Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What to Wear to 6th Grade


Button down by Peek. Tee by Old Navy. Jeans by H&M. Red sneakers by Adidas.

At your request, here is 11-year-old Ralph showing off his back-to-school wardrobe. Today is his first day of middle school (gulp). We've spent the last 24 hours practicing the right-left-skip-the-number-right-padlock-unlocking-method so he won't get frustrated when he encounters his locker combination. Oh man! I hope he loves school this year.

I've included source links where applicable. As with Maude, much of the wardrobe pictured here was already in Ralph's closet. But boy clothes are pretty easy — I'm betting you can find similar items to the ones shown here at a dozen different stores.

You can see more of Ralph's photo shoot here. (Also. I'll post Olive's B2S wardrobe in the next couple of days.)



Button down by Mossimo for Target. Ringer tee by Old Navy. Jeans by GapKids. Backpack by Ekco. Tie-dye tee by Maude Blair. Cargo shorts by Mossimo for Target. Black Sneakers by Adidas.


Printed polo by Wes & Willy from Juvie. Plaid shorts by Gymboree. Superman tee by Old Navy. Brown herringbone trousers by GapKids.


Tee by Old Navy. Track jacket by Peek Aren't You Curious. Screened tee by Peek. Khakis by GapKids.


Green polo by Lacoste. Denim cargo shorts by Mossimo for Target. Batman tee by Old Navy. Jeans by H&M.

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20 Comments:

Blogger Robin said...

what a handsome man!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 1:34:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Alison said...

I love his photo shoot! My little guy is only in preschool but it gives me ideas. :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 1:36:00 PM EDT  
Blogger mrs boo radley said...

He's so cute. I like the red shoes.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 1:43:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Toni said...

Very sweet! My son loves doing photo shoots too :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 1:56:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Cafe Johnsonia said...

That Ralph still makes my heart go pitter-patter. He's so grown up!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 2:33:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous amyks said...

Awesome photo shoot.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 2:44:00 PM EDT  
Blogger ellen said...

I'm guessing he's got a great personality! Happy Middle School to Ralph!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 3:24:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Sam said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Ralph!!! He looks so grown up - how can you stand it.

kelly stewart

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 4:45:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Ashley said...

so stylin! what a fun mom you are too! my mom sent me to 6th grade in pink corduroy pants and a matching plaid shirt that had one of those "bolo" ties attached....actually it might have just been a bow. needless to say.....I was never in the in crowd.....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 6:05:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Gracie73 said...

Gabrielle....you never cease to amaze me with your style. Your kids are just too darn cute!! I changed schools a bunch of times when I was in Elementary, Middle and High School which can be very nerve-wracking. I bet the kids have a fantastic year and of course, will look so great at the same time!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 8:08:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Damaris said...

what a cute 6th grader. If I were in 6th grade I'd totally have a crush.

Have a great year Ralph, I hope you enjoy your new school

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 10:37:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Melissa Jade said...

what i would give for such a sweet boy in my 5th grade classroom this year! Mine will all be turning 11,.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 10:39:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous jayne said...

So stylin Ralph! You look great. My oldest is starting middle school too, and he picked out the same black shoes as you. It make us moms a little sad, but it's awesome that you're off to new adventures. Best of luck!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 11:52:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Mixing Bowl Mama said...

I love this..thank you. I want to do something similar with my boys, print the photos off and have them in a book for them to look through to put ideas together for their wardrobe. They are going into grade 2 and 4 and could use some fashion help. Thanks again for another great tip.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 8:42:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Kylee said...

Wow! Thanks for responding to the 'boy inspiration' request! I too love the red shoes. And the excellent modelling by Ralph. Best wishes for the new school year.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 9:33:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Cyn said...

Let's hear it for the boys! Thanks for sharing a photo shoot of your son - you don't see older boys styling in clothes very often. This parent appreciates it :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 3:56:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Autumn said...

What a handsome kid! Love the red jacket (the pic even more!) and the wii pic.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 12:16:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Morgan said...

I was away last week so I missed it, but your son is quite the adorable model! I love all the props he used for his creative posses.

Monday, August 24, 2009 at 1:52:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Catherine said...

Awesome! This was exactly what I was looking for when it came to inspiration for boys back to school clothes.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 8:55:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Iman said...

This is a great idea. Mind if I steal it ;)

Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 1:44:00 PM EDT  

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