Overalls That Love to Layer

by Leandra Medine
June 18, 2012
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Another note on the official fabric of man repelling and what have you.

And to think it all started with but one denim shirt. You know, I really wish I weren’t such a lazy bastard. That way, I could have properly illustrated the sausage making that creates such a gem, see: above. It seems the theme of this week is gauging inspiration from the nuptials of late last week and so drawing from that I will reiterate an important twitter cultivated point that I threw onto the webs right after: real men love overalls. They do, they just love them. Especially when they come with the prospect of fresh produce, etc. That’s not a sexual innuendo, I’m talking kiwi and exotic shit like that. That’s also not a sexual innuendo. Let’s move forward.

…With a detailed outline of what’s going on. While the photos aren’t compartmentalized, my thoughts sure are so here you have it. Layer 1 consists of the alpha denim shirt from Madewell and here’s a fun fact: it’s the very same one I was wearing the day Man Repeller was born. Layer 2 are the Genetic Denim overalls that have changed the way I view what seemed given and arbitrary like bathroom galloping and really instilled a sense of appreciation in me. Last month I was set to speak on a panel at the Met Museum but before going on I used the bathroom in which moment, my overall straps fell into the toilet. ‘Twas very urine chic, friends.

Never mind the Hora, Layer 3 consists of one particular Iro jacket that eloquently alludes to effortless French chic while simultaneously screaming from the ostensible trenches of Staten Island, “where the party at?” Do note I let the cuffs of my denim shirt pour out of the sequined sleeves, this is for dramatic effect. Layer 4 equals one trusty denim vest and when I say trusty, I mean it: for this guy opens or rather, closes up into a backpack. You already knew that though, see: here. 

And finally, the accessories. Never mind now the salutation to the sun, this is about ankles: who needs ‘em. Wear stilettos that compromise their existence. And, hey, how about a minaudiere? I’ve been trendforecasting the shit out of their return since February and not to hit on myself or anything, pat, pat: they’re everywhere. As for the rings, Aurelie Bidermann (on sale now, cha ching,) Mark Henry, Alexander McQueen. All photos by Superstar Shon.

Outfit details here.

REPLIES
  • http://twitter.com/nattypaint Natty Paint

    I love the shoes! Are they sequined or metallic?

    • Leandra

      Metallic!

  • http://twitter.com/EileenieWang Eileen Wang

    wow. now i MUST get back to my childhood overall-wearing days…:D

  • Natali Karppinen

    Your shoes and clutch are quite something! 
    You have an awesome style!

    https://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • Elise and Margot

    nice outfit!

    x For Happy Days

  • call me debbie

    Oh my you are killing it dude! Like, really wow!

     In Whirl of Inspiration

  • http://www.EatStylePlay.com/ Eat.Style.Play

    Either way, I love all the energy in these photos! I love the glitter sleeves! 

  • Morchelley

    This post is a tease because after I saw your first instagram/overall pic I searched high and low for them.  They are gone:(
    I am always looking for a good pair of overalls that are a great fit and fashionable.  Do you have any other suggestions??

    • Leandra

      Try Surface to Air on Shopbop!

      • Morchelley

         Thanks! I saw those but they aren’t in my size:( I will have to look more often for overalls so I don’t miss them when they are rarely available.

  • Nataliechristina

    How can you say you’re repelling men? Youre so pretty!

    http://agoodiebag.blogspot.dk/ – check out by blog and competition!

  • Raphaëlle

    So many shades of blue, impressing.

    http://matchalattewardrobe.blogspot.com

  • Si4312

    your new elongated proportions for the pictures are distracting

  • alice.madden

    You shoes just gave me a fashiorgasm. Your iro jacket too actually ! How can you make overalls look so GOOD ?? And the part on the bathroom issues, I feel the same way !! How can one wear overalls a whole day when they’ll risk dropping them in the toilet ?
    http://stylecroissant.blogspot.fr/

  • Evangelie

    First of all I want to wish you ALL the best from  heart. And join the club babe! It’s not so tough as they say;)
    I’m completely, endlessly in love with these Louboutins. But unfortunately all his pointy toes are assassinating my wide feet so it’s better to admire them from a distance. And the IRO…Arghhhhhhh
    Enjoy Elounda and if you need any assistance or pass from Athens I’ll be super excited to see you…
    xo
    Ev

  • Caio I Bertazzi

     awesome

  • nataluya85

    radsky!

    nataliya
    sewniice.blogspot.com

  • María Belén Acosta Meana

    You always have the most amazing shoes that close together the whole outfit, love it!

