Friday, August 29, 2008

On the Street…..Jean Shorts, Paris


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  1. Tinkerbell and fairies

    August 29, 2008 at 9:09 am

    awesome look! Great idea of pairing with stunning boots.

  2. Anders

    August 29, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Excuse me while I do my Tex Avery-thing and pick up my jaw from the floor. :D

  3. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Hm, I’m quite tempted to say that this is a very American look, though not in a good way… No offense. I DO like the boots though!

  4. Barbara

    August 29, 2008 at 9:19 am

    absolutely love this. you caught the confidence of this girl well.

  5. Perla

    August 29, 2008 at 9:21 am


  6. Rich

    August 29, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Wow. those boots are HOT. and i love the interplay of blues. and the shorts length is perfect!

  7. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 29, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Wow, this is a bold, bold look, especially for Paris! I think the majority of us have seen all the tabloid pictures of Britney Spears (with the front pockets protruding from the bottom of her cutoffs) to even think about attempting this. I like what she’s done, though. A lot. Inevitably she pulls it off because she has long, lean legs. There is something pseudo thrown-together in her outfit. Let’s see, an 80′s-style cropped jacket, cutoffs, and bootie heels: perfect example of fashion synergy where the total is greater than the simple sum. I love her shades, they remind me of a Bottega Veneta style I have seen. The gold hardware on her purse disagrees with the outfit, and makes her look like a UES princess trying to pass as a downtown gal. It sounds as if I am complaining but I really like this look. Not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  8. Old Housecoat

    August 29, 2008 at 9:27 am

    That entire look is Trashy and Tacky – If you’d been in W. Virginia it would have never made it on to the page. Vive la France!!

  9. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 9:39 am

    This works because the over-the-top leg exposure is offset by her coverage on top. The pale boots let the length of her legs finish uninterrupted. I love the beautiful blues with black. You go girl! Do it while you can!!

  10. Hissy Stitch

    August 29, 2008 at 9:41 am

    If it were an American look, she’d be wearing a t-shirt with some corporate logo or funny saying on it instead of a plain black shirt and that fabulous jacket. Not sure about the boots, though. Here’s one place the overused gladiator sandals would be right at home.

  11. meva

    August 29, 2008 at 9:41 am

    I am of the belief that short shorts and boots should be left to exotic dancers. Not a street look I’d like to emulate.

  12. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 9:49 am

    The clothing combines with the building that has just behind her, Perfect.

  13. Pandora

    August 29, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Old Housecoat nailed it. The boots make it look really cheap. AND uncomfortable

  14. Stephanie

    August 29, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Jorts aren’t my favorite. However, she looks great!

  15. suzanne nelson

    August 29, 2008 at 10:46 am

    She looks fantastic. call me old-fashioned but i would normally sawn off jeans are not appropriate for the city but as anon 9:39am said her top – that fabulous jacket – balances the look along with the boots. She also proves the point that expensive accessories (her bag) let you get away with if not everything, then a lot.

  16. KD

    August 29, 2008 at 10:47 am

    I love it from the waist up. I’m not such a fan of jean shorts and white boots (separate or together) but even so, I think she pulls it off with aplomb.

  17. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 10:47 am

    somthing about the cut of these cut-offs is just not right. the line is just not straight enough across- giving us that look that some have called stripper. Also, her shirt isn’t long enough.

    in theory this outfit should work… it’s just the pieces are all a bit OFF.

  18. Marianne

    August 29, 2008 at 10:53 am

    I second the gladiator sandals – I love everything about this look, and then I see the shoes and go “ughh”.

  19. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 11:01 am

    she’s a big model and looks fierce

  20. Jimena

    August 29, 2008 at 11:07 am

    I don’t think this look would work on many people, only on willowy women with a model appearance.

    I love how she seems to know what she can pull off and goes for it.

  21. Meredith

    August 29, 2008 at 11:10 am

    The boots make her look like a streetwalker from Kentucky. I like the look otherwise.

  22. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    August 29, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Wow. Very sexy and tasteful at the same time, although I am not quite content with the choice for shoes.

    Going to Paris this autumn, can’t wait.

  23. crabapplenyc

    August 29, 2008 at 11:17 am

    I’ve always found it more amusing than sexy when women wear boots with shorts – the higher the boot, the funnier it looks. But she has some HOT legs, and the shorts work for her. Now she just needs to lose the big goofy sunglasses and put a smile on that pretty face of hers.

