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.”

september inspiration

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.”

september print swatches

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.”

Meagan
     

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!

     
renee hindman - August 28, 2020 - 3:01 pm

Matilda Jane is still so timeless after all these years! I am so proud to have dressed my 3 girls in MJ all their formative years. They are teens now and dressing them is NOT an option. I still use your clothes to style my unique photoshoots!

Wear Now, Wear Later: Finest Hour Jumpsuit

August is the bridge between summer and fall. It’s one of those tricky months to dress for — that fall state of mind has started to take over, but the high temperatures tells us otherwise. It’s important to find pieces in your closet that help you transition from summer to fall with ease. Our latest one-piece, the Finest Hour Jumpsuit, is just that. Here’s how we recommend styling it now and when it starts to cool down.

wear now, wear later: finest hour jumpsuit

wear now

Our Finest Hour Jumpsuit is perfect for this time of year since the sleeveless silhouette is summer-appropriate while the olive hue evokes autumnal vibes. Make a statement with a bold necklace paired with gold and black accessories to elevate your look. Show off your summer pedi with some strappy wedge sandals. This look is equally perfect for that important work meeting and your long-anticipated girl’s night out.

jumpsuit - how to wear now

wear later

In September and October, the weather may begin to cool, but don’t put away your jumpsuit just yet! Layer up for the cooler temps with our Along the Way Kimono. The gorgeous floral print features all of your favorite fall colors like plum, mauve and cinnamon, which pairs beautifully with the olive jumpsuit. Mules are our go-to shoe for transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall, while keeping your look effortless, yet polished. The neckline of this jumpsuit is well-suited for long necklaces, so go ahead and choose your favorite one! Lastly, keep your earrings minimal to let your pendant really shine. 

finest hour jumpsuit - how to wear for fall

How would you style our Finest Hour Jumpsuit?

Share below in the comments! 

     
renee hindman - August 28, 2020 - 3:02 pm

Love all the adult clothing!