Colorblind

Lol, jk, irony strikes again.

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I’ve been thinking about the way in which I interact with color and have resolved that in the last six months, I don’t really interact with it at all. I’m not sure why; maybe 24 years later, New York is finally taking its toll on me or maybe, just maybe, the exploitation and over-saturation of previous seasons have made green and pink and sometimes purple so subjectively hard to look at, I’ve got no choice but to fall back on a trusty, reliable, grey tee.

Or, you know, a full suit made of denim.

No more though. Did anyone watch Girls last night? If my “Comfort Zone” is on that wall, in that frame, in that jazzy-ass office, so too are the aforementioned jeans and grey tee. If I’m trying to stand outside of it, near (or directly in) that deep, menstrual colored oval that mandates I think outside the box, though there’s no cocaine (and quite dismally, no Laird either) waiting for me, there is probably at least some iteration of the outfit shown above. You’ve got to admit, I do look something like a girl–pun so fucking intended.

Some sausage making: when I got that jacket, I vowed never to wear it as a jacket. It is cropped, it is pale blue suede, it features decidedly luxurious hardware and as such deserves to be treated as nothing more, nothing less than the focal point of any outfit, never just the accoutrement. Admittedly, it’s not easy to season a suede cropped jacket cum shirt. High waist jeans may be too tight, low cut skirts may not conceal something you’re sure does not deserve the breadth of daylight. A high waist, loose skirt, however: dynamic. I think I really like the color combination but what’s most: a little yellow purse that could conceivably function even more famously as a fanny-pack. I think I’m really ready to give that another try. Want to join? Meet me on my roof in 10.

Acne jacket, Carven skirt, Altuzarra heels, Cast sunglasses. Photos by Naomi Shon

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Thoughts?
  • Jenny

    Lovely skirt!
    My-floordrobe.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/MoiContreLaVie Caity

    Great post! It’s fun to see your personal style on occasion and I couldn’t agree more w/r/t that Acne jacket. Fabulous is just the place you start when describing it! :)

  • http://www.injackiesshoes.com/ Alexandra

    Love it!!! I can’t get enough of color, even though I know that we are supposed to be mandated to wear black and white in upcoming seasons. You look fabulous and unique. Are your legs freezing, though?

  • Gretchen von Düsterwald

    oh wow this is a wonderful look! I am so obsessed with colour blocking! It is such an inspiration for me to see you how succesful you are with your blog! You are so creative, elegant and funny at the same time! Do you have any tipps for me, a fashion-blogger-newbie?
    Love
    GretchenvonDüsterwald
    http://www.differentcolouredsocks.blogspot.com

  • Marina Casapu

    the shades are insane!!!
    http://www.live-love-fashion.com

  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    I love this look, great color combo. The shoes are killer.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

  • Natali

    Gorgeous jacket and bag!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • Eva

    So colorful and fun and love the different materials together. All perfect in their own way and together one hell of an outfit! xx

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/Isabella_Apa Isabella Aparício

    I wanna be like you when I grow up. that’s it.

  • Irene Glez

    I wanna marry that Boy!! I’m so in love with that bag..

    xoxo

    http://www.cocoricoblog.com

  • Aga

    very good photos by Naomi! congratulations!

  • http://twitter.com/catfishcaviar Drew Elizabeth

    Fabulous outfit! I am hooked on that show now…I love how awkward it is!

  • =^..^=

    DUDE: BRRRRRR !

    Little early for nekkid legs/open shoes, no ??!

  • Joel Moore

    Love your writing! Adore this colorful outfit too! Sometimes New York will do that to you, don’t fall onto the “trend” of wearing all black, all the time!

    http://MoorehisStyle.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/TripsTreasures Trips & Treasures

    a bag that looks that good, doesn’t need to match to be worn

    http://www.tripsandtreasures.net

  • Natalia

    How do you manage to wear open toe heels and a skirt in winter without succumbing to frostbite?

    • Leandra Medine

      these were taken during warmer days (see: the first week of january)

  • Will Code For Clothes

    B E A Youtiful. Love that you kept your word and are wearing that Acne jacket as a shirt ;)
    Keep being you, MR!!

    http://willcodeforclothes.com

  • Casey Williams

    Adore this outfit!!