  24. norawoah

    August 29, 2008 at 11:19 am

    oh, she owns it.

  25. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 11:24 am

    HATE the shorts- cut offs are hot but she didn’t get it right- and the boots aren’t helping. I do love her jacket though.

  26. S

    August 29, 2008 at 11:39 am

    She just oozes style.

  27. Gabriela

    August 29, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Wow! That’s a beautiful girl and what a gorgeous jacket! I like the combo with those shorts too, but why not going all the way towards pure originality? She could do better: I’m getting a bit tired of that hudge sunglasses + trendy booties formula. Too many girls do that, and it doesn’t look genuine anymore. Wouldn’t it be a good time to look for something new? Any ideas someone?

  28. Olviya

    August 29, 2008 at 11:51 am

    i love love love this look!!!
    her boots, shorts, jacket, bag, glasses are so stylish! good casual rock-glam!

  29. brando

    August 29, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Can I just say WERK! Her attitude makes the outfit for me.

  30. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 11:55 am

    umm I dont know what to say except that I am making this my background woww

  31. Martini

    August 29, 2008 at 11:55 am

    she’s got legs for days.

  32. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Holy Smokes! She looks like a young Jodie Foster.

  33. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    would love to have her on top!

  34. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    guess I am odd-person out I love it all except the boots I think they are awful…. that’s why we love the sartorialist!

  35. Cheryl

    August 29, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    No, no, no, no.

    Not pretty.

  36. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    I too love it from the waist up, but the denim shorts and boots look a little contrived, especially for a Parisian woman. Love her easy hair and sunglasses.

  37. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    although thorough dissection of this look may reveal that its a bit tacky, i feel like this is the most effortless look thats been on the sartorialist for a while – as if she just woke up and picked some things off her bedroom floor without thinking about it at all – and that i can appreciate

  38. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Shorts and heels, especially boots, is tacky. Not only that, the shorts don’t look right. Nice jacket, though.

  39. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    While she is obviously physically lovely, the style here does nothing for me. Overlong exposure to this very look on teenage girls at the local mall food court may have ruined it for me.

  40. Maggie May

    August 29, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    she’s freaking gorgeous!!!

    love the boots with the shorts, love her hair, her mouth, her stance, her legs,etc.

  41. Liz

    August 29, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    this is one of the few times where i straight out do not like something. but she has good legs, so whatever.

  42. Jack Daniel

    August 29, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    I’d marry her!!

  43. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    I like the look, mostly because of the proportions. The wash of the shorts makes them look kind of cheap though.

  44. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    this is an unrealistic style for real life. that girl is a model who is likely five foot ten. most girls aren’t going to have legs like her. (need proof she’s a model; the girl to her right is sasha pivovarova)

  45. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    mhm, if the shorts were not made up of cheap looking denim, the look would be much better. the jacket is already pretty casual-looking, together with the shorts’ casualness it’s just too much. Probably she chose she shorts for matching the jacket’s color

  46. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    The word ‘tacky’ has been quite a few times here. Tacky + Irony = Cool. Personally I feel the ironic elements this girl pulls off here are her beautiful face and hair, incredible legs, enigmatic sunglasses and no small amount of attitude.

  47. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Is this Maryna Linchuk?

  48. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    she’s hott, and i love the rest of the look, but i’m not crazy about the shorts. they look a little cheesy/slutty.

    also, ever since Scott said the thing about boots that length i can’t help but notice how they fall at an unflattering part of the calf.
    her legs are obviously skinny, so maybe it doesn’t matter for her, but once i notice it I can’t help thinking that the proportions are weird.

  49. Carolina Lange

    August 29, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Great look!

  50. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Cracks aside, you have to admit she looks like Michelle Pfieffer in a way. I am not a fan of the boots, she’s got great legs though. Was she riding a scooter dressed this way? I hope not.–HB

  51. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    This is horrible, and when is the trend of oversized sunglasses going to run its course already. I am much more interested in the sleek look of the lady in the side of the photo. To me, the main girl is boring and the shorts and boot look is way overdone.

  52. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Too retro, but she looks like she can pretty much get away with anything.

  53. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Personally, I think the clothes make her look very tacky.

