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The Official Pants PSA: Don’t. Wear. Them

Consider this a call to action

04.02.15

I know.

I know.

You know.

I know.

One more weather lament and I am officially stepping up to a plate that will indubitably designate me Writer With the Worst Opening Paragraphs of All Time. You know, David Rakoff once said that good stories happen to those who can tell them and every time I start a story with a comment about how paradoxically obtusely and acutely the weather is fucking me up, I wonder if that means a good story can never happen to me.

Can a good story happen to anyone who lives among the climatic inconsistencies of this metropolis? Is that question right now an attempt to soften the blow of my own handicaps by trying to stuff under my umbrella-of-disabilities the rest of our town’s citizens? Most importantly, though, where is Amelia, the Carrie Bradshaw responder extraordinaire to answer my questions when I need her?

Regardless, my point is this: if it won’t happen naturally, I will make it happen the best way I know how — through clothes. Or a lack thereof. You may remember that time I vaguely alluded to a future that did not include pants in 2013, you may not. But in 2016, I am pretty — nay, definitely — sure the future is here and behold:

Pants

are

dead

(to

me).

And a good place to start broadcasting that message is right where the sun is not used to shining, with this striped cotton thing, replete with waist ruffle. It makes having a bad day seem like an impossibility and breeds the kind of fun you thought only sitting on a beach could. Dave Matthews Band was almost on to something when they sang, “Turns out not where but who you’re with that really matters,” but the reality is, yes — the not where part is true — but it’s what you’re wearing that really matters.

Do not, however, DO NOT bikini wax. Or do, whatever.

Harvey Faircloth knickers, Chanel sandals, Rosie Assoulin top.

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  • Natali

    You’re simply such a magnificent mind that I always get inspired by your personality and style!

    http://lartoffashion.com

  • Stephanie

    That is a fantastic no-pants dance!

  • Bean

    Is it me, or have you coloured your hair?
    Or maybe summer-dressing makes your hair look highlighted (ginger’ish) too!
    #ComeBackSun

  • pm.

    If I had those legs, I would NEVER cover them.

    • In search of a Japanese Wife

      If I jumped around like that I would get arrested. Lol

  • Kristen

    watching you walk/dance/skip this way makes it impossible to want anything other than to run down the street doing the exact same thing.

    • Leandra Medine

      Send a gif plz

      • Guest

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  • Mallory

    That first GIF is just the greatest.

  • Cafe Makeup.com

    Goin’ where the weather suits my clothes…

  • Belén Klockare Sarzosa

    Love it haha this is so much fun, I wish it wasn’t so impredictable, windy and cold in Quito, Ecuador so I can go NO PANTS!

    http://donapapayas.com/

  • Love!!

    Sarah
    Flip Flops and Furs

  • Brit

    You warm my soul, LM! Also, how tall are you? xo

    • Leandra Medine

      5″7 according to my pediatrician, I can reach the highest cabinets in my kitchen with no heels according to me

  • Your running man dance is getting better!

  • Matea

    Pants are dead to me too, I just can’t stand this crazy weather any longer (it sucks here in Croatia as well). If I owned knickers as amazing as yours I would ditch my pants first thing tomorrow 😀

    http://www.smilesnapsparkle.com

    • jlo

      dump the pants. See my post. You will feel horny.

  • COOL moves, L, AND striped diaper.

    As for the dreaded bikini wax….uuuaaaaggghhhhuhghghghg

  • LEGS FOR DAYS

  • Jamie Leland

    I used to walk home from school every day and as soon as I got home, I’d peel off my skinnies and remain pantless for the rest of the evening. The fact that I did it in ratty granny panties instead of that thing now seems like a missed opportunity.

    Also, your face in the third photo is the BEST.

  • KT41

    Love those shoes. You’re very fortunate you can pull off the pantless look. I am not sure I’d look quite so leggy. And finally, did you color your hair…red? Or am I seeing things. Looks nice. Tell us what you did to it.

