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Dressing Little Boys Can Be Way Fun Too

When we first found out we were expecting a boy, lo those many months ago, the first thought that crossed my mind was that of relief.

Obviously having a girl would have been wonderful, but just, harder. These days, little girls are growing up too fast. Doesn’t it seem that way? Especially when it comes to fashion.

Basically, if you are a girl between the age of zero and twenty four, your options for clothing are made up largely of sparkles, glitter, hot pink, more hot pink, and varying renditions of “sexy,” “daddy’s girl,” or “QTPIE” or some other nonsense emblazoned across the bum region.

And Bratz dolls?

So, yes. Relieved we were having a boy.

And yet, where shopping for girls can be a maze of pot holes and minefields of oversexualization, shopping for boys can be BORING.  B-O-R-I-N-G. I mean, if I see one more soccer ball or baseball or football I might sort of scream.

After the jump, my favorite sources for boys fashion. Click it!

When it comes to dressing Huck, I like to see him in mostly gender neutral pieces. I like white onesies and skinny jeans, I like anything vintage or European-looking, lots of stripes, and I cannot abide too much sports paraphernalia.

Here are some recent outfits:

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  • SHADES FROM BABIES R US 1 of 13
    SHADES FROM BABIES R US
  • AN OLD NAVY ENSEMBLE 2 of 13
    AN OLD NAVY ENSEMBLE
    with bonus girlfriend jane
  • H&M STRIPES 3 of 13
    H&M STRIPES
  • NAARTJE JAMS 4 of 13
    NAARTJE JAMS
  • CLASSIC AMERICANA 5 of 13
    CLASSIC AMERICANA
  • TEA COLLECTION 6 of 13
    TEA COLLECTION
  • TARGET ALWAYS PULLS THROUGH 7 of 13
    TARGET ALWAYS PULLS THROUGH
  • COLLEGIATE, VERY NICE 8 of 13
    COLLEGIATE, VERY NICE
  • H&M, AMERICAN APPAREL 9 of 13
    H&M, AMERICAN APPAREL
  • SLEEVELESS ONESIE 10 of 13
    SLEEVELESS ONESIE
    brings out his inner hulk
  • HAND-MADE ONESIE 11 of 13
    HAND-MADE ONESIE
    not to encourage bad behavior or anything, but this onesie was my all-time favorite
  • THIS WOULD BE CONSIDERED A FASHION DON’T 12 of 13
    THIS WOULD BE CONSIDERED A FASHION DON'T
  • A TARGET ENSEMBLE 13 of 13
    A TARGET ENSEMBLE
    bonus points for clashing patterns

We swear by:

Cardigans and suspenders from American Apparel

Any and everything from H&M

Footie pajamas from The Gap

Moccasins from Freshly Picked

Outerwear from Polarn O. Pyret (I almost always wait for a sale–and there’s a sale going on now! Zip-up jackets will fit all along the little-too-big to little-too-tight spectrum, and these are worth a splurge).

Tees from Tea Collection

Sleeveless and regular white onesies from Carters (they seem to hold up best and are truest to size in my experience).

Zara Kids to infinity and beyond!

(When Huck is big enough I have grand visions of Crew Cuts.)

And slim-cut jeans from where ever I can find them (I’ve heard (thanks to a blogging friend) that the little girls section at H&M is a good place to find mostly gender neutral slim jean options).

How about you, oh ye mamas of boys? Where’s a good place to put together an outfit a boy can be proud of?

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