There is an art to pulling off shabby clothing as chic ingenue wear. Generally, being small and pretty like this femme does the trick, however it amazes me still (as this is not a new look) that one can go to a fashion event dressed in what is essentially casual pajamas, pull a fur or leather jacket over their shoulders and stand out as belle of the ball. I've seen very fashionable women dressed like this at fashion weeks in Paris and NY, which of course has caused me to examine the style more carefully, but it still looks more like an outfit to chop wood in than anything else. Any opinions? Do you prefer more tailored, classic glamour or do you subscribe to the bedraggled beauty aesthetic?
** I do give kudos for the knit hat though. Next to boots, beanies are my most dire addiction.
//At Matt Irwin's photography exhibit in London//