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.

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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 an author behind Tomboy Style: Beyond Boundaries of Fashion, a visual history and examination of tomboy style over the past 80 years, based on her seven tomboy archetypes ranging from rebel to prep to girl-next-door.

2. Dress to Impress

Like the tomboy style but do not want to look like an actual dude? Check online for your inspiration. Over the months, we have seen Pinterest exploded with tomboy content and similarly Tumblr with its tomboy blogs.

When it comes to style, we Tomboy Tarts are generally more high street than high fashion but from time to time we like to check out brands such as rag & bone,  TradlandsCOMME des GARCONS and WILDFANG. Irregardless where you get your clothes from or what kind of tomboy style you are pulling off, it’s all about carrying yourself with confidence and the attitude.

3. Know your Icons

The best tomboys embody both style and attitude. Katherine Hepburn, Amelia Earhart, Patti Smith, Coco Chanel – they are just a few of the many tomboy trailblazers who have made their mark in the the fields of movies, aviation, music and fashion over the decades.

4. The Reading List

If you want to go deeper into Tomboy lifestyle, there are plenty of great books, magazines and blogs out there.

Magazines we read:

The Smith Journal

The Gentlewoman

Blogs we like:

Tomboy Style (our reading staple of course)

Miss Moss

Wearing the Pants

Quite Continental

5. Shameless Plug

Last but not least, follow our Tomboy Tarts blog  and Tomboy Tirade podcasts for  anything and  everything we love about being a Tomboy. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and iTunes – you name it, we are everywhere!