Wednesday, September 22, 2010

On the Street…Wide Leg Jeans Shorts, London

I think these wide-legged, cut-off jeans shorts look so much better and fresher than the skin-tight cutoffs we have seen over the past four Summers.


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  1. Rosenfeld & Dwornikovski

    September 22, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    it is said: "punk's not dead" but…denim too! ;)

  2. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Looks like Demi Moore

  3. Ursula

    September 22, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I hate the skin tight ones, they just look so cheap even if the girls wearing them have good bodies.

    • Martine

      June 2, 2013 at 11:56 pm

      What about ones that actually fit the waist rather then sliding down? I would be afraid to sit down with shorts that are as wide as skirt, you would see everything. I really do like the look, Its just that I don’t find this all that tomboyish or modest. She is basically wearing a very short, low on the hips skirt.

  4. Café Naïveté

    September 22, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I like the "seen days" look of this skirt. That is the charm of the real pair of jeans you wear for years. even of that tom boy look, she looks still super feminine, i guess its that look in her eyes or something..

  5. bob pope

    September 22, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    those shoes are it, omg

  6. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    it reminds me of a jean skirt but so much more functional!

  7. ritournelleblog

    September 22, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Oh I prefer the skin-tight ones any time! This looks too frumpy.

  8. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Um, what happens when she sits down?

  9. Natalie

    September 22, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    She looks like a young Demi Moore. Really cool cut off shorts! Enjoyed meeting you in Atlanta!

  10. Sara

    September 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Is she Demi Moore???

  11. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    While I agree that "wide-legged, cut-off jeans shorts look so much better and fresher than the skin-tight cutoffs," I think that's damning with faint praise. Cut-off jean shorts, wide-legged or skin-tight, are the summer attire of choice of truck-stop hookers and meth heads. Esp. when the ensemble is completed with a denim shirt, as it is here, for the look known as "The Tennessee Tuxedo."

  12. DANA

    September 22, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Love them!!!

  13. chuck

    September 22, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    There is something so chic about a woman in men's clothing

  14. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    it looks like she's wearing a skirt, not shorts. i don't know if i like this look much. maybe if the shorts were just a tad bit smaller, it would be nicer.

  15. PIMPRA

    September 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I agree with you. only for super skinny legs…

  16. fashionlessons

    September 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I agreeee we´ve seen those skin tight for looong, love her shoes!!

  17. A la Femme

    September 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I love this looks!!

  18. fashionsdirtylaundry

    September 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Wow! Those take me back! I love her shoes– and I love her stance: do you dare to take her picture?

  19. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    and very underwear-revealing in some angles indeed. practicality counts when it comes to summer shorts.

  20. JRose

    September 22, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Sitting down in these would take a LOT of care. There is some virtue in fitted shorts!

  21. Fashioneurotic

    September 22, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Love the model's attitude, great to see a woman in charge of her outfit and not the other way round.

  22. Angel

    September 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I do like the denim on denim, but I really feel those shorts would have been better pair with a slightly more fitted shirt (not too fitted though). Aside of that, I like her shoes, and she looks a lot like Demi Moore.

  23. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Well this girl could wear both.

    But some girls' butts with skin-tights…

  24. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 4:30 pm


  25. urbanmosadi

    September 22, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    THe shoes are from Zara. Wanted them so badly but just didnt have the luggage space. She looks Official. Can't go wrong with the denim on denim.

  26. The Covetist

    September 22, 2010 at 4:41 pm


  27. Wallace Chapman

    September 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Great look, great face. These are like the old skool cut offs where you actually…cut them off yourself.

  28. JustNorman

    September 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    I guess there's nothin wrong with a little change, but I think I'd much rather like to see that skin tight walking down the hallway.

    GUY MENTALITY I suppose.

  29. Tom

    September 22, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I love the shoes! I also totally agree about them looking better than the tight shorts we've been seeing lately.

  30. Prutha

    September 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    love the comfort of it

  31. Eric

    September 22, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Indeed, sir

  32. SheanStrong

    September 22, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    I like the mixture of the two denims and the subtle jewelry on her left arm, but idk… if the short was say, mid thigh… i think i would lil it a lil better…

    proportions people.

    no belt.
    suede shoes.
    oversized bag. = love

  33. Jane

    September 22, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Agreed. And they make legs look much slimmer. Win-win…

  34. elleandco

    September 22, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Love this outfit !!
    Mix of denim :)

  35. Anna

    September 22, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Muuch more forgiving! I would wear this…

  36. Lisa Petrarca

    September 22, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I think you would have to be careful though, people could sneak a peak if you sat wrong!LOL!