  54. maria

    August 29, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    to me the shorts are a bit off. echoing an earlier comment, there just is something off about them. i believe it has to do with the fringe and slant cut which make them the only “messy” piece worn here. i’m looking more for something polished to compliment the rest of the pieces. a hemmed and slightly longer short. can’t decide what color though. she looks great anyway. she owns the look and there is just a confidence in her stance that can pretty much override any criticism.

  55. lily

    August 29, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Great girl, great look, EXCEPT the ugly boots.
    Her model legs make the shorts work, though it would probs not work on most people.
    The top part is perfect.
    The boots just ruin it all.

  56. cassaundra

    August 29, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    OH, i love it! cut-offs are too sexy & i love her glasses. very sassy.

  57. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    The length of the shorts seem off…they should have been shorter to get the trashy look to go with the booties. More fraying, perhaps the pocket lining showing.

  58. Gigilove

    August 29, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    I like this look from the waist up, don’t mind the shorts but I think she could do better with the boots.

    The colour of her sunglasses is perfect against the blue of her jacket.

  59. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    I can’t stand the fact that so many people come here just to talk badly about those featured on your website.

  60. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Yeah that is Maryna Linchuk, one of the biggest models in the world right now. Killer walk! But yeah, she pulls off a would be really tacky outfit off really well.

  61. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    i too am a never nude.. i know all about wearing cut-offs

  62. metscan

    August 30, 2008 at 12:36 am

    She looks cute,has perfect legs for the shorts but I don´t like the boots,maybe if they were another color…

  63. John Christopher

    August 30, 2008 at 12:54 am

    wow, great legs.

  64. Muriel Mercurial

    August 30, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Beautiful, I love the way she scrunched up the sleeves of the blazer. Not to mention the fabulous color of the blazer…

  65. Laurence John

    August 30, 2008 at 6:15 am

    this is quite a lecherous shot for you. this picture is about her sexy legs. the clothes are irrelevant.

  66. PhilM

    August 30, 2008 at 8:15 am

    daisy duke is back!

  67. BklynBabe

    August 30, 2008 at 9:01 am

    As a woman, she’s beautiful. The outfit is blech. Sorry but the first thing I thought was trashy American, and 80′s.

  68. FASHION hearts ME

    August 30, 2008 at 11:50 am

    She looks so hot.
    Like the pushed-up sleeves!

  69. Chris

    August 30, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    at first glance, i thought she was Lily Cole… very non-chalant, but chic…. ;-)

  70. Anonymous

    August 30, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    What are the black straps hanging over her hips? They aren’t attached to the bag….

  71. Anonymous

    August 30, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    I suppose when you look like this girl, you could get away with wearing a potato sack…

  72. Anonymous

    August 30, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    LOOOOVE the glasses and the boots :D

  73. Anonymous

    August 30, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    I’m surprised that only one person so far has commented on her suspenders(!)Personally, its not the shorts that bother me, it’s those random straps and the boots. I’ve never been a big fan of ankle boots, I think they hit the leg in a weird place and look kind of trashy. I like the idea though- with a pair of cute flats or even converse or something. Anything but those boots.

  74. samuel.b.parker

    August 30, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    I like it for what it is, no complaints.

  75. Anonymous

    August 30, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    I like it. I can see how everyone sees the “teen girl” look from the 80′s and 90′s…DJ from full house.
    But the truth is, she makes it modern and chic. Plus, its a great look for the “it’s not summer anymore, but it’s still not fall” look. Plus, it looks like it took her 5 min. to get dress. it’s great.

  76. nowohucianka

    August 30, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    She is truly hot. Although I am not sure about the boots – can’t decide, do they look cheap or just nonchalant.

  77. couturecate

    August 30, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Looks like Angela Lindvall, but i don’t think she does runway anymore–so it’s probably the model someone else mentioned. Fierce.

  78. Anonymous

    August 30, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    jorge from w palm beach; I think they’re louis vuitton sunglasses.

    I love the blazer with pushed up sleeves paired with denim cutoffs. I love the sunglasses. Most of all I love her beauty. But what I don’t love on anyone is ankle boots, especially loose ankle boots. Occasionally one of your all black french women pull it off, but these, I always feel are so unflattering. It’s a shame really, that they’re in fashion.

