Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Print Mixing: Striped Tanks, Shorts and Floral Kimonos With Cross Body Bags

Just like last summer, I'm finding kimonos and shorts are a frequent go-to option in the heat. To mix things up a little, I tried some print mixing, adding floral print kimonos on top of the striped tanks. I always love print mixing with stripes, they just go with everything.

What I wore:

print mixing summer striped tank kimono denim short outfit with rebecca minkoff saddle bag | away from blue

navy floral kimono and Rebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram print mixing stripe tank floral kimono denim shorts outfit
Jacket: thrifted Edited floral and bird print kimono
Necklace: Diva long red heart necklace
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
Shortsthrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red (on sale in blue!)

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a very hot and humid day! We took the boys to the Bayside steam railway again. It's a huge set of miniature train tracks and you get to sit on the carriages of mini steam trains and zip around the tracks. One of the safety requirements is closed in shoes, so I wore my Converse despite the humidity.

The striped tank looked great worn just with the shorts alone, but I wanted to cover up my shoulders a little as it was such a sunny day. Like last time we went to the steam railway, I added a kimono on top. This one was a lucky thrift find. I always look in opshops for kimonos but over the years this is the only one I've found! With the red birds in the print, the red Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag seemed like the perfect accessory. Despite the small size, it comfortably held the essentials and the boys water bottles so I had them handy as we went for rides on the train. Turns out that sitting on the back of a tiny train as it steams through the trees creates a lovely cooling breeze too, it was such an enjoyable morning.

After riding on the trains, we walked over to the nearby park to let the boys run around a bit more, but the heat quickly sent us back home to cool off in the air conditioning!


Last worn: floral and bird print kimono, red heart necklaceblack striped tank, distressed denim shorts, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag.

Other ways to wearfloral and bird print kimono and maxi dress, black striped tank and maxi dress postpartum, distressed denim shorts and grey knit, Converse and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse for second trimester travel.


Brisbane Bayside Steam Railway Vlog




Taken the last time we visited!




What I wore:

navy floral cocoon kimono stripe tank pastel pink shorts Rebecca Minkoff Darren | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue print mixing striped tank floral kimono outfit pastel pink shorts
JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
TankJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
Shorts: thrifted pastel pink cotton shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

Despite having the same outfit formula as what I wore above, I didn't like this outfit as much. I love all of the pieces on their own, this is one of my frequently worn kimonos and you can't beat a classic white striped tank! I just felt it all looked a little off together. I did like how comfortable this was for a morning out with the boys though. We went to the local library and they played a bit in the playground before lunch.

I didn't hate this outfit - there were some things about it I really liked, like how well the pastel pink shorts went with the Rebecca Minkoff peony Darren messenger bag! I will definitely be wearing those two pieces together again!


Last worn: floral cocoon kimono, striped tank, beaded necklace, pastel pink shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff small Darren bag.

Other ways to wearfloral cocoon kimono and flares, striped tank and maxi skirt, pastel pink shorts and leaf print tank, Rebecca Minkoff small Darren bag with a dress.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral cocoon kimono in third trimester, striped tank in second trimester.



Striped Tanks Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Stripes and florals are so fun to wear together! A colourful floral kimono is such an easy piece to add to a summer shorts and striped tank outfit too. It doesn't overheat you but allows you to add more colour and interest to what you're wearing. A basic striped tank is a must have piece you can wear so many different ways.


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50 comments:

  1. A floral kimono really is a great piece to wear with shorts and a tee so I can see why you reach for the combination often. I like both of the looks. Stripes look beautiful with florals.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  2. Kimonos like these are so versatile, eh? I have one that I always wear in the summer:) You look great in both outfits, IMO, but I also kinda prefer the first one because I love the combo of blue and orange. I really do love how the shorts went with the bag in the second outfit:)

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    1. Thanks Emmy! I wear my kimonos so much over summer too! :)

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  3. Well now you are really making me crave summer weather! I miss wearing shorts! Very cute kimono + stripe pairings. Kimonos really are the best layer for the heat!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  4. What a great reason to wear a kimono...it's like SPF without all the goo!!
    And your print mixing is perfect here Mica!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. It's very wise here to cover up as well as wearing SPF! :)

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  5. I love floral and stripes together! So jealous of your nice weather!

