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Looking for cute clothes for little boys? Here are my favorite shops to buy clothes for my three boys.

Baby Clothing:

  • I love putting my babies in ROMPERS. Rad Revolution Kids has some of the best, with fun prints and easy slip on styles.
  • OLD NAVY has tons of good onesies for babies too – super neutral prints, and soft, long sleeve and short sleeve options that keep them cozy.
  • we got a few pieces from CHILDHOODS CLOTHING when my boys were super little and the quality is so good. The pieces we got were so soft, so comfy, and really well made. They have cute rompers, shorts, hoodies, and more.
  • For PAJAMAS for my babies, I buy a lot of CARTER’S. They have the warm, fleece styles in for the winter, and the lighter weight cotton for the summer. I’ve bought them for years and they’ve held up through all three of my boys.
  • I’m obsessed with ADEN AND ANAIS pieces because they’re modern and simple. They have amazing swaddle blankets too, but their clothing (although limited) is sweet and simple, lightweight, and super cozy. I love this little footie onesie that we got for Sanny.
  • One last favorite is H&M. They have cute mix and match kinds of pieces that are super affordable.

Play and Casual Clothing for Toddlers to Little Boys:

Dressy Clothing for boys

  • We attend church every Sunday where we dress up in our “Sunday Best.” I discovered APPAMAN SUITS a few years ago, and instantly fell in love with them. They’re perfectly tailored, LITTLE BOY SUITS. They range from size 2T to size 10, and the quality is unmatched.
  • We first had these NAVY SUITS for the big boys, and then got the GRAY LINEN suits for all three of them. You can see all of them wearing these amazing suits here.
  • My boys have literally worn them every single Sunday for years, and we’ve handed them down, and they’re still in nearly perfect condition. Even with regular wear and on sometimes crazy little boys! Also, the navy ones we got were machine washable, so I washed them regularly. However, the linen ones are dry clean only, which I didn’t realize until I got them. But then my kids unknowingly put them in the hamper, my husband did the laundry, and they all went through the wash. They didn’t shrink at all, and just needed a good pressing when they got out. Phew! Now i know I can wash them occasionally instead of dry cleaning only (cause no one has time to dry clean their kids clothes)!
  • If you’re looking for less expensive options, APPAMAN SUITS ARE ON SALE HERE pretty often!
  • For white shirts under their suits on Sunday, we use THESE POLOS. They’re lightweight, super comfy, and come out of the dryer with no wrinkles!
  • If you’re looking for not-quite-so-dressy outfits for your boys, I shared some more CASUAL DRESSY LOOKS HERE.
  • My favorite places for TIES for the boys is BOON TIES. They have cute matching ones for dads and boys and toddlers.
  • For dress shoes, I shared a big roundup of good DRESS SHOES FOR BOYS right here.3

Shoes:

  • My number one place to get everyday/school/play shoes for my boys is RACK ROOM SHOES. They have basically all the brands that my boys love to wear – Nike, Adidas, Vans, and more, but for really good prices, and they often have BOGO details going on.
  • My very favorite pair my kids had when they were little were the NIKE’S WITH VELCRO CLOSURE.  They’re soft, comfy, supportive, and so easy to slip on by themselves.
  • For DRESS SHOES, we get them mostly at Rack Room Shoes.
  • For the summer, if you’re looking for something more durable than flip flops, we love NATIVE SHOES. They’re soft, comfortable, breathable, and super cute. They have a similar feel to crocs, but I think they’re way cuter. They come in a ton of cute colors for boys and girls!
  • Shoes for babies can be really tricky, cause everything falls off. But we’ve found that FRESHLY PICKED MOCCASINS are by far the best moccs out there and actually stay on all day long. I got a pair of CRIB MOCCS (newborn size) for Sanny when he was born and they were the only shoes he wore for months. And then they’re basically the only shoes I put on my babies until they’re about one and a half. They’re pricey, but I’ve tried other moccs and the faux leather peels off, and the shoes aren’t soft and pliable. Skip the dupes and get the real deal.

Did I miss anything? Leave me a comment!

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The Best Places to find Cute Clothes for Boys

the best baby boy clothing

Looking for cute clothes for boys? Here are my favorite shops to buy clothes for my three boys.

