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The Best Back-to-School Basics for Boys

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While schools around the U.S. decide on a plan to reopen, students are gearing up for a year that’s anything but typical. Stocking up on some new wardrobe items, however, could maintain a sense of normalcy during the uncertain times.

Rivet put together some of the best back-to-school looks for boys, calling attention to functional basics—what some experts consider to be the theme of the school year. Invest in some of these items to stay prepared for whatever the rest of 2020 has in store.

Gap Kids Stretch Denim Joggers

Jeans aren’t going anywhere post-COVID-19—they’re just getting more comfortable. This style from the Gap features an elastic waistline and hem for all-day comfort.

Rivet put together the best back-to-school looks for boys, including functional basics like denim, sustainable backpacks and face masks.


Old Navy Built-In Flex Jean Jacket

Styles are becoming much more casual these days. Rock the layered look minus the bulk with this Old Navy hooded denim jacket. Pair with joggers for an exceptionally cozy look.

Rivet put together the best back-to-school looks for boys, including functional basics like denim, sustainable backpacks and face masks.


Levi’s L Pack 2.0

If you’re in need of a new backpack, opt for one that’s as sustainably made as it is durable. Levi’s newly launched backpacks made of recycled plastic and discarded scraps are a good place to start.

Rivet put together the best back-to-school looks for boys, including functional basics like denim, sustainable backpacks and face masks.


Hollister Skinny Jogger Pants

Joggers are essential whether class is being held in school or online. Make sure you have a pair in khaki or another neutral for endless pairings.

Rivet put together the best back-to-school looks for boys, including functional basics like denim, sustainable backpacks and face masks.


DL1961 Jacob Chino Short

Colored shorts are always in style. Choose a high-quality pair that’s made to last, in a color that will match most of what you already own.

Rivet put together the best back-to-school looks for boys, including functional basics like denim, sustainable backpacks and face masks.


H&M 5-pack T-shirts

Stock up on closet staples like this 5-pack of organic cotton T-shirts from H&M. Available in two different color bundles—black, white and gray; or white and blue—you’ll never run out of basics.

Rivet put together the best back-to-school looks for boys, including functional basics like denim, sustainable backpacks and face masks.


American Eagle Super Soft Slub Hoodie Tee

Keep it extra casual with this ultra-soft hoodie that’s so lightweight it can be worn as a shirt. Pair with black denim jeans and white sneakers to complete the no-frills look.

Rivet put together the best back-to-school looks for boys, including functional basics like denim, sustainable backpacks and face masks.


Burberry Little Kid’s & Kid’s Josie Cardigan

Cardigans are an unexpected summer men’s trend this year. Invest in a high-end piece to ensure it lasts for years to come.

Rivet put together the best back-to-school looks for boys, including functional basics like denim, sustainable backpacks and face masks.


J.Crew Chambray Button-Down

Denim shirts are a back-to-school staple. Personalize yours with a custom monogram, offered by J.Crew.

Rivet put together the best back-to-school looks for boys, including functional basics like denim, sustainable backpacks and face masks.


Gap Family Unisex Face Masks (8-pack)

Stay safe when schools reopen. This 8-pack of unisex face masks feature as assortment of sky- and camo-inspired prints that are appropriate for any occasion.

Rivet put together the best back-to-school looks for boys, including functional basics like denim, sustainable backpacks and face masks.

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