get inspired by our tomboy style icons

major fashion inspiration, from ali macgraw to alexa chung.

by liza darwin

Mary Camden and Joey Potter might have the whole "girl next door" thing down pat, but when it comes to really knowing the quintessential tomboy style? It's tough to find someone more versed in tomboy MO than Lizzie Garrett Mettler. 

For the past several years Mettler has documented her sartorial tomboy musings on her eponymous blog, where she serves up inspiration in the form of shopping tips, icons, and emerging fashion contemporaries. Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion turns two this week, and to mark the occasion, we've rounded up some of our biggest real-life tomboy style icons in the gallery. 

Click through our favorites here, then go buy the book for yourself here! 

photo courtesy of gerald r. ford presidental library

Susan Ford in 1976.

photo courtesy of sebastian kim

Marina Munoz

photo courtesy of noa azoulay-sclatter

Nicki Bluhum

Alexa Chung

Francoise Hardy

Cara Delevingne

Jane Birkin

Patti Smith

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Kristen Stewart

Sofia Coppola

Lauren Hutton

Lou Doillon

Agyness Deyn

Caroline de Maigret