Monday, 15 May 2017

Wearing Colourful Jeans with Printed Button Up Tanks and Grey Accessories

When autumn weather finally arrived in Brisbane I was excited to open up my boxes of winter clothes - and get my jeans again! I have a little collection of colourful and printed denim so it is always fun when it's cool enough to unbox it all again.

While I do try and stay away from the blue jeans rut, there's no denying that some days just call for jeans! Especially days running around with two toddlers under 3.

What I wore:

printed button detail tank with purple skinny jeans and grey accessories | AwayFromBlue

purple skinny jeans and Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini MAM bag in soft grey | AwayFromTheBlue
Cardigan: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TankJeanswest Florence print long line tank
JeansJeanswest blackberry super skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

I was so excited to get these purple jeans out, after 5 months of being boxed away. They always get a lot of love on Instagram when I wear them as they are such a pretty shade. It was a colourful pairing for this neutral printed tank.

We spent the day at the army open day and I wasn't sure what the weather was going to do, so layering was key. I took the cardigan off pretty quickly through the day as it heated up, and even wished I'd gone with shorts at one point.

Aside from it being a little warm during those moments when the sun broke through the clouds, this was a perfect outfit. I love the colour, the combo of the pieces together, and how comfortable it was for a day out in the park.

I over shared a little on my Insta stories, but I couldn't resist. The boys had so much fun, especially on the rides. Toddler T was absolutely fearless and wanted to go on one of those giant fairground slides so with a little bit of uncertainty his Auntie and I went down with him to make sure he stayed put on the burlap sack you sit on.  He loved it, jumped up at the bottom and ran back into the line screaming 'again!'. His enthusiasm was the highlight of the day for me!

Last worn: grey belted cardigan, printed button detail tank, purple skinny jeans, black Converse All Star, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to weargrey belted cardigan with blue outfit, printed button detail tank and leopard print scarf, purple skinny jeans layered for winter, black Converse with blue and pink, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and printed wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: printed button up tank in third trimester, Converse All Star for travelling in pregnancy, Rebecca Minkoff MAM in the third trimester.

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What I wore:

Red skinny jeans, navy stripe sleeveless tank grey cardigan and bag | Away From Blue

red skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | Away From The Blue
Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
ShirtJeanswest Louisa stripe sleeveless shirt (C/O)
Jeans: Emerson red skinny jeans
Shoes: black slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

This is one of the outfits where I liked the idea of it better than the resulting outfit. Possibly because the photo is terrible as the camera is leaning at an angle! 😅 While I like red and navy together I felt there was something missing from this outfit. Maybe a teething necklace, which I forgot to add before I went out the door! A comfortable outfit that I just didn't like as much as the first outfit, even though it's the same outfit formula.

Wore this to playgroup with the boys. Just like the outfit above, I took the cardigan off for a while. It was off and on through the day as the temperatures changed.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, grey waterfall cardigan (above), navy stripe sleeveless shirt, red skinny jeans, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag (above).

Other ways to weargrey waterfall cardigan and flares, navy stripe sleeveless shirt and pink blazer, red skinny jeans and ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag in the office.

Perfect for pregnancy: stripe sleeveless shirt hiding an early baby bumpRebecca Minkoff MAM and maternity denim shorts.

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Want more outfit inspiration? 125+ ways to wear colourful jeans.

How You Can Wear It:

Colourful jeans are a nice alternative to plain black or blue denim. They are surprisingly easy to wear too. The block colour makes them the perfect item to pair with a neutral printed top. If a printed top and colourful jeans feels like a bold choice, try neutral accessories like I have here with the grey cardigan and MAM bag.

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  1. Hi dear! It has been a long time I didn't visit your blog!! I have very little time lately!
    I see that winter season is starting for you guys. Here in India it's 40 plus degrees and we are boiling lol
    Love the colourful pants on you and this soft grey bag is everything.
    Aurelie |

  2. Whenever you post these, I get the urge to wear colorful denim. But with the two pair of denim I currently own I am playing it safe and stick with black and blue.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  3. Both of these pairs of jeans are so FUN! I used to have a pair of green jeans, but I must have given them away because the last time I was looking for them, I couldn't find them. I definitely need to get another bright pair!

