Style Tip: How To Mix Boy & Girl

When it comes to putting together an outfit, it’s all about balance. We love mixing vintage with new, cropped with oversized, and masculine with feminine. In our July catalog, Anja Rubik models outfits that show a beautiful mix of boy vs. girl, so I thought now would be the perfect time to talk about one to achieve this look. The trick? It’s all in the shoes.

You can take a super frilly, flowy, girly outfit and add a boyish element with some tough, menswear-inspired shoes. On the other side, you can take a cool, structured look and add a touch of femininity with some strappy flats or a pair of heels!

Girl boy styling

Products pictured: Write About Love Dress, Harvest Collar, Best Flat, Luxton Ankle Boot.

Boy girl styling
Products pictured: Round The World Tee, Mid Rise Plaid Skinny, Harvest Collar, Castillo Chelsea Boot, Magic Heel.

Girl boy styling

Products pictured: Embroidered In Jacquard Top, Layered Convertible Skirt, Magic Heel, Castillo Chelsea Boot.

Boy girl styling

Products pictured: Cloud Wash Button Down, Vegan Leather Skinny, Luxton Ankle Boot, Best Flat.

See all of the looks in our July catalog.

How do you mix boy and girl elements in your style?

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9 years ago

These outfits are styled so well! Love how shoes really change the whole look! Great tips.

Juliette Laura

9 years ago

love how you did this with the polaroid shots…nicely done and those brown boots are killer! love all of the oufits shown. I recvd my JULY catalog just the other day and u guys did an amazing job – so many things I want. The arrow pendant is at the top of my MUST have list….HAPPY FRIDAY LADIES!

9 years ago

Gosh, this is so on point. Free People girls, you’ve done it again. You never seem to amaze me.

9 years ago

Love this! One of my favorite things is mixing boy and girl elements!

9 years ago

It was great meeting you Wednesday at the Glamour Mag Party! Great post! Your models are adorable!


9 years ago

love this!! xxxx

9 years ago

Love this post, so cute!! It also gives me some awesome outfit ideas :)

swet pea
9 years ago

this post is perfect. Good job!!

9 years ago

Love the blog and free people. I have a question. When are you to old to wear free people clothing? I’m hoping your never to old. Im in my early 50’s and still wear a size. 6 and not ready for old people clothes whatever they are! LOL

9 years ago
9 years ago

this is a great tip. i have been wanting to ad some more unique femininity and personality to my outfits and these photos help me with some great ideas :)

9 years ago

Love these looks! What size is your cloud wash button down in?

8 years ago