Everybody in Da Club Getting Comfy

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by Leandra Medine
September 5, 2013
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‘Da Club’ obviously meaning Fashion Week

In my meager experience with the shark tank, I’ve learned that if you want your days to last long (another thing I’ve learned is that you always want your days to last long), you’ve got to be comfortable. Also, you will get your limbs bitten off should you opt out of the proper protective gear but that’s another story for another time.

Now I know what you’re thinking, I’m the one who told you that comfort is a state of mind. I don’t take it back because what you’ll notice in these images, which are supposed to function as a testament to fooling your fellow show-goers, friends and photographer acquaintances alike into thinking you’re visibly hustling, is that you do still have to rely on your mind to help you combat the sequins and the heels and the precise ratio of bracelets to hand to bag handle. Other than that, though. You’re bascially golden. Here’s why.

look1

In outfit #1 which includes a plain, cotton white oversized tank from American Apparel that’s not looking so oversized lately and the most comfortable gauzy harem pants by Iro, I have absolutely, positively, certifiably tricked you into thinking this one took lots of time, effort and concessions. Proof of concept? The Mr. T style chains (hold the gold) cascading down my neck and the lace-up strappy sandals that likely appear highly distressing but – guess what – are not. Also, I’m holding a paper bag from Whole Foods as a clutch because I’m pretty sure that’s the key to being whimsical and cool. Don’t ask me if it’s Charlotte Olympia, it’s not. (Delfina Delettrez and Dannijo necklaces, Alaia sandals)

look2

In outfit #2, I think it becomes clear that even though we may have thought there’s no wrong way to emulate Cher Horowitz, sometimes splashing some spiked Boogie Night juice over her isn’t the most ideal. Still, I’m comfortable. And I look like I worked at it, no? Frankly, I will adopt any excuse there is to wear these velvet loafers over and over and over again. (Tome blouse, All Saints skirt, Giambattista Valli shoes).

look3

And finally, one method I’ve been using for years which has worked up until this point is the trench coat formula. Essentially, it goes: when in doubt throw a trench (this one is Phillip Lim) over it. In cloaking the outfit with said trench, you can barely tell I’m wearing just a simple navy blue cotton t-shirt from Maje and skinny denim cut-offs (there I go again). Shoes are kind of important here because they’re a focal point, so why not go balls to the walls with a pair of navy blue satin skeletal ones. (The ones pictured are Anthony Vacarello). The handbag is Acne and consistent with the primary color theme of this particular sub-story.

So, that’s that. Happy New Year!!!

REPLIES
  • Shawnee Rajala

    Preach, sista. Love the looks!

  • Elizabeth Wentling

    I love you

  • fashmongers

    you are awesome. love the second look most

    http://fashmongers.wordpress.com

  • Elizabeth

    These are your best posts – true to the MR’s origins.

    The Chanel ad on the top right corner annoys me daily though – anyone else? SRSLY so annoying.

    • diane

      Totally agree about the Chanel ad!

    • Kait

      YES!!!!!!! DOWN WITH THE AD!

      But I love MR, so I’ll deal.

    • http://www.looksharpsconnie.com/ Look Sharp Sconnie

      guys, cool doesn’t pay the bills

    • Jessica

      Meh, just get AdBlock if it bothers you.

      • Paula McClelland

        Yeah I see no Chanel add either = Adblock

    • Chaarrrleeeey

      I am not beige… Chanel mocks me!

  • fashcollections

    I’m all about the sweatpants as real pants situation. Also the whole foods bag as handbag? Priceless

  • Oliver Lips

    The first look is my favorite one!
    ‘Haute Hippie’ – so great.

    http://www.lips2lagerfeld.com

  • Leigh Ann Fisher

    I have a thing about comfy. It goes better on than tight ass pants that bind all day with my remembrance to suck in. I’m to young for that.

  • Tina

    My thoughts: You looked pissed as fockk lady

    religionblack.blogspot.com

  • Natali

    1st outfit is just so inspiring! Great!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • Style-Squared

    Tou are rocking it better than ever!!! Leandra is baaaaaaack!!!;) Freakin love it!!! <3

    http://style-squared.blogspot.ca/

  • ROYAL WANG

    amazing post amazing posts and meanwhile so creativity

    http://www.fashionculturediary.blogspot.it/

  • Emilie

    Man, i wished that you popped out when i open my closet. And of course, with your entire wardrobe in hand! The outfit in the middle does it all for me.. I think it’s the shoes, umm.. Yeah definetly. And hey, i’m a sucker for sparkly things. You just pull it of so good.

  • yeah

    I would count the marks on your ankles from the strappy heels (look 2) as another accesory too.

  • Katerina

    Comfy trumps anything. First look is all me, and love those loafers. Nice stuff!!

    fashionrealist.com

  • http://caitlinvanderklok.com/ Caitlin

    Hey Leandra, if you’re looking for a gal to make repellant graphic design for you (like, in a good way, not the blurry text box way), I’ve got you covered: http://caitlinvanderklok.com/ Also, I love you.