  79. Katrionagh

    August 30, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    I just can’t get into it – the whole aseasonal thing doesn’t do it for me. It’s like trying to wear a miniskirt and a big woolen scarf at the same time…

    On the plus side, the girl is beautiful, and I covet them shades.

  80. Raven

    August 31, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Some other type of short and shoe and maybe this could work, but I agree with everyone above who said boots plus cut-offs equal a very unbecoming trashy look. Brings back bad memories from a childhood spent with biker parents and their highly unfashionable friends. Just can’t take it seriously.

  81. Anonymous

    August 31, 2008 at 2:00 am

    OK I have to say it looks good, but usually I hate jean shorts… So Southern trashy… I think the reason this works is that even though they are cut-offs they are cut low enough not to be trashy… Plus she looks like she absolutely owns this look…

  82. Anonymous

    August 31, 2008 at 2:07 am

    After much consideration, I've decided that I love this outfit, but hate the shorts. I could see it working, if it weren't for the subtly lopsided cut and fraying of the shorts — which takes it from carelessly casual to cheap&tacky. Otherwise, I second whoever said that she's pulled this off with tremendous aplomb. Respect!

  83. Anonymous

    August 31, 2008 at 2:10 am

    YSL jacket, Chie Mihara boots?
    I don’t care who she is, if it had been a denim mini rather than shorts I think the outfit would have worked 100% better. However – she’s making major bank, doubt she’d care much about my critique..!!!

  84. Anonymous

    August 31, 2008 at 10:57 am

    wow maryna linchuk. i didnt know she had such great personal style, personally i adore this outfit. and i think she might actually be wearing overalls i dont know what else those straps could be

  85. Anonymous

    August 31, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    maryna and sasha!
    sart, you have a dream job.
    i love her jacket – very YSL last season.

  86. Anonymous

    August 31, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    in a word, “yuck.”
    too-short shorts with suspenders hanging down? a too-large blazer, white ugly old vintage boots and a prada purse. this whole thing is a disaster. she is trying too hard and doesn’t have any identity.

  87. Anonymous

    September 1, 2008 at 4:17 am

    I can see why a man (dare I say, any man) would find this fashionable…

  88. londondog

    September 1, 2008 at 4:18 am

    Great pose and great look. I really like the fact that they are frayed rather then turned up and love the shorts-boots combo. Mind you – as usual Kate Moss was there first – here in 2007 ;-)

  89. I think the lady on right has better sunglasses than her.
    Her boots are gorgeous, but I don’t think it goes with this outfit. Nice touch by rolling up the sleeves though.

  90. XAVS

    September 1, 2008 at 7:37 am

    Cool look! I love shorts with a structured jacket!

  91. Anonymous

    September 1, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Hot! No need to say more.

  92. Anonymous

    September 1, 2008 at 9:41 am

    white trash chic.

    in a really good way.

  93. Luiza

    September 1, 2008 at 11:08 am

    A lot of girls are wearing denim hotpants in London. Unless you look like this girl – and let’s face it, most people don’t – it’s a horrible, horrible look.

    Here, it’s fun and young.

  94. Original It-Boy

    September 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    This girl looks amazing, and she def knows how to put an outfit together. She is Magdalena Frackowiak, and she is wearing and YSL blazer (SS08 collections), her handbag is Prada. Yes, the boots looks awkward, but that doesnt mean she has a great style.

  95. Anonymous

    September 1, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    She really pulls off this look well–until you get down to the ankle boots. Those spoil the whole thing. Despite her beautiful long legs, they make her look awkward. She’d have done better with a pair of sandals. Just about any other style of shoe would have worked better than ankle boots.

  96. Anonymous

    September 1, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    all kinds of bad. don’t like it at all. cheap cheap cheap. not to mention scale off. shorts too short w/ the jacket heavy on the top. boots bad w/ the outfit. don’t like it. did i mention that?

  97. laura

    September 1, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    If she weren’t so painfully beautiful and young and in Paris you’d all be asking why there was a photo of a hooker from Denver here.

    The cutoffs are what throw the whole thing off kilter for me. They don’t make sense.

  98. Hundrednorth

    September 1, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    This is one of those looks where context is everything. Stick her in Dallas it would be just as applause-worthy, but the outfit would read completely differently.

  99. jessica

    September 2, 2008 at 10:49 am

    indeed, it “doesn’t mean she has great style” ;)
    i’m sure she does, but i don’t like this look. i’m SO over 80′s slouchy boots!

