man (repeller) crush monday

for any of you that follow me on pinterest, i have a board called “bombsh” i.e. bombshells. in my lingo this is code for a bunch of bad ass girls who inspire me. chief among them is leandra medine, founder of the blog the man repeller, funny as hell fashionista, and all around bamf. while some of her outfits verge on the kookier side of things, no matter what i always admire her chutzpah– i mean the girl is fearless when it comes to fashion. to inspire us all to be a little more bold, ive rounded up some medine inspire ensembles and summarized her rules to live by.

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#1 layers are your friend. leandra always mixes old pieces different ways to create new looks, layering things in unexpected ways and keeping your closet fresh. to ease into the layerning game try a sweater over a slip dress and add a vest, all in a neutral palette.

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1. sweater 2. heels 3. dress 4. cuff 5. vest

#2 dont be scared of color. turquoise + navy too much? nah, never. throw on some tasseled heels and make the whole look oversized, but keep shapes simple.

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1. top 2. skirt 3. shoes

#3 keep it casual in monochrome…here she rocks a funky wave detailed Alexander Wang skirt dressed down with a chunky knit and sneakers.

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1. sweater 2. skirt 3. sneakers 4. ear cuff 5. bag