Back-to-School Fashion Trends and Shoes for Boys

As your young man gets ready to head back to school, you will need to think about his wardrobe. It is likely that last year’s clothes have either been worn out or outgrown. Luckily, back-to-school shopping is a treat when you have a son. There are so many stylish clothes that make this an enjoyable time to shop. Here are a few of this season’s must-haves.

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Bright Colors

Parents will be thankful to know that all their son’s bright clothing from the summer can be converted into fall wear. From t-shirts in bold colors to shoes with spunk, these will all still be wearable when school is back. Grab a few pairs of fall items such as red jeans or a royal blue denim jacket to make any otherwise neutral outfit pop.

Under Armour Boys' UA Iso-Chill Element LS Top Bolt Orange / Elemental XLUnder Armour Boys’ UA Iso-Chill Element LS Top Bolt Orange / Elemental XLThe North Face Boys Glacier 1/4 Zip Krypton Green LThe North Face Boys Glacier 1/4 Zip Krypton Green LNike Youth Embroidered Swoosh Logo Red/Black Snap Back Cap Baseball Hat Sz: 4/7Nike Youth Embroidered Swoosh Logo Red/Black Snap Back Cap Baseball Hat Sz: 4/7ASICS Unisex-Kids Gel-Contend 4 GS Running-Shoes, Directoire Blue/Green/Safety Yellow, 2 Medium US Big KidASICS Unisex-Kids Gel-Contend 4 GS Running-Shoes, Directoire Blue/Green/Safety Yellow, 2 Medium US Big KidFlame Over the Calf Socks (Black/Red/Gold, Large)Flame Over the Calf Socks (Black/Red/Gold, Large)Under Armour Big Boys UA Storm Armour Fleece Woven Hoodie (Medium, High-Vis Yellow/Graphite)Under Armour Big Boys UA Storm Armour Fleece Woven Hoodie (Medium, High-Vis Yellow/Graphite)

Vests

Vests are a great look for boys, both young and old. They can be worn with a dressy shirt and tie or bowtie, as well as a patterned t-shirt in any color. Every young man should have at least two vests to choose from. You can buy one in a t-shirt material in a solid color, and another fancier material that is more suitable for dressing up.

Calvin Klein Big Boys' Tick Weave Vest, Light Grey, MEDCalvin Klein Big Boys’ Tick Weave Vest, Light Grey, MEDCalvin Klein Big Boys' Sharkskin Blue Deco Vest, Light Grey, MediumCalvin Klein Big Boys’ Sharkskin Blue Deco Vest, Light Grey, MediumCalvin Klein Big Boys Twist On Twist Vest, Black, LargeCalvin Klein Big Boys Twist On Twist Vest, Black, Large

J.Korn Boys Cotton Blend Easy Care Long Sleeve Size 8-20 Dress Shirt FSB12 (14, Royal Blue Plaid)J.Korn Boys Cotton Blend Easy Care Long Sleeve Size 8-20 Dress Shirt FSB12 (14, Royal Blue Plaid)Izod Kids Big Boys' Two Tone Gingham Shirt, Blue, SmallIzod Kids Big Boys’ Two Tone Gingham Shirt, Blue, SmallGioberti Big Boys Plaid Short Sleeve Shirt, Turquoise / Off White, Size 8Gioberti Big Boys Plaid Short Sleeve Shirt, Turquoise / Off White, Size 8

 

 

 

Slim Fit and Straight Leg Jeans With Stretch

His favorite comfy staple is now even more comfortable thanks to the addition of a bit of stretch. Spandex not only makes the garment last longer, it will help him get his groove on while playing, running, jumping, climbing, sitting, and walking to school. Value for you, more fun for your kid. Jeans right now are more fitted, making for a neater look–a sure mom pleaser if ever I saw one.

Levi's Big Boys' 511 Slim Fit Performance Jeans, Evans Blue, 14 RegularLevi’s Big Boys’ 511 Slim Fit Performance Jeans, Evans Blue, 14 RegularLevi's Big Boys' 511 Slim Fit Adventure Pants, Smoked Pearl, 14Levi’s Big Boys’ 511 Slim Fit Adventure Pants, Smoked Pearl, 14Boy's Blue Skinny Fit Ripped Destroyed Distressed Stretch Slim Denim Jeans PantsBoy’s Blue Skinny Fit Ripped Destroyed Distressed Stretch Slim Denim Jeans PantsBoy's Blue Skinny Fit Stretch Slim Elastic Waist Denim Jeans Pants for KidsBoy’s Blue Skinny Fit Stretch Slim Elastic Waist Denim Jeans Pants for KidsWrangler Boys' Husky Boys' Premium Straight Fit Jean, Authentic Rock, 16 HuskyWrangler Boys’ Husky Boys’ Premium Straight Fit Jean, Authentic Rock, 16 HuskyLee Boys' Sport X-Treme Comfort Slim Jeans, Original Khaki, 16 RegularLee Boys’ Sport X-Treme Comfort Slim Jeans, Original Khaki, 16 Regular

