The Five Golden Rules of Tomboy Dressing

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It’s no secret that girls have taken a page or two out of the men’s style book when it comes to fashion. If you ask me, it started when women would throw on their man’s shirt in the morning for that extra oversized comfort fix. What started as a solution to being comfortable then quickly turned into a fashion trend — from boyfriend jeans to oversized blazers, women are now mastering the art of dressing like the dudes, and doing it better! So what are the tricks to doing it right? #DramaticPauseforEffect

I’ll tell you.

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Wing It

A good wing-tip goes a long way. No matter how boyish your look is, the feminine allure of a well-done eye outshines anything else. You could have a full outfit on that does not highlight your God-given gifts (or Dr. Raj-given, but I’m not judging), but a good winged eyeliner brings so much femininity back to the look and elevates you back to sexy and not boyish.

 

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Mirror Image

Wear items that work for both you and your man. Go for pieces that you could see your beau in. For example, if your man is the type to wear a well-fitted suit, do the same and pair it with some Manolos. The whole point is to make it seem like you pulled it right out of your significant other’s closet.

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Get It Right

My “uniform” consists of baggy jeans, a loose T-shirt, a snapback cap, and a bomber jacket, and I have found that the women around me tend to adapt my signature look. It’s comfortable, effortless, and on-trend. Celebrities such as Kendall Jenner and Rihanna are all fans of this style and could teach you a thing or two on getting tomboy style right.

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Feminine Flair

Ladies, you’re going for a look similar to that of the boys, but better! Don’t lose your femininity in the process, and that means as much as you are channeling the man, there’s still a whole lot of woman in you. Remember that no matter what you are wearing, there should always be one main focus in the outfit that screams femininity. If you want to have loose jeans on, compliment them with a tight fitting top (or even a crop top) that highlights your curves.

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The Perfect Fit

Even though you are going for that “I just walked into my man’s closet and threw on his clothes” kind of look, you want to make sure that the fit is just right. There is a point when something too oversized makes you look like you are swimming in fabric, so make sure that when you’re shopping for boyfriend jeans, for example, you go for a pair that is loose, but not loose enough that it makes you look like a 90s gangsta.

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