  37. Gary

    September 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Very nice shoes. And the girl looks cool.

  38. Rafael Franco

    September 22, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    I love it.

    Sounds like something from the 90's, I felt the Grunge vibe LOL

    (Sorry about my terrible english LOL I'm just learning)

    hugs from Brazil

  39. YogaSpy

    September 22, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Even if it's loose on loose AND denim on denim (a double whammy), she makes it work with two different fabrics (medium versus faded blue; light and heavy; drapey and stiff) AND because she has attitude. Her tan also helps, although I'm not a fan of tanning for tanning's sake.

    I still don't get the socklessness, however. Peds never stay in place and bare feet in closed-toe shoes are unforgivable. It's a dilemma.

  40. jimjims

    September 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    those are some wiiiiiide legged jean shorts.

    she's lookin pretty sly.

    great style.

  41. Carolina Botelho

    September 22, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    I love.. simple and so trustable! :)

  42. The Haus of Mrlik

    September 22, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Die for this denim- and her hair cut

  43. Francielle Santo

    September 22, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    lovely. you are amazing!


    September 22, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    I love these denim shorts!

  45. Olya Nikol Pishcheva

    September 22, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Oh my.. No, no, it's awful!.. ~

  46. M. Barberena

    September 22, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I agree. My 16 year old daughter has worn the cut offs (formerly known as *hot pants¨) all through the summer, she looks sexy but vulgar. This girls looks very nice and wholesome , and, yes, the shoes!!

  47. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    denin on denin= poor election.
    let's what happens when she sits….

  48. Francesca

    September 22, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    completely agree. love the shoes too

    F <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  49. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    I like the change, but on most people this cut can look very unflattering.

  50. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Completely disagree. I think the idea is fresh simply because skinny jean shorts are the norm. I personally don't mind these wide-legged ones, but I absolutely prefer a woman in the skinnier version as to showcase their feminine figure.

  51. Aissata

    September 22, 2010 at 8:44 pm

  52. Jonathon Pedrozo

    September 22, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Defo agreed! like the shorts im wearing for this comming summer!


  53. Raquel Barbosa

    September 22, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Very sexy. Love everything, specially the simplicity. Great legs also help,

  54. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    she does look like demi moore but the first celebrity i thought of was actually matthew perry lol.

  55. Vinda Sonata

    September 22, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    it's like this kind of look never dies. love the shorts.

  56. Scarlett

    September 22, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    'm an Italian girl, I apologize for my bad English. This "twin" of Demi Moore dares to look "I want to be a tomboy but not renounce my femininity" ..
    Honestly, I do not like the shoes.
    This look gives me the idea of an independent woman, who did not need a man .. This woman is determined, knows what she wants. As regards the return off and comfortable, sooner or later you will be returned even to that. I personally prefer the tight clothes, although some women is more vulgar.
    Vote 7

  57. Well Done

    September 22, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I couldn't agree more!

  58. Lee Oliveira

    September 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Indeed. They almost look like a short skirt in the shot. Her skin tone really suits the denim look.

  59. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    That space between the shorts and the legs is so lovely and flattering. That elusive, perfect bigness — I am always chasing it.

  60. Muhammad Hatta

    September 22, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    sick short! Really like it!

  61. Augusta Hyland

    September 22, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    This woman actually manages to give cut-off jean shorts an elegant ease. What's more Modern than that?

    P.S. Enjoyed what you + Garance had to say @ SCAD last Friday; I'm a painting grad student, and even amongst the fashion crowd found your thoughts very engaging. Cheers to you both.

  62. Petey

    September 22, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    I think the only thing that looks good skin-tight is, well, skin! I like the blue of her denim shirt, but I think I'd prefer something more fitted with the loose shorts.

  63. Marie

    September 23, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Those shorts are so charming. I think I'm in love.

  64. November Grey

    September 23, 2010 at 12:17 am

  65. - GraceCarolina

    September 23, 2010 at 2:41 am

    Shorts are a bit of a difficult topic..of course I don't like them to be tight (except the high waisted ones inspired by the 50's that I have). Sometimes it's a bit difficult to find other options out there, especially for a skinny girl like me. Too baggy anything makes me look to waifish.

