man-repelling: the fashion trends husbands just don’t understand


We’re all guilty of it… wearing clothes and accessories that are fashion forward to our fellow female friends but repulse the men in our lives.  Case in point: the boyfriend blazer… belted… and cherry red tights. What was I thinking?

Perhaps that’s what makes Leandra Medine’s blog The Man Repeller so popular. Her willingness to wear whatever her heart desires with the flare and style that resembles Carrie Bradshaw is truly intoxicating. I actually got the chance to meet her in Vancouver not to long ago at The Secret Location’s grand opening event. It was so nice to meet her in person and realize she’s normal! Well, wildly successful and somewhat famous, but all in all a normal human being. Her sense of humour and genuine sincerity is what blogging is all about. That’s why I was happy to see she has a book out September 10th called Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls


It made me reflect on all the items of clothing I have worn (and still wear) that other women think are super cute but repel Andrew– and I am sure leave most other men scratching their heads.


The midi skirt:

Women say: “That skirt is so feminine and versatile! Plus it doesn’t wrinkle so it never needs to be ironed… amazing!”

Andrew says: “That skirt makes you look like an old frumpy woman.”

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The poncho:

Women say: “That is so chic and it looks great with skinny jeans and boots!”

Andrew says: “That looks like you’re wearing a blanket.”


The floppy hat and the denim vest:

Women say: “That hat and denim vest is so cute! I love those trends right now.”

Andrew says: “What are you wearing on your head?” and “Are the 80’s back?!”

Nope, husbands just don’t understand…

Check out the hilarious interview of randomness that is Leandra Medine in this Refinery29 article.

What funny things has your significant other said to you about your choice in clothes?


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