One of the complaints I hear most often from fellow parents of boys, is that they have a difficult time finding cool boys clothes.
They have no problem finding adorable baby clothes and cute clothes for girls, but when it comes to their boys, they just come up empty more often than not.
I tend to disagree, though. I actually have more fun shopping for and finding clothes for my son than I do when I’m on the pink and purple side of the store. Well, some of the time, anyway! Ha! Sometimes, though, you do have to be a little creative in your search for cool boys clothes!
Where to Shop for Cool Boys Clothes –
1. Junk Food by Gap – Remember those faded favorite vintage concert tees that you wore back in college? Junk Food by Gap t-shirts are like the mini-me version of those college favorites. Granted, these can be a little pricier than other options, but sometimes you can find a great deal, especially when you’re shopping off-season or on the clearance racks.
2. Independent artists on Etsy – Sometimes you’re just not going to find the cool boys clothes you really want on the racks or in the malls. That’s when it’s time to take your hunt online and look at smaller, independent storefronts, including Etsy sellers. You can browse by category to narrow down your options or use search terms like “cool boys clothes” or “boys tee” or something similar.
3. Consignment shops – The cool thing about shopping for kids is there aren’t a lot of 5- or 6-year-olds following the fashion trends too closely. So chances are, no one will notice that the high-end boys graphic tee that your son is sporting on the playground this season (courtesy of your last consignment haul), actually made its debut on a different playground last season.
4. Focus on accessories – Sometimes, just like in the girl clothing world, accessories really do make the outfit. If you’re looking for a way to make your son’s outfit a little snazzier, throw on a fedora, sunglasses or any old t-shirt, blazer and jeans and your little guy will be about as cool as it gets!
What are your best tips for finding cool boys clothes? Do you have a go-to store that never fails?
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