Sparkle and shine
Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine picks her top holiday party season accessories
‘As outlandish as people say my style is, it’s actually pretty streamlined, I just like a little bit of a quirk here and there,” says Leandra Medine. The original fashion influencer (she founded Man Repeller in 2010), multimedia magnate and shoe designer was in Toronto earlier this fall to unveil her latest footwear collection at Hudson’s Bay and explained why her sartorial approach is not a bad place to start when upping your festive wardrobe game for a month of parties.
“Around the holiday season, I tend to gravitate towards more outlandish accessories,” she says. “So it’s not really about wearing clothing that’s holiday appropriate, because I worry that assigning outfits to the holiday season typecasts the outfits.” Her line’s idiosyncratic mules and boots play up the versatility of statement accessories. “Because that’s always what I was looking for – just a pair of shoes to serve as a pick me up. These shoes are designed to wear with the most basic outfits you have.”
Here, Medine outlines a few key accessories essential to glitzing up your wardrobe for party season.