Outfit Tip(s) of The Day: Try a Jumpsuit or a Denim Tuxedo

What to wear when you don’t know what to wear



It is Ch-Ch-Changes Month on Man Repeller, and one very easy way to self-modify is through clothes. If, for example, I am the kind of woman who is prone towards denim tuxedos and utilitarian-looking jumpsuits worn somewhat ironically and therefore extravagantly (e.g. with a big fluffy coat or Hollywood actress sunglasses), I might instead try to wear more tea dresses, skirts, boleros or, uh, makeup.

But seeing as Ch-Ch-Changes Month on Man Repeller is actually a testament to remaining exactly the same (nothing is wrong with the person you were last year! She was pretty great!), I will do no such thing. On the contrary, I will use the Internet as a gargantuan pin-board during bouts of un-inspiration to find myself in the stripes of others.


And what do you know! There I am! Inside Julia Sarr-Jamois’ bosom. I was going to wear leggings and socks and boots and a trench coat tomorrow, but isn’t this a much better idea?

You start with a green jumpsuit or overalls…

Add a striped shirt of your choosing…

Make sure your red socks are clean, then add loafers (slippers or otherwise) and cat-eye frames…

And then boom! Big coat and you’re set.

Unless, that is, we are confronted with one of those bizarro (though much welcome) 50-degree days, in which case, what a good excuse to layer denim (guess I’m not over it) under a light coat.


And wear shoes that would, under typical circumstances, freeze everything that happens below your ankle.

All you’ll need is a pair of jeans and a denim jacket…

A silk scarf to wrap around your neck nonchalantly (kind of like a, “Oh! Threw this on last minute, LOL!” wrap)…

Add an overcoat of your choosing (maybe it’s too cold for such a light one — by all means, go ham in this depot, this is your outfit, and you can paint it any color you want)…

And wam, bam, thank you ma’am. Dressed.

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  • That second look is serious perfection.

  • Harling Ross

    I need red socks on the immediate.

    • Leandra Medine

      Elizbaeth can prob arrange for that to happen on the immediate

      • Harling Ross

        2017 is so much fun already

  • Samantha Lee

    I am completely on the denim tuxedo/jumpsuit train. I’ve got the denim down but really need to add to my jumpsuit collection. 😉

  • Ellie

    My cold feet and I were hoping it was going to be officially sanctioned by MR to wear socks with backless loafers.