What to Wear to 2nd Grade — Euro Edition

What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Here’s another What to Wear to School wardrobe tour, this time featuring 7-year-old Oscar. Fun fact: based on the emails he’s received, Oscar has a bit of a fan club from his roles in the Olive Us episodes. Luckily, it hasn’t gone to his head. : )

What to Wear to 2nd Grade

For outfit #1, Oscar is wearing a yellow polo shirt from JC Penney, sky blue khakis from a clothing store in Rome, classic checkered Vans and a striped tee from H&M.

It’s fun for me to look at these photos and see how much Oscar moves around. He is active as can be!

What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Oscar wears layers. They seem to work best with the always changing weather here in Normandy. For outfit #2 he’s wearing jeans from Polarn O. Pyret, a hoodie button-down from Benetton and a henley from H&M.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade
What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Oscar has a hard time putting on socks, so I’ve started buying them a size larger than he needs and now he can pull them on with ease. We bought these socks as part of a patterned pack from H&M.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade
What to Wear to 2nd Grade

It’s been interesting to see Oscar’s reading develop. He was in kindergarten when we moved here, so he’s been learning to read in both French and English. He works with Magic Treehouse books in English and Tchoupi books in French.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Oscar’s outfit #3 is his favorite. It’s the one he chose to wear on the first day of school. Jeans are the same as above. Jacket and tee are from H&M.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Oscar wanted to make sure we got plenty of photos of him being super tough. Prepare yourself.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade
What to Wear to 2nd Grade

For outfit #4, Oscar is wearing a checked button-down with a sweatshirt from H&M as a top layer. The army green trousers are from the Next outlet.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade
What to Wear to 2nd Grade
What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Super tough.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Last up is outfit #5. Oscar is wearing a heavy weight graphic tee from Benetton with a denim shirt from Polarn O. Pyret layered on top. Same shoes, socks and pants mentioned above.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Side note: The lizard-y creature he’s holding is awesome. It was a gift from our friends, Audrey and Nick, who picked it up in Japan. It’s made from some super-powered-glow-in-the-dark material and it holds a glow for a long time. Rad.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade
What to Wear to 2nd Grade
What to Wear to 2nd Grade

Not sure what this photo is about. He’s never seen Austin Powers, but he’s totally channeling Dr. Evil.

What to Wear to 2nd Grade

But this. No matter how tough he feels, this is how he looks most often.

39 thoughts on “What to Wear to 2nd Grade — Euro Edition”

  1. So cute! My son just turned 7, and the past year was filled with Magic Tree House Books! He referred to them as Jack and Annie books. It would amaze me that I could say to him, “What’s book #17’s title?” and he would know it! And he would answer me in such an exasperated tone, like how could I not know all the titles to all of the books? geeze, Mom!

    Those Vans are to die for – too cool for school!

  2. what a ham!! You must laugh out loud everytime you scroll through these. His laughter and joy jump right off the screen. What’s better than a happy kid?

    May his joie de vivre last a lifetime!
    best ~
    d.

  3. Thanks for the book link – my 2nd grader has started to teach herself French with lessons from Rosetta Stone, and she would love those books! I’d love to hear more about what your kids read in French.

    1. I was running errands yesterday in a nearby village called Ecouché, and I got teary thinking how I would be moving in less than a year and wouldn’t be able to soak in the rooflines and old stone and cobbled streets any more. It’s too fast!

  4. Could you recommend other books in French? We have a French immersion program at our school, but it is so hard to find actual series of French books! What do the French students read (similar to Magic Tree House level)? Are there any French picture books that you love? Any particular authors your kids enjoy?

    Thanks!

  5. Such a cute guy! My 6 year old man is very into strong poses. In fact, hardly any of our pics of him at Bryce Canyon are “regular” poses, they are all “strong.” LOVE it!!!

  6. Oscar (I love the name) looks like so much fun. Super cool kid.
    I was waiting for this post, because my older is 6 years old and I needed some ideas. I love all the outfits. But I have some questions. Do you let him pick his own clothes at the store? If yes, he has amazing taste. :)
    How do you stay away from Lightning MCQueen and other movie characters? My son insists on picking his own clothes. He has some funny T-shirts in his closet. :)

    1. Good question, Azra. I usually present him with two options at the store (both options that I like) and let him pick between them. He still gets to be in charge, but I make sure only good choices are on the table. : )

  7. I usually read the blog through the feed but I had to come here and comment on how precious Oscar is – count me in as another member of his fan club.

    1. People have commented since Oscar was born how much the two of them look alike. It’s fun to get to see Ben-in-miniature — like I’m witnessing what my husband was like as a little boy.

  8. Oh my goodness, I want to join the Oscar fan club. My son is only 10 months old so I had no reason to look at this post. That said, I had to scroll through the whole thing just to eat him up, he kills me! That Dr Evil photo is the end. Go Oscar!

  9. You know– methinks you had fun with Oscar in this photo shoot. I can tell he loved posing, when normally, he doesn’t. I usually skip the what-to-wear stuff because I’ve only got a two-year-old, but this one is more about what he’s wearing. I love that you get one-on-one time with your kids during this tradition.

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