Friday, 18 May 2018

Layering Navy Dresses In Autumn: Light Scarves and Different Shoes

It took a while for autumn to arrive here in Brisbane! But when we started getting cooler mornings I was excited to add some layers and autumn pieces to my dresses - even if they are just lightweight scarves! I find summer dresses easy to layer up for cooler weather just by adding an extra piece or two and swapping out your shoes for something cosier.

What I wore:

 Shein navy flower print flowy dress  layered for autumn scarf tan chelsea boots denim jacket | awayfromblue

Balenciaga truffle brown RH classic day bag with denim jacket | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram | shein navy flower print flowy swing dress scarf denim jacket Balenciaga tan day bag
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Scarf: gifted blush metallic rose gold shimmer scarf
DressShein navy flower print flowy dress (C/O)
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagBalenciaga truffle brown RH classic day bag

Why I wore it:

It was a really cold morning when I wore this so I added a scarf, denim jacket and ankle boots to my dress. After a busy day working from home, rushing around in the evening meant I'd gotten warm and quickly taken both the scarf and jacket off. I picked the boys up from daycare to take the little one to his specialist appointment.

I like how comfortable this flowy swing dress is - and even though it's a light viscose fabric it is sure to be worn more as the weather cools down further as it layers well. Writing this post made me smile as I realised the last time I wore this dress it was also with a Balenciaga day bag, and it was again for a specialist appointment!

This shimmery scarf was a gift from my mum last year and I love how nice it looked with the navy dress. Even if I didn't keep all the layers on in the warm afternoon, I did enjoy this outfit for the short time I wore it all together in the morning for daycare drop off and the denim jacket came in helpful in the evening.


Last worn: denim jacket, shimmer scarf, navy floral swing dress, Chelsea ankle boots, Balenciaga brown day bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket worn 30 ways, shimmer scarf in the office, navy floral swing dress in summer, Chelsea ankle boots, Balenciaga brown day bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, Chelsea ankle boots in second trimester, Balenciaga brown day bag for second trimester travel.



My Latest Video: Winter Clothing Haul For The Boys




With the cooler weather, I was excited to start buying winter clothes for the boys! Cooper helped me to share what I've been buying.




What I wore:

long sleeve printed shift dress with crochet scarf and balenciaga day bag in autumn | away from blue

Balenciaga truffle brown RH classic day bag 09 worn on shoulder long tassels | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | Zara printed bib front tunic dress in autumn with crochet scarf and Balenciaga day bag
Scarf: white Target crochet detail scarf
Dress: Zara printed bib front tunic dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagBalenciaga truffle brown RH classic day bag

Why I wore it:

This was such a productive day, although I wasn't completely happy with my outfit. I love the crochet scarf with the navy dress. I was unsure at first with the pattern on the dress and the texture of the scarf but being similar colours I think it worked really well. It was a little chilly so as well as the scarf I added some Converse. Converse are a go-to for me in spring and autumn and are a nice alternative when it's not cold enough for boots. On the surface, a great outfit.

We dropped the boys off at their grandparents for the morning to get some stuff done and it was a productive morning. I did wish I'd added a denim jacket to this outfit though once the rain showers hit. Then we had lunch with the boys and their grandparents which made me regret my outfit even more as this dress felt much too short. If I'm spending time with the boys it's better to go with a maxi length or something like shorts! I was happy to get home and change after lunch. I chucked on some PJ pants under my dress so I was a bit more comfortable to lounge around and play with cars and setup train tracks with the boys!

This dress is one of the ones that works so perfectly in summer, layers well for autumn or winter, and it doubles as a professional looking top for work sometimes too. I was really hoping to have hit 30 wears on it by now, but I do find the length tricky to wear when trying to sit and play on the floor with the boys which limits how much I can wear it right now.


Last worn: crochet scarf, Zara navy shift dress, Converse, Balenciaga day bag (above).

Other ways to wearcrochet scarf and chambray dress, Zara navy shift dress and winter layers, Converse and denim shorts, Balenciaga day bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancycrochet scarf in second trimester, Zara navy shift dress in third trimester, Converse in second trimester, Balenciaga day bag and hidden baby bump.



