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Week of Outfits: Anton

Week of Outfits: Anton

Now that Anton is 5 1/2, he has gotten into defining his own style — from cowboy hats to shark tees. His approach matches his animal-loving, rough-and-tumble personality, and he was excited to take some pictures. Here, Anton shares five go-to looks (and some shark fun facts!)…

Week of Outfits: Anton

Jacket: Uniqlo. Tee: The Mountain. Cargo pants: Uniqlo, similar. Boots: Western Spirit. Hat: Aeromax.

“I got this cowboy hat for Halloween. You can carry things on it. At the grocery store, I put oyster crackers in it for a second. This is a cheetah shirt. Everyone thinks it’s a lion. But it’s a cheetah. They’re the fastest runners.”

Week of Outfits: Anton

Jacket: Uniqlo. Sweater: H&M, similar. Cargo pants: Uniqlo, similar. Boots: Western Spirit.

“I got these boots on Halloween, too. Some people don’t say anything about my cowboy boots, but some people are like, ‘Hello! I love your boots!’ Some people are even like, ‘I love your boots so much that I have to sing about those boots-boots-boo-boo-boots!'”

Week of Outfits: Anton

“My friend gave me this clip at recess. I put it on my sweater. People can put things on their shirts.”

Anton's week of outfits

Tee: The Mountain. Pants: similar. Boots: Western Spirit.

“Here, I was looking at the ceiling at the aquarium. There were pretty lights and pretty stars. There are whale sharks there. I love sharks. Dad let me watch part of Sharknado. I told my friends that my T-shirt has a picture of our pet shark. Maybe don’t tell them we don’t have a pet shark. ”

Week of Outfits: Anton

Pajama top (worn as regular top): Primary. Pants: similar. Backpack: SoYoung.

“Green is my favorite color. I like this shark backpack. I like how sharks have dark eyes, almost black. If they’re deep in the ocean, they can still see. But you couldn’t see them. You would have to get out of there.”

Week of Outfits: Anton

Sweater: babaà (gift). Pants: babaà (gift).

“This is my comfiest outfit. It feels like pajamas, but it’s not pajamas. I just like being cool. I don’t know, I just know. When I grow up, I’m definitely going to have a belt. I’m going to wear what Dad wears. I mean, I’m going to wear a button down shirt, a belt and a beard. When I grow up, I might actually BE Dad.”

P.S. Talking to kids, and more weeks of outfits — including Toby’s! :)

  1. Whitney Ryan says...

    This is the cutest and made me smile!

  2. Caitlin says...

    Anton’s quotes are the sweetest. I giggled all the way through them.

  3. Erin says...

    Ahhh. That was awesome! Do one with my daughter! She is the same age as Anton and I would love to see what she puts together and says. :)

  4. Sadie says...

    Love it. I have a shark-lover as well. If we don’t have any clean shark clothes, or dinosaur clothes, there are problems.

  5. Charlotte K says...

    I was visiting NYC when you posted this, and all I had with me was my phone, so I had to save the post so I could see it full screen and do it justice. Stylin’ Anton!!! (Green is my favorite color also)

  6. Andrea says...

    This might be my favorite post ever! Such eclectic cool style Anton!

  7. Katie H says...

    He’s a hoot hoot hoo hoo hoot! And so stylish! Thanks for the peek into your world, Anton.

  8. Susan says...

    What a cool dude. Those outfits would look right at home on a rock star.

  9. Gabby B says...

    My heart.. my ovaries… thank you, Anton, for making my day!

  10. Kerry says...

    Kids are just the coolest! You rock, Anton!

  11. Bethany says...

    “Maybe don’t tell them we don’t have a pet shark. ”

  12. Pam says...

    Love this post! I had me walking down memory lane with my boys….got to love a boy in boots!!!!

  13. Alisa says...

    Anton, you are so inspiring. People CAN put things on their shirts indeed! I just might try it.

  14. Holly Daws says...

    This is FOR SURE the best, most inspiring week of outfits! Effortlessly cool.

