Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Colourful Cardigan and Maxi Skirt Outfits

I like to wear most of my clothing year round. While my winter knits do get boxed up for summer (definitely not needed when it's 35 degrees C and 90% humidity!), my summer pieces stay in my wardrobe all year. It means I can pick 'summery pieces' like these maxi skirts and layer them up a little for cooler weather. A cosy cardi is a nice layer to add to a summer skirt.

What I wore:

colourful winter chambray maxi skirt outfit striped tank mustard cardigan and aqua bag | awayfromblue

rebecca minkoff mini MAC bag in aquamarine python embossed leather | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram | colourful winter maxi skirt outfit with mustard cardi and mint accessories
Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

So excited to get this mustard cardi out again! After I did 6 months without shopping last year I was thrilled to find this in my local opshop for $2 - and it's sure to get even more wear this year than it did last year. It was perfect to keep me cosy for a busy Saturday - we had a morning flying our kite at the park, then watching the church online service at a friend's house.

Mustard yellow and aquamarine with the blue chambray skirt makes for a colourful outfit. The black striped tank seemed like the perfect neutral to wear with it. The mustard yellow and aqua combo is one I've worn before here.

Normally, I'd wear a top tucked into the top of the maxi skirt, to make the top hit at a more flattering spot on my petite self. This time around though, with the long line of the cardigan and maxi skirt, I actually preferred the top untucked! I've been trying to think differently about my outfits lately. Even if it's just something as simple as wearing a top I'd always tuck in untucked, it's nice to try different things.


Last worn: mustard cardigan, black striped tank, chambray maxi skirt, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearmustard cardigan and little black dress, black striped tank and printed kimono, chambray maxi skirt and foil print tee, Converse and bermuda denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC bag and boho dress.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC bag and maternity shorts.



More Colourful Cardigan Outfit Ideas: 30 Ways To Wear A Purple Cardigan







What I wore:

red waterfall cardigan striped tank and drawstring waist maxi skirt ankle boots winter playgroup style | away from blue

red cardigan with aquamarine mini mac bag python embossed Rebecca MInkoff | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram red cardigan striped tank and maxi skirt winter playgroup colourful outfit
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in scarlett marle
Necklace: Lovisa wooden statement bead necklace
TopJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
SkirtJeanswest Luxe jersey maxi skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

While I loved the outfit formula above, I didn't like it so much this time I tried it. It's the same basic pieces, though, a striped tank, maxi skirt and colourful cardigan. While I like all of the pieces separately, I just felt they didn't look as good together as the outfit at the top. I felt it was good enough in my rush to leave the house and get to playgroup on time with the boys though!

I also forgot just how breezy this skirt is to wear, with a split on both dies up to my knee. It made staying cosy outside in the playground a little trickier. Even with the ankle boots,it wasn't enough when the wind picked up.

I don't think it's a complete outfit fail, but I think a different maxi skirt or a simpler cardigan would have improved this outfit. One of those ones where you throw things on in the morning after waking up with a vague idea of what to wear, and the resulting outfit shows that you've thrown it on 😂


Last worn: red waterfall cardigan, striped tank, black drawstring maxi skirt, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wearred waterfall cardigan for the office, striped tank and pencil skirt, black drawstring maxi skirt worn two ways, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC with olive shorts.

Perfect for pregnancystriped tank and maternity jeansblack ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC in third trimester.



Cosy Cardigans Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Take advantage of those in-between days in autumn and spring where you can mix pieces from different seasons together. A summer maxi skirt and a cosy winter cardigan can easily be worn together to add just a little extra warmth.


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78 comments:

  1. I love red cardigan! It makes such a statement. Love the outfits and the bag is really pretty too.

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

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    1. Thanks! It's such a fun colour!

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  2. I love that you still wear your maxis in the winter Mica!! We even tried that on the blog but it didn't turn out as good as these outfits. I understand about the slit in the skirt---would it be too weird to safety pin the slit together?? You probably have other options that would work instead, but I'm always the fix it girl!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. haha yeah it's perfect in summer so I'll just leave it (goes all the way up to my knee). Just silly of me to wear it in winter!

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  3. Beautiful and vibrant outfits.
    Have a nice day!

