French Style Week – 7 Stylish Fall/Winter Boys' Outfits Inspired by Bonpoint

French high- end children’s line Bonpoint’s aesthetics inspired these budget-friendly outfits.

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The neutrals rule this fall/winter collections. All shades of noble gray, elegant beige, and deep rich brown, speckled with bright pops of autumn colors:  golden mustard, intense caramel, burnt orange and flaming red. The secret of creating hip boys’ outfits is in artful layering of shades and textures and choosing the right accessories. “Use the accessory wall wisely” as style guru Tim Gunn of Project Runway has been advising for years.

French had mastered the art of bridging casual and dressing aesthetics effortlessly, creating hip yet elegant boys’ ensembles with calm, neutral palette; fabulous accessories and footwear; great fit; innovative yet subtle finishes and details, like “barely there” prints on the wool sweaters and arresting  patterns in moderation.

French high- end children’s line Bonpoint has nailed this sophisticated mix, an epitome of “something different” that stylish parents of boys are looking for in the children’s clothes. We used this French powerhouse’s aesthetics as an inspiration to style these budget-friendly fall/winter outfits.
Crewcuts, also transformed by the magic touch of an Incredible Jenna Lyons, the creative genius behind the style revolution that catapulted boring bastion of preppyness, J Crew into the realm of trendsetters, is the line whose aesthetics are the closest to these of Bon Point.  Having labeled crewcuts’ clothes as the overpriced prepster’s essentials a couple of years ago (pre-Jenna era) I am eating my words today. Unfortunately, this American spin on the European casual chic comes with a quite hefty price tag.  Luckily, there is a year-round Sale section on J.Crew’s website and extra 30% OFF the final sale is going on right now as we speak (use code MUSTHAVE at checkout). The high quality and the timeless design of crewcuts’ cardigans, jackets and sweaters make them an excellent hand-dawn material.

Last time we styled Bonpoint Looks for less, HTG81 made quite a splash, contributing the overwhelming majority of pieces for the budget-sensitive ensembles. This time, however HTG81’s selection was unusually scarce. Hopefully, the collections’ changing was a culprit. Zara Kids would definitely be an ultimate purveyor of the affordable casual chic with the European flair. GAP, Gymboree, Janie & Jack, Land’s End, 77kids, Pumpkin Patch all contributed pieces to this7 days' style fest.

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Bon Point Look for Less #1

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Cozy Cable Knit sweater, plaid shirt, brown cords, cool waxed canvas backpack and brown Clark’s boots create an ultimate fall mix. Warm patterned scarf amps up the coolness factor.

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Bon Point Look for Less # 2

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The less is more. The details on this dark gray shawl-collar sweater speak a volume. Dark wash jeans and cool sneakers complete this hip look. A conservative tie worn as a scarf adds a touch of refined elegance.

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Soft, neutral palette echoes the softness of the cozy cable knit sweater. Soothing play of textures and beige and gray hues is played off by the rich brown of shoes. Hello, beautiful, melancholic fall!

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Bon Point Look for Less #4

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This season's must have - puffy coat is getting some hip attitude with the plaid shirt and plaid jeans. Hip Clark’s Desert Boots and a cool messenger bag complete the look.

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The iconic peacoat is getting some hip attitude with plaid shirt and jeans. Rich fall hues of the golden mustard v-neck sweater and plaid shirt play against the somber background of peacoat and jeans. Hip Clark’s Desert Boots complete the look.

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The uniform style casuals suddenly got a lot cooler.

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Casual pieces are bounded together into a stylish outfit by the cool accessories. Long scarf is always a winner. Bright pops of red enliven the blue, black and brown palette.

The iconic Clark’s Boots were finally made in the kids’ sizes making our grueling boys’ boots searching marathon a lot easier.

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