Man repeller blogger

The Man Repeller. Now, for any of you seasoned blog readers – or bloggers – out there, you may be under the impression that this blog post is about the infamous blogger/website “Man Repeller”. I mean, I hope it is because if it isn’t, it’ll literally be about an outfit that repels men.

Oh, hold on a second… Well, that’s awkward…

Jokes aside, this is a post about an outfit that only a few months ago, I never ever – shall we just add in another ‘ever’ in there for dramatisation? Ever! – thought I’d even like, let alone wear. It’s very tom boy-esque, it’s quite androgynous/masculine* and it was basically born from one too many Pinterest sessions, obsessing over the Blogger x Nike Roshe run trend.

*We all know masculine is a polite way of saying that I look like a geezer bird. Geezer bird chic is in though, right? Oh it is, well that’s great to hear!

So, from the remarks from Dan/my brother/any other man in my family that clearly have no qualms in offending my sartorial choices, this isn’t really what men find that sexy or stylish. Well it’s a good bloody job I dress for Instagram myself then isn’t it…

Man repeller blogger
Man repeller blogger
Man repeller blogger
pinstripe trousers white shirt and loafers
pinstripe trousers white shirt and loafers
pinstripe trousers white shirt and loafers
So, the pinstripe trousers. As much as I always thought they looked incredible on everyone else, I really wasn’t feeling them for me (i.e I had no idea how to style them and don’t need any help on the looking like a bloke front). However, after finding these in Dorothy Perkins a while back and purchasing them for an interview… a love affair with tailored, pin stripe trousers has begun. They’re just so sophisticated and paired with the right look – a nice girly blouse and some pretty heels, the total opposite to what I went for forever a geezer bird – I think they’re so effortlessly chic. 
pinstripe trousers white shirt and loafers
pinstripe trousers white shirt and loafers
Shirt – ASOS / Trousers – Dorothy Perkins / Slingback Loafers (now half price) – Office / Bag – Zara
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Ellie adams
Ellie adams
So this brings me to the end of this “Yo, I’m a girl, but sometimes I like to dress up like a 12 year old school boy” post. I’ve actually really enjoyed branching out with my style lately, maybe it’s an age thing – jesus, that’s depressing – or maybe it’s a “screw it, who cares what anyone else thinks thing”… either way, tom boy chic is something that will linger in my wardrobe (and all over my blog/instagram/wherever else I publicly expose myself) for a very long time.
I would love to know what your thoughts are on the androgynous/masculine trend? Are pinstripe trousers for you? I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂
As always, thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!

87 responses to “THE MAN REPELLER”

  1. Call Me Amy says:

    Love those trousers! I'm a bit scared of tailored trousers myself but love them on other people! I should probably just bite the bullet and get a pair!
    Amy x

  2. May Cho says:

    IT's okay, Elle, I like dressing up like a 12 year old school boy too. But, for the record, you look like a really, really, really put-together 12 year old schoolboy (ie no mud stains, food crumbs, etc…) I love a good pair of pinstripe trousers, too, but have em flared, because everyone loves a good pair of flared trouser!

    May | THE MAYDEN

  3. Ellen Smith says:

    I think the outfit looks lovely. I adore the trousers. Who cares if its a bit tom boyish!

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  4. I think you look absolutely fab, and your gorgeous hair and makeup takes away from the tom boy look haha 😉 I love the pin stripe trousers, they'd be great for work and interviews like you said. I need to invest! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  5. Johanna says:

    This is such a beautiful and classy outfit, I love it because your beautiful cascading golden locks are the perfect accessory for this look. You are stunning!!!!


  6. Meg Siobhan says:

    I love this trend to be honest. Who cares what men think? Emily Blunt and Cate Blanchett rocked suits for this campaign/advertisement for watches and seriously, they rock a suit better than any dude!

    I personally couldn't rock suits and tailored outfits like this because with my hair, I genuinely would look like a dude! But if you have longer hair? It's such a snazzy look.

    Kind of in love with those loafers, holy moly.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  7. Lauren S says:

    I think this look rocks on you Elle! The tailoring is spot on and you look like a woman on a mission – dis gal means business yo 😉

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  8. I know what you mean! Tailoring can often make me feel really masculine but I think you've pulled this outfit off really well and look so Parisian chic <3

  9. Girl, you look fantastic. So classy, chique & very powerful! I'd say, wear similar outfits more often! I genuinely like this look.

    Xx Naomi in Wonderland

  10. Love this look, especially the trousers but I don't think I'd be able to pull it off myself!


  11. Jessica says:

    lovely post, i adore your man repelling style here!
    check out my blog + follow back?

