TOMBOY TARTS: TOMBOY STYLE

GOOGLE AND LEVI ARE RELEASING THE WORLD’S FIRST SMART JACKET

This fall, tech lovers will be able to wear their hearts on their sleeves. Google has partnered with Levi to come up with a $350 smart jacket that could restore your faith in wearables. Apart from health tracking devices like Fitbit, wearable technology generally fails to live up to its lofty promises of improving and revolutionising our daily lives. Time and again, these devices have been hampered by clunky design and lousy taste, resulting in products that are expensive, unnecessary, and just plain ugly. Face it, nobody wants to squint at tiny screens on smart watches…

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KIRRIN FINCH: TOMBOYS ON A MISSION TO DO GOOD

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Imagine if our favourite fictional tomboys “George aka Georgina Kirrin” from The Famous Five series and “Scout Finch” from To Kill A Mockingbird come together to form their own fashion line and create well-made clothing that fit their personalities and lifestyles. How cool will that be? That is essentially tomboy clothing brand Kirrin Finch in a nutshell. Growing up with those books, we want to be as badass as George and Scout. We want to explore new places, go on adventures, solve mysteries and stand up for justice. We love how they embrace their tomboy…

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THE MISSION WORKSHOP: APPAREL FOR CLASSIC TOMBOY STYLING WOMEN

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The Mission Workshop’s current spate of 2017 goodies is apparel that appeals to classic tomboy styling women like us and we want to tell you why. Along our tomboy styling journey here on this site, we’ve always been careful to curate for our readers fashion we think exudes and brings out the spirit of the classic tomboy which we celebrate and want to preserve. So it was quite the coffee-spiller (Persis drooled on her early morning bagel actually) when we found this menswear apparel brand that made tailored and tasteful clothes us gleeful tomboys could…

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7 EXCITING ACTIVEWEAR TRENDS YOU CAN ROCK RIGHT NOW

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 Since last year, activewear has hit the mainstream and its popularity is still going strong. It’s now absolutely ok to wear your yoga pants everywhere. And that’s awesome. Major fashion brands are breaking into the market which means more choices for us customers. Even Queen Beyonce has made her foray into the athleisure market. Between the comfy classics and statement prints, you will want to be ahead of the activewear trends in 2017. Harem Pants MC. Hammer called and he wanted his pants back. But sorry dude, we are never these taking these off – ever….

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ALPINE’S NEW SMARTWATCH IS A VINTAGE CLASSIC TOMBOY PIECE YOU NEED

We’ve known for sometime that the geeks out there are drooling over their smartwatches but if you’re a classic tomboy like us who’s turned their noses slightly up at them, know this. We now have a smart timepiece that is the perfect hybrid of a kickass vintage diving watch infused with high-tech capabilities. Introducing Alpine’s latest – The Seastrong Horological Smartwatch (for men). Check it out! Tri-brid, octo-brid, hybrid, or smart-brid, Alpina, the famous Swiss watch brand founded in 1883 has done what not a lot of Apples and Samsungs have done. They’ve come up with the perfect…

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TOMBOY STYLE: ON CLOTHING AND CONFIDENCE “YOU” STYLE

It’s February and Mary Houlihan, our Tailored Tomboy style advisor is back with a brand new perspective on fashion and tomboy style. That it’s not just about what’s trending – it’s about how the clothing you wear inspires coolness and confidence when you wear it “YOU” style. As much as I want to decorate this article with chocolate hearts and kisses in celebration of Valentine’s Day, I feel more compelled to write about how clothing can aid in feeling confident. This time of year we are usually beginning our new year’s resolutions, working out all…

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9 BADASS WOMEN WHO ROCKED THEIR SUIT ON THE RED CARPET

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“Who are you wearing?” is always the standard question on every Hollywood’s red carpet. At this year’s Golden Globes Award, one actress made quite a statement with her choice of outfit. Evan Rachel Woods swapped the dress for a stylish suit to the Golden Globes. Her message behind her attire was aimed at not just empowering women on the red carpet. She wants to show young girls everywhere that dresses are not a requirement and they don’t have to wear them if they don’t want to. Much like her Westworld character, Evan Rachel Wood deviated from…

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HEAT UP THE HOLIDAYS WITH THIS PARTY DRESS GUIDE FOR TOMBOYS

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We want you to heat up the holidays this season, so ShopBack and Tomboy Tarts gives you some trendy party dress tips to up your tomboy style swag factor big time to ring in the new year. Wow! Is it already the end of the year? Did Father Time pull a fast one on us again. Seems like it coz the holiday season is back and whether it’s the boon or bane of your life, the party season is in full swing here again and we want you to look your tomboy best when the ball drops…

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TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR TOMBOY STYLED WINTER WARDROBE STRATEGY NOW

Tomboys no longer need to look like a marshmallow this winter as Tailored Tomboy’s Mary Houlihan offers quick strategies to spruce your winter wardrobe up. Read on… During the coldest months of the year, we tomboys can feel like a little like Randy from A Christmas Story. Now, if you aren’t familiar with the movie check out the visual below and you’ll know what I’m talking about: For us tomboys, the issue isn’t only trying not to look like a marshmallow, it’s also wanting to look stylish while feeling warm and comfortable. Every year I get really…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY LOOKS OF THE WEEK #31

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Is it December already? Holy nutflakes! Where did the year go? It’s almost a year since we started this series (yay us!) and here’s edition #31 with Kiera Knightley, model Hannah Shakespeare and tomboy style brand Tradlands all making appearances. Let’s go-go-go! We can’t believe it’s December already! It feels like the year skateboarded past us and left some whiplash we didn’t really recover from and so this is edition #31 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and we’re stalking everyone on Instagram and beyond to bring you this week’s look. In…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #30

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Some like it hot. Others cold. No matter which part of the world you’re swagging your tomboy style at, this week, we bring you some varied looks, no matter what the weather. Get inspired by edition #31 of our Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week series. Here we go! Welcome tomboy tribers! It’s edition #30 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and boy is it hot out here in the tropics! We just took a trip to Bali and it’s scorching hot. Just nice for the beach bums, but with our friends around…

