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Borrowing From the Boys: Menswear-Inspired Must-Haves for the Tomboy

Top left to bottom left: Diane Keaton in “Annie Hall,” model Erin Wasson,
Evan Rachel Wood, Diane Kruger, Katharine Hepburn and Agyness Deyn

With Father’s Day looming around the corner, it’s the perfect time to unleash your inner tomboy.

Always put together in classic staples, the tomboy has a no fuss approach when it comes to style. In the 1940s, the iconic Katharine Hepburn became known off-screen for her bold choice of menswear-inspired pieces.

Modern day fashion icons who continue to embody the tomboy aesthetic include Agyness Deyn, Erin Wasson and starlet Kristen Stewart. Their ability to mix subtle feminine touches with masculine pieces always ensure maximum impact.

Why not take a leaf out of your dad’s handbook and check out some of our best borrowed-from-the-boys pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe this summer.

Funky hi-tops

These on-trend sneakers add a generous dose of cool to any outfit and unexpected details (think studs and hidden wedges) give them just the right hint of eye-catching appeal.

Links:

Elena Iachi – 70mm Suede And Calf Sneakers

Giuseppe Zanotti studded leather sneaker

Boyfriend jeans

Slouchy, comfortable and preferably with ripped knees. What could be more perfect for summer?

Links:

James Jeans CUT-OFF BOYFRIEND SHORT

J Brand Denim Aiden distressed boyfriend-fit jeans

Lady-like oxfords

Oxfords are a mainstay in your wardrobe year-round. In summer, opt for bolder details like cut outs, pops of color and glossy patent leather.

Links:

Candela Women’s Diana Oxford

Jason Wu Patent Low-Heel Oxford

 Round shades

Opt for this classic shape in tortoiseshell or black frames to pair with countless summer outfits.

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Bentley Sunglasses

The Row x Linda Farrow / Large Round Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Clubmaster half-frame acetate sunglasses

Basic tops and all-occasion bottoms

Chambray shirts and striped jersey knits will never go out of style, and you will find countless ways to wear them with absolutely everything in your closet. Mix and match with shorts, skirts, jeans – the options are endless!  For summer, we like brightly colored takes on the classic cotton twill pant.

Links:

James Jeans NEO BEAU BOYFRIEND JEAN

A.L.C. Ainsley Sweater

Stretch twill short

Boy by Band of Outsiders / Boxy Chambray Shirt

Summer hats

Unisex styles compliment mostly everything in your wardrobe and are an easy way to accessorize any outfit.  Protection from the blazing sun is an added bonus!

Links:

The Strangler Bowler 400-3283

Eugenia Kim Bianca embellished straw fedora

Carry-all bag

A bright summer tote or carry-all will fit all of your daily essentials.  From work to pool to weekend getaways, this bag will go everywhere with you this summer.

Links:

Theyskens’ Theory BACKPACK Bag

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel Black

Monserat De Lucca Cava Tote

Neiman Marcus Colorblock North-south Tote, Red