  66. wholesale Burberry Handbags

    September 23, 2010 at 2:44 am

    Uh-oh… I think I'm the only person who really isn't digging this collection. The shapes strike me as boxy and awkward, and the colors seem garish, not playful, at least in combination. (I'd love the blue & green shoes with something else.) But I appreciate seeing the images with your commentary (and that of the other commenters)–it's fun to share ideas and impressions with smart, thoughtful people!

  67. Roychelle

    September 23, 2010 at 2:51 am

    huh. it does look better, doesnt it? i'm actually a bit intimidated by this woman. her facial expression + posture + outfit. hell, even her hair is all intimidating! even though i'd consider myself to be straight, i couldnt forgive myself if i hadnt mentioned how sexy this woman appears to be. confidence is key and its confidence she exudes.

  68. chonds

    September 23, 2010 at 3:19 am

    i absolutely love her look!

  69. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 3:32 am

    Not chic.

  70. Pink

    September 23, 2010 at 3:51 am

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  71. Jin

    September 23, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Absolutely agree! The wide shorts are just perfect with the denim shirt! And her suede brogues are amazing!
    (Streetstyle from Hong Kong)

  72. AndrewinLA

    September 23, 2010 at 4:04 am

    The shorts are so ugly on her the rest of the outfit fell apart.

    Only a woman would say these are better than thighs shorts, since you can't pull it off.

  73. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 4:57 am

    I have to agree, those cut off denim shorts look a bit ragged on 99% of women.

  74. .

    September 23, 2010 at 5:02 am

    Not liking this at all. Just because something is different, doesn't mean it is fresh. In a lot of cases I perceive it as just a lack of taste.

  75. Yoram from Berlin

    September 23, 2010 at 5:10 am

    You can only pull this off if you have great legs to begin with. On most people this is a really bad idea.

  76. Morpheus

    September 23, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Demi Morre, year!

    But look is still great.

  77. Jack Daniel

    September 23, 2010 at 5:34 am

    She looks feisty…I've got a weak spot for these kinda girls…

  78. Mademoiselle Antonova

    September 23, 2010 at 6:17 am

    The girl does look like Demi Moore and has great knees.
    This wide cut-offs aren't cool though. Seem to be rather uncomfortable. They're missing the whole point of wearing shorts (the point being, no one can see your underwear). This is just to demonstrate your underwear if you try wearing them as shorts.
    The shoes and the shirt are great though.

  79. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 7:25 am

    I'm just glad to not see the pockets hanging below the hemline of the shorts.

  80. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Yes, it's me!
    Demi Moore

  81. Elizabeth Benfield

    September 23, 2010 at 8:16 am

    these definitely look more comfortable than the skin tight version!

  82. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 9:24 am

    In the olden days, we used to call that a "skort"
    Ecclesiastes was right,"There is nothing new under the sun."

  83. 18 Kerut

    September 23, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I don't know if anyone else see's this, but when first looking at this photo, I thought It was a very old picture of Demi Moore. Obviously it's not. She is a cute girl, very fresh clean and simple and really love the shoes.

  84. joanaddicted

    September 23, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Demi Moore rocks. If it's not her, then this unknown lady is unlucky enough to look like the super gorgeous Moore and never have her own unique trademark. If it's her, then omg this lady never grows old. Is it her boy that keeps her bloody wonderful and endlessly rockin' beautiful?? or just the genes??? -(or should i say jeans!!??)
    p.s. i hate jeans outfits, but she gives them a totally different character, so i might change my mind this time!

  85. RHW

    September 23, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Wow. Stunning. Tell me you took more shots of this goddess!

  86. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 10:52 am

    sorry "andrewinLA" but do you have any clue?? no i don't think so.
    And what are "thighs shorts" anyway, get it right… she looks HOT!!!!!!!!
    Love her laid back coo, so simple yet striking…

  87. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 10:54 am

    OOooooo. Love those. Want those. Who makes those shoes?

  88. Sophia

    September 23, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I like the skin-tights much more than these wide legged ones. You have to have the body for it, that's true but when you have they look beautiful

  89. honeybeeandme

    September 23, 2010 at 11:32 am

    i would not call her hot, but she does the look well with her energy…


  90. nerdyvegan

    September 23, 2010 at 11:46 am

    The shorts are impractical – a nice way to have your chocha on display for the world to see. Mini-shorts are tighter for a reason.

  91. kate mcgill

    September 23, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Ive been secretly rockin these wide leg cut offs for years – but only when i garden or wash the car…..but i love seeing them on a cute chic on the street! i say "yes" to this flattering shape!

  92. Aasia

    September 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Like the denim look shirt as well.

