i’m a bit ambivalent about the strong 80s silhouettes running through virtually every show this season, but she does this look quite well. a strong shoulder, fitted pencil skirt and plenty of saturated colors. my favorite part of her entire outfit is her belt – it’s a very innovative way to wear it.
this is the first photo that has made me gasp out loud upon the page opening. i think the tights are a little much, but maybe the boldness of all of that blue is what really makes this outfit stand out. and i’ll ring along with the other commenters about that belt. d-i-e.
I saw this photo on style.com and I loved it so much I wondered why you didn’t post it here…guess we were thinking the same thing.
I’m an avid black lover, but it’s wonderful to see a woman playing with a different color palette. It’s eye-catching even if subdued. Also, her play with various textures, shapes, and proportions is quite nice.
That midnight blue is great on everyone. This skirt is fun. Weird that it has pockets but I do love them. The belt is interesting. I’ve never seen anything like it although Donna Karan did some stuff a few seasons ago that had hardware that was similar.
I’m not a big Chanel maniac and never really loved the ubiquitous chain, quilted purses or those jackets. I don’t love this jacket (whether it’s Chanel or Forever 21 – not being an aficionado I really can’t tell) but this girl is so sexy and her rockin’ savoir-faire keeps it from looking so Chanel precious.
It all works…but what is really hot here, is the woman. You don’t know if she’s gonna kiss you or sock you in the nose.
so good! everything’s perfect – the colours, the textures the proportions, the accessories – i agree with Jack Daniel the belt is awesome – and the best thing is with her casual assuredness she makes it look effortless. I want to be a Parisienne too….
What first pops are the contrasting shades of blue. I have to get used to it…
Why are her shoes cut off? They look like they might hold the whole look together.
My second big thought is that the proportion of the outfit is wrong for HER proportions. She’s long-waisted and everything she’s wearing accentuates that. The camera angle and cropping might be doing that too.
A cliche is saying 30 is the "new" 20, 40 is 30, etcetera. Your body doesn't lie, your doctor always knows your real age. This lady looks fabulous at any age, and her shoes may be Dolce & Gabbana, not Chloe. I almost bought a pair exactly like that last week. Pigeon toes, please begone!
What I like is that its somehow a great mix of refined yet edgier/funner: the belt is whimsical; the shoes are badass; the combination of textures and colors is anything but staid; the hair is loose and wild.
Its how I would dress for a business meeting if I thought I could get away with it. Maybe I will one day…