It’s the legs!!! Only someone with legs like that can make this outfit look good. If you weigh 2.2 lbs or 1 kg more than she does, STAY AWAY from the frumpy sweater over tights look. Ditto if you are short!! It’s the long legs and slender neck and face that makes this look work.
why is it that in most photos of French and Italian women, they possess those enviable long and lean legs, whereas those qualities are so rare among American women? I guess that explains why we’ve been seeing more legs and ankle boot shots the past couple of weeks. Harder to spot here, even in new york.
Simple and sleek is all good, I guess, but I’m really leery of the whole “big top paired with leggings” look from the early 90s returning. So far the leggings have been under skirts and dresses, but apparently they’re going to replace real pants and go under actual shirts and sweaters soon. Gah.
Someone said leggings are going to replace real pants soon as if it were a bad thing. Well, I argue that they already have replaced pants. I’ve been wearing this sillouette for two years now and I love it…so comfortable and freeing. A shedding of the convention of “locking” a woman in an outfit. A cinched waist, though beautiful, can be like a cage. This is much more youthful.
Of course most of the girls that now sport tent like sweaters, leggings and boots ankle boots or flats are young enough not to be haunted by that 90′s look. I think that here, the trick is muted colours, blacks grays, umbers, or that lovely loeden green. She looks wonderful, but i’ve been sporting that shilouette since december 2005.