A lot of people get into the routine of following folks on Twitter that are already ensconced in our tight circles or find and follow us, so we follow them back out of mere courtesy. In this new series, I’m going to showcase people from various backgrounds and industries to help you liven up your feed and get inspired! My aim is that by following people outside of your comfort zone, you’ll start to make art, or cook at home more or take that night course for small business management!
This week, it’s all about fashion.
A lot of people focus on what’s cool, what’s hot and what’s to come in fashion, but very few focus on the missteps, poor choices and honest disasters that we go through in our lives.
And while you certainly don’t want to revel in your mistakes, it’s important to know what to look out for and avoid so that you don’t wear something awful. Here’s how you’ll know a “manrepeller” when you see one:
outfitting oneself in a sartorially offensive way that will result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls (see: human repelling), shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs.
–verb (used without object),-pell·ing, -pell·ed.
to commit the act of repelling men:
Girl 1: What are you wearing to the party?
Girl 2: My sweet lime green drop crotch utility pants!
Girl 1: Oh, so we’re man repelling tonight?
*DISCLAIMER: the above conversation is not a dramatization, took place in this room 5 minutes ago.
This is the only place I’ve ever seen capes on shoes. ‘Nuff said.
Normally, I can’t stomach blogs where people feature themselves, but Karen Blanchard’s Where Did U Get That features the rockin’ looks she wears as well as what she’s loving on others. The pics are nice and big, so you can actually tell how they’ll look on you.
She’s only 15, but she’s already got 33,784 followers on Twitter. That’s because Tavi Gevinson’s blog Style Rookie that began in 2008 is a fascinating and quite sophisticated look at fashion. She’s not only designed her own t-shirt with London-based Borders&Frontiers, but she’s been featured in New York, Pop magazine, French Vogue and Teen Vogue, to name just a few.
Her blogger “about” section shows how she is both creative and wise beyond her years:
“Wears batman capes and oversized hats. Scatters black petals on Rei Kawakubo’s doorsteps and serenades her in rap. I wish I was Daria but I get too excited about things like candy to be deadpan all the time.”
Her design and style sense is remarkable. And once you start following her, you’ll get hooked too.