Bend the Trend with JCPenney + Giveaway

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It’s back-to-school time which means… new clothes! My boys are pretty different when it comes to their clothing choices and styles, we’ve found lately though, that JCPenney has a great selection for both of them and at some great prices!

Back to school trends at JCPenney for every style

My oldest is very much a comfort kind of guy. He loves soft fabrics and graphic tees. He LOVES checking out the graphic tee selection at JCPenney anytime we visit.

Back to school trends at JCPenney for every style

It’s such an easy way to express your personality and interests when you’re a tween or teen boy (WHY is he almost a teen?!). Plus, they have a GREAT selection of Star Wars tees and I KNOW there are lots of you with Star Wars fans!

My youngest, on the other hand, loves to #bendthetrend (a fun social media campaign JCPenney is doing) and mixes and matches styles often to show off his personality.

Back to school trends at JCPenney for every style

He is ALL about the jogger pants this year. I think we bought 3 pairs. He’s loving this style and I love that he feels like he can express his personality through whatever clothing makes him feel confident. I’ve always encouraged them to try on new things and see what they like. This time he went crazy for a new style, lol!

Back to school trends at JCPenney for every style

We’ve always loved the Arizona brand for him. They use great fabrics and make one of the only jeans that actually fit his slim frame well.

Back to school trends at JCPenney for every style

Back to school trends at JCPenney for every style

They have a great selection of action sports brands as well. He loves Vans (shoes and clothing) so was happy to add some new accessories to his collection. 😉

Both of my boys love to layer in the fall no matter what style they’re leaning towards at the time. Flannels are always a popular choice!

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Back to school trends at JCPenney for every style

One thing I have instilled in my boys even before going to school is to be kind. I think it is one of the most important things I can teach my boys so we’ll be participating in National #ShoutOutDay on August 12th! This Back-to-School season, JCPenney is starting a shout-out movement in hopes of bending the trend of judgement towards one of positive reinforcement. We’ll be sending #shoutout messages to lots of friends and family and I hope you will too!

Back to school trends at JCPenney for every style

Do your kids have a “style” or do they mix and match it a bit like mine? You can help them get lots of inspiration from JCPenney on Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / YouTube / Google+ / We Heart It / Polyvore.


What top trends are on your Back-to-School shopping list this fall? Tell me in the comments for a chance to win a $100 JCPenney gift card.

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!


  1. I love little jumpsuits that are all over the place now, in soft fabrics and fun details.

  2. I love layering shirts on my boys, although they don’t share that love, especially in the hot months here in AZ…

  3. Ava usually gravitates towards anything pink and sparkly! But this year it’s uniforms for us for school, good thing JCP has that covered as well! 🙂

  4. My son loves graphic tees and my daughter mixes and matches anything she can find with sparkles and bright colors.

  5. vickie couturier Reply

    these are on my grandsons list to have for schoo
    Nike® Therma-FIT Hoodie – Boys 8-20
    Arizona Long-Sleeve Button-Front Shirt – Boys 8-20
    Arizona Skinny Jeans – Boys 8-20

  6. Lisa Brown Reply

    We purchased plaid tops, colorful sneakers and camo backpack.

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  8. Julie Wood Reply

    Getting my son his favorite clothes and he loves the outfits we got this year. His favorite is the Nike hoodie with a numbered Sport shirt from his favorite team, and stone washed jeans, and a pair of Nike Mogan Mid 2 Jr. Skate Shoes because he loves skateboarding.

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  10. Colorful leggings are a cute expression of a girl’s personality! They are a request from my granddaughter!

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  12. Gail Parker Reply

    My son is definitely a “comfort” kind of kid. Tees, jeans, and “swishy” pants is what he prefers!

  13. I love the “rockstar” type clothes for kids such as leather and jean jackets. I also like leggings for girls.

  14. Erin Ellis Reply

    My top trends are cute leggings with fun prints. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

  15. Julie Robertson Reply

    My 7 year old son loves t-shirts and comfortable pants and shorts. My three daughters love mix and match to their own personal styles as long as there is lots of color and cuteness, and sparkles if it’s for my 5 year old!

  16. My son is loving everything camouflage this year; he has two tshirts, sweat pants, and a long sleeve with the print on the arms. I had him try on the jogger pants because they do look comfortable and he doesn’t have to worry about his pant hem dragging on the ground…we just couldn’t find a pair that fit him in the waist.

  17. I have two boys as well! For them I’m really loving the aztec and geometrical design shirts. I love the way joggers look but I haven’t convinced my boys yet!!

  18. One is “mix and match” and one like all athletic related clothes.

  19. My son is all about comfy for school … tshirt, jeans and carpenter pants plus snickers. Thank you for the chance.

  20. My back to school wishlist is a lot of French style- trench coat, minimal pieces, and a nice bag. 🙂


  21. My 8yr old love graphic tshirts, comfy shorts, and jeans. He’s outgrown pretty much everything so we definitely need to get in some back-to-school shopping.

  22. Stephanie Phelps Reply

    My son does not really do trends he loves his jeans and tshirts and that is all I can get him to wear these days!

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