When I started planning what I wanted to sew for Elliot this year for Celebrate the BOY, I realized that my taste when it comes to boy clothing — or, really, any clothing — tends to follow a few very clear themes. My first rule? You can never go wrong with MORE COLOR.
Boys get the short end of the stick already when it comes to a colorful wardrobe, so one of the joys of being able to sew for a boy is that you can make his clothing more interesting and fun. Color is one of my favorite ways to do that! The Saffron Pants I posted today are an obvious illustration of this (and you’ll see that my project for tomorrow is, too).
I thought it would be fun to show you some of my favorite photos from the Celebrate the BOY Flickr group to help inspire you to add more color to your boy’s wardrobe! Some of these pics are old and some are new, but the thing they have in common is that I love their use of COLOR.
(Those red pants are AWESOME!!!)
Color doesn’t have to be big and bold — sometimes little bits of bright color can have a big effect:
These little bits of yellow are great:
Love the little bits of green and red here:
These photos are amazing with their complementary color schemes. Don’t you love the beautiful photo compositions and great outfit combos here?
And here’s some lovely contrast:
The photos in this post came from the Celebrate the BOY Flickr group. Feel free to join the group and share your photos, too!
This post is part of Celebrate the BOY, a series of boy sewing posts hosted by me and Dana of MADE. Check out my Celebrate the BOY archives for more boy sewing posts; I’ll update that page as we go along so you can stay in the loop!
Dana’s got a Basic Tee post (with a free pattern!) over on her blog today, so head over and check it out!