This post is sponsored by Levi’s Kids
For the very first time, after four long years of attending a private elementary school, my ten-year-old son is about to enter the big, bold halls of a New York City public school. While I am a bit anxious about him making the transition, so far my sweet boy is taking it all in stride. In fact when I recently asked him if he was nervous about not knowing any of the other kids he looked me square in the jaw and said, “Mommy, don’t worry; I’ll make friends.” And to be honest that single statement has completely shut down my fear.
I also know that, new friendships aside, he is excited about this transition for several reasons. Number one, it is a shorter commute (as in five minutes from our house) and number two, he’s looking forward to joining the school band. But one of the biggest reasons he’s excited about making the leap from private to public school? After wearing uniforms for the past four years, more than anything he is ready to express his individuality, which he could only previously do via his blue eyeglasses frames, and strut his personal style.
Now that he is about to officially be a fifth grader at a public school, one of his goals, which he made crystal clear, was that he wanted to get his hair cut super short with a little flip at the end and to wear jeans. The kid LOVES jeans and if he could, he would don them 24/7. I really believe he is ready to dive into this new chapter of his life being truly authentic to who he is and one facet of that means being able to dress in clothing that reflects his personal style.
So when we got a few pieces from Levi’s Kids to style for back to school, he was excited. If I told you that he has been walking around, or should I say strutting down, our living room hallway wearing the Levi’s Kids light colored denim jacket we received and alternately begging to wear it outside in the 100-degree weather we’ve been having, well that would be a huge understatement. He says it just feels like it “fits him.” And as a parent, I am in love with the fact that the bottom of the jacket can be made tighter and looser as he grows.
And while he has several pairs of Levi’s Kids jeans that he has been saving for the new school year, these Levi’s Kids slim stretch jeans are a perfect fit for him because although the length is a perfect fit, he needs that adjustable waistband to keep them on without a belt. The one thing he made me promise about his new school wardrobe was that he would NOT HAVE TO WEAR A BELT! So these jeans and their adjustable waistbands are just what the school style gods ordered! And I’m not sure I’ve ever seen him so excited about getting a button down shirt with snaps (if I had realized it took such a small thing to get him so excited I would’ve bought him these Levi’s Kids shirts years ago!) And of course being the sports enthusiast he is—yes, he has been known to play basketball and baseball in his Levi’s Kids jeans- their new 511 Knit jean, which looks like denim but feels like sweat pants, is ideal for wearing during any kind of activity (including sports!). And he has already made me take a solemn vow that we will get more of these sweatpants jeans!
Of course he told me he wanted to test out and “model these new Levi’s Kids” clothes he will be wearing the first week of school (even if it is SWELTERING outside!). And once these Levi’s Kids clothes passed the playing-sports-in-them test—well that’s all my boy needed!
Battering up and catching was a BREEZE in his Levi’s Kids clothes!
Then it was time to give them the “Can I play basketball in them?” test, and the Levi’s Kids clothes also passed with flying colors!
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