Leandra Medine changed the way we dress forever. While the fashion industry is more than a little predisposed to hyperbolic statements, in Leandra’s case, it’s true. Her satirical blog Man Repeller (now a fully-fledged website) showed that no print goes un-clashed, no colour is unwearable, no trousers are too high-waisted, no shoes are too high and no material is too sheer. The fashion consultant’s ultimate USP is to wear clothes that she unashamedly loves—not because anyone else liked them. Her inspirational style perfectly mixes up outlandish and fun pieces with wardrobe staples such as loafers and jeans.
If, like us, you’ve been inspired by Leandra, then we have good news as she’s just designed a limited collection for Mango, which means you can get her style DNA straight to your wardrobe all at the cost of the high street. The line is full of classic Leandra looks, which she revealed has been inspired by a "New Year break in a European ski resort combined with an American university campus in the 60s and add a couple of embroidered floral prints".
As for the pieces you can get your hands on, there are a notable mentions. There’s an embroidered jacket, featuring gold roses, as well as a black cable knit cardigan with brightly-coloured flowers. And then there are a couple of sequin jumpers in both black and silver, that are just as cool for the day as they are for evening, and even the upcoming festive period. However, if you’re not completely sold on going full throttle just yet, there are classic pieces that we know she wears all the time, from roll necks to straight-leg jeans, as well as loafers and a gorgeously simple grey coat that will work with everything in your wardrobe. And if you're just up for dipping your toe in Leandra's style? Check out the pearl earrings or the gold chain necklace.
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