04/26/2012 08:32 am ET Updated Oct 02, 2012

'Tomboy Style' Features Marlene Dietrich, Lauren Hutton, Alexa Chung And More Style Icons (PHOTOS)

Some girls favor full skirts and applique embellishments, while others prefer a more masculine look that says, "I'm not following dress code? Screw you."

This is how Lizzie Garrett Mettler describes "The Rebel" in her new book "Tomboy Style: Beyond The Boundaries Of Fashion." Mettler defines tomboys as more about a certain kind of confidence than merely what is outwardly apparent, and examines the different ways in which fashion icons like Debbie Harry, Alexa Chung, Jane Birkin, Marlene Dietrich and Lauren Hutton embody the look. While there isn't much else to this book other than beautiful pictures and brief descriptions, it is worth flipping through for style inspiration. Who doesn't want a more low-key look for summer?

Take a peek in our gallery below for a preview of "Tomboy Style," which is available for $21 from, and some of our favorite modern-day women in menswear.

Tomboy Style

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