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Style Right Now: Slouchy Sweaters with Skirts

There’s not much better than a chunky knit over leather leggings in terms of casual fall style, except maybe pairing said chunky knit with jeans. A chunky knit sweater works well with a fitted, short or mid-length skirt too. Even a cropped sweater with a maxi.

But what about wearing a slouchy sweater with a looser, longer skirt? An untucked cable knit sweater with a plaid midi? I wore a look like that to a college interview, thinking I was very collegiate. (Yes, an ivory A sweater with a plaid midi skirt. Hey, I got in and went to that school.)

I’m not sure I can pull off that look today. Actually, I’m certain I cannot. But on some of these women, the style looks modern and fresh. I’ll stick to chunky cable knits with jeans and leggings, but please, if you can go pair slouchy and slouchy, please do. Here street style photos of slouchy, chunky knit sweaters paired with a mix of skirt styles.

plaid-skirt-cable-knit-sweater-vogue-taiwan

Cable knit sweater with plaid mid skirt and washed out red sneakers.
Vogue Taiwan

slouchy-sweater-and-skirt-whowhatwear

Slouchy grey ribbed sweater with just-above-the-knee skirt and ankle boots.
Who What Wear

chunky-turtleneck-sweater

Chunky gray turtleneck knit sweater with killer bob.
unidentified

slouchy-sweater-sky-high-slit-whowatwear

Slouchy cable knit sweater and sky high slit skirt.
Who What Wear

slouchy-sweater-stripe-skirt-stockhom-street-style

Chunky blood red knit sweater and pink horizontal stripe midi skirt.
Casting Director Natalie Joos, Paris  •  Carolines Mode

slouchy-pink-sweater-asymmetric-skirt-vanessa-jackman

Slouchy pink sweater and asymmetric mullet skirt.
Net-a-Porter Fashion Director Holli Rogers
Paris Fashion Week SS14  •  
Vanessa Jackman

stripe-sweater-floral-skirt-stockhom-street-style

Nautical stripe crewneck and blue floral print skirt.
Milan  •  Carolines Mode

varsity-sweater-maxi-skirt-vanessa-jackman

Red athletic inspired mock turtleneck sweater and tweedy midi skirt.
Stylist Ursina Gysi, Paris Fashion Week SS13  •  
Vanessa  Jackman

chunky-sweater-with-leopard-skirt-bazaar

Cable knit cropped sweater and panther print midi skirt.
Net-a-Porter Fashion Director Holli Rogers
Paris Fashion Week SS14  •  Photo by Diego Zuko  •  Harper’s Bazaar

chunky-sweater-with-skirt-bazaar

Chunk grey slouchy sweater and elongated pencil skirt.
Net-a-Porter Fashion Director Holli Rogers, Paris Fashion Week SS14
Photo by Diego Zuko  •  Harper’s Bazaar

gray-fuzzy-sweater-high-boots-bazaar

Slouchy grey V-neck sweater with over-the-knee black boots.
London Fashion Week SS14  •  Photo by Diego Zuko  •  Harper’s Bazaar

chunky-sweater-wispy-mini-figtny

Winter white slouchy knit sweater and wispy mini (or is that a shirt tail?)
FIGTNY

cable-knit-sweater-midi-skirt

Cable knit crewneck sweater and midi skirt.
Stylist Martha Ward, London Fashion Week FW14  •  Vanessa Jackman

slouchy-gray-sweater-black-midi

Chunky gray cableknit sweater, midi skirt and curvy heels.
unidentified

slouchy-sweater-printed-skirt

Chunky black knit sweater and eyeball print skirt.
unidentified

chunky-sweater-circle-skirt-the-sartorialist

Tan knit wide neck sweater and blue and white circle skirt.
Florence  •  The Sartorialist

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Style Right Now: Birkenstocks Revival

Not at all the granola type, I never even considered Birkenstocks. Even during ’90s grunge, which I wholeheartedly embraced (after all, as a fashion editor in New York, I was at those runway shows), Birkenstocks were not on my style radar. They were shoes worn by people in Oregon. To me, Birkenstocks were the shoes of guys with long hair and thick wooly socks. No thank you.

