Chic outfits aren't just reserved for feminine and frilly girls. Pieces with masculine undertones can look effortlessly fashionable on the ladies. There are also plenty of menswear-inspired looks to choose from, so flaunting your tomboy style will be a breeze. Just pick a piece or two to work with, and add a dash of your own style.
Make your tomboy look instantly more interesting by wearing printed shorts. Whether you want to add a bit of ironic feminine flair with floral-print shorts or you would rather sport something less colorful, your style will be just as cool. Up top, wear a white oxford or denim button-down shirt. Slip on a pair of loafers to complete your look.
Instead of wearing a dress to the next fancy occasion, slip on a pantsuit. A tuxedo-inspired suit looks fashionable open over a blouse or buttoned up with no shirt under it at all. If you don't want to go too dressy, a basic menswear-inspired pantsuit will do. Wear one in a charcoal for a clean look. Turn your look up a notch by adding a tie. Add a feminine accent by throwing on a pair of heels, or keep your feet comfortable in a pair of oxfords.
Make your look a little preppy by sporting a boyfriend cardigan. These cardigans are slouchier and longer than their more feminine counterparts, but can be just as chic. Wear yours over basic jeans and a t-shirt for a casual look. Boyfriend cardigans also work well over sundresses to give them a slight masculine edge that pairs nicely with a feminine frock.
Give overalls a try. Slip them over a printed top and even throw on a baseball cap. Your cap doesn't have to be from an athletic store. Instead, opt for one in an interesting print like polka dot or in a fun bright shade. A cool pair of canvas sneakers completes your look. If you feel too boyish, swap out your printed top for a crop top or frilly top in a feminine fabric like lace.
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