If your a fashionista who had her heart set on dressing up her daughter (it’s ok to have a preference) but recently found out your having a boy don’t be down you can still have fun dressing up your little boy. I promise. Dressing boys can be fun. Why let all the girl moms have all the fun.
I feel like with girls they are so catered to. There’s 50 million stores and websites catering to little princesses while with boys it pretty slim pickings. You have to try a little harder and search a little longer to find the right piece to put together a cute outfit but it can be done.
People always stop me and compliment my son on how cute he is. Partly because he’s handsome and partly because I dress him up really trendy. I’m one of those moms who wants my baby to stay a baby forever but I don’t dress him like a baby. I like big boy clothes on my son. I’ve given my style the name “little man swag” since I think my son looks like a little man child when I’ve put my touch to his appearance.
In case your wondering where I shop I’ve got an awesome cheat sheet with the top stores that I personally go to for different occasions to dress up my son. I believe just because my son is a baby doesn’t mean he can’t be fly. Your kid is a reflection of you so therefore my son must stay on point no matter what his age.
We can all agree that even if you don’t have time to look your best your child should always look his. It’s just an unspoken motherhood law. If your like me and want your child to make a statement with his clothes take a look at my favorite stores for dressing up my stylish boy.
10 Stores With The Best Trendy Boy Fashion:
I stopped shopping at H&M after the whole monkey on a shirt deal but then changed my mind when I realized although the company definitely needs some ethnicity on their design team who would have spoke up and been like I don’t think that’s going to translate well for my people it was ultimately the parents fault. There’s no way I need a check that bad that I’d let my son wear a cutest monkey in the jungle shirt. I would have politely grabbed my child in walked off set of another option wasn’t offered. Not to mention I’m to much of a helicopter mom to have let that slid.
Unfortunately, the situation happened and I think H&M heard us African Americans who sighed and rolled our eyes at their failure to see what was wrong. I’m empowered by a lot of thing but being called a monkey isn’t one of them. Aside from them dropping the ball on that project their clothes are nice. I’m actually a fan. I consider there clothes cool urban street clothes.
I love my kids in a fresh pair of shoes from Footlocker. Sometimes I’ll spend more on a shoe than an outfit. I don’t care if that sounds stupid but I’m a shoeaholic and shoes matter. They can really make or break your outfit. Buying shoes are my favorite part of being a boy mom. Boys have so many unique designs to choose from that can really highlight an already dope outfit. Maybe I’m a lot over the top but why not. Little boys shoes aren’t that expensive compared to what I pay for my 14 year old. These days I can’t get a decent shoe for my teenager whose in men shoes for start no less than in the $80 range. I guess I’m just used to paying that much now.
I’m a Nordy’s girl through and through. Nordstroms is a store I can rely on to have all the top trends and popular name brands I like. I’m a card member so I probably shop there to much but I just love the selection they offer. I do a lot of online shopping between Nordstroms and Nordstroms Rack which has the great brands you can expect from Nordstroms but better prices.
Tip: When online shopping I only pay full price for items if shipping is free. If not I’d rather puck it up from the store because I hate waiting.
I like Macy’s for Polo, boy suits and for this clothing brands like First Impression and called Okie Dokie. Okie Dokie is moderately priced but they have stylish clothes. I don’t really like busy looking t shirts. I like plain basics joggers and T-shirts and when I’m going for that look Macy’s is where I go. I also prefer Macy’s when I’m looking for last minute clothing because they have same day pick up in store which is so convenient for me. It takes the hassle out of not knowing if what I purchased online is going to come in time for my specific event or occasion.
Gap for children is typically pretty expensive (except to pay upwards of $30 for a pair of baby pants) but if you know how to shop there sales it makes it more affordable. I absolutely love the quality of their clothes especially there jackets and bottoms. I match there bottoms with different shirts all the time. I love when I catch one of there sales on their already discounted clothes. When that happens I swear I load up on all different sizes. Even if my son can’t fit it now I will get bigger sizes because the sales are to good to not buy. I’m talking $3-5 dollars for shirts sometimes. You can’t beat those prices. Eventually he’ll fit in them. It’s nice to know that I can find great quality clothes that can hold up at school and still be worn on the weekends while not having to spend an arm and a leg on his wardrobe. Ya’ll know I like to spread my coins out. I’m all about bargain shopping and getting the most out of my money.
6. Old Navy
If you’re ever looking for matching outfits for the entire family Old Navy is excellent at having everything you need. They always come through clutch when I’m trying to coordinate everyone’s outfits for pictures. It helps that I’m apart of there rewards program because I score major deals all the time. They send out lots of good coupons and deals straight to your email weekly so you don’t miss out. That’s how I always luck up on sales and use my Old Navy Cash for extra discounts.
7. Cotton On
I just discovered this place and I’m obsessed. I love whoever their buyer is. They are my kindred spirit. They literally make the best comfy, fun swag apparel. The have the perfect pieces for threenagers and up. I just picked up there hip ice cube shirt last week. There clothing hands down has so much personality. You have to go see for yourself. Sorry in advance for your new guilty pleasure because once you start shopping there you can’t stop. Every time I go in there I see something my son has to have from luxe shirts, distressed jeans to moto jeans. They really thought about our boys and didn’t leave them out.
I like Oshkosh more for infants. Oshkosh and Carters are the same company but Oshkosh is the higher end brand. Oshkosh B’gosh has been around for it seems like forever. I wore there overalls all the time as a kid. They have the cutest onsie sets that come with matching hats and even socks sometimes. There style for older children is preppy. Very clean cut but really adorable. I gift a lot of there products as baby shower gifts because they are very fashionable and practical. You always need hella onesies.
I recently started shopping at this store because my little cousin worked there and could let me use her employee discounts. She no longer works for the company but I still shop there because I like their selection of popular brands. The sell more shoes than clothes but I like shopping there mainly for clothes for my son. They sell a lot of vans, adidas clothes, and exclusive stuff I don’t see anywhere else. I love that. I like when my son looks original and not wearing the same popular clothes displayed at the store that every parent eyes and buys. I like breaking the rules and dressing my son unique. I want my kid to go to day care and not look like a replica of every other kid his age. My kid gotta standout and have swag like his daddy.
This is the store I shop at the least for my son. It’s hit and miss. When you hit, I mean find something you like your sure to get it for a great price. This store tends to be a bit messy all the time so be prepared to scavenge through what they have. It’s organized chaos but still chaos. I literally have to prepare myself to look for the brands that meet my personal style expectations but it’s often worth the struggle.
Tip: If you fall in love with anything at Marshall’s don’t leave it behind. Purchase it because you may never see it again they constantly have new inventory and once it’s gone it’s gone.
Play around with your sons style until you find his signature style. Before you know it they’ll have their own personal style, so have fun playing dress up with them while you can. I listed 10 stores you can find in the mall most of the time but venture out on the World Wide Web they have gotten us that us moms need more trendy boy clothes and are springing to the rescue. Just make sure the company has good reviews before purchasing anything.
Check out my little baby’s fashion down below.