Women’s Fall Outfit Inspiration

September is finally here, which means we can unabashedly talk about our love of fall. With our highly anticipated September release yesterday, we are all in on everything autumn and can’t wait to share more about our favorite season in the coming weeks. Today we wanted to kick off our fall content with a few of our favorite fall outfits for women. Keep reading to get some major outfit inspiration for your fall weekends!

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Pumpkin Patch to the Farmer’s Market

Oh, how we could go on and on about all of our favorite fall activities from apple picking and chilling at the pumpkin patch to perusing the farmer’s market and drinking hot cider! There are so many fun ways to spend your autumn afternoons (and SO many cute photo ops)! For your fall funtivities, you need an outfit that is both stylish and comfortable and we have just the thing. Our Perfect in Purple Top has a comfortable, easy fit in a super-soft knit fabric with a flattering peplum hem and bell sleeves. Pair it with a more casual, medium-wash jean and your favorite ankle boots. Layer on a fun necklace and a few bracelets to complete your look.

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Time for a Date Night

We have a sneaky feeling that our new Best of the Best Dress is going to become your fall go-to for ANY occasion. The luxuriously soft knit fabric drapes beautifully giving this tiered dress the perfect amount of flounce and twirl. Just like all of our favorite dresses, this dress is so easy to dress up or down, making it perfect for date night. Wear it during the day with a sneaker and dress it up for date night with a sleek riding boot. Toss on an oversized scarf, wearing it as a wrap or scarf depending your mood!

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Always On the Go

If there is something that is true of every fall, it’s that we’re constantly on the go! Between shuttling the kiddos around, meeting up with girlfriends and running errands, we manage to keep our schedules full. For days like these, you need a uniform that can keep up! Our Enjoy the Journey Tee is an update on the classic t-shirt with a pretty eyelet sleeve in a gorgeous lavender hue. Slip into your favorite jeans, put on your comfiest sneakers and throw your hair back with a cute headband, because you have a busy day ahead!

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Which look is your favorite? Comment below! Then, shop our new arrivals here.

     

September 2020 Collection Inspiration

September is one of our very favorite months! At the beginning of the month, you’re still savoring those final days of summer, but by the end, it’s fully transitioned to fall weather. There’s so much to love about fall between the changing leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything and cozier, layered style. Our September line captures the essence of fall and excitement that comes with the turn of the seasons. We chatted with Design Director, Meagan Miller to get the scoop on our latest collection!

MJC: Tell us a little about the September line!

Meagan Miller: “September introduces the beautiful, vibrant, rich colors of fall. There are a lot of knit pieces for easy, comfortable and cozy outfits. A lot of great layering options, along with fun, whimsical accessories for perfect outfitting.”

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MJC: When you started to create September, what were some things that inspired the designs?

MM: “Our trip to the PNW was filled with a lot inspiration, focusing on our surrounding, sights,  laughs and memories. We wanted the prints to really be the focus, keeping styles simpler and adding the perfect trims and details for that magical touch.”

MJC: Tell us about the color palette! Are there any prints you just LOVE?

MM: “While we were in Seattle, we were very inspired by Pike Place Market, which offered buckets filled with fresh fall flowers. The deep plumes, purples were just the perfect colors for September. The color palette was also inspired by our surroundings: the rich, golden sun that cascaded over the mountains, the deep blue ocean and the stunning trees along the road trip.”

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MJC: What is your favorite girls style for September?

MM: “It’s so hard to pick just one. The Perfect Fantasy Dress is one of my most favorites of all. I love the hand-painted technique that Maggie used in creating this gorgeous floral. The golden ground color with layers of pink and purples is perfection. This print paired with the beautiful, knit double-layer skirt is pure magic. I also love all the things that the Sweet and Pink Dress has to offer — the best twirl, the sweet button details and the softest knit makes for the most perfect bows-to-toes outfits.”

MJC: Lastly, which women’s piece is your personal favorite?

MM: “I think all of the women’s tops are great this month, but I especially love the Perfect In Purple Top. The modal fabric is so soft, the styling is very flattering, and the simple dot adds a bit a whimsy for mom. I would pair this with any of our jeans, a little bootie and either a fun necklace or earring.”

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The Special Meaning Behind Our Soda-Lightful Dress

At Matilda Jane, we are all about the details! Every dress, top and bow is designed with special attention and care, thoughtfully selecting the trims and buttons and perfecting the prints. Although we love every piece we design, certain styles hold an extra special place in our hearts — the Soda-Lightful Dress is one of those pieces. We chatted with Director of Merchandising, Brenen Miller, to hear firsthand how the Soda-Lightful Dress came to life.

“Our team for Girls and Baby is super special. As individuals we are uniquely different, but share so many common interests from the vision of the brand to our personal lives. Meagan (Design Director) leads with insight, experience, and creativity that is so whimsical and genuine, it comes across in all of her designs. Melissa (Designer) brings a beautiful perspective having worked directly for our founder Denise, and spending so many years designing and cultivating Platinum alongside her. I stumbled upon this dreamy little brand by happenstance over 9 years ago when my daughter was just a baby. I spent years hosting as a Jane every single release, my entire career as a merchant, and my dreams came true the day I received a call to join this incredible team as Director of Merchandising.

Our collections always start with inspiration and sharing stories with one another. Meagan had just returned home from her road trip with Madeline (Chief Creative Officer & President) around the Pacific Northwest and she was filling in Melissa and I on the incredible adventure. Just like most conversations, it spiraled into hours of storytelling, laughing, sharing and brainstorming about what our upcoming collection could be. At one point, we started talking about favorite pieces over the years and stories about Denise. We spoke of the creative genius she was, her style, and just her beautiful giving spirit. We laughed reminiscing about some of Denise’s blog posts over the years — so funny, raw, and true. We talked about her “beautiful mess” and style of designing, and her love for Diet Coke! Paging through one of the books Denise created we found pictures of her design tables and fabric, and sure enough, Diet Coke! 

The aha moment — the Soda-Lightful print was born, created by our talented Print Artist Maggie! Meagan and Melissa decided to place the print in one of Denise’s original silhouettes that has been part of the brand since the beginning. With a nod to Platinum, three rows of ric rac trim were placed at the hem of the dress. The smocked waist provides ease and comfort, perfect for play! We love her sweet puff sleeve, which can easily be layered under a sweater or denim jacket. The details of the soda bottles are so fun with stripes, dots, and colored straws. My favorite part might be the bubbles floating about!

Denise was a remarkable person and we love to pay homage and incorporate her quirky personality wherever we can!”

XO,

Brenen Miller, Director of Merchandising

You can find this playful print on both our Soda-Lightful Dress and as an accent on the Sing a Song Chrissy Dress!