Being North American, I can relate to this style, it’s everywhere in Canada. Blue jeans, a shirt and sweater over top, a casual jacket over that. The red lipstick elevates it somewhat, but yeah, this is definitely a North American classic.
I had to come back and look at this photo again because I love it so much. If I were to put on a shirt, a sweater, a jean jacket and a pea coat, I would feel like the Michelin Man having hot flashes. How do people layer so much and look so great? It’s still a mystery to me.
Well, believe it or not people from the Midwest don’t all run around in fannypacks and mom jeans. Style is style, no matter where you’re from, as this woman so effortlessly demonstrates. I’m always pleased to see a fellow Midwesterner “surprise” the jaded of the fashion world.
Ok I left Kansas 25 years ago, and that was not Kansas City, but small Kansas which is what most of Kansas is made up of, and she does look chic…..
To have any fashion in Kansas in the 80′s in a small town made you into a subject of much talk in town…
Perhaps it has changed a little.. Or perhaps she is from Kansas City, and believe me, that is much different then coming from a small farming town in Kansas? I would love to know which town she is from???
I have lived in Kansas for most of my life, and even some of the smaller cities here are more fashion forward than you might assume. There is a plethora of beautiful, second hand and vintage clothing in the state, and buying such pieces tends to be a lot cheaper here than in more metropolitan areas. I’m from Wichita, but there are cities smaller than ours that easily rival us in sidewalk fashion. And my students at the university here often surprise me with their ideas and finds.
This particular lady looks just beautiful though. Kansas simplicity meets a Parisian flair for sure.