I’m sure, unless you’ve been under a rock for the last few months, you must’ve heard about Man Repeller. Her hillarious blog has been making the rounds, and has become a staple “read” for many around the blogosphere. I like it, because it’s pretty much universally true: women don’t dress for men, women, especially the ones obsessed with fashion, tend to dress for themselves, as well as for other women. Men would never understand the appeal of the lovely lace-up grandma oxfords, yet still women wear them in droves.
So today’s outfit (yesterday’s really) was inspired by Man Repeller, and includes such repelling items as pleated leather shorts. I repeat – pleated leather shorts. Not the tight ones that make the men go “whoop-whoop”, but the pleated ones, that could potentially cause some bulging and end up looking like a diaper. I also wore my new Moschino belt, that I picked up at The Room last week, which le boyfriend not-even-jokingly calls a “wrestling belt”. To up the repel-factor, I paired the shorts with a pair of oatmeal-colored H&M tights, fit for a 10-year old, and topped it all off with a semi-floppy hat.
No man would be enticed by this outfit, and yet, I proudly (and lovingly) wore it all day, getting compliments aplenty from the ladies, and some pretty strange looks from the men.
What’s your take on man repelling? Would you rather “cut off your arms” than wear something that repels or do you not give a crap? Dish in the comments!
What I Wore: Leather Shorts – Danier; Sweater – Jacob; Hat, Tights – H&M; Tank Top – Forever21; Belt – Moschino