Wednesday 30 August 2017

Plain Jersey Maxi Skirts and Striped Tops

The classic rule of 'you can't go wrong with stripes' is one I follow when I'm not sure what to wear. With my plain maxi skirts, a striped top is a great addition. Add in a few colourful layers and you have a comfortable and practical outfit stay at home mum outfit for running around with two toddlers.

What I wore:

denim jacket, stripe tee, drawstring waist maxi skirt blanket scarf | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey, maxi skirt | AwayFromTheBlue
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs scarf in Island pine-print
TopAtmos&Here 3/4 sleeve stripe tee in berry white
SkirtJeanswest Luxe jersey maxi skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver, 15% off both with code 'TREAT')
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey (on sale, 30% off!)
Nails: OPI Fire Escape Rendezvous

Why I wore it:

I've been playing along a little with #FMSPAD_STYLE style challenge on Instagram, which is taking the FMS picture a day challenges and making them style orientated. I posted this one for the letter 'G' due to the green in the scarf, but I'd actually worn it a few days before. I had a couple of errands to run with the boys and we had a relaxing morning which then translated to me rushing around the stores trying to fit everything in before lunch time, ha! At least I was comfortable with all the running around.

This striped tee is one of my favourites but it hasn't been worn much this winter. It was good to get it out again and it was a nice print to pair with the plain drawstring waist maxi skirt. The scarf was cosy for the cooler morning and I like the colour combo of the scarf with the burgundy stripes. I've worn it them together before.

Last worn: denim jacket, Marc Jacobs scarf, burgundy stripe tee, drawstring maxi skirt, Walnut Melbourne flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and maxi dress, Marc Jacobs scarf and flares, burgundy stripe tee and skinny jeans, drawstring maxi skirt worn two ways, Walnut Melbourne flats and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini and colourful printed skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: denim jacket and second trimester bump, printed scarf in early first trimester, striped tee in third trimester, ballet flats and maternity wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAM and maternity pencil skirts.

Plain Maxi Skirts Under $50:

What I wore:

stripe henely, maxi skirt, mustard yellow cardigan, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | Away From The Blue
Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
TopJeanswest 'Marina' stripe henley
Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

It was a quieter morning when I wore this. Again sticking with the plain maxi skirt and striped top combo, this time with my mustard yellow cardigan. If you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen this cardi pop up a lot recently!

I've always admired mustard yellow cardigans on others and wanted to add one to my wardrobe, but never found the right one. Until a few months into my #6MonthsWithoutShopping challenge, when I saw the perfect cardigan at an opshop, for $2. I really wanted it but had to walk away to stick to my challenge. Every time I passed I'd see it and wish I could get it. Until one day, it was gone as someone else bought it. 😢

While taking some bags of clothes from mine and my sister's wardrobe to the opshop the other week I had a little browse on the racks and spotted this! Not the same style as the other cardigan I'd seen, and not in as good condition, but it does have pockets and it was also $2 so I'm happy! I like the colour it added to the otherwise neutral outfit. Although the Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan isn't an exact match to the mustard shade, I think they look nice together.

Last worn: striped henley, grey maxi skirt, metallic silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearstriped henley and denim shorts, grey maxi skirt and black tee, metallic silver ballet flats and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: striped henley in third trimester, maxi skirt and graphic tee in third trimester

Long Sleeve Striped Tees Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

You really can wear stripes with anything! A plain, block colour maxi skirt is a nice base for a printed top. If you want to add more you could try mixing stripes with another pattern with a scarf, or add a colourful layer with a cardigan and let the stripes be the only print in your outfit.

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  1. Yes, stripes are pretty much half my wardrobe. When in doubt, take stripes out! The mustard cardi is such a lovely colour, and looks fab paired with grey xx

    Eileen |

  2. Looking great as always! I love the lack maxi with the purple stripes. Gemma x

  3. I love seeing maxi skirts/dresses incorporated into transitional season outfits - something I'm definitely wanting to do more of this Autumn! Gorgeous mustard-coloured bag, by the way.

  4. I totally agree that you can't go wrong with stripes! On my last closet audit I realized just how many striped tops I have and had to put myself on a ban from getting any more but I do actually wear all of them You have the best collection of RM bags Mica!

    1. Yes, I should probably stop buying so many, but I do wear them a lot! :)

  5. Two great looks Mica ! The pattern mix on the first is lovely and the color combination on the second makes me smile. Even though its not the "original" cardi you wanted, it looks great.

  6. I like the first look - the mixed prints look awesome, and I like that you've done a maxi skirt. The second outfit...not sure if that striped top is doing you any favours. However! That mustard cardi is FAB on you, Mica! I love it!

    1. Definitely not my most flattering photo, but I just can't part with this top! I love it too much! :)

  7. Totally agree with the stripe rule...I have been having some fun playing with them too.

  8. Hi! Beautiful looks! The mustard cardi and bag is so cute and pair well with the stripes. Thanks as always for the inspiration! Pray you are having a great week!


  9. I'm a huge fan of stripes and I agree - you can't go wrong with them! Love these looks :)

    xx Yasmin

  10. I totally agree that you can't go wrong with stripes. Or maxi skirts, as you show perfectly! These are such cute, comfy looks--the second one is my fave. I love the yellow!!

  11. Love these outfits, I might need a Rebecca Minkoff bag!

    Chanel | Je M'appelle Chanel

  12. Jersey skirts are timeless! I love these looks!

  13. I am also a huge fan of stripes, 90% of my tees are striped, haha. I am loving the grey and mustard combo!

  14. As much as I love stripes, to be honest, I don't have many in my wardrobe anymore. I probably have a good handful of stripes. I love bot of your outfits here, the first one definitely is a favourite. That MJ scarf is a gorgeous print. <3 Enjoy the week Mica.

    1. I'm sure I have too many stripes, ha! It's a frequently occurring print in my wardrobe!

  15. I love both look! The maxi skirt is perfect!

  16. LOVING stripes on you Mica! I have a couple in my closet that I pair with shorts & skirts. Always love red white & blue! Loving that yellow & grey together.

  17. You look so cute! I thought of you while I was traveling this past week because everyone was wearing maxi dresses and skirts!

    1. aww that's so sweet! :) It is an awesome outfit option! :)

  18. Thank you everyone for your comments :)


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