Toddler Boy Spring Purchases

I’ve decided that spring/summer shopping for a toddler boy is way more fun than shopping for a baby.  Clothes just look so much cuter when they are upright and moving around.  I had fun dressing Jack last spring and summer, but now that he’s not growing quite as quickly I’ve been able to spend a little more money on quality pieces that he will wear for quite a while.  I’m still a big fan of Old Navy and Target, but I recently splurged and bought some J.Crew pieces (while they were having a sale so it wasn’t too painful on the wallet) and I even bought a pair of Vineyard Vines swim trunks that will match the pair I bought for my husband (yay twinning!).  Here are some of my recent toddler boy purchases and my thoughts on them:

sailboat print oxford:  Jack wore this shirt at my brother’s rehearsal dinner and was a huge hit (see the top photo).  I paired it with a blue and white gingham bowtiepink shorts and tassel loafers.  Such a little prep 🙂

tassel loafers:  These loafers crack me up because they’re such a little man shoe.  Jack stops and plays with the tassels occasionally, even while on the dance floor at my brother’s wedding.  It was so funny!  They are now his go-to dress shoes and he wore them for Easter too.

buoy short sleeved oxford:  I love oxfords that have little prints on them.  I figure he needs a short sleeve one for dressy events and church as the weather gets warmer.

pelican print shorts:  These are on clearance right now so they’re a great price and will go well with all the Old Navy solid t-shirts he has.

color-blocked slip-on shoes:  Jack wears these a lot.  We love slip-ons in this house.

floral swim trunks:  I bought Tom a matching pair.  They are way pricier than I normally like to spend, but we are about to live at the beach and I know he will get a lot of use out of them.

crab hoodie:  Not gonna lie, the head hole is rather tight and it was hard to get on and off.  Totally worth it though because it’s so cute.  I paired it with the denim shorts above.

gray slip-on water shoes:  These are a great (cheap) alternative to Natives.  They’re really easy to put on, great if they get wet, and Jack seems to love them.

Hawaiian islands swim trunks:  We are moving to Hawaii and these shorts match the color of my favorite hotel: the Royal Hawaiian.  I couldn’t resist them!

destructed denim shorts:  These may be my favorite thing on Jack right now.  Jorts (jean shorts) are lame on grown men, but they are sooooo cute on a toddler boy.

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Katie Vail
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  1. April 20, 2017 / 12:33 am

    His shorts are seriously too cute!

  2. April 20, 2017 / 12:34 am

    Thanks Jen! I love a little pop of pink on males in the spring 🙂

  3. mkcubed
    April 20, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    I've got a little guy a few months younger than Jack so it's fun to see what you're buying and dressing him in. That crab shirt is my absolute favorite. Thanks for answering my questions on Instagram too!

  4. April 21, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    You are very welcome! And I'm so glad you like seeing what I find for Jack. Dressing toddler boys is so fun isn't it? The crab shirt is my favorite too! I may need to make a little slit in the neck though because Jack has such a big noggin. Thanks so much for following along!

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