This blog is but 15 months old and in those 15 months I think I’ve delivered tutorials in the dozens of the layering variety. Prints, fabrics, colors, reptile emulation, you name it, I’ve likely done it. And then yesterday it dawned on me (read: someone inquired about the nature of the following): earth to Man Repeller, not everyone has your alien flat chest and zygote small feet. Eureka! Deliver a layering post for bustier, curvier repellers. I’d thought about this previously but concluded I didn’t have the proper fit model or clothes to properly execute so brushed the notion off. Earth to Man Repeller one more time, there’s such thing as Polyvore for a reason! Hello! Duh! Create outfits for shits and ha-has! And so below, please find an outfit I’d reckon ideal for a hot chick with hot curves…looking to, you know, look less hot more bad-ass-rad.
The Retortion: Layering them Curves
Isabel Marant blouse, ASOS pants, Uniqlo sweater, Rachel Comey vest, DANNIJO necklace, Alexander McQueen bracelets, Maje coat, Antik Batik clutch, Giuseppe Zanotti heels. And let’s make sense of this.
Step 1. Start with a cool blouse. Instead of taking the traditional route and starting with a simple staple, we look to this statement Isabel Marant multi-denim button up. Buttons snapped to neck unnecessary. Your collarbones rock, the world should know it.
Step 2. Pair the blouse with palazzo pants. People are afraid of palazzo pants, I’m not sure why. If they’re of the high-waist variety, they do a mean job slimming the waist and are typically so long they create illusion-mile long stems. The polka-dot pajama chic pair shown is via Asos.
Step 3. Now, add a cardigan. Leave it open. If you’re uncomfortable shaking what your mama gave you, I’d suggest going for a long one like the version pictured above. It will swiftly cover your behind.
Step 4. Add a vest. The cardigan is left unbuttoned so you can still appreciate and admire the blouse underneath. Add a vest to get the layering ball rolling. The outfit won’t read clunky. This one is great, by Rachel Comey. I for one, have a similar version by Gryphon.
Step 5: Accessories! The picture may not portray it properly but the skull-adorned metal pieces are bracelets. Pile them onto one wrist, roll your Marant sleeves up over your sweater and let your arm party wow the room. All bracelets by Alexander McQueen. But don’t let your arms have all the fun, your neck deserves to party too and since you’re leaving your blouse unbuttoned up top, I speculate your neck wants nothing more than a little DANNIJO smooch. Put a bib on it.
Step 6a. The higher the better. Try for your most comfortable high-ass heel. No one is going to see it under the pant, and you don’t want to look like you’re on stilts. Actually…you kind of do. This pair is by Giuseppe Zanotti.
Step 6b. A unique clutch. No justification necessary, it isn’t wildly expensive either. You need this.
And finally, the last step is optional. If it’s cold out, take a turn for the Penny Lane and finish off the look with a thick coat. If you’re feeling frisky, do a little outerwear swap and try the Rachel Comey vest over the Maje coat.
Happy repelling! (…And
Sukkot festival of tents.)