I’m Feeling Long Skirts With Sneakers

When I talk about clothing I’m talking about street style. Stores are not nearly as interesting as people with savoir flair and a daring sense of humor.

Last weekend I noticed the most interesting looking women were wearing long skirts with sneakers. I did a double-take at least twice in one day.

I didn’t see this look in a magazine. I saw it on the street. I saw it in a photograph of designer Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garcons) at Paris Fashion Week. That’s how it happens. You look at people. You feel it. And if the wallet permits you buy it.

When fashion icons say “style is something you’re born with” don’t believe them. Style is being observant, taking delight in someone’s creativity, and then copying them — at least in the beginning — until you’re ready to do it your way.


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4 Comments to I’m Feeling Long Skirts With Sneakers

  1. Editrix's Gravatar Editrix
    October 18, 2016 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    Hello, book introduction.

  2. Gail's Gravatar Gail
    October 18, 2016 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Dearest Ellen, So called street style makes me almost sick. I was at The Plaza the other day and was depressed over what I witnessed. In the 70’s I went to th Oak Toom and was not allowed entrance since I was wearing my newly bought Gloria Vanderbilt jeans. LOL, how the years have changed. Saw a cartoon the other day from Ben Widdicombe…”Honey, some people think I overdress. They’re called “quitters.”
    Thanks Ellen!

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Ellen Lubin-Sherman

Some say she's tart and arch, but she knows fabulous when she sees it, and that's what she writes about. Get her book, The Essentials of Fabulous, on Amazon. More about me...