Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Navy and Burgundy: Dresses In Winter With Tights and Boots

After trying and loving navy and burgundy together a while back, I was looking forward to wearing the colour combination again. I stuck with a brown bag this time too, using my Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere instead of my Chloe Paddington bag. The cold weather gave me a chance to wear and enjoy this Jeanswest Mac at last, after buying it for less than $20 in the Cyber Monday sales last year and setting it aside for winter.

What I wore:

sleeveless chambray dress layered for winter burgundy scarf navy mac boots tights | AwayFromBlue

Navy mac coat and Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere on arm | AwayFromTheBLue blog
ScarfForever New Skye Foil Feather scarf in berry / gold (on sale!)
DressJeanswest Rachel Lyocell chambray dress (C/O)
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

While I usually have the 'have to wear it twice in the month after buying it' rule for all new purchases, this jacket is one of the exceptions (along with a dress I outgrew too quickly in pregnancy). With over $120 off, I couldn't resist buying it, knowing it would come in handy for winter as I was selling my old black trench.

Winter weather did take a while to arrive in Brisbane so I waited longer to wear this coat than I expected, but I'm still glad I bought it last year and to be able to wear and enjoy it now, it kept me perfectly cosy.

It was a great topper for my sleeveless chambray dress and the navy is perfect with the burgundy feather print scarf. The style challenge for the day was 'layer player' which worked out perfectly weath-wise as it was a cold and rainy day in Brisbane. We had Baby Boy's weekly weigh in the morning then spent some time with my mum and sister in the afternoon.

Last worn: maroon feather foil scarf, chambray dress, ASOS Cleo boots, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere. First time I've worn the jacket although it was purchased last year.

Other ways to wearfeather print scarf with stripes, chambray dress in spring, ASOS Cleo boots and skinny jeans, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancy: chambray dress in second trimester, speedy bandouliere and maternity wrap dress.

Chambray Dresses Under $50:

What I wore:

Navy MAC jacket burgundy star print jersey mini dress winter fleece tights ankle boots

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere | Away from the blue blog
DressFrench Connection star dancing jersey dress in red rust/almond
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere
NailsOPI Russian Navy

Why I wore it:

No style challenge for this one, but another excuse to wear navy and burgundy together again. Since I liked the dress and boots combo above with the navy jacket, I wore it again with black ankle boots and my burgundy jersey dress. It was a pretty quiet day with just a few errands to run, but I did wish I'd added a scarf to this as it was a little chilly in the morning.

This burgundy dress hasn't been worn in awhile - one of those pieces I had boxed away as it's not breastfeeding friendly. Worked well in pregnancy though!

As it's the second time I've worn this jacket and I try to review everything I buy after I've worn it twice, my purchase review:

I like this jacket. I love the colour, it's cosy for winter, and will be perfect for the early morning commutes to the office. The only thing I don't like is how the lapels kinda stick up a bit - but I'm sure that will settle down with more wear. It looks really nice belted (came with a belt) but I haven't been able to wear it that way and still show what I'm wearing underneath it!

Last worn: Jeanswest Mac jacket (above), jersey dress, ankle boots, speedy Bandouliere (above).

Other ways to wearjersey dress and pistol boots, ankle boots and printed jeansspeedy Bandouliere and printed jeans.

Perfect for pregnancy: jersey dress and leggings in third trimesterspeedy bandouliere and maternity pencil skirt.

More Jersey Dresses Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

Navy and burgundy look beautiful together, but you could apply this style tip to any colour combination you enjoy. Look at the pieces you have in your wardrobe that will allow you to wear the colours year round. First time I wore navy and burgundy it was with a tank, kimono and pants in autumn. It was easy to wear the same colour combination again in winter with season-appropriate pieces.

While both of these dress and boots outfits include the same navy jacket, by changing the other pieces and sticking to the same colour scheme I've created two outfits that look different while wearing a familiar combination. Thinking of different ways to wear a colour combination you love is a good way to come up with new outfit ideas in your wardrobe, without having to buy anything new.

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  1. What a beautiful, stylish jacket, and it sounds like you got it on a pretty good deal, as well! Cant never resist good savings. :) And actually, navy and burgundy are my two favourite, probably most-worn colours when it comes to clothes, so I am very happy to see a post that includes those! I just love these colours and I think they're so versatile and easy to wear. You look lovely in both outfits! I can definitely see myself wearing that jacket. :) <3 Hope you're well, lovely! xoxo


  2. Lovely combo of colours! The pop colour for this is mustard - try it! It plays off the primary colours (red, blue, yellow), so it's totally safe, promise.

    Love seeing cool weather clothes again. Too soon for me, though!

  3. That's a great jacket, and it sounds like such a smart buy. I have a hard time thinking ahead and getting things like jackets when they're on sale at the end of a season. I wish I were better at that because I know I miss out on good sales! This is such a pretty color combo too. I love navy and burgundy together!

  4. The jacket is so pretty, love the cut and how well fits with burgundy. Thanks so much for the inspiration sweets.

    Love from

  5. I definitely want to try this color combination Mica! Navy & burgundy look so good together! Love your dresses, jackets and boots.

  6. I like the jacket, specially the blue on blue look.
    Maybe if you pin the lapel from the inside ?

  7. Mica, burgundy and navy are two of my absolute go to combinations! I LOVE this and the heart scarf is gorgeous!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  8. Love the navy and burgundy combo! Your LV bag goes perfectly with it. That jacket looks so good on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. I literally feel cooler (temperature wise) after seeing your look because it reminds me of winter XD I think I need to visit Australia one summer because it would be the perfect break from the heat! Love the combo of navy and burgundy :)

    Mili | sharmtoaster

  10. That is a really cute outfit and I love how that color looks matched with burgundy. I would have never thought of that color combo!
    The Color Palette

  11. That is such a great jacket! Navy and burgundy are so pretty styled together! I love both of these looks!

    Doused In Pink

  12. I especially love your second outfit. You'd think that two strong colors like navy and burgundy would try to outdo each other, but it really makes for a striking color combination! Love, love love that second dress.

  13. Your scarf is really cute and it goes great with the LV bag!
    Thanks for linking up with Jennie and me at Fab Friday Linkup :)

  14. That burgundy dress is so cute! And I love the ankle boots too!

  15. I love that you styled both summer maxi dresses for cooler days by adding some layers to both. Versatile fashion is key. I love taking looks from each season!

    Rina Samantha


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