Every season Tea Collection travels to a new destination to find inspiration for their kids clothes collection. For this fall, the team traveled to Mexico and created a colorful line called “Modern Mexico.” Despite the varied scenery, people and culture providing inspiration, there are some things you can expect from Tea Collection every season: high quality and great style.
Modern Mexico – Let’s Go!
We came back home ready to try our own hand at mixing contemporary kitsch with Mexican folk art and layering floral and plaid patterns and textures with embroidery. We took sarape patterns and brought them to life in striped splendor on ponchos and hoodies. The magic of Mexico came back with us in two-tone azul patterns, flower prints and colorful graphics with a Mayan and pop culture spirit. We know you’ll love how it comes to life in our back-to-school clothes.
Fall Pieces for Girls
Tea Collection pieces have become staples in my daughter’s wardrobe season after season. (For some examples, check out all the Tea on the 365 blog.) This fall will be no exception as she received some great dresses and a pair of leggings from the Modern Mexico collection.
A sure bet every season from Tea is the 100% cotton Daily Tea dresses. They are perfect to wear on their own and look fab with leggings in cooler weather. The Androna Yoke Dress ($30) is no exception. The style is super easy to wear and is perfect for school and play. I love the unique neckline on this dress and the detail of the single pocket on the skirt.
My daughter is always moving and needs her clothes to keep up with her. She likes to run everywhere and is as rough and tumble as you can imagine. But, she insists on wearing dresses everyday. I was nervous that the very pretty Flores de Calabaza Dress (eg. $55, on sale for $41) was too dainty to stand her lifestyle. The tie-belt and the notched neckline are sweet details that add to the pretty factor of this stylish dress.
But it held up perfectly well as she cheered on her brother at a soccer game. (Read: ran onto the field, joined the huddles and rolled around on the ground.)
It was a chilly morning so it was perfect paired with the Skinny Pointelle Leggings ($25) in Ochre. Available in five colors, the pointelle detail is just perfection. These are the kind of leggings you buy in several colors.
I was delighted to receive the Dia de Mercado Dress ($55) because it caught my eye the moment I saw it on the Tea Collection website. I just love the silhouette of this dress. It’s one of those that can easily be worn for years – first as a dress and then as a top with jeans or leggings. My daughter wore it for a big family day on the town (i.e. lunch and a children’s museum) and she’s worn it to school. The Pointelle Leggings would also be great with this dress.
To Buy or Not to Buy
To Buy… It’s no secret I adore Tea Collection, but I will continue to sing the praises of the clothes until, well, forever. This fall’s collection is colorful, unique and uber-stylish.
Or Not to Buy… I have to admit the boy’s Modern Mexico collection doesn’t wow me as much as the girl’s. But, there’s still plenty on the site to keep my credit card busy…