I can only recently discuss the latest fashion trends for teenage guys.
Why? My boys could care less about what they wore…until middle school rolled around.
The only requirement to ensure a stress-free school morning was that their pants did not have zippers or buttons. Thank goodness for The Children’s Place. Aside from their affordable prices, I was able to find a plethora of elastic waist bottoms.
Fast Forward to Today
Once they started caring about what they wore, I took action. It was like my dream finally came true. The days of ordering their clothes online in multiple sizes and trying to wrangle them to try everything was over!
Circa 2016 – The boys’ sporty styles are shining through
This may sound sappy, but the first time I went shopping with N and he acquiesced to try clothes on in the store’s dressing room, it made me smile for days.
They dabbled in the “athletic look” and are completely into street style – and are so cute wearing it! Now it’s a mixture of destroyed denim, joggers, hoodies, and graphic tees. Oh, and we can’t forget sneakers and slides…
Below is a sampling of the popular brands that create the latest fashion trends for teenage guys – by my teenage guys!
I used to LOVE champion growing up. The brand brings back great memories. I’d look forward to visiting my sister at college because there was a Champion outlet near the campus. When the boys told me they wanted a Champion t-shirt (and sweatshirt of course), I gushed a little and then headed over to the mall. Here are some styles picked out exclusively by my guys:
Rip N Dip
My hubby took the boys to pick up some t-shirts at the mall as they are growing in leaps and bounds. When they came home, R took me aside and said that there was this one shirt that G wanted, that the sales person said that he “wouldn’t get in trouble at school if he wore it”.
He showed me the shirt online and I couldn’t help but giggle and approve the purchase. Since then, G has acquired quite a few Rip N Dip tops (he and I even got matching hoodies). Below are handpicked styles from the Peller guys:
Santa Cruz, the brand itself, originated in 1973 by Richard Novak, Doug Haut, and Jay Shuirman as a leading skateboard manufacturer. Since then it has blossomed into a coveted clothing line, with colorful hoodies and t-shirts seen on the backs of middle and high schoolers alike.
G recommends these fun styles:
Abercrombie & Fitch
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the history of Abercrombie & Fitch goes back to the 19th century! In 1892 it was founded as an upscale sporting goods store. It fizzled in 1977 after financial issues, but was then brought back to life by Limited Brands as a more upscale and youthful brand.
Today I cannot pass the store without peeking in to see what’s new (and what’s on sale) – this brand has been on the list of latest trends for teenage guys for AGES. My boys are big fans of the t-shirts and body sprays. N picked out some of his favorites:
Last bu definitely not least in this post about latest fashion trends for teenage boys is Hollister. I used to browse around Hollister, appreciating the simplistic styles, and now frequent it with the boys. Hollister emerged as a brand from the Abercrombie & Fitch family. It offers a lower price point, targeted toward teens between the ages of 14-18. That would be m boys…
Both N and G curated this list of their favorite styles:
Latest Fashion Trends for Teenage Guys BY Teenage Guys
What brands and styles do your boys categorize as the latest fashion trends for teenage guys? I’d love to know!
I’m the mom of three girls so I have no idea about boys fashion. But, I do recognize that museum! I’m from FL too!
So interesting!! I’ve been seeing A&F coming back in style but I haven’t ventured in yet. Looks like they have some great stuff though
It’s so funny seeing how fancy just goes around in circles! I remember the days when abercrombie was treated like designer wear in the UK! ha!
I love these ideas! I think it’s as important for boys to be able to look fashionable as it is for girls.
Such a nice post dedicated to boys fashion…finally x
It’s so hard to believe the brands that were popular amongst boys 20 years ago are still popular today. It’s incredible how time has evolved and fashion is only a little different. Great blog post.
I love the trends! my little guy is only one so they will have changed by the time he is a teen! haha.
Oh I love this post, one of a kind!
Ntensibe Edgar Michael says
Nnnniiiccceeeeee….I am so impressed by the Santa Cruz line even before I can get to wear it. It brings out the sparkle and shine on the little teens, in my opinion.
I LOVE that you are talking about boy style! I have two little boys and for so long there weren’t as many cute options for boys. It’s nice to see that new cool styles are coming out for all age guys. Love your picks!
Jessica Collazo says
This is great. Teenage is awkward part of growing up. Is good to style the boys in a trendy and fashionable way.
Matt Taylor says
Thanks for sharing the latest trends! I always thought the Santa Cruz brand was funny because I grew up 30 minutes from Santa Cruz, I just always thought it was very touristy to wear it haha.
I am loving these fashion picks – especially the hoodies! XO
Fatima Torres says
Dressing teenage boys can be tough — so not ready for it! Can’t our boys just let me shop for them forever? Sigh.
Emman Damian says
I like preppy and casual clothes especially shorts. I hope I can try some of your suggestions.
Teen boy fashion can be quiet easy. These are the years they start finding their fashion identity and its more chillish.
I honestly love Abercrombie & Fitch for myself lol They have some really great things that last!
My son is almost 14 and has been wearing Rip N Dip, Santa Cruz, Vans, Sketchy and Primitive for the last year or so. He loves his Timberland tan nubuck boots for winter and is all about Air Jordan retro sneakers at the moment. He’s also really into Travis Scott merch, Supreme and Bape which are quite pricey!!
Yes – my boys would love Supreme but it is on the pricier side :). I have to check out those Timberland boots for sure!
Columbia, champion ok but on way out, Danny Duncan, Patagonia, pac sun brands (Santa Cruz, vans etc), polo