WOW! This confirms my belief that when you are young and beautiful, you can wear anything! I do pray that these beautiful young things were invited to a fun party, or at least a great dinner at a nice restaurant! Jorge from W Palm Beach
I wonder if these girls would be considered “fresh” and “adorable” if photographed in Akron or other post-industrial college town that doesn’t carry the romance of Paris. I see nothing outstanding about the clothes – they are simply beautiful girls in rags, aren’t they.
Love the hues in the blue cardigan and the yellow-coloured printed dress on the girl on the left, but other than that, I’m not too sure what I think about the rest of the outfits. Maybe fitting for a casual day of shopping, but not to what I consider a keen fashion sense…
Can’t beat a pair of Converse trainers can you? They just really go with everything. I love the girliness of the dress of the girl on the left juxtaposed with the simple black trainer, it gives the outfit an immediate edge.
I LOVE what these two girls are wearing. It IS what the “every girl” can pull off, and that’s almost what makes their outfits look so great. American young women need to take more pride in being girly without trying too hard. I’m not a fan of the right brunettes black bra straps showing, though… and the bruises on their legs are heinous… but overall-great, fresh looks.
Sarah, darling, I appreciate your comment. I live in Akron and I can see your point. There is nothing revolutionary about Chucks and layering.. I see girls dressed like this all of the time. I think he point is that these girls (namely the brunette) pull off the look with ease and elegance.
for the girl on the left; i love that colors in the sundress- they perfectly play off of her eyes and hair. On the right, I love the cardigan layered over that flowy sundress. it’s a lesson in how to be a stylish teen.
This photo renews my confidence in the Converse shoe. I picked a pair up in the store the other day, thought to myself, “now who wears these any more?” It is refreshing to see that beautiful people are still sporting an old look.
I would agree that there’s nothing special about their outfits per se, but it was nice to be reminded that this is what youth should look like. I sometimes get wrapped up in the lovely clothing the adults on thesartorialist have and love my own, and age appropriate, wardrobe just a little less.
Funny, I work in a shoe buying office of a major retailer, we are constantly trying to markdown chuck taylors but are constantly being told not to by everyone everywhere. They “are the hottest shoe this season”, “everyone one is dressing their mannequins with them” etc. Yet they rarely sell. Maybe because once you have your broken in pair you don’t need another?
Yes, I live in paris- they look like every other girl I see on the street, fashion-wise. Nothing original here. What makes them stand-out, however, in my opinion, are their fresh, natural, beautiful faces and half-smiles. 13 going on 31!
Enough of the Converse already. Why are we celebrating such a worn out phase? Perhaps phase isn’t the correct word, as I think they’ve been worn each and every year for the past 20… Something original, please?
I have the exactly opposite reaction as anon 11:39, in that I see American girls dressed like this all the time, and so it doesn’t seem particularly interesting, let alone “elegant” or “stylish” to borrow the words of some other commenters.
I also find it curious that a couple of people instantly recognized the cardigan as Marc Jacobs. It looks like something I could have found in a thrift store for $3. I don’t say that to denigrate it, but I find it puzzling that these women are young and in Paris and obviously have money to throw around, and yet they look like they just stepped out of any dorm on any campus in the US.
I guess my point is, if you have those resources at your disposal, why would you choose to look so unimaginative? You could do more interesting and unusual things with significantly less than the cardigan alone probably cost. ARE they actually unimaginative? Or is this a look that seems new and fresh in Europe simply because it’s unusual there?
I know I’m soap-boxing here, and I apologize, but it always mystifies me when a look that seems relatively low on the scale of sartorial interest appears on this blog.
How ironic that these two BEAUTIFUL are Americans in Paris! I think the original point of the picture was supposed to be about two young Parisian girls dressed in a very young, American manner. Regardless, the brunette on the right is stunning and looks sophisticatedly casual.
I was in Paris much of June. Almost every girl I saw was wearing Converse, and they were prominent in the vintage shops’ windows. But, what I thought an important point, not black: always taupe or grey.
I’m almost sure this cardigan is from Marc Jacobs. I saw it in his Bleecker street store (new york) a few moths ago. Amazing fabric, super soft. Shame I didn’t buy it. I had just spent to much money on other clothes.
i hate that people are so upset that the outfit isnt as “fashionable” and “fresh” as they think it should be. Some people don’t get dressed with that in mind- some of us just want to look cute and i think they look wonderful and comfortable. Fashion is about more than designer clothes and high heels and fresh looks. I would wear either of those outfits in a heartbeat.
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