Baby Clothing:

  • I love putting my babies in ROMPERS. Rad Revolution Kids has some of the best, with fun prints and easy slip on styles.
  • OLD NAVY has tons of good onesies for babies too – super neutral prints, and soft, long sleeve and short sleeve options that keep them cozy.
  • we got a few pieces from CHILDHOODS CLOTHING when my boys were super little and the quality is so good. The pieces we got were so soft, so comfy, and really well made. They have cute rompers, shorts, hoodies, and more.
  • For PAJAMAS for my babies, I buy a lot of CARTER’S. They have the warm, fleece styles in for the winter, and the lighter weight cotton for the summer. I’ve bought them for years and they’ve held up through all three of my boys.
  • I’m obsessed with ADEN AND ANAIS pieces because they’re modern and simple. They have amazing swaddle blankets too, but their clothing (although limited) is sweet and simple, lightweight, and super cozy. I love this little footie onesie that we got for Sanny.
  • One last favorite is H&M. They have cute mix and match kinds of pieces that are super affordable.
mom of boys

Play and Casual Clothing for Toddlers to Little Boys:

the best swimsuits for little boys

Swimsuits:

  • When we lived at the beach for four years, we went through a lot of swimsuits and I became really aware of which swimsuits for my kids were better than others. COTTON ON KIDS SWIMSUITS and HANNA ANDERSSON are the best quality! I also love these LITTLE FISH APPAREL euro style swimsuits…Sanny wears these and they’re cutest little tiny shorts.
  • For SANDALS, we always go with the inexpensive OLD NAVY ones. I love that the TODDLER ONES have a heel strap so they’re easy to keep on!
dress shoes for boys

Dressy Clothing for boys

  • We attend church every Sunday where we dress up in our “Sunday Best.” I discovered APPAMAN SUITS a few years ago, and instantly fell in love with them. They’re perfectly tailored, LITTLE BOY SUITS. They range from size 2T to size 10, and the quality is unmatched.
  • We first had these NAVY SUITS for the big boys, and then got the GRAY LINEN suits for all three of them. You can see all of them wearing these amazing suits here.
  • My boys have literally worn them every single Sunday for years, and we’ve handed them down, and they’re still in nearly perfect condition. Even with regular wear and on sometimes crazy little boys! Also, the navy ones we got were machine washable, so I washed them regularly. However, the linen ones are dry clean only, which I didn’t realize until I got them. But then my kids unknowingly put them in the hamper, my husband did the laundry, and they all went through the wash. They didn’t shrink at all, and just needed a good pressing when they got out. Phew! Now i know I can wash them occasionally instead of dry cleaning only (cause no one has time to dry clean their kids clothes)!
  • If you’re looking for less expensive options, APPAMAN SUITS ARE ON SALE HERE pretty often!
  • For white shirts under their suits on Sunday, we use THESE POLOS. They’re lightweight, super comfy, and come out of the dryer with no wrinkles!
  • If you’re looking for not-quite-so-dressy outfits for your boys, I shared some more CASUAL DRESSY LOOKS HERE.
  • My favorite places for TIES for the boys is BOON TIES. They have cute matching ones for dads and boys and toddlers.
  • For dress shoes, I shared a big roundup of good DRESS SHOES FOR BOYS right here.3
planning our summer

Shoes:

  • My number one place to get everyday/school/play shoes for my boys is RACK ROOM SHOES. They have basically all the brands that my boys love to wear – Nike, Adidas, Vans, and more, but for really good prices, and they often have BOGO details going on.
  • My very favorite pair my kids had when they were little were the NIKE’S WITH VELCRO CLOSURE.  They’re soft, comfy, supportive, and so easy to slip on by themselves.
  • For DRESS SHOES, we get them mostly at Rack Room Shoes.
  • For the summer, if you’re looking for something more durable than flip flops, we love NATIVE SHOES. They’re soft, comfortable, breathable, and super cute. They have a similar feel to crocs, but I think they’re way cuter. They come in a ton of cute colors for boys and girls!
  • Shoes for babies can be really tricky, cause everything falls off. But we’ve found that FRESHLY PICKED MOCCASINS are by far the best moccs out there and actually stay on all day long. I got a pair of CRIB MOCCS (newborn size) for Sanny when he was born and they were the only shoes he wore for months. And then they’re basically the only shoes I put on my babies until they’re about one and a half. They’re pricey, but I’ve tried other moccs and the faux leather peels off, and the shoes aren’t soft and pliable. Skip the dupes and get the real deal.

