The weather is finally changing here in SoCal, even though it had already started to turn across the country, and we are enjoying the cooler temps and breezes. It means that we are getting cooler mornings and cooler evenings and we will be wanting those light jackets to keep us comfortable in the early and late hours of the day. We love to layer in SoCal. We toss a long sleeved jacket or sweater on in the morning and by midday we shed it to enjoy the warm sun. It is nice to only need a light cover to stay comfortable through most of the fall.
This year I am loving the flannel shirt. So is my youngest, who really wants to be just like daddy, and pairs his flannels with his favorite t-shirt. I wanted to be sure to have plenty of lightweight layering shirts for this transitional season and I knew that The Boy’s Store always has what I need. Micros, American Vintage, and Hartstrings have some awesome flannels and plaids.
It may seem as if Fall weather is never coming our way, but maybe if we stock up on fun Fall clothing the weather will change. If you buy it, it will change. I mean it is worth a try. I love Fall clothing. The flannels, the jackets, the sweaters, and the boots. It screams comfort and simplicity to me. My kids love Fall just as much as I do and we spend a lot of time outdoors even in the cooler weather. I try to make sure they have plenty of warm comfortable clothes they can play in. Thank goodness for the Eland & American Vintage line. Their clothes are simple, warm, and casual. They are perfect for a Fall afternoon outdoors.
Boys Henley Waffle Weave Shirt by E-Land: This henley is made of waffle weave cotton. It is so comfortable it almost makes me wish I could wear my sons clothes. It is perfect for cooler weather and long days in the yard or walks to the playground.
Boys’ Motorcycle Shirt by American Vintage: My little guy loves motorcycles. He thinks that they are the coolest thing in the world and wants one already. That is a big no on the mom-dar for me, but at least he can have a fun shirt that shows off his love of two-wheels.
Boys’ Chino Pants by American Vintage: Camouflage pants are all the rage in our house. Grandpa loves them, and that means little man loves them. So we try to make sure to always have at least one pair on hand.
Boy’s Canvas Barn Jacket by Eland Kids: Daddy, Grandpa, and Papa all have their own Barn jackets, so of course little man needs one too. He just loves running around the yard with all his favorite men in his matching Barn Jacket.
Power Suit, evening dress, and comfort clothes, are all ways of describing the type of clothing you might wear. We all know that clothing options can change the way we feel about ourselves on any given day. Wear a powerful color can make you feel stronger. Wearing a specially tailored and cut suit can make you feel powerful and put together. Wearing sweatpants and a favorite old shirt can make you feel safe and protected. Clothes are important to adults. But did you ever stop to think that clothes are just as important to kids?
Protection: Clothing that provides physical safeguards to the body, preventing harm from climate and environment.
Identification: Establishing who someone is or what they do.
Modesty: Covering the body according to the code of decency established by society.
Status: One’s position or rank in comparison to others.
All of these reasons make sense for adults, of course, u they also make perfect sense for kids. As adults we tend to belittle kids a lot. We reason away their feelings, their fears, and their achievements all because they seem trivial to us. It doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things yet, so why should it matter to us? But their world is very real to them. It is not imaginary, it begins and ends everyday just as ours does, and it has real repercussions for them. Why wouldn’t we want to help them navigate through it with more ease?
Clothing seems like such a small part of who we are, but in reality it is one of the most constant parts of us. Our style may change over the years but it is one of the easiest ways to present ourselves to the world. it also is a lot like a suit of armor for us in many ways. Not only can it express who we are, but it can also protect us in moments when we need help, strength, or comfort. many adults claim to have a power suit, power dress, power shirt, or power color that they turn to when they need to deliver that presentation at work with confidence. Many of us have an outfit that can always bring a smile to our face and make us happy and ready to look on the bright side. These are all incredible things for clothes to do for an adult, so why wouldn’t it do the same for our kids?
One of the reasons The Boy’s Store was created was to harness the power of style in young boys. Stores often focus on style for girls, bringing them better clothing options, colors, cuts, and fabric. Boys are often forgotten in this department. Cargo pants, tshirts, sneakers, and a hoodie have become a tried and true uniform of sorts for boys all over the world. But is it enough? Bringing color in to the worlds of boys, texture, and diverse style options can give boys more confidence in their abilities. It can give them more of a chance to express who they are, what they are feeling, and what they are capable of. We strive to bring a multitude of style to boys and girls alike. After all, if we give them the tools our kids can change the world.