Some of my best friends back in the day were total tomboys. They were all about baseball caps, baggy shirts and playing a ton of sports that I usually wasn’t very good at. But as we get older there’s more pressure on these rough and tumble girls to get “girly.” There’s nothing wrong with looking girly but nobody should be told they’re less of a woman for what they wear!
The same is true for getting gussied up for a date.
Everybody wants to look cool on a date, but there’s no need to sacrifice your personal style. Don’t feel obligated to look cutesy if you aren’t into lookin’ cutesy. If there’s so much emphasis on being yourself on a date, why shouldn’t that extend to your outfit?
Whether you’re a former tomboy who still yearns for those baseball caps, you’re a current tomboy looking to revamp your look, or you’re just into great style, check out these tomboy inspired items that would look sick on a date.
Baseball CapWhether you're wearing it backwards or cocked to the side, this cap will keep you cool on a long walk through the park on a sunny day. Also, map prints are just really dope.Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $29
BackpackOne of my friends definitely considers her style to be a grown up tom boy look. And she rocks it! That said, she has yet to graduate to using purses and prefers the convenience of an uncomplicated backpack. This one is lightweight and not too bulky and has a great pop of color.Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $34.00
Camo Crop TopLook, crop tops aren't just for gals with flat a flat tummy and a bellybutton ring. They're for everybody! Whether you're skinny or have a bit of a tummy, pair this with a pair of high waist shorts and get ready to be showered in flattery.Buy it at Forever 21 for $9.80
Distressed Boyfriend JeansReminising of your days of rough and tumble on the playground? These jeans will take you back to the prime of your tomboy days. Roll up the hems if you want to look particularly trendy.Buy it at H&M for $39.95
Alien SunglassesOkay, how dope are these sunglasses? Seriously, they remind me of the stuff you could get in the arcade back in the '90s, along with a bunch of cheapo erasers and yin yang necklaces!Buy it at Nasty Gal for $18
Old school teeYou know those shirts that your parents bought for you back in the day? The sorta ugly ones illustrating some national park or a local marathon in some garish neon colors? Well, they actually look pretty cute when you tuck them into your favorite pair of denim shorts!Buy it on Etsy for $16
Sleek SneakersI love the way that big shoes like this look on girls! These colorful sneakers will look great with a pair of leggings and an oversized tee or with some tube socks and a pair of shorts.Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $80
OverallsOveralls are back! Dress down your date outfit with a cute pair of short overalls and a top that shows a lil' sliver of skin. You'll look cute and your date will think so too!Buy it at ASOS for $35.64
Weird Novelty Ringwhether jewelry is your thing or not, this creepy eye bracelet is enough of a conversation starter to rock.Buy it at Nasty Gal for $18
Flannel ShirtThe classic flannel. Since it's cool to tie your jacket around your waist again, this would look great matched with a pair of shorts or jeans. Also, if you get cold in the movie theater as you're watching some terrible summer blockbuster with your date, this look will definitely come in handy.Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $39
Are you or were you a tomboy? Which of these looks would you rock? Do you have some other style faves in your closet? Tell us in the comments!