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CHRISTMAS SHOPPING CAN BE EASY WITH GENIUS IDEAS FROM KITSCH KANDY

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Stuck for tomboy gifts ideas? We reach out to our friends over at Kitsch Kandy who’ve also got some pretty epic pressies that will make your loved ones glad to have you! Once you hear them in November, there is no going back. It started out innocently enough with Christmas songs playing in the shops. Before you know it, the decor is rolled out by elves overnight and you became inundated with those dreadful songs whenever you step into a mall or mall until they gradually take over your sanity. Yes, there’s no getting away…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #29

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Fall and winter in the Northern Hemisphere is here and before you freeze your butt off, we’ve got your Inspiring Tomboy Styles of the Week to get you all nice, snug and warm for the bitter cold outside. Whaddup tomboy tribers! It’s edition #29 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and stalked Instagram and beyond to bring you some nice and warm outfit of the day ideas for all you stylish tomboy minxes! Meow! In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate…

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BLAZERS: THE FASHION MIRACLE WORKERS HIDING IN YOUR TOMBOY CLOSET

Now if you’re going tomboy and if you find a blazer in your tomboy closet, hold on to it for dear life because it’s a staple in any tomboy styled look. Mary Houlihan, founder of Tailored Tomboy tells you why… Blazers dress up any outfit and make you feel like a boss. They also make you feel put together and give the illusion of good posture. A healthy blazer collection should consist of black and navy solids, subtle windowpanes, plaids, and pinstripes. I used to work exclusively with men as a stylist at Trunk Club….

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #28

It’s edition #28 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week series and this week, we give you classic tomboy looks along with some bold-print combos to rock your tomboy style world! Let’s do this! Welcome tomboy tribers! It’s edition #28 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and we’re still scouring the Internet-y space for great tomboy style fashion. We took a 2-week break and now we’re back with more styles to rock your tomboy boat. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we…

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TAILORED TOMBOY KICKS UP THE DUST IN TRUE TOMBOY STYLE FASHION

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Mary Houlihan is the stylish, brogue-wearing founder of Tailored Tomboy, a new online service catering to tomboys who need serious advise on tomboy styling. The passionate stylist is hoping that her affordable services will help tomboys in America and beyond find their unique individual styles easily, and simply. We spoke to this effervescent-spirited entrepreneur about Tailored Tomboy and the vision behind her company. Style-wise, being a tomboy can be frustrating as we borrow pieces willy nilly from the men’s and women’s lines and try to make these hybrid looks work. Now, you can puking your guts or pounding…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #27

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What inspiring tomboy style looks caught our eyes on Instagram this week? Well, check them out below in edition #27 of our Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week. Welcome tomboy tribers! It’s edition #27 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and we have got some cool tomboy personalities this week strutting their tomboy styled outfits loudly and proudly. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy style looks. So check out…

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CHECK OUT THESE AMAZING CLASSIC TOMBOY STYLES FROM STUDIO TOMBOY

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Former TOMBOY Korea, now rebranded as Studio Tomboy launches its amazing new tomboy style collections that are designed to bring classic tomboy style to its bare fuss-free and minimalistic basics. TOMBOY the first women’s casual brand in Korea has been a brand we’ve been following for a long time. Actually, more like stalking. The brand has now been taken over by SI Village, owned by Shinsegae International Co., and has recently launched a new retail space for gldbal startup, known as Studio Tomboy. However, don’t fret or dig into your 2-gallon Häagen-Dazs pina-colada flavoured ice-cream tub just yet. Nothing…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #26

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Heya tomboys! Edition #26 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week is here, fresh from the worlds of Instagram and beyond. Enjoy! Welcome tomboy tribers! It’s edition #26 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and we’re still scouring the Internet-y space for great tomboy style fashion. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy style looks. So check out the cool tomboy styles of this week’s amazing personalities…

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CONVERSE LAUNCHES ESSENTIALS SERIES WITH KICK ASS FRAGMENT COLLECTION

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Tomboy style goodness is bumped up a few notches with Converse’s New Essentials Series for women as well as their collab with Japanese designer Hiroshi Fujiwara for the limited edition Fragment Collection. Theres no dearth of established sports and outdoor clothing brands in the US always looking towards Asia and Japan specifically to create cool, limited edition lines that can be worn by tomboys like us looking to spruce up our cool street cred. You can now push that needle up this fall/holiday season with Converse. The well-loved brand by all classic tomboy women all over the…

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UNDER ARMOUR GOES UPSCALE WITH TIM COPPENS’ UAS COLLECTION

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 Think Under Armour and the first words that come to your mind are “sporty”, “fitness” and “#healthgoals”. You would visualize Stephen Curry dunking his basketball in neon highlighter sneakers or an army of Misty Copeland pirouetting in vibrantly patterned fitness apparel. Sophisticated sportswear? That will be a stretch, even by Lycra standards. But the new Under Armour Sportswear line is set to change all that. It is the company’s $15 billion answer to their lack of fashion credibility—and to Steph Curry’s haters. The collection debuted recently at the New York Fashion Week and to say it was a…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #25

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Massive love tomboys for sticking with us on Edition #25 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week. This week, we get our hands dirty scouting the streets for some awesome tomboy styled outfits of the day. Ready? Well, let’s go troopers! What’s up tomboys? Did you have a great week being the fantastic tomboys that you are? Well, if so, then wind down your week with edition #25 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week where we’ve stalked some of the best of the best in tomboy style and tomboy fashion. In…

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ATHLETIC WEAR FOR WHEN YOU MOST LIKELY TO NOT GIVE A F***

Rihanna’s latest PUMA campaign features Cara Delevingne, who has lent her modelling chops – and famous brows – to the brand. The 24-year old superstar Cara Delevingne is the face of Puma’s new “Do You” initiative, which aims to inspire confidence, encourage authenticity and celebrate individuality in women. Known for her spot-on tomboy style and unapologetic DGAF attitude, it’s a no-brainer why Puma hired Delevingne to join its star-studded roster. After all, this is the person who brought the tracksuit back, alongside her Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie. Plus, she is best friends with the creative director Rihanna, who recently debuted Fenty Puma…