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How You Can Wear It


You don't have to pack your favourite dresses away when the cooler weather arrives! Swapping sandals for Converse or ankle boots and adding a scarf helps keep the chill away and lets you wear your favourite pieces more often. When it's really cold, you could add tights, leggings, and cosier scarves. But mild autumn and spring days are perfect for lightweight scarves like these.


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71 comments:

  1. Great outfit ideas, I really love the first dress!
    Have a good weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  2. Hi Mica
    I have a collection of scarves and I also love wearing them in autumn and even in early spring, they make the looks much more interesting. I think your last look with the lace scarf matched very well in this navy blue dress.



    I wish you a great weekend.
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Thanks Marisa! Scarves are great for layering when it's not too warm! :)

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  3. The scarves add such a pretty touch! Have a great weekend!

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  4. Lovely combination with the scarves, babe! xoxo

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  5. I love the way both these outfits look. I love the pink scarf a lot. I feel like scarfs could go with any outfit practically. They are awesome.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, they are lovely neutrals that go with so much!

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  6. While I like both looks I think the first would have looked better without the scarf.
    And you just reminded me that I need to wear my ankle boots with a dress, its a self imposed challenge I have been putting in the back of the closet.

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    1. Hope you can get your ankle boots out! I love mine with dresses. The scarf was my favourite part of that first outfit too, haha! I thought it was a great accessory :)

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  7. Love both of these looks! Denim jackets are perfect for those early autumn days!
    I wish I was more confident in scarves, I have a few but I just never feel "right" when I wear them. So annoying!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. You do have some awesome statement jewelry pieces instead though! I am definitely a scarf person, even if they aren't frequently worn with the heat here!

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  8. Dear Mica, I agree! A summer dress in fall is easier to style and I see you are perfect in this. I like both of your looks, so sorry, that the second dress turned out as too short. Nevertheless it looks fantastic!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. It never felt short pre-kids, haha! I do a lot more bending down and over with the boys that makes me worry it's too short!

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  9. I like how you added scarves to these cute dresses. That first scarf looks so nice and light!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. It is! A lovely piece for the in-between seasons! :)

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  10. Love the dress and the scarf! SO chic!
    Have a wonderful weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  11. You look amazing in both of these outfits however the first one is my favorite. The scarf is so cute!

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    1. THanks! It's my favourite too :)

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  12. I'm all about layering with scarves. I also like putting a summer dress over skinny jeans.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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    1. I haven't tried a dress over jeans yet!

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  13. Such a pretty shimmery scarf! Can't believe it´s autumn over there - we only start getting first summer vibes here in Spain!

    Have a great weekend!
    Anna
    http://atlifestylecrossroads.com

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    1. Yes, different seasons for the different hemispheres! :)

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  14. Wow your autumn clothing is more summer suited than my actual summer clothing haha, although to be fair, our summer is being very, very late and unpredictable. I love the shein flowy dress x

    Velvet Blush

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    1. haha I would melt if I tried wearing these outfits in summer here! :)

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  15. Totally digging both the Shein and Zara dresses, Mica:) Great layering with the scarves.
    PS The Converse are definitely go-tos for me as well:)
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. They are such a great mum shoe! :)

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  16. Hi I love both looks. A scarf is such a cute way to glam up a look. Your braid is super cute as well and compliments the look beautifully.

    I pray you and your family are having a great weekend.
    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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    1. Thanks! I have been loving braiding my hair lately.

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  17. That dress is so cute, I love how you styled it
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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    1. Thanks, I think they are both lovely!

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  18. Great outfits! I love lightweight scarves for the in-between seasons!

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  19. Both of those dresses are so pretty, I love how versatile they are too. Adding a denim jacket is always a go-to for me too. You're reminding me I need to wear my Converse more, I love the pair I have too. Have a good weekend!

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    1. They are such a staple for me in the cooler weather!

