Board Shorts and Tees for Boys

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I know it’s officially summer time when I see girls and boys wearing their swimsuits and board shorts everywhere they go. My daughter would wear her bathing suit everywhere if she could. Luckily for boys, board shorts and tees are much more functional and CAN be worn everywhere; from the beach to the pool or to the movie theatre to escape the heat. Nothing says summer like a little dude in a tee and board shorts (and of course an awesome pair of shades!), so check out some great outfit inspiration below to keep your little guy cool.

If your son isn’t one to shy away from color, he’ll love this summery outfit. Orange has been such a huge color trend for a while now, and it’s perfect for the summer season! The Tea Collection surfer tee is perfect for your little man to throw on to look cool and feel comfortable for a long day of play. Add these Lands’ End bright orange board shorts (or you could sub in a white, grey or blue pair to coordinate with the colors in the shirt) and you’ve got an easy and awesome summer look!

1. Super Surf Stripe Tee – $19.50 (On sale!) Tea Collection 2. Boys’ Beach Cargo Board Short – $19.99 (On sale!) Lands’ End

To me, the essential summer look for women, men, boys and girls always includes the perfect white tee. You can do anything with it — dress it up, dress it down, or pair it with an awesomely patterned pair of swim shorts!  You can never have too many white t’s in your wardrobe or in your little boy’s wardrobe. Easy to throw together when you’re dashing out the door to hit the spray park or heading to the beach. Bonus points if you have a super-trendy fedora to add to the coolness factor of the outfit!

1. Boys Patterned-Stripe Swim Trunks – $9.97 (On sale!) Old Navy 2. Slub Crew-neck T – $16.95 The Gap

Madras-inspired plaid print is still showing up everywhere, especially with shorts. This print is a really fun summer look for boys. Give it some oomph with a brightly colored tee like I’ve included above, or you could go subtle with the always classic white tee. Either way, your little man will be on-trend in madras style shorts!

1. Boys’ swim short in Chilmark Madras – $40.99 J.Crew 2. Boys Blank T-Shirt – $17.00 Quiksilver

I don’t think anything can scream summer more than a shirt that says “Aloha.” I always love a good graphic tee, and this Peek Kids t-shirt is bound to become an essential summer wardrobe item! Pair this with a great pair of shorts like the Patagonia ones I’ve included and you’ve got an easy summer outfit your little boy will love to put on.

1. Aloha Word Tee – $24.99 Peek Kids 2. Patagonia Boys’ Summit Shorts – $49.00 Patagonia

What are your summer wardrobe staples for your little boys? Share them below in the comments!

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As her Twitter handle reads, Franki is a "coffee-crazed, organic-obsessed, make-up addicted earth-friendly blogger mama." Franki is passionate about feeding her family the healthiest foods and helping other families make healthy choices as well as anything fashion, eco-chic or make-up related. She is a mother to one daughter who always keeps her on her toes!

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