I love checking out street fashion wherever I am. This week I was in Manhattan finding treasures for the store and I was struck by the sartorial differences between Paris and Manhattan. The clothing is roughly the same, but the finished product looks much different. The biggest contrast I saw was in the New York girls’ choice of handbags and totes, the fit of their garments, their footwear and finally the lack of connecting accessories. The Manhattan gals for the most part missed the finish of the Frenchwomen.
This perplexes me because NYC is one of the fashion capitols of the world. Now I don’t know what happened to these ladies that morning or how long their commute was (I am definitely giving them the benefit of the doubt), but the important element in dressing well is to expect the unexpected. Maybe it is better to have fewer choices and better coordination. Also, some trends are just not flattering- jean shorts, rompers and shredded jeans look good on the young and the fit. The rest of us should take a pass.
Nicely put together
The lines of the styles don’t go together
No accessories, blah color & enormous tote
Pulled together, but again the enormous tote distorts her and she hasn’t had her morning coffee
Even though something is in fashion_ it doesn’t mean you should wear it
This gal is wearing a skirt that is too long- the length ruins her hip look- also her pink lace-uo tennies don’t coordinate
Great use of color and I love the the matching sweater- she would look better with some lipstick
Cute pattern interplay
Proportion wrong for her figure- dirndl skirts are tough to wear
Good color, but she is schlepping too much
Nice summer outfit- the sweater on her shoulders brings the eye to her face
Yikes- too much going on with the purse, the dress and the cigarette
Tiny lady, cute dress and too big of a bag
Lacy shorts with hose looked too heavy for summer- also what is she dressed for- work or play?
Hard to see, but her purse is cream, the blouse white and the shoes flesh tone. It would have been better if two things had matched. her skirt needs a pressing…
Great finish with the belt and accessories
Nicely coordinated, but the nude shoes don’t give enough “balance” to the dark colors on her top
Definitely three faces of NYC- the gal on the right looks good, the lady on the left is colorful, but looks larger than she is because of all the different colors she is wearing
Good, Better, Best
What do you think?