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
     

Sneak Peek: April Collection Inspiration

We’re SO excited for the release of our April collection that we just couldn’t wait to show you! If we had to think of just one word to describe the collection, it’s FUN! We caught up with VP of Design, Madeline Katzel, to learn about the design process for April from how they choose the colors to the creation of the patterns. Plus, Madeline shared with us her personal favorites! Let’s get started!

MJC: What inspired you when designing the April collection?

MK: “One of my favorite things to do in the summer is go to outdoor festivals. Growing up on Long Island, there were so many throughout the season! Yummy treats and fun rides followed by trips to the beach is what summer is all about to me.”

MJC: We love that! How did this concept influence the colors you used?

MK: “Ice cream, boardwalks and ocean breeze inspired this palette and the overall feel of this release. We focused on some yummy colors — soft coral, mint green and light aqua. These colors remind us of where we want to be during April.”

 

MJC: So pretty! Tell us about the April prints. Do you have any favorites?

MK: “We had SO much fun designing prints for this season. Maggie created pinwheels and pandas floating with balloons to tell the story of summer festivals. Then, of course, our collection wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous floral or two to tie it all together! One of my favorites is a throwback to House of Clouds. We recreated my favorite print from that Spring 2011 collection to complete our looks for April!”

MJC: Such a fun throwback! Which style features that print?

MK: “It’s my favorite dress this release — the You and Me Dress. The skirt features the throwback print and we paired it with a touch of rainbow stripe at the sleeve and a fun confetti dot bodice, making it the perfect summer dress!”

MJC: Let’s talk women’s! Tell us about the women’s collection for April.

MK: “Our goal when designing the women’s collection is to give mom comfortable, easy pieces that allow her to look and feel her best. While the girls styles are more whimsical, we know that mom prefers something more understated for herself. This is where coordinating patterns and colors come into play — these allow us to share inspiration between the lines, but make items that both mom and her little feel best in.”

MJC: Alright, one more question! Which women’s style is your favorite this release?

MK: “Definitely the Far Away Dress! I love a style that can pull double duty. This simple silhouette can be worn with flip flops for the beach or paired with wedge sandals for a lunch date!”

Are you as excited as we are for April? Start making your wish list and get ready to shop on April 1!

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