I really enjoy shopping for clothes for my girls. My favorite clothes to shop for: back to school. I wore a school uniform from kindergarten until I got to college, and always envied the kids who picked out a full wardrobe of fun fall clothes, while I was stuck in a plaid jumper and white shirt. In high school I even had uniform shoes. Now that both Maggie and Alex are both preparing for a year of preschool, it’s time to shop for some great back to school clothes!
We’ve gotten catalogs galore the past few weeks, and none of the styles have been nearly as fun as those we saw in our Boden catalog. I always love shopping the Mini Boden line for my kids because I know they are high quality clothes that will hold up to lots of playing outdoors, washing and even passing on to younger siblings. Maggie and Alex enjoyed the catalog because: “look mom these dresses and skirts have animals on them”!
This is the 2nd year we are doing majority of our back to school clothes shopping from Boden and here are my top recommendations for girls:
The tights: The Boden tights are made to last! There are adorable designs with animals on the knees this season. The cable tights are the warmest tights i’ve found for kids. They are thicker than leggings and if you have a little girl that refuses pants (even when it’s below freezing) these are the perfect compromise.
Tea Dress: The Mini Boden Tea Dresses were our favorite dress style last fall. They are so pretty and as my girls say “are great for twirling”. Maggie was not too happy that she grew out of last year’s bird tea dress and had to pass it along to her little sister, but was thrilled when she saw her new tea dress that was bright pink!
Corduroy Skirts and Jumpers: Corduroy always reminds me of back to school and Boden has plenty of it for kids. Their corduroy jumpers and skirts come in bright colors, many with animals on them.
Sweaters: The Mini Boden sweaters for girls are sweet, feminine and come in great colors, but they are also very warm. We love the cable sweaters this fall!
Boots: The boots from Mini Boden are the best girls’ boots we’ve gotten. The side zipper makes them easy to get on and the sherpa lining makes them very warm.
Last but not least, our favorite thing about heading back to school in Boden clothes this fall: the animals! Maggie and Alex are animal lovers. If it were up to them, they’s wear animal costumes to school (you’ve probably seen some of our animal costumes on Instagram). While they won’t be dressed AS animals every school day, they are pretty excited to have a number of animals on their clothes this fall. We’ve found bird leggings, fox tights and hats, bunny jumpers and even a pink dress with dogs all over it. The girls are excited about the animals and I am too. The fun prints remind me of how much my kids love the outdoors, running around and just “being little kids”.
Now it’s time for the boys!
Aiden is heading to kindergarten in less than three weeks. Tears are forming already, trust me, this is a sensitive time for this mama! This year, while I’m shopping for Aiden’s back to school clothes, I am looking for clothes not only to be stylish and fun, but also timeless pieces built to last. I not only think that with his petite size that he will be wearing some of these clothes for a couple years, but once he has outgrown these clothes, they will be passed on to his little brother. I have been super impressed with our clothes from Mini Boden that we own already & when I saw their Back to School catalog, I knew that this was a great place to shop and pick out some fun essentials for this season.
Andrew, my precious middle child, is attending preschool three mornings a week this year. That’s one more half-day more than last year & I am going to be really lost with both of my boys away from home (but don’t worry as I will still be chasing after wild little sister, Abby!). Since Andrew receives mostly hand-me-downs from his older brother, I look for a few new “fun” pieces to add to his back to school wardrobe that are truly special to him. Mini Boden is the perfect place to find unique prints that fit your child’s personality!
So after browsing some of the amazing Back to School collection from Boden, I’m sharing some of my top recommendations for boys:
Graphic shirts: Their graphic shirts come in fun prints that kids will love. Aiden, my animal lover, loves his ferocious lion shirt with the fun orange striped sleeves. Andrew is my planes, traines, & automobiles boy so when I saw this retro planes graphic tee, I knew this is one that would become an instant favorite in his closet this fall. These shirts are super comfortable and durable, perfect for little boys’ rough and tough daily play!
Another one of my favorite tops for boys is the laundered shirt. These are perfect as a stand-alone shirt or layered over a tee or under a sweater. We love to have a few of these in fun prints for the winter months. My son loves to pretend to go to work with his shirts just like Daddy!
Jeans: One thing that boys need are some durable jeans. Lots of wear & lots of play. Thankfully, Boden has created stylish jeans to last. These classic slim fit jeans are perfect for my petite boy with the adjustable elastic waistband allowing me to bring it in to fit. We went with the classic denim to kick off the fall, but I also love some of the bright color options!
Corduroy Pants: These pants are awesome. Truly awesome (like I need these in every color!). My younger son isn’t much a fan of stiff pants, such as jeans or khakis, but these are the perfect “dressier” pants for him because they are super soft & have an elastic waist, giving him the comfort and feel of sweatpants! I have a feeling that these corduroy pants will be a huge hit this winter & if only they could make them in adult size for women…
Hoodies: We love sweatshirts & hoodies for fall time. I was looking for a hoodie that is super warm & soft that will last until it gets super cold because my boys aren’t huge coat fans so the longer we can stay in jackets the better. Well, I am excited to find this Sherpa Hoodie and it is perfect. Super soft, super warm, durable, and has a hood. The perfect fall hoodie!
Sneakers: Every boy needs sneakers & why not add a little fun into their daily life with these bright orange high tops! They are super stylish & love that they are Velcro so the boys can put them on and take them off themselves.
We hope you take some time to browse the awesome Back to School collection from Boden. For our readers, we are excited to share an awesome coupon code: CHRP that will give you 15% off & FREE SHIPPING. Plus, we are super excited to kick off an awesome giveaway from Boden where one lucky winner will receive a $250 gift card! All you have to do is enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post! We’re excited to host this giveaway with 9 other awesome blogs! Be sure to visit their sites to see the great Mini Boden Back to School outfits they put together for their children. By visiting all of the blogs, you’ll have a chance to see over 25 ways to style the adorable clothes Boden has this season.
Back to School With Boden Blogs: The Chirping Moms, A Mommy In The City, Blue Eyed Bride, Style Smaller, House of Rose, Your Modern Family, The Vanilla Tulip, The Little Style File, Bon Bon Rose Girls and I Love You More Than Carrots.