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CHECK OUT ASICS WICKED NEW GEL RESPECTOR MOONBEAM SHOES

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Check out Asics wicked new Gel Respector Moonbeam Shoes that have finally been released to the public just this mid-September. This classic icon is perfect for all us tomboys looking for a neutral-toned shoe with a solid build, yet has enough presence to create great swag for any tomboy-style out there. There’s a new sexy shoe in town tomboys! Bring out the sneaker paparazzi because the wicked new Asics Gel Respector Moonbeam Shoes is one swanky shoe to add to your tomboy collection. This shoe makes you feel you can fly with its gel cushioning and heel…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #24

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It’s edition #24 of our Inspiring Tomboy Stye Looks of the Week where we turn up the heat on awesome tomboy outfits of the day. Check them out below and don’t forget, wearing is caring y’all. Hey boos! It’s edition #24 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and let’s cut to the chase and bring this on. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy style looks. So check out the cool tomboy styles of…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #23

Hey tomboys! It’s edition #23 of our Inspiring Tomboy Stye Looks of the Week where we turn up the heat on awesome tomboy outfits of the day. Check them out below and don’t forget, wearing is caring y’all. Hey boos! It’s edition #23 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and let’s cut to the chase and bring this on. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy style looks. So check out the cool tomboy…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #22

It’s edition #22 of our Inspiring Tomboy Stye Looks of the Week where we feature more cool tomboy fashion styles that’s raising our heart rates. Check them out below and don’t forget, wearing is caring y’all. We just started the week and like a quantum time machine, we find ourselves past another week. Just where does the time go guys? Anywhoo, it’s edition #22 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and on this edition we’ve got more tomboy styles for you to show off to your friends, family, school and workmates. In case you didn’t…

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GET YOUR TOMBOY STYLE ON WITH COLUMBIA’S FUNKY FRESH COLLECTION

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Tomboys, whether you’re heading out to the hills or simply warming yourself up when temperatures drop, Columbia has been a trusted brand in outdoor wear. The brand has also been consistently creating a special Japan Collection just for their loyal fans in the country which is now available in the US and globally. Ramp up your tomboy style with this highly popular collection that’s been selling like hot Japanese cakes. America has traditionally been the place where outdoor gear and outdoor wear has been popular with a lot of us tomboys incorporating their flannel shirts,…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #21

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Flip the pages for edition #21 of our Inspiring Tomboy Stye Looks of the Week where we feature more cool tomboy fashion styles to begin the Fall season. Of course, don’t forget, wearing is caring y’all. Ola tomboy tribers! Summer’s officially over and for most of you it’s back to school or college but that doesn’t mean that we need to forget to get our tomboy style on. It’s edition #21 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and on this edition we got more tomboy-styles that have caught our eyes, ears, taste, hair, toes and feet…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #20

Hold the lighter for edition #20 of our Inspiring Tomboy Stye Looks of the Week where we bump into celebs Ellen Page and HBO’s Girls’ Lena Dunham at Tomboy Style Alley. Remember, wearing is caring. Welcome tomboy tribers! It’s edition #20 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and on this edition we got more tomboy-styles that have caught our eyes, ears, taste, hair, toes and feet – maybe more. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are…

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MANAGE YOUR TIME WITH THE COLOREVOLUTION WATCH

Want to add a splash of colour to your day tomboys? Well, now you can with Winter Design Group’s new COLOREVOLUTION watch where time is interpreted as colour blocks. It feels like pre-school all over again but with great classic tomboy style. Read on to find out more. As kids who grew up in the pre-iPad dark ages, fun was getting the colouring pencils and crayons out and spending countless hours concentrated on colouring books and drawings. Life was all about rainbows, stars and happy sunshine drawings filled with huge splashes of colour but somehow those…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #19

Major thanks for all the love and support shown to us for this weekly tomboy style series as we bump out edition #19 here. This week, we take a stab at hip-hop styles and even threw in a skirted look for good measure. Remember, wearing is caring. Enjoy this week’s styles. Welcome tomboy tribers! It’s edition #19 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and we’re still scouring the Internet-y space for great tomboy style fashion. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #18

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Ola! It’s edition #18 of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. Just who are the personalities rocking our tomboy-stylin’ world? Here they are in all their glory. Remember, wearing is caring. Enjoy! This is edition #18 of the Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week. 18 candles burning here for the tomboy-stylin’ personalities we’re featuring this week, from classic tomboy to cowgirl fusion. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy style looks. Here’s where we help you…

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15 TIMES MADONNA DID TOMBOY STYLE JUST RIGHT

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Mads, Maddy or Dita – call her what you will but the reigning Queen of the pop music world has always had a tomboy streak in her that she has combined amazingly with her confident and sexy personality. We take a visual journey through all the times Madonna did tomboy style right. In the world of modern pop music, Madonna reigns supreme. Her dominance of the charts for over three decades is testament to that fact. As a warrior of love, she has time and time again, told critics to STFU, winning them over eventually with her amazing…

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CLARE LARSEN IS MODELLING’S NEW IT TOMBOY

Noted for her androgynous look and athletic physique, competitive swimmer and newcomer Clare Larsen has become the modelling world’s new favourite tomboy. Clare Larsen’s offbeat style caught the eye of the scout at a West Hollywood brunch spot and ever since, the new Ford model has been working on the West Coast. However, her career went into overdrive  after appearance in Italian Vogue and a stint on Jeremy Scott’s Moschino Resort catwalk. In a recent interview with The Vogue, Larsen opens up about how she feels about being the new poster tomboy in the modelling world. “I…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #17

Hey tomboy troopers! It’s edition #17 of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. With our high-resolution social media magnifying glass, we bring you the best looks being rocked by our tomboys. Remember, just coz you’re old(er) doesn’t mean you can’t kick ass. Welcome to edition #17 of the Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week. We made it to 17, hell yeah and the fun is only beginning guys. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #16 – SENIORS EDITION

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Hey tomboy troopers! It’s edition #16 of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. This time, we stalked Instagram to bring you the best looks being rocked by our tomboy ladies 50 and above. Check out our seniors edition below and remember, just coz you’re old(er) doesn’t mean you can’t kick ass. Andy Warhol once said that “Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they’ll just have to learn how to be babies longer.” We tomboys are kind of like that. No matter what our physical age, our spirits remain young. In this ‘sweet #16’…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #15