  15. Jeni says...

    Omg Anton is so big now!!! This was my favorite week of outfits. The green and rust is so my colors! Those boots are amazing!!!!!! Sharks are equally amazing!

  16. Linda says...

    Sweet lovie. <3

  17. Pamela Selph says...

    What a sweetheart. He will love reading this when he is older. I don’t do any blogging but I try to write down quirky little things my kids say or do on my wall calendar. Instead of just stuff like “dentist appt.”

  18. Mary says...

    “I don’t know, I just know.” DYING. And that second outfit is a lewk! My girl is about to turn 5 and my heart breaks because 4 has been SO FUN. But this reminded me that every age holds so much magic. Thanks for sharing your darling boys with us.

  19. stephanie says...

    I love everything about this. Thanks for featuring Anton!

  20. Julie says...

    OMG “My friend gave me this clip at recess. I put it on my sweater. People can put things on their shirts.”

  21. Marie says...

    OH MY GOD how has this not happened sooner?!?!?!?! This was ADORABLE. Thank you Anton for sharing!

  22. Alison says...

    The coolest!

  23. Kat Walker says...

    He is so much cooler than me.

  24. Kathleen says...

    I am rolling on the floor laughing, this is the CUTEST!!!!!

  25. Kate says...

    Anton has a much more defined aesthetic than most adults I know! Amazing.

  26. Sandra says...

    So adorable

  27. Stephanie says...

    I love every one of these, but this is my favorite so far!!

  28. Adrianne says...

    This is by far my favorite Week of Outfits to date!

  29. Meagan Anderson-Pira says...

    Anton is by far my favorite of your contributors! I love his advice on rental cars and now his stylish aesthetic. Can’t wait for him to get a belt :)

  30. Claire says...

    Looking good, Anton! Good choice on the red cowboy boots!

  31. Sasha L says...

    I thought it was a lion shirt!! Whew, so glad I read this post and got the facts straight.

    This adorableness made my whole day ❤️

  32. Alexis says...

    MADE MY DAY

  33. Andrea says...

    Every time I read Toby and Anton in conversation, or now about Anton’s week of outfits, I secretly hope we someday have a boy. ❤️

  34. Amy says...

    The sunglasses. I need those.

  35. Shelley Ahrens says...

    Best week of outfits, EVER! Oh my goodness. I laughed and cried, from laughing. I will also be busting out your boot song precious boy.

  36. How wonderful, Anton! Thank you for sharing. I always love reading about children’s thoughts on clothes, friends, life. I look forward to your next post.

  37. Jessie Frey says...

    next time i wear some boots, i’m going to sing that boot song

  38. Oh my heart! What an amazing child! and that missing tooth…

    Now I desperately need to hug my grandchildren, who also love animals.

  39. Laura says...

    I am deceased

    • Samantha says...

      same

    • Jackie says...

      yep

  40. Ilona says...

    I.Can’t.Even.

    No worries Anton, your shark secret is safe with us!

  41. TNelly says...

    When I grow up, I might actually BE Dad.” Made me LOL for reals out loud. Love it Anton, love it.

  42. Melanie says...

    Thank you so much for sharing this adorable post!! I really love how Anton expresses his personality through his outfits. I think it is so important to allow children to explore themselves through clothes if they want to. When I was a little girl, my mother would let me pick my outfits every morning and I am told I would wear very eccentric and colorful outfits (I have some rad pics from the early 90s that support this claim). At the teacher-parent meeting, my kindergarten teacher told my mother she should show me how to coordinate my outfits like the other parents did for their children. My mother just chuckled (the teacher didn’t know my mother was a stylist and pattern maker and studied fashion in Paris). The next morning, she did an experiment and laid out a “coordinated” outfit for me. My response was: “no mom, kids where COLORFUL clothes!!” She never tried that again :)

  43. so in love! He has got it!

