Personally, the thought of going out on a date is terrifying. Me? Talk about something other then food or the fact that Wang is going to Balenciaga? What? The thought of “What does one wear on a date?” hit me almost simultaneously as the thought of “Maybe I’m not such a Man Repeller….just kidding.” For those of you who are not familiar with the Man Repeller, it is a website owned by Leandra Medine ( a Goddess in her own right), all about how fashion repels the opposite sex, and other trials and tribulations happening in the fashion world. I find that often times when reading her website, I’m like “yup, wore that yesterday.” Read up:
Now, if this had been fashion related, I would have pranced straight toward the gold sequin leggings, and snagged an equally obnoxious top. Keep in mind, dressing for a fashion event, and dressing for the real world, are two very different things. My peers understand that the creamsicle colored sweater I am wearing is on trend and designer, but to others, I just look like a giant human popsicle. So, instead, I had to reel in my knack for picking up the least body hugging thing in the store, and go for something that might actually give me a shape. In the end, I settled on a solid balance between my fashion self, and a little bit more attractively dressed version of myself. I guess being in fashion does not mean that you always have to be a Man Repeller, there is indeed a middle ground. While I do not recommend wearing drop crotch pants around a member of the opposite sex, I do recommend going with something you feel your best in. Confidence is key, and if you don’t feel comfortable, how are you going to feel confident? From now on, I do plan on dressing like a normal person every once and a while. Yeah…we’ll see how that goes.