  • http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr/ Mafalda

    You made me laugh out loud. You’re so cool!

    Mafalda ❤
    http://www.mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

  • http://jessjoycej.wordpress.com/ Jessica Joyce

    I just want to bump into you during NYFW and just gaze at you. Is that ok? I should probably get out of my house first.

    Your Friend, Jess

  • Nico

    Great post!!!

    Fashion blog: http://lowbudget-lowcost.blogspot.it/

  • monkeyshines

    fantastic pieces!

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

  • Natasha

    Honestly, i love the way you dress and i dont know how to dress myself so those nifty little instruction boxes up there pointing to your clothes are a godsend. A+ article

  • Charlotte

    Look 3 makes me wish I didn’t loose my trench coat last fall. There is really something to be said about investing in a light weight coverall jacket and that one is RAD

  • http://www.believebeautonomy.com/ Asia Monique Mays

    LOVE this posting and the breakdown of the looks! All about the comfortable looks.

    http://believebeautonomy.com

  • rachel

    some winning advice

    rachel @ http://watshouldiweartoday.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Olivia

    I love this. I feel like all these are formula that wannabe fashion bloggers have adopted in the past to fob off what they are wearing as “fashion.”

  • Hayley Mitchell-Gardner

    gorgeous outfits, such style & chicness! You certainly know how to dress ;)

    Hayley xx
    http://www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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

    Oh. My. Word. I love these outfits– particularly the middle one– with the spangly mini skirt. For some reason, I love you in a skirt. Your street style looks are always crazy-ass perfection. And I can’t wait to see what you’ll be wearing this week. Enjoy! And Happy New Year!!
    xx

  • http://fashionismymedicine1.blogspot.com/ atrewatha

    Love those Anthony Vacarello heels.

  • http://www.fripperyvintage.com/ Frippery Vintage

    3 fabulous looks! My favorite is the trench.

  • E

    my god the straps on those shoes were so tight they left marks on her legs for all subsequent photos!

  • Jennifer

    I am so down with comfy!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • http://www.fullbellywornsoles.com/ Michelle Panting

    I love how you look both perfectly made up and effortless. It’s such a desirable quality in an outfit.

    http://www.fullbellywornsoles.com

  • http://www.lucidnewyork.com HandmadeJewelrybyLucid

    “Throw necklaces on. Don’t think, just layer” – your quotes are so fantastic, Leandra. Can’t wait to get your book, which I’m imagining is full of these golden words. A few more days – lovely, lovely!
    Anna

    http://www.LucidNewYork.com

  • http://www.lucidnewyork.com HandmadeJewelrybyLucid

    The first look is my favorite and the jewelry totally makes it!

  • chatNoir

    L’Shanah Tovah, Sis ~!

  • http://rightternes.com/ RightTernes

    All about that Phillip Lim trench. Are you gonna rock a sweatshirt this season?

    http://rightternes.com/id-wear-new-york-fashion-week/

  • Kelly M

    Second one is the best. Keep it up!

  • StyleGodis

    Love the title of this post! Anyways, great outfits formulas!

    http://stylegodis.com/

  • Malena

    I love that necklace in the 1st pictures. It’s amazing!

    http://www.Fashioncontainer.com

    Fashioncontainer Facebook page

  • jas

    LOVE IT! your shoe collection is so enviable.

    reckless abandon blog

  • myblissisthisway

    I always love your fashion week outfits, it’s always something new and different!

    myblissisthisway.blogspot.com

  • Idalia

    This outfit just gave me life!

    love,
    http://www.abstractorganza.blogspot.com

  • Francesca Shaw

    Love this x

  • joya

    amazing

  • MARTA

    The first outfit is amazing!

    http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/

  • vika-fu

    Hi my name is vika I come from china.Love your style and the smile on your face,every time when I feel sad,I just come here to get something fun and inspiration.

  • sarahh

    prefection. spelt that way.

  • http://taoofsophia.com/ Sophia | TAO OF SOPHIA

    These outfits expresses you perfectly!!

    Personal blog: Tao of Sophia
    Founder of Blog and The City

  • Emily

    This is why you are my favourite blogger of all.

    ohmygilded.blogspot.com

  • Nicole Pedrozagg

    Oh Leandra, the perfection behind this outfits is beyond me…

  • http://michaelmacalos.blogspot.com Michael Macalos
  • Melissa
  • http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/ Newborn Fanatic

    I love everything you’re wearing!! Especially the Iro pants and all the fabulous shoes!!

    https://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/

  • Linaose

    J’adore tes looks! Les shoes sur la dernière photo est vraiment magnifiques!
    http://linaose.blogspot.com

  • RedsBoutique

    Great style ideas and awesome tips #ItsReds

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