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VIDEO: The Rules of Style According to Man Repeller

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In the rule book of style rules, it clearly states that some rules are meant to be followed and some are meant to be ignored, while others are there to be broken or cracked before being taped back together through interpretation. If breaking’s not your thing (though you should try it at some point; it’s liberating) these rules can be used a guide, available upon reference but not required, almost as if you were cooking.

Man Repeller partnered with Amazon Fashion to demonstrate exactly what we mean, but allow me to further demonstrate because I’m not ready to stop talking yet.

If you were to say to me, “I just found a tiara and the wide-brimmed visor of my dreams on Amazon Fashion and then I promptly fell into a click-happy spiral, whereupon I couldn’t stop adding accessories into my shopping cart. When they arrive, which shirt should I wear?” there’s a good chance I’d suggest you wear a clean white button-down with a collar to act as a clean canvas, let your neck breathe and highlight your new purchases.

But on another day, if you were to ask, “If I’ve decided that I’m never taking off my sparkly green, square-shaped sunglasses ever again, even indoors — nor am I removing my red tassel earrings or any other accessories, for that matter — what should I wear?” I’d suggest a festive-necked top to take you from an 11 to a 12 on the !!! scale.

See? It’s slightly contradictory.

If, on a Tuesday, you were excited about a statement blouse but didn’t know what to wear on the bottom, I might offer up a classic pair of slacks to keep things simple. (P.S. As a slacks lover, I will say that Amazon Fashion has an A+ selection.) But if you asked me on Friday, a.k.a. Cool Pants Friday, at least in our office, I’d tell you the louder the trousers, the better. Go big or go home!

Another head-scratcher.

I could go on and on but the video says it all. Oh my, you haven’t watched it yet? What are you doing, then? Go watch and meet me back here. I’ve blocked off plenty of time to psychoanalyze/consult your Amazon Fashion cart this afternoon.

(Psst. You can shop our outfits in this video — and more! — on Amazon Fashion.)

Photos by Edith Young.

Amelia Diamond

Amelia Diamond

Amelia Diamond is a writer, creative consultant, and Man Repeller alumnus living in New York City.

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