Back to school shopping – the coolest kids wear from Tea Collection

Back to School Shopping Guide by Cool Mom PicksThis post, and the awesome giveaway, is brought to you by our amazing sponsor Tea Collection!


When Tea Collection asked us to share our favorite clothing of their fall collection with you were were like uh…is there a maximum number we can do? For years we’ve been avid fans of the beautiful design, sturdy construction, and timeless styling of their cotton wear for kids. In fact, our own kids live in it.

 

tea collection 2011
tea collection 2011


Each year, their collection is inspired by a different culture or region of the world. We loved last spring’s nod to Spain, and this year’s wearable “Modern Mexico” collection is no different, with its earthy basics blended with poppy stripes and patterns.

If we had a million dollars–or even just $100, here’s are our favorite items for boys and girls that would make our list.

[see our picks after the jump plus a chance for 2 of you to win a Tea shopping spree!]

BOYS:




Mexican wrestler tee

Señor azul tee
How awesome are Mexican wrestling graphics? Señor Azul is tough, he’s cool, and he means business. ($30)




Kids' Daytripper jeans from Tea Collection


Daytripper Jeans
These simple, classic jeans go with everything, and really last through multiple kids. We know; we’ve done it.  ($49)




Lucha Libre kids' hoodie


Lucha Libre wrestling hoodie

As far as hoodies go, we are in love with the bold colors and totally fun graphics. He’ll be easy to pick out of the ring, er, crowd in this bright choice that’s a fun alternative to mainstream sports logos. ($49)




Kids' cargo pants by Tea Collection


Surplus playwear pants
Lizard canvas pants are a smart wardrobe staple. Grab the khaki if you’re looking for durable uniform bottoms that still have that cargo-esque feeling without getting too baggy. ($35)




Boys' clothing set from Tea Collection


Viva zocalo 5-piece set
This complete set is a fantastic bargain, and it makes early mornings a cinch since everything matches. All he’ll need to do is reach into a drawer, grab something, and come out looking cute.

(On sale for $149, includes great day of the dead tee!)



GIRLS:


Girls tunic top by Tea Collection


Polanco chambray top combo


Paired with the skinny stretch leggings this is an outfit that can go from classroom to playground and back again. We’ve always loved tunic tops like this because kids can often wear them for two or three years; just switch from leggings to pants as it gets shorter. (top $49, leggings $22)





Ancho Chile stripe dress


Dressed up or down, the stripes are bold, bright alternative to the sea
of dainty patterns our girls often have to choose from. All the dresses from Tea this year are really fun, but we’re adoring the turqouise and we know our daughters will too.  ($39)





Hacienda stripe dress


Subtle stripes in a soft french terry will keep them cool and comfortable as the seasons change. Plus, we just can’t give up stripes for fall!  ($45)






-denim look skinny pants


Are they jeans? Are they leggings? They’re both, only soft, and the perfect pairing for long tunics or breezy dresses. ($39)





Simple take on ribbon metallic sneakers


We don’t know one girl who wouldn’t loooove these. These sneakers have enough metallic to make them stand out but not shine like a disco ball. We love shoes that lets girls feel as girlie as they want to be, but still lets them get out on the monkey boys and do their thing. ($48)




Thanks, everyone, for your patience!  The winners of the Tea Collection giveaway are Melissa W. and Elaine C.  Congratulations!

Cool Mom Staff

We spend our time looking for cool stuff so you don't have to. Hope this one fits the bill.

7 Comments

  • Reply August 11, 2011

    Frances

    These are so cute. Chasing Fireflies has some really cute back to school stuff, too.

  • Reply August 11, 2011

    ATLMOM

    Love the hoodie! Will you let your readers know when anything goes on sale?

  • Reply August 11, 2011

    mary branham

    Such cool clothes for little kids

  • Reply August 12, 2011

    EMMA L HORTON

    WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS FOR MY GRANDDAUGHTER

  • Reply August 12, 2011

    Liza Kramer

    I like the denim look skinny pants!

  • Reply August 22, 2011

    jo

    Who won the tea collection contest?

  • Reply August 22, 2011

    Ana

    Stay tuned for the announcement of the winners!

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