Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Summer Style: Shorts And Kimonos With Rebecca Minkoff MAM Bag

A pair of soft, loose shorts like the ones I'm wearing below and a nice lightweight kimono along with a simple tank is such a staple summer outfit for me! I find the kimonos provide sun protection, add a little extra colour and print, and are a great way to layer without overheating. These outfits were perfect for our December heat.

One of the kimonos I'm wearing isn't actually a kimono at all though!

What I wore:


pink floral scarf knotted and worn as kimono with olive shorts and black tank summer style | awayfromblue

olive shorts and rebecca minkoff soft grey MAM mini MAB bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | floral scarf tied as kimono with olive embroidered shorts summer outfit
Kimono: Fashion Scarf Girl pretty pink floral scarf (c/o) worn as kimono
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TankFrench Connection feather foil singlet
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

I got this beautiful big scarf as part of my brand rep role for fashion scarf girl. Being a massive scarf (100 cm by 180 cm!) I instantly thought of wearing it as a sarong for the beach. With no beach trips in the immediate future, I decided to double it over and knot the ends together to create a kimono. Not the first time I've worn a scarf as a kimono, it's a good way to change up the way you wear something!

I picked the olive shorts as they kind of met the #DAREcember style challenge prompt of 'in the jungle', being an olive colour. And also because it was a hot day with a lot of running around to do and these are so light to wear. I ran a few errands with the boys, including buying a secret Santa gift for a Christmas dinner with friends.

With the olive shorts and all the colours in the scarf, I thought the neutral Rebecca Minkoff MAM was a good bag to compliment it. Holds a lot of things too!


Last worn: black shimmer tank, tassel necklace, olive embroidered shorts, HavaianasRebecca Minkoff MAM bag. First time I've worn the scarf as it is a recent addition to my wardrobe.

Other ways to wearblack shimmer tank and printed jeans, olive embroidered shorts in autumn, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag in the office

Perfect for pregnancyblack shimmer tank in first trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag in third trimester



Wear And Tear: What The Rebecca Minkoff MAM Bag Looks Like After 5 Years







What I wore:

print mixing shorts and kimono and converse summer outfit | away from the blue

print mixing shorts outfit with Rebecca Minkoff grey MAM bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | monochromatic outfit with colourful beaded necklace print mixing shorts and kimono casual SAHM outfit
JacketSomedays Lovin' Yakuza print kimono
Necklace: Ruby Olive Art series long striped pod necklace (gift from my bestie)
TankJeanswest Maji metallic tank in soft green and silver (on sale!)
ShortsJeanswest Parker printed shirred short
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

This was such a hot day! We planned to put up out Christmas tree in the afternoon (I wore this back at the start of December). There was a new walking trail I wanted to try out first, so we set off early in the morning before the heat got to be too much. Since it was a sunny day, I added the kimono for a little sun protection as I wasn't sure how shaded the track would be. While the walk was short, it was worth it, beautiful views!
While it was a bit warm for closed in shoes, and I kicked them off as soon as I got home, the Converse were good for walking. I was glad the walk was short as it was so hot! Will definitely attempt it again later when it's a little cooler.

It's not the first time I've tried this floral kimono with another print, it's great for print mixing with. With the black shorts, grey kimono and silver tank I felt the outfit needed a little colour - this pretty Ruby Olive necklace that my bestie got me from Christmas was the perfect addition. Met the 'dotty' style challenge prompt nicely for that day too.


Last worn: grey floral kimono, silver tank, black printed shorts, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag (above).

Other ways to weargrey floral kimono worn 30 ways, silver tank worn two ways, black printed shorts in monochrome outfit, Converse and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancygrey floral kimono in third trimester, Converse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag in third trimester.


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How You Can Wear It:


Soft shorts are ideal for a hot summer day, and a colourful kimono is a lovely extra layer that will add further interest to your outfit without over heating you. Neutral accessories like basic tanks and grey bags are good pieces to pair with a loud printed kimono too.




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56 comments:

  1. This kimono is so great- I like your summer stylish outfits- both are so so cool :-)
    Happy New Year 2019 :-)

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  2. Such a cool and fun look! I like this kind of shorts, so comfy and airy, perfect for the hot weather. Hope you had a nice NY celebration, here's to fun and happy 2019!
    New Year!

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Thanks! With 2 under 5 I had a quiet one - asleep in bed! haha!

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  3. I bought similar pairs of shorts to both of these last year and I was SO glad to have them! This style really is the best for beating the heat! Clever idea to use your scarf as a kimono!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. They are so perfect in summer, definitely!

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  4. Cute outfit and love the bag.
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  5. I love adding a breezy printed kimono over an summer outfit- so cute!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  6. You have the best kimono collection! I am in love with both prints!
    Wishing you a very happy new year!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  7. My mom loves that trick to make the scarf into a kimono!! It makes such a great idea especially for travelling, and then at least it stays in place!!
    Love both outfits, Mica!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Oh thanks for the tip - I should try it when travelling! :)

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  8. Love these shorts looks! So nice! Happy New Year!

    www.jessicabroyles.com

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  9. Super cute as always:) So love the idea of using a big scarf as a kimono. Very creative:) And also love how you mix prints, Mica.
    Hope you all had a lovely New Year celebration!

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  10. Still makes me laugh when you say it's so hot in Jan! I'm freezing here. Love both the outfits :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. haha it's so hot here! And humid! Height of summer!

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  11. That pretty pink floral scarf is gorgeous and it looks so chic worn as kimono. I'm so envious of your warm summer weather right now as we're in the midst of winter and it's gotten cold. Happy new year to you and your family Mica! Wishing you all the very best in 2019!

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    1. It is such a fun scarf, works so well as a kimono! :)

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  12. So lovely how you tied that big scarf to make a scarf. It does make for a pretty kimono. Your outfit is fantastic, love your military green shorts. The second outfit is very pretty as well. I do like how you pair shