I love everything about this. From the way her hair is cut, to the way she holds her bag, to the purple of the skirt, to her shoes. She’s very beautiful and so is her look! Simple but still very stylish!
I ask this question because it seems germane: when do you approve of leggings in a look, and when do you dismiss them as juvenile, teenaged, too “80′s throwback,” or tacky? Does it have to do with their color or texture? The accompanying footwear?
I have a few pairs, but find myself wishing they were just regular tights instead.
Here, I think the leggings are key to the way this lady manages to wear bulky, comfortable-looking outerwear and still look slim. The things tall people can get away with!
These photos really do present a coherent “silhouette and color story,” and that’s awesome. I love it when posts here follow a single person and show how their wardrobe demonstrates individuality and character, because that always impresses me a million times more than the “fashion chameleon.”
Very tricky! I love the way you shot her in the same locale as “one girl, one bag” from the other day, down to her shadow on the pavement- did you have them lined up waiting? It has to be the same time of day. “one girl…” is my favorite of the “twin” shots, the top photo here is my favorite, although I also like her orange bracelets in the bottom photo. Also love that she wore her purple shoes one day and her purple skirt another while retaining certain elements of both ensembles. The jacket and skirt in the top photo are pretty fabulous, and the shoes in the bottom one. Well done, on her part and yours!
Why is it that the leggings look so perfect? Americans absolutely massacred that trend….Maybe if they treated legwear with more dignity, like the milanese, and accented them with the right shoes, and skirts we wouldn’t have to cringe so often at the sight of a flashdance moment for a hockey mom.
i don’t know why so many people hate leggings (i love them!) – though they are worn badly a lot of the time, they look great on her and actually make the outfit. the outfits would NOT look the same with black tights or no leggings.
her satin shoes in the first picture and her mens watch in the second are perfection.
Devil’s advocate….I really don’t like the first photo at all. The skirt seems too high (at both waist and hem) and then the leggings mess with the shape contrast from top and skirt. Maybe she should have worn a longer skirt to hide the leggings…The jacket and shoes are nice though…..it’s just the middle that bothers me.
She looks great. But I wanted to comment on the tights. For the past year your viewers have been becrying tights as passe and “so over”. However, I see through your blog ( I live in a fashion abyss, and use your blog to see what the real world is wearing), that as “out” as they may be touted to be, they are still everywhere and looking pretty great. Ditto on the whole skinny jean debate. My point being is that just because some magazine tells you what the current trend is, it does not make it so on the streets. And thank god for that because in the real world on the streets, who can really afford to replace their wardrobe every season. And anyways you should be buying what you love and feel great in and therefore will transcend any fashion editors dictatorial opinion in any given season.
And a second thing! I think it’s very lucky that you caught her on two different days (is this the case?) because here it really is about the consistency in the palette. Had you just gotten one of these shots, maybe she wouldn’t be here. But she didn’t over do it by wearing the purple shoes and the skirt on the same day~ she kept to the hint of color idea, and YOU noticed! Thank you Sart! I know I have a pretty consistent color palette that I love, and it’s so pleasing when someone notices a set of outfits!
I must say, I am anti-leggings, but Europeans wear them so much better than Americans. (And I say that as an American who lives in Europe). Love her touches of colour. I am totally in envy of her effortless style !
She reminds me of the very definition of what “women’s everyday wear” should be.
The pop of color from the pumps reminds me of a pair of flats that I purchased. They are a pair of ocean blue flats and I am intending to pair them with a mostly neutral palette. I love how bright colors have been showing up with neutral colors lately (just like in this picture)
This is how you do all black, by NOT doing it. A pop of color somewhere unexpected takes you from hiding in the backdrop to a whole different place. The use of purple is adorable and admirable for such purposes. I usually hate purple, but she’s used it well.
I love the watch in the second photo. And I wish I could have a better look at the heels on those shoes. I also agree with the above poster who said that most people who dislike leggings simply don’t have the gams for them. For the same reason, I hate flat boots.
Such a gorgeous silhouette in the first photo, let down by the gap between the end of the leggings and the beginning of the shoes. Much better to have worn black opaque stockings and stylish black spikey shoes for a complete effect. I’m one of those who find leggings very suburban, no matter how great the legs. That said, she also has a beautiful haircut and a great bag. Nine out of 10.
I don’t know, I think this is prety simple actually… I mean, she does look great, but her outfit is not very creative I think. She has the body to pull this off but it’s pretty much a style that can be seen everywhere on the streets right now. It doesn’t look to me like a very personal style. And hey, even purple is everywhere! So yeah, she looks good, but I’m missing that personal touch that so many of the great looks here show. But great pictures as always…
I love how, if one person says they don’t like a particular trend, another person runs in and tells them that it’s just because they couldn’t pull it off. I have skinny legs (and not to my great delight either). I can pull off leggings (hopefully). And yet I still think they look very, very silly and will soon go out of fashion. Please don’t assume that every single critique has an underlying layer of jealousy; they very often don’t.
I love both of her outfits so much, her style is just like mine! She makes everything look very classy and stylish. I really am a fan of dark colors and the way her light hair pops against them. She really knows how to dress and I want to look more like her!!
actually i think her outfits benefit from the punctuation of leggings – all-black from tights with a heavily black outfit would look quite banal in comparison with the contrast from her ankles/feet. I think the key to legging success might be to make sure you’re wearing the longer length – 2-3 inches above the ankle?
I don’t like to say this but… OH MY GOD !!! Waow. I prefer the first picture but I assume that’s because her sort of naturally glamorous attitude shows better there than in the bottom one where she’s just standing. Anyway, an absolute masterpiece of style. And what a nice purple touch on both outfits…
i must say, this is one of the best pictures i have seen in a while. Funny how nature is on the one side where the light is, and culture on the other side where it is dark,and the girl in the middle, who is quit anonymous, like she is drawn to both sides…!!WONDERFULL!!! bravo to the person who has taken the picture