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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Embracing The Man Repeller Style

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Over the years I've struggled to define my personal style.

In my teens and early twenties I went through phases of trying to replicate the Brit-cool looks of Kate Moss and Alexa Chung before leaping to the boho end of the spectrum and trawling ebay for floaty, floral vintage dresses and bags inspired by the Olsen twins. 

These days, you'll mostly find me in a combo of the following: mom jeans, oversized shirts, culottes, slogan tees, midi skirts, blazers, trainers. Comfort is key for my style but I do still like to make a statement. Whether that's through recreating a 'look' which has inspired me or by mixing in a statement item with wardrobe staples. 

Embracing my inner man-repeller


Over the last year or so, I've definitely embraced a more relaxed aesthetic and attitude to the way I dress: not caring that my outfits aren't typically girly or sexy. I so admire how others confidently wear an LBD and and killer heels and look a million bucks but I've realised this style of dressing isn't really me. 

Looking back, even in my boho phase, I would go for oversized and eclectic in favour of anything delicate or feminine. But does opting for comfort, layering and statement pieces mean I dress to man-repel? Or is it just a blogger or fashion 'label' which men and women in the real world don't actually care about or pay attention to? 

In my own day to day life, I think it's lovely when someone compliments me about an item I am wearing because in a small way it means they appreciate my style or fashion taste - and 9 times out of 10 times, this is coming from a female.  

But then on the flip side, I can think of countless times where my male friends have looked on in amusement at something I am wearing. Like the time I wore my beloved leopard print slingbacks to the office which sure, my guy workmates openly slated, but it certainly hasn't stopped me from wearing them again.

So I suppose if wearing pieces that I like, even if they raise a few eyebrows, means I dress to man-repel, then I wear my man repeller badge with pride! 

Man repeller style
Blazer: Bershka via ASOS, Tee: ASOS

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for checking out my blog. :) I love your style pictured here. I agree personal style changes so much that's why I never like to put myself in a category. x

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    1. No problem, I enjoyed your post! Absolutely, the fun part is seeing your style evolve. These days it's comfort the way! X

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  2. Style is such a personal thing and I think we all take a while to finally work out what we want to achieve with what we wear and how we want to feel from it. I think as long as YOU'RE happy, screw what everyone else thinks! :)

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    1. Ah, preach it! All about wearing what you want - some of my favourite outfits are thrown on without thinking. That's when you know you've found a style that works for you. Thank you for stopping by :) x

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  3. Oooh me too! I've always gravitated towards oversized pieces and masculine tailoring, it's just so effortlessly cool, you are definitely oozing that nonchalant chic look in these photos lady!

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    1. Ah thank you, Laura! Nowhere near as polished as your amazing outfit photos but it's a good blazer which had to be shared here! x

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