Friday, 8 September 2017

Open Knits and Colourful Jeans with Converse and Cross Body Bags

It's spring now in Brisbane but I still have some older winter outfits like these to share.  A cosy knit and colourful jeans is a simple cold weather outfit. I didn't wear my knitted jumpers a lot over winter as dry clean or handwash only pieces aren't my first choice for wearing around two toddlers! They worked perfectly for work from home days when I do the daycare pick up / drop off.

What I wore:

SAHM style ombre open knit purple skinny jeans leopard print scarf white converse | AwayFromBlue

purple skinny jeans, Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere | AwayFromTheBlue

awayfromblue ombre open knit purple skinny jeans leopard print scarf LV speedy instagram
ScarfASOS crinkle oversized leopard print scarf
JumperJeanswest 'Serena' ombre knit
JeansJeanswest blackberry super skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

I absolutely loved this outfit - it's taken me a while to get around to posting it on the blog though! I wore this when it was really chilly in the middle of winter, so the extra scarf was necessary for the cold morning. I wasn't sure what scarf to wear with this at first, the purple jeans and ombre knit are a busy enough outfit on their own. I've worn the ombre knit with leopard print before though so I grabbed this one. I really liked the way this looked.

Nice and cosy (with a long sleeve tee under the open knit) and colourful with the purple jeans, but comfortable and quick to pull together in time for dropping the kids off at daycare before working from home for the rest of the day.

Last worn: leopard print scarfombre knit, purple skinny jeans, Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wear: leopard print scarf and red shift dressombre knit and burgundy pantspurple skinny jeans with matching scarf, Converse and printed jeans, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: ombre knit at 40 weeks pregnant, purple jeans in first trimester, Converse and dress in second trimester, speedy bandouliere and maternity pencil skirts.

Open Knit Jumpers Under $50:

What I wore:

Wildfox Couture rainbow dreamer Lennon distressed knit colourful winter red skinny jeans outfit | Away From Blue

Red skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | Away From The Blue

awayfromblue instagram colourful winter rainbow knit red skinny jeans outfit
NecklaceUniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
JumperWildfox Couture rainbow dreamer Lennon distressed knit
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

This distressed knit is either a love or a hate, I don't think there's any in-between! First time I wore it I shared that Baby Boy kept getting tangled in the distressed pieces. Last time I wore it I rolled and tucked to hide the distressing a little more. Since I didn't get a proper blog photo first time I wore it, I was eager to wear it in all its raw ripped glory again. A work from home day with the boys at daycare was the perfect chance - no little toddler hands grabbing and pulling on it! A day to myself meant I could wear a 'grown up' beaded necklace too, even if I did have to take it off in the evening as baby boy kept trying to play with it like he does with my teething necklaces.

I loved how colourful this outfit was with the rainbow knit, red skinny jeans and yellow bag. Felt a little 'wasted' as I only worked from home and didn't see many people, so I'm sure I'll wear this combination again next winter.

I feel a little sad when I look up the previous times I've worn these knits as they've been worn so rarely. I've actually downsized my jumper collection this year, rather than buying more. Usually June is a big spending month for me coming into winter and stocking up on winter pieces, but as I was doing my no-shop challenge I haven't added any wintery things. I'm sure I'll return to loving my knits more next winter when the boys are bigger, but right now I've been preferring layering up summer pieces and sticking to wearing things that are machine washable. Two toddlers can be messy!

Last worn: Wildfox Couture distressed knit, red skinny jeans, Converse (above), Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan.

Other ways to wearWildfox Couture distressed knit and maxi skirt, red skinny jeans and graphic tee, Converse and floral dress, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancy: Converse and maternity denim shorts, skinny jeans in first trimester.

Colourful Jeans Under $50:

How You Can Wear It

Cold morning and in a rush? Grab a favourite knit, add some bright jeans and you're ready in an instant! I like the winter days where it's warm enough to just wear a jumper and jeans, it's the simplest and easiest outfit formula and keeps you cosy no matter what the day holds. Maybe just stick to machine washable knits if you're spending time with toddlers!

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  1. I also have knitwear that I haven't worn yet in the winter but maybe I will find some time here since it's still cold in Sydney. I love the colours of your jeans, very striking and attractive. I like how you paired it with neutral jumpers!!!

  2. Hi Mica! Very cute looks! I definitely understand sticking to things machine washable while your children are younger. You have a cute knit collection and the scarf adds a super chic touch to the look. I pray you have a wonderful weekend!!!


  3. I'm in love with your first look! That sweater is beautiful and I love it paired with the purple jeans. That rainbow sweater is so fun, and I love distressed hem.

  4. Love both of these sweaters! That ombre effect one is perfect! And love it paired with the leopard

  5. Like you I think the first look was fabulous and worth repeating !
    Very good on getting rid of clothes, specially if its a way in which you can get your 30/30 challenge enroute.

  6. I love that first jumper/sweater - it looks great on you. Sorry, I'm in the "hate it" camp on the rainbow sweater, lol! I don't like the distressing or the background colour, but I do adore the rainbow! However, YOU'RE the one wearing it, so my opinion does not count. :)

  7. Your distressed rainbow sweater looks perfect paired with your red jeans! When my daughter was smaller I definitely stuck to machine washable things too and saved my more delicate items for work. It was nice to be able to pull them out and it made it feel more special. Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. Love the first outfit! Cannot with until the weather changes so I can wear my lovely scarves. I have a similar leopard one and I have been wearing it like crazy last winter! Happy Saturday Mica xx


  9. I definitely got plenty of wear out of my knits this year, stuff I intended to keep for home ended up being worn to work as our office can get chilly! Love both these outfits and of course the Speedy!

  10. Love the colour choice of your jeans, I wish I had confidence to wear bright colours like that :) First outfit colour combination is my favourite, the colour of the sweater is beautiful.

    Have a lovely weekend :)

    Ela BellaWorld

  11. I love both outfits! And I am a fan of knitwear and you did a great job with north outfit. These are more like my style (jeans and converse casual outfits). You made your outfits looks so much fun and vibrant

    - Gretch of GG Memochou

  12. I love both looks and the one with distressed knit and red jeans the most!

  13. I am loving your Wildfox sweater, always been a fan of that one! Love the LV and the scarf too, Mica!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  14. I'll miss the cosy knits in the warmer weather even though I'm looking forward to spring overall. I love the coloured jeans, especially the purple which is such a pretty shade.

  15. Both sweaters are so cool Mica! They look great with your colored jeans :D

  16. I love the fun colors in both of these looks! It's getting closer to sweater weather around here too--I'm getting kind of excited!


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