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