Silver Slivers

Leandra Medine | July 31, 2012

If slivers were chunks. And why? Because it’s 2012, mo’frika.

I wasn’t trying to negate all the good things you probably assumed about my styling capabilities at the end of last week but I imagine such will be the case when you scroll down in a few moments and find yourself faced with a story that could have been called, [White] Gold Member. Do remember that this is a blog about commitment though and so when I foreshadow sentiments like “tin shit,” I will often if not always execute a plan that leaves me saying what I said I’d so, being who I said I’d be. Today, it’s in monochromatic dressing formation that pays homage to hues of the metallic variety. Call it a salute to the now omnipresent aluminum sneakers or just a closer look at the true capabilities of a leather silver pant–singular, one leg.

I do enjoying bopping my head and creating the illusion of a neck-less kitchen supply which I suppose makes good sense: kitchen supplies don’t have necks. Hey, does anyone even read this? Yesterday I likened my post-shower spirit to a bowl of spaghetti and no one so much as flinched. Today, a neck-less kitchen supply. On to the pants: It’s weird to consider a fairly thick and cropped silhouette with sneakers. Initially, I thought stilettos and mens crew neck sweater but I wanted to try something thematic. It works too, I reckon. If not because it actually looks good than because it is an exemplary negation of one of fiction’s greatest theories: that Tin Men don’t have hearts.

You see, I have a heart, and am a woman, and it is beating and it loves you. Don’t you just want to pull my hair out of that jacket?

Rag & Bone jacket, Club Monaco tank, Theyskens Theory pants, Superga sneakers. Dannijo bracelets, MR. Dannijo necklace. Photos by Naomi Shon.

  • Inside my head and wardrobe

    love the silver trousers!!

  • welcome to my jungle

    Love the way you wear your sneakers! And everything else here, too!

    – Dani

  • My Scrambled Style

    Love silver. Really like this outfit.


  • Diana Teodoro

    I needed a Man Repeller post so badly! Glad you came to my rescue! You do have a heart after all, tin lady.:)

    Diana from

  • Kate

    i love you! 

    (in a non creepy way obvs). 

  • Natali Karppinen

    I could NEVER pull this off or even get an idea to pair all of these pieces together! 

  • Amber Slankard

    electric mixers have necks. and you have awesome pants.


  • Eugenia
  • monkeyshines

    fabulous suit!


  • Juliane

    love it from the waist up, not so sure from the waist down… but hey that’s what man repelling its all about ha!

  • The PvdH Journal

    Space suit?! Love it. 

  • Alexia

    Kid me not! This outfit is epic! Too good!!

    xx, alexia In the meantime

  • Eva Kraaijeveld

    It’s the way you look at kitchen supplies. I think my soup spoon has a neck but it misses the arms and legs :p Cool shiny silver look!

  • Polly

    Those trousers are amazing!

  • Hannah

    I love those silver supergas! On another note, I wonder what my teachers at school would think if I wore pants like that on the first day of school this year…


  • Selena Aponte

    in honor of the Olympics, our enthusiasm for all types of shiny shit are at an all time high. thumbs up

  • Natashafatah
  • Cest Classique

    That blazer is amazing!

  • ClosetCravings
  • Me Gusta o No Me Gusta

    Metallics are my latest obsession!
    Love the pants!

  • Leah Gorder

    Gimme dem pants.

  • Melisande

    just so you know, though i LOVE the way you dress, i 100% read your blog to read your writing. you are ridiculously funny and a very talented writer!

  • Kim T. Pham

    WOW. Love it!!

  • Laura

    Love this silver pants in combination with sneakers! 

  • Kasia Kucharczyk

    geat. now i love silver & grey. looks amazing and not too shiny. just daily but not boring. 

  • nataluya85

    whoa love this outfit!!!!! especially those pants!!!


  • Where Art Meets Fashion

    Love it!! Reminds me of a Jim Hodges mirror sculpture!

  • Diana

    Your pants don’t fit really well, did you try the Chalayan ones? They fit really well!

