Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Button Up Tanks and Colourful Spring Outfits With Prints

I love tank tops, they are essentials for our Brisbane weather. As the two outfit photos below show, they can be layered up for a cooler day, and worn on their own when it heats up. Perfect for spring with the fluctuating temperatures!

What I wore:

purple cardigan, printed sleeveless tank, Jeanswest grey cecile skinny jeans cuffed ankle boots | awayfromblue

faux fur pom pom charm, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum | away from the blue
JacketJeanswest Dana drape knit cardi in boysenberry
Necklace: Nibbly Bits BB plum silicone teething necklace (C/O)
TopJeanswest Florence print long line tank
JeansJeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in pink, 43% off!)

Why I wore it:

As I shared on instagram, this is the 30th wear of this cardigan. I bought it pre-blog so I know it's been worn more times than that, but I didn't have regular outfit photos then. I've been wearing it a lot lately as I was so eager to hit that 30 wear mark before proper spring weather arrived and it got too warm for this to be worn. It's the reason why I packed it to take to Sydney!

I've worn this tank and cardigan together before too. Since I loved this outfit pairing of the printed tank with purple skinny jeans, I've been recreating that with the purple cardigan! To try and make it a little different I picked grey jeans this time instead of the black jeans I wore last time. I had a much nicer day than I did last time I wore the tank and cardigan together!

We spent the day at my parents, decorating biscuits before lunch, which the boys loved as always! While all the purples are slightly different shades in this outfit, I loved wearing this and think it turned it really well. Comfortable for a day visiting my parents too.

Last worn: purple cardigan, printed tank, grey skinny jeans, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff plum mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to wearpurple cardigan and chambray dress, sleeveless tank layered for winter, grey skinny jeans with colourful cardigans, black ankle boots and little black dress, Rebecca Minkoff plum mini MAB tote bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancypurple cardi in first trimester, printed tank in third trimester, ankle boots in second trimester, mini MAB tote in second trimester.



Button Up Tanks Under $50:








What I wore:

pink tank, printed skinny jeans, purple mini MAB tote bag spring outfit | away from blue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum | away from the Blue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits BB plum silicone teething necklace (C/O)
TopJeanswest Helene sleeveless textured shirt in berry
JeansSass & Bide Playman skinny jeans
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in pink, 43% off!)

Why I wore it:

A quick stop at the post office in the morning, then we headed to my local ABA mother's group. The discussion topic was 'managing a newborn and toddler'. While those days are behind me now and I have two toddlers (time flies so fast!) it was great to share the things that helped me and smile at the stories of things happening now and in the past that were so similar to my own experiences.

Unlike the rainy and cool spring day above, this was a much warmer day that allowed me to wear the sleeveless tank without any extra layers. I haven't worn this tank for a while, it's been sitting near the front of my wardrobe to remind me to wear it. The colour is incredible and it's one of those pieces it's so tempting to just 'save' for special occasions! I'm trying to get more wear from pieces in my wardrobe and enjoy what I own, so this top was definitely due another wear.

As I love pink and purple together, the purple accessories seemed like a good choice with this tank. I thought that the printed jeans would be a nice pairing with the pink tank too, to add a little more interest to my outfit.


Last worn: pink sleeveless tank, Sass and bide printed jeans, Havaianas, purple mini MAB tote bag (above).

Other ways to wearpink sleeveless tank in the office, Sass and bide printed jeans in winter, Havaianas in multiple seasons, purple mini MAB tote bag and little black dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: pink tank in the first trimester, Havaianas and maternity shorts, mini MAB tote and a maternity maxi dress.



More Button Up Tanks Under $50









How You Can Wear It:


A button up tank is a great stay at home mum staple! It can feel a little more pulled-together than a regular tank, but is just as easy to wear. Button up tanks are perfect for breastfeeding, without the need to buy anything special just for feeding and that have the added bonus of being able to be worn afterwards too!


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47 comments:

  1. I love both looks, Mica! It's so true with the weather in Brissie at the moment that tanks are a great option to wear (with or without a cardigan) depending on the day! Hope you are having a good week :) XXX

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  2. Love the both looks! Love your style!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  3. Cardigans really are the best things for all types of weather! You can never have too many
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  4. Love both the looks, they're super bright and colourful!! (which is the best if you ask me!)

    xo,

    H

    http://firsttimethings.com/

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  5. Both looks are great! Tank tops are so nice under cardigans. I love that the sleeves don't get bunched up!

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  6. That is such a great cardigan. I love button up tops. There is just something about them that seems easy and classy all at the same time.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  7. Hi Mica! I love the cardigan! The color is perfect for the spring and it pulls the look together perfectly.
    I pray you're having a great week!

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  8. I am loving the combination of pinks and purples together with your accessories! I love the versatility of tanks and how you can layer them or not depending on the weather!

