7 Ideas to make your Holidays Special with Janie + Jack in Dapper Style

Holidays are the perfect time to create special memories + traditions with our kids. It's a great opportunity to create a magic all of our own. I'm partnering with Janie and Jack to bring you 7 ideas to make your holiday season special.

boys outfit style guide with Janie and Jack
boy outfit holiday ideas with Janie and Jack

1. Create a tradition of giving. Find a way to make it personal. Write a list of ideas of ways your kids can to give to others in the community or around the world. Let your kids pick their favorite idea or ideas and work together to give + bless other people. Donate toys to other kids that have less. Create food baskets for families in need. Donate books to places that could put them to great use. Mail packages to military members. Donate to your local school. Work together with your church to help another family. Big or small, this is a great way to teach compassion to our kids this holiday season.

Dapper boys outfit ideas with Janie and Jack

2. Create a tradition around a game or games. Keep the food + clean up out, less stress for all! Involve everyone young + old, find ways to laugh + connect. Game ideas: Go Fish, Uno, wheel barrow races in the living room, Snowman building, creating ornaments, Candy Land, treasure hunts around the house. The ideas are endless!

Dapper Boy Style with Janie and Jack

3. Let your kids do a gift exchange from each other on Christmas Eve. This was one of my most favorite traditions from my childhood. My mom let my brother + I exchange gifts on Christmas Eve, we always gave each other one of our most wanted gifts + it was a special time to spend together. I will always remember those special moments. 

Boys outfit with Janie and Jack

4. Make a handmade gift or many handmade gifts to spread Christmas cheer. Maybe add some personalized art to a photo book? Create handprint ornaments, because those hands will never be that small again. Create a video to email to someone. Write a poem to a loved one. Create potato printed wrapping paper. Create small figurines out of modeling clay. Whatever it is, the time will be special + the gift will be loved. 

Boys outfit ideas with Janie and Jack
Dapper style tips with Janie and Jack

5. Create a memory book, or yearbook, or a list of the top 10 memories from the year. Work with each child to reflect on the year. If they are little, write down your favorite memories from their first or second year. If they are older, talk through their favorite experiences from the year. Maybe they can already write the sentences, or color pictures to record the special events. Keep these yearbooks in a photo box to collect every year. 

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6. Make a phone call to someone special. It seems so simple, but we don't make as many calls as we used to. Call a loved one. Hopefully the kids can sing Rudolph or Jingle Bells! I bet that Grandma or Great Grandpa or Aunt will be smiling from ear to ear to get such a special call.

Baby boy clothes with Janie and Jack

7. Dress the kids up for the holidays! Take some photos of them because they will never be this small again + their magic is real! I absolutely love to dress my boys in Janie and Jack for every special occasion. I just love my boys in bow ties, suspenders + sport coats. And, Janie and Jack always has the most incredible selection. I also love that the clothing is timeless + useful even after the holidays are over. Read my post here for style tips to dress your dapper boys. 

Boys holiday outfit ideas with Janie and Jack

Bow ties, wool vests, newsboy hats, leather belts, striped socks, dark denim + a fun sports coat?! I mean, we can't go wrong! These outfits are so festive, yet a few accessories can be swapped out + much of the outfit can be used again for Easter! Plus, the quality is so amazing, Breck's clothing can be passed all the way down to Bridger in the years to come. 

Boys style guide with Janie and Jack

This clothing was provided by Janie and Jack. I absolutely love this brand for dapper looks for my boys. I only share brands and items that I absolutely love + use for my family. Thank you for supporting the brands that support my blog to bring you helpful style posts like this one. 

What is your favorite way to style your son's outfit for photos?

Photography by: © Kathleen Peachey

Dapper Boy Holiday Style
Baby boy bow ties with Janie and Jack

6 Tips to Create a Dapper Look for your Son with Janie and Jack

I adore their smiles. I cherish their hugs. I admire their hearts. But, most of all I love that they are my boys. I love these little boys with all my heart + the moments, memories + smallness of my little boys passes all too quickly. So, I love to get them dressed up + capture them in photos that will bring me back to these days once these moments are long gone. I'm sharing 6 tips to create a dapper look for your son with Janie and Jack.

Little boy dapper style with Janie and Jack
6 tips to create a dapper look for your son with Janie and Jack
little boy style: dapper outfits with Janie and Jack

1. Dress your son in a dapper hat.

Girls love to accessorize, But I always say, why can't we accessorize our sons? I love to dress my boys in hats. It's a fun way to add a finished touch to an outfit. And, they can take it off to allow for versatility in photos. They are also a great way to keep the sun out of their eyes so the smiles really shine through. I love hats on my boys + I love the selection of hats Janie and Jack has to offer. 

6 tips to create a dapper look for your son with Janie and Jack

2. Dress your son in a dapper bow tie.

I think a bow tie is my all time favorite accessory to dress my boys in. It's so much fun to see them all dressed up as a mini man. Bow ties are timeless and a great focal point for photos. The bow tie can be styled to bled in with the outfit or the bow tie could be a pop of color that makes a statement. I love that Janie and Jack offers bow ties for babies as well as my big boys. 

Baby boy styled outfit. Dapper boy outfit with Janie and Jack
dapper boy style with Janie and Jack

3. Dress your son in a dapper sport coat.

Can I just say that seeing my boys in little sport coats makes me so happy? The sport coats really complete the outfit + bring the outfit to more of a formal, traditional level. Seeing my boys all dressed up really is a special occasion that I treasure. I love that each of the sport coats really brought out each of the boys personalities. The sport coats are also so versatile that can be used for many occasions + can be dressed up or down. 

Dapper boy style tips
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6 tips to create a dapper look for your son with Janie and Jack

4. Dress your son in a pop of color.

Each of my boys had a pop of color in their outfit. And, each outfit had it's own color that tied the three outfits together. Breck and Bowan have similar outfits. Yet, Bowan's shorts gave it a pop of color. And, Breck's jacket brought variety. The three outfits were tied together with the shades of blues and oranges to bring more depth to the photos. 

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Styling a little boys outfit with Janie and Jack

5. Dress your son in dapper shoes

Well, baby shoes will always have my heart. And, do you see how adorable Bridger's shoes are? I could take photos of my baby just in a diaper and these shoes and love them. Janie and Jack offers adorable and delicate shoes for babies that become great keepsakes once they out grow them. I absolutely love the traditional look the shoes bring to Breck + Bowan's outfits. Plus, the shoes are very comfortable + my boys love wearing them. The shoes even work perfectly for Breck to wear to school with his uniform. 

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6 tips to create a dapper look for your son with Janie and Jack

6. Dress your son in mix + match styles.

I love that Janie and Jack provides collections of clothing. It's such a great guide to help style an outfit for your son. It's also a great starting point to help find additional pieces that can be mix and matched for additional outfits. You can find my boy's style collection here.

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6 tips for a dapper look for your son
dapper boy style for family photos

This clothing was provided by Janie and Jack. I absolutely love this brand for dapper looks for my boys. I only share brands and items that I absolutely love + use for my family. Thank you for supporting the brands that support my blog to bring you helpful style posts like this one. 

What is your favorite way to style your son's outfit for photos?

Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co.