  • Meelena L

    I’ve been looking for similar jeans everywhere… love those!


  • Trapezegal

    If your post hadn’t contained a Tin Man reference, I would have felt incomplete. Thanks for coming through!

  • elizabeth angulo

    You are so awesome!! I love this!! The silver trousers are amazing.


  • Lilylovelock

    This is the most insane outfit and I want it all! The sneaks are perfection! 


  • Lisa Daniels

    im loving your face in the second photo. its beyond!! 



  • Imsimplyalice

    If that’s a seam at the knee, why theyskens why?!?


  • vittoria gallacci

    Fantastic silver outfit, love it!! 

  • Mady

    you’re a silver lady…or just your pants? love the outfit! you look amazing!


  • Unterhosen

    Ohhhhh Hooftastic!

  • Jenaly Enns

    hehe. I love it. you are just amazing!!! 


    Really cool

  • rhiannon
  • Sharon

    Very cool outfit!

    You shine!
    Even without the silver outfit 😉




  • Wearingfashionfluently
  • Doni Brown

    You look like the most stylish tin man  I’ve ever seen! 

  • Mint Gal

    I love that jacket!


  • Tanja
  • Kelly

    you are everything.

  • Kat5446

    I love you!!! Spaghetti baby… Does that mean you feel like a limp noodle from a nice hot one? Adore. U.

  • Kate

    I love your blazer! Adore all the space-age silver. x

    Kate {Modette}

  • Claire

    Okay, metallic leather trousers? These pants are the most fantastic thing I have seen. Ever! Wow, so shiny and a perfect shape too!

  • Tripsandtreasuresblog

    I love the items seperately !
    new outfit post

  • vasilieva

    these pants are pretty cool though and i love that fact that the whole look is kind of monochromatic

  • The (un?)social butterfly

    You have a heart — and a lot of eyes. I love the look and the styling, I dare say — I would go to work wearing that look, oh yeah, bunch of neck-eyes included.

  • marinacasapu
  • Haley1010

    that. was. fabulous. love that jacket <3

  • VotreAmie

    I loves it. I’m fairly certain that there isn’t a monochrom look out there that I wouldn’t love. Thus, I love this. I must know, are those pantolones comfortable, because they look like it, and i do enjoy comfort and I do enjoy the color of those pants so ya know…this could be a match in heaven! Either way, looooves it!

  • Zweiteiler

    I really love this silver outfit! great with the sneakers!


  • Pauline

    Off topic, sorry,

    but how many times in your life have you said “It’s about trends that women love and men hate” ?

    Good bye leandra medine from the man repeller 😉 love ya


       Ha! About 6,532,987. I’ve recently changed it to, “the CELEBRATION of trends women love and men hate.”

      • Pauline

        This could make a great youtube video… a compilation

  • Genie

    Silver is definitely your thang. I don’t care that you likened it to neckless kitchen supplies, I do like the idea that you were bopping your head around though. Very interesting scene. The blazer is beautiful as is your necklace.


  • Bibi C


  • gaowmichelle

    might just have to DIY myself a pair of foil pants. it might end up looking like a diaper. but hey. that’s man repelling for ya.

  • trendcreeper

    LOVE the Tin Man look. Next do Wizard of OZ – jewel tones are so in for fall.


  • Hélène

    That  looks amazing ! I need to be wearing more colors for summer ! Thanks for the inspiration ! Love your blog, Following you now, would really love for your to stop by my blog and follow back if you like it !
    See you around beautiful ! 

  • Julie Patterson Brinkerhoff

    How does one turn leather pants into metallic leather pants?  Cows from, say Tin Man’s farm?  And I like your neck-less.  Very interesting way to tie your shoes.  But don’t you feel like they are going to come off?  You should so wear this outfit to a midnight showing of Wizard of Oz.  They have those in NYC don’t they?

  • tanya_caines

    Reading smiling  as usual 🙂

  • Rocktheoutfit

    I love ur style! I think all your post are really intersting…

  • Clare

    There is an air of  Corine Roitfeld about you here… Lusting for that Rag and Bone Jacket. 

