For the longest time and without even realizing it, I have been mixing my styles. In the past, I have always dressed ‘tomboyish’ when I make trips to the mall or just hanging out with friends and without even realizing, have kind of adopted a way of dressing that encompasses the best of both worlds. Although this look is not necessarily ‘tomboyish’, I think the elements of ‘girly’ and ‘tomboy’ is quite visible. I’d also say that combining pastel with darker colours has also been trending and here, it also shows how the collision of opposing elements can actually look really amazing together. I love that this look is slightly confusing to the eye in a sense that you cant really label it or put this look in any category which I LOVE! It’s feminine yet bad-ass at the same time. I can safely say that I have learned and adapted my style to being girly but never lost the tomboy in me and I think that is quite clear in some of my lookposts. I will try and do more lookposts showing my tomboy side.
About This Look:
I decided to have four statement pieces for this look. For me, statement pieces determine the ‘vibe’ of your outfit. For this look, the four statement pieces were the jacket, skirt, shoes and sunglasses. I feel that the collision of black and pastel -pink is an oldie but a goodie and this look in general has some asymmetric elements. It has become quite popular to pair something more girly with something slightly more hard. In this this case, the pastel skirt paired with the biker jacket actually complements each other quite nicely. I love the asymmetry of the skirt and I decided to match that asymmetry with my t-shirt aswell. I feel it makes the look stand out more and adds a bit more edge. Not big on accessorizing which I blame on the tomboy in me, I decided to accessorize with my favourite sunnies.
Some tips for tomboys who are looking to be more feminine:
- On the average day, I rarely wear makeup although my Instagram account may beg to differ. So if you are not really into wearing makeup, a BB cream is PERFECT to wear. It’s light-weight and you don’t need a fancy brush to apply it. You can quite easily apply it with your hands. I use the BB cream from Garnier in the shade ‘medium’ and I really love it.
- Invest in a quality shampoo. It’s really easy for me to get a slightly more pricey shampoo because I don’t use much with my short hair and I just feel that you should look after your hair in general. Although, I hardly brush my hair, I can proudly say that I do actually take the time to make sure it’s healthy especially since I have dyed it quite a few times. A trim and deep condition every once in a while wont hurt.
- Invest in a good pair of jeans. I’ve spoken about this in a previous post about how the right pair of jeans can make any girl feel good. If you have curves like me, then there are some really nice pairs at Topshop or Mr Price that caters to almost every body shape.
- I don’t know about you but when I wear mascara, I feel a lot more feminine so my tip would be to buy mascara. There are some really inexpensive mascaras at Clicks and if you have never tried masacra then you can almost buy a cheap one as a trial until you are willing to spend a a bit more cash.
- Make a gradual transition. You don’t have to change your entire wardrobe but instead you can start to add some feminine pieces to your already existing tomboy style. Although, my look is a bit more on the feminine side I would say, nothing stops you from adding a pair of ripped jeans to this look. It’s all about what makes you feel comfortable and confident. I always emphasize this point in most of my posts.
Zara jacket, River Island Top, Skirt & Shoes, Miu Miu Sunglasses.
Lindy Lins Makeup (book here)
Lisa Gabriel Photography (book here)