Houston-based Rosamarie Quintero is a freelance writer and neurobiologist who documents her outfits over at Audrey Is a Boy. Her style is mostly casual and relaxed with Tomboy and Sporty influences. Our 40-year-old blogger likes to experiment with trends, enjoys mixing masculine and feminine elements, and is a fan of flats and sneakers.
“I always look for comfort. As time has passed, I’ve incorporated more classic pieces and try to mix comfort and elegance; the idea of mixing masculine and feminine pieces is and will always be part of my style.”
Rosamarie has a thing for overalls, and she is rocking this denim pair. You often see them paired with a tank top, tee, or shirt in Summer, but layering a thicker sweater underneath is a bit more unexpected. Our 5″6 blogger has paired them with a cream chunky cable knit sweater for a casual Tomboy Winter look. The asymmetrical ribbed collar is a fun design detail that adds extra oomph. The slim fit on the overalls streamlines the look. The black leather biker jacket adds a touch of Hard Edge. This is balanced out by Rosamarie’s high-heeled booties with strap detailing and her bright red lipstick.
The shoes and accessories make this Audrey Hepburn-esque outfit. Our blogger is wearing a simple black slim-fit sweater and a pair of tailored ankle-length trousers. Sequins on the sleeve cuffs provide a pop of colour, but it’s the mustard yellow satchel that adds a true ray of sunshine to this all-black gamine look. The gold in the classically tied scarf echoes that happy colour. Pointy-toed loafers with long fringe create stylish textural interest. Dainty gold rings, black sunnies, dark red nail polish and Rosamarie’s signature red lipstick are the finishing touches.
For this borrowed-from-the-boys look, Rosamarie paired distressed boyfriend jeans with a wool crew neck sweater and black blazer. Mixing feminine and masculine pieces is our blogger’s trademark. Here, the straight fit on the blazer together with the black socks peeking out from under the rolled jeans and rugged brown suede oxfords are the masculine touches in an outfit that is reminiscent of Ines de la Fressange. Going with baby blue for the sweater on the other hand adds feminine softness, as do the red lippie, the simple bracelet and stud earrings.
Rosamarie built this outfit around an elegant knee-length full skirt with eye-catching nature print. Tucking a lightweight black turtleneck pullover into the skirt lengthens the leg line and showcases the fabulous print in its entirety. Black opaque tights keep our blogger’s gams warm and, together with the wood block-heeled wedges with dainty straps, further elongate the outfit. Opting for an equally eye-catching topper like this red mixed-media leather and suede jacket amps up the style quotient even more. Butterfly sunnies are the glam finishing touch.
This is a great example of Angie’s Denim on Denim Lite formula. Wearing two different shades of blue denim creates a tonal look that is visually interesting and doesn’t feel overly masculine. Rosamarie is wearing a bleached denim shirt with distressed boyfriend jeans in a medium blue wash. Rolling the shirt sleeves and popping the collar emphasizes the relaxed nonchalance of this Sporty look. Rolling the jeans once creates structure and exposes the fun green details of the Stan Smith sneakers. The black quilted crossbody with chain strap adds a girly playful touch, as does the red lippie. Rosamarie has kept the rest of the accessories simple: a single silver bracelet, her trusted sunnies and a belt with buckle that echoes her gold watch.
When asked which footwear trend for Spring 2017 she is looking forward to the most, Rosamarie said:
“For me it’s all about comfort. I’m looking for colorful sneakers, metallic oxfords and flatforms. All of these pieces can be used with monochromatic tones, my favorites.”
Rosamarie’s vibrant red moto jacket comes out to play again in a feminine casual look that makes me smile. Tucking the white V-neck tee into the cropped kick flare jeans elongates the leg line. At the same time this showcases the waistband with thin animal print belt. Pairing the on trend cropped kick flares with equally trendy square-toed ankle strap pumps also ensures a longer leg line. The kicky red shoes and leather jacket make the outfit sing. Neon red nail polish complements the outfit colours in a playful non-matchy way. Wearing her hair back in a signature knot showcases the dainty necklaces that fill the V-neckline of the T-shirt.
What do you think of Rosamarie’s Tomboy style? Let us know in the comments and then hop on over to her blog to browse the rest of her outfits.