There are just some things that are meant to be….like peanut butter and jelly, Luke and Lorelai and Alexander Graham Bell and the telly! ? These things, people and yummy delights just go together, no question about it. Well, this season we have just a few pieces that could fit amongst these historic combinations as we introduce our Perfectly Paired Collection.
That’s right! This is the perfect chance to find those must have pieces, stock up for those school dress codes aaannnddd best of all catch a little peak into the hues that adorn the fall collection that we will be bringing your way in just a few short weeks! These pieces are not only going to be the perfect selections for all the pieces that are currently in you and your little one’s closet but be careful, they just might become your new go-to favorites!
We caught up with Madeline, our VP of Design, Product Development & Sourcing, here at MJC home office. Madeline gave us the skinny on our newest collection and the pretty pieces that make their debut in the release.
Q. Where did the initial inspiration come from for the Perfectly Paired collection? And how did you and your team bring these ideas to life?
A. The inspiration for our basics collection came from our Trunk Keepers! We are constantly looking to create an amazing assortment. Whether it is a mom working with uniform guidelines and dress codes or everyday outfitting, we are always hearing that the TK’s needed cute solids. One reason is to help customers mix and match their favorite pieces and another is to entice new customers to the brand that might lean towards the solids. And so our Perfectly Paired collection was brought to life!
Q. Uniforms are something that our little MJ fans have to work around, how did you and the team go about designing to support these dress codes?
A. When it came to designing our uniforms, we took cues from our friends and customers whose littles require them. We thought it would be so fun to have uniform friendly clothing, following all the rules but with the quintessential MJ feel. We added collars to some of our favorite pieces and colored them up in uniform friendly navy, pink and cream.
Q. Matilda Jane is an unpredictable clothing company…what makes our pretty pieces special and unlike the rest?
A. Even our solid items have all the special details that you would find in our trunk line. From ruffles, unique buttons and super soft fabric….all of the things that make MJ customers love our product are included in these styles as well.
Q. Why is this round of pretty pieces different from our past basic collections?
A. This time we took all of our learnings from our first two basic releases and incorporated them in to this one with the hopes that we can solve to all of our customers’ needs. Seriously, the knit fabric that we use for our Perfectly Paired collection is one of the best qualities you will find in kids wear. We take a great knit jersey and add a finishing process to it to achieve the super soft and thick hand feel that MJ has been known for since our beginnings. They pair beautifully with the upcoming fall line up and as well as our past collections as well! We all love that about MJ.
Q. How do you plan to bring these Perfectly Paired women’s pieces to your style?
A. Oh my goodness! I live in the women’s basics line. I am constantly in our bottoms, who doesn’t love a good knit pant?! Especially when they are so soft and comfy. I also have all of the maxi dresses and can’t wait to layer in some of the solid tees. They will be perfect under any of my sweaters or jackets when we start to head into those cooler months.
When it comes to our newest pieces, our Perfectly Paired collection truly coordinates with everything in our fall collection that we are so excited to launch on August 1st. Click here to see all the goodness we have to offer in baby, girls, tween and women’s so you can start styling away today. We’ve got you covered from her bows to her toes….talk about a fool proof equation for the perfect look on their first day school!