Dammit Chrysler - you got me. Their new commercial bemoans our general lack of style today, showing images that take you back to the golden age of film stars, well-cut suits, flowing dresses, the days of the Hepburns (Audrey & Katherine). When did it become acceptable to run to the store in pajama pants? Why shouldn't you put some thought and creativity into how you present yourself?
I know that we can't all afford designer duds - in fact, I'm the first to argue that our culture is far too focused on appearance, and should put more of our money toward a world where children don't die, daily, from hunger.
But I still love to see people express their personal style, whether it's the perfectly fitted suit (hello Don Draper!) or a combination of colors and thrifted pieces. Life can be pretty dreary, why not add some color and interest? Which is why I drool over the street style blog The Sartorialist. Here are a few of my favorites - showing that Chrysler is wrong. Some people still know how to arrive in style.