|Not sure what to make of the almost knee socks and oxfords, but I rather like the ease of her friends ensemble.|
|Running shoes with a skirt - makes good sense but would you do it?|
|Fabulous colour pairing|
|So you can be chic and comfortable!|
|Masterful pattern mixing. And I like her pal's dress with matching pants. No hose - yes!|
I have no idea who this woman is but there is probably some app that I could feed her photo into and it would tell me - the photo equivalent of shazam. Anyway, I find her style quite compelling and obviously she's an incredible layerer (if that's a word, should be), but what does this mean for those of us in l'age now that we're well into the 21st century? The individual pieces are timeless, it's the styling that makes it fashionable. Comfort is absolutely central to this look (I would lose the toque though she wears it with panache) and it's definitely relaxed. My common and overriding complaint with women's clothes is that they're cut too close to the body, men don't have to endure this bondage, why do we?
I am also seeing jeans across the board loosening up, waists rising, skinny jeans mercifully on the decline, and more and more of my female colleagues sporting some variety of ballet flat, oxford or loafer. I hope this is more than a trend, but rather a shift on the part of female consumers to signal with our credit cards that we merit equality of cut and fabric just as much as we do equality of paycheque.
All photos by the wonderful Tommy Ton for Style.com.