To be honest, I really haven’t shopped much for Sam this season. I hit up one big consignment sale back in September, my mom and I went shopping around that same time, and many of his clothes from last fall still fit this year, so he just hasn’t needed a whole lot. However, when my sweet aunt messaged me on Facebook asking for a “Christmas Wishlist” for Sam clothes I HAPPILY accepted the challenge. 🙂
The older Sam gets, the more my priorities are shifting away from him being the best dressed and more towards dressing him practically and comfortably (although I still think he looks pretty darn cute). He seems to be pretty hot natured, so I’ve learned that layers are the best option for him. Also, since most days are spent playing hard, I’m better off buying play clothes like t-shirts and jeans over some of the more stylish options out there. I love a long sleeve cotton t-shirt, a hoodie or vest, and jeans or cords for school days. When we are at home, I usually let him wear sweatpants and cotton shirts. And, I like to keep a few nice pairs of pants and sweaters for church and “special occasions.” He wears his gray New Balance tennis shoes just about every day, but we have a few other pairs of moccasins etc. that we rotate through also.
When it comes to his “style,” I still tend to dress him in a lot of stripes and color (I just can’t help myself), but I’m liking more and more neutrals lately. I’ve also found that crew neck or v-neck sweaters don’t work great for us (he doesn’t like being all layered up with a collared shirt underneath and his neck looks too bare without), and I don’t have the time or energy to spend ironing nice button-ups so I’m more drawn towards flannel and other wrinkle-free fabrics. I’m still not a big fan of the “graphic tee” or clothes with writing on them, but every once in a while something pops out at me that I like despite myself.
My first stop for my boy is always Gap Kids. Here are a few of my favorites from there:
My next stop is Old Navy. With the exception of jeans (for which I’m still very partial to Gap), I mostly feel like Old Navy does just as cute clothes as the Gap for much better prices. The quality is noticeably lesser, but that really doesn’t matter for a kid who will only fit into his clothes for one (maybe 2) seasons. Here are my favorite from there right now:
I sometimes browse JCrew Crew-Cuts and Mini-Boden, or find something cute at H&M or Target (of course); but, in general, Gap Kids and Old Navy are my go-to spots. I’m so thankful that Sam still pretty much lets me pick out his clothes without much of a fuss, and I’m determined to make the most of that for as long as possible!! No matter what anyone says, dressing a boy can totally be fun! 🙂
Where are your favorite spots to shop for little boys? What would you say is your style for dressing them?
Have a great weekend! I hope you and yours stay warm and FAR AWAY from the flu!!
Nikki Miller says
Old Navy and Gap are two of our faves. I am also a huge fan of Zulily and sometimes Carters. I only buy things on sale and try to stick to the rule that each article of clothing be under $10.
We shop at Old Navy a lot, but I’ve realized we are jeans and t-shirt people; therefore, we dress my son most often in…you guessed it: jeans and t-shirts.
He’s been in his jeans since last year, but he’s starting to get taller so I don’t know how much longer he’ll be in them. I did discover HealthTex jeans at Walmart. Oddly, they are better quality than my Old Navy jeans. Plus I love the way they fit and they don’t fade a ton or feel thinner after repeated washings.