I’m still defining “tomboy femme” style for myself but it gets exponentially harder to find inspiration when all I see is fashion for white, thin bodies. I’m a fat tomboy femme of color and I deserve cute outfits!
Your summer statement piece is a very colorful windbreaker. You’re welcome!
Because tomboy femmes tend to hang out in a gray area, we can be hard to shop for. But worry no longer! Here’s the perfect gift guide for the tomboy femmes in your life.
If the hat fits, wear it.
“It’s comfortable and utilitarian, and perfect for when you are dreaming about living in a treehouse or wrangling a menagerie of household pets who are trying to eat you.”
Ellen DeGeneres’ GapKids x ED Collection is smart, cute, and full of subtly subversive messaging against prescriptive gender roles. Basically, the best girl’s clothing line I’ve ever seen.
Ilana Glazer’s namesake character on Comedy Central’s “Broad City” often has me yelling at the computer screen, gushing over whatever she’s thrown together. Two parts Forever21 and one part Tumblr, Ilana encapsulates what I love the most about summer style (even though she seems to wear it year round).
Autostraddle team members felt the breeze to reaffirm that crop tops can be worn by any one with a bod.
Since stumbling upon greasers and teddy girls sporting white tees and cuffed jeans, I’ve held a special lil’ spot in my sartorial heart for the classic white t-shirt.
Buy this sh*t and tell the world your truths, god damn it.
Palazzo pants are everywhere and they are so happy to see you.
Don’t let an all-black dress code get you down. Use pieces you already own to create pulled-together looks worthy of the holiday season.
These aren’t rules. There are no rules. Tomboy femme is its own collage of styles, which gives us the most freedom when it comes to presenting and dressing however we damn well please. Go experiment.
“I’m also embracing my tomboy/blue jean/lazy femme realness more and more each day. This means if I’m going to spend monies on something, it better be perfect for all of my skipping and hopping around the gender presentation spectrum.”