Everything Leandra Wore to New York Fashion Week

Leandra being me, in case that wasn’t clear.


Every season right after New York Fashion Week, I am granted an opportunity to indulge my fledgling narcissism and search for photos of myself to substantiate a bi-annual series, known unofficially as the “What I Wores.” Sometimes I am eager to do this work. Last September, for example, I felt like a new-but-old version of myself dressed proudly like a clown — a clown with purpose, who knows she’s a bag full of tricks. Other times (usually in February) it is somewhat mind-numbing because dressing through a snowstorm is kind of like having to deal with a cavity: inevitable, even though it seems to always catch you by surprise.

This season, though, I feel mostly impartial. I didn’t think very much about any of the outfits I wore before the fact, which is new for me given that I usually keep a running note in my iPhone of outfit ideas to pull from whenever I am stricken by a bout of un-inspiration. (Fashion week historically gets its own note of outfits.) The thinking, I guess, is that if I don’t know what to wear, I’ll put myself under pressure, crack under said pressure and then end up wearing something that makes me feel completely unlike myself. This year, I applied the “wing-it” method wherein I didn’t think at all about clothing until I was confronted with the daily obligation to get dressed. What I found is that I felt more like myself, for better (more entertaining outfit) or worse (not) — truly very comfortable for the entirety of the week.ย And so it goes that taking some pressure off, just doing you unabashedly without overthinking, seemingly wins again.

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  • Emily R

    Leandra, you look fabulous. What I would do for your legs!

  • Isabel Sanoja
  • the outfit w the brogues and fishnet socks is amazing!!!

  • Vanessa

    I know it wasn’t your intention, but I love the aesthetic of torn sock plus frilly shorts.

  • LW

    Yeah I would off my grandma for your legs.

  • Kelsey Moody

    Is your friend in slide 11 a never nude? Very into it

    • Bo

      there are DOZENS of us! DOZENS!

  • elpug

    Good calves, yes. Thanks for sharing.

  • stinevincent

    You looked great! My favorite is probably the tiger-stripe outfit, because of how fun loving it is.

  • Emily

    Wow I REALLY love both outfits with the blazers, the jeans/striped shirt/sweater outfit, and the striped shirt/red heels outfit. you’re killin it

  • Abby

    I loooooove that blue dress, why is is over $1K ๐Ÿ™

  • Olivia La chica de la maleta

    Brogues and fisnets forever! http://www.lachicadelamaleta.com

  • Dale Chong

    Is it odd that I noticed the bottle of Fiji and thought “Oh, that’s a fantastic accessory.” ?

  • Christina

    Loving the Sunday Lewk – Totes going to copy that as Oz is moving into warmer days cooler evening weather !

  • Kattigans

    Leandra! What do you do to get such great legs?? Any secrets you can share?

    • Leandra Medine

      Squats, leg lifts, backward lunges, I walk a shit ton and lots of clenching my buttcheeks together when I’m like, at my desk,

      • Kattigans

        Haha all good tips, butt clenching helps lol

  • Charlotte Hallows

    Time for part of my bi-annual add-everything-Leandra-wears-to-Pinterest-boards !!

  • Kristin

    Leandra, I LOOOOVE YOU(r) looks. #womancrushwednesday (and it’s only Tuesday) WHAAT!

  • Alex Frasca

    Where those black socks from gal? In the Chanel/Maison cleo outfit? @leandramedine

    • Leandra Medine

      I can’t remember the name of the brand! I stink.

  • Marielle Nicol

    Inspo for DAYS

    except…… that tiger print top? It’s CELINE?! I guess I don’t know what’s cool AT ALL!!

  • Suzan

    Always love to see your looks and some musings behind ’em too, Leandra!
    This round I’m especially enamoured by the Chanel sockboots, jeans and striped shirt combo. I can’t necessarily put my finger on why it works so great. I think it’s the shoes and bag that tie the whole thing together and which I probably personally wouldn’t have combined (I’m a bit boring when it comes to making combinations, so for me MR is always great inspiration and eye candy). Love the knit as well, makes me almost able to smell Autumn.

  • Fransjejohanna

    Great legs, great outfits

  • Quick q: is there a difference between a loafer and a brogue? A broafer? A logue?

    • Leandra Medine

      Brogues lace up, loafers are slip on!

  • b.e.g.

    Definitely great legs. Green with envy. Being myself short and gifted with what I call ugly legs.

    Love all the outfits. Especially all the shoes. But, I am wondering why you don’t wear any of the shoes from your own M.R. collection. Some of them would surely suit any of these outfits.

  • Martyna

    Leandra, your legs ridiculously perfect. As are your outfits.
    12/10, half inspired, half jealous.