  100. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Pretty girl. Very tacky outfit. If youth can’t make it work, nothing can.

  101. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    The results of Sart’s experiment are in: yes, if he puts it in his blog, no matter what it is, the majority will oooh and ahh.

    I hope he will use his power for the good of mankind. :-)

  102. Jasmint

    September 2, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    The reason the jean shorts don’t work is the fabric of the denim.

    Why does it tent out on her left leg so irritatingly? Why is the fray just plain ol’ wrong and not working?

    I don’t know what brand of jean she chose, but in my experience hot cutoffs only come in the form of well-worn, great fitting Levi’s 501s.

    Levi’s denim wouldn’t tent out on her jutted hip.
    And when you cut and wash a pair, it doesn’t fray like a frizzy little chia pet, but more like hot fringe that’s slightly stringy.

    To pull off the classic American cutoffs, you need more hot fringe, less chia.

    Oh, here’s a good example:

    thank you.

    Oh, and to Anonymous who doesn’t like the critical comments, we’re trying to save the world from less-than-desirable aesthetics. sheesh.

  103. Anonymous

    September 3, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Wow, this is a great look!… There’s enough detail and yet it still captures a certain Parisian restraint. Love it!… Bref, elle est canon!

  104. Original It-Boy

    September 3, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    thanks, Jessica. It was a little mistake.

  105. girlygirl

    September 3, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Ring, ring.

    Who is it?

    It’s the 80s calling, they want their look back.

    With a body like that she could wear a multitude of flattering styles.

  106. vavavinny

    September 3, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Are you sure this isn’t a shot from a recent issue of Vogue Paris!?! This girl OOZES sex and looks very Anna Selezneva-like and that cerulean blazer is just fantastic! Bravo!

  107. vavavinny

    September 3, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Laura 7:01, I just got up from the floor from laughing hysterically! You offer a very good point! Those boots and shorts scream the corner of Hollywood and Vine! I don’t think hookers in Denver would be wearing that ultra-chic blue blazer though!

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  109. mr.h

    September 3, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Where can I get those boots?

  110. Anonymous

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  111. BaronArtz

    September 4, 2008 at 9:57 am

    The woman on the right is more interesting to me. She has mystique. The model in the center looks like a Russian escort attempting a Tex-Mex look. Are the booties from Payless?

  112. Anonymous

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  113. Cychou

    September 7, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    That is so hot.

  114. D.Debil

    September 8, 2008 at 9:15 am

    I think that there is an mistakable European look to denim wearers from that continent. It is almost as though it is a caricature of Americans wearing denim. It seems to capture the Ellulian distinction between fashion and costume, with costume being the authentic style and fashion being the transitory whim of fancy.

  115. Anonymous

    September 10, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Old Housecoat…There are stylish people in West Virginia, one reading this blog.

  116. r

    September 11, 2008 at 2:15 am

    not a fan


    September 12, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Hrm…I feel the shorts are too short and light in wash.

  118. Anonymous

    September 18, 2008 at 7:23 am

    Stunning boots ! I just cannot understand the numerous negative comments about them. I find them absolutuely gorgeous and so fashionable…

  119. pwedza

    September 18, 2008 at 10:52 am


  120. Tel

    September 30, 2008 at 1:30 am

    This gives me hope for my own generation… We are still holding it together.

  121. Sage

    October 11, 2008 at 12:14 am

    i think i see shoulder pads in the blazer… and i like it!

  122. Liluko

    March 2, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    She makes it work well. I like the blazer a lot. And she makes a good choice of wearing black and covering up on top since there is so much leg showing. I can see how that if this outfit were to be worn be someone who doesn’t have such sophisticated style it could have been trashy.

  123. Magsli

    March 15, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I think shorts and an ankle boot look great. I love this outfit.

  124. EzGoingKev

    October 27, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    I like the girl and that is the most important thing. She kind of has a Jody Foster look to her.

    I don't like the jacket and the boots.

  125. Martine

    July 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    The outfit is amazing, and obviously ahead of its time, because the shorts are cut perfectly and look perfect with the jacket and boots. But the more conservative people were not yet aware of this when the picture was taken.

  126. dcinDC

    October 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Cut-offs – no; ugly boots – no, again. If the bottom had been more coordinated with the top, it would have worked.

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