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August 17th, 2012 at 5:00 am

Back to School Trends for Boys

Oh… I know this well, very well!

My 4 sons all start school on August 29th.

William will be in 2nd grade, Alex will be in 1st grade, Ben will be in Kindergarten and Henry will be in Pre-K.

I can’t believe that everyone will have a place to go this upcoming year, it’s a little crazy for me (someone pinch me!).

With Back-to-School upon my family, my sons know that “mom” loves a good shopping spree before it’s actually time to head into school. It’s the time of year that really excites me and that I have a ton of fun with! There are so many adorable trends for boys this upcoming school year, the fashion is not just for the little ladies!

Here are 5 of my favorite Back to School trends for BOYS!

1) Stripes

Stripes are fabulous for boys this season. I love how classic stripes are, and I love working them into a nautical-like trend. I love stripes for boys because any little guy can pull off stripes. They’re an easy trend to infuse into your son’s wardrobe!

2) Athletic Wear

Athletic wear is a BIG trend for boys this season. Sporty looks prevail as a top trend and a trend that all boys will love! I chose these shorts from Garanimals to show you how simple and cool the athletic trend can be for boys. I’m telling you, my son William is thrilled over this trend!

3) Graphic Tees

I love the cool factor of graphic tees for boys. There are so many options in graphic tees that can express a child’s personality, and I love that about this trend. I love the graphic tees with positive affirmations (for girls, too!).

4) Bold Colors

It’s not just for girls! Bold colors are trending for boys, too! Grab come oranges and yellows and reds and wear them proud! I love bright and bold colors for boys because they are such happy, vibrant colors. It’s a fun way to bring in some pizazz!

5) Plaid

Every boy needs a “dress up” shirt. I love a button down for boys because they’re such “little man” attire. We’ll be seeing a lot of plaid buttons downs this season, and in bold, bright colors. I love this example right here. All the colors are trending separately on their own, yet all on this handsome button down!

Audrey McClelland can also be found at, Lifetime Beauty/Style, and She is also the co-author of The Digital Mom Handbook.

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  1. unfortunately, it seems like all the girls’ graphic tees are about 2 things: being a princess, and peace/love/happiness. Why can’t ya just have a purple shirt with bugs or dinosaurs or a cat without peace signs plastered all over it? Just my 2 cents.


    17 Aug 12 at 10:56 pm

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