Monday, 27 March 2017

Printed Shorts with Neutral and Bright Fitted Tanks

Before starting my #6MonthsWithoutShopping challenge and trying to hit 30 wears on more of my wardrobe, I'd been admiring a pair of printed shorts at Jeanswest. It was a good motivation for me to get the printed shorts I already have and wear them more often. This post brings them to 14 wears, even though the lightweight fabric and relaxed cut make them perfect for a hot day.

The outfit formulas followed below are incredibly similar, but I think they look different just by changing from a neutral to a colourful top. Anything to justify the huge box of fitted tanks I have in multiple colours! 😉

What I wore:

simple basic grey tank with printed shorts outfit SAHM style hot day studded sandals | Away From Blue

printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | Away From The Blue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Ava elephant pendant teething necklace
TankTarget grey marle tank top
ShortsJeanswest 'Scarlette' printed shorts
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

I really liked my outfit last time I wore this teething necklace and Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag together, so it was good wearing the combination again. They go quite well together!

Grey and blue is another one of my usual combinations. It's been such a long time since I wore this Target tank, a shame as it's a really good basic. A nice neutral tank went well with the busy printed shorts.

Ran a few errands in the morning and had a haircut too. You might have notice my hair doesn't look any different! I've decided to grow it out and donate it, so just had a trim. I usually grow my hair long and then change my mind and cut it short again, so this way it will benefit a sick child. Completely inspired by my friend who grew her hair for two years in order to donate it.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, Target grey tank, printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff studded sandals, aquamarine Mini MAC bag.

Other ways to weargrey tank and maxi skirt, printed shorts and stripes, Rebecca Minkoff studded sandals and denim, aquamarine Mini MAC bag and wrap dress.



Blue Printed Shorts Under $50:








What I wore:

Complimentary colours blue printed shorts bright yellow tank cheerful SAHM Brisbane style | AwayFromBlue

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete | AwayFromTheBlue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
Tank: thrifted Cotton On yellow tank
ShortsJeanswest 'Scarlette' printed shorts
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

I liked the neutral tank and printed shorts combo above but wanted to try something a little more colourful the next time I wore these shorts. I like blue and yellow together so this tank seemed like a good choice. I mentioned on Instagram that this isn't a 'flattering' look.

When doing my wardrobe detox with a personal stylist two years ago, soon after buying these shorts, she pointed out that they didn't hit at the slimmest part on my waist (none of my tummy region is slim after having my beautiful babies!). It's easy to disguise by wearing the shorts with similar colours. But some days, you just want to wear a cheerful bright yellow tank and enjoy the colour combination more than the way the outfit flatters your post-baby body. I'm grateful for the advice of the stylist (she was so knowledgable and helpful!) but I'm also going to wear what makes me happy even if it doesn't look the best.

While this outfit does seem to highlight my rounded 'mum-tum', these shorts and blue and yellow together make me happy. Even if it did feel a little overly bright for a quiet day with not much else on other than a trip to the post office, I enjoyed wearing this.


Last worn: Ray-ban Wayfarer (above), yellow tank, printed shorts (above), studded gladiator sandals (above), Balenciaga tempete Day bag.

Other ways to wearyellow tank and baby bump, printed shorts and ankle boots, studded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Balenciaga tempete Day bag and blue dress.



More Printed Shorts Under $50:








You don't have to pair colourful printed shorts with a neutral top, you can wear a complimentary colour for an extra touch of brightness to your outfit. Neutral shoes are a good addition to a bright outfit like this.


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48 comments:

  1. Growing your hair to donate it is such a nice idea. I personally am trying to grow my hair for selfish reasons, but it doesnt grow too fast.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I'm still breastfeeding so taking the supplements and I think that's why it seems to be growing so quickly!

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  2. Great outfits. The shorts are really nice.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  3. I like your skirt and your bag :)

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  4. You look so chic in this outfit. Love the blue and green together. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  5. These shorts are too cute! I love them with the yellow top

    michellespaige.com

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  6. Good for you for growing out your hair! I've thought about it, but I'd have to grow out my highlights first which would take forever! I am such a fan of printed shorts, especially in blue because they go with so many colors. I really like both outfits! They both look really put together!

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    1. Yes I haven't dyed my hair for years and it was all semi-permanent anyway, so I've got the perfect hair for it, I'm lucky :)

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  7. I loove these shorts! You always have the cutest accessories, too.