I’ve stuck to that for the last twenty years, even as the social currency for hikers, makers, and locavores has risen. But now . . . Well, looking at these street style shots of indisputably elegant, chic, and just plain cool women, I’m re-thinking the Birkenstock. Maybe.

Birkenstock sandals hail from Germany, though to me they have a Dutch aesthetic. I must admit its minimalist vibe with these equally streamlined outfits. Should I?

 

Kate Moss In Vogue 1993 Wearing Birkenstock Sandals

Kate Moss wearing Birkenstocks with white jeans
Photographed by Corinne Day for Vogue, 1993

birkenstocks-and-black-leather-mini

birkenstocks-balenciaga-tee

birkenstocks-black-and-white

birkenstocks-black-colorblock-bag

birkenstocks-black-tote

birkenstocks-gray-coat

birkenstocks-leather-chambray

birkenstocks-neutral-tone

birkenstocks-white-windowpane-print-pant

birkenstocks-white-with-oversize-shirt

birkenstocks-with-red-handbag

birkenstocks-with-trench

birkenstocks-and-khaki-jacket

birkenstocks-floral-skirt-chanel-handbag

birkenstocks-on-a-bench

C E L E B   S T Y L E 

Mary Kate And Ashley Olsen Wear Birkenstocks

Ashley Olsen in black Birkenstock thongs
The Osen twins in Birkenstocks + socks (don’t do it)

R U N W A Y  R E V I E W 

Birkenstock Trends Marc Jacobs Celine SS13 SS14

Céine Spring 2013   |   Marc Jacobs Spring 2014

H I S T O R Y  L E S S O N 

The Birkenstock sandal of today was developed in 1964 by Karl Birkenstock, whose grandfather registered the brand in 1774 in Germany, where they are still made. They’re designed with contoured cork and rubber footbeds that conform somewhat to the shape of one’s feet. It became popular in the U.S. among 1960s hippies. In the early 199s the look was revived. (Wikipedia likens that trend, popular among high-school and college-aged Gen Xers, as comparable to the popularity of flip-flops today.) Birks showed up on European runways for Spring 2013. The Birkenstock sandal has now made its way to street style around the globe.

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Style Muse: Blake Lively in Casual Sequins

Sequi Blazer Blake Lively Street Style

Blake Lively wears a boxy sequined jacket and scoop neck top. Perfection.

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Saturday Say It: Slacking Off

graphic-sweatshirt

 

“Doing real stuff sucks” graphic sweatshirt. 
Street Style on Models Jam

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Style Right Now: 15 Digital Print Looks

For about a year now I’ve been putting together roundups for the Sunday Boston Globe spread called “The Enthusiast.” I alternate every other week between fashion and home decor items. This season has been particularly fun. While I’m not a huge fan of spring fashions for myself (much prefer to wear gray and black styles topped off with a beanie, but when it comes to pulling together stories, florals and brights are much more fun.

This week I’ve been working on sourcing digital prints. (It’s not always that easy to find the more interesting looks around here; everything I use must be available in and around Boston.) Getting into the spirit, I pulled a bunch of street style images of digital prints, from landscapes to florals to psychedelic blurriness. If you love them, make sure to check back tomorrow for an online shopping guide for digital print dresses.

digital-print-dress-harpers-bazaar

digital-print- landscape-outfit-bazaar

digital-print-top-skirt-

digital-print-h-&-m

digital-print-skirt

digital-print-leather-moto

digital-print-gray-flannel-coat

digital-print-Atlantic-Pacific

digital-print-dress-milan-harpers-bazaar

digital-print-birds

digital-print-alexa-chung

digital-print-green-milan-elle

digital-print-leggings

digital-print-blue-green

digital-print-anna-dello-russo

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Style Right Now: 32 Coats Worn As Capes

