Leandra Medine for ASOS.
Photo: Courtesy of ASOS
It’s kind of embarrassing how often we look at our closet with sad, wanting puppy dog eyes and wish, The Secret style, that one day we’ll have a closet like Leandra Medine, the whip smart, beyond cool blogger behind The Man Repeller. Unfortunately, however, we currently lack the funds to deck ourselves out in head to toe ready-to-wear the way Medine does (one day, though…), a fact which consistently bums us out, probably more than is healthy. The kind, gracious, wonderful people over at ASOS understand our plight, however, and had the great Man Repeller curate a collection of her favorite, most repelling pieces from their site. Sweatshirts, mutilated denim, and arm parties abound, with more refined, yet still loud, brocade and leather pieces sprinkled throughout. Although these pieces might be the opposite of repelling on their own, when styled by Medine they begin to resemble a veritable explosion.
We’re loving the plethora of tailored, tapered trousers Medine includes in her picks, and paired with some killer heels and a matching blazer, as she does in the main photo in the spread, the looks is a way to wear prints that’s both daring and prim, and repelling only in so much as it’s a look that screams ’badass.’ We also LOVE that Medine is reclaiming the sweatshirt. Who doesn’t love being comfortable? By the looks of our shoes, sometimes you would think, not us, but we’re all about figuring out the best fashion hacks to keep us looking on point while feeling like we’re in our PJ’s.
What do you think of Leandra Medine’s picks for ASOS?