Borrowed From the Boys

This fall I’ve been oddly drawn to more tomboy pieces — flannel patterns, moto jackets, dark denim, sneaks, distressed jeans. I mean the list goes on. Even though I would hardly consider myself a tomboy, I never mind crossing that line when it comes to style. Especially if I can add heels to it, then I’m definitely in. I like to say it’s where street style meets sweet. I also like to rhyme all of the things. 
I think most of my ‘fall essentials’ this year fall into the category of tomboy. In fact if I had to make a list of must-haves this fall I think this is what would top the list: Flannel boyfriend top, marled sweater, varsity jacket, distressed denim. And a flirty skirt. Just for prosperity. 
What’s on your must-haves this fall? Street or sweet? 
/ a few fall must-haves / 

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  1. Jessica says:

    You pull off this look so well πŸ™‚ I love the varsity sweater over at Old Navy and these coated skinnies – they almost look like leather (so badass).

    26 and Not Counting

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  2. I have that same boyfriend button down! I've actually worn it quite a bit already. So I agree, tomboy style is the way to go this season πŸ˜‰ | Austin Style Blog

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  3. GapToothedGirl says:

    Great clutch…so cute!

    XOX, Gap.

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  4. Londyn says:

    Such a great look and I love the cranberry color!

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  5. Krista says:

    oh my heavens, I am mildly obsessed with this outfit. And I'm with you, diggin' the tomboy look. Give me a flannel, some boyfriend jeans and call it a day.

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  6. Jen says:

    Holy crap I LOVE this. Great colors on you, high five Kendi!

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  7. Such a perfect look! Loving the combo of the tomboy inspired pieces! Would love to also see a pair of cut out booties with this look!

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  8. deloom says:

    I love the raglan top! The cranberry & animal print. <3 Booties would perfect, @Kelssey Layton:disqus!

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  9. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    one of my favorites on you in a while! great simple look!

    ladies in navy

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  10. deloom says:

    I love the raglan top! The cranberry & animal print. Booties would perfect, @Kelssey Layton:disqus

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  11. Cool……heels always transform any outfit.!

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  12. Jourdin says:

    What is this lip color?? It's lovely!

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  13. Meg says:

    Absolutely love this outfit! I am definitely going to be replicating this outfit this weekend!

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  14. Suzy says:

    Love love love this outfit. I am all about the flannel, dark/distressed denim, and moto jackets right now. I feel like Old Navy has really been nailing it these past few months. There are a lot of things from there on my "To Buy" list.

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  15. nikki says:

    such a cute look!! those skinnies are perfect!


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  16. Kat Tanita says:

    I love those coated jeans!!

    Hope you enter my L'Occitane giveaway :

    xo Kat

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  17. Sasa Zoe says:

    Cute look, Kendi! I love it<3

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  18. Such a great everyday look. Love these colors.

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  19. Katy says:

    Gorgeous look! I love the colors and mixing of prints! πŸ™‚ beautiful photos! πŸ™‚

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  20. Diana says:

    Super cute look!!

    xoxo Diana,

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  21. Sheila says:

    Cute look! I love that tee. πŸ™‚

    xo – Sheila

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  22. Nan P says:

    I am the same that would never initially think of my self as a tomboy..but I think when the Fall rolls around and all that changes and I find my self reaching for more of my button downs, flannel and simple basics. I love how you wore your plaid button town around your waist!
    Oh I am so happy it is Autumn, one of my favorite seasons!
    xo Nan – Simply Elegant Blog

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  23. this look is just so awesome! love the laid back look!

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  24. Joules says:

    I love the little leopard clutch! And those pants fit beautifully.

    Style by Joules

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  25. Elizabeth Hawn says:
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  26. Hands down my favorite look! There's just something effortless yet unexpected about dressing from the boys!
    xo Adri

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  27. Natali says:

    Always looking so beautiful no matter what you wear and all of your outfits are always styled to perfection!

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  28. I love the baseball tee, such a great look for you Kendi!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  29. Tamara W. says:

    I'm really loving the Old Navy boyfriend button down! I'm always a sucker for a plaid shirt ;).


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  30. Jenn King says:

    You should wear your hair straight more often. It looks cute both ways, of course… πŸ™‚ But this look is more tomboy-chic and cool!

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  31. Megan says:

    very nice outfit, good for back to school, like the jeans and flannel

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  32. Sarah H. says:

    The only thing on my must-have list is a Clare V. leopard clutch! Clearly girly is on my mind more than tomboy. But I think that clutch can make anything look classy. It's magic.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  33. Kate L. says:

    KILLING IT TODAY. Woah. seriously, that first photo and I went straight to Old Navy and bought that sweater. LOVE.

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  34. Anna Seay says:

    I've been incredibly drawn to sporty things, as well. I've been looking for a great baseball tee, as well as some more flannel. πŸ™‚

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  35. The Ticket Hog says:

    I love how you're getting a lot of use out of your new Ivanka Trump pumps. They have looked great with everything.

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  36. Andrea Litsch says:

    I'm having a major cape & vest moment this fall. I can get away with this on Florida!! I also just got a job a Nordstrom so I will be justifying the multiple purchases I plan to make as work wardrobe staples πŸ™‚ #loveit


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  37. The Tartan Blog says:

    This clutch is so in, I've seen it a lot and loving it!

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  38. Mel says:
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  39. Dana says:

    Love that whole look! Definitely just ordered that sweater. Good timing of the post – 25% off online!

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  40. Jenny says:

    Such a great fall look!


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  41. Louisa says:

    Love this look…to me it is timeless…any age group will look great in it.

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  42. Miss J. says:

    Great plaid shirt!



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  43. Such a cute look! Love these fall colors πŸ™‚


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  44. Katie Sparrow says:

    Stop wearing those burgundy pumps in every outfit post! I cannot handle my jealousy!! They are sooo nice. I cannot wear pumps – something weird about the shape of my skinny ankle? Never found any that don't slip on & off my heel like I was wearing flip-flops. Trust me, that kind of ankle grating is not nice.

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  45. Nadia Kaplan Leidecker says:

    fantastic outfit! i love the clutch πŸ™‚
    fantastic blog you have, i really like your style. i'm now following you on bloglovin πŸ™‚

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  46. love the tied blouse around the waist!! Leopard is definitely a neutral and popping up more and more this fall…. which i'm TOTALLY ok with!

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  47. Perfect! This is one of my favorite looks you've done this year, Kendi! Can't wait to see more fall styles from you.

    XO Alison

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  48. Kendi Lea says:

    My heart dropped when I first read this comment, I was like no!! what could you have against these purple pumps?! But no, no I get it. Pumps are actually kind of hard to wear — true me it's not you, it's them πŸ˜‰

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  49. Kendi Lea says:

    Thanks girl!!

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  50. Katie says:

    You've just looked to gorg lately! Love the recent outfits!

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  51. Shop Accordingly says:

    Lovely leopard clutch!

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  52. Isabella says:

    I love this outfit! It's simple, but super stylish. I like your baseball-tshirt a lot.

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