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  20. I love the first dress !
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  21. Ankle boots with dresses look lovely and the addition of a scarf always helps to add something to a dress Lucy

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  22. Both looks are really cute but my favourite is the second. I love that you paired the dress with sneakers and effortlessly carries a shoulder bag!
    xo Yvonne
    www.aproposh.com

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    1. Thanks! I love wearing Converse and dresses together!

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  23. I do agree, layering is always a great way to keep warmer and adding a bit of the seasonal feel. I often wear scarves. Isn't it interesting how can they make such a difference to an outfit. They add so much interest. Plus, even when they are made from the light material, I often find they make me feel warmer.

    Both of these dresses look amazing on you. Beautiful outfits!!! Have a nice weekend!

    https://modaodaradosti.blogspot.ba/

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    1. Yes they do provide a little warmth, just right for autumn :)

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  24. I am totally in love with the first dress omg I kid you not.

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    1. haha just as well I linked up where you could buy it then!

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  25. I love the texture of that white scarf with the navy print dress, Mica!! I used to be wary of that detail also, but it's a great way to do some print mixing!! And it's such a lovely outfit. Have you ever considered dress extenders? That might be the solution for be able to wear this dress and still play with the boys??
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I have looked into them, but being petite, I'm not sure what length I need and what would look silly on me, haha! It's a hard thing to buy online.

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  26. Love the print on both of your dress. Converse are my go to shoe as well. Also you got some great deals on the boys clothes. I hope you have a great weekend. It a super rainy one here.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  27. Boo to the colder weather, but I do love that black dress. The pattern on the skirt is lovely!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Oh I've been enjoying the cooler weather! I thought summer might never end, and it's only a few weeks until winter now, ha!

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  28. you always dress so cute! darling looks!
    kelseybang.com

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  29. I love scarfs. I have a wide collection of them. I donot think I can live without them :)
    I love your outfits and how versatile your dresses are <3.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend my dear friend

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    1. I have a lot of scarves too, they are great layering pieces! :)

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  30. Love how chic and elegant both outfits are, but I loved the second one a little bit more cos' that Zara printed tunic is to die for! And must say you have a lovely collection of scarves and purses!
    Wishing you an amazing weekend! :)
    xx
    Ankita | Real Girl Talks
    http://realgirltalks.com/

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    1. THanks! I do have a thing for buying too many scarves and bags, ha!

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  31. I just donated all my scarves because I never ever reach for them and I hope they'll go to a better home. I adore denim jackets though, best way to layer and transition into the colder weather.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I am sure they will go onto great new homes! :)

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  32. I love navy, these dresses are so cute and look really versatile as well. I like how you paired them with lighter shoes, I wouldn't think to do that, and it looks great! Thanks for sharing xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  33. I love the print on the Zara dress! It is true that sometimes we have to have an extra bottom layer for those short dresses! I almost forget that sometimes and my daughter calls me out lol

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    1. haha yes I need shorts underneath or something!

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  34. True, I was never as aware of dress length as I am now with kids. You just bend over so many times!

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. It makes everything feel so much shorter! It means I've been wearing my maxi lengths a lot more!

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  35. Such a cute and chic street look you got here dear! Loving the matching bag and shoes. The scarf is such a great accessory too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  36. Hi Mica
    Just passing by to wish you a wonderful sunday with your family. Lots of love.
    Marisa

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  37. Love the scarves in both looks! That dress in the first look is so pretty.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  38. I really like the scarves you've added with each outfit, it really adds a nice touch! I had to chuckle over how you wished you had wore something else when out with the boys. I know exactly what you mean by that! But, at least you looked cute for lunch!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. haha yes, I need to be so careful when I wear this dress with the kids!

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  39. Such a pretty scarf, perfect for the cooler weather moving in <3
    Green Fashionista

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  40. Loving the print on the first dress and how it goes with the bag and boots!

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  41. Scarves are super versatile! I love the print of your dress in the first photo - so pretty and your brown Bal bag is just gorgeous! I also don't like to wear short skirts or dresses running around after my son. It's just more work and uncomfortable.

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. Yes, maxi lengths or shorts are much more suitable for me!

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  42. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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