Category: Behind the Design

A Taste of Aloha: Polynesian Inspired Prints

Polynesian Prints

Tourists from all over the world are drawn to the Hawaiian Islands for their paradise charm. And while the surreal white-sand beaches, lush jungles and mesmerizing sunsets make for an incredibly relaxing escape, there’s so much fascinating culture to experience as well.

Hawaii’s rich native culture has its origins in the Polynesians who, over 1,000 years ago, voyaged from the Marquesas Islands in handmade canoes. Today, Polynesian influence can be seen everywhere from art and dance, to traditional delicacies. See how some of these traditions made their way onto our latest designs.

Wild Wonders: Meet the Critters of the West Coast

Hawaiian Florals

The West Coast is made up of so many different micro-climates. From the northernmost part of Washington to the border of Baja, it’s a magical Mediterranean environment. Think sweeping coastal beaches full of marine life, and seasonally mild temps. However, venture inland and you’ll find yourself amidst a unique combination of surroundings—snowy, towering Sierras and redwood covered forests, flat, rural farmlands, and eventually a hot, dusty desert landscape. With such a rich and varied ecosystem, it’s no wonder the Pacific Coast is a welcoming habitat for so many wonderful plant and animal species.

Cool Off with Cold Shoulders

Girls Cold Shoulder Dress

When the weather is warm and the days are long, there’s nothing like a cool shoulder and a best friend. Cold shoulders made a serious comeback for fall and we loved the look so much that we decided to give it a summertime twist.

A casual continuation of the popular 80’s off-shoulder trend, the cold shoulder is a bit more bohemian than its dramatic bare shoulder sister. Cut-out versus cut-off, this stylish design gives a relaxed look to tops and dresses. Plus its thin, subtle strap turns a trendy piece into a play-ready staple.

Brights are Back: Soak Up Summer in Sunny Neons

Boys Tiger Graphic Tee

Summer style is always heavy on the bold and brights, but this year trends called for a flashback to 80’s electro-pop colors. So, we’ve taken all of your favorite sunny palettes and amped up the intensity to bring you flashy neon accents that will instantly liven up your little citizens’ outfits.

Discover our new #trendingtea looks, designed to stand out.

Wandering West for Summer

West Coast Inspired Style

Spring Break has come and gone which means, pretty soon, summer will be upon us. Time to swap out the scarves for sunnies and head west where big swells, blue skies and endless ocean awaits. From the carefree surfer culture of SoCal to Hawaii’s tropical aloha vibes, join us as we soak up the warm air and laid-back lifestyle of the West Coast.

A Parade of Prints: Discover Fresh Styles and Big Easy Flair

New Orleans

There’s something truly magical about New Orleans that captivates the hearts of all who visit. Maybe it’s the southern hospitality and Parisian ambiance, or that the streets are always dancing with the sounds of soulful beats and the smell of Creole spice and hot jambalaya… or perhaps it’s the revelry that ignites the city come any big win or celebration. There’s this ‘anything goes’ attitude that makes you feel right at home. And just to make sure you feel extra welcome, the city allows anyone to throw their own welcome party parade! All you need is a quick permit, a brass-band and the perfect parading ensemble.