  • monkeyshines

    fabulous color!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • Laura Tayo

    Love the light in these shots! (I’m such a tog)
    Perfect combo as usual. Love that purse <3

    http://www.tobiahtayo.com

  • Nico
  • Miss Kutsu

    Beautiful outfit, your skirt is gorgeous!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  • http://scattergirll.blogspot.com/ Sophie Lewis

    I have really been missing your outfit posts lately so thank you so much for this one! In love with the chanel bag! really great look-keep ‘em coming:) xx

    http://scattergirll.blogspot.com

  • Lubna

    Although I would’ve styled that Acne jacket much differently – I still LOVE this outfit! It acquires the perfect combination of fun, kiddy-like, and style!

    Lubna
    http://WWW.ELLEVOX.BLOGSPOT.COM

  • Melissa

    LOVE this. seriously keep wearing the jacket like that, just do it.

  • lavieenliz

    love all the colors!! very gorgeous!!

    http://lavieenliz.com

  • Malibu PR Gal

    This combo – colors and crops and all – are delicious!

  • http://AwkwardCity.com/ AwkwardCity

    What’s dat bag what’s dat bag?!

  • Natasha

    Gorgeous! I love the entire outfit! That tight waisted jacked goes amazingly well with the red bell shaped skirt and the black sandals! Would still look cool with a pair of yellow or cream wedge sandals: http://www.modainpelle.com/sandals Thanks for sharing! Love the watch too! :)

  • B.

    the whole combo is to die. you make this look too easy leandra.

    http://www.brittiish.blogspot.com

  • Jennifer

    Love love love!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • http://twitter.com/far_and_wild Far and Wild Jewelry

    that itty bitty yellow chanel is so beautiful i’m a little verklempt. maybe colors are your comfort zone and you’ve been stepping outside of it with the recent blacks and greys. discuss!

  • http://twitter.com/OliverLips Oliver Lips

    I love your yellow boy Chanel! ;)

    http://www.lips2lagerfeld.com

  • Holly-Bella

    Freakin’ LOVE your Chanel bag!!!! <3

    http://thepersephonecomplex.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://iamturquoise.wordpress.com/ iamturquoise
  • http://twitter.com/selenaaponte Selena Aponte

    I want 2 boy bags. Just so I can wear them both cross bodied through the streets of NY. Sure I’d be perceived as a total bitch, but who cares?

    • http://www.oneofpoints.com/ Puck Litaay

      Mira Duma?

  • http://twitter.com/thedressychick TheDressyChick

    A tiny, yellow, velvet bag? Yes, please :)
    http://thedressychick.com

  • Zalina

    I love you!your pic are amazing)where do you process them?

  • Wind-up bird

    This makes me want to be more adventurous when wearing my mustard with black polka dot pants. Maybe a cobalt blue top and some breed of pastel crossbody. Let’s all repel the shit out of everyone with eyeballs.

  • danlanclos

    Where did you get that iPhone case?!

  • Ciska

    That is not colorblind, this is just a great combination! Like it!

    Ciska
    http://www.mywoodenshoes.com

  • vittoria gallacci

    Love the pics and the little yellow Chanel <3

    http://vittoriafiveinthemorning.blogspot.it/2013/01/stripes-red.html

  • Ilana

    Obsessed with your phone case!

  • http://festofstyle.blogspot.com/ Christina

    its an incredible outfit for sure!
    the skirt is exctly as you say dynamic and so damn pretty!!!
    ps i love the second-from-the-last photo!you look so hilarious!
    i also take such photos when photoshooting but i never seem to upload them.im glad to see that someone is doing it!!!

  • villanelle

    I feel you, grey and black are my go-to. I feel like people equate neutrals with being drab or unfashionable which is unfortunate but hey, I will continue trying to rock my timid threads. You on the other hand look amazing and should continue to toss in the color :)

  • Heather P.

    Nice departure from the norm…though you look a bit cold out there!

    http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com

  • Ally

    do you know Petra Collins? I feel like you would love her work.

  • debbywarner

    The bag is Chanel (holy cow). Me no likee the outfit – like each piece separately though

  • ml

    about girls: love that they make people-peeing watching a cool thing to watch.