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  9. Loving the pops of purple! That bag is so cute :)

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  10. Mom groups are so nice! It's always great to get advice from other moms who've been there, I know you had a lot of great advice to share! You're a master of getting a lot of wears out of your clothes, 30 wears! Woo!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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    1. haha, the only advice I shared was some that was shared with me when I had a toddler and a newborn, by someone in the same group! ha! It was good advice, worth repeating!

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  11. Love your purple bag, babe! xoxo

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  12. Aaah I can't believe you have two toddlers!! So crazy. Violet is nearly a toddler now too... eek! I love both of these looks--the colors in both are so pretty!

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    1. It really flies by! They grow so fast!

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  13. How do you keep track on how many times you've worn an item? I love the cardi!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Through the blog! As I take photos of what I wear each day I look up the label I gave something and see how many times I've worn it! :)

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  14. I like that your tanks have nice details on them - they're not just blah, a tank. Great colours on these outfits, Mica!

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  15. I am so impressed by your 30 wears an the fact that you keep track of them! Mom groups can be so wonderful. I loved mine when I went!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. haha it's all thanks to the blog - I'd never know the count without a record of daily outfit photos!

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  16. Love the purples you are wearing!It's practically winter here and I wish I could pull out my tank tops and style with them!! You look great in both outfits!

    Macarons and Mischief

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  17. Very cute outfits Mica, good to see you got your 30 wears out of the cardigan before this hot weather set in! Xx

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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    1. haha yes, just squeezed it in there!

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  18. I love the color combination of your necklace and bag.
    You look so spring chic!

    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

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  19. That purple is a dream! You always manage to style it so well!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  20. Two great looks Mica! I love all of the color and patterns you always incorporate with your style, you also have the best bags!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  21. Very nice post!
    I follow your blog, please follow me back! ❤
    Dreaming of fashion and beauty

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  22. I really love both of these outfits! The purplish outfit, I love that cardi and the ombre purple bag! And, I need to get some fun leggings. I only have solid colors!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks! These are jeans, I don't have any leggings like this! :)

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  23. I love me a good cardigan always. They come in handy every time. You look wonderful, Mica.

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I love how you're always mixing and matching your pieces to get the most out of each piece you have in your wardrobe, even when they're in such bold and vibrant colors! You end up creating such great color combos, like the ones in these looks. I love the way the purple looks with the grey, so pretty! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great rest of the week!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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    1. Thanks Jalisa! i've been trying to make more of an effort to be adventurous with my colour choices in my outfits! :)

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  25. I just love this bag! That shade is so beautiful and it adds such a fun pop of color.
    Both of these looks are ADORABLE! It is so nice to have transitional pieces from season to season.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week!


    XO,
    Amanda
    misslulupearlblog.blogspot.com

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  26. The color on the second one really stands out. And 30 ways on a colorful cardigan like this is impressive, well done.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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  27. Your outfits are really cute! :) xx

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  28. Both outfits are great! I really really love how the color of the button up tank looks on you, and it goes well with eutrals as well as more colorful shades for this summer. You look gorgeous dear.
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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  29. Gorgeous outfits! Love the patterned jeans with the sleeveless pink top, such a bright and beautiful look!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

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  30. This is such a good look for fall! Layering is definitely essential when the weather is as temperamental as it has been lately. I love that you paired a cardigan with the outfit. It is so cute!
    Thank you for linking up this week!

    ~xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

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  31. <3 pink and purple together <3 Also, I thought you said that you'd worn the first cardigan 300 times, and my mind was blown, hahaha!

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    1. haha, that would be impressive! I was looking and I have a bag inching close to 100 wears, but I don't think any pieces of clothing would come anywhere close!

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  32. Hi Mica! I love the different shades of purple in your outfit, and the furry pompom is so cute! Purple is so flattering on you and looks lovely. I'm glad to hear you had a great time visiting your parents and at the local ABA mother's group.

    I agree, it's important to enjoy the clothes we love, rather than saving them up for special occasions only.

    Lots of love Saba xx

    www.trulymadlydeeplyfashion.blogspot.com

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  33. Tank tops are amazing aren't they. I live in them too, year round. I guess we're lucky in Oz that winters are mild enough to chuck on a tank and jacket hahaha. I hate wearing long sleeved tops under jackets. I hate that compressed feel I get on my arms!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. haha yes, we are lucky to not need to layer much! :)

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  34. These are all great outfits! I really love the purple bag! It goes so well with everything! Happy Monday!
    Cheryl
    https://www.northwestmountainliving.com

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  35. I'm in love with your long cardi Mica! The color is so beautiful and looks great with your outfit. I see why you love them! They look really good on you.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  36. Lovely bag you got there dear! Really cute color.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  37. Thanks all for your lovely comments and insights :)

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