Hey tomboy troopers! It’s edition #15 of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. Have you been waiting long? Aw, no problem people. Let’s get on down to biznez and o, do remember, wearing is caring. Hi troopers! Thanks for sticking around with us each week as we bring you weekly tomboy style inspirations from penthouses and streets, gardens and ghettos, neighbourhoods and kitchens. Tomboy is going universal baby and that’s why we keep seeing the creative bar being lifted each year on tomboy fashion. The styles are endless! In case you didn’t know what this…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #14

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It’s edition #14 of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. It’s another bag of new tomboy style treats and outfits of the day for you to chew on and o, do remember, wearing is caring. Hi kids! We’ve reached edition #14 of our weekly series on inspiring tomboy style looks of the week and just who are the lucky personalities to be featured? Well, scroll down below to find out. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #13

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Yo, yo, yo! It’s edition #13 of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. It’s been quite the Monday to Friday hasn’t it but no worries, here’s more inspiring tomboy style looks for you to chew on. So go on, get inspired and remember, wearing is caring. It’s edition #13 of this fun series made by social media stalkers by social media stalkers for other social media stalkers. Kidding! But just so you know, we dug our fingers deep into the rabbit holes of Instagram to bring you the latest of our six awesome tomboy-styled personalities….

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #12

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Wassup homies? It’s edition #12 of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. Just where do the Mondays to Fridays go, eh? But thank god it’s the weekend and that means, we’ve got our lens firmly ensconced on six very hot tomboy personalities. So go on, get inspired and remember, wearing is caring. It’s edition #12 of this fun series made by social media stalkers by social media stalkers for other social media stalkers. Kidding! But just so you know, we dug our fingers deep into the rabbit holes of Instagram to bring you the latest of our…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #11

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Tomboy style is always such a refreshing thing to don in one’s wardrobe, so here’s series #11 of of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. Remember, wearing is caring so check out our selections below. Welcome tomboy tribers! It’s edition #11 of our weekly Inspiring Tomboy Style Looks of the Week and we’re still scouring the Internet-y space for great tomboy style fashion. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy style looks. So check out the…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #10

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It’s series #10 of of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. What?! We’ve done 10 of these posts?! Wow, we should be incarcerated for stalking Instagram in our bid to bring you some cool tomboy looks that are currently rocking the Internet this week. Can we use our “wearing is caring” tagline to get us out of jail free? Well, you guys decide with our picks below. Short of being thrown into a cell next to Daredevil’s Wilson Fisk, we confess – We have been stalking Instagram for women with amazing tomboy styles for 10 weeks now. We would stalk…

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ANUM BASHIR OF DESERT MANNEQUIN REIMAGINES TOMBOY STYLE FOR THE MIDDLE EAST

Qatar-based creative consultant Anum Bashir is reinventing fashion for the modern Muslim women. By trading the abaya for tomboy chic, the fashionista is trailblazing her way in women’s style for the Middle East. In a recent interview with the Vogue, Anum Bashir who also goes by the online moniker, “Desert Mannequin” decoded her look, which she defines as a “minimal statement”, infused with tomboy chic. Bashir started her career in art five years ago after moving from New York to Doha and she credited artists like Mona Hatoum and Shirin Neshat for influencing her distinctive style. Currently,…

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GETSOCKED: SOCKS SO COMFORTABLE YOUR FEET WILL DANCE FOR JOY

Put your best foot forward tomboys! We’ve just entered the happy feet zone with GetSocked from Australia – a company started by the energetic and enthused Robert Adelman, who wants to bring a little joy into this world by delivering colourful socks into your letterbox! Sock on – er, we mean – read on! As the title says, GetSocked are socks so comfortable, your feet will literally dance for joy and we kid you not. The day Raven and myself got our eye-popping socks, it was a must-try. I’m even writing this post with my GetSocked…

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ALICIA KEYS STOPPED WEARING MAKEUP AND WE LOVE IT

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Alicia Keys has won over our hearts with her amazing voice and incredible talent. Now she is leading a movement to bring back natural beauty. The fearless singer no longer wants to cover up for the world anymore and is now firmly Team #NoMakeup. Celebrities, they are just like us.  They eat doughnuts! They buy coffee from Starbucks! They stay in Airbnb! They shop at Walmart! And now they are now sharing their makeup-free selfies on social media. The difference between them and us is that we do not wake up in the morning looking…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #9

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It’s series #9 of of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. We scour Instagram and beyond to bring you some cool tomboy looks that are currently rocking the Internet. Remember, wearing is caring. Kill the lace and taffetas! Here are the funky, wunky, dunky tomboy women! If you’re facing a fashion emergency crisis of girly proportions, we’re putting an APB out to rein in the best tomboy styles of the week. That’s right homies, it’s week #9 of our inspiring tomboy styles of the week. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started…

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TOPO DESIGNS LAUNCH THEIR FIRST-EVER SUPER COOL WOMEN’S LINE

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Topo Designs have finally premiered their first-ever, super cool women’s collection to the world after years of getting a growing number of requests to start one. The rugged, classic tomboy-influenced collection is now out and we check out some of our favourites from this exciting new line. If you’re an outdoors kind of tomboy, who is frustrated that there are not enough outdoor apparel choices out there for you, well, the wait is over. Colorado-based Topo Designs, a well-known outdoor menswear brand has just recently launched their first ever collection of outdoor apparel for women. That’s right….

