Fashion Kids

Rules for Dressing Boys

July 27, 2016

Rules for Dressing Boys (according to boys)

  1. If it has buttons, forget about it.
  2. Elastic waist band or tantrum – your pick.
  3. There are 2 categories of clothes: cool clothes and dress up clothes. If you want me to wear the latter, you better be stocked with lollipops.
  4. Ketchup does not discriminate against dress up clothes.
  5. Regarding the cool clothes, sports themes are a must. Bonus points if it has a number on the back.
  6. If it’s dirty and I want to wear it, don’t waste your time trying to convince me otherwise.
  7. When in doubt, if we MUST wear nice clothes, at least let us wear our choice of clothes underneath.nordstrom anniversary sale kids

So, yes, as you can see, there is a discrepancy in how I thought I would dress my kids and how my kids actually dress. Here’s a hint: I don’t dress my kids. They dress themselves. In honor of “it-is-what-it-is-mentality” and the fact that all of these new arrivals are currently a part of the #NSALE, I present to you the following:

What my kids actually wear…

and how I would dress my kid if it were up to me (which clearly it is not)…

Not to fear, there are a few things we can all agree on….

(we LOVE the brand Tucker + Tate – super soft line and great price point)

And for the one kid who doesn’t give me attitude (yet)… picks for the baby…

Anyway, all of these items are on super discounted sale as part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Forward this to the grandmoms, buy it now and put it away for Christmas or days when you ask your kids to pick up your clothes and they actually listen. Do whatcha gotta do.

Oh, and, because it’s always fun to look, if I had a little girl, this is how she would dress. And she wouldn’t argue with me, right?

Shop the entire girls sale here.

Oh, and no matter how you dress your kids, may the force be with you.



P.S. If you missed my #nsale posts for women you can find them HERE and HERE!


  • Lars
    July 27, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I bought the hot dog shirt for my son! And complete #truth on the dressing rules.

  • Tara
    July 27, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    SOCKS: I need to learn more about what are the appropriate and desired socks for the specific games that boys play in school, i.e. rugby, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, etc. need to get birthday presents and I hear they are particular about the brand they want to wear. Tx!

  • Erin
    October 12, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Please do this same thing for girls!

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