The High Street


Call me crazy, but I just can’t get that Juergen Teller portrait of Phoebe Philo on the insane tiger-print couch out of my head. Her outfit is also kind of nuts, but I love it. I mean, black leather sweatpants? Actual, literal training shoes, in a completely weird combination of colors? Who does this? I do. Well, I want to. Except instead of a 1,329-ply cashmere sweater, let’s go a bit more street. Think Céline, sure, but also the mid-'90s and Aaliyah, with a hint of Caroline Brasch Nielsen.

1. 3.1 Phillip Lim's Nueva York Muscle Tank: Because I love this big crazy city of mine, and this shirt is cut loose in the armholes (which makes it cool), is longer in the back (doubly cool), and has an asymmetrical slit on the bottom right-hand side so you can do that tucked-in-the-front, flowing-in-the-back thing. Just make sure your pants are low (but not Bieber low).

2. Vince's Leather Jogger Pants: I’ll bet Philo’s pants are Céline, which means, even though they’re perfect, they’re probably $4,000. Listen, a pair of leather pants isn’t cheap no matter which way you slice it, but let’s face the facts: luxe sweatpants have replaced luxe pajama pants in the loungewear-as-daywear department, and these rule. They are perfect.

3. Maison Martin Margiela's 4 Finger Rings: The infamous Spring/Summer 2013 Balenciagas may be sold out everywhere (and if they aren’t, email me!), but these can be at your doorstep tomorrow and are pretty damn close to the real thing.

4. Superga's Linea Platform Sneakers: These are just a wee bit safer, and chicer, than Philo's Nike Vortex, and they let you get in on the whole platform creeper/loafer trend that’s going on without breaking the bank. White kicks might seem scary, but remember, they’re hot shit.

5. Clare Vivier's Striped Clutch: I’ve been toting this around for about seven months—it fits a phone, wallet, keys, and at least four lip products (sometimes it’s all about the options), and it sort of shrinks to fit whatever’s in there. And when you need to go hands-free, it looks hella cool wedged under your arm.

—Emily Weiss

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  • whitehorse78

    Aaliyah...still amazing influence and style. She could never be imitated. You should totally do a profile on her style. She was beyond this world...intelligence, strong, feminine, but also very masculine. One of the best and most unique dancers ever. Gorgeous voice. A class act. Respect for mentioning her....she should be noted more for her artistic influence. Can you imagine if she was still here today...she was so beyond its hard to imagine the woman she would have morphed into. It would have been MAJOR. For sure she would be bringing more to the table than most entertainers today.

  • Michelle

    Love these rings! So beautiful...

  • Bonnie Clyde

    Love it!!


  • beeswaxnoneofyour

    Well, label me unfashionable, but I could never do leather sweatpants (or normal sweatpants). Leather skinnies all the way. Shortish gals like me need to fake length wherever possible! Also, they seem to be leading my brain into Hammer-pants territory, and that should be avoided at all costs. A couple summers ago I was in France and all these girls were wearing batik and ikat harem pants - all I could think of was Hammer, and circus clowns.

  • Angela_E

    Love everything about this post.


3.1 Phillip Lim
3.1 Phillip Lim Nueva York Muscle Tank
Vince Leather Jogger Pants
Maison Martin Margiela
Maison Martin Margiela 4 Finger Rings
Superga Linea Platform Sneakers
Clare Vivier Striped Clutch