All my best tips for creating a wardrobe both you and your boy will love! Filled with all my opinions — take it for what it’s worth!
My #1 tip is to fill their closet only with pieces you both like. So when they start flexing their decision-making muscles you won’t cringe. I don’t take my kids shopping, ever. It’s not fun for anyone! At least yet. So I shop online and I pull my favorite items, items I know they’ll like that I like, too, on separate tabs and I show the boys all the tabs at once and let them pick from those items. That is the end of my control. They dress themselves everyday and I have learned over time to love seeing what they come up with!
Start with: fun tees. I avoid Nike type slogan tees “This is my house” ;), character shirts, and trendy saying tees. I think a wardrobe goes farther without them. I’m also a big believer in dressing how you want to feel, and how you want to be perceived! My boys are so much more than those labeling tees and I feel they’re just distracting. (I grew up wearing uniforms so I think lots of my opinions stemmed from that experience!) I also stock up on solid color tees in their favorite colors and good neutral basics! Like this two pack!
Add on: I can’t count how many times I’ve heard dressing boys isn’t as fun as girls. It can be! Layering always helps! Top it with a button-down, stick a long-sleeve tee underneath. Just takes a little extra thought but it pays off in the final result!
Tropical Tee $8 and comes in 12 options! // Chambray button-down // Splatter Tee $15 // Tiger Tee $7 // Striped Long Sleeve // Colorblock Shorts 40% off // Khaki + Denim long pants (50% off!) // Bento Box that fits a sandwich (why do so many not??) Patches (lots on the site!) // $18 Galoshes // $10 Navy Slip Ons // Striped Socks $5 for 3! // Neff Watch // Beanie in every color // Neon Windbreaker 40% off // New Balance Sneakers // Raglan Zip Up Jacket $18 // Skate Hoodie // Windbreaker in perfect colors! //
Pants + Shorts have to be moveable and breathable. I’ve already expressed my love for the Sweatpant Stretch. I also love the Built-In Flex line at Old Navy. Both lines move with them, but wear really well and hold their shape all day! I also love looking for interesting bottoms like these color block shorts.
Slip-ons: My kids get up so freaking early yet we’re always running out the door. The last push to get to the car is always stressful and shoes just happen to be the last thing. So they cause a lot of issues around here. I like to have slip-on options galore right by the door. Also make sure you have a waterproof option like these gollies for rainy days or snowy days. And of course you’re gonna need the world’s fastest sneaker selected from a carefully curated list of options by mom. 😉
Accessorize: Yeah sure girls have SO many more options, but if you pay attention you’ll start to see lots of fun items for boys, too! Fun socks (I’ll link a bunch below!), watches, hats, little things they carry with them like water bottles and fun lunchboxes. I love this super simple backpack that they could make their own with these $1 patches!
Jackets: I send them with a jacket everyday. Brisk mornings, weird weather, something soft to bunch up under their head on the bus. Windbreakers, light sweatshirt-like jackets, hoodies, can all add to the look!
A BUNCH OF DEALS BELOW!!