Simple Outfit Ideas for Baby Boys

Raise your hand if you’re a little (or a lot) picky about what your kids wear. *Raises hand*

Don’t get me wrong; we’re always happy with second-hand goodies and other thoughtful gifts, so no complaints there. But when it comes to my personal shopping cart, you won’t see a ton of stuff with brand names and funny sayings across the chest. We like to keep things super simple around here.

I never expected to have this problem, but I’ve realized it is tough finding cute clothes for my baby boy. Never mind the fact that he grows like a weed, and by the time my Amazon order is dropped on the doorstep, he doesn’t fit in it anymore. When something does fit him, it only comes in baby blue. Nothing against baby blue, guys, but I’d like to see my son sporting some black, grays, and greens too!

Girl clothes come in such variety; the frills and glitter and hundreds of color shades and sleeve lengths, it’s borderline outrageous. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t buy much of that stuff when my daughter was a baby either, because again, they grow like weeds and I like simple wardrobes and minimal laundry.

But every now and then, I come across a cute little shop with hand-stitched clothing in soft, dreamy styles…and I just absolutely fall in love. If I find something that isn’t baby blue that fits my son, I immediately try to think of simple ways to put an outfit together on the cheap. And then I jump in, and make the purchase, if I truly love the outfit.

The easiest way to style simple outfits for a baby boy, is to buy sturdy, versatile stuff. I’m here to tell you that cute little outfits like this one from Alpine Baby Co, make for adorable pictures, wild adventures, comfy snoozing sessions, and snuggly winter days.

The long-sleeve onesie is ideal for chilly Fall and Winter evenings, and it is soft as a baby’s butt…my husband still jokes about how he never understood that saying until he had kids and changed diapers. Babies butts (and chunky thighs) really are so, so soft. This onesie has three easy snaps at the bottom, like most onesies, but that really simplifies the outfit when you have small squirmy babies. I’m not constantly trying to straighten and adjust loose clothing, because everything stays snapped and right in its place.

The hand-stitched knee patches were a brilliant idea, and they make a cute addition to the style and look of the pants. It’ll be a few more months before my baby boy is able to crawl, but I’ll be stocking up on more of these when the time comes.

I especially love these outfits because of the message they convey. Colors inspired by nature, comfy fabrics, and sturdy material. These clothes are truly built for adventure, and teaching our kids to unplug and enjoy outdoor adventure is something I can get behind.

The best baby outfit ideas are the ones that hold up under pressure, and match a variety of the pieces that you already have hanging in baby’s closet. So the simplest of outfits is going to be a cute onesie, and matching pants/bottoms. The little mountain peaks on these bottoms make me want to pack up the kids and go for a long hike. Maybe we’ll just do that this weekend! Look at this cute little chunk, chilling in his beach wagon and ready for adventure.

If you’re looking for simple outfit ideas for your baby boy (or girl), I think I just granted your wish. Alpine Baby Co. sells ethical, organic, American-made cotton clothes, with pre-planned outfit bundles or individual pieces to mix and match. It doesn’t get any easier, or cuter, than this!

Thank you to Alpine Baby Co for partnering on this post.

For purchasing reference, my baby is 12 weeks old, weighs 19 pounds, and the 3-6 month bundle outfit is a little bit snug. My kid is chunky, so I would say these clothes run true to size in most cases, but size up if you have a big baby!


  1. Ching

    October 22, 2017 at 6:52 am

    I was totally saying “awww” out loud when I saw the outfit then totally said it louder when I saw the picture if your baby in the outfit! Don’t have kids but love the nature, outdoorsy concept!

    1. Cate

      October 23, 2017 at 12:09 am

      Haha, you’re too sweet. Thank you so much! I love these little outdoorsy outfits, and I hope my kids will enjoy nature as much as I do! My son is such a HAM 🙂 Thank you for reading and commenting. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Megan

    October 22, 2017 at 7:23 am

    This was helpful I’ll keep this article in mind when I have to purchase baby boy clothes for baby shower gifts . It’s also nice to know that this brand is made ethically. I really like that.

    1. Cate

      October 23, 2017 at 12:07 am

      Such a great idea for baby shower gifts! Little shops like this make my heart so happy, especially when you receive your order and it’s wrapped so nicely. You can see the love that small shops put into their work. These particular outfits from Alpine Baby Co. have a little pine branch wrapped around the packaging when it’s delivered, and smells sooo wonderful! Thank you for reading and commenting, I appreciate the time it takes and the support for my blog. Have a great afternoon!

  3. Syntich

    October 22, 2017 at 9:16 am

    I love the colours too. I raise my hands for being picky in what my baby girl wears. I love neutral colours for her.

    1. Cate

      October 23, 2017 at 12:04 am

      I LOVE neutrals too! I was surprised that department stores don’t have very many blacks and greys and browns, even for boys. Just one more good reason to shop small. Thank you for reading and for supporting my blog, it means so much to me! Have a wonderful Sunday!

  4. Roger

    October 22, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    What a cute outfit for a baby boy. I particularly like the cute knee patch. Thank you

    1. Cate

      October 23, 2017 at 12:03 am

      Thank you, I love the knee patches too! And I appreciate your support on my blog!

  5. Unbox Knowledge

    October 24, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Great to know this. Keep it up Cate

  6. Dominika

    November 5, 2017 at 3:58 am

    I love this outfit, the trouser kinda looks like army print but very cool. It must be tough to choose outfits for babies.

    1. Cate

      November 5, 2017 at 4:16 am

      Thank you, I think it’s the cutest outfit but he’s getting too fat for it already, booo! Hahaha. Thanks for commenting!

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