  • Eva Kraaijeveld

    You totally rock that overall!

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • Ashleigh @ Jolie Jouel

    I can’t see the overalls for the shoes! Those shoes are insanely gorgeous. 

    My jewelry blog: joliejouel.blogspot.com

  • Pip

    Only you make overalls look ab-fab!  You look great!  xx,  Pip

    http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com

  • Fashionmix

    so 
    glamorous

  • Jenaly Enns

    love everything about this outfit

    http://jenalyenns.blogspot.ca 

  • http://twitter.com/pinkwedges10 Sheyla Concepción

    Great outfit. I love the shoes though I wouldn’t wear them, they look a little uncomfortable. The sequined jacket is a brilliant addition to all the denim madness. I hope you make an outfit post wearing the denim Margiela sneakers.
    Take care.

  • http://www.thankfifi.com thankfifi

    wonderful!  and yes, the urine strap, we’ve all been there…  sad but true
    ♥ ThankFifi

  • TheNouveau Pov

    LOOOVE! Only thee can make dungarees look glam-tastic! The sequined jacket = stroke of genius.

  • http://twitter.com/Boobieslife Boobieslifeandluster

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this

  • herpersona
  • http://ldotcdot.blogspot.com LC

    i love your shoes! 

  • TeuntjeVDW

    I need a overall in my life! You totally rock them! xx.

  • Tatianaptouch

    Love it!! So perfect – would love to see you in the Derek Lam leather overalls.

  • mcgintylauren

    I love this. It’s 80s party girl meets 90s working dude. IE: it’s fun.

    http://one-daysome-day.blogspot.com

  • Ashley Walker

    I love those shoes! 

  • http://laceandtulle.com/ Samira Reyes

    love you!!! you are such an inspiration!!!

  • Brenda Iyalla

    Freakin love this ish. Congratulations by the way. The Instagram Wedding Album was the bomb x

  • http://fashionclub.com/fashion/chicstreet/dress-for-less/ Tisha Green

    Those shoes are fab! I’m loving it even more that you paired them with overalls! That’s a combination of my childhood and my adulthood all in one outfit =)

  • MKP

    Gorgeous as per usual. Triple denim is a move only for the brave. Also all my denim is essentially the same colour which I don’t think would look as good.

    http://marykathleen.blogspot.co.uk/ 

  • http://www.facebook.com/mata.herrero.maria.daniela Maria Daniela

    OMG aren’t you hot with all those layers on ???

  • Aleksandra Paszkowska

    You’re not going to believe that, but when I showed this look to my boyfriend and started emphasizing how man-repellent overalls were, and how wacky in all the greatest ways, he replied: “I like them, because people tend to underestimate them. It’s rare to see a pair on a girl.” 
    I thought to myself: “Could this be true? Does he get overalls?” And then he continued: “They look particularly great on a naked body.” 
    OK, no, he doesn’t get overalls. But he had me there for a minute.

  • Style-Squared by Z&M

    Leandra i fkin LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this  sh*t! One of my faves!!

    style-squared.blogspot.com

  • Katya Lissovaia

    Loooooove your necklace! Who is it by? :)

  • http://styledescription.blogspot.com/ Lisa

    Gosh I love your shoes

  • http://www.kerrinpalooza.com/ KERRIN

    when it comes to denim, more is more. obviously. xx

  • RunwayChef

    ahhhh! the shoes are amazeballs!

  • abigail lind

    those rings are all beautiful, and congratulations on one in particular!

    abby
    http://www.farandwildjewelry.blogspot.com

  • rachel

    What do you do when it’s too hot to layer?

  • sweetlooweeze

    your shoes are everything!!!

  • helena

    This outfit is so fun, especially the denim shirt, I bought one a few months ago and wear it almost every day. I love your blog so much, it always makes me laugh. Congratulations on your marriage!!

