Tuesday, May 1, 2012

On the Street…. Grand Street, New York


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  1. irene

    May 1, 2012 at 9:18 am

  2. Natasha Fatah

    May 1, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Just more proof for my theory that women who rides bikes are the cutest!
    Love her sweet sailboat on the skirt, the pop of blue socks.
    Super cute outfit!


  3. Simbarashe

    May 1, 2012 at 9:20 am

    I’m really impressed by the light and colour palettes on display these past two weeks.

  4. Elisa Eymery

    May 1, 2012 at 9:20 am

    She’s dressed quite awkwardly and yet she looks so cool. Perhaps it’s the bike, or the I-don’t-really-care attitude that make it work.


    Wandering Minds fashion


  5. The Fancy Teacup

    May 1, 2012 at 9:22 am

    The sailboat motif takes the cake. So fun and chic!


  6. Tinacious.Me

    May 1, 2012 at 9:29 am

    love the blue socks peaking out!

  7. Aurélie & Angelo

    May 1, 2012 at 9:33 am

    My eyes were immediately drawn to those lovely rich brown boots! So beautiful with the powder blue socks!


  8. ADJ

    May 1, 2012 at 9:34 am

    girls on bikes in nyc=adorable, though i am never sure how they are able to ride a bike effectively with a skirt on…


  9. bonnie, clyde and marni

    May 1, 2012 at 9:40 am

  10. Gentlemeter

    May 1, 2012 at 9:41 am

    A bicycle is one of the best accessories a lady can have.

  11. amy

    May 1, 2012 at 9:45 am

  12. Mode pour tous

    May 1, 2012 at 9:51 am

    J’adore ces chaussures !!!

  13. notingathena

    May 1, 2012 at 9:51 am

    oh, i noticed the boat detail on her skirt first before i really looked at her whole outfit. quite the attention grabber.

  14. Elena

    May 1, 2012 at 9:53 am

  15. Jean

    May 1, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Nice shoes and blue sock

  16. dcinDC

    May 1, 2012 at 9:55 am

    No – just no.

  17. LIZPR

    May 1, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Another example of things I like individually, but not together. I see the shirt with a boyfriend jean and a cute, bright sneaker. The skirt with a tank and sandals. The bright blue socks with the shoes – a cool look – I see with a dressy top+skirt, or dress, or skinny jean.

    I’ve noticed a trend in your photography Scott – you used to take more photos of the obviously fab; now, your subjects question what style really is. Not necessarily “fabulous”, but different, which sparks dialogue. Some of the subjects look so decidedly un-stylish I wonder if you’re testing us!!!


  18. Luce

    May 1, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Looks vs Personality. I cannot imagine this girl having an attitude problem. Isn’t it strange how clothes can define our demeanor?



    May 1, 2012 at 9:58 am

  20. Susana

    May 1, 2012 at 9:58 am

    OMG! I had an incredibly similar skirt when I was little!! I love your latest fashion photos, but I truly appreciate when you feature people dressed in pieces that are unique. Most fashion bloggers end up wearing the same pieces all the time, and therefore, looking all the same. Unique, personal style is a becoming a lost art form, especially with people shopping constantly instead of taking care of what they already have and challenging themselves to wear it in interesting new ways. That’s what I try to do in my blog every day! Thanks for posting!


  21. 4mosa

    May 1, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Haha, the whole combination of racing bike, helmet, then those short wedge boots, that sailing skirt and the wrinkled shirt, all while standing still infront of a “No Standing” sign!

  22. ETC...

    May 1, 2012 at 10:17 am

    LOVE the sailboat stitched on the skirt…



  23. Darrell

    May 1, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I’d rather be sailing too.

  24. Serdane

    May 1, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Thr detail on the skirt is quite original very unexpected !


  25. Iris

    May 1, 2012 at 10:27 am

    What a beautiful picture

    Please check out my blog > http://www.iris-teo.tumblr.com

  26. Seamus

    May 1, 2012 at 10:36 am

    She has a really nice bike, so she’s dressed casually while she goes to work or a friends house. She does look very nice, so open minded!
    Her shoes, I really love!

