"She looks great however, with the exception of Monday, it's been ridiculously hot and humid for 2 weeks straight. I can't imagine anyone wearing a sweater, regardless of what it's made of.
I often think that these shots are of posed models. I do not live in NYC, but I'm in the city often, and I almost never see people half as well dressed as what I see on this site."
I have to agree. I've started to get turned off by style blogs because some of the outfits have gotten ridiculous.
Is it really necessary to wear a trench coat over a sweater over a dress with another shirt tied around your waist in the summer?
I think if they said, this picture is for styling purposes it would be fine. But don't pretend like you are wearing that in reality. And if you are, did you create some kind of futuristic mini a/c units that you stick under your armpits? Inside your updo?
Love this peachy pink – it is so perfect for summer. She looks a bit irritated though – although I'm not sure how she could be, looking so stunning. Thanks for illuminating my Friday! -Heather retaildesigndiva.blogs.com
I mean of course she is wildly hot. But I dont think it is that "fair" or in the full spirit of the place. To be clear, I am not trying to be politically correct. Just laying it out there. Is she a babe ? yes. Is the grey/orange mix classy ? sure Are the short shorts the major impact point ? I think so !
Not feelin' this one. I think the weight of the short's fabric doesn't work for me. Or the matching collar color? Maybe If the bottom half had a little more power-something from the waist to the tops of those sandals seem a little too anemic for my taste.
Maybe she layers clothing for work. The air conditioning in my workplace is so freezing that I have to wear a sweater everyday. I often go outside just to warm up for a minute. If this is the case for her, perhaps when she's done with work, she'll take the sweater off and romp in her romper. ;)
Great sweater & nifty color combination, but I do believe that a general acceptance of rompers as a fashion item is a sign that the apocalypse is nigh.
Re: the comments about the weather/the look's "realism": the shadows suggest that this photo was taken early in the morning. Many East Coast mornings are fairly cool, even in hot weather, so layering with an open-knit sweater (note the amount of coral visible between the stitches) could very well make sense. Also, if she's heading off to a place that's heavily air-conditioned, a light sweater would once again make sense–I know I'd wear or bring one.
In short: People experience temperatures differently. The fact that you'd be sweating in her outfit doesn't make her "inappropriate" or a fashion victim.
I love those sandals. I absolutely love sandals that have a bit of toughness to them. You need them to balance a cute outfit so that it doesn't become cutesy. Plus, sandals like that are very flattering, actually. The color combination is amazing, of course, and her face is beautiful. I like the hair too. Everything looks perfect.
I like her look, it is the kind of thing tha my mother would never approve, she would not understand why the top is covered while leaving the legs exposed. I love it, it is young and cool, and jumpsuits are great especially in a shorts version.
The combination of grey, silver and pink is great, the sandals are ugly. The sulking expression of the professional model and the desolate environment are depressing. And yes, yes, yes, by now we ALL know it's hot in NY.
I would hand-knit a very simple pullover in this color of linen yarn before I would grab an old sweater like this to put on at the end of July. The cables pattern in the sweater are thick & bulky and made for winter!
While I think it's a lovely outfit and she is undoubtedly a very beautiful woman, I really wish she had a different expression on her face. If I look a couple photos down… now, THAT'S a beautiful woman — yes, she is physically beautiful but it's the smile that takes it over the top. It shows that beauty is as much about a woman's physical beauty as it is about her expression,.
I agree this is cute, and very up-to-date with the cable sweater, the coral pink, the sandals and the cuff bracelet. She's very aware of what's hot and what's not: which takes at least *some* effort and a specific interest in fashion.
Therefor, here as elsewhere I'm a bit amazed at how often commenters find the looks "effortless." Effortless is a myth surrounding chic and in particular, though not exclusively, French chic. None of the looks that Sart photographs ever seem effortless or 'carelessly thrown together' to me. They are all calculated for effect by people who care quite a great deal about how they look, however naturally beautiful they are (or are not). And it pays off in these examples, so good for them!!
Fashion that conflicts with the seasons has always bothered me. I enjoy a happy medium of fashion sense and practicality. When the two are in direct competition with one another, well… That girl is wearing a sweater in the middle of summer. The nation is hotter than Hades and this chick is wearing a sweater.
