5 Back to School Outfits for Boys

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I know I tend to be a little bit of a know it all. And I’m working on it. I promise. It’s just that I know so many random things about so many random things. But there are a few things I know absolutely nothing about.

I hope that didn’t come as too much of a shock.

For one thing, I am a completely lopsided girly girl, the kind that really and truly knows nothing about things like cars and tools and sports. It’s so bad, in fact, that the only time my husband has ever strongly discouraged me from speaking is when the topic turns to sports. He gets all embarrassed by my witty repartee. (Now that’s a phrase that’s not used nearly enough!)

We were at a sporting event once, and I innocently remarked that the players’ costumes were boring. Even though my statement was completely correct (learn to accessorize, sporty guys!), Kevin was mortified.

This is not meant to discredit the following back to school outfits for boys. It is just to remind you of who you’re dealing with. I know that boys like to wear cargo shorts and holey t-shirts and old Nikes, but I figure they have plenty of those already. Plenty.

These are the alternatives. These are seriously cute, and just a small step up from the everyday. (I skipped blazers, ties, and hats, for example. Because I wanted you to keep reading.) So here they are: 5 slightly special back to school outfits for boys.

1. Chasing Fireflies

Collegiate cardigan, $56, personalized "Lucky Duck" henley, $38, Skinny twill pants, $48, and saddle shoes, $60, Chasing-Fireflies.com

Collegiate cardigan, $56, personalized “Lucky Duck” henley, $38, Skinny twill pants, $48, and saddle shoes, $60, Chasing-Fireflies.com

2. Brooks Brothers

Stripe cardigan, $89.50, washed chinos, $59.50, and suede Chukka boots, $72.95, Brooks Brothers

Stripe cardigan, $89.50, washed chinos, $59.50, and suede Chukka boots, $72.95, Brooks Brothers

3. Tea Collection

Colorblock pocket tee, $22.50, French terry moto pants, $35, chambray shirt, $39, and Umi "Mica" boots, $69.95, TeaCollection.com

Colorblock pocket tee, $22.50, French terry moto pants, $35, chambray shirt, $39, and Umi “Mica” boots, $69.95, TeaCollection.com

4. Ralph Lauren

Fair Isle fleece hoodie, $95, striped cotton oxford shirt, $59.50, mended cotton chino pant, $95, and Dart II sneaker, $48, RalphLauren.com

Fair Isle fleece hoodie, $95, striped cotton oxford shirt, $59.50, mended cotton chino pant, $95, and Dart II sneaker, $48, RalphLauren.com

5. Uniqlo

Pocketable red parket, $34.90, Where's Wally tee, $7.90, chinos, $24.90, all at Uniqlo.com. Desert boots, $26, Old Navy.

Pocketable red parket, $34.90, Where’s Wally tee, $7.90, chinos, $24.90, all at Uniqlo.com. Desert boots, $26, Old Navy.

So there they are – a girly girl’s guide to dressing boys (ooh – might have to do a post on that!). They range from classic to casual and hip, and include splurges and steals. And now the true test. Which would your son wear?

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