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This week, we're doing Street Scenes a little differently. Each shot was selected by Racked commenter MPW, who spent a day last week roaming the city with photographer Daniel Krieger. Today's subject is Amanda, shot on Crosby Street between Spring and Prince. Feel free to vote on whether you like or dislike her outfit below. Your choices are 'Perfection!,' 'So close,' 'I feel strangely ambivalent about it,' or 'Who did this to you?'
[Photo by Daniel Krieger]
MPW says: I was really flattered and excited when Racked asked me to accompany their photographer and pick some subjects for Street Scenes. While there are certainly a lot of amazingly eccentric dressers on the streets of New York, I decided to focus on people with a subtler look. When an outfit is pared down to the essentials, the focus is more on fit, proportion, and details.
I like Amanda's outfit because, while it looks understated, there is actually a lot going on. The drapey sweater balances out the slim jeans. The warm caramel color of the shoes and bag is an unexpected choice to pair with the grays in the sweater and t-shirt, but it adds a richness to the outfit and looks amazing with her auburn hair. The slightly old-fashioned shoes are a nice contrast to the rest of the outfit's more modern style, and the detailing on them creates some additional visual interest. The result is a stylish, yet relaxed and unfussy outfit.