    By Lauren M

  4. I love the red pants! They would be so good for all of the American holidays we have over here :)


  5. You have such a fun collection of colored denim! I love seeing it again now that it is cooling off for you. Your grey long cardigan makes the perfect layer, and I really like that bag!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. It makes a change to see you in pants, the purple jeans are lovely. I don't get why you don't like the second outfit, the top goes with the bottoms really well!

    Corinne x

  7. Your purple jeans are my favourite and I have been looking for a good pair ever since I saw them first here.

  8. I love the pretty colors in that first look--in fact, I love everything about that first look. It's gorgeous. I actually really like the second one too :) I'm glad you had fun at that fair--your fearless toddler sounds like the opposite of my Mr. Cautious Jona. He just likes to watch others go down big slides, ha!

  9. I had to donate my purple jeans a while ago because the fit was off, but I am wondering if they need to be replaced after my pregnancy! I really love both of these outfits and they just demonstrate how versatile and put together colored jeans can be!

  10. That first outfit. Is a bombshell. I went on your page and was like wow. That girl can rock the purple. Honestly,-- this probably my favorite outfit you have ever styled-- believe me, I don't say this lightly-- you look AMAZING in that outfit. <3

  11. Both pairs of jeans are quite fun and lend a nice pop of color, especially the red jeans! I had some red pants that don't fit well anymore and need to get a new pair now. I'm also reminded of how much I liked the MAMini - what a fab bag!

  12. You've inspired me to reach for my colored jeans again this Spring! I have a pair of light pink jeans that haven't been worn in a while! Love both looks, as per usual! :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  13. You wear colorful jeans well. If I had your collection, I'd probably stay away from the blue jean rut as well.

  14. I really love the first outfit Mica! It looks really nice how you matched the necklace with the jeans & that little bit of pink really makes the whole look stand out!


  15. How are you still wearing thongs - I'm missing wearing open shoes! It's so cold in Sydney! I do love that navy and white stripe and red jeans combo - coloured jeans are a great alternative to regular blue denim ones.

    Eileen |

  16. I love that colourful necklace! Looks amazing :) and the Rebecca Minkoff bag is so cute as well :)

    x Helen

  17. What cute outfits, Mica! I love these colorful jeans and how you've styled them. Colorful denim can be quite tricky to style, but you've nailed both colors. I especially love your hair in the first look, so pretty! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week ahead!



  18. You do such a great job putting together cute outfits with colored jeans. I love that striped blue blouse!

  19. I need to be brave enough to wear colorful jeans! I'm such a straight denim girl. LOL. Great pics and I do like the combinations.

  20. I never thought about owning purple denim until I saw this look - it just looks so good with the neutrals and the necklace ! great to hear you and the boys had such a splendid day !

  21. Ooooooh I am loving the red and the purple here, I adore coloured jeans! I have similar pairs in the same colours, and you always manage to style them well! Excited to see more!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  22. You have a great collection of colored jeans. I love mine too and wear them year around. Love your first outfit so much. The purple jeans bring out the purple beads of your necklace. And your hair in the first outfit looks stupendous!

    Hope you enjoyed Mother's Day weekend. Do you celebrate it in Australia?

  23. You look amazing in coloured jeans. Especially the purple - they are so gorgeous. Will have to watch your IG stories, aren't they so fun!

  24. Love that you are transitioning into fall with some fun colored jeans, and your grey cardi is looking so cozy! Also LOVING your hair right now!
    Chic on the Cheap

  25. The slight wavy curls look amazing on you Mica!

    I am so guilty of the jean rut. I wont even try to deny that, haha, but IS it really a rut if you're going with colorful options? (; In my book, I'd say no. lol I LOVE colored denim for that very reason!

    I too like the first pairing better and I think it's because the gray over the navy stripes isn't working for me. The navy stripes and red work so nicely and give that last bit of summer vibe to them, but the gray cardigan mutes that out for me.


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