 

Anything Star Wars

The past year has been filled with anything and everything to do with Star Wars. The fall will see this trend continue, and your son will be likely to want at least one Star Wars item in his wardrobe, if he doesn’t have one already. T-shirts are not the only Star Wars licensed item available, and you can buy your son everything from hats to socks in his favorite movie character. And because I’m a Star Wars nerd, I just have to say it…May the socks be with you! (hey, are you giving me the stink eye??)

Star Wars the Force Awakens 16 Inch Backpack with Detachable Lunch KitStar Wars the Force Awakens 16 Inch Backpack with Detachable Lunch KitStar Wars Boys T-Shirt Darth Vader Build Better Death Star Ages 7-14 (Large)Star Wars Boys T-Shirt Darth Vader Build Better Death Star Ages 7-14 (Large)Star Wars Rebel Alliance Logo Snapback Adjustable Hats One Size--BlackStar Wars Rebel Alliance Logo Snapback Adjustable Hats One Size–BlackStar Wars Boys 3 pack Socks (6-8 (Shoe: 10-4), Grey/Multi Crew)Star Wars Boys 3 pack Socks (6-8 (Shoe: 10-4), Grey/Multi Crew)Star Wars The Force Awakens Big Boys Kylo Ren Costume Hoodie (L (10/12))Star Wars The Force Awakens Big Boys Kylo Ren Costume Hoodie (L (10/12))Star Wars Boys' Disney Chew Bacca 3d Plush Furry Arms and Legs 16Star Wars Boys’ Disney Chew Bacca 3d Plush Furry Arms and Legs 16

 

 

Layering

Layering is a great fall trend that consistently comes back into style year after year. When the days can go from warm to cold within a short period of time, it is important for your son to have enough layers to adjust his temperature. This is also a great way to get more mileage out of your son’s summer clothing. Simply pull on a sweater over his current outfit and have him wear pants instead of shorts, and he is set for the slowly lowering temperatures.

Under Armour Boys' ColdGear Infrared Performance Fleece Jacket, High-Vis Yellow/Graphite, Youth X-LargeUnder Armour Boys’ ColdGear Infrared Performance Fleece Jacket, High-Vis Yellow/Graphite, Youth X-LargeBoys Fleece Vest Navy/Orange 38-40in Chest Length 25 Boys' 14-16Boys Fleece Vest Navy/Orange 38-40in Chest Length 25 Boys’ 14-16Fruit of the Loom Big Boys' White Crew Tee , White, Medium (Pack of 5)Fruit of the Loom Big Boys’ White Crew Tee , White, Medium (Pack of 5)LAT Apparel Youth 100% Cotton Fine Jersey Long Sleeve Tee [Large] Light Blue T-ShirtLAT Apparel Youth 100% Cotton Fine Jersey Long Sleeve Tee [Large] Light Blue T-ShirtUnder Armour Boys' HeatGear Armour Long Sleeve Fitted Shirt, Red/Black, Youth X-LargeUnder Armour Boys’ HeatGear Armour Long Sleeve Fitted Shirt, Red/Black, Youth X-LargePUMA Boys' Big Cat Hoodie (Little Kid/Big Kid), Fire Orange, X-LargePUMA Boys’ Big Cat Hoodie (Little Kid/Big Kid), Fire Orange, X-Large

 

Shoes with No Socks                              

Your son will no doubt be happy to know that wearing bare feet in shoes is currently a “thing.” Before it gets too cold, let him wear his shoes without socks as often as he wishes. From dressier shoes such as loafers all the way to more casual runners, bare feet are in style. To keep his feet warm (and non-stinky), try no-show socks such as these:

adidas Youth Cushioned 6pk No Show Sock, Black/Graphite/Shock Blue/Green/Solar Orange, 13C-4Yadidas Youth Cushioned 6pk No Show Sock, Black/Graphite/Shock Blue/Green/Solar Orange, 13C-4YHanes Big Boys' Classics No Show Socks, White, 9-11 (Pack of 12)Hanes Big Boys’ Classics No Show Socks, White, 9-11 (Pack of 12)

 

Send your son back to school looking great. There are many nice clothing pieces for boys that will keep both you and your son happy. With both comfort and style in mind, this fall is a great time to be a fashionable young man heading back to school.

What are your son’s favorite pieces for back to school this year? What is his first day back outfit? Is he excited or is this just another “meh” day? Tell us all about it in the comments below!