While the word tomboy and style are seldom used in the same sentence, Cassidy is putting a fresh spin on the term. She launched a style blog called Tomboy KC with her best friend Lynsey Eaton, and together they are proving sneakers can just as fashion-forward as stilletos, and to never underestimate the power of a blazer.
“Today’s modern woman can get away with wearing a lot more,” Cassidy said. “Being sexy doesn’t necessarily mean wearing less clothing. I think it comes from a confidence you have within.”
So when it comes to the “Arrow” star’s personal style, don’t expect her to be following trends.
“I’m not necessarily following what’s trending or what’s not. I think personal style is what is important to me,” Cassidy said. “I love blazers, I love sneakers. I love looking like it was effortless.”
We spoke with Cassidy about her effortless style, her fashion tips for festival season, and what it is like to play a superhero. Keep reading for our latest exclusive:
On starting a style blog: “I’ve always had a passion for fashion. Ever since I was a little girl I remember I would play dress up with my mom’s stuff. I wasn’t necessarily always going with trends, it was just always another creative outlet for me. It was just me expressing myself. And then I met my friend five years ago and she was a lawyer in Los Angeles and we both bonded over fashion. The two of us would just get together, we would hang out, we would shop and we would talk about fashion. I was more of a tomboy and she was more girly, so we balanced each other out in a really cool way. That was the creation of Tomboy KC.”
On her personal style: “I like more masculine things. I shouldn’t even say masculine, I think the right word is more non-gender. I love blazers, I love sneakers. I love looking like it was effortless. If I go into my closet and I think too much, that is when I end up like a disaster. A lot of my personal style, I’ll get inspiration from men. Blazers, jackets, or whatever it may be, I’ll look at their stuff and see how I can incorporate it into my wardrobe. You just have to be able to be comfortable in your own skin. Don’t over think it.”
On style tips she learned from her BFF and partner: “She taught me a lot with accessories. I would stay away from chunky necklaces and chunky earrings. She has given me insight on how to put it together. You can have a white t-shirt and be wearing a pair of leather pants and black pumps and by throwing on a big chunky necklace you give it that night feel. It was like the door was open half way and she opened the door the whole entire way, and I love it.”
Go-to street style outfit: “I love ripped up jeans and a pair of sandals with a button down. Throw on a leather jacket and a chunky necklace with that. You have to be able to play. I look at my closet and think where am I going and my shoes. If I am going to wear Stuart Weitzman boots that come over your knee, I try to balance it out with what I am wearing on top. It’s about balancing it out.”