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #8

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It’s series #8 of of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. We scour Instagram and beyond to bring you some cool tomboy looks that are currently rocking the Internet. Remember, wearing is caring. What’s up homies? It’s Week #8 of our inspiring tomboy styles of the week. In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy looks. So check out the cool tomboy styles of this week’s amazing personalities. Ready? @COLLAGEVINTAGE Hello! Is that Adele? No wait – it’s @collagevintage showing off…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #7

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It’s series #7 of of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. So which styles are currently rocking Instagram and beyond? Well, here they are and oh, remember, wearing is caring. Yo, yo, yo! Are you guys ready for Week #7 of our inspiring tomboy styles of the week? In case you didn’t know what this series is all about – well, we started it to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy looks. So check out the cool tomboy styles of this week’s amazing tomboy personalities. @CALLS1211 Check out the new-wave punk stylings…

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5 JEANS YOUR TOMBOY WARDROBE NEEDS TO KICK BUTT

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Jeans is a quintessential item for any tomboy, which is why we give you our 5 most important jean types your tomboy wardrobe needs to kick major butt, literally. Most of us wore pants as a young girl and we never really grew out of it – ok some of us did when we got more T&A than we bargained for in our 30s and 40s, but it doesn’t matter because the most important part of any tomboy style that we’re trying to pull off requires a pair of pants. Here we give you 5 denim jeans…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #6 – BIKER’S EDITION

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Vroom! Vroom! It’s series #6 of of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week – biker’s edition. So which styles are currently rocking the biker world from Instagram and beyond? Well, get your safety helmets on as we take the highway to hell and oh, remember, wearing is caring. Play nice now ladies! Yo, yo, yo! Are you guys ready for Week #6 of our inspiring tomboy styles of the week? Well, prepare to burn because this time, we tailedgated all our favourite biker chicks from Instagram for the biker’s edition. In case you didn’t know what this series is…

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JOSEPHINE SKRIVER MAKES TOMBOY STYLE LOOK SEXY

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The new Victoria’s Secret Angel Josephine Skriver trades in her sexy lingerie for comfortable tomboy chic on her off-duty days. The Danish model Josephine Skriver  has been a mainstay on the runways for the past few years, with shows like Alexander McQueen, Chanel, and Givenchy under her belt. The newly minted Victoria Secrets’ model has gained a following for her work as an LBGTQ activist and being open about what it is like to grow up with her gay parents. But what really caught our eye is her tomboy take on her off-duty outfits and…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #5

Hey tomboy tarts tribers! It’s series #5 of of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. So which styles rocked our fashion sense this week from Instagram and beyond? Well, you just have to put on your fedora hats and check them out below and remember, wearing is caring. Enjoy! Are you ready for Week 5 of our inspiring tomboy styles of the week? We’ve stalked…no wait, sourced the social world of Instagram and beyond for unique tomboy styles and looks for this weekly series of tomboy fashion inspirations. This is a series we started to celebrate and appreciate the women who are…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #4

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Hey tomboy tarts tribers! It’s series #4 of of our inspiring tomboy style looks of the week. These are styles which we found really cool and unique from Instagram and beyond. Check them out below and remember, wearing is caring. Enjoy! It’s our fourth week of sourcing Instagram and beyond for unique tomboy styles and looks for our weekly series of style inspirations. This is a series we started to celebrate and appreciate the women who are inventing their own timeless inspiring classic tomboy looks. From tomboy chic and flannel shirts, to motorbike rebel and street edge, our weekly inspirations are easy…

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK #3

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Hey tomboy tarts tribers! Check out Series #3 of tomboy style personalities and their unique fresh looks which we found from Instagram and beyond this week. Check them out below and remember, wearing is caring. Enjoy! The regular ‘girly girl ‘women’s magazines are lacking the exposure we tomboys so deserve. I mean, we’re not quite all-pink, neither are we all-blue, so what does that make us? Well, we’re simply the yellows, blacks, oranges and everything else in between. Our gender fluidity allows us to have amazing, insightful perspectives about life as well as our personal fashion styles, so what better way to…

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RUBY ROSE ROCKS HER TOMBOY STYLE IN NEW DENIM & SUPPLY CAMPAIGN

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Ruby Rose trades in her orange prisoner jumpsuit for tomboy swagger in the new Denim & Supply campaign. The ‘Orange Is the New Black’s’ newest cast member, Ruby Rose, was the fifth most searched on Google in 2015 (coming in right after Donald Trump, for context), and the most googled actress of the year. Now she stars as the fresh new face of Denim & Supply’s latest Spring campaign and yes, we are completely glammed. The label is known for their all-American vintage-inspired design and individual style, with a mix of feminine and edgy pieces….

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INSPIRING TOMBOY STYLE LOOKS OF THE WEEK – #2

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Tomboy style can be cool, chic, androgynous or femme so here are some looks we spotted on Instagram and beyond. Get inspired by their personality and their unique styles. Remember wearing is caring. Enjoy! When it comes to tomboy style, it can be difficult to find regular women’s magazines who offer us the latest and timeless inspiring classic tomboy looks. So we’ve decided to take matters into our own hands, as we’re always known to do and scour the realms of Instagram every week to bring you some of our personal favourite classic tomboy styles of the week….

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FILSON: THE DUTCH HARBOR WATCH COLLECTION

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Get on deck with Filson’s new Dutch Harbor Watch, perfect for the classic tomboy like yourself to strap on and sail all of the seven seas. We give you a little sneak preview about what this warrior watch looks like and the philosophy behind it. Land Ahoy classic tomboy readers! Filson, the Seattle-based men’s outdoor brand that we, at Tomboy Tarts are totally in love with and have been stalking for awhile now, have surprised their loyal fans and customers with another button on its sailor’s cap with its new range of watches, the Dutch Harbor Watch. Inspired by…

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TOMBOY STYLE: INSPIRING TOMBOY LOOKS OF THE WEEK – APR 4TH

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It’s been awhile since we journeyed into the Instagram universe to bring you inspiring styles from tomboys all over the world. Not to worry, we’ve revamped our former Tomboy Tarts of the Month feature to make it a weekly ‘thang’ as we bring you some tomboy styles that rocked our badass boat this week. Remember wearing is caring. Enjoy! When it comes to tomboy style, it can be difficult to find regular women’s magazines who offer us the latest and timeless inspiring classic tomboy looks. So we’ve decided to take matters into our own hands,…

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TOMBOY STYLE: ROCKING SIX OF THE BEST SPRING 2016 TRENDS

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In this edition of Tomboy Style, we present six of the best Tomboy Style Spring 2016 trends for your consideration. Ready? Let’s hop to it. First on our Tomboy Style Spring 2016 trends list: The boudoir was a recurring theme on the Spring/Summer 16 runways, with many top designers featuring lingerie and sleepwear-inspired pieces in their ready-to-wear collections. Girls with boyish sensibilities can rock the innerwear-as-outerwear trend too. Take your look from the bedroom to the boardroom by tucking in that silky camisole into a pair of sharply tailored pants and throwing on a blazer…

