If your summer style inspiration has dried up in the August heat, fear not – Mata is here to help! We’ve got outfit ideas for everything from your weekend getaways to your at-home adventures. All of these great looks start with some fabulous Mata staples, but we also featured our favorite conscious choices from other like-minded brands. Take a look!

Staying in Chicago for the rest of summer? Attending art and music festivals is a must! You’ll have just the right amount of funk for the creative scene with the Islander shirtdress. Complement the fun pattern with the Tumbling Arrows earrings and a sleek watch, then pair with espadrilles and a practical cross-body purse for a day on foot. Top it off with chic sunglasses, a must-have to combat the sun’s rays.

Mata Traders’ Islander shirtdress / Mata Traders’ Tumbling Arrows earrings / Toms espadrilles / Mat and Natt purse / Toms sunglasses / Classic Engineering watch


Summer boasts plenty of picnics and barbecues, so be prepared in the Darling Poets dress, whose gingham pattern is great for any outdoor dining event. Slip into sandals and throw on the Layered Lotus earrings and Altered Eclipse necklace for a bit of shine. To shield yourself from the sun, sport a woven sun hat, and you’ll be picnic chic!

Mata Traders’ Darling Poets dress / Mata Traders’ Layered Lotus earrings / Mata Traders’ Altered Eclipse necklace / Yellow 108 sun hat / Nisolo sandals


If your vacation packing list is in need of a night-out ensemble, we’ve got you covered! The Pinstriped mini skirt is perfect when paired with simple yet sophisticated heels and a white top. Add splashes of sparkle with the Rise and Shine earrings, the Linked Shapes necklace, and the Wind and Water bracelet, then grab a chic red clutch for a pop of color on your way out the door.

Mata Traders’ Pinstriped mini skirt / Mata Traders’ Rise and Shine earrings / Mata Traders’ Linked Shapes necklace / Mata Traders’ Wind and Water bracelet / Eileen Fisher white top / Matt and Nat red clutch / Nisolo heels


Heading to the lake? We have a cabin-ready dress for your relaxing weekend on the water. The Truth or Flair dress is the perfect mix of comfort and style for a sun-soaked day of boat rides and adirondack chairs. As evening approaches, add the Coral Reef earrings, the River Bend bracelet, and sandals for dinner in town. For a little extra edge pop on a pair of bold emerald sunglasses, and tote it all to the lake with an ethical weekender bag.

Mata Traders’ Truth or Flair dress / Mata Traders’ Coral Reef earrings / Mata Traders’ River Bend bracelet / Toms sandals / Everlane weekend bag / Toms sunglasses


Soak up the inspiration, and enjoy the rest of the summer!