Accessory trends for boys

Jul 26, 2010 at 4:20 p.m. ET

Help your son show off his personal style with these cool accessories that will help give him a hip look for back to school. From belts to chain wallets and colorful watches, these will not only amp up his style, but are functional as well! Check out our pick of the top accessory trends for boys that will have him looking too cool for school.

Myself belts for boys1Belts

Belts are a must-have accessory for boys – and can often be worn equally by both kids who wear uniforms and those that don't! Although it is a good idea to check with your school's policy, wearing a fun belt is a great way to let him express his personal style. The Myself Belt is a great option for kids because it features a one handed closure that kids can easily put on and take off by themselves. They come in a variety of cool designs (airplanes, trucks, and leather) and even have personalized belts for an added kick! With celebrity parents such as Shaquille O'Neal, Courteney Cox and Brooke Shields all fans of the Myself Belts, they must be good!


Hats are a classic accessory for boys, however today's kids have many more cool options to choose from. The baseball hat is a must-have for every boy's wardrobe. Whether it is a favorite sports team or brand, this is the perfect way to both shield them from the sun and cover up the dreaded bedhead. A beanie, such as the Quicksilver Reversible Beanie ($24) from Nordstrom is another good choice, especially for those that live in cooler climates.

3Boys printed walletTime for a watch

Not only will he get to class on time, but he will look good doing it! The J Crew Kids' Timex Camper watch ($49.50) features a water resistant stainless steel case and a rugged nylon moss-colored strap. For a sportier look, the Titanium Silicone Watch ($14) from Nordstrom has a stop-watch look to it, with a bright orange silicone strap and a stainless steel case.

4Rockin' wallets

Stash his lunch money in style with a printed wallet, like the Rock Star Guitar woven cotton wallet ($7.50) from Gap. Other cool designs include a gray/green print and skulls. The belt loop chain allows him to keep it securely fasted to a belt loop.

5CGraffitti write on shoesolorful shoe laces

Add a pop of color at his feet with some ultra-cool colorful laces. This trendy look is perfect for everything from Converse All-Stars to his favorite sneakers. Check out the Kids' MacAlister laces ($4) from j. Crew. Choose from a variety of colors, including cobalt, tropical orange, bright lemon or bright grape.

6Write-on sneakers

Let your child express himself on his shoes with the Graffeeti write-on sneakers. They include 3 dry-erasable panels that allow you to write on them and then easily erase. The sneakers also include a holster to carry the markers. Kids can choose from low-cut shoes and retro high- cut shoes. Pictured is the Lo Notes ($43.99). Check out their entire selection, including write-on backpacks, at

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