another case for a great smile being the best accessory. great location too (not just the graffiti) i like the way the pillars echo the colour of her stockings and boots. an odd style choice all the same but very pretty lady.
Agree with you that this is great personal style and not may people could pull this off – even the “you re not me” on the post she is leaning on confirms this. I would be very comfortable with the shirt and shorts, but not with the tights and boots. Obviously she is very comfy and happy.
Love the lighting and background, but where is the dog?
Very insightful photo and comment that should encourage everyone to try to understand what they look good in. It’s not hard to look good in something that is in style but it is pretty hard to be original and look good at the same time.
I love the shirt and shorts and the leggings/tights and boots look great on her. For me, I would leave off the tights and boots and put it with a cute casual pair of high heel sandals. That would be fun and cute!
I can think of -one- girl who can wear this and pull it off.. except she probably would have made some changes.
The look wouldn’t be the same, in any case. This woman wears this outfit like it’s naturally a part of her and it glows with the same strength and vitality that she brings. But the person I’m thinking of would have worn it the way she wears every other outfit–as though it was thrown on without thought, and that indifference encases her outfits.
hey, sart, I looked for april french vogue at borders and b&n and neither has it shrink-wrapped with your models supplement. am so disappointed. I know it exists obviously and I see it mentioned in the table of contents under deuxieme cahier or something. and I see yr photo with the contributors. do you know what’s up with this?
Kanani, I agree with you that this is a great blog. I love practically everything I see on it, but I’m not sure why you think every “writing student” should read it. Care to elaborate? I love the high waisted shorts with the tucked in blouse and the pop of printed colour looks great with the neutral tones of the shorts. The matching boots and tights make her legs look super long and I think it’s a great tip for people who want to get that look. It creates a trick for the eyes that is very flattering. I might just try it soon.
she just radiates happiness and it is so great to see. my favorite thing about this outfit is the brightly colored shirt and that she turned the collar up ever so slightly. love it! unfortunately, i think most women would pass up the opportunity to wear such an eye popping plaid shirt. thank goodness she didn’t. i also appreciate that this outfit is so casual but she could have taken it any number of directions just with a different choice of footwear.
ok, but i can’t get over her smile. you are so lucky, so much sunshine in new york.
Just to say that your blog was commented on a Brazilian magazine. It’s The Sartorialist all over the world. Well, you deserve it, such a great work you do! P.S.: I from Brazil and don’t pass a day without check your blog. Congrats!
Really nice from waist and below – safari style with ladylike boots.Awesome smile and hair cut. IÂ´m not sure about the shirt, Good thing itÂ´s a mens shirt a blouse wouldnÂ´t fit the picture, but the colors are a bit too much I think. Who cares she is lovely anyway. C
I love the colors on the shirt, with all that neutrality for contrast and the darker brown of the belt to anchor it. I think the problem for most women replicating this wouldn’t be the color of the shirt but its untailored shape. I’d wear a tailored version in a heartbeat (which would make it totally different, I know, but I am not her, as the sign says).
Also nice to see somebody looking good without complex layering, too.
What I love is that usually, boots + tights + shorts are rock’n'roll. She makes them down to earth. And I love how crisp her shirt is. If everything were in black, it would be such a different feel, but the “preppy” elements make it so fresh. Lovely smile too!
OK, this is slightly offtopic and naive question, but: how do you hold the camera while taking a picture like this one? Simply standing up, at your and subject’s eyelevel, or lower? I really like the photos and one way of learning is imitating a master :)
Love this girl, from top to bottom. Seeing her brown tights- it’s kind of enlightenment, considering last & this season black tights/ legging so-everywhere. Her look is an inspiration and I think I’m gonna steal it.
One more thing, I’m so jealous of her great & healthy legs.
You see, Scott? Now, everyone’s happy. THIS is exactly what we are looking for on your blog: Normal people in some clothes we could eventually have, only done with great aplomb, instead of lines of fashionistas who have access to crazy stuff none of us could dream of.
Yes. Iove the utility and style of this ensemble. The mocs, the tights, the safari shorts, the belt, and the unexpected boquet on top work for me. This woman is comfortable in her own skin. She radiates the most important accessory for all stylistas – confidence.
I agree with veronique… I bet plenty of readers will be going through their closet tonight to see if they have boots that can tone down a preppy outfit or can actually pull off shorts with tights (which I didn’t want to like before this pic). Maybe it won’t work for everyone, but it definitely qualifies as inspiration.
She’s fantastic, and those boats slightly remind me to a brown verion of Phoenix’s. Not THAT bad, after all…I’m not sure if I like the setting, the ‘you are not me’ think looks too obvious, as if the photo had been prepared in advance and I like to believe it wasn’t.