Tag: boys’ dress shirts

A first look at the cutest new kids clothes from Appaman for spring

If you’re the type who follows kid fashion well, join the club. We’re excited to offer you an exclusive first look at the Appaman spring 2015 collection that just launched this very second. We’ve loved Appaman since way way back when all of our kids were wee ones, but the truth is, they now do cool for tweens so well so you don’t have to be bummed when your kids hit six and suddenly they’re out of the label. There are some new things in the new collection that I can’t wait to let my kids try on. So, I thought I’d pick out a few of my favorite warmer-weather...

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Drool-worthy kids’ clothing inspiration from across the pond

I love Caramel Baby and Child. It’s total eye candy for me as I drool over all these adorable kids’ outfits from London. Now, if you (like me) can’t afford it, or don’t have a generous UK aunt who will send you a care package, you can still find inspiration in some of these happy, gorgeous, springtime looks they’ve put together. Socks with sandals? Who knew it wasn’t just for tourists. (Ha.) If you style it right, in a contrasty color with a bold dress, it looks surprisingly cool to me. Bright yellow sandals make everything pop including a neutral...

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Cool Easter Clothes for kids: some of our very favorites this year

Easter always signifies for me the start of the spring season, even when there is still snow on the ground in New England. It’s time to lighten up, and I’ve found some great picks for both boys and girls from some of our favorite online shops that will carry them past the holiday and into spring. You know, the months when the snow really does go away. –Christina Fore!! Axel and Hudson Dressy enough for Easter brunch or church, but casual enough for some extreme Easter egg hunting, Fore!! Axel and Hudson’s Rolled Cuff Stripe Shirt (at top) looks...

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Tea Collection’s new holiday fashions = major kiddo cuteness

I’m finding it hard to believe that I’m already thinking holiday clothes for the kids, but…yep. Already thinking holiday clothes for the kids. And since my children pretty much live in Tea Collection, it’s always one of the first places I turn for affordable, adorable clothes that last. And last. So I’m thrilled that this awesome mom-run business is back as one of our sponsors (yay, Tea!), and that they gave me the chance to share some of my favorites from their new Nordic-inspired holiday collection. I’m not exaggerating when I say this may be my favorite winter collection...

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Stylish threads for on-trend little guys

Moms of boys, you know it can be a full-on hunt to find cool threads for our little guys. Especially if, like mine, your son happens to love fashion.  So when I discovered Aven Clothing, I actually squealed with happiness. Aven founders Angie Monson and Mitch Harris have created an all-boys clothing line that is wonderfully stylish. The line includes blazers, pullovers, chinos and the cutest cropped vest, all with an edgy European flair. This definitely isn’t your average jeans and t-shirt line, though you will find lots of denim (and even a cool hoodie).                                         ...

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Fancy clothes for baby boys…with a twist

When you are invited to a fancy affair with a baby boy, it can be tricky to navigate the waters. Girls are so easy (Yes, I’m a mom of boys so this is all just speculation tinged with jealousy), no matter the age. You’ve got dresses, tunics, and little headbands and clips to tie the look together. And boys? Not so much. Until now. Meet the Shirtzie by Andy & Evans. This dressy snapsuit for boys is absolutely genius and I’m only mad that I didn’t think of it myself. This shirt is business in the front, party in...

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Stylish boys’ wedding clothes – Reader Q&A

Any suggestions where I can find stylish outfits online for my 3 year and 1 year old boys to wear to an outdoor summer wedding? – question via Twitter Your sharp-dressed toddlers will look amazing in one of Appaman’s Fine Tailoring suits or separates. I love their cool modern cut that help prevent little guys from looking “swallowed up” in an oversized suit. For your young kids, I think this seersucker shorts and jacket suit is too adorable. With tons of fabrics to choose from, the funky handmade boys’ neckties from The Belle and the Beau (also shown at...

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Fly the friendly skies

It’s officially spring, hooray! And while I’ve got a slew of spring and summer play clothes ready for my son, I always find that scoring a cool dressier option to be a challenge. If you’re in the same boat as me, moms of boys, you’ll want to check out Muny. You don’t need to have a pilot for a husband like I do to be smitten with the boys’ airplane shirt which is available in three color schemes in sizes 1-4. The handblocked print is cute without being cutesy, and the super light, comfy cotton has enough structure to...

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Stylish boys’ clothes. No trucks.