For a few years now, bloggers have been writing about how fashion editors don’t exactly wear their coats; rather, these slaves to fashion drape said coat over their shoulders. This may well be the influence of Jenna Lyons (see last Friday’s post: “Jenna Lyons’ Signature Over the Shoulders Look“). I wonder if these ladies find it annoying (though at least not painful like heels). Can one make decent progress on a city street wearing a coat as a cape? Or is the coat constantly sliding off? I may just try it out, but not until (if) the weather gets warmer. I’m thinking a full-length Patagonia puffer isn’t exactly the look we’re trying to achieve.

coat-over-shoulders-cozy-knits

over-shoulders-gray-mohair

coat-over-shoulders-black-leather-over-white

coat-over-shoulders-blue-and-orange-knit

coat-over-shoulders-blue-stripes

coat-over-shoulders-boyfriend-jeans

coat-over-shoulders-stripe-sweater

coat-over-shoulders-camel-with-scarf

coat-over-shoulders-converse

coat-over-shoulders-black-and-white-stripe-shag

coat-cape-camo

coat-over-shoulders-camel-and-black

coat-over-shoulders-geometric

Elina Halimi at Alberta Ferretti

coat-over-shoulders-white-jacket

coat-over-shoulders-white

over-shoulders-mongolian-lambswool

coat-over-shoulders-navy-blazercoat-cape-green

coat-over-shoulders-gray-with-knit

coat-over-shoulders-light-gray

coat-over-shoulders-with-chickens

coat-over-shoulders-pinstripes

coat-cape-faux-fur

coat-over-shoulders-chanel

over-shoulders-navy-and-polka-dots

over-shoulders-stripes

over-shoulders-varsity

over-shoulders-camel

coat-cape-stripey

over-shoulders-leather

over-shoulders-redhead

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Style Muse: Jenna Lyons’ Signature Coat Over the Shoulders Look

For a few years now, bloggers have been writing about how fashion editors don’t exactly wear their coats; rather, these slaves to fashion eschew sleeves, draping said coat over their shoulders. Jenna Lyons, style muse, creative director of J.Crew, she of the most blogged brownstone, has certainly embraced the look of late. Wearing her coat over her shoulders is almost as much a signature style as her nerdy black glasses. Let’s see how Lyons does it, 15 times.

coat-over-shoulders-fur-yellow-purse

coat-over-shoulders-jeann-lyons-leopard

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-aztec

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-camel-and-leather

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-camo-fur

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-check

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-gold-pant

jenna-lyons-camel-coat-as-cape

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-denim

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-green

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-print-pant

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-white-blue

jenna-lyons-coat-as-cape-prabal-gurung

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-red-pumps

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-embellished-sweater

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Style Right Now: Nike Sneakers

Do you remember when it was suddenly stylish to wear sneakers with real clothes? (Obviously I’m not referring to the tacky commuter look.) It was back around Spring ’98. I distinctly remember wearing my new silver metallic and navy Nike Airs with my maxi tube skirt for work. It was a thing. I think I was working at Teen People then. I remember walking to work on Fifth, along Central Park.

The girls on Pinterest (that is, models, fashion bloggers, NYC, Parisian, and London chicks) have no problem pairing Nike running shoes with their maxi skirts, minis, overcoats, and leather leggings, and looking a hundred percent fabulous. Not sure I can pull that look off anymore (actually, quite certain I cannot), but they wear their Nike sneakers well.

Here are 15 street style photos of ladies in Nikes. I’ve also got New Balance, Adidas, and Converse street style examples, if anyone’s interested.

nike-and-neutrals-milan

nike-dries-overcoat

nike-laptop-clutch

nike-french-girl

nike-camo-jacket

nike-chunky-sweater

nike-elin-king

nike-leopard-bag

nike-pink-tweed-coat

nike-sequins-camel

nike-shirt-dress

nike-tote-stripey-sweater

nikes-and-leather-leggings

nikes-mini-blazer

nikes-on-a-model

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Style Right Now: 22 Colorful Coats

When I was in high school, I had to, had to, have a Kelly green overcoat. I went to multiple stores to find the perfect one. I think someone once told me I looked like an old lady. Yes, that was the style. It was the 1980s. That’s all I need to say, right? I’m sure I must have spotted jewel tone overcoats in Vogue. While my friends were being all sporty Connecticut, I was wishing I lived in New York. If you spend the time scrolling through these overcoats in hues that range from cotton candy to robin’s egg blue, you will be treated with a photo I plucked out of a box last night.

