Today, the way people dress in the majority of street style photos taken at fashion shows is beyond my scope of understanding or appreciation, many look ridiculous–I never see people walking down the street like that, even in NYC. There are breakthroughs and women who put things together in novel ways that is inspiring, or they just nail a certain look I like and make it seem rather effortless (because that’s how an outfit should be, not contrived and contorted). I can identify only one of these women (with reader feedback have updated), but I will tell you why I like each outfit.
The top image is just clean and simple and I really like her heels, which by the way, seem to be coming back.
Lisa Aiken, Neiman Marcus’ Fashion and LIfestyle Director, in pleated pants with a kitten-heel sandal and simple white tee and an LA Collection duster coat. This gives me ideas for my new wardrobe of pleated pants.
Masculine + Feminine + Sporty. The slip dress Elizabeth von der Goltz, CCO of Matchesfashion, is wearing is gorgeous, but I would never think to pull a boxy blazer and Birks with it, which suddenly makes it a lot more wearable (ok, not really for day unless you are going to a fashion show…but for night, plus it just gives ideas on how to mix style genres).
A simple tailored suit, hoops, flat strappy sandals and a hint of print.
And I know the comments I’m going to get on this leg and stomach revealing number, but if I was younger, I would wear what Roopal Patel, Fashion Director at Saks, is wearing (Khaite blazer, The Frankie Shop shorts), though probably a longer top. In fact, I do have winter shorts I just bought but they are just below the knee, which is more my speed now. Still I will wear them with heels and a black blazer.
images courtesy Vogue.com
Love each of these street style looks!
Mary Beth Taylor says
Love all of these “wearable” looks. Well maybe sans the stomach reveal for me. Any idea who makes the black and white slip dress? So pretty.
gail c. says
Mary, the slip dress is Jil Sander
This is so refreshing and wonderful! I think the elegant woman in the white dress with lace inserts is Elizabeth von der Goltz who is apparently now at Matches (formerly of Net-a-Porter.)
Thank you for that!
The woman in the slip dress and blazer is Elizabeth von der Goltz, from MatchesFashion (previously Net-a-Porter, i believe).
The last woman is Roopal Patel, fashion director at Saks.
Thanks for Elizabeth id and I thought that might be Roopal…..
This post inspired me to order a leopard print velvet and silk duster from Crimson Cashmere, to wear casually. Hoping it works out.
Brooke Garber says
Thank you ! Love these looks especially Lisa Aiken putting those pieces together now !
A reply to KSL…if duster doesn’t work for you, please let me know. Wishing I would have ordered before they were sold out! Thx, Lynn
Jennifer what shorts did you buy?
I bought some wool Dries Van Noten, now available at NAP (bought mine at BG), but they are not as full and crazy as they look in NAP photo
I like the tailored hoops and suit and the Lisa Aiken outfits best. Quiet style grabs my attention.