Friday, 11 May 2018

Two Ways To Wear Rebecca Minkoff Ruana Poncho with Shorts: Adding Autumn Layers to Summer Outfits

When I stumbled across this Rebecca Minkoff knit poncho / kimono in the Shopbop sale I couldn't get it out of my head. I have no shortage of kimonos in my wardrobe, but it is different from any of the ones I already owned. From the fall/winter collection, it's a thick and cosy acrylic knit that I knew would be perfect for autumn or winter outfits when it gets too chilly to wear my thinner kimonos.

I hadn't planned to wear it with shorts, I was thinking of cooler temperatures and jeans! But it was good to take advantage of the cooler mornings and evenings in this mild Brisbane autumn and throw it on as an extra layer with my shorts.


What I wore:

 Rebecca Minkoff Ruana poncho in monochrome shorts and tee outfit print mixing with foil stripes | awayfromblue

tassel poncho and Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

Necklace: silver heart long pendant necklace
TeeJeanswest Anika foil stripe tee in white and silver
ShortJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Kept things simple this time I wore the kimono. As it was predicted to rain, I thought this would be perfect to keep cosy as we ran a few errands before and after our Australian Breastfeeding Association mothers group. Picked the Converse as a practical choice too, although we were lucky to get home just before the storms rolled in, the rain and thunder chased us home!

I was going to wear a colourful necklace with this, one of my baby-friendly teething ones, but decided at the last moment to keep things completely monochrome and went with a silver necklace to match the silver foil stripes on the tee and silver bag. I ended up having a conversation with a friend about how I might just stick to baby friendly necklaces for the group in future - this necklace got tugged on quite a few times, and that was just by my boys!

Usually I'll add a little colour to a monochrome outfit, but with the print mixing with the print on the kimono and the striped tee, I felt my outfit was busy enough. I really liked this outfit, and I'm looking forward to wearing this kimono more as the weather continues to cool in Brisbane.


Last worn: foil stripe tee, distressed denim shorts, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearfoil stripe tee and olive short, distressed denim shorts in capsule wardrobe, Converse and swing dress, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC and purple jeans.

Perfect for pregnancy: Converse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC in third trimester.


What I Bought Last Month:

(Including some action shots of me wearing the kimono in different ways)






What I wore:

Rebecca Minkoff Ruana poncho print mixing with mustard tank shorts autumn SAHM style | away from blue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | away from the blue

awayfromblue print mixing Rebecca Minkoff Ruana poncho mustard and blue tank and shorts micro regan bag
JacketRebecca Minkoff Ruana poncho
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in chartreuse
ShortsJeanswest 'Scarlette' printed shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

This was a much more colourful outfit to wear with the black and white kimono. This had seemed like a great idea in my head, but I felt it was a little busy when I looked back at the photos. I did really like the mustard tank under the kimono though, I'm going to have to give that a try again.

Was a busy day with daycare drop off and pick up and working from home, but at the last minute Baby Boy's specialist appointment was postponed so that freed up the evening a little and gave me a little more time to do the daycare pickup and get dinner organised.

Although it's the first time I've worn the kimono with these pieces, I have worn the tank and shorts together before. I like wearing these blue shorts with yellow, so cheerful and colourful.


Last worn: Rebecca Minkoff kimono (above), mustard tank, blue printed shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearmustard tank in the office, blue printed shorts in monochrome outfit, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and little black dress.



More Black and White Kimonos Under $50:



This poncho I'm wearing has just been added to the 75% off Rebecca Minkoff Online sample sale too!


How You Can Wear It:

Cosy knitted ponchos or kimonos make great layers when the weather starts to cool in autumn or when it hasn't warmed up enough in spring. A classic black and white one works just was well with a monochrome outfit as it does with a bold and colourful one, so it's easier to wear more often.


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69 comments:

  1. I love kimonos and I have been wearing them a lot!!! I went crazy last summer and bought too many but they are perfect to wear with everything: jeans, dresses, shorts and skirts!!! Happy Friday Mica, I wish you a beautiful weekend!!x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm a big fan of kimonos too, so happy to add this one to my collection! :)

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  2. I love ponchos and kimonos.
    It's is very versatile to any season

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  3. The kimono really suits you and I love how you've styled it too!
    Have a great weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  4. Kimonos are so in right now!
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  5. What a chic layering piece for summer! Both looks are lovely. Have a great weekend!

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  6. I remember watching your haul and thinking about when you are going to wear it. Glad you brought it out a little bit earlier than expected. I love it with shorts!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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    1. Yes it was nice to be able to wear it sooner than expected, glad we have some cooler weather!

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  7. You look so cute!! I love how you wore the poncho, it adds a nice boho vibe to the outfit. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
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  8. I remember you telling me about items you picked up in the sale by Rebecca Mikoff, some great picks here. I always love the way you style up your pretty outfit looks!
    Hope your week is going well so far?
    Laura xo
    www.shehearts.net

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    1. Thanks! We are having a nice week! :)

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  9. Love that kimono! You styled it so well in both outfits and it goes so well with shorts!

    KHVDIJA | http://www.khvdija.co.uk

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  10. Ooh love that one!!! Its going to be great to bring you into fall! I can't wait to see it with long sleeve sweaters underneath!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. Yes it will look great over long sleeves when it gets really cold here! :)

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  11. That kimono looks so cute with your yellow top!

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  12. This is such a lovely poncho and I love your comfort approach to styling always. So pretty! I love the second blouse in your haul. So boho-chic and can't wait for you to style it.
    Have a lovely weekend ahead hun.

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! I've worn it a few times already, you can see it in my earlier posts or on my instagram.

