Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Print Mixing: Stripes and Kimonos with Denim Shorts & Rebecca Minkoff Bags

To try change things up a little when my shorts are on heavy repeat, I like to add a kimono. This gives me a chance to do some print mixing too, and of course it means I pull out some of my striped tops to pair with the printed kimonos. I feel this has been the summer of shorts, but adding an extra layer makes things just a little different. Which is good as the heat has meant my shorts have been worn into Autumn too!

What I wore:

jeanswest Jamie printed kimono, stripe tee and distressed denim shorts soft play mum outing outfit | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram print mixing denim shorts kimono SAHM style outfit
JacketJeanswest Jamie printed kimono (on sale!)
Necklace: Lovisa gold filigree heart pendant
TeeAtmos&Here oversized stripe tee
ShortsThrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold
Nails: OPI Purple With A Purpose

Why I wore it:

Was such a fun day when I wore this. We spent the day with my mum, a little shopping in the morning and then the afternoon at an indoor play place for the boys. They had a wonderful time running around and playing on everything. They are so fearless! There was a 2 storey high inflatable slide and they kept wanting me to take them up over and over again. Hilarious to see their reactions as we slid down. It was also a lovely break from the humidity that had taken hold for most of the week, as it was air conditioned inside. We did a little baking in the evening before dinner too, using a couple of the Caramilk bars I found to make delicious cupcakes.

Accessorising this outfit was easy, I picked the kimono as it was a piece mum got me for Christmas, and the necklace was a gift from her too. The little cross body micro Regan bag meant I could have my phone with me ready to take cute pics of the boys at the playcentre, yet still run around after them when needed.


Last worn: printed kimono, striped tee, distressed denim shorts, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearprinted kimono with printed shorts, striped tee and red jeans, distressed denim shorts and print mixing, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancystriped tee at 40 weeks pregnant.



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What I wore:

print mixing outfit with stripe tank, floral kimono and bermuda denim shorts | away from blue

floral kimono and Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram stripes and florals autumn print mixing outfit with shorts
JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

I kept forgetting to share this outfit on Instagram. Not because I didn't like it, just because I wore this on a Wednesday. With the daycare drop off and pickups, a specialist appointment and working from home, I often don't get to look at my phone all day unless it rings. At least on my days in the office I have the commute to spend time on Instagram.

I really like stripes and florals together, although it's not a combination I wear frequently as I don't have that many floral pieces. I do have this awesome floral cocoon kimono through, which I liked with the black striped tank. Made such a comfortable outfit too. This kimono is a slightly thicker fabric than my others (cotton and viscose) so it's really soft, and like being cocooned up in a big lightweight blanket all day!


Last worn: floral cocoon kimono, striped trapeze tank, bermuda denim shorts, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearfloral cocoon kimono and flares, striped trapeze tank and red jeans, bermuda denim shorts and wrap top, studded sandals and maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC bag and colourful jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral cocoon kimono at 39 weeks, studded sandals in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC bag in third trimester.



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How You Can Wear It:


Stripes are a great print to use for pattern mixing - you can pair them with florals, geometric prints, anything really! When I want a little more interest in an outfit, I'll add stripes as they just seem to go with everything. If you're unsure, pick complimenting colours, like I did in the second outfit where the white stripes in the tank tie in with the white in the floral print.


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36 comments:

  1. I think stripes are a great print in general, and you proof that they are easily mixed as well.
    We had a indoor play area at our hotel and the kids were basically inseparable from that one. Great way to burn off energy right before bed time!

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Yes it's such a good idea to let them burn off some energy there!

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  2. My boys would love that indoor play place! Sounds like a fun day that really wore them out! I love the kimonos, you always wear them so well.

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  3. gorgeous kimono! Love the print! It will be a great look for those Spring/Summer nights.

    Thanks for sharing.
    www.outlanderly.com

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  4. You're making me so jealous with all your kimono outfits! I'm watching snow fall right now, haha...
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. haha, I hope you get some warm weather soon!

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  5. That sounds like such a fun day with your mom--playing and baking, you can't go wrong with that! I LOVE the mix of floral and stripes in your second look. The two prints go so well together and that kimono looks so light but cozy at the same time!

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    1. It is such a good kimono! And we had a lovely day with my mum :)

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  6. you are amazing girlll <3

    My new post is heree

    Aylla

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  7. You definitely make a case for kimonos as a chic summer coverup. And yes stripes and florals make a winning combination!

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    1. hehe, I love kimonos for summer!

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  8. The stripes and floral combo really speaks to me. I'm itching for it to be kimono weather again - I haven't worn my two long ones in forever. They don't work well under coats!

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    1. Yeah they are great for layering on their own, not so much under other pieces! I'd love to get some longer ones for autumn! :)

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  9. I love the kimono idea, Mica. I'm guilty of doing the shorts thing excessively too. I think there's just enough of the warm weather left in Sydney to justify my looking for a kimono top.

    SSG xxx

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    1. I think you'd definitely get wear out of a kimono! It's still quite warm here.

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  10. Floral and stripes look so good together! And I really like those Wittner sandals in the second outfit - they look so comfy too!

    Eileen | 5feetofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks! They are so comfortable!

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  11. Such a cute video of your Balenciaga bag :) The short denim pants are great versatile piece to add to your wardrobe.

    https://mihabalan.com/2018/03/21/am-i-a-bad-person-for-not-wanting-to-have-kids/

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  12. I am loving the kimonos here! I'm a huge fan of them myself too!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  13. love the look hon you look pretty x
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  14. I love a breezy kimono + shorts combo! I can't wait for spring and summer in the States so I can recreate this vibe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  15. I love both of these outfits! Florals with stripes are my absolute favorite combo!

    Liz
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  16. Great mix of prints with the floral kimono and strippy top. No one rocks shorts like you. Wonderful and that yellow bag is everything!
    Hope your week is going well.

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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  17. Hi Mica!
    I loved that the conductive thread in this blog post were those two little bags and the kimonos :D I think you gave us two ideas which have a lot in common but at the same time, are different enough to let creativity fly when picking a similar Summer-Autumn ready outfit.

    As always, thanks for your feedback on my blog. Hope you had a nice week!
    Best,
    Amanda
    www.somethingfashion.es

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I like that you enjoyed the grouping of outfits, I try to post similar pieces together to show you different ways to wear things!

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  18. Oooh I love the patterns in these, and the more subtle tones mixed with brighter colours is a style of yours that I always really like. Adore the combos.

    Amy;
    Wandering Everywhere

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  19. I am in love with your print mixing! I especially like the second outfit with the darker colors and that floral kimono! I am a big fan of navy and any kind of blue floral print! Hope you are having a good week!

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  20. Stripes and florals are so pretty together :)

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  21. I'm all about print mixing and florals with stripes never disappoints. Also, I have way too many Rebecca Minkoff bags - it's an obsession haha.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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    1. Definitely an obsession, I have so many of them too!

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  22. I agree, stripes and florals work well together and I love pairing the two! You wear kimonos well, especially love how you style them with shorts, I don’t think I‘ve done that yet. Have a lovely weekend. /Madison

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  23. Kimonos are always a nice addition. Glad you and your mum had a great time. Those cupcakes sound delicious. Mica, your hair has grown so long! Wow! It looks great.
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    1. Thanks! I'm pleased with how well it's growing! I'm hoping I'll be able to have enough to donate soon.

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  24. Thank you all for your comments :)

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