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SAFARI STYLE: HOW TO WEAR THE WILD LOOK

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Safari style has been around a few dinosaur ages and then some, since tomboy-spirited chicks like Harriet Chalmers Adams and Katherine Hepburn channeled their inner safari on expeditions and in films. Today, this timeless, quintessential look remains a staple in a classic tomboy’s wardrobe, so together with the UK’s Safari Store, here’s some history about the style and some ideas to get you started. I don’t know about you readers out there but when a tomboy child grows up, part of the outdoor fun is role-playing fantasies like ‘Jungle’ – a popular fantasy role-playing game that kids here in the tropics of my era were…

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YOUR ESSENTIAL TOMBOY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: TOMBOY SHIRT

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The classic button-up shirt is a must-have in every tomboy’s wardrobe. If you know her size, this will be the perfect Christmas present. In part 3 of our essential holiday gift guide, we share where to get our favourite tomboy shirts. 1) BOYFRIEND POPLIN SHIRT Looking for easiest way to look great effortlessly? The versatile white shirt is the key. You can make it downtown cool by causally rolling up the sleeves. Or button up the cuffs and you’re ready for business. Our current top pick is this oversized Treasure & Bond Boyfriend Poplin Shirt that…

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YOUR ESSENTIAL TOMBOY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: TOMBOY CAP

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With Christmas just around the corner, are you fretting over what to get for the tomboy in your life? Over the course of next few weeks, we will get you all sorted out with our spiffy shopping guide, starting with a tomboy essential: the baseball cap. I want to tell you about the coolest Christmas gifts I have ever received. But the reality is people are just confused about what to get for a tomboy like me who aren’t into the usual girly stuff.  Over the years, I have accumulated a lifetime supply worth of hand…

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WHAT IS YOUR TOMBOY STYLE?

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Boy-meets-girl clothing has long been a staple in our wardrobe. From Coco Chanel’s garconne look on the 1920s Paris streets to Janelle Monae ‘s chic re-interpretataion of  the classic tuxedo, we tomboys have been rocking our style throughout the decades. But it’s not about merely borrowing from the menswear. It’s a style built upon breaking rules and taking inspiration from all over the place – including the men’s aisle. It’s about redefining our own definition of what it means to dress like a woman, where lipstick can go hand-in-hand with our brogues at the drop of…

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BESPOKE FOR THE GENTLEWOMEN: JOSHUA KANE

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Every man needs a tailored suit and so does every woman. Buying a bespoke suit is the ultimate purchase anyone can make. Yet this privilege does not seem to extend to women with the dearth of choices around. Until we run into London’s neo dandy tailor, Joshua Kane, who believes that anyone – male, female, old or young can leave his shop looking and feeling fabulous in his exquisitely made suits. Like men, we women are just as particular about quality and getting the perfect fit for our suits, shirts and pants. We suit up to feel…

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SOCK IT THIS CHRISTMAS

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What do socks mean to a tomboy and just what types of socks should you get for yourself or your friends this holiday season? We give you the ‘sock-down’ of what’s out there for those in the mood to play footsie in their shoes. Tomboys love their socks only because you’ll find us wearing sneakers, brogues or oxfords most of the time and if you’re trying to keep your toes warm (for all our friends in the Northern Hemispehere), keep your feet fresh  or just trying to make a fashion statement, here are some popular…

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7 HALLOWEEN TOMBOY HEROINE COSTUME IDEAS

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Looking for a killer costume this Halloween? Look no further, because we have 7 great DIY ideas for the tomboy heroines we love. Whether you are a resistance fighter aka Katniss Everdeen or swashbuckling your way through Westeros like Brienne of Tarth, check out our handy guide for this spooktacular season. 1. HERMIONE GRANGER, Harry Potter It turns out that Emma Watson is Hermione Granger in real life with her recent United Nations address. Remember how our favourite geek puts herself on the line for her loved ones and uses her knowledge to get out of…

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THE ANNIE HALL OF FASHION INSPIRATION

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1977 was the year everyone was bowled over by the Academy Award nominated film starring Diane Keaton that put her and her menswear-inspired look on the covers of a lot of fashion magazines since. The style remains popular even today and we reveal the elements that have made this look part of the Annie Hall of Fashion Inspiration. Ever since Diane Keaton burst into the limelight in Woody Allen’s 1977 American romantic comedy, “Annie Hall”, playing the eponymous female lead with a very savvy menswear-inspired style and look, it has been reinterpreted through the decades…

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FASHION EDGE: JOSHUA KANE MENSWEAR

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Skateboarding and bespoke tailoring make strange bedfellows unless you are the unflappable Joshua Kane. The talented London tailor with the skateboard, blends his distinct style with sophisticated tailoring and attention to detail to debut an exciting menswear collection.   Having sharpened his spears working at high-end luxury brands such as Paul Smith and Burberry, Joshua Kane  is now striking out on his own. Standing out among the crowd in his classic gentlemen finery, the bespoke tailor recently debuted a limited ready-to-wear collection from his eponymous men’s clothing label. It ‘s not just the men who…

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FASHION EDGE: THE BIKER COAT

With fall chilling things down a tad in a couple of months, it’s best to get warm and fuzzy in a multi-textured biker coat that finishes off any tomboy look with a definite raw edge. We tomboys love our coats, jackets and blazers because they add a sharp, cutting edge feel to our look so as we were browsing our favourite fashion bloggers on Google, our eyes were pretty impressed with a biker coat feature done by fashion blogger, Donna Iveh. Go check her site out if you haven’t already. She’s got some pretty tomboy chic…

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BLAZER LOOKS – FALL 2014

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This year’s fall runway collections have been a mix of crazy prints and bold colours but somewhere in between the seams, a number of designers are still playing the timeless card and coming out with well-cut tomboy-friendly suits, topped of by amazing interpretations of the good ole blazer. Blazers have been blazin’ runways for quite a few years now and it doesn’t look like designers are going to be ditching these newly fitted fashion pieces anytime soon which is good news for classic tomboys everywhere because we’re not giving up our tailored pieces anytime soon…

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THAT 70s STYLE WITH TOMBOY VINTAGE

