The ABC’s of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

July 31, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

This post is sponsored by Target.

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

This summer has flown right by us this year. In less than four weeks all of my boys will be headed back to school and it’s never too early to get ready when you have five kids. We’ve already begun getting organized and have a plan to get things done but there are still a few things we need to wrap up and for that we plan on heading to our local Target. I’m already there on a weekly basis running around with a cup of coffee in hand but when back to school season kicks in, all of my boys want to join in on my Target run and I love it!

Robert is going into 5th grade and right now it’s all about having his say in what he wears, what supplies he uses and how cool everything looks. For this I count on Target who makes back-to-school shopping easy and fun for me and my boys. Check out some of our favorite back-to-school items to ensure a cool new start to school.

Licensed characters are a back-to-school must-have for any kid! Robert is a diehard Avengers fan so this year we’ll be snagging all of his favorite items like the Avengers backpack and lunchbox (of course Target also has a huge variety of Star Wars, Frozen and Minions gear to choose from).

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

Abcs of looking cool for back to school

I try to teach my kids how to style themselves as soon as they know how to dress themselves, but to make their back-to-school selection easier I buy them lots of pieces they can mix and match. Lots of solid color tees that match with anything, button ups for layering and to help transition out of summer shorts I plan on buying Target’s new reinvented stretchy jeans that are now more comfy with a worn in feel. This helps them develop their own sense of style without having to get involved too much.

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

Back-to-school lists are pretty standard: They request a dozen or more notebooks, pens, paper, crayons etc. To make the supplies have a more personal feel, we choose supplies with flair! Look for patterns and colors that pop like a striped notebook and supplies with bright colors.

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

Another thing we do each year is buy a brand new pack of permanent markers and I let the kids go nuts and personalize their stuff with initials and doodles they draw. The idea is to bring a sense of creativity to their back-to-school basics and make it more exciting.

The ABC's of Looking Cool for Back-To-School

 

This year Target has made it a little easier to do just that with the school list assist – an online destination built specifically to help you find the exact supplies you need and you can then either pick it up at the store (my favorite method) or have it shipped right to your door. It doesn’t get any simpler than that!

What are some of your kids’ must-haves for back-to-school?

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How to Transition Summer Pieces into Fall

July 24, 2015 by  
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Last week we focused on transitioning mens clothes from to summer to fall and now it’s the ladies turn! Check out how to take any of your warm weather favorites and wear them effortlessly right into fall.

Check out How to Transition Summer Pieces into Fall

by Jasmine Espinal at Mode

Fall Florals For Men

July 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Boys on the Side

A little floral accessory inspiration for Fall and links to shop our favorites.

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Socks: No Show Floral SocksTed Baker Floral SocksFloral Camo Socks

Ties: Paul Smith Floral Pattern | Silk Floral Tie

Pocket Round : Alexander Olch Pocket Round

Hats: Floral Baseball Cap | Floral Bucket Hat

Wallet: Bifold Floral WalletFloral Wallet

 

 

 

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Five Ways To Transition Your Summer Pieces Into Fall

July 15, 2015 by  
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We may be smack in the middle of summer but that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared for Fall. Fall is one of my favorites seasons, the chilly weather allows for lots of layering and the ability to mix in your summer pieces. Below are five must haves to help make the transition easier.

To transition you favorite summer tees try a cardigan!

Five Ways To Transition Your Summer Pieces Into Fall

Rag & Bone Cardigan | Ralph Lauren Cardigan | Shawl Collar Cardigan

Looking to add some layers? Try a vest!

Five Ways To Transition Your Summer Pieces Into Fall

Sporty Vest | Puffy Vest

Ditch your summer footwear and still keep the look light with slip ons. You’ll still have the laid back feel but you have the options of adding socks.

Five Ways To Transition Your Summer Pieces Into Fall

Leather Slip Ons |  Suede Slip Ons

Toss the baseball cap you’ve been wearing all summer and try a fedora!

Five Ways To Transition Your Summer Pieces Into Fall

Fedora | Herringbone Fedora |

Add warm colored trousers to your wardrobe and pair them with your summer prints.

Five Ways To Transition Your Summer Pieces Into Fall

Burgundy slim fit chinos |

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