I know you’ve heard that old complaint about how boring it is to dress a boy. I hear it all the time, and I think it’s nonsense.  Sure, I can’t dress my sons in adorable outfits that I wish I could steal for myself; let’s say we have different taste in clothes. But there are still plenty of options to allow them to develop their own sense of individual style, which may not necessarily involve trucks, motorcycles or hockey sticks. [see some gorgeous boys styles after the jump!] This is we’re such big fans of Bobinette round these parts:...

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Editors Best of 2011: The coolest boys clothes and accessories

We found so many cool boys’ clothes this year, it may be the first year we’ve given boys’ clothes their own category! Enjoy some of these awesome editors’ picks, putting to rest the notion that only girls get the good shopping. Red 21 Boys Kristen: If there’s a piece that juxtaposes classic lines with modern style, it’s this rockin’ skull jacket from Red 21 Boys (at top). I’m always impressed with the quality of their clothes, which means years not weeks of washes and wear. Black Kite kids’ shirts Kristen: In the sea of blue and white (or some...

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Jeffrey Sebelia serves up rockin threads for our little dudes

Dressing our little dudes up is no easy task. While it may be fairly easy to go preppy and sport the oxford shirt and khaki pants route, sometimes social events beckon for more rock and roll than country club. A new kids label from a Project Runway favorite has answered our call.  La Miniatura is the label of Jeffrey Sebelia, the designer with the rock band and the awesome neck tattoo who won Bravo’s Project Runway Season Three. Jeffrey’s also unforgettable for his style and wit, and now, his line of rad threads for boys, all throwbacks to the...

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Dressed to thrill

After the fun of dressing two little girls, I was pleasantly surprised to find that outfitting my baby boy was pretty darn fun too. So much for the myth that little boy clothes aren’t nearly as cute as little girl clothes. I do struggle in one area though: dressing up. Formal clothing for boys is a real mixed bag, and most of the button-down shirts I’ve found are downright boring. The handsome, modern button-down shirts for boys from Black Kite are my idea of the perfect dress up get-up for boys. Owner/designer Lindsay Mangat selects prints that have great...

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Shop Tea Collection today and support Japan.

Retail therapy is literally retail therapy when a portion of your purchase goes towards Japan’s Earthquake Relief. Today only, one of our favorite brands, Tea Collection, is donating 20% of all proceeds to Give2Asia for Japan Earthquake relief. Here are just a few of my favorite picks on their site right now. Tea Collection is certainly having a Spanish-y Art Nouveau moment this spring and I totally dig it. The vibe is earthy, artsy and romantic. I adore this Casa Nouveau Tea Dress (above) with a subtle Art Nouveau pattern The longer length makes it look dressy, but I...

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A button-down shirt for boys who are growing up

My baby boy is now six, hates to be called “baby boy” and is growing like a weed, as evidenced by his way-too-small spring shirts I unearthed from the back of his closet.  Let me count the ways I love Kate Emerson Designs’ Boys Snap Shirt for my own little man for spring. First, the retro pattern in shades of green could have appeared on one of my dad’s wide ties back in the day but looks totally mod even now. And unlike the 70’s polyester leanings, this shirt is 100% breathable, soft cotton. Phew. I also love the...

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Ferd gives boys a license to chill

Here comes Jimmy Bond. He rolls up on a black Big Wheel and requests his favorite drink: chocolate milk; shaken, not stirred. Aunts line up to pinch his cheeks. And I imagine him wearing this effortlessly cool striped shirt and tie combo from Ferd. And maybe some tiny little sunglasses. Fancy clothes for girls are easy to find, whether you’re looking online, at Target, or at your local exclusive boutique. But so often, the special event clothes for boys involve polyester vests stitched to rolled up trousers, which can be cute but isn’t very versatile. Ferd offers sharp but...

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Holiday plaid for Christmas and beyond

With my family spread out around the country, my husband, kids and I often spend the holidays alone, which means I don’t have the greatest excuse to buy my children fancy holiday-best clothes. So instead, I tend to look for festive clothes for the holidays that still work the other 364 days out of the year. Take the Holiday Plaid Shirt from one of our favorite special occasion boutiques, Velvet and Tweed. The bright red accents in the plaid pattern give a definite holiday-inspired look to this boys’ button-down, but the neutral brown and khaki undertones make this 100%...

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