J.Crew's Jenna Lyons shared her tips to achieve the perfect "Tomboy Style" in the latest issue of Lucky magazine (click here to read in its entirety).
The Official Jenna Lyons Guide To Mastering Tomboy Style
By Lucky Staff
October 14, 2014
It's a known fact that when it comes to guy-meets-girl cool, no one nails it quite like J.Crew president and executive creative director Jenna Lyons. Click through above for her tips for pulling off the menswear-inspired look, from head to brogues.
1. Choose a well-cut blazer. "Go for clean styles that aren't nipped in at the waist and that have a defined line between the shoulder and the front of the lapel."
2. When it comes to boyfriend jeans, be picky. "I love pairs with a sense of authenticity—a truly straight cut and a natural-looking wash are key."
3. Add a personal touch. "My initials are embroidered on all of my button-downs," says Lyons. "Some have a single J, others have all three letters and some incorporate design elements like dots or a crown."
4. Visit the men's section. "I'll wear a menswear suit with heels to the office or with sneakers for evening," says Lyons. "And I love the look of a chunky oversize sweater with a little short skirt."
Bonus Tip! Try one of Lyons' signatures: thick oversize frames.
I love the idea of getting a button down personalized with initials. I think that is such a preppy move!
I am not going to lie, I still have a hard time incorporating sneakers into my casual wardrobe. I own J.Crew's Women's Nike Vintage Collection Air Pegasus '83 sneakers and I don't wear them often. J.Crew did a great job styling them in the catalogs, but I just don't think I can pull them off.
What are your thoughts on Jenna Lyon's tips to master the Tomboy Style? Are there any that you agree or disagree with? Please share! :)