I’m feel a bit lucky that I can go shopping for my boys by myself and know they will like what I pick out. I’m not sure if that is just their ages being 6 and 4 (we won’t count baby Wes) or just because they are boys and don’t find it necessary to pick out all their own clothes. They do however like “cool” clothes and thankfully I know their style and what will get them excited.
Back to school shopping is in full swing whether you have started school already or still have another week or two of summer vacation and that means there are great deals out there just waiting for you to take advantage of them. I made sure to do that when I stopped off the Carter’s outlet in Wisconsin Dells while on vacation last week.
I couldn’t wait to get my three boys prepped for the fall season. One of my favorite items were the long sleeved screen tees. These work great for mixing and matching with various bottoms and are available in some great prints. Because Lucian just turned six, sometimes the tops found in the boys section in department stores can be a little old for his age. Likewise, the toddler section can be a bit “too cute” for my 4 year old Warren who wants to be a big boy. With Carter’s I can find exactly what I’m looking for: age appropriate clothing that they love!
The girls section also had some super cute finds and even though I don’t have a girl, I couldn’t resist snapping a few pictures anyway!
The sales might change but there are always great deals to be had! When we were there almost everything in the store was 40-60% off which meant it was easy to get a lot of bang for my buck. I went armed with a $100 gift card and a 20% off a $40 purchase or more coupon that I received via email.
In all I walked away with with several outfits for all three of my boys, including six pairs of socks! It was hard to stop. If you have a local Carter’s store you can save even more with their savings card. (Earn one stamp for every $20 purchase and after 5 stamps you get $10 off your next purchase of $10 or more.)
I noticed several trends while shopping the Carter’s store for boys.
1. Hoodies | If there is one thing every boy must have to start the school year it is a nice hooded sweatshirt. My boys love these all year round. Perfect for layering, these hoodies double as a jacket in the spring and fall or to stay warm in the winter!
2. Graphic Long Sleeve Tees | Boys love graphic tees, especially those featuring some of their favorite graphic prints. Airplanes, race cars or fun sayings are perfect for back to school and work great for mixing and matching.
3. Dark Denim or Cargo Pants | Look sharp in quality denim or move freely in cargo pants. Either way, these bottoms are the perfect pair for matching with graphic tees. These were a favorite in Lucian’s wardrobe last year so I made sure I got one of each on this shopping trip.
For girls I noticed several trends for back to school including bright colors, floral prints, stripes and polka dots. This makes layering and mixing and matching pieces very easy and in turn, stretches out your little lady’s wardrobe! It is impossible not to have fun while picking these pieces out.
When we got home I couldn’t resist setting up a fun photo shoot of my boys wearing some of their new Carter’s clothing. I love how the colors pop!
Save on two of my very favorite back to school items from Carter’s including their long sleeved screen tees for only $6 each and their quality denim for only $10 each.
Back to school shopping can be even more fun with these fabulous deals going on but only until tomorrow!
Now I want to go back just to get in on these doorbusters!
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