  27. Chuck B.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I am so with Natasha. Adding a bicycle to any outfit increases it’s awesomeness immediately.

  28. reem

    May 1, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Back to NY finally

  29. Kate

    May 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Love this! Please keep posting these confident, I just threw this on, people. My favorites.

  30. Johnny

    May 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Gotta lova that skirt with the little boat!

  31. Geremy

    May 1, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I love how her outfit goes extremely well with the colors of the out-of-focus background. Nice shot.

  32. Anna Athens

    May 1, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Very simple appearance.It makes me feel so comfotable.Her shoes and socks impressed me.

  33. noe

    May 1, 2012 at 11:55 am

    I’m not particularly fond of the look, it’s kind of frumpy, but the sailboat on the skirts is just so adorable.

  34. *sP

    May 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    this is a cold mess. i’m all for a good thriftstore look but this one is lacking grace in proportion, color and fit. it might have been cute if she were nine but as an adult a little bit more consideration is needed – especially for a thriftstore look. i’ve known and have been both, a woman who rides on a bike in the city and who specializes in the thrift shopping.

  35. LUCIA

    May 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

  36. Diane

    May 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Another one that is trying to say ” I’m too above it all to really care ” but what they are really saying is ” I don’t hold myself in a high enough regard to show the world I’m worth some effort ” This “outfit is just lazy.

  37. Fromnowon30

    May 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I’m not so stylish when I ride my bike!!

  38. An Maliq

    May 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Nooo. ‘Yes’ only for socks

  39. Samira

    May 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I want to ride a bike!!!

  40. jen

    May 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Amen to sP; first thought was I like that skirt but not with all that other junk. There’s a difference between thrift shop chic and bag lady.

  41. Rocio

    May 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I honestly hate the skirt, but the photo is nice :)


  42. Sara

    May 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    mmm… Definitely not my favourite outfit…. I find the skirt quite childish and all the pieces just don’t match with the rest… just an opinion of course :)
    Can’t wait for the next post


  43. Beth Seetch

    May 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Oh so dorky–better posture would improve it. A little.

  44. Bounty

    May 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    No, no, no.


    May 1, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    The sail boat is the only quirk, perhaps the blue socks which add a pop of colour as well.


  46. Street Lovely

    May 1, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Look, she matched her socks to her bike. Now that’s fashion forward :)

    Street Lovely

  47. Monsieur Marcel

    May 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Her appearance may seem slapdash; perhaps, she rides her bike all over town, dashing to and fro…her choice of cute socks (and that sailboat!) tells me she cares.


    May 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    All women should be able to ride a bike in heals & style !

    Blog Love from STYLEFIG :)

  49. Sue

    May 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Thats saucy! Love it…

  50. [email protected]

    May 1, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    The sailboat applique on the skirt is adorable…and very on trend. It gives the skirt a 1970s vibe. I’d pair it with a red and white striped raglan short sleeve top.

  51. YogaSpy

    May 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I now realize that an A-line skirt below the knee is hard to wear. It tends to look frumpy. An A-line skirt at the knee (or to the ankle) (or cheerleader mini) is generally more flattering.

    She should be wearing khaki pedal pushers or even jean cutoffs, with retro Adidas tennis shoes or something.

  52. Miss K

    May 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Yes, kind of… but not so sure.

  53. princessglee

    May 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Aaahh, I love the saiboat. I love it so much, I’m going to put something very similar at the bottom of my dress.
    Must confess, didn’t like it initially and now I can’t even remember why. Must not have been that important.

  54. anonymous

    May 1, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I’m not thrilled with this either, so I’m wondering why you shot it… bikes are a great accessory, but she truly doesn’t look comfortable in this outfit. I wonder if that is the real problem…

  55. SmilingStyle

    May 1, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    The skirt with the boat is pretty special.


  56. Votre Amie

    May 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    There’s something really sweet and delicate about this photo. Love it!


