Your New Blog Obsession: Man Repeller

Meet Leandra Medine, the sometimes-model whose self-described day job is “man repelling.” When she’s not fulfilling requirements as a senior at Eugene Lang, Medine is updating her blog, the Man Repeller. The site has earned an ever-growing collection of devout readers in the six months it’s been in existence, including love from the Telegraph, Stylecaster, and Lucky‘s online editor, who turned yours truly onto the gem. Her approach is simple: assemble outfits that epitomize the latest fashion trends – ankle socks, top knots, flannel – and assess the final product. Without fail, the more trends incorporated, the more off-putting the ensemble becomes to the average man.

Medine also includes musings on must-have fashion items and personal style shots, but she shows her true colors when she takes looks from typically Sexy Saturday Night to Total Boy-Off with a few tricks of the fashion trade. What to consider wearing if man repelling is your game? “Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls (see: human repelling), shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry, and clogs,” says Medine. Something tells me, though, that all the transparency we’ve seen on runways might not produce the same effect…

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