    • Leandra Medine

      No! Didn’t touch my hair. Not sure why it looks so…mousy

  • sabaa

    your legs are perfect!

  • Caspar Jones

    Leaving the house with no pants could feel quite liberating, but if anyone stops me in the street due to indecent exposure, I will direct them to Man Repeller!
    P.S you look disconcertingly comfortable wearing knickers in the street… It’s pretty awesome.

    Caspar

  • effortlesseverydaystyle

    Honestly, I just love you!
    XO
    Jen
    effortlesseverydaystyle.blogspot.om

  • HannahGS

    Who needs pants anyway? Defy societal norms!

  • adrienne

    Haha! I love your sense of humor! And I love everything about that outfit, and the fact that you are daring enough to push some boundaries. If we could meet in person, I guarantee we would be friends. Cheers!

  • This sans-pants Lord of the Dance thing you’re doing is magical.

  • Fuck yeah! We love you at Queenie . We are the only independent fashion bloggers from Sri Lanka. Very uptight community here. You inspire me to break free from the norms and love and love whatever I put on. For that my lady “esthuthi” ( thank you in Sinhala). 🙂

  • Your dance is a representation of my life. I love. Thank you! X Ondine

    thealchemists.com.au

  • Lena Charlotte

    Can you please tell me why your legs are not suffering from cellulite?

  • NinaSimone

    Love your spirit, it is so refreshing. I am always in my tees and shorts…..my favorite tee store is http://www.merryjanestees.com/

  • I think I’ll try incorporating those gifs into as many text conversations as possible, especially the first.

  • streats

    no pants dance next to piles of trash = i love you

  • Olga Vlasova

    If I saw that diaper cover on somebody else, I’d dismiss it as trashy. But somehow you make everything look like fun. 🙂 You don’t ever take yourself seriously, do you? 🙂 I love your personality, girl! Reading your blog even if I’m not about to sport any of your seriously questionable outfits myself. 🙂 And, by the way, no men are going to be repelled as long as those legs are on display, just mark my word. 🙂

  • laura

    hey lul you look just like when you were a little girl love the gif, laughed so hard

  • She looks so cute:) Love the white shirt!

    xoxo
    http://blizzard-girl.blogspot.com/2015/04/my-march-favorites.html

  • This is super fun! I love it. Thank you for sharing!

  • You’re the best!
    http://www.bonaupetite.com

  • Tanushka

    1) Awesome legs 2) Blog got so cluttered with images, posts, links, social media hooha everywhere that I rarely come in. I know I might be the only one getting all crabby on this account, but it’s really hard to read now. 3) Awesome legs

    • Leandra Medine

      Talk to me about this. What do you mean!

  • Nicole Manrepella

    You make me cry laughing.
    And eternally changed the way I think/feel about my last name – Nicole Manupella… “Nicole Man-repella”
    or “Nicole Man-u-smella”….either way…..

  • Caroline

    Actually, if we used the English meaning of the word “pants” (i.e. a piece of underwear), I’d say they seem pretty alive!

  • jlo

    I think pants for ladies are so Victorian, that’s when they began to be worn. Are you Victorian? Be liberated and throw them all away. you don’t need them, my wife hasn’t worn them for 20 years. Your man/men doesn’t want them so why wear them? Think of the thrill of being naked under your dress!

  • Désirée

    Most importantly: what lipstick is that? x

  • If I had legs like that, pants would be dead to me, too.

  • Audrey

    Very fun! Thanks for the smile! Happy 4th!

  • Pretty sure that we are soul mates. My motto (#lifeisbetterwithoutpants) is so prevalent now that my friends send me memes about going without pants.
    Also, here is one of my favorite paintings from the National Gallery of Art in DC… ?

  • Funwithguns11

    Do not bikini wax? Are you advocating peeking out 70’s bush?

  • jlo

    Georgina hasn’t worn pants, knickers we call them in England. Georgina doesn’t have any knickers since 1989. Still horny as hell and great in the sack,.