“It was a time of overalls, baseball caps, button down shirts and outdoors activities. Lots of them. This was the classic tomboy we all grew up with in the 70s and now Tomboy Vintage is taking that vibe and incorporating it for the noughties.” Remember the 70s when tomboys were everywhere wearing their flowered or checkered button down shirts and bell-bottom jeans or overalls with a baseball cap? Well, you can now celebrate that 70s style with Tomboy Vintage; a brand of clothing that speaks to the fun and sporty classic American tomboy in all…

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TRUE DETECTIVE IN CORDUROY

The corduroy jacket has weaved its magic on menswear for decades. Everyone from Ralph Lauren to mass-fashion brands like GAP and UNIQLO have created their take on the classic favourite. So don’t be surprised if it returns this year even bigger and better than before, thanks to a new anthology crime thriller television series that’s blazing TV screens everywhere… It’s going to be a bittersweet ending for True Detective fans as the first season of this Nic Pizzolati show closes out this weekend. Watching each episode of HBO’s brilliant new crime procedural opus,  the viewer…

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THE DRIFTER LEATHER: ALL IN THE FAMILY

In the age of mass production and throwaway fashion, there exists a growing group of shoemakers who are bucking the trend and upholding the craftsmanship tradition. Meet the team behind The Drifter Leather, a small family run business that is crafting stylish comfortable footwear by hand, made just for your feet. Hailing from Thessaloniki in Greece, the tight-knit Vei family specializes in custom fit shoes made the traditional way. After Garry shut down his shoe company, there was a significant amount of leather stock left unused. Instead of throwing it all away, the family decided to keep…

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HAUS OF METAL: LEATHER, STUDS AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

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Hails the horns, it’s time to get into heavy metal jewellry. Kat Brackett is bringing back the Rock ‘N’ Roll with Haus of Metal – an edgy, bad a** accessory line that is not for the faint of heart. UPDATE – AUG 2015: As of this update, Haus of Metal has been rebranded to Nomad West. To get your hands on these badies (because we know you want to), you can check out their latest collection on Twitter. “She went to battle, and came back a Warrior.” Behold the fierce tagline for Haus of Metal’s latest Bellator collection….

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TYPES OF TOMBOYS

Defining a tomboy is tricky and what’s worse, most definitions of the word just ‘don’t get it’. Perhaps it’s because there’s just so many variations of us! So to get the ball rolling, we attempt to showcase some popular types of tomboys, each with their own style, look and varying views on life. In a world where the ‘princessification’ and ‘cosplay animation’ of wee lassies are becoming increasingly evident and alarming, tomboys stick out like a giant beanstalk in a miniature golf club only because they’re not interested in playing anything other than themselves but…

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WILDFANG: TOMBOY FASHION WITH BITE

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This week, travel with us to Portland, Oregon to chat with the founders of WILDFANG; tomboy fashion’s ultimate go-to fashion brand that’s rousing a million rebellious hearts around the world as well as tugging their tomboy sleeves. Dive into fashion brand, WILDFANG’S popular website and the first thing you’ll notice is the energy that’s just zapping out of its many lookbook pages. It’s tomboy fashion with bite, whether you’re a classic, feminine tomboy, rocker chick tomboy, andro tomboy or ghetto-bustin’ hip hop tomboy. WILDFANG’S got it all. The founders of the brand, Julia (Fox) and…

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TRADLANDS: A PERFECT FIT

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Comfortable and effortlessly chic, the button-down shirt is an essential staple in every tomboy’s wardrobe. But it is a daunting task to find the perfect one. Meet Tradlands’ Sadie Roberts who wants to make the best women’s shirt that you’ll ever own. For us women, finding a shirt – any shirt is always going to be an uphill battle. Sadie Roberts knows it just too well. The styles and features which she wanted in a shirt – comfort, construction, and timelessness – were often reserved for menswear only. After years of raiding the menswear department, she…

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GET CRAFTY: MAKE YOUR STACKED ROPE BRACELETS

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As the days become hotter and longer, it makes sense that we return to a summer staple – the rope bracelets. Jan returns with a new, easy-to-follow tutorial on how to make a stacked rope bracelet and customise it to your liking. In recent seasons we saw many bracelets made out of unconventional materials such as parachute cord and nautical rope. New York fashion accessories design house Holst + Lee has popularized the rope and thread movement in the jewellery scene. Orly Genger’s innovative coupling of parachute cord dipped in enamel has redefined the phrase…

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DEFINING THE TOMBOY

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A tomboy is someone who has achieved the freedom which a lot of women are looking for. Perhaps that’s why we aspire to be like her. As women, we are often stereotyped, judged by our looks and made to feel that we have conform to society’s expectations of how a woman should look, think and behave. It’s liberating when we can break free and be ourselves, just like the tomboys. What defines a tomboy? Often the tomboy is identified by her outward appearance but what makes her truly so is her indomitable spirit. One thing is for…

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RAW: A HIP HOP TOMBOY ORIGINAL

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Seeing that India is lacking a tomboy community, a young and talented woman from Mumbai, who calls herself RAW decided awhile back that it was time to set up an Indian Tomboy Communityto bring together tomboys from all over India to spread the tomboy love. Here’s her story. In India, outside the major cities, people are less accepting of a girl exhibiting tomboy style and attitudes. Being a tomboy is a real challenge for most tomboys because in conservative India, a girl or woman who deviates from societal norms in the pursuit of individuality is…

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GET CRAFTY: MAKE YOUR WRAP AROUND LEATHER BRACELET

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Tired of generic store bought stuff? Why not make your own wrap around leather bracelet? Get crafty with our easy-to-follow DIY leather bracelet tutorial that will have you rocking your style in no time. I have been a big fan of men’s accessories brand Miansai ever since they launched their wrap around leather bracelets with signature metal S hook closures. These leather bracelets are timeless, easy to wear and can be worn by both males and females alike. Today, we see many similar wrap around leather bracelets in the market. I had some leftover leather straps…

