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Tomboy Outfit Ideas

by Pamela Simmons

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.

Printed Shorts

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.

Simple Suit

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.

Boyfriend Cardigan

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.

Overalls

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.

About the Author

Pamela Simmons has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles on fashion, beauty and other topics have appeared on Denim Therapy and other websites. Simmons serves as an editor and public relations manager for CHIC.TV. She holds a Bachelor of Science in international affairs from Georgia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University.

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