I often think that there is nothing classier than a few masculine details in a woman’s outfit, and I am glad that a lot of designers seem to agree this season. Wearing some nice Church’s brogues or hijacking his dress shirt is the perfect move this winter. That said, this girl vs boy influence has been a classic since the beginning of the 20th century, and I can only applaud that. Let’s face it: the boys have some pretty great things going on there. I guess the key to successful tomboy dressing is an ultra feminine detail. A super high stiletto heal or a smoking hot red lip goes a looong way…
Lykke Li for Foam Magazine/ Brogues via Tomboy Style/ YSL’s Le Smoking/ Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in Annie Hall/ Marlene Dietrich/ Garance Doré (& Scott Schuman)/Mary-Kate Olsen via Olsens Anonymous/ Coco Chanel/ Raquel Zimmermann by David Sims for Vogue Paris June-July 2010/Jane Birkin/ Katherine Hepburn/ 5 x Erin Wasson for Elle FR June 2011/ Chris Stein & Debbie Harry from Blondie/ Yoko Ono and John Lennon/ 2 x Fendi shot by Garance Doré/ Mary-Kate Olsen via Olsens Anonymous/ Mel Ferrer and Audrey Hepburn via Tomboy Style/ Bianca Jagger/ Lou Doillon/ Elle.fr “dans le dressing de” Marina Munoz
Be sure to check out the awesome blog Tomboy style I mentioned above for some more inspiration. It captures the essence of successful tomboy dressing perfectly.
This post was originally published on Ella & Louise.