As Eli gets older, I am finding the clothing options for him are soo much better. Boys infant apparel is usually finished with frig appliques or screened with 'Daddy's Little Helper' taglines. Ack. Luckily, I've found some really great basics, great for everything from the playground to the classroom.

 boys summer basics


Polarn O. Pyret has really great tee's this season, in bright and bold patterns and designs. I'm loving all things Stripe for Eli, so these are perfect! Pair these tops with a basic pair of canvas fringe shorts from the Gap, and you've got one cool kid. I love stocking up on shorts for E during their 40% off Friends and Family sales -- I always make out like a bandit! Every summer, we grab a new pair of Native's for everyone in the family. They're so great for sprinkler parks or the sandbox, and since they're breathable, it makes for comfy feet on hot days.

A pair of Babiators is totally necessary to keep all that sunshine out of sensitive eyes, and with over 12 color options, there's a pair for every outfit! I also love to top his noggin with a Summer Fedora from SwimZip -- super lightweight but just the right amount of protection for those lounging days at the beach!

I am so excited that warm weather is only a blink of an eye away! What are some of your favorite summer pieces for your little man?