  • JuneGloom

    You look like a Yolanda, but I don’t know what she looks like. :O

  • drue

    love those shoes – killer.

  • Cast Eyewear

    Love X

  • Jill

    It’s entirely possible that this is my ALL-TIME favorite outfit of yours ever. And you’ve certainly got the figure to make it work! Happy New Year! :)

  • mercergirl

    Have been coveting that itty bitty velvet piece of Chanel sunshine since it first, oh so quietly, slipped into one of your pics. That little bit of yumminess is now all that I can conjure up in my brain when I dream about my bag want list. It is almost sinful how much I want that little thing…..

  • Bonnie, Clyde + Marni
  • ayse

    yaaaay as much as i have enjoyed your recent thought-provoking posts, i really love your fashion/outfit posts. that’s what made me fall in love with your blog in the first place! so please keep ‘em coming.

    ps- love the color combinations, it’s like a primary colors wheel gone fabulous =)

  • rhodawong

    such a cute bag! and i love your phone case! just from that little peek

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  • Fabita Punk

    awesome!

  • Reece Andavolgyi

    errrr, your my hero! love this outfit

    reece xx
    http://blackberriesandsparkles.blogspot.com/

  • Yuka
  • Oblivion

    Whtever colour combination you make,it’s always in fashion!!!

    http://www.oneoblivion.com/

  • Intan Juliana

    I’m so obsessed with your bag!

  • http://twitter.com/intanlicious Intan Juliana

    Boy is my newest obsession. Thanks for defining it!

  • Greer Clarke

    YAY MORE LEANDRA OUTFITS NOW I WANT MORE LEANDRA COLLAGES

  • Jamie Henderson

    love the bag, love the skirt…. i can never have enough color in my life. Is this a CA thing??

  • Rose Marie

    Oh my that Acne Jacket…I’ve just started my own fashion blog! Please check it out!! :)

    http://theroseandherclothes.blogspot.co.uk/

    Thanks!

  • Sabaa
  • Em

    I’m waiting for the thermometer to go above 45 on the reg, then I am all about color! I got a highlighter shirt the other day that I’m dying to pair with some wideleg denim.

    xoxo, Em
    http://stylebydirtywater.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/souledstyle souled style.

    I LOVE THIS! I’m not sure what I am more obsessed with.. the bag?… the jacket?

  • http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/ Newborn Fanatic

    Definitely loving the color combo. I am mentally applauding this outfit! That Acne jacket is soo gorgeus!!

    http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/

  • Sketch42

    Love the whole thing, and the light in these photos is divine.

  • Sara

    Love the outfit and great pics!

    Bisous, S

    http://champagneandcedarwood.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/judyveggies Judy

    Was it cold out?

  • Malena
  • http://twitter.com/AddyGotHerOwn Adeola Naomi Aderemi

    love it all!!!

  • Lindsey

    Love the jacket! Xo

  • http://www.facebook.com/lovebruno.eleven Oktivani Anggia Rachmalitta

    woah! I lavvvv this gorgeous outfit so much! <3<3<3

  • http://www.minimoroc.com/ minimoroc

    This colorblind looking so beautiful on you.
    Girls Vest Tops

  • fashionablecollections

    the BF and I just died over the photo of you stepping outside, love this. it really has been damn cold

    Collections

  • http://www.facebook.com/paula.mcclelland1984 Paula McClelland

    You are an inspiration to us all… p.s LOVE THE SHOES #shoe_coma

  • Adeshola Agboola

    Love that small cutie hanging on your side XD!!
    I love the colours. Some colours are just hard to pull off. You can either do it right, like you did or do it wrong.

    http://nopricetagfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Honey And Sea Salt

    I love the little purse it’s sooo adorable! :)

    honeyandseasalt.blogspot.com

  • http://www.dylicious.de/ Arzu Dylus

    Good taste!!

  • http://twitter.com/CaptiveLouise Captive Louise

    Oh gurl, only yourself to pull that number off, 95% of the human population would look like one of the X-men whose special power was turning into tulip.

    http://shop.vitor.com.pt

  • sofiastr

    you’re an inspiration!! REALLY!