Man Repelling Outfit All-Green Summer Outfit

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Today’s outfit is a real man-repeller! man repelling outfit all Green Summer Outfit
I’m mixing a whole host of dubious designs together and it’s certainly not to everyone’s taste.

Some will find this outfit fun.
Others…how can I put this?…
Ugly even?

Boring Disclaimer: 
Obviously, this post is supposed to be a bit of fun and not meant to be taken seriously.
I’m not saying ALL men hate the colour green, or chunky platform shoes, or baggy ruffles etc. etc. etc.
Bottom line is: If you’re easily offended you’d better read something else.

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This outfit made me smile today but it is a definite marmite look.
(No middle ground.. a LOVE or HATE reaction)

It also has ZERO sexy elements and plenty of Man-Relleling qualities.
Let us get down to the nitty-gritty…

Men hate Green.
That may be a headline grabber BUT it’s a real phenomenon ladies!
Men don’t seem to like green.

Or, to put it more plainly…
Men don’t like green clothes on women.
They don’t find green dresses pleasing to the eye.
Green is certainly not sexy or attractive.

Even men who’s sports team wear green, and who wear those colours with pride themselves, don’t want their women to wear the colour.

(Unless they’re wearing JUST their football shirt… but that’s another story!)

Ask the men in your life how they feel about a bright green dress and they’ll likely look less than enthusiastic.

Green would probably be their last pick if they were choosing an outfit for you.

{Unless of course you always wear a lot of green and they have the good sense to say they love it because they love YOU!}

My favourite green, Khaki is apparently OKAY … (being military-Esque maybe helps?) But it’s still pushing things a little.

Personally, I LOVE green in all its forms.
Most of my female friends love green too… and look great in its various shades.

My (current favourite) green and white dress is much admired by other females, which makes me happy.
BUT… it’s NEVER been mentioned by any of my male friends or colleagues.

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One of my favourite dresses used to be a bright olive green knitted polo-neck dress.
I used to love wearing it with long boots and thought it looked slinky and super sexy.
Little did I know!

Unfortunately, polo necks are another thing men don’t like.
They don’t trust a polo neck.
It confuses them.
So my double whammy (green-polo-neck) really hit a home run.

My husband told me how relieved he was when that dress finally bit the dust and went into recycling.
I was initially shocked with his reaction but after extensive research, I realised he’s certainly not alone in his opinion!

Maybe it’s a cultural thing?
A regional thing?
A Y chromosome thing?
I don’t know!

There are so many other dubious style pieces in this look.
The general overall greenness is bad enough but then I added…

  • The 80’s vibe… reminding folk of their Mother… or Nan!
  • The weird pattern… it’s ugly. 
  • It’s shiny… why is it shiny? Why does the pattern have funny bits on it?
  • The high neck ruffly folded bit… What is the point?
  • The sleeveless jacket over the top.
  • The baggy (aka shapeless) trousers/joggers with tapered legs (shudder).
  • The chunky platform sandals… These are the killer…Chunky shoes are clunky, ugly and NOT at all sexy!
  • That weird hair clip. Part school girl, part Nanna and her knitting.

In fact, the whole kit and kaboodle (Translation: the whole damned lot!) is a bit of a howler!

I have to admit that all of the Ugly/Weird/Un-stylish elements of this look are all the things I love the most.
All the things that make me feel great!
The unique vintage blouse.
The hair clip.
The massive chunky shoes.
The baggy trousers.

Maybe being a bit weird is my vibe?

Excluding myself, I think that I almost exclusively dress for the eyes of other women.
A woman commenting and admiring my outfit is worth 10X the same comment from a male friend.
(Sorry guys!)

If I get an admiring glance, nod or comment from a female stranger I feel fantastic.
The same from a male doesn’t have the same oomph!
In fact, I may wonder if I was looking a little too sexy?! Unfair?

{Unless of course the man had a great personal style of his own. Then I would feel equally flattered.}


Today I’m wearing blusher as eyeshadow!
A peachy blush mixed with a soft bronzer to blend… plus a little purply-brown liner and brown mascara.
A peachy lipstick finished things off.

I’d love for you to help me with my research!
Please ask your male friends/family/lovers what they would dress you in for their idea of a perfect look?
I would LOVE to know if it involves any green items?

Please share in the comments or send me a DM on Instagram (or an email)
I’m so curious to hear from you!

TROUSERS: Zara (past season)
GILET: French Connection (old)
BLOUSE: Vintage
BAG: Old (borrowed back from my daughter!)
PIN: Old
HAIRCLIP: ‘stolen’ from my daughter (not the same one as the bag)
SHOES: Zara… I LOVE these shoes!

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