If you're a street style fashion fanatic, it is more than likely you've come across Man Repeller while blog-surfing. Leandra Medine may be many things, each of which she documents in her blog, but repellant is not one of them. Her husband, I'm sure, would agree. The blog's title refers to the many nonsensical but absolutely chic ensembles Medine puts together for her daily adventures, one of which is the ideal union of fall's Saint Laurent obsession and its more laid-back approach to fashion compared to seasons past.
Medine's Instagrammed look consists of an embroidered black blazer, a white bow tied button down, ripped black jeans, and low-heeled navy booties. If the ensemble seems like something you could easily throw together yourself, well, that's exactly the point of the trend. For those days when you want to look like you're the coolest kid in the room without having put in any effort at all, try these four items essential to capturing the Man Repeller's chic look. If you really want to go for the gold, a pair of dark shades a la Medine paired with a couple of simple bangles is all the accessorizing you'll need. How's that for a look with that certain je ne sais quoi?
1. EMBROIDERED BLACK OR NAVY BLAZER
Embellishment is certainly on the fashion radar for fall, so follow Medine's lead and snap up an embellished blazer like this Maison Scotch Boucle Jacket.
2. BOWTIE BLOUSE
Evoke a classic Saint Laurent (and Man Repeller) vibe with a bow tie-embellished blouse like this Full Sleeve Peter Pan Collar Blouse.
3. RIPPED JEANS
Channel Medine's edgy style with a pair of artfully ripped jeans. For an individualized look, take ASOS's Ridley High Waist Ultra Skinny Jeans in Clean Black with Ripped Knees and, using a small square of sandpaper, rough them up a bit. The result? A completely unique pair of jeans.
4. NAVY BLUE BOOTIES
Booties are in for autumn (were they ever really out?) and Medine uses her navy blue pair to polish up her androgynous ensemble. Achieve a similar effect with Nine West's Meoww Peep Toe Booties, whose rich navy shade set them apart from basic black boots.
Images: manrepeller/Instagram; Maison Scotch Boucle Jacket, $175, revolveclothing.com; Ali Express Full Sleeve Peter Pan Collar Blouse, $20, aliexpress.com; ASOS Ridley High Waist Ultra Skinny Jeans in Clean Black with Ripped Knees, $61.91, us.asos.com; Nine West Meoww Peep Toe Booties, $129, lordandtaylor.com