Style Sightings: Late Summer in Boston

In honor of the first day of fall, here’s what I’ve seen around the Boston area as we’ve reached the end of summer. Hopefully those of you in warmer climes can get some current style inspiration from this; those of you in chiller abodes can file these away for next year (or revisit your warm weather stuff for that random heat wave in October).

First up, this chic lady in line at Costco, whose outfit I would copy whole cloth:

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Unsurprisingly, I am a fan of the red pants + print blouse look. I might have done something prints with the shoe as well but really can’t complain because those colors are great.

Oh hello, young gent in Davis Square pulling off a man romper:

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I’m sad I didn’t get a picture from the front because the styling made it clear this wasn’t a mechanic-style jumpsuit but something designed with fashion in mind. It was my first spotting of the man romper in the wild and I love that he paired it with Chuck Taylors.

Another lovely print/solid pairing, this time with delightfully floral pants and long-sleeved topper to match. Bonus points for color coordinating the shoes:

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If my wardrobe hadn’t already made the decision long ago to keep my prints on top, I would be all over pants like this. Great way to keep warm but still embrace a summer aesthetic.

Now we turn the corner into fall. I spotted this woman at a farm stand and the long cardigan in motion just made the look:

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And that little black bag!

From the front:

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The colors were great muted hues for autumn (although I would have swapped the black tee for cream or white) and the cardigan coziness just put it over the top. The patterns in the striped scarf and the marled cardigan add just the right amount of interest to a solid-heavy outfit. Win.
And at Fenway, a great use of overalls over striped shirt captured in a blurry photo on the T:

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With the denim jacket and that little pop of yellow in the handbag – love these colors all together!

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What’s the weather (and thus style) doing in your part of the world? What do you think of these snippets of Bostonian style?

Recent Style Sightings

I need to get better at my stealth camera skills, because I keep seeing people dressed in chic, imaginative ways and I want to share their style with you (without making myself look like a total paparazzo – paparazza?).

Here’s a roundup of my recent style sightings.

At Goodwill, not a great photo but indeed a great outfit. I’d guess this woman was in her 50s and she is rocking the relaxed pants look:WP_20170519_15_21_24_Pro

You can’t see from the photo but the pants have a subtle navy/white (or maybe black/white) pattern that looked really fresh against the navy blue top. In my opinion, though, what makes the look is the metallic belt she used to accentuate her waist.  Some great hoop earrings and chic flip-flop-style sandals finished it off. She gets an A in Relaxed Summer Chic.

Next up, an airport traveler doing super-wide-legged pants the best I’ve ever seen them:WP_20170522_13_39_58_Pro

They have almost a skirt effect, and she paired them with a short-sleeved plain white tee which she tucked at the waist to create a clean break and keep her upper half more fitted. That trick really balances out the silhouette and keeps biiiig pants from overwhelming a look.  I first saw her wearing just the plain outfit but she later added a scarf with a gorgeous foliage/floral print that really popped against the simple black/white ensemble.

Airports are GREAT places to spot good styling and as we have a lot of travel on the schedule this summer I’ll be keeping an eye out for more looks to share with you.

Last but not least, this fantastic look was spotted at an art festival in Decatur a few weeks ago. I love the simple shift dress in a bright color with bold accents and a contrasting bag:

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I think the downward gaze and sunglasses sufficiently obscure this woman’s identity but I’m new to this so please chime in if you think I should block it out with a smiley face.

So summery! And from the rear, her backpack pairs perfectly with the accent colors on her dress:
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What styles are you spotting lately?