Friday, 24 April 2015

A Lesson in Man-Repelling: the Double Denim Edition

ASOS 'Ridley' jeans
NEW LOOK shirt & sunglasses
TOPSHOP faux Birkenstocks

The art of man-repelling is a task that comes very naturally to me. I am aware that others sometimes struggle in this area though, so I've decided to take it upon myself to share my wisdom in the hopes that one day, you too can repel men as easily as I.

First of all, let's take to the original Man Repeller for the correct definition of the term.

man·re·pell·er1  [mahn-ree-peller]

she who outfits herself in a sartorially offensive mode that may result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls, shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs.

The first step in the 'double denim edition' is to take inspiration from Britney and Justin circa 2001 and kit yourself out in an outfit made entirely of the fabric. It may have been considered a fashion faux-pas in the past but it's a huge trend this season. The shades of denim don't have to match, but if they do then you get extra points for nailing the trend as well as a higher chance of scaring eligible men away.

Next up, Birkenstocks. Men despise Birkenstocks. I found out last year when my boyfriend of the time refused to be seen in public with me wearing said shoe. They're comfortable, they promise to keep men at least 5 feet away from you at all times, and the trend is definitely here to stay this summer. So, if you haven't already, you should get yourself a pair sharpish. 

At this point you could also add a novelty bag or some colourful faux fur for optimum man-repelling. I chose to keep the look pretty minimal this time and accessorised simply with a beautiful suede bowling bag from Paul's Boutique and a classic black leather watch. Note: unfortunately I did end up speaking to a boy at some point today so I won't make that mistake again.

I hope this helped some of you. Let me know your favourite ways to repel the opposite sex with weird and wonderful fashion.

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  1. LOVE this post! Just been sat here chuckling away as I read it! You have nailed man repelling but in the most chic way possible - I loveeeee this outfit!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

  2. These photos are so beyond amazing! You look absolutely stunning in these denim items, I didn't even know that denim might look so gorgeous:)
    Wish you a wonderful day ahead!

  3. Double denim is always cool, it can look horrific but I adore this outfit! x

    India Charlotte♥

  4. Amazing outfit Sarah! I love how the blue makes your hair stand out.
    Emma Xx

  5. Ha! Love this post. I actually really like this outfit. I'll admit to not being a huge fan of Birkenstocks, but I am feeling the double denim. Although, you're right, throw in some colourful faux fur and there's no way I'd have commented on this! ;-) x

  6. Great share! Even I have some awesome collection of Charles & Keith Handbags online at #Majorbrands.


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