If you’ve got a semi-formal event coming up and you’re having a hard time finding the right outfit for your son, we’ve got a few simple solutions. Often times we purchase items that we spend too much money on and only wear once, and not all of us can afford to buy expensive outfits that end up sitting in our wardrobes. This holds especially true for boys as they are constantly growing and changing their taste in clothing; therefore it’s important to invest in items that he’ll get a lot of use out of. Here is our cheap and simple solution to purchasing clothing that is versatile and functional.
Boys chinos—chino trousers, also known as khakis, are typically made up of a heavyweight cotton, or cotton and polyester blend, and are a casual style of slacks. Often times they are a solid beige, navy blue or black colour and are stiff and straight making them perfect for dressy or semi-formal occasions. For this outfit we recommend a solid beige colour as it will go excellently with a variety of tops. Plus, he can easily pair these with a graphic tee and wear them to school without looking overdressed.
Vans authentic sneakers—Vans have been around since the ‘70s and are responsible for designing the ultimate pair of shoes for skateboarders of all levels. They’ve since progressed and now offer sneakers made to accommodate all walks of life, whether you’re at work or hanging out with friends. A classic pair of Vans lace-ups is a great investment as they are versatile and comfortable providing your son with a secure fit every time. They also go great with chinos and allow for a polished look. Plus, he’ll absolutely love them and he can wear his cool new sneakers on an everyday basis.
Navy blue cardigan—his go-to jumper for all occasions. With a button-down front and typically a v-neck shape, cardigans are a modern, affordable and stylish must-have for his wardrobe. Wear it over a plain tee or a nice shirt for an instantly polished look. Cardigans are a timeless item that have proven to be a great investment as they are cosy, functional and provide a classic look when called for.
Pair all 3 items together and he’ll be ready to take on any semi-formal occasion. The best part is that each of these items can be worn separately for an everyday casual look that is comfortable and fit for a boy.
Did You Know?
The smallest tailored evening suit was designed by John Richmond for He Pingping. The jacket was 21 cm long and the trousers were 46 cm long.