What He'll Need for the Look
Vintage inspired graphic tees are everywhere right now so you should have no trouble finding ones your boy likes. Tees featuring tattoo inspired graphics or vintage rock concert reproductions are the most in-demand boys' tees this year. Other popular vintage inspired tees sport graphic images advertising real or imagined products, rock inspired images or brand logos. Some tees have a pre-worn look to them, while other employ 70s and 80s retro colors and designs.
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As an additional layering piece to a hoody or on its own, a button-up shirt looks great over a tee. Leave the shirt open and untucked for a super-casual look. For added interest, pair a patterned button-up shirt with a graphic tee. This year's biggest patterns for boys will be plaids and striped prints.
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Choose jeans that have a roomy fit, but are not overly baggy or sloppy. This year, dark rinses, faded jeans and alternative washes such as light grey and faded black are hugely popular. Look for a pair that has some wiskering or other subtle details. Premium designer jeans are an excellent choice for The Casual Cook Look, shop for brands like Diesel, 7forallmankind or True Religion. If your kids loves the look and fit of premium denim, but your wallet doesn't agree, check out Gap's amazing line of 1969 Premium Denim.
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Choose casual, retro inspired footwear for The Casual Cool Look. Look for skater athletic shoes, Chuck Taylor All Star Converses, Slip-on athletic shoes or Vans Classic Slip-ons. For an edgy look, choose a pair of shoes with a crazy print. Or funk it up and choose a cool pair of boots.
Buy Direct: Lakai Kids Encino Sneakers at zappos.com.