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  6. Loving mixing stripes + florals- great look, Mica!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  7. Loving the stripes with the florals! You always make me want to try kimonos but I can never find ones I like that are in the "what I'll pay" range, haha
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. hah yes I don't spend a lot on mine! They seem to be hard to find in opshops, but Asos frequently have them on sale! :)

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  8. You look amazing my dear!

    https://elenabienvenido.blogspot.com/

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  9. I have a long sleeve striped tee, but not a tank top or short sleeve tee. I think next summer that needs to change! I love how you pair yours with fun floral kimonos! It makes for a really cute summer outfit!

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    1. I have so many different striped tops - you can never have to many I think, haha!

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  10. You look beautiful :) I have a floral kimono too and I can't stop wearing it.

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  11. I really love both of these casual outfits. I think the pinks in the second one are not bold/strong enough to stand up to the double-pattern, but it's still a really cute outfit, Mica. :) Riding on a train sounds lovely!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I really appreciate the input :)

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  12. I love how you mixed these prints! The florals with the stripes is such a pretty combination! Beautiful styling!

    http://roadesque.com

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  13. MIca, l always love your print mixing and your fabulous selection of kimonos! Your cherry red Rebecca Minkoff bag is truly fabulous. I hope you and your beautiful family are enjoying this season.
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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  14. Florals and stripes look so good together!

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  15. I love the looks. This is also something I would wear, and have! It was perfect during my summer trip to Hawaii!

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    1. Yes, shorts and kimonos are great in summer! :)

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  16. Both of these kimonos are so pretty, Mica! They are so versatile and look great with everything. Hope you're having a great week! XXX

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  17. love this style, the kimono suit well with the tanktop ^^

    torichux3.blogspot.com

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  18. You make me so jealouse with the Sunny outfits! It s freezing here! I love those kind of steam trains! Makes me feel like a child, it s so lovely!

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  19. I ditched my kimono for my long wool cardigans now as it is absolutely freezing outside.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. haha yes, these kimonos aren't much use in winter!

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  20. Totally wishing right now that it was warm enough in Toronto to be wearing this haha looks great though!

    xx, mel
    http://melinspired.com/blogmas-save-money-holiday-firsts/

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  21. Oh so pretty chic look babe
    I love the kimonos

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  22. Aww, fun summer-y 'fits! I like it. I like how you matched your necklace with your crossbody bag in the first look. Super cute!

    xx, Des | https://www.itsbetterinheels.com

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    1. Thanks Des :) I like a bit of matchy matchy now and then!

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  23. I love your blush shorts, they are so cute, especially with the matching bag! Glad you are getting some nice summer weather.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  24. I love the mixed prints! I really wish I am able to wear shorts right now! It is freezing here! Counting down to summer!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  25. I am soooo jealous that you are nice and warm right now lol! It's freezing here! Cute bags, that red one is my fave!!!

    Amanda xo
    www.ontothenextpaige.ca

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  26. The railway sounds like a lot of fun. Hope you are having a great week. We are all under the weather here.

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

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  27. Stripes are the best, especially when print mixing! I love that second outfit, especially the color of your shorts! They are so cute with that navy kimono and that bag!

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  28. The saddle bag is just gorgeous and I love it with the kimono - what a fab find! The kids love the steam railway here in Sydney too, such a fun day out for them :)

    Eileen | 5feetofstyle.com

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    1. It's great you have it in Sydney too! Such a fun day out!

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  29. You look so comfy! Loving he shorts

    Candice | NatalyaAmour.com

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  30. Floral and stripes is such a pretty mix! I love your heart necklace in the first look and the red saddle bag! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  31. I'm envious of summer right now! It's 0 here today and has been frosted all day so I'm longing to wear kimonos again, ha ha! Love yours!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  32. Kimonos with shorts is a really great outfit choice! I'm going to have to keep that in mind when it's summer here again. I actually really like the second outfit! The colors go really well together and the print of the kimono is really pretty!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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    1. Thanks Kara - I'm glad you liked it, I didn't love it as much as the first one.

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  33. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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  34. I never even thought to wear stripes with a kimono! Such a cute look! I'm gonna have to steal that one in the future! :)

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  35. It's amazing how kimonos can totally bring new life to an item. I really like the pattern mixes here. I have been slowly removing them from my closet as I do not wear them that much.. i think there is just 3 left.

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