin and hair … well, it makes me feel better just to look at her!
12:15 PM: ah, her outfit may be not-too-terribly-inspiring without the hat, but she is indeed wearing it! Unusual hats are great and everyone should wear more. I like the orange tones with her dark, evenly cropped hair, too. Her style looks laid-back and refreshing and reminds me of the beach where my dad used to live.
If I had just seen each individual clothing piece that this girl is wearing (in the top photo) in a store I would think ‘eh…’ but all together, on this woman, these seemingly mediocre pieces just work naturally and create a brilliant aesthetic.
The pefect illustration of American sportswear done right. Perfect for summer cruisin’ in the city or at the beach or in the mountains.
And — THAT is the perfect type of city cruisin’ bike. Without messin’ with gears or hand-brakes, she can balance on the stopped bike. Sitting down with her feet on the pedals ready to go when the light changes. (I learned how to do that when I lived in Amsterdam).
And that’s what’s Style is all about, elle said… She’s got basic clothes but that one fabulous item takes her look into the stratosphere. What’s she going to wear on a bike that’s more practical than a pair of shorts? A miniskirt and heels?
Correction, two fabulous items: add a great pair of legs. Point being, folks, she didn’t get by catching cabs all her life. So quit envying and get out there cycling (with a helmet on)!
What’s interesting about this is that her clothing choices are about line and silhouette–the clothes as discreet elements aren’t really important (except for the hat, but even that is an integral part of the silhouette). It’s interesting to see people who do this, while with other people you photograph, it’s about an amazing piece of clothing or a great hair style. She obviously knows that what makes her unique and beautiful are her proportions. She could look gangly or gawky in another kind of outfit.
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