Monday, 5 June 2017

Printed Dresses, Converse and Denim Jackets

While it's definitely winter weather (at least in the mornings) now in Brisbane, I took advantage of the mild autumn weather to wear a favourite outfit combination when I wore these. I've been wearing dresses and denim jackets a lot recently, it's a great go-to for the in between seasons. Even though I'm wearing a shift dress and a maxi dress, both dresses look great with the denim jacket and Converse.

What I wore:

Denim Jacket, Converse Jeanswest Printed Shift Dress and LV Speedy Bandouliere | AwayFromBlue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere | AwayFromTheBlue
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
NecklaceUniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
DressJeanswest Nikki printed shirt dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Wore my pretty yet not baby friendly necklace as I had a few hours kid-free again. Just like last time, I had a physio appointment so a dress was the easiest option for me to wear workout leggings for the session and then take them off again afterwards. Also squeezed in a trip to the dentist.

While the speedy bandouliere bag is a great option for spending time with the toddlers because of the cross body strap, I still enjoy wearing it even when I'm not with them.

Converse were a good practical choice for physio and running between appointments, and I'll always love the casual simplicity of dresses and Converse!

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, denim jacket, Jeanswest printed shift dress, black Converse All Star, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and shorts, Jeanswest printed shift dress in summer, black Converse All Star and flares, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancy: denim jacket and hiding a baby bump, Converse for second trimester travel, speedy bandouliere and maxi skirt in second trimester.

More Denim Jackets Under $50:

What I wore:

denim jacket, floral coral maxi dress and white COnverse Chucks, RM Love Bag | Away From Blue

Roie Designs Bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag | Away From The Blue
EarringsA Little Bit of North blue mandala earrings (giveaway prize, close up photo)
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs pearl, howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

I've worn this dress and denim jacket together before, it's a combination I really like. First time I've worn this maxi dress (or any maxi dress!) with Converse though. I've mentioned previously that I see this as the #everydaystyle dress on Instagram - I bought it after seeing it pop up in my feed twice in one day and I continue to see it  making an appearance.

The beautiful SuperKombi wore hers with Converse a while ago and the outfit idea was one I was waiting to try. This day seemed like the perfect chance!

We had a birthday party at the park in the morning for one of Toddler T's friends, and then an early Mother's Day celebration on the coast with my parents. The maxi dress felt formal enough for both events, yet was also comfortable and practical to chase two toddlers around the playground thanks to the Converse.

It was a cooler autumn morning when I wore this so I considered a leather jacket, but I'm glad I stuck with the denim one as it did get a little warm when the sun broke through the clouds at the playground.

Last worn: denim jacket (above), coral floral maxi dress, white Converse Chucks, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket with double denim, floral maxi dress for Christmas Day, white Converse Chucks and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and striped skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: Rebecca Minkoff Love bag with black dress in third trimester.

Where to Buy Converse Low Top Sneakers:

(Most are under $50)

How You Can Wear It:

It's so easy to slip on a dress and Converse for a busy day. If you have a neutral black or white pair like I do, they will work nicely with any printed dress you try! Like I've shown in the photos above, Converse look great with shorter dresses as well as longer maxi dresses. They work especially well with dresses in spring and autumn, keeping your feet cosy as the temperature dips through the day. They are also a great choice for mums, perfect for chasing toddlers in! It's such a classic and iconic shoe.

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  1. I really like the second combination, maxi dresses and a denim jacket are my go to combination when it is not that hot, but here in Germany it is reserved for the summer, not for autumn.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. I love a dress with a denim jacket. Both looks are great! The Converse are really cute, too. And, as always, great bags!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  3. Happy new week! I love how you displayed two ways to wear a denim jacket creating a versatile and cute look. The converse give each look a sporty vibe yet still chic and super cute! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful week!


  4. I'm jealous of your winters, a summery maxi and a denim jacket would never work for me in the winter, haha. And it's such a pretty combo, that I could actually wear right now as we approach summer... going to borrow that look haha.
    Chic on the Cheap

  5. I am really loving that maxi dress! I need to remember to break out my converse with dresses more often. The combo is perfect!

    By Lauren M

  6. That tropical print dress with denim jacket looks so good together Mica! I have to try wearing my converse with dresses. Looks so good! Love both outfits on you!

  7. Agreed, denim and dresses never get old! I should break mine out now since we're getting into warmer weather but its still chilly, hehe!

  8. I think that this maxi dress goes really well with the Converse, not a combination I would have thought of myself and I was impressed with how well it turned out, your outfit looks lovely! The denim jacket is a great addition and I think that it gives the overall outfit a nice, casual practical touch. I hope you're having a wonderful week so far, my lovely! xoxo


  9. Dresses with denim jackets are basically my uniform during transitional weather. I love how yours looks with the maxi! The dress is so gorgeous and I like that you styled it with the Converse instead of heels or strappy sandals! :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  10. Converse are my fave to match with anything, I feel like it always goes together and adds some casual-ness to the outfit, especially paired with cute dresses. I ran mine into the ground though, so I'm going to try out other types of shoes!

    Sam | My Beauty Cloud

  11. Dear Mica,
    I like it always that you dress so appropriate for the occassion! Both combos are fantastic and I see why you love wearing denim jackets with dresses.
    And the inspiration you got to wear a dress with Converse is a really good one - you inspired me even to try this out, too!
    Have a happy new week!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  12. I need a pair of Cons! I love these casual but still very sharp looks. You look awesome in both outfits. I've gotten away from my denim jacket lately, but I should pull it out again. Thanks for the inspiration, sweetie!

  13. The colourful maxi dress looks really lovely paired with the denim jacket! Also, the size of your Louis Vuitton is so ideal for everyday use :)

  14. I love styling a dress with sneakers, it is such a youthful fun look. LOVE your floral maxi, so pretty Mica!!

    xx, Elise

  15. These outfits are both great for in between weather. A denim jacket is awesome over any dress. I need to get some Converse shoes. Maybe white, maybe black, maybe red I don't know. I think I want the classic high-tops in white and the low-tops in red. I will remember these combos you did Mica. The maxi dress is gorgeous!

  16. I'm a huge fan of both converse sneakers and denim jackets--and I love both with dresses. Both of these looks are so fun, and they just have a coolness about them that's so effortless. I wouldn't have thought to do converse with that second dress but I LOVE it!!

  17. I am going to get some high top converse soon and I can't wait to style them like this. Super cute with the denim jacket!


  18. If I could wear my denim jacket everyday that would be fine with me! I love that it makes a fabulous layer over anything, especially dresses! I've been wearing more casual shoes lately and love how you've worn your converse with dresses! It's a cute, casual look!

  19. I literally wear converse with everything and anything! I think they're such a versatile shoe and a staple in any wardrobe!

    Love how you've paired them in these looks, so super cute!

    Xx | snapchat: anjeliquetv

  20. Converses are the best! And I love how you paired it with the maxi dressed. The combo with the read tropicana dress is just gorgeous - the perfect mama outfit!

    Eileen |

  21. You know I LOVE my floral prints! Seriously LOVE this dress on you. I recently wore a denim jacket over a black based floral maxi to the office , and got so many compliments on it. (:

  22. Such cute outfits. I love that converse really go with anything and everything. I love them paired with the floral dress. The added jean jacket is super cute and makes it more casual!


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