How to Style 14+ Outfits from 10 Items for Boys

Master a mix & match wardrobe for your kiddo! Check out how we created 14+ different outfits out of just 10 pieces.

By: Heidi | August 23, 2018

The Concept

Utilizing a mix-and-match wardrobe allows for flexibility and versatility without breaking the bank. Swapping out different items is the key to stretching your budget and getting the most out of the pieces in your closet!

Take a look at how we styled 14+ outfits with only 10 items for boys. (Psst… there are even more ways that we didn’t show – the possibilities are endless!).

The Items

  1. Vest / Gap Kids
  2. Windbreaker / Gap Kids
  3. Grey Long Sleeve / Gap Kids
  4. Camouflage Sweatshirt / Gap Kids
  5. Jeans / Macy’s
  6. Grey Shoes / Stride Rite
  7. Blue Shoes / Stride Rite
  8. Graphic Tee / JCPenney
  9. Khaki Pants / JCPenney
  10. Flannel Shirt / JCPenney

Tips to Master the Mix & Match:

  • Start by picking a color palette. If you are in need of some inspiration, a simple “color palette” search on Pinterest can do the trick.
  • Head to your favorite stores and search for items in that color palette that are both versatile and true to your kiddo’s personal style. Tip: A lot of stores (like Gap Kids) section their stores based off of color palettes, which makes picking items a breeze for you!
  • Try to achieve the Rule of 2’s! If you’re going to do a 10-item mix and match, achieving the rule of 2’s would like this: 2 t-shirts (1 long, 1 short), 2 outerwear pieces (in this case a sweatshirt and hooded jean jacket), 2 statement/trendy pieces (in this capsule, the button up shirt and puffer vest), 2 pairs of pants, and 2 pairs of shoes. Tip: Remember to pick items that are easily layered (t-shirts, cardigans, long sleeves, button ups, etc.).
  • By achieving the above items, you have given yourself the freedom to mix & match to your heart’s desire! The best part? You can even have the confidence to let your kiddo pick out their outfit based on these 10 items!  No matter which way they pair them they can’t go wrong, and they can have fun creative freedom about what they wear!


See more style tips for your kiddos by clicking here.


I have the wonderful role of Social Media Coordinator for the West Acres Marketing, PR and Fashion team. I think that I have the best job in the world! I create content for the West Acres social media accounts and blog, which means that I get to share the latest trends, new arrivals, and all of the incredible happenings at West Acres with the community. When I am not snapping pictures for social media or writing blog content, I love to spend time painting in my art studio, testing out new baking recipes, practicing yoga, relaxing at the lake with family and friends, or playing outside on a pair of skis or my mountain bike.




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