  • http://purist-modernist.tumblr.com/ Le Z

    Haha, I love the part when you said the strap fell down the toilet.  The last time I wore an overall was probably 15 years ago, and it was baggy!  Do you have any suggestion for a skinny girl to wear overalls?  I’m size 00 (or any kind that is the smallest…boo boo) so overalls have a tendency to make me look like a stick (not good!)…

  • Unterhosen

    Real fellers and ‘pellers love overalls, but personally I’m done with dungarees fastenings. Patience and bladder control entirely exhausted by the years and former fashion-era encounters, it’s either bomb-door fastenings ‘down there’ a la Osh Kosh or I shall continue to get my all-in-one kicks from my boiler suit with its rip-em-open press studs.

  • Marsha C

    WOW I love the overalls, take me back in time to childhood and jellys! And those shoes are simply stunnnning! x

    http://styleofalondontallgirl.blogspot.com

  • k_hutchison

    Your blog posts never fail to  make me laugh – officially most lol blogger ou! 

    http://katieswardrobe.blogspot.com

  • Emily

    Those shoes!! I die. I’m a big fan of boyfriend jeans + stilettos, maybe I’ll venture further into overalls one of these days. 

  • Toya

    I just need the shoes.. could not find them anywhere… :-(

  • http://rebekaann.blogspot.com/ Rebeka

    You are awesome. My hero for all the denim love! AND those shoes!! Sheesh!

  • Veronique
  • jessberesford

    I love the look of jean on jean… and adding sparkle to anything could never hurt. love this! 

    fadstofashion.wordpress.com

  • http://www.findmeamuse.com/ Findmeamuse

    That Iro jacket and the heels are to die for! Love!

    ~ Mandi
    http://www.findmeamuse.com

  • Wale

    Those Louboutins!! looovee …do they run true to size? and, what are they called? thanks!

  • Diana

    You look fabulous, obviously!  And you are the reason why i have been on a hunt for a perfect overall for a few months already!! Thanks for tons of inspiration!

    http://redinsidefashion.blogspot.com/ 

  • http://twitter.com/madforfashion78 Berty Morales

    Only you can pull this look and you look amazing. Love your shoes xoxox

  • http://www.ryannejohnson.com/ rye

    to die for. wearing this tomorrow.

  • http://www.coutureandcannolicafe.com/ Angela Litterio

    Who needs ankles when there’s metallic stilettos to be had? Love them with the denim. As for the overalls? I think my closet has overall shorts, and a jumper. Now I must dig these out and post – as a tribute to you! :) And I’ll even try the leg-out-tuna-sandwich-eatin’-pose!

  • http://prettykittypublishing.blogspot.com/ Miami

    I totally used to have a vest like that when i was in junior high school.

  • rhodawong

    great layering! you do it so effortlessly!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  • Neijah

    I really love the way you added that sequined piece in there! The entire look is amazing!

    xoxo, 

    http://www.thelookandlisten.com

  • ReCreandome

    Perfect outfit!!! I like the mix with casual and formal trends. :)
    Congratulations for your wedding by the way! 

    http://re-creandome.blogspot.com.es/ 

  • Eva

    Love it!! All tose colors match so weel and you put everything together perfectly!
    xxx

  • Maryse

    J’ADORE ! :) les chaussures sont magnifiques .. 
    http://indecisemarise.wordpress.com

  • Gita Bončina

    Hah, that’s awesome!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/ 

  • Soy mi Personal Shopper

    Qué zapatos tan fantásticos!!!! Se los vi a Elle Mcpherson hace un tiempo y me quedé enamoradísima de ellos. Un beso desde España.

  • http://scavengersdaughter.lescigales.org/ Maxens M. Finch

    I love overalls, and I love your jacket and its collar. I also love the outfit’s structure and all…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=770708629 Frank Kraner

    Not sure if I’m a real man, but I like overalls ;-)

  • http://backtofive.blogspot.com/ Cassandra

    Amazing outfit! The layering are amazingggg!

    backtofive.blogspot.com

  • Sharon

    Love this outfit!


     
    http://style-chameleon.blogspot.com/

  • Jessicagemmell

    You are so bloody cool and eloquent.

    http://www.fashion-pudding.blogspot.com

  • Um Blog Fashion

    I love this metallic shoes!

    Kiss,
    Liliana

    http://umblogfashion.com

  • http://www.lucidnewyork.com HandmadeJewelrybyLucid

    Perfect combo! Love the glitter sleeves. Shoes are to die for but look uncomfortable… Thoughts?

