8 Things You Need to Master the Tomboy Style

There are days when we just want to rest from wearing our girly frocks and get comfortable in pants. If you are having one of those days, you might want to learn a thing or two on what you need to build a menswear-for-womenswear-friendly wardrobe.

The key to mastering the tomboy style is finding basic and classic pieces that fit with the more modern ones in your closet. Think button-down tops and pinstripe blazers worn with sporty footwear. You don’t have to shop in the menswear section, though. The following female-approved pieces will help you create ensembles that will get you in touch with your masculine side:

1. Pinstripe blazer


A pinstripe blazer is a classic piece that you can get a lot of wear from. Sarah’s approach is to wear a pinstripe blazer over an untucked button-down shirt and slouchy black pants. To get that street-style vibe, get a pair of sneakers instead of formal oxfords.

2. Tartan tapered pants


Since the tartan print never goes out of style and tapered pants work with different separates, tartan tapered pants are worth hunting for. Willabelle’s pair of grid-patterned pants is a sterling example. Worn with a double-breasted blazer, this suit outfit is chic for both work and play.

3. Drawstring pants


Nothing screams comfort quite like drawstring pants! Balance out the sporty and masculine vibe of these pants by wearing them with either edgy or feminine pieces. Alexandra chose a leather jacket and a pair of pumps to get the best of both worlds.

4. Suspender pants

Rachel Marie

You can wear suspenders with your denim jeans rolled up at the hem. Rachel-Marie amped up the menswear vibe with a button-down shirt, a trench coat, and a pair of lace-up boots.

5. Loose button-down


Wear a loose button-down shirt under a loose sweater and over baggy pants like what Gina did here. Cap off the look with lace-up boots.

6. Vest


Layer up your sweater and jeans look with a vest! This old-school trick not only gives more warmth but also keeps your comfortable look interesting! Like Misia, finish the outfit off with some ankle boots.

7. Boxy sweater


Boxy sweaters and tapered cropped pants? The combination never gets old. Arm yourself with boxy sweaters peppered with interesting prints and wordings on them like what Estefania was wearing here.

8. Denim jacket


If you aren’t in the mood for fitted denim pants, get your denim fix through your jacket instead. Denim jackets work well with slouchy printed pants, as Lucia showed us with her outfit above.

We also looked around for more pants you can use to build your menswear-inspired wardrobe:

Issey Miyake Cropped TrouserIssey Miyake Cropped Trousers, $610

Saint Laurent Tailored TrousersSaint Laurent Tailored Trousers, $827.35

Fendi Striped Tapered TrouserFendi Striped Tapered Trousers, $1,297.34

Jil Sander Roland Narrow Cargo TrouserJil Sander Roland Narrow Cargo Trousers, $607.11

Christopher Kane Washed Denim JeansChristopher Kane Washed Denim Jeans, $504.70

Brunello Cucinelli Straight Leg TrousersBrunello Cucinelli Straight-Leg Trousers, $707.64

Now, style these pants up the way the above bloggers did, and you won’t have to worry about crossing the line between menswear and womenswear far too much!

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