love the colors and pattern combination, her necklace, her boots,and the naturalness of her hair and face. She is so beautiful. Short is pretty, and I like bare legs but this is too much. The balance seems wonky. In the end, it matters little. She can rock whatever she wants.
This pretty woman has unused potential – which means that there's lots not to like about her look. Where do I start?
The BOOTS! Nothing says springtime in NYC like a pair of jungle camouflage boots on a minidressed woman. Now it was cold in NYC yesterday (and you can tell by the purply skin around her knees), but if you are wearing boots to keep your feet warm while wearing nothing else until mid-thigh, you've dressed stupidly for your day.
Now, assuming that NYC was warm rather than in the 40s and 50s, her look says "The flannel shirt and uncoiffed hair say I'm tough; floral minidress says I'm feminine." Maybe the boots are part of the statement, but I still do not think it goes together well. Certainly "tough" and "Frappucino" certainly aren't often found together.
Lastly, this woman really needs a handbag. She has a keyring looped around a finger on her left hand. She has an earpiece to her iPod, her iPod and papers clutched in her right hand.
One more version of the tried-and-true doll dress + military boots. It works, especially with her lovely legs. Been done before, will be done again. I think they key thing here is the juxtaposition of the plaid over the floral of the dress, it works perfectly here. I also love how the dress is a couple of inches lower than the shirt, and so even if you see her from behind you get an idea of the outfit. Lastly, I like that she looks so effortless. Great pic! Jorge from WPB
Not sure, very Grunge. I love the dress, looks a lot like one the Gap has this season. Don't like the boots, too busy. A boot like this goes with the outfit, but would have looked much nicer and more professional, is she's heading for work, in a saddle brown. The plaid shirt really takes this look over the top, not too sure I like it. The young lady is lovely.
I like your blog, it really gives me lots of inspiration. I see many photos of people mixing clothes, which I normally wouldn't wear together, but it all looks so good. You really see what style is, I like that.
What a character! I could never pull that one off. That's a tough lady. The unstyled hair, the nonchalance of the prints and color families- and then the boots! This outfit would not have worked with either heels or an updo. This is style- truly and well represented. Awesome.
Of course she is effortless….this lady has just thrown on a comfy outfit and nipped out to the shop…hence the lack of bag. That said WOW i love the outfit-wished i looked that good when i go quickly to my local shop. Or maybe its all an illusion; in that she wants people to think this is an unplanned, effortless outfit and that I have just fallen for it!!
I like the thought that went into this, the mix of patterns with the shirt and mini-dress. But… the boots are awful and I wish she had a purse or bag. All that stuff in her hands. I love the look on her face though, she is fierce.
OK it looks like she borrowed her man's shirt and boots to put over her but it definitely takes away the femininity of the dress and gives her more of a attitude and BADASS look. I love how her hair looks a bit messy since it matches her outfit & the persona she expresses. What catches my eye is what i think is a Gold Round Necklace, on top of the dress, & the attitude in her face.
This is neo-grunge done so well and so naturally! She totally embodies the look with her unkempt hair, her steady gaze, her stance – even the way she's holding her drink! I love the reds that are in her plaid shirt as well as her floral dress. Brrravo madam!
Yea! Neogrunge! Didn't fully appreciate grunge in its day, since it came in just after my undergrad years and I was feeling grumpy about those darn whippersnappers who smelled like teen spirit, but since I do love strong, unfussy looks it'll be nice to see it revived, I think.
And why do people wish she had a bag? It's so much cooler not to carry one.
The grungey floral dress & military boots thing seems to be EVERYWHERE, but this girl wears it like she started the trend! Like others have said, I think it works so well because of the bright colour clash, natural beauty and attitude.
No, no, no. Agree with CW. It's anhedonistic. Shirt and boots sans dress could work.(Okay, a slightly longer shirt). The dress is too pretty for her awkward and challenging pose. I'd suggest she draws her hair back. I have no idea how to show off such a magnificent body but I'd start at the shoes and the pose.
Major 90's revival! Ithink I'm bummed I got rid of all my rayon floral dresses and skirts from 1994; I never imagined in my wildest dreams that they would come back in style! Still have the boots though, and the essential chunky Fluevog shoes. I'm tempted to go thrifting for more of those dresses, just like I did 15 years ago. What's weird is that they're a dime a dozen, but one gets so choosy over which floral pattern is just right. She picked a good one!
I love that she doesn't have a bag, she looks so free! I feel like people get so caught up in bags (myself included) that we get weighed down by them and whether they match or clash with the outfit we're wearing… she looks like she just went out for a stroll because she had the morning off or something. She looks like she has a story, and you're interrupting something awesome in her day. I love this photo, she looks like such an independent and interesting person.
Arghh, this is my main subject of regret : it's so difficult to find a beautifull print ! There's always something wrong, the color, the pattern, when it's not both of them that are uggly ! She's lucky, the one she found is a beautiful one !