Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Tomboy At Play

You're the t-shirt and jeans type of girl. It's comfortable and you have no intention of changing who you are. But you would also like to shut up those nagging friends and family members who keep begging you to wear a dress. Then there is the pesky job interview or night out at the club. These five tips will help you integrate into the overtly posh world around you without surrendering your identity.

1. Change your shirt. 

No one is saying you can't wear your white t-shirt and Dickies. But you don't have to wear a man's shirt. By simply swapping out the potato sack white t-shirt for a women's, fitted shirt you go from looking like a former gang member to a woman that happens to like Dickies. It's amazing what a slight reveal of your feminine figure can do for your image. You can amp it up by wearing a color other than white. Any bright color will do. If you're self-conscious about your weight, you can rock the layered look. Make sure that the under shirt is longer than the top. For a more flattering figure make sure the shirts reach your hips. The shirts should be contrasting colors. Like white and blue.

2. Accessorize.

It's amazing what a pair of long feather earrings can do for a plain white t-shirt. They are incredibly feminine and are usually bursting with color. Like these earrings from Etsy seller Chablee, (

By simply accessorizing with colorful and unique jewelry, you can go from athletic to trendy in seconds.

3. Make-up.

I know what you do when you try to doll yourself up. You load up on thick eyeliner and fumble around with 3 or 4 shades of eyeshadow because some guru on YouTube told it was the hotness. But you don't need to go through all that. The funny thing is, because you are a tomboy, you probably have great skin. So you don't need a face full of make-up. Simply apply one striking color of eyeshadow to your lids and draw a natural line around your eyes. For more drama, line your bottom lid and add falsies to the corners of your eyes. For a more natural look, use brown instead of black liner and a neutral shade of shadow. For a pop of color use an unusual shade of eyeliner like yellow or blue. Instead of that dark burgundy or maroon lipstick you hold onto tighter than your email password, try a neutral or nude color or a soft shade in lip gloss.

4. Wedge it.

Let's face it, your friends won't be happy until they see you in heels. But you are very uncomfortable in heels. Here is your happy medium. Wedges, they are not only on sale right now but they are in style from spring through summer. They come in every color in the rainbow and they make everyone's legs look great. You can wear them to the club, beach, park, anywhere.

5. Curl it. 
Dealing with your hair is easier than it seems. If it is long and straight, curl it. It doesn't take a lot of curling to accomplish this. But of course, the more curls you add the dressier you look. If your hair is curly, straighten it or pin it up. I your hair is too short to curl or straighten, accessorize it. You can add clips or fascinators, or dye it another color. If you like your hair the way it is. Any of the other four tips will doll you up enough to make your hairstyle unimportant. Remember, styling products are your friends.

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