Ah… the first week of school with all the new kids, new classes, new teachers and new styles ready for fall and beyond. I always LOVED getting my wardrobe ready for back to school as a teenager and even now rotate my wardrobe according to the upcoming seasons. It seems so fresh and new to go through your clothes, donate or consign pieces you just didn’t like or wear and buy some new tidbits to revive your old favorites!
The same holds true when helping get my son’s get their wardrobes ready, especially for back to school. My oldest son is pretty opinionated as a tween on his style… but he does well for himself so I usually say yes to his creations.
He doesn’t look very happy in this photo, but I think that’s the teen angst (and nervousness about a new school) showing there. He has been extremely happy at school this week and mommy’s happy with his wardrobe choices of relaxed but stylish fashions!
Now the younger son is a bit easier since I mostly get to dress him myself still but even by 2 1/2 years old he is starting to show his preferences. Such as this great T-shirt we picked up at a friends consignment store in Bellevue called Hopscotch. We LOVE the variety of awesome choices at her store, always find something new and this T-shirt was a perfect choice for the first day of school at a great cost (and being environmental)!
As you can see the September Parents magazine back to school fashion article shows that skulls/crossbones and stripes still top little boys clothing choices this fall…
We all have been going with more stripes this year and as you can tell with the oldest son’s photo above the youngest is swayed by his school-style example…
Here are a couple of more examples of wardrobe choices from Parents magazine that we are trying out during our back to school week for 2012. I’m not sure if the bow tie is going to fly with either boy, but the skateboard is already an accessory for us! This article and it’s fall back-to-school styles definitely worked for this mommy!
*School Style UPDATE*
With a couple of weeks of school under our belts we wanted to share some more images of our school styles with everybody…
Big brother is happy with his back to school fashions and younger brother is showing off his fall-weather style for the camera!