David & Radcliffe

Borrowed from my boy

StyleZainab Slemang
David & Radcliffe – Borrowed from my boy
David & Radcliffe – Borrowed from my boy
David & Radcliffe – Borrowed from my boy

Trends come and go... and then come around again! One trend that never gets old though  tomboy chic

I've been through my fair share of trends. Some of them looked amazing; others, not so much. When I first became comfortable with my own style, the androgynous look — or what's been referred to as 'man-style' — was something that never appealed to me. Not least because I felt like anything oversized made my skinny frame look even tinier. But the allure of androgynous fashion that not only looks good but is comfortable too, was too great. 

So, with some help from my husband's tailored (and extremely minimalist — to the delight of his wife ;) closet, I ventured into tomboy territory. The result wasn't half bad, especially when pairing oversized shirts with slouchy tees and a structured blazer. Stick to neutral tones, cuff your hems and leave behind the make-up and handbags. Although this look is all about ease and comfort, subtle, soft locks add a feminine touch.

Of course, I had to add a pair of heels — it adds an empowering feel to an otherwise masculine uniform, don't you agree?

Image 1: Cotton On vest, Diesel shirt and chinos

Image 2: Cotton On T-shirt, Mango blazer, Diesel jeans, Converse hi-tops

Image 3: Vans vest, Diesel shirt and jeans, Aldo heels

Photography: Samantha Pinto