Sneak Peek: May Collection Inspiration

It’s that time again — our next monthly release is almost here! We’re less than 24 hours away from the drop of our May collection and believe us when we say we’re just as excited as you are! For April, we just started to dip our toes into warm-weather style and now by May, we’re full-on ready for summer! Our May release is super special and we can’t wait to show it to you! But first, we got the scoop on our latest collection from none other than our VP of Design herself, Madeline Katzel! Let’s see what she had to say about May!

MJC: We’re so excited to learn more about the May release. Can you start by telling us about the colors you chose?

MK: “May’s color palette has all the happy hues of the rainbow! These few brighter pops are for true summertime.”

MJC: We love rainbows! What was your initial inspiration when designing for the May release?

MK: “Summer! To me, May is really the first month to get outside and enjoy the warmth of the summer months to come.”

MJC: Are there any special details this month that stand out to you?

MK: “Yes — there are SO many nods to rainbows this month. One dress has an entire paneled rainbow on it— and of course, it’s super twirly!”

MJC: Oooh! Tell us more about this dress!

MK: “The Charms Dress is one of my favorites. Not only is each separate panel the most gorgeous shade, but when they’re all put together it makes the perfect rainbow. Not to mention, it’s so twirly and fun making it an amazing dress for summer!”

MJC: So fun! Let’s chat about the women’s line next. Which style is your favorite?

MK: “I love the Sunset Season Maxi Dress. It’s super comfy and so stylish — plus, I love the vertical stripes! I’ll be wearing mine with a denim jacket on top.”

MJC: Before we go, there is a big holiday coming up — Mother’s Day. If someone is looking for a great gift for their mom or maybe even treat themselves, what style would you recommend?

MK: “I think the Changes Open Cardi is the perfect gift for mom. It’s an open stitch kimono, making it a beautiful layer to work over everything.”

We know you are super excited for tomorrow’s release! What are you most excited to shop? Comment below!


How to Mix and Match Our Girls April Separates

One of the best thing about our girls line is that it’s always designed to mix and match in so many ways. Just a few pieces can create multiple outfits, so you can truly get so much out of each style! Our April line is no different, with the colorful spring pieces creating so many bold and playful combinations.

Not sure where to start? Let us help! To get the most out of each item, you want to create a mini capsule wardrobe. Essentially, you want to select pieces that all pair back to each other with ease (which is super easy at Matilda Jane). We recommend starting with five items, which can mix and match into six different outfits. You’ll want to choose two tops, two bottoms and one dress. Here’s how you can do it for April.

We chose the Born to Be Brave Top and Pandemonium Tunic for our tops to have a short-sleeved and sleeveless option. For bottoms, we chose a legging, the Let’s Be Loud Legging, and a shortie, the Fearless Shortie. Although any of our super fun dresses would be great options, we love the twirliness of our Dot A Lot Dress. Now it’s time to mix and match!

Now it’s your turn! Share with us how you mix and match your Matilda Jane styles on Instagram using the hashtag #mjmixandmatch so we can see your combinations!


How to Wear It: Far Away Dress

We love a good versatile piece. You know the ones — those pieces in your wardrobe that you can wear so many ways for any type of occasion. These styles are the backbone of your wardrobe, able to be mixed and matched with so many other pieces. Well, we are super excited to introduce you to our new favorite dress! The Far Away Dress is one of those oh-so-versatile styles that you’re going to have so much fun styling all the different ways.

It’s made of a knit jersey fabric, so you know you’ll feel crazy comfortable, while looking polished and put together! This super-soft fabric drapes so beautifully, with the skirt falling to a flattering mid-calf length. However, if we had to choose just one thing we love most about the Far Away Dress, it would be the dusty blue hue. This gorgeous color coordinates beautifully with just about any color or print you pair with it.

If you’re needing a little outfit inspiration of how to style it, we have you covered. Although it’s officially spring, it still can be a little chilly some days, so we’re showing you how to style it both now and later when it gets warmer.

Wear Now

If it’s a bit breezy outside, cover up with our gorgeous Family Time Kimono. From there, the options are endless: belt it or wear freely flowing, wear a casual sneaker or fun flat, and choose any accessories you fancy! We love dressing it down a bit with a stylish sneaker and colorful earrings for the farmer’s market.

wear now - far away dress

Wear Later

Once the weather heats up, this dress can easily standalone as a pretty girl’s night out or date night outfit. Slip into some strappy wedge heels and layer on some simple jewelry to let the dress really shine! The v-neckline of this dress is great for a long necklace. Once you select your necklace, choose some coordinating earrings and your look is good to go!

wear later - far away dress