So you woke up not really feeling the florals, dresses, and stilettos of the world, but you're also not necessarily ready to commit to a head-to-toe menswear-inspired look… This is what we like to call the tomboy-chic feeling. To achieve this aesthetic, you need the ideal balance of items you could have borrowed from your male significant other or best friend, alongside the items that make you, well, you. After all, a standout tomboy-esque piece doesn't really stand out at all if not countered by something strikingly different.
There are hundreds of items to choose from in the world of tomboy fashion, but we are here to bring you just a selection of our favorites—we wouldn't want to overwhelm you with too many choices. Not only are these our favorites pieces, but they are also the most accessible, meaning they will require little to no styling effort on your part whatsoever. From high-top sneakers to oversize blazers, track pants to pantsuits, ahead, we bring you everything you'll need to achieve the tomboy-chic look with ease.
Keep reading to shop the items you'll need to look tomboy chic, in addition to styling tips for each.
This sneaker style looks best when juxtaposed with something unexpected like a floral dress, or, in this case, a matching denim set. You can pick your poison depending on how "tomboy" you want to go that day.
A hoodie will add a subtle cool edge to any look of your choosing. Here, the addition instantly makes culottes and mules street style–ready, just as it would when paired with a skirt or underneath a furry coat.
Not only is this still a major trend for 2017, but track pants are a comfortable way to add that athletic-inspired element to your look without going overboard.
Instead of wearing your favorite button-down untucked with a pair of distressed denim, layer yours underneath a sweater, buttoned to the top, along with a few other masculine tailored items.
Since utility suits aren't always the most flattering of items, we recommend styling yours with statement coats, printed undershirts, and striking accessories. The jumpsuit itself will simply be the cherry on top of an extremely forward look.
It doesn't get more menswear inspired than a classic pantsuit. However, this doesn't mean you can't still add a few fashion-girl touches like lace-up pumps and an of-the-moment bag.
They don't call them "boyfriend jeans" for nothing. This is a perfect example of a style that gives off the borrowed from the boys look. Just add a graphic tee and sneakers and your look is complete.
This is the easiest way to jazz up a simple pair of jeans and a T-shirt. The oversize element of the blazer is what makes it ultra tomboy, almost insinuating you borrowed it from a man to wear as your own (which we highly encourage).
Maybe these aren't the most flattering of boot styles, but they might be the coolest. This particular look went hard on the tomboy essence, but we also love seeing chunky boots like these paired with a more feminine dress.
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