STYLE GURU STYLE: Tomboy-Chic

STYLE GURU STYLE: Tomboy-Chic

I’ve been getting asked a lot of questions about my style lately, so I decided to do this post to answer everything.

My style is always evolving, but right now it’s in the tomboy-chic phase. My definition of tomboy-chic is the mixture of boy and girl pieces balancing flawlessly together. Tomboy-chic isn’t just style; it’s a way of life. We’re the girls who love heels just as much as we love sneakers.

It was weird being a tomboy growing up because I was also really into fashion and I couldn’t find any bloggers, YouTubers, or stylists who reflected what I wanted to do with my style. It wasn’t until my freshmen year in high school, when I discovered Tumblr, that I found my inspiration. Tumblr was overflowing with girls who were tomboy-chic, and I was in awe. These girls had mastered being fashionable tomboys—also what I like to call the modern tomboy. Additionally, going to college and being surrounded by people from all over the country inspired me to experiment more with my outfits. I knew I had finally mastered tomboy-chic with an outfit I featured on CollegeFashionista two years ago. It was complete experimentation, but the reactions I got were great.

So about this outfit: the inspiration behind this was that I was going to a concert. I wanted to be casually cute but very comfortable at the same time. I knew I wanted to wear these specific booties, so I started there and made the outfit around that. I added black, high-waisted pants with slits at the knee, a custom yellow crop top, and my wide-brim, black hat for extra flair. I didn’t want to carry a big purse, so I grabbed my black “clutch.” It’s actually an over-the-shoulder bag with the strap tucked in. I added a Betsey Johnson rose gold watch to accessorize simply.

Now, will I ever wear heels to a concert where it’s standing room only ever again? Probably not! An excellent alternative would have been leather knee-high boots, Chelsea boots, or even the trusty high-top Converse.