  93. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    I love real cut-offs, but to me there's something off in the length-to-width ratio here. Otherwise, love her hair, stance, attitude, shoes… she's just cool!

  94. evalyn

    September 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Yes! And she wore the correct shoes for the outfit. She looks relaxed, comfortable and confident.

  95. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I like this look from the neck up.

  96. fernanana

    September 23, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I agree with many of the previous comments: looks fantastic, but does look like a short skirt at the same time, and I'm also wondering what happens when she sits down…BUT more than anything else- what does it look like from the back? Could look very unflattering depending on the pockets and the seam.

  97. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    She looks amazing -nothing contrived here just beautiful.

  98. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    love this look, she's made it her own, not getting the huge concern about her sitting down in this outfit you sit as you would in a short skirt, with fore thought as the young lady on the scooter in milan did……….not

  99. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    She looks amazing – just beautiful.

  100. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Sorry I don´t like it at all. I wear tighter high waisted cut offs with loose tops and I think it looks nice.Just my opinion.. And well, Demi Moore´s secret to stay young…watch nip/tuck, I can´t believe people are that innocent nowadays.

  101. youlook

    September 23, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    She looks like the plusher 80's demi, and yes, I love the skort jeans as well. Anything a little undone and outside the lines.

  102. Pauline Espulgar

    September 23, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    she looks like Demi Moore… in Ghost… :)

  103. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    For me, this works because of the hair. The outfit is a but sloppy but the hair is very controlled and that balance makes all the difference here. The simplicity of the shoe also helps. Her stare is arresting, I think it's the tilt of the chin, she has confidence.

  104. Anonymous

    September 24, 2010 at 2:11 am

    I love this site so much, and I hate to post negative things, but I HAVE to comment.


    It's just… not attractive.

  105. Liz S

    September 24, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Love her look, although do agree some who wear these might get a little self conscious about how they sit… and then it would look distracting.

  106. Philippine

    September 24, 2010 at 6:46 am

    just looooove this casual but fashionable style! love the shoes too

  107. SCS

    September 24, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Helps if you've got legs like a gazelle..

  108. Cameron

    September 24, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    self possesed and fearless, not to mention a great use of that trickiest of fabrics, denim

  109. Anonymous

    September 25, 2010 at 5:52 am

    She is PERFECT

  110. Anonymous

    September 25, 2010 at 8:29 am

    while i like most looks you post, this is not one of my favorites. compared to tighter shorts, which i don't have a problem with, these are frumpy and wide. perhaps i'd be more into the shorts if she were wearing a different top.

  111. Yana

    September 25, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I don't know why…but she reminds me of Demi Moore in "Ghost")

  112. linnah

    September 25, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Beautiful woman, but the look doesn't do her justice. Did she just roll out of bed? Love the shoes, though.

  113. Amalina

    September 25, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Interesting….these shorts almost look like a skirt. Not sure I'm a fan of them. But her shoes…they're something!

  114. Melvin Ho

    September 26, 2010 at 4:42 am

    That's a young Demi Moore in the 80's. I'm loving the blue denim top.

  115. Julie

    September 26, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Wow! Thank you so much for pointing that out.
    Really refreshing, those shorts.

  116. Nicola

    September 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I love her shoes.

  117. no name.

    September 27, 2010 at 2:24 am

    thats what we've been doing at bondi for years ;)

  118. Anonymous

    September 27, 2010 at 2:26 am

    My honest opinion is that if they were received by Salvation Army, thy would be discarded immediately….in a word; AWFUL!!!!

  119. Linda

    September 27, 2010 at 7:13 am

    I agree!

  120. Anonymous

    September 29, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Such a great look – someone obviously not afraid to be different. Oh and v beautiful.


    October 3, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Jean shorts need to be different nowadays…these ones certainly have it.

    Check these out too…

  122. Nisha

    October 6, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    OMG! She Looks like Demi Moore!

  123. Vivian

    November 7, 2010 at 10:49 am

    shoes. :)

  124. Anonymous

    November 15, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    yes, she looks like demi

  125. Jen

    April 9, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I personally like the shoes and the shirt.

  126. Martine

    May 8, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I like it. But they are pulled down way too far. The low waist makes her legs look shorter then they are. Otherwise i love the shirt, her hair, the double denim, and the wide legs. If the waist was smaller and higher this would be a great outfit that would suit anyone. The way she has it its still pretty good. her attitude adds a lot. Love the way she is looking at the camera.

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