  57. Freya - Fashionable People

    May 1, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    This look is so laid back and simple – very refreshing!

  58. Emma

    May 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I’m not so sure… love the bike though!

  59. Joana Gomes

    May 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Have to agree with Elisa Eymery, it’s an unusual not really pretty or edgy look, but this girl makes it work!

    xo Joana

  60. Leonor

    May 1, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    love the skirt and the color of the socks is just super sweet:)


  61. lee

    May 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    yeah helmet! thanks for posting somebody with good clothes and a bike AND a helmet!

  62. CBC

    May 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    what caught your eye….the sail boat…..not enough for me

  63. Johnny

    May 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Skirts and Bikes don’t usually mix, but she pulls it off nicely. You should see all the bikers passing us by in Times Square, lots of cute girls, but not many in skirts!

  64. Lauren(bestTrendz)

    May 1, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Love it, especially the boots!


  65. Laurie

    May 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Love the shot.
    Love you.
    Yet, I’m left wondering what you saw in an outfit that’s ill-proportioned, not flattering to her form. Baggy T and too-long skirt. And sport socks with gorgeous boots… ? Nothing appeals here, except perhaps girls in skirts look cool on bikes! Absolutely!

  66. Susan E

    May 1, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    the skirt = awesome. the socks + shoes = awesome. the shirt = not awesome with the otherwise awesome outfit. but, you know what? i just like that i saw someone on your site who is wearing something that I could probably afford. thanks, scott!

  67. lady philospher

    May 1, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Always loved bicycling in a skirt!
    See the Right to Fashion:

  68. Peri

    May 1, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    HELL NO!!!
    NO NO NO!!

  69. Luca

    May 2, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Great pic, pity the helmet.

  70. Janet Quigley

    May 2, 2012 at 12:48 am

    It’s great to see people putting together a personal style that looks great and relaxed! Love it!

  71. michelle morby

    May 2, 2012 at 1:09 am

    This is the first disappointing picture I have seen. I thought we were done with the ugly trendy look. I would not even dress a toddler in this outfit. Back to the drawing board please…


    May 2, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Is this elegant? Then everything is. Then there’s no limit to mix and match whatsoever.

  73. Julia Colavita

    May 2, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Oh, that’s me, and you’re all right. I have a generally sweet attitude mixed with a cold mess. I’m comfortable and don’t really care. I’d love to say I’d rather be sailing if it didn’t make me nauseous – so, I’d rather be biking.

  74. ptla

    May 2, 2012 at 3:31 am

    why is she on sartorialist? whats so special? the bike?

  75. Lavinia

    May 2, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Lovely navy skirt, an efortless bike-outfit. ooohhh and the turquoise socks add a contrast note to the whole image.
    Natural capture!

  76. Ennenaikainen Siemensyöksy

    May 2, 2012 at 5:14 am

    That is one great looking photo right there. reminds me of the days when I used to live in New York..

  77. Jace Lee

    May 2, 2012 at 5:37 am

    I love long skirt. Especially I love sailboat there !!

  78. goldmariechen

    May 2, 2012 at 6:04 am

    sorry, but i do not like this ensemble

  79. Paul

    May 2, 2012 at 6:18 am

    love the blue socks peaking out!

  80. Another Kate

    May 2, 2012 at 6:35 am

    When I first saw this I thought “I don’t get it, this is not fashion it’s a mish-mash”, but I love everyone’s comments. I love how different points of view make you notice more than the initial impression. It’s still not what I would wear, but I appreciate it for making me take another look at what constitutes style.


    May 2, 2012 at 6:37 am

    The point is the bicycle, completes them all.

  82. july

    May 2, 2012 at 6:39 am

    nice scirt- very DIY-inspiring:)


  83. La Vie Quotidienne by Sartorialist

    May 2, 2012 at 6:55 am

    for me the idea is combo the boat, with bycicle and the cars in background..perfect job.