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HOLIDAY PARTY TOMBOY STYLES

It’s that time of the year to be jolly, let your hair down and party but first things first; jump off that cocktail dress bandwagon and make a statement, tomboy tarts style by getting inspiration from some of the looks we’ve spotted off the men’s Fall/Winter 2013 runways. Hey fellow Tomboy Tarts, looking for party fashion ideas for that year-end holiday party but dread ditching your tomboy style for that frilly, Barbie look? Well, then, you’ve come to the right place. This year we’re upping the ante and taking a big risk with our year-end…

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TOMBOY TARTS AT WORK

Are you finding it difficult to maintain a tomboy style at your workplace? Well, get your career gears running with some tips on how to style your workweek, the classic tomboy way.   What does a working tomboy tart wear to the office? Not sure what a classic tomboy like you needs to hit the workplace up in solid style? Well, check out what we’re wearing in our photo feature this month where you can never go wrong with the solid basics, no matter what your body type. Achieving the ‘tomboy tarts at work’ look…

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A TOMBOY’S GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Dreading the year end Christmas shopping? Do you feel like that you are about to be unleashed into the shopping Arena to engage in a no holds barred battle with other tributes in this year ‘s edition of The Christmas Games? Don’t worry, Tomboy Tarts is coming to the rescue with our nifty list of Christmas gift ideas for the tomboys in our lives. For the Sports and Outdoors Enthusiast Whether they are into skydiving, hiking, rock climbing, skiing, stunt biking or parasailing, a GoPro camera is the perfect gift for the adrenaline junkies. All GoPros come with…

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ROCK THE GEEK CHIC WITH GLASSES

When fashion decides to embrace all things nerd, Tomboy Tart, Raven finds herself in a weird position of being quirky/cool/chic in her glasses without even trying.  This accidental geek chic and bespectacled veteran has a few fashion tips on how to rock the four-eyed look with style. I have a love-hate relationship with my glasses. The gripes are plenty: paying obscenely high prices for your prescription, flaring like a JJ.Abrams movie in photographs and the general day-to-day hassle of wearing them. Yet deep down I am secretly fond of my glasses. Maybe it’s the Stockholm…

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ELIM CHEW: 77th STREET FASHION WARRIOR

An eye for opportunity,tenacity and a sense of defiance has paid off for one of Singapore’s most successful, empowered female entrepreneurs, Elim Chew, a 77th Street Fashion Warrior… There was no secret to success when it comes to Elim Chew ‘s formula for a winning business plan. All she did was work hard, found opportunities and filled a niche in fashion when no one else in Singapore did. Elim Chew, 46, is Singapore’s female Richard Branson. Her warm, relaxed demeanour and casual tomboy style is nothing short of what makes social entrepreneurship such a cool…

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BIG GIRL IN A SKINNY WORLD

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In the world of tomboys where slim is everything, Tomboy Tart, Raven is an angsty big girl in a world of skinny people and goes on a major fashion tirade. I am ambivalent towards fashion. It is not for the lack of caring how I look like. I know clearly the specific look which I want to go for, which are menswear inspired, tomboy-esque styles. But in reality, shopping is a never-ending frustration for me and that in turn dampens my enthusiasm for styling up. BIG GIRL WOES I am a big girl, who wears…

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IN CONTROL OF YOUR BODY IMAGE

Body image is a super-sized topic that concerns a lot of people today. Even amongst us tomboys. So we try to put it all in perspective. If you’re like most tomboys, you probably know that it is quite the effort to maintain a slender figure that allows you to pull off your favourite androgynous tomboy look and if you are one of these ladies, then we say “Cool! By all means. Go for what you want.” Unfortunately, not all tomboys are skinny. There are many, like us, here at Tomboy Tarts, who come with varying…

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HALLOWEEN COSTUMES, TOMBOY STYLE

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Halloween is here again but you’re not really jumping up and down about those sexy, Elvira-like vixen look? Well then, here at Tomboy Tarts, we show you how to rock Halloween costumes, in true tomboy fashion. Halloween or HELL-O-WELLEN, as we like to call it here at Tomboy Tarts, is just around the corner. For those of us who are too old to hit the streets trick-or-treating, this is a good excuse to dress up and hit the Halloween parties or clubs instead. Hence finding some decent Halloween gear to get all dressed up in should…

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10 SIGNS YOU’RE A CLASSIC TOMBOY

Growing up being neither feminine or alpha male-ish has been a struggle only because everyone in my family, taught me to be a person and being a person doesn’t really have anything to do with gender. It’s just honoring your true self. And in celebration of that, here are 10 essential ways to tell if you’re embracing the classic tomboy spirit, just like we do here at Tomboy Tarts. Mother and the rest of my family dreads me being a tomboy even at this age. I grew up with classic tomboys on the film screen from Katherine Hepburn…

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5 EASY STEPS TO ACHIEVE TOMBOY STYLE

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So you’ve embraced your inner rebel but have yet to jump on the tomboy bandwagon because you just don’t know where to begin. Well, if you are, then fret not. We have five ways to get you started, and turned into a classic tomboy in no time. 1. Crash Course in Tomboy Style Lizzie Garrett Mettler chronicles all things tomboy chic at her blog Tomboy Style and is possibly one of the coolest women around. Recently, she was featured in  Women of Style series where she brings tomboy style to Dockers, looking effortlessly chic in her  black Alpha Khaki. She is also…

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FROM CUTE TO TOMBOY

Not all girls enjoy wearing flowery dresses and playing with dolls in their childhood. Co-founder of Tomboy Tarts, Raven Lim was just one of those kids that broke through the norm and grew up to to have a style and attitude that spelled tomboy. Flipping through my old photo albums, there was plenty of cute. Here was me, staring wide eyed at the camera in a sleeveless summer dress.  Me in a floral dress laughing gleefully as I hugged a huge teddy bear soft toy that was about my height.  There was a bespectacled me,…

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DOCKERS WOMEN OF STYLE: LIZZIE GARRETT METTLER

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Dockers recently released their first Women of Style video, featuring none other than Lizzie Garrett Mettler, an authority of all things tomboy style. We are huge fans of Lizzie’s Tomboy Style blog in which she celebrates the tomboy spirit, menswear borrowing and gender rebellion like no other. Thanks to her, the word “tomboy” is no longer a dirty word.  Her book Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion is a visual history that chronicles the past eighty years of women who blur the line between masculinity and femininity while exploring the evolution of the style and its icons….

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