What Are You Wearing & Maybe It Should Be This
And while you’re at it, maybe grab some gift-wrapping
You know those days where you feel so out of control and don’t know what to do to make yourself feel better and the only thing you can muster up is like, having a Snickers bar, which ends up wreaking havoc on your digestive system and elicits the kind of mental fatigue that makes you feel hungover and I don’t just mean hungover, I mean: I’m-so-young-I-don’t-realize-the-repercussions-of-a-fifth-tequila hungover?
Same! I know those days, too! But I’m also pretty sure that in my tender five years manning the laptop at Man Repeller, I’ve discovered a foolproof antidote that only ever doesn’t work while I’m unconscious because, duh, I’m not conscious. This antidote, of course, is treating my body like a Pinterest board and allocating inspirational images in the form of garments to it. So while, yes, it would be both bratty and greedy for me to say that February has been anything but stunning weather-wise (what will happen to our earth, though?), the mid-winter doldrums still kick in and when they do? A curated shop presented by Man Repeller and MATCHESFASHION.COM sweeps in to save the day.
A small piece of the larger pie (which you can access right here) below.
To reiterate the question: when the mid-winter doldrums kick in, what does one do? She wears a robe coat. Possibly paired with printed, wide leg pants and sneakers that are comfortable enough to walk to and fro the beginning and end of your city just so that everyone can see what you’re wearing. There’s a striped shirt, too, because why not extend your visit to the print factory while you’re at it?
And if you’re thinking about summer? Well, here’s a linen dress of an idea.
Which, granted, isn’t technically on display in the above photo, but that’s only because I doubled down on the maxi-wrap dress with a pair of eyeglasses that hold no prescription and Dolce & Gabbana earrings that I swear make me smile every time I see them. It’s kind of like they should be edible, but because they’re not, they never go away, which is so much more valuable, if I may say so myself.
Finally, I invite you to attempt wearing a slinky black tie dress with ruffle sleeves coupled with sneakers.
Not to act irreverent, or even like you’re good at striking dichotomies, but simply because this is a good dress, and it’s an expensive dress, and unless you can reconcile wearing it 15 ways that don’t include the one-and-done wedding for which you have your eyes on it, it will be hard to justify the price tag. Or maybe it won’t! What do I know. The ribbon is gratis. I pulled it right off some gift wrapping.
In partnership with MATCHESFASHION.COM; Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis.