Summer Fashion Trends We Love

7 Summer Fashion Trends

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s just about time to bust out fun sundresses and funky jewelry. While you don’t need to embrace all trends - wear what speaks to YOU - there are some styles this summer that feel very Mata. So, now that you’ve KonMari’ed your closet, give these trends a try!

7 Summer-Ready Fashion Trends

1. Keep it California Cool

Psychedelic, California beach vibes like Hawaiian shirts, tie-dye, and bucket hats are going to be hot this summer. To “Mata-fy” this trend, our new Aloha Midi Dress in Red Poppies (or Teal) is a more feminine, sophisticated take. For a SoCal style, pair with sneakers like Vans, or keep it chic with strappy sandals.

Mata Traders Ethical Fashion Aloha Midi Dress Red Poppies


Mata Traders Ethical Fashion Aloha Teal Floral Midi Dress


2. Memento-Inspired Jewelry

No need to search the seas and beaches for shells, stones, coins, or pearls to wear the season’s souvenir jewelry trend. The delicate Petite Tassel Necklace features a gold coin-inspired pendant plus a fun, colorful tassel detail. Wear alone or layered with other necklaces, like the Dainty Dot Necklace.

Mata Traders Fair Trade Jewelry Tassel Necklace


3. Tea Dresses

Tea-length frocks show off a touch of ankle, but don’t be afraid to try a more modern silhouette with a midi length! The fun and feminine Ruffled Midi Dress and Ana Wrap Dress are available in light and breezy cotton, perfect for warm summer days. Pair with a straw hat and sneakers to radiate that California cool vibe.

Mata Traders Ethical Fashion Ruffled Midi Dress with Blue Dots


Mata Traders Ethical Fashion Floral Red Midi Dress


4. Fruity Prints

Delight in this delectable trend! The elegant Delia Wrap Dress and the fit-and-flare Summer Sonnet Dress feature a zesty lemon print. Both are available in our stretchy, breathable organic cotton jersey. Play up the yellow by accessorizing with the new Raffia Charm Earrings.  

Wrap Dress with Lemons - Mata Traders Ethical Fashion


Summer Sonnet Dress with Lemons - Mata Traders Ethical Fashion


5. The Smocked Dress

This summer you’ll spot dresses everywhere with flattering scrunchie details along the waist – even two pieces in our spring collection! The Round the World dress features elastic ruching in the front and back, while The Smock Waist Dress’s stretchy waistline is accented with tassel details that add a pop of color. Both are very versatile, great for beach cover up or for outdoor BBQs.

Smock Waist Dress Mata Traders Ethical Fashion


Elephant Print Smock Dress - Mata Traders Ethical Fashion


6. Fringe

Fringe will be popping up as an easy add-on accent to a simple look. Wear the Festival Fringe Earrings with a white tee and cutoffs for easy summer style.

Gold Festive Fringe Earrings - Mata Traders Ethical Fashion

7. Spots

Polka dots are a classic print, made more fun with a touch of Mata! The Ana Wrap Dress has dot details that have been hand-printed, giving it a subtle vintage look. Another unique take on the dot is the fun confetti-inspired design on the Delia Wrap Dress.

Navy Blue Wrap Dress with White Dots - Mata Traders Ethical Fashion


Wrap Dress Confetti - Mata Traders Ethical Fashion


Shop even more new, summer-ready styles here!