OK, the proportions are perfect! The loose blouse (could it be a man’s shirt? they are cheaper!!!) and the long pants make for a great summery ensemble, although only for the slim of frame. Since I do my own laundry, these pictures remind me of my “picturesque” Rotterdam side street where I lived- it would take a lot of scrubbing to clean the white pants! Love the looks of the guy in white shirt and jeans, and especially his bag; and no, I am not asking where he got it, I probably can’t afford it. Jorge from W Palm Beach
I’ve been away in London for the week, but off the digital grid. This morning’s coffee was spent trawling a week’s worth of your postings. Many fine moments, but the payoff for my absence was not the fashion, but the beautiful faces you’ve caught lately, some of which are unforgettable.
She looks fabulous and chic with The oversize linen male shirts. The “Madonna/Gucci pants” are totally inapropriate to cross the road, one might think. Nevertheless she proves one’s totally wrong! Great hippy pattern for the pants in red and white. He looks nice in his royal blue light jeans and white nineteenth shirt. Sharp and defined! Both look very self confident and confortable. Style and “allure” are not unknown for them!
i think she looks relaxed, yet together. fabulous! if her pants were hemmed it would look more clean but i don’t think that’s the look she was going for… i kinda like the comfortable length. my only negative – undergarments! a bra would have sold this for me :)
So it seems that the half-tuck is en vogue again – in Italy, at least. I remember it the first time around, when I was in middle school in the mid-1980s (anyone else remember the Polo shirt with the half-tuck & the popped collar?). While I think it looks great on the people in these photographs, I hope this trend doesn’t make it “across the pond”. Can you imagine some overweight slob with baggy jeans & t-shirt trying this look on? I shudder to even think about it…
I really love your blog–this is my first time here! I am also in love with that necklace, and the fabrics look comfortable. I know the flowery pants aren’t everyone’s idea of fashion-forward, but I think they’re really interesting. The top photo is the best, though.
The clothes have so much movement in themselves they look as though they’re supposed to be on a mannequin…as though if she made one false move she’d disappear from view down into her shirt…Which give the sense that the outfit is wearing her, even though she has such a strong presence and style. Slightly unsettling therefore, but maybe that’s a good thing, ya know?
Am I the only one that finds her appearance to be trashy and clothes to be sloppy? The look with the solid color slacks would be better if it was a bit more refined, but I dislike the one with the crazy print. And her severe hair makes the clothes overwhelm her even further.
no-belt is sharp. sometimes a waist looks bare without a belt.. other times, of course, a person’s pants need some help. no belt, if it looks okay, always strikes me as tailored/carefully chosen sizing, which is a good thing.. at least it adds versatility
Sorry, but I think she has chosen clothes to make a statement, not because they flatter her. I’m not fond of the color combinations, think the pants are one of those exaggerated looks that teenagers get into, and the half tuck of the shirt just looks contrived. Also, the oversize clothes with that tight hairdo makes her head look too small.
I have the feeling we’ll see this oh so trendy “new” and “directional” look a lot this summer and then it will wind up in the closet with all of last summer’s cute little baby doll dresses.
The contrast with the pictures of “Darcy in Milan & Paris” and her “quiet chic” says it all.
The first ensemble works much better because of the shirt – it isn’t falling off her backwards, as you see in the second shot. The colors work so well in both images, and the style is flattering to her. However, the slacking shirt just makes me uncomfortable in the second shot. (Maybe it’s the fact that you don’t see a bra strap, that makes me question how age-appropriate she dresses…)
Love the red & white printed pants with the exaggerated, dust catching hem.
But the half-tuck is not flattering, particularly when worn braless and unbuttoned so far. Her sloping shoulders, while great for strapless dresses, make the shirt ride back awkwardly so it looks like her clothes are falling off..
Age appropriate. Age inappropriate. “sean santiago” please note that those words are not in effect anymore. Sometimes I wish they were – but most of the time I appreciate the freedom to live without them.
It’s “HER”– it’s her style. I love it. It kills me when people pick a person’s style apart with “oh it’s not practical” or “pretentious!” “she should hem her pants” “I would wear a softer hair-do”– the point is that it’s her style and if it were more convential, it wouldn’t be style, let alone HER style.
I absolutely LOVE her overall look! She definitely has style. She has the confidence to be a little different, particularly with the proportions. I especially like her bold colorful necklace in the top picture. It looks like something designed by Tina Frey.
Wide shirt + Wide pants = not a fan. Those pants look defenetly too wide and baggy for me. However, this lady wears her clothes beautifuly, I love the look of an oversized, well ironed good shirt! Gorgeous! I also like the rings and the colier that she is wearing in pic #1.
I also like the idea of recreating the same formula in differant ways, even the head band is present in both pictures. A very strong and clever way of creating a style identity!
Over all…I love that she manages to pull out a Style of her own… XL shirts and huge boot pants!…lol.I think is great what she is doing with her shirts the way she pull them back and tuck them in front…thats very inspirational…Tha’s what we are triying to find in this blog isn’t it?
I think she’s so pretty! She walks this good line between severity and frivolity–plain hair pulled back/vivid lipstick; colourful necklace/neutral linen; sloppy fit/neat lines of her frame; youthful sensibility/lined face. She embodies the word “smart” in all its shades of meaning.