Question Time: Tomboy

This weeks question came in from Tae who wrote:

"I am a 22 year old who is a size 16 - 18. I HATE skirts and dresses, but want to be able to still dress a little girly and funky. I am tired of feeling insecure and want to dress with more sass, to match my personality and to boost my confidence. What would you suggest???"

Well Tae I have loads of ideas and helpful tips for you.

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1: High waisted jeans are the ultimate denim curve enhancer and are sure to boost your confidence. The bootleg cut of this pair of City Chic high waisted jeans perfectly balances out your hip to thigh ratio and can be styled in a variety of ways. Tuck in a t-shirt, let a blouse sit loose or even wear a dress over the top. Versatility means maximum wearability. City Chic high waisted corset bootleg jeans $89.95

2: There are so many girly tops on offer right now. Choose between a pop of colour, classic stripes or funky floral and really you can't go wrong. The plaid purple blouse is perfect for every day wear, the embroidery detailing adds that feminine girly touch while still being true to your personality. Striped tops are a personal favourite, forget that old adage that horizontal stripes mean look look larger, the opposite is actually true. The stripes hug your curves and define your shape thus making you look slimmer. For a Sunday lunch in the posh part of town I would team the striped cowl necked tee with knee high boots worn under the jeans. For night time funk up the town in the floral number and a bit of bling. City Chic check & embroidery blouse $69.95, City Chic stripe cowl neck top $59.95, City Chic skull rose corset $69.95.

3: Accessories are key. I get the feeling you may not like dangly necklaces or a wrist full of bracelets but how about a cool pair of earrings with a jolt of colour? Or a bright scarf? Or some fun and colourful flats? All of these will bring out your girly side funkifying your look. Rubi shoes Krista flat $29.95, Drown prism earring from Alegorie $69, City Chic purple ruffle scarf $19.95.

4: I just love this bright purple loose drapey cardigan and think it would be perfect for you to layer with as it gets colder. The loose baggy draped style is very on trend and its a very feminine cut without being too dress like. City Chic drape purple cardigan $69.95.

5: Belt up. Waist belts are the perfect addition to any outfit. They add some bling and sass to your look whilst showing off your figure. The leaf design on this belt is very cute and would really stand out when teamed with the striped top to sass it up a bit. City Chic leaf clasp belt $29.95.

6: A good pair of boots is essential in every girls wardrobe. The good thing with these knee high boots is the boot itself can actually fit around your calf. I have had so much trouble finding a boot to fit me that I just about gave up. Also the low heel adds height whilst still being walkable. These boots are both practical and fashionable with their buckle detail they are sure to sass up any look. City Chic buckle boot with heel $299.95.

I hope that helped you Tae. Please send in photos if you do decide to take on any of the advice. It would be great to see what you come up with.

If any of you have any styling questions please send them in.


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