    XOXO from MUNICH

    La Vie Quotidienne

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  84. Kath

    May 2, 2012 at 7:20 am

    The photo captures such a natural unforced subject. The clothes, unalluring

  85. Anna Louisa

    May 2, 2012 at 9:12 am

  86. Ivona Poyntz

    May 2, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Not sure about this frumpy look

  87. Yapching

    May 2, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Wow!!!!! Vita. Thanks to my styling, now I need that skirt back.
    haha. really love your look.

  88. angela

    May 2, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Cute outfit!

  89. une chatte grise

    May 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Would I, myself, wear it? Nope; it’s not my style. Does she look adorable & confident in it? Yes indeed; it’s her style. I get a sense of personality and personal aesthetic from this, and, honestly, based on that impression, if I were given a choice between being seated at dinner next to this lovely young woman or some of the “fashionistas” often seen on this site, I’d choose this woman in an instant.

  90. Sally

    May 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Again with these subtle details — the blue popping out of the shoe is perfect — paired with this literal interpretation of the nautical trend, you get an understated marine vibe with this look…



    May 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    It reminds me the frenhc brand “Petit Bateau” but I dont know why :)

  92. LooBooShong

    May 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Love those strapped boots!!!

  93. Radish

    May 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    What a beautiful photograph.
    Is titled?
    I suggest ” Laundry Day”

  94. clothes

    May 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Another example of things I like individually, but not together. I see the shirt with a boyfriend jean and a cute, bright sneaker. The skirt with a tank and sandals. The bright blue socks with the shoes – a cool look – I see with a dressy top+skirt, or dress, or skinny jean.

  95. damian

    May 2, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Bardzo fajne ciuchy to mi sie podoba

  96. carmen_geneva

    May 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Sorry, but I just don’t get it…the only thing that I would save is probably the bike…

  97. Anthony

    May 2, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Finally, a helmet. Yay.

  98. mel

    May 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    this is terrible. her skirt hardly looks like skirt but more like a toddler’s crib set that she rolled up and tied around her waist. nothing about this outfit says ‘fashion forward’ to me. no part of the outfit is flattering. i really don’t get it.

  99. Chahrazad

    May 3, 2012 at 5:46 am

    What a cute skirt.
    Awesome picture!


  100. vendredi

    May 3, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Please no. Are you kidding. Rumpled and sloppy. What is this picture doing on your blog of fashion?

  101. Vera

    May 3, 2012 at 10:29 am

    My god… this is just terrible. I don´t know what´s worse: the skirt, the t-shirt or the boots…

  102. Josie

    May 3, 2012 at 11:07 am

    colour popping socks and bike . any girl with a bike looks effortlessly stylish. love the relaxed look of this.

  103. Michelle Sohl

    May 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    This is such a typical everyday Soho New York outfit- you can tell she is just going about her daily business.

  104. monalisa

    May 3, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    I think its the wrinkled top that doesn’t work and makes the whole thing look “laundry day”. Put a different top on it and the booties, bright blue socks and even the skirt would work. Not a high fashion look, but a very individual one.

  105. Olivia

    May 4, 2012 at 2:42 am

    This is such an antifashion propaganda. The bicycle is the loveliest thing on this photo. She might be cute, but what she is wearing, how she put it together, is just plain horrible.

  106. M.E.

    May 4, 2012 at 2:54 am

    no. no. no.

  107. Andy D4

    May 4, 2012 at 5:00 am

    This little ensemble is all kinds of clash cool. It could be the baseball shirt, the sail boat embroidered skirt or the sky blue drop handle bar. But for me its really all about the cyan socks peeking out of those terracotta suede ankle boots! She made good dress decisions that day!

  108. Peg

    May 4, 2012 at 6:11 am

    She’d look much better in a sh0rter skirt.

  109. sheepman

    May 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    interesting . that is not my fav style thought..

  110. Kerry

    May 4, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Frumpy Diva!

  111. Veronica

    May 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    That length, cut, drape.. the silhouette of that skirt is so unseemly. I don’t care for it but I guess I understand the appeal to some. I agree with lizpr, some of these shots seem to make us question what the definition of “style” actually is.

