Tomboy Details


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/ “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.

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  1. The perfect way to finish a look!

    Written by Marijs on 19 November 2011

  2. Always loved a bit of masculinity in my wardrobe! :)

    Written by Mariette on 19 November 2011

  3. yes please, completely into this look! especially when it comes to brogues and tuxedo trousers! you are so right, a boyish look always needs a feminine touch!

    Written by Absolutelymrsk on 20 November 2011

  4. The garçonne look is so my thing! ;-)

    Written by Kim on 20 November 2011

  5. Fab post, Madame.
    My finger hovers over the Pinterest-button with every single picture :)

    Written by Lily on 20 November 2011

  6. :) Pin good woman! Pin, pin!

    Written by Patricia on 20 November 2011

  7. @Lily, ik heb het ook al naar De Pinterest gebracht ;)

    Written by Marijs on 20 November 2011

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