To all the people who say she is a model; She is very attractive. But I have never seen a model that is short, long waisted, and with size C at least in the bra. I do like her expression however. I like smiling, but not all the time. The reason I noted this is I wish there were models like her. Her body type is a lot more attainable then the typical model with a 44 inch inseam. In fact thats sort of my body type.
A wonderful image of a very beautiful woman, but I'm also impressed by the fact that you actually had some shadow in which for her to stand. that gave the soft light that she deserved and shows her and the outfit quite well. Good eye Scott… :-)
Beautiful woman. I like the way the colors come together.
Sweater in the summer? If she likes it, I love it.
However, for people who are unfamiliar with summers on the east coast of the U.S. they are NOT the type of heat that people in the western states have (the kind where it's cool in the mornings and evenings). NO! NO! NO! East coast heat is a mixture of high temperatures and stifling humidity that feels like having a heavy, damp, wool blanket over you anytime that you're outside (doesn't matter whether it's 4am or 11pm).
Last week the temps hovered in the 100 degree range PLUS humidity above 70%. Makes Death Valley feel like a cool breeze on a tropical island. It's the humidity, not necessarily the heat per se, that makes east coast summers so oppressive.
Yes, people experience temperatures differently, but even in the coldest office, you'd warm up in 3 minutes in the NYC heat/humidity that is common in the summer. And that is what makes a photo like this appear to be staged.
I think she's beautiful. Take her beauty out of the equation, and the outfit isn't flying for me, though I do love the color combo. It's 90 degrees where I am on the east coast, and I'm trying to understand the sweater, which is making this getup more odd.
love the simplicity of the outfit…and the fact that her hair is up in a messy bun rather than looking like she tried to hard. sometimes you just need to pull your hair up and she executes this gracefully. thanks for sharing!
To Anonymous 9:05–since you were obviously responding to me, let me clarify: I grew up in New England and spent years on the Mid-Atlantic/Chesapeake seaboard, so I know my East Coast weather. :) I was one of those people who often did wear loose cotton sweaters early in the morning, especially when I was heading for work–the same humidity that makes most people feel overheated actually often made me feel chilly, dank, and gross until it really warmed up, and intense AC always makes me feel chilled. That's why her outfit looks realistic to me–been there, done that (but not as chicly).
But I see your point, defer to your first-hand knowledge if it's been far too hot recently for anyone to possibly feel chilled, and thank you for your thoughtful and civil disagreement. :)
You go to work early in the morning and it’s cool. Someone below said 11th Ave. in NY is near the water, so it’s usually cooler than in other parts of the city, and probably more so in the morning. But you know it’s probably going to be in the upper 90s later in the day, so you need to dress for that as well. So you wear the sweater on the way to work in the morning, but take it off as soon as it starts to warm up, and you carry it home.
everything is stunning in this photo! if her hair was down or her pose different or the colour of her sandals not brown, the photo wouldn't have come out as good! it's just a very stunning outfit and i'm amazed how perfect-a-feeling it gives off
Scott, maybe you need to come clean. Is this an older photo that you happened to have posted during the heat wave? I agree with the others- there is NO WAY anyone could have suffered with a sweater in that weather. Also, is she a model? Sure looks like one…
How funny. The same people that loved the velvet jacket over a short tan skirt on the page before seem to not like shorts with a light cotton sweater, yet its the same covered on top bare on the bottom thing. Really its no different then jeans and a tank top. can anyone tell me what she has on under the sweater. I looked for a jumper like this, but found nothing matching. Its got to be one piece. Is it a one piece?
Beautiful! Love the combination the jumper and the sweter in fact the ideea of showing the legs and such a decent and romantic English country side touch…very nice in deed. Her attitude and beauty help a lot…
I am surprised so many comments are in favour of this look. Personally, it doesn’t work for me at all. She is undoubtedly a very beautiful and slender young lady, but this outfit is very unflattering. The sandals bulk up her ankles, and this is not helped by the length of the shorts, which end at the widest part of her thigh. I think it would be much more successful if the shorts were slightly longer and teamed with sandals without a thick ankle strap.
The upper part doesn’t fit the other part , sweater too hot for a summer, and shorts are too cold for spring/autumn. Yes, and shoes – they are great but not for this.. Girl is beautiful but she would look much better in different clothes.