    Kathy's delight

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  4. I love the colour combos of both of your outfits, Mica! I love the mustard yellow with the blue chambray skirt in the first outfit. What a fab colour mix! I love black and red together too: such a classic mix. The aquamarine bag is such a pretty colour too: it looks fab with everything! ;) XXX

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    1. Thanks Sasha - the bag surprisingly goes with so much! :)

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  5. I have been looking for some striped tanks very similar to yours and have had the hardest time finding ones here! I love how easily they pair with other solids. Yours look great with both of your colorful cardigans!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. When I find one I snap it up! These are from two different brands, basics can be so hard to find sometimes!

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  6. yes, it's always nice to try new things, even a subtle difference as in wearing something a bit different can make our style more fresh. I do love both of these outfits. The mustard cardi is so cute. I like the red one as well. Great that you can wear most of your clothes all year around. P.S. I hope your voice gets better soon!

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    1. Thanks Ivana! My voice is much better now! It's true, it's nice to try different things now and then, even if it's only little differences!

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  7. I try to wear most of my closet year-round too, although sometimes I can't break myself of the habit of designating something a "fall" top or a "summer" top even if it doesn't necessarily need to be that way. I love the look of the first outfit, it really does work with the top untucked like that. And the colors are so fun too!

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    1. Yes, it's nice to try think outside the box and wear things outside of one season!

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  8. You wear such bright and happy colours- perfect for summer! Great post- would love if you checked out some on mine Xx

    Lulu,
    https://lululostinthought.blogspot.com/

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    1. They work nicely in our winter too!

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  9. These color combos are so fun! I love the blue bag with both outfits!

    Lizzie
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  10. I can understand why you like wearing some of your clothing all-year round! I feel as though I should definitely start doing the same, as the weather can be SO variable - especially when the seasons are transitioning over! You look lovely in these longline cardigans babe :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. Yes, it's good to wear pieces outside of summer, even if you can't wear them into winter where you are!

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  11. So cute! I love your turquoise bag, too. A striped top is an absolute closet staple!
    --Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

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  12. Both outfits are very nice and the combo of colours are so cool! Give me lots of stripes and I love that you added the striped top to your outfit!
    xo Yvonne
    https://www.aproposh.com

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  13. The first outfit is fabulous - that mustard cardi (only $2?? Awesome!) is such a nice colour on you, Mica. I agree about untucking the top and playing with the proportions - I'm feeling the "flow" with this.

    The second outfit - there's nothing objectively wrong with it, but it lacks the softness of the other outfit. The bright red is superb, and you really can't go wrong with black and red together, but it's not quite ringing my bell like the first outfit. I do love the pop of turquoise with it - maybe it's that the necklace is shades of brown that throws it off? I would love to see a turquoise necklace to echo the bright of the purse.

    I love that you pay such close attention to the nuances of your outfits, Mica.

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I'm trying to focus more on rewearing pieces and even little things like untucking can make a difference. I think a turquoise or even just a different necklace with the second outfit would have worked better! :)

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  14. Hi Mica I adore both outfits. I feel a cardi is a light and cute layering piece. ..it's chic and pulls this look together nicely. I love how you gravitated toward bold colors. Thanks for the inspiration always. Have a great rest of the week.

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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    1. Thanks Tiff! A cardigan is an easy way to add a bold colour :)

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  15. You know I love a good maxi skirt even though I only own one of two ;)
    The mustard cardi for 2 bucks was a great find.

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    1. It was such a good find! I was so happy to stumble across it!

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  16. Love the first look. It has kind of coastal vibes to it. Maybe I'm missing summer a little too much but I think it would be perfect for those hot days you spend a cafes by the beach.

    SHANNON VALLE
    life + style blog

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    1. That skirt is such a great summer piece!

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  17. Love the looks. The color of the bag looks really nice with the mustard cardigan.

    A Shimmer, A Shadow

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  18. I love the second outfit. It has so many classic piece to it. Only thing I would change is the color of handbag but that because I have a thing everything has to match.

    I hope you get your voice back soon.

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

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    1. Thanks Amy, I'm sounding much better! I think a little matchy matchy would have looked good in that outfit too.

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  19. Both outfits are beautiful but I love the mustard cardigan so much, it is a lovely color to wear all year around!! You always make the best pairings!!! Hope you are having a lovely week!! :)

    Yiota
    https://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi Mica
    When I see your looks I came to the conclusion that I have to bet on striped clothes, they are so trendy. I also liked most your first look, I liked the color combination more, in the second look maybe another necklace and skirt would not be that big fail of which you speak. I hope everything is fine with your voice now!!

    xoxoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Thanks Marisa - my voice is much better! I think stripes are the best :)

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  21. I do like the first outfit with the yellow cardigan. It's a nice pop of color and the way everything flows in this outfit is perfect! I love your top untucked too. It looks great this way!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  22. I love the mix of textures here with these outfits. I'm a sucker for stripes every day. Its perfect and so chic on its own.
    Hope your week is going well.