    Thank you so much for linking up with On Mondays We Link-Up!
    --Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

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  8. Being able to hit 30 wears on pieces in your closet is the best way to get the most for the $ you spend on your clothes. That's lovely that you will be donating your hair to donate it. Have a wonderful week Mica!

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    1. Yes I'm hoping I can achieve 30 wears with a lot!

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  9. Love this look! Blue is definitely your color!
    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  10. I love how you've styled your shorts with both the grey and pop of yellow, yellow looks so good on you! I also adore that first bag, so cute! Thanks for sharing and have a great week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  11. First off these shorts are so cute! I love the pattern and the color. You're hair is so gorgeous. I love what you're doing with your hair. Such a noble cause.

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. It is nice to be able to give back in a small way :)

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  12. Both outfits are great but I especially liked the one with yellow top.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  13. Tanks and shorts are such a cute combo!

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  14. I remember your hair grew super fast when you chopped it last time so I'm sure you'll have donateable quantities in no time!

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    1. Yeah the pregnancy supplements always make it grow so fast, and I'm taking breastfeeding ones now so hopefully it will grow really quickly! :)

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  15. I love your printed shorts! So cute!

    Liz
    Www.lizzieinlace.com

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  16. That's such a wonderful thing to do with your hair, great cause to support children! Love the neutral with the fun printed shorts!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  17. haha!! You matched the teething necklace to your hand bag! And it looks excellent! As it happens to be, when I saw that yellow tank top, I instantly felt happier. Yellow is one of my favorite colors and brightens up everything. And even if it does show some mum-tum, the color looks so great on you, that it doesn't really matter. Also, how very blessed you are to have a mum-tum.

    https://cynicalduchess.blogspot.com

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    1. They match so well I couldn't resist wearing them together again! :)

      And yes, I'm so lucky to have a mum-tum! :)

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  18. Sooo in lov with your bag. Great colour
    www.carrieslifestyle.com

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  19. I was thinking this silhouette was very flattering on you! I love the shorts with the yellow so much! The turquoise is a great pairing as well!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

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  20. I love the shorts, very stylish, and they look comfy!

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  21. I love BOTH tops with those shorts Mica! Both the grey and yellow look great! You really show versatility and always make me think outside the box. Love both. I think its very cool you donate your hair! Awesome cause!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  22. I totally thought about growing out my hair... but then I got sick of it! I just also thought you might want to know that your comment got thrown in spam on my website... I found it and took it out of spam but not sure why. Have a good week!

    -Kirsten // pork & cookies

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  23. I like both looks, you look bright and think that you look very good after two babies :)

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  24. Both looks are so lovely. It's awesome you've decided to grow your hair to donate it!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  25. Amazing outfits!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  26. Those shorts are adorable! Love them with the turquoise!

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  27. Love the shorts,
    and how different each outfit looks with the simple, yet well thought out changes!
    Congrats on 14 chic wears!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/

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  28. I looove looking at printed shorts but I never get them because I have no idea what I'd pair them with and now I'm actually trying to get more versatile basics, but I love the bright colors with the yellow! And it's good that you're sticking with wearing what makes you happy!

    Sam | My Beauty Cloud

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    1. Yes it's easier to wear them with basics! I have so many plain printed tanks so they get worn with these shorts a lot! :)

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  29. Well I think you look fantastic. And those shorts are so fun--I love the print and the loose shape. I hate buying shorts, I have a hard time finding ones I like. I'm going to look for a printed pair though this summer, they really do seem like a great staple!

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    1. It's nice to have a change from the usual denim shorts! Hope you can find a pair :)

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  30. those blue shorts look so pretty on you!!

    x,abril
    The Color Palette

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  31. love those shots....they are so comfy during summers....
    www.crazyaboutcolors.com

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  32. The yellow tank is awesome! You know I love the colour!

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  33. The aquamarine colour of the bag in your first outfit is so stunning and gorgeous!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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  34. Isn't it strange that I've always loved the look of patterned shorts but have never ever purchased a pair? Clearly this year isn't the year to do it, but I really love the simplicity with the outfit!

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    1. haha yes maybe wait until next year! :)

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  35. Love the printed shorts, so pretty on you! I am looking forward to short season as I have printed ones I like. Love the teal bag and seeing your lil one!
    Thanks for linking with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  36. First off what mom tum... girl that first outfit with the grey tank and blue shorts shows off your gorgeous figure, just beautiful xox

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    1. haha thank you Launna! Pictures never tell the full story, I hid my baby bumps until the second trimester both times! :)

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  37. Thank you all for your kind comments!

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