What is a Man Repeller? For those of you who live outside of the world of fashion, you might instantly and naturally link the term with a feminist. But you would be wrong, friends. Miss Leandra Medine coined the term as the face and voice behind the top fashion blog of the day. (Check it out here - http://www.manrepeller.com/) “It’s about trends that women love and men hate,” she told the New York Times BoF section. Leandra is one of my idols: she has amazing personal style, a non-apologetic tone in her writing, and she is, by all my estimations, a big fat feminist. Wanna be a Man Repeller Feminist, too? Well, here’s how:
Step one: The key to making a feminist fashion statement is as follows. “Man Repelling is outfitting oneself in a sartorially offensive mode that may result in repelling members of the opposite sex.”
Step two: Spend your days perusing the shops of Manhattan for said items to suit your new feminist wardrobe. Drop-crotch pants, loud patterns, platform shoes, and oversized men’s buttons downs are your new staples. See below for inspiration:
Step three: Roam the streets offending the opposite sex with your high-waist drop crotch pants and oversized bags with an overwhelming sense of self, self-confidence, and self-assurance that you and Leandra are on the same team.
Step four: And even after all that repelling and dressing for you (as opposed to presenting yourself in high heels, a tight dress, caked up make up to hopefully catch the attention of a man), you still find a significant other who loves you exactly as you are. He puts a ring on it. And you, your fantastic man-repellant wardrobe and husband live happily ever after.
Thinkin’ of joining up with Leandra as a Man Repeller Feminist? Share your most repellant outfits with me via Twitter.