    Jess |

  12. I love this kind of oufits, they're so classy but feminine and beautiful at the same time, they show that there's no need to wear skirts or dresses to look feminine!
    Have a nice day! xx


  13. Gorgeous outfit and photos as always! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  14. India-Robyn says:

    Ha ha! Love the title of this post 🙂 Gorgeous look… love the trousers, but not sure if I could pull them off | A friendly beauty and lifestyle blog

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  16. Raquel says:

    I think the trousers are great. Not only can they make you appear taller, but they are easy to wear!

  17. I'm not a huge follower of the androgynous trend but I love this outfit! I looks so chic and would be perfect for work x

  18. Elle I think you look so so fab! I am an avid supporter of the androgynous trend because it's just bloody amazing! this outfit it totally proof of that – I LOVE it!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

  19. I love this look! I don't care if it's masculine, to be honest I always think a slightly androgynous outfit can look really sexy on a woman, and you definitely pull it off! Gorgeous x

    Martha Jane |

  20. It is not really my style but you really pull that look! Gorgeous photos and gorgeous look as always! x

  21. I know exactly what you mean, my brothers are the exact same way haha. I love this look, and it suits you well.

  22. Alina Bostan says:

    I really like this outfit actually, especially the trousers… they are super chic & look comfy too. You seriously can pull off any style no matter what, just gorgeous x

    Beauty with charm

  23. LBG says:

    You look so chic! I like a touch of masculine sometimes! The pants are a great find and the loafers are so cute

  24. Art Adorned says:

    Definitely classy and chic love the look on you, I not one to go for the masculine look either, I Like all things girly and this outfit is no way masculine loving it!

  25. I really like the pinstripe trousers, great for work and they look very well cut

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  26. I really like the pinstripe trousers, great for work and they look very well cut

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  27. Stephanie says:

    I love the whole outfit! You are hilarious by the way! I like the whole androgynous look. It still looks so very feminine. 🙂

  28. You look gorgeous doll! Love this look x


  29. Rosy Flynn says:

    Love this look, out of interest I asked my fella what he thought of this masculine style, he loved it so you've got a good man fan now haha

    Rosy |

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  31. I love it! It might be tomboyish as you said but the woman is wearing the clothes so you rock it!

  32. you look gorgeous! I love the masculine trend when it's worn right and you definitely did a good job with these trousers! xx

  33. bryony grace says:

    I really love this outfit! Something about it seems very casual and elegant which I love. So badly want one of those watches too! x

  34. i gotta disagree with the man repeller outfit. you look absolutely gorgeous! x

  35. I love this norm core look Elle.
    You really rock those shoes!

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  36. Emma Louise says:

    I love the title of this post and you really rock those trousers!! Such a funny read but you're so right ….my mum once asked me if I'm going for the butch look when I wore trousers and a shirt but I think you can always add a feminine twist on things with some pearl studs or another delicate piece of jewellery xx

  37. Glam O'Clock says:

    I am so in love with this look! The cut of the trousers is amazing. I also love how the loafers and the bag adds a feminine simple and chic touch! Xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

  38. Josie says:

    You still look super glam though! I actually love outfits like this, definitely my kind of thing – although the fact I'm usually dressed like a teenage boy is probably the reason why I've been single for so long haha! If I put on a dress my nan will be on the phone like 'I heard you wore a dress yesterday, I'm so pleased!' x

    Josie’s Journal

  39. CB says:

    I generally shy away from this sort of outfit – but I think you may have persuaded me to give it a go!

    CB x

  40. Emily Thorpe says:

    Oh yeesh you look incredible! And very stylish! If this is what repels men, I'd happily go around dressed like this!

    Musings & More

  41. You look fabulous! In love with those trousers and the loafers are perfection with them! So cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  42. Ellie I absolutely love this look on you, what an actual babe! x

  43. Kristyn Cole says:

    I just came across your blog for the first time this morning, let me just say a few things.

    1. Why are we not best friends?
    2. Gluten free soul sisters!
    3. You're a total smokeshow!
    4. I'm about to get myself these exact pants just because of you.


    Love, Kristyn
    Contrast of Effect | IG

  44. Jordan says:

    Girl I think you could literally dress in a bin bag and you still wouldn't be a man repeller! You rock this look I wish I could dress like a school boy and look this good! xx

  45. Rubi Ani says:

    That outfit would be perfect for job interviews.
    Rubi | Instagram | The Den |

  46. facesofonypr says:

    I love this look completely!You rock this look girl! I love your blog!

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