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  13. That's a gorgeous poncho for transitioning into fall - I'm sure it will be so good with jeans and boots when it's cooler!
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    1. Yes, I'm really looking forward to wearing it with jeans!

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  14. That kimono is a great piece! I like the thicker fabric. I am always cold so I could see this easily transitioning to fall or winter. I really like it paired with the striped tee and it looks great with yellow too! Can't wait to see how else you wear it! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. I love that poncho! Such a great layering piece and fun to see how you styled it. I often don't think to wear them with shorts.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. It was the best way to wear it with the heat! :)

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  16. Although I've not really been a fan of traditional ponchos, this is gorgeous and looks lovely on you. I love kimonos so very similarly to this anyway. Wishing you a lovely weekend Mica. We're off for a quick Cornwall getaway then visiting a friend soon in Vancouver later this month.
    FASHION TALES

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    1. That sounds lovely, enjoy your travel!

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  17. Love the kimono! It goes great with the mustard yellow and I prefer the more colourful outfit!! Have a lovely weekend!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  18. I'm loving that poncho on you!

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  19. Hi Mica
    I love kimonos and I have a great collection of them. I loved your first look.
    This week I had a problem and I was away from the blogs that I like, like yours, a health problem that I will explain to next week.

    I wish you a wonderful weekend.

    Kisses
    Marisa

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Sorry to hear you have been so unwell Marisa!

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  20. Ooh I love the look of the kimono - you're totally enabling me to get one now! It's such a casual chic update to an outfit with shorts. Have a good weekend dear!

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  21. A lovely kimono is the it item to throw on for more fun and style. I'm loving it paired up with the shorts and bright tee. Very pretty!
    Enjoy your weekend!

    www.fashionradi.com

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  22. I need a poncho like this. It looks so comfortable and I love how you styled it!

    http://whatmakesmesmileblog.com/

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  23. Hi Mica, I really adore your video haul! You added great pieces to your wardrobe. The kimono is cute and you styled it beautifully.I love how you mixed it with the printed shorts. Thanks for the inspiration always.

    I pray you have a wonderful weekend

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  24. Love the color of the second bag! So unique <3
    xx
    Selina | Selina’s Inspiration

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  25. This is such a great kimono, Mica! It looks great with everything and adds a boho vibe to each outfit, which I love! I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow, Mica! XXX

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    1. Thank you, I had a lovely Mother's Day!

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  26. ughhh i need that bag in my life so cool

    aprilbasi.com

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  27. What a gorgeous kimono! I love this look! https://mariannyc.com/2018/05/07/top-5-mothers-day-gifts/

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  28. Kimonos are such a fun and easy thing to wear literally over everything! I love how you made it work with the shoes, and I'm sure it will look equally great with jeans and dresses, too!

    Scent of Summer

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    1. Yes, I'm looking forward to wearing it with jeans!

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  29. How cute! The first was my favorite!
    María Eugenia | www.thegirlonanisland.com
    https://www.thegirlonanisland.com/2018/05/the-ruffled-maxi-skirt-at-little-havana.html#comment-form

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  30. I love how you played with colors. Great job in both outfits.

    Teyjin.blogspot.com

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

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  32. I love the poncho, what a fun and lovely outfit, and your bags are always ubercute =)

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

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  33. I love kimonos, they look amazing with anything really. I find them quite versatile and practice too for cooler nights! 💖💞😘

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    1. They are a go-to piece for me too!

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  34. I definitely associate kimonos with summer so your new buy is a great way to insert some kimono-loving into the winter months too! Have a wonderful week Mica!

    Musings & More

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    1. Yes the cosy knit will come in handy in colder weather! :)

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  35. I love your Kimono, what a great find! I really enjoyed the monochrome look in particular, it's very rare I ever look that pulled together.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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    1. Wearing all the same colours is the best tip I think!

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  36. This is such a pretty kimono! It makes for a wonderful layering piece while also injecting a boho chic vibe to your outfits. I can imagine it must be tricky to wear necklaces when you have small children and are also around children alot.

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    1. haha yes, they do make it a little tricky!

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  37. Both looks are so cute--love that kimono!! But my fave is the metallic + black & white look, I love the way that tee mixes with the pattern on the kimono. I'm so excited that I finally ordered a kimono... it took me long enough, right?

    Have a great Mother's Day Mica!

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    1. I can't wait to see how you wear your kimono! :)

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  38. Such a cool look - I really need to get a poncho! Yours from Rebecca Minkoff looks so pretty!

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

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  39. Oh wow, loving that poncho, and both looks are vibrant!! The perfect key piece! Love, Mouna | www.howimetmystyle.com

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  40. This is one of your prettiest kimonos! I have yet to find the perfect one for me but fingers crossed I will come across it soon.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Hopefully you do find it - I love all of mine! :)

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  41. Happy Mother's Day Mica! I hope today has been a relaxing one for you. I am actually on the look out for a kimono and will need to check this one out. I love their versatility and how you can wear it with anything. It is such a staple and I can see why you bought this one.

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. Thanks Maureen, I had a lovely Mother's Day, hope you did too.

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  42. Lovely styling Mica! I'm a huge fan of Kimonos xx

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  43. Happy Mother's Day! That kimono is super cute. I so can see you wearing it in the colder months with a long sleeve under it.

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

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  44. Thanks all for your kind comments :)

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  45. Wow, look at all these comments! :-O

    I really like the first outfit - this is how you do an all-neutral look! That is a really fun poncho!

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  46. The poncho is great for autumn! While it would be fab with jeans it does add a nice warm touch to the shorts. Good one getting it!

    Eileen | 5feetofstyle.com

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  47. Such a lovely poncho! So cute and really versatile too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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