These days, I don’t even wear an overcoat. Sure, I have the luscious camel one I purchased in Florence years ago, still pristine, and a black Max Mara oversize cocoon from, hell, I don’t remember. As a work-from-home writer who lives in Boston, I’m way more partial to my ankle length gray Patagonia. But if I did have reason to dress well again, and I lived somewhere a tad less chilly, I might be tempted to dip back into a pastel, neon, or candy colored overcoat. These women wear them well. Here are 22 colorful coats, street style.

pink-overcoat-purple-sweater

overcoat-blue

orange-coat-cobalt-trousers

navy-cape-denim

neon-green-coat-blue-clutch

sky-blue-overcoat

blush-coat-leather-skirt-graphic-tee

rust-coat-black-clutch

palest-blue-mohair-coat

colorful-coat-pink

burnt-orange-overcoat

green-cocoon-coat

clutch-blue-faux-fur-overcoat

green-coat-with-sneakers

hanneli-coral-coat

light-blue-coat-black-boots

cobalt-blue-coat-patterned-pant-fur-clutch

marigold-overcoat-jeggings

mint-green-acne-coat

hanelli-in-neon-green-acne-coat

mustard-overcoat-fur-hat

blake-lively-blue-overcoat

Blake Lively, who goes bare under hers.

And, for comedic value, this is me in high school,
doing street style, or rather, backyard style, before it was a thing.
I loved that green overcoat. Yikes. Let’s not discuss the Angora beret.
It was the mid ’80s. That’s all I can say.

marni-katz-in-the-80s

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Style Right Now: 48 Plaid Looks Beyond Flannel Shirts

Last week we looked at 25 Plaid Shirts street style. Although I’m not the biggest fan of plaid (and especially not tartan), I think most of these women put plaid looks together superbly. I kind of have a soft spot for the Stella McCartney plaid intarsia sweater—it totally reminds me of a baby blanket I had. Which of these plaid looks work for you?

T O P S

plaid-asymmetric-top

plaid-jumper-quilted-chanel-bag

plaid-scarf-sweater-varsity-jacket

plaid-blanket-sweater

P A N T S

plaid-pant-braid

plaid-pant-chambray-shirt

plaid-pant-in-blue

plaid-pant-leather-moto-vest

plaid-pant-varsity=jacket

plaid-pieces-models

plaid-pant-moss-tee

S K I R T S

plaid skirt-stockholm

plaid-green-and-leather-moto

plaid-maxi-skirt-and-platform-sandals

plaid-maxi-skirt-with-buttongs

plaid-pencil-skirt-gold-heels-celine-tee

plaid-pencil-skirt-leather-jacket

plaid-pleats-with-graphic-tee

plaid-skirt-bulky-scarf

plaid-skirt-spiderman-sweatshirt

plaid-tartan-skirt-flannel

plaid-tartan-skirt-moto-jacket

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B L A Z E R S

plaid-blazer-crop-top

plaid-blazer-leather-mini

J A C K E T S  &  C O A T S

green-plaid-in-paris

plaid-buffalo-check-leather-legging

plaid-coat-with-denim-shirt

plaid-coat-zip-mini

plaid-jacket-in-paris

plaid-jacket-with-faux-fur-collar

plaid-jacket-with-leather-sleeves

plaid-red-black-knits

plaid-red-tartan-overcoat

plaid-over-camo

plaid-scarf-blazer-denim-shirt

plaid-trench-coat

D R E S S E S

plaid-dress-casual

plaid-dress-emma-watson

plaid-dress-moto-jacket

S H O E S

plaid-vans-white-overcoat

H E A D – T O – T O E

plaid-mismatched

plaid-skirt-and-top-london

plaid-suit-camel-coat

Sandra Hagelstam

plaid-suit-stockholm

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