More On My Suspenders

Leandra Medine | August 18, 2011

Because I think they deserve a little more credit. Sure Steve Urkel is cool, but you know what’s cooler? A billion dollars. Just kidding, well not really, but the answer in this situation is actually me. Kidding again! Man I’m such a jokester. This blog should have been called the Joke Repeller because I try and try and try and try but then, crickets. I mean, I laugh. And I guess that’s what counts right? Back to my suspenders though. I understand that yesterday you were likely too excited and busy speculating the prospect of snatching your own skull bracelet to even recognize the perfectly shot image a la Naomi that closed the post but let it be known, these babies are my livelihood.

So perfectly high-waist and suspended way up above them shoulders, I often think these were intended as pregnancy pants! This particular photo tugs at my heart strings because it looks like the right image is running away from the left. But I am present in both. Is the Repeller repelling the Repeller? As you can probably guess, I aced the shit out of psychology in college.

The other good thing about high waist pants is that the waist band functions as a great place to store ones sunglasses in the event she does not want to put them on her face or head or handbag. I like to think think everything through.

rings: Mark Henry, DANNIJO, Mr. Kate, bracelets: Hermes, LeiVanKash, Shashi.

See? Look how diverse. Fits out the pocket too. So utility chic. Also note the little skull to the left that, omfg, may or may not be yours come Monday.

suspender pants: 3.1 Phillip Lim, blouse: T by Alexander Wang, shoes: Superga, sunglasses: Celine, all photos by Naomi Shon

And finally, before I go, it’s important that I tell you when I left home on this day my father looked at me, laughed and said “you look like you’re wearing the lining of a ski suit.” Vive le long johns, sisters. Vive le long johns.

…Or I could have just yelled, LOOK AT MY SUSPENDERS!

  • heatherheartsfashion

    pretty friggen sweet pants

  • LaraLainThatsMyName

    You look funky, I would look like a complete tool in these! x

  • Elena Martínez Bengoechea

    funny look!

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  • victoria / cats dreaming in keylime

    Yeah … the tummy part on me would not only repel men, but all mammals, small and large.

  • the Gardener

    Sunglasses hanging from high-waisted suspenders? You're simply Urkelicious.

  • g

    i really really wish there was a contest to score the suspender pants. LOVE THEM. see zuckerberg's downfall was farm animals. throw a teacup pig in those utility pockets and we'll excel the repel even more :)

    long live those jazzy overalls!

  • Mano y Metal

    love them!
    Also, love how your personality and humor shines through each pic! 😀

    Des, Mano y Metal.

  • shu84
  • loubehr

    Ready to go ski !!!!! Great outfit :)
    U the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • FashionableAwkward

    Gosh every time I'm on here I can't help, but laugh at what you have to say. Love the suspenders. If only I had enough man repeller in me to buy and WEAR a pair of those beauties. Well for now I live vicariously through your blog. Great post!

  • figandthewasp

    You're a nut and I love it… keep on repelling! 😀

  • FashionableAsians

    2 Asian designers in 1 outfit! woot woot ;P


    The suspender's are brilliant.
    I mean, I always thought a cool case was practical for sunglasses but little did I know how much more effective awesome suspenders would be for it.
    I am also familiar with the crickets, but you made me laugh so don't worry about it.
    however, I did make a similar 'I could have just yelled look at my suspenders' joke so it's like I laughed at my own joke haha!!

    Daphne @

  • Sara B

    I love these suspenders and pants!! Honestly it's actually pretty flattering. Surprisingly. Work it girl.

  • CupcakesOMG!

    i love what your dad said.


  • MissLauraHueto

    HAHAHAH Your dad's so great! 😀 Mine says similar things about my Repeller-outfits, but he's cute and funny in his own ever-teasing and annoying way, so I just laugh it off. You look great in them nevertheless! 😉

  • Bay Park Dream

    Lol this out is amazing. The accessories.. shoes.. dorkiness of it all. I enjoy thoroughly hehe…..
    and I would like like a mess in it, but that's ok


  • Mad For Fashion

    Very cute and the pictures are just fun!!!!

  • La Petite Olga

    Haha had to think about ski suit the moment I saw the photos…

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • The PvdH Journal

    Dork To Boot! I love it!


  • Matt P.

    I thought it was Stefan, Steve's alter ego who was the cool one.

    white suit.

  • Collections

    Love the suspenders… great look.

    Fashionable Collections

  • Erin

    Nothing says "sexy" like the threat of some camel toe, right?

    The Dewey Decimals

  • Tatiana and the Deathly Fashion

    Crazy and funny cute. You can totally pull these off and still be funny! Love love love it!

  • DNA (designers+artists)

    I was waiting for you to do the jig w/these bad boys.


    these are f*cking incredible.

  • Emmy

    What suspenders?

  • YoUngLiNgToN

    You so funny, nice overalls, very good items for coming back from holidays….

  • Molliee

    you're a hoot! you make me laugh too, so its not just you;)

  • besos

    I can live with the pants/suspenders, what I can not live with is the sneakers tied to the back..!!???? wtf is that??
    I also see the sexyness by not wearing a bra but darling you are still 2 tone..

  • The Fancy Teacup

    High waist suspenders to carry a girl's sunglasses…who would have thought? Vive le long johns!

    ♥, Jamie

  • Anonymous

    You are hilarious. But do you seriously go out like this? :) These pants are just so… Urkl :)

  • Liz

    Omg, those are like even better than overalls. And overalls are hard to beat.

    Funky, man-repelling jewelry!

  • Damar Rivillo

    jnajajajaja… I like this pants… and your accesories are amazing

  • Patricia Paramo

    hahahahaha….love your bracelets!! i want them!!

  • kelly @ paper doll theory

    haha great pics! i like the suspenders but i'm loving your rings!


  • HeatherAMarie

    these are hilariously amazing!!

  • thefashionguitar

    That's a fun suit, and so are the photos, as usual!

    XO Charlotte

  • MGF

    hahha funny face
    your father sounds hilarious and lucid


  • Pupeow*

    Sorry, this may not be the whole point of the post…


    I LOVE the rings!! (O___O)

    I have this passion for rings, rings and rings!


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  • Megan’s Profile

    You make Urkel proud. Urkel and the rest of the Winslows. Well done!



  • Style Dilettante

    Your poses always crack me up! I love that you don't take yourself too seriously! And I love tying my Chucks like that!

  • Danielle Celeste Couture

    ok. you are seriously funny.

  • Isi, Wake up & smell the azahar

    Love that trainers 😉

  • thereformedwanderer

    omgg i seriously love your suspender pants! and you are too cute!

  • Zuan

    look at this little boy wearing a suspender..

  • Poonam

    Those sandals are worth to die for…

  • Michelle

    FU-PA ahahahjah

    :) doesnt get more repelling than that.

  • Anonymous

    What brand is your watch?:)

  • Tiffany

    wore suspenders last week and felt like a true repeller!

  • Floortje

    love your outfit and jewelry!

    xoxo Floortje

  • Military Shirt Stays

    Nice suit. You look great. I like that suspenders.

  • Anonymous

    This season I discovered suspenders for me. With jeans and a t-shirt or over a blouse they look so awesome. Love them.


  • Mark

    Where do you buy these may I ask?