  • bambam

    :-(((( no post on your wedding? 
    i know it’s private but honestly i just love you too much to want to be a part of your celebration

  • Alimoresco

    Oh my gosh I love this! Everything plays together so well. I love the unexpected sequin sleeves!

    http://streetstyleatdepaul.blogspot.com/2012/06/im-in-miami-bitch.html

  • Seekingstyleblog

    I bought some overalls (shorts) but haven’t been brave enough to wear them yet. I think I might now with your inspiration :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • Jasmine // WebHauteJas

    CAAAAAY-UTE!!! can’t wait to wear mine + alil layered action!!! very nice leandra, very nice indeed!

  • http://www.splendidlittlethrills.blogspot.com/ Splendid Little Thrills

    Nice outfit and congrats!!! You’re married!!!! Hope you had the best night ever!

  • http://twitter.com/prima_haven Prima Haven

    Holy Denim.

    Jenna @ Prima Haven

  • rts

    I love you! Can’t wait to see some wedding pics! Lots of my friends parents were at your wedding btw, and I sounded AMAZING!

  • Molly

    Ramaz misses you (okay, we fashionable students do!) come visit and share your repelling style with us. 

  • Brijetblog

    I must say, even with all your man-repelling-sartorial-greatness this would have to be my absolute most favourite look you have thrown together. It may have something to do with my pre existing fondness of denim and sequins but holy triple denim, lady! This has truly rocked my jocks. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/millevitoria Mille Vitória

    Greatest!
    I love the shoes!
    Kisses!

    http://coisaphynna.blogspot.com.br

  • Théa Unknown

    Gorgeous outfit, I like your jacket and your shoes!

    Théa Unknownhttp://theaisunknown.blogspot.com/

  • http://savemywardrobe.wordpress.com/ Marle

    Love those shoes!! <3

  • Hilary

    Those shoes are fucking hot.

    http://executionstyle666.blogspot.com

  • Lila Ross

    I absolutely love this HEELS <3 

  • Debrabellink

    Sweetie you wear the most gorgeousssss   shoes…

  • Debrabellink

    So, my question is; must you buy your cloths and accessories, or because you look fabulous and actually do quite a bit  of justice to whatever you wear,  are you paid for the advert, OR do you get to keep the clothing for free….  quite a coup, that!!lol

  • Mariaknaphus

    I am watching “Quigley Down Under” and the lead woman Laura San Giacomc looks so much like you and acts like you to!! I just had to tell you to watch it, I think you will love the humor in it, please watch it!! Her humor is like yours and shes a bit crazy!

  • Clodettepaulina

    This outfit reminds me a lot of  Carrie Bradsahw in seasons 3 and 4…. :D me likey likey!

  • michelle williamson

    I LOVE that Iro jacket! It’s surprisingly flexible, considering all those sequins.

    WastedWardrobe.net

  • the coattail effect

    haha dont you hate when your overall straps fall in the toilet? that = my childhood. and i used to want to be a mechanic if it meant i could wear overalls all day…

    thecoattaileffect.blogspot.com

  • Alexia Mickens

    Can I like have these shoes! LOL! Just kiding! They are fabulous though!

    xx, alexia in the meantime

  • http://www.frocksalad.com/ Frocksalad

    THOSE SHOES!

    But I don’t think I’ll ever be caught in overalls, if you don’t count elementary school me. 

  • CamillefromParis

    I love youuuuuu & what you do ! My fashion sense is at its top when i’m on TMR ! 

  • Lola Reggy

    Good gracious, how much I love your shoes. With me it is always that I want to HAVE your shoes!! Love these heels, that color and that chain in the back, LOVELY

    All<3Lola

    http://www.fashionrecession.blogspot.com

  • Anna

    Omg! I´m totally in love with the shoes! Where can I get them???? It´s art……

  • Naty Michele

    How do I put this…. I love you! lol You’re amaze.  Love the overalls and how you layered the shit out of this.  And those shoes give me life!  You’re newest fan :) 

    aloveaffairwithfashion.blogspot.com 

  • http://twitter.com/thecosmicdream Faith Mafullul

    Love the way how you pair unlikely pieces together. Tres chic!!


    the-cosmicdream.blogspot.com 

  • Thelittleworldoffashion

    Love all your shoes! :)
    x

  • Magranny

    Ugh…. This amalgam of a mess is considered chic and on trend. Get over it.

  • Kat

    overalls! you read my mind.

  • Sofi Ayala

    Embarrassingly enough, that happened to me with my overalls just yesterday!