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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  23. I like maxi skirts,pretty pics ♥

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  24. So breezy and flowy, love it! Cute color combos too dear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  25. These are perfect casual looks! I need to bring more maxi skirts into my wardrobe, they are so effortless and chic!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  26. What a deal on the mustard cardigan! This is a great outfit formula. I can't really see the slits on the side, but I bet it did make it breezy!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Yeah, much too breezy for such a windy day, haha!

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  27. I really like your second outfit! Maybe I can't see the maxi that well, but the cardi looks great with the shirt and skirt! Fashion is in the eye of the beholder :)

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  28. I love the color combos you did here! The mustard cardi is a great option because the color can really be paired with so much. I really love the second look with the bright red sweater and that teal handbag. The colors play off eachother so well!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Yes I'm going to get so much wear from this cardigan!

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  29. I am a big fan of yellow this season and that cute cardi is so perfect!!
    xo
    Katrina
    www.katrinagwenrose.com

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  30. I love the use of color in both of these outfits! Black and white striped tees are among my favorite essentials, they're so easy to work with and can be easily dressed up or down. I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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    1. Striped tanks like these are definitely wardrobe essentials for me!

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  31. It's nice that you can make summery pieces work for the cooler months there. All my summer things were boxed up and I haven't been able to get to them yet - I'm missing them as it's finally heating up here!
    https://www.iamchiconthecheap.com

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    1. Hope you're able to unbox them soon and enjoy your summer outfits! :)

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  32. I have a mustard cardigan just like that and I love it!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  33. Just love that mustard cardi! I still wear cardi's a lot in the summer, or I'll bring them along in my bag incase the inside of a building is cold. That denim maxi skirt looks like a very nice and versatile piece!! That waterfall cardi is a gorg bright color in the second outfit!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. I do the same when I'm spending all day in the air conditioning too! (Perfect for work!)

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  34. I've always been a fan of the blue-and-yellow combo so I really love your first outfit, but even the second one is a win for me too coz I think the pop of colour from the bag is such a fun look:) And love that purple waterfall cardi vid. It does go so well with so many looks, and pairing it with the magenta City bag is just perfection.

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    1. Thanks Emmy! I really like fun and colourful cardigans like these :)

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  35. I like to try to wear my summer pieces year round though working them in sometimes ends up in some creative layering LOL. The vibrants colors of both of these cardigans add such a nice pop of color to these outfits!

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    1. haha yes I'm lucky it doesn't get as cold ehre as it does for you!

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  36. Definitely not an outfit fail. I love the combination of aquamarine, chambray blue, and mustard yellow . Fabulous and original! I also really love the stripes. I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead .
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thanks Elle :) I really liked that first outfit!

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  37. I love both the looks! They are so adorable.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  38. I love the color combination of this outfit.
    You look so chic Mica!

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  39. I really like the second outfit's combination! The cardigan and skirt look so cozy together! I often wear some of my lighter winter pieces like thin sweaters and cardigans year round too!

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  40. It's great that you get so much wear out of your summer clothes. I love all the pretty bright colors you used in your outfits.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  41. Funny enough but I like the black skirt and red cardigan combo. I can see why you were not too happy about the skirt due to the splits but comes hot days, I hope you will appreciate them more
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes, it's perfect in the warmer weather!

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  42. I keep my winter pieces (with the exception of a few very chunky knits) in my wardrobe all year round. Our summer has days like today, with 17 degree an wind, so a jumper and denim work fine.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. haha yes, those are winter temps for us!

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  43. Every time I come to your blog, I always think how I need to get my hands on some kimonos! They are so pretty and practical, especially for throwing over a simple outfit and making a whole lot of difference! Trouble is, I can't seem to find any pretty ones!

    Hope you have a glorious weekend!

    Musings & More

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    1. Asos usually have some lovely ones for the British summer!

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  44. You can never go wrong with a good colorful cardigan especially in the summer, I really like the colors of both of these!

    ~xo Sheree
    poshclassymom.com

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  45. Thanks all for your lovely comments - and input into the second outfit I wasn't too sure about!

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