When in Doubt

Leandra Medine | February 1, 2012
 Cut 25 anorak, American Apparel blouse, Calypso scarf, J Brand pants, Proenza Schouler purse

Put a utility jacket over it. Photo taken with iPhone to exude the inevitable element of realness. Today’s earlier post chronicled the harsh realities of falling victim to inspiration’s antonym. But a collection of excessively man repelling Kenzo may not function as the proper remedy for everyone, enter this guy snapped in real time. You can’t see it now, but these particular pants are a decent hue of darker red that successfully stands the test of green x red: a Christmas carol, hold the carol, Carol. While this fashion week’s outfitting mantra will remain “if it feels wrong, it looks right,” sprinkled over a little tip that reads, add some denim, add some leather, the combination of denim and utility can function as a predecess-ing easy and uncontrived pick me up to the collective fashion rut. Do note the common denominator here: denim. That means something, people. Something magical.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15057101385427278906 The little world of fashion

    Cool photo!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10607232923904769676 Anastasia

    I like so much your outfit! 🙂 xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09270428504674072431 GINGER FASHION MONSTERS

    the whole anorak thing was definitely a big hit at MFW. more than a good one was seen out and about, and not just on Anna Dello Russo!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18090883048976614929 Laura89

    great photo, love the touch of color with the bag! 🙂

    Lulita's Diaries

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01820759017367173789 Illusion

    Nice outfit! 😉

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06935177585934005255 Habiba. J

    I always find your layering to be fun and overall you're just talented. If you get a chance check out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might love to read.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01270928274656422504 Leira Zetroc

    Utility jackets work with everrythiing…


  • http://pinkwedges.wordpress.com Sheyla

    Love the outfit! Will you be walking on Fashion Week this season?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05695254903533992167 Donna

    Love this! The anorak looks sweet with the scarf over it 🙂


  • http://www.modelovers.de Modelovers

    Your Bag is so cute 🙂



  • http://www.imperfashion.com/ Jasmina
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05509582544145262640 Pret à moi

    cute cute cute outfit
    i love the mix of the scaf, the anorak and the blouse all together!

    i just love your blog so muchhhhhhhhhhhh

    a new spanish blogger!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07279516877124783976 Mackenzie

    Lovely Layers

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07754771070155843910 WearAbouts

    gorgeous jacket! Love the american apparel blouse <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12570872654773804597 Girlie Blogger

    I like this girl's layering. Nice scarf. Big and comfy.


  • Anonymous

    on a more serious note, do you think you would get along with an olsen? I'm coming to NYC in may and sometimes I think who I would like to run into more. sometimes they scare me.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08181477137063502942 lucillejoy

    you look so brill, that bag <3


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09644554154995187140 jessica sandoval

    Oh my God, that is definitely going somewhere on my mirror so I can be reminded every day: "If it feels wrong, it looks right." Gee-nyus.

    Jessica | Vixenelle

  • http://anorexicescapades.com Bougiehippie

    Omg I just said this in a blog video! ppl are their own worst enemy when it comes to dressing learn to edit yourself.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11701982951282476485 diana kang

    love love xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10941820965702663952 B.Weber

    I love this look.


  • http://www.the-habit.com Theresa

    The PS1 just pops! Love the color! You don't look too shabby either 😉 But seriously, great outfit! 🙂 Good luck with the blog awards – voted for you! 🙂



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03766669407141855541 Eileenie

    Gosh. I really wish I were you! My favorite fashion blogger ever <3

  • http://servinupstyle.blogspot.com servinupstyle

    Ah I love it!
    That purse is the best!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04058679287659698122 Elinor Mattingly

    Love the denim! I need new denim shirts stat! Where shall I look???

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10198791077499236420 Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle

    Ah but it's the bag that my heart lusts for–that's gorgeous!

    xo mary jo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00958740509048507614 Monse Fuentes
  • http://www.manrepeller.com Leandra

    This one is men's American apparel. It's pretty decent

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00871124968347245332 Irina Bugai

    The bag is amazing! Love your posts, you have such nice style of writing it always make's me smile! Come visit a canadians girl blog!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14654691178100203023 Roxanna

    The Proenza's awesome in red. Love love.

    xx Roxanna


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    Me gusta MUCHO. Love the pants and the scarf.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16542317510022502031 Styling Black

    my go to look everyday: some jean, some leather, some utility, one huge-ass scarf. love it


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06343365394043867492 Nicole

    That pop of red color is perfect with your outfit!!!

  • Bridgid

    great photo, great outfit – love the bag! 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03683836263018672829 Neijah

    Absolutely LOVE your red bag! And I feel ya on the utility jacket, EVERY girl needs a good one!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09113056625709563735 ♥Run With Fashion♥

    Love your scarf and bag! ♥


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10098756569556117283 Lavanya

    the bag is WOWWWW!!!! love your blog..


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    Love your PS1!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://seutedeern.tumblr.com/ Anne

    if i were a man – i wouldn't be repelled by this outfit at all. is that an affront for a manrepeller? if so: i didn't mean to affront you. i simply love this outfit on you – looks soooooooooo so good. i love it, leandra!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15664502134805475932 Her Persona
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10418547238996143646 YoUngLiNgToN

    Your look is very discreet which is so different from what we are used to. Love !


  • http://www.tone.femelle.no Tone

    Love love love your outfit!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13003103530221097362 Irmak Pekbayik

    I don't know how you do this, but you do it great.
    I mean, if I threw on a huge-ass jacket and and over-sized shirt, or layers on layers, I would look mentally sick rather than a man repeller or rather than stylish..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02524665983291791499 Ramalhoni

    Love your layering and the way u put together your looks … U rock…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02544720393518487280 everYOURS everMINE

    love that look! the way you wear the scarf… and that proenza is awesome! 😀


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09561570620769673869 Plami

    Great look! Love the pop of color the bag brings!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05408429101621005532 Ruthi

    so cute photo. 🙂
    Nice outfit.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16362612188006508513 Amanda

    my "when in doubt" is "put a scarf on it"!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04644235367974098039 Sheena

    Never underestimate the power of a utility jacket! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13611263475142725203 pjlatte

    Love this look! I love the matching reds on the Collier De Chien Cuff and the bag!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12815655041766531822 Eliz

    I love your outfit, because the scarf makes it warm, jean shirt makes it comfortable, purpelish pants&bag; stylish and you too look nice 🙂




  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03277034542600535263 Dina

    I love th photos…

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    loving the outfit, so street style perfect, that chunky scarf is definitely a must especially this season


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate

    Nice picture, you look great. Love the bag and the red color makes it even more beautiful


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17011740376627329001 Featuring Fashion
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12682544119306113499 Alexis Foreman

    Love this outfit. I still don't have a utility jacket but you've made me realise that it is a necessity. Urban outfitters have some vintage ones so think I'm heading there for one! x


  • http://sequinharvest.com/ sequinharvest.com

    this is the perfect winter uniform

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05345225002773583958 Sabina

    I would not have known the pants are red had you not mentioned it–the photo is dark, but that's a good thing. The whole look comes across as dramatic. And there's no hiding that brilliant red bag.

  • Anonymous

    i love this too

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14829938771012689900 Laura

    You look amazing!!!!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10536244216664912207 Sketch42

    The outfit was better in person people- the red waxed jeans with the red PS1… Great.

  • http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com Jennifer

    Love it 🙂

    xo Jennifer


  • Kirstine

    Love, love, love your outfit. Just one question – where did you get your shoes?