  • abigail lind

    you’re the shiniest blogger around, love it!


  • Seekingstyleblog

    You are amazing 🙂

    xo Jennifer

  • Christie Moore

    Love the silver pants! Super cool. 

    Christie x 

  • Kai Walkes

    haha you look like tin foil. interesting…

  • Emma Starks

    Man, just bought and then RETURNED those silver supergas. WHY DID I DO THAT!!

  • her persona
  • Claire R-M

    that jacket is amazing – the silver is so striking and it works so well with dannijo’s necklace. agh love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Karen Allen

    Love your jacket and the dannijo necklace, great combo!


  • Crystal

    Love the outfit from head to toe!

  • María Belén Acosta Meana

    It’s been a while since the last time I’ve written something! I love this outfit, it’s playful and fun, like you!
    I really think you should check out this Argentine brand , i think it’s one of the best we have here, and it is absolutely fun! It has lots of man-getter pieces but they style them in such a way they become man-repeller outfits, sounds like you, right?. If you ever come to Argentina you should definitively visit their stores! And no, I don’t work there, I just love their clothes, wish I could buy lots of them, but they’re quite expensive for anyone in this country though

  • the coattail effect

    lovee! you brought robot back really well 🙂 or statue performer on the streets of nyc

  • Obvi Obsessed

    Head to toe perfection! get it girl 😉
    Obviously Obsessed 



  • ardena rose

    Your similes 
    (neckless kitchen supplies, bowls of spaghetti??!!!) are probably just as unique  as your outfits! I appreciate someone who can write, make us laugh, and dress well in the process… oh, and wear silver from head-to-toe like it’s no big deal; that’s a plus!

    ardena rose

  • Lovenycstyle

    Shine on!!
    Xox Amanda

  • The Lint Roller

    super silver!

  • Messamet serdane

    Love the pants ! So pop !

  • Mickey Lynn Jewelry

    I read your posts (to answer your question) and they are hilarious! Who knew silver could look so good!

    I would love for you to check us out:!!!

  • Mabelmatilda

    I love your quirky personality! you rock the pants!

  • thankfifi

    nah, I like hair tucked into jackets and I, for one, am reading every word.
    ♥ ThankFifi

  • Liv

    I like to think that a whisk has a neck… and really fabulous hair.
    Rad look, btw.

  • Amalie

    love you

  • Fashionablecollections

    Those pants are INTENSE.

    Sheinside GIVEAWAY 

  • Pull it together!

    Oh that Blazer is gorgeous! Love the all-over-silver too – only you can pull that off! – 

  • Alexa Curtis

    Every time you Instagram those sneaks I want them! Totally interesting pants. They remind me somewhat of a galaxy, love!


  • Amy Carsen

    So stylish in those pants! They definitely stand out!

  • nou

    is english not your native language?  the way you speak is disturbing

  • Leslie

    have you seen the Acne crinkly leather clutch that looks EXACTLY like tinfoil?? wantneedmusthave

  • Little Red Book
  • Susan

    It’s a wrap! 😉

  • Hkh

    i read it. your puns are shit. and great at the same time. you’re right, it seems like no-one reads it. 

  • Highland Fashionista

    Like you said, it’s all about commitment, and that’s why it works. That jacket is THE BUSINESS by the way…

  • Captive Louise

    Oh my god. I wish metalic bottoms didn’t make my butt look bigger than an overweight sloth, I love shiny things so much. 🙁

  • The Provoker

    god I love these, very tin-man from OZ chic babe—


    I LOVE the pants!

  • Gigi Natasha Shaw

    i’m reading it! and I really want this silver jacket ooooooooooooohhhhhhhhh

  • Alcione_santana

    Um luxo essa calça prata!!!!


  • volont.un-sens
  • Bankruptfashion

    Yeah. Its bugging me! ; )

  • Bankruptfashion

    The hair i mean. However, love the vest & the jacket!

  • Thestyleengineer

    This is an awesome outfit!