 

Did I miss anything? Leave me a comment!

 

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19 Comments

  1. Katie says:

    Your red striped tee in the swimsuit photo! Where is it from?

  2. Ashley Baxter says:

    Great post! Thanks for sharing your resources. I’ve found outfitting a big boy to be a littLe more challenging. Now that auggie is in a size 6, a lot of boy’s clothing is athletic or has a crazy graphic.

    • Merrick says:

      YES! the older they get the harder it becomes. So frustrating. Everything is sports or graphic or not great quality. Struggles!

  3. Lindsey says:

    Merrick, you’re so cute! I love you! I love how modestly you dress!

  4. Garley says:

    Thanks for posting this! I have three BOYS,too,(4,7,9 years) and I completely agree with you about the appaman suits. They are the best and I love ther modern tailoring!
    I hate graphic tees as well but they somehow make their way into our closets (gifts?). All my kids wear uniforms on weekdays and on occasional “free- dress” DAYS they pick their own clothes and those darn graphic tees seem to resurface.
    Lastly, thanks for the info on the Rack Room shoes! Nordstrom used to be my GO-to for their Ecco shoes but they’ve been d/c’ed. I often find myself scrambling around Christmas time when there’s a school performance and then realize that they’ve grown out of their last pair of dress shoes.
    Anyway, thanks again! So helpful and I was Super excited and pleased with the info you provided!

  5. meghan says:

    Love this post! The navy blue Appaman suit on Zappos that you linked says “Dry clean only” in the info section. But, you say you washed and dried them just fine?? I’m also looking for my soon-to-be-8 son and I just can’t find something that is good quality and Machine washable.

    • Merrick says:

      Oh shoot — the Navy blue ones they wore must have been slightly different. To be honest, I think you can machine wash all of them (since I machine washed the dry clean only ones too). Check Appaman.com — I know they sell some that are exclusively machine wash!

      • Meghan says:

        So, I contacted Appaman directly, and they said that the navy blue, gray, and black suits are part of their permanent collection and ARE machine washable, yay! The suit itself would have the best information, but also their website is more accurate. Zappos for some reason only says dry clean. Anyways, thought I’d share! Totally snagging one for my son’s baptism this summer!

    • Meghan says:

      Also, sorry one more thing… Do you find that they run true to size? My son is a size 8 right now, but I’m thinking of getting the 10 according to their sizing chart… and the fact that my son grows like a weed and is tall.

      • Merrick says:

        Ah, good to hear! The sizing is definitely slim – I’d size up and then he can wear it for a few years!

  6. Claire says:

    I love this. boys are SO hard on clothes. I have found that old navy’s shirts get mis shapen after about 10 wears so i eneded up going back to gap (not gap outlet….those are even worse than ON’s) shirts for quality. Also Hannah Andersson rompers and jammies are the best! Yay for boy moms. Also I am glad I am not the only mom that isn’t picky about obnoxious graphic shirts…. haha!

  7. Victoria Gaffney says:

    Ok silly question…i got my son the murphy swim shorts at coTton on kIds. Theyre unlined. Am i supposed to have him wear something underneath?! #firsttimEboymom

    • Merrick says:

      Oh, my boys ALWAYS wear a pair of undies under their swim shorts so I literally never think about the fact that some have the mesh and some don’t. Just toss on a pair of undies and he’ll be good 😉

  8. Jennifer Jensen says:

    Thank you so much For PUTTING all this INFORMATION together! I have 3 littLe boys and have been STRUGGLING to figure out tHe best places to buy CLOTHES for them. With SCHOOL STARTING soon i will be using this Post often. Yay! Thanks AGAIN!

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    Wow That’s a lot of tips. Thanks for wrangling them all!

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