I love the way head-to-toe black looks in summer—equal parts laid back and pulled together and just a tiny bit badass, too. Very New York chick. And aside from the part where she’s got her shirt unbuttoned past her bra, I feel Erin Wasson’s outfit here is a great object lesson in how to make the look work: keep things simple, pay attention to proportion, wear a clunky-ass platform, and even those of us who aren’t skinnypants, tously-haired models can to pull it off.
This oversized stand collar shirt is a softer alternative to a more traditional button-down, and it keeps things on the breezy side. You must tuck it in, even if you just do that tucked-in-front-and-not-in-back thing.
Erin is wearing super-skinny pants, something I no longer do: you can execute a perfectly credible version of this look with a more forgiving boy-cut skinny pair like this. (Yes, these are crazy stupid expensive R-13s; the market is annoyingly slim for good slouchy skinnies in black. This Frame Denim pair is still on the high side but not quite so bad; J Crew’s Matchstick cut is always a solid choice—size up one for more of a slouchy effect; or if you’re in the mood for a higher waist you might try these.)
These platforms look perilously high, but they’re good old Kork Ease, which means they won’t be torture to walk in.
Just a basic webbed Boy Scout-style belt, simple as you please.
A quick hit of gold against bare skin is so sexy.Tags: James Colarusso, Kork-Ease, R13, Steven Alan