  44. Jess. says...

    And then he said, ” I mean, I’m going to wear a button down shirt, a belt and a beard. When I grow up, I might actually BE Dad,” and my heart exploded. He’s perfect. I must confess, I thought it was a lion at first. You don’t really see the cheetah spots with the jacket on.

  45. This is the best. How do you stand it?! This kid is going to DO things.
    Ps. I truly want to recreate his shark T-shirt aquarium outfit.

  46. Carol Wynn says...

    Anton’s post just warmed my heart! His sense of style is his own and that is how it should be. Please let him know that.

  47. Rachel says...

    Omg that was great thanks for sharing Anton! Luuurve your cowboy boots I’m still hunting for a pair for myself and your green t-shirt that’s a pj shirt looks great on you! Love your beige trousers too very stylish! I’m curious to see what styles my to boys will have as they grow up!

  48. Jackie says...

    I sometimes don’t know what to do with those little clips when they aren’t holding my papers anymore! What a great idea! Loved reading this post…so cute!

  49. Kelly says...

    Lots of hearts on this one. When my youngest Seth went to his first day of preschool he got a bright yellow ribbon – the kind that people win at horse shows with lots of ruffles and lace. In the center of the ribbon, one of the teachers or helpers wrote ‘Seph’. That’s how Seth said his name as a three year old. He wore that ribbon every single day right in the middle of his chest for a very long time, months. Everywhere we went we had to explain to everyone who asked that his name was actually ‘Seth’ not ‘Seph.’ He’s now in college and I how I long for the days when he thought wearing a bright yellow ribbon on his shirt was the height of cool. <3

  50. Meghan T. says...

    Can this get anymore adorable?! I think he would be a perfect match for my 6 year old Sophie, just saying :)

  51. Kate says...

    Oh my gosh this is everything. I’m pregnant with our first (it’s a boy!!) and I’m torn between not wanting to wish away a single day and also so, so looking forward to this age.

  52. KL says...

    How sweet are your boys? I love their confidence! I hope they never lose it.

  53. Kate says...

    This is THE best! What a confident, smart and stylish guy!

  54. peg says...

    This is great! Thanks, Anton!

  55. Nigerian Girl says...

    Ah, be still my heart. You are a natural born style star and rock star, Anton. God bless you and keep you.

  56. Keri says...

    If Anton likes Sharks I highly recommend “Sharkwater” documentary. It is probably not all kid friendly (it gets into the topic of shark finning) but there are amazing shark facts and beautiful cinematography

  57. lorena says...

    the best ever, definately copycatting some of those outfits! He knows what he is doing and he is doing it so well.

  58. Veronika says...

    Aw, you are a lucky mum!! so adorable, and his style I mean…!!!

  59. Jovita says...

    What a cutie! So curious, funny and at ease with himself, too! <3

  60. Dajana says...

    I love him and his cool cat commentary.
    “I don’t know, I just know.” 👌🏻

  61. Kelly says...

    This is my favorite! I love his pink clip! What a doll!

  62. Darina says...

    Oh Joanna! He is the cutest. And I never realized how much he looks like Alex!! What a sweet soul.

  63. rae says...

    I love “…I might actually BE Dad.”
    What a sweet, cool kid. Who loves sharks! The best. Thanks for sharing this.

  64. Joni says...

    Anton dresses why better than I do!

  65. Barb says...

    The commentary!! He is delightful.

  66. vanessa says...

    ohhhh my goodness I love this SO MUCH!!!

  67. Patricia says...

    Your boys are the sweetest, and I just love their individual personalities. This guy is really rockin those boots, I think I need a pair lol

  68. Lori says...

    Oh my gosh, he’s the cutest. Thanks for sharing his words along with his outfits!

  69. Jamie says...

    This is the best thing on the internet. ♥️

  70. LP says...

    He’s perfect!

  71. The kid’s got a huge personality which is fabulous. I have a 41/2 year old who loves his clothes and is obsessed with sharks too and I can hear him so much here when anton is speaking.

  72. Amy Walton says...

    I love this so much!!! <3

  73. Lucy says...

    This makes me so happy! What a special little dude🦈💕