    I wouldn’t call this gal stylish, maybe just different? Jury’s out.


  112. rina

    May 5, 2012 at 3:16 am

    I’m not so sure I like this.. actually I don’t.

  113. Gerry

    May 5, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    This is just horrible. Sorry, everything about this outfit is wrong. Scott, COME ON!!!

  114. JP

    May 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    This is my favorite post so far. The discussion in the comments is precisely why I love this blog. What is Fashion? vs. What is Style? Did anyone else notice the subject of the photo left a comment, “I have a generally sweet attitude mixed with cold mess”. This girl is truly awesome.

  115. OhSimone

    May 5, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I don’t get it!!!!! It’s not even ironic…

  116. Irish Mike

    May 6, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I realise I check out this site less and less because Scott puts up too many images of people hiding their essence behind this bullshit simulcra called “style”. This woman looks simply very cool and caring less what those who judge rather than love would think

  117. CoreyMcDonald

    May 6, 2012 at 7:49 am

    this is pathetic!! whats next A&F sweatpants?

  118. Oi Vey

    May 7, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Sorry- I don’t get this one. Her clothes really aren’t doing anything for her body and she looks like she just chose whatever was sticking out of her drawers as she got ready that morning. Since when is that fashionable. What’s next cut off sweat pants?

  119. Laura

    May 7, 2012 at 10:04 pm


    Frumpy a-line skirts with just as frumpy ankle boots are not flattering at all. Her outfit is nothing special and definitely not cool. I think that just because it’s posted on this blog everyone is immediately caught up in believing that it must be cool and great.

    It can’t be possible that every single post about this image is positive. Can these posts be a place were differing opinions are possible or is it that the team at the sartorialist like to control the way we perceive looks and therefore only post the thoughts that are in praise of an image?

    An on that premise I guess that means this post won’t be posted. let’s embrace both the diversity of style AND most importantly, the diversity of thoughts.

  120. jojo

    May 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I don’t find this attractive at all. Not cool, not cute. 3 cute pieces, pieced together poorly.

  121. Estrambotica

    May 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    That skirt is very 70´s. I remember wearing things like that when I was a child back them. Nowadays, and in an adult, looks a bit odd.

  122. Violante

    May 15, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    By far my favorite photo. This person is cool. Very cool.
    The rare, creative individual who knows what she likes &
    puts it together well- for herself. It’s unique
    self-expression without a single false note.
    No doubt she has fantastic style – all her own.
    Is there any other kind? Personally, i love the retro
    skirt for biking & the juxtaposition of girlie with tomboy.
    Strikes an intriguinging balance within a mutlti-faceted
    context. She seems unpretentious, creative, intelligent &
    complex. I think the outfit, on her, (which she probably did just
    throw together) is adorable, sexy, tough, sweet,
    provocative & mysterious, i.e. inviolate to labeling.

  123. Anne

    May 16, 2012 at 6:05 am

    ^ Wow “Violante”, you certainly judge a LOT about a person based on what they wear–i.e. kitschy sailboat skirt.

    I could reverse the “unique, creative, intelligent, complex” with pretentious dime-a-dozen hipster following the current DIY-meets-nautical trend. But you know, I don’t really judge the entirety of someone’s character on their clothing.

  124. Anne

    May 16, 2012 at 6:07 am

    ^ Wow “Violante”, you certainly judge a LOT about a person based on what they wear–i.e. kitschy sailboat skirt = more substantive character?

    I could reverse the “unique, creative, intelligent, complex” (really, now??) with pretentious dime-a-dozen hipster following the current DIY-meets-nautical trend. But you know, I don’t really judge the entirety of someone’s character on their clothing.

  125. isabelle

    May 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    This woman is wearing what she likes. I love her style, the way I see it, she is showing a gentle disregard for fashion conventions without being ostentatious or rebellious.

  126. Johnny Bench Authentic Jersey

    April 12, 2013 at 2:59 am

    This woman is wearing what she likes. I love her style, the way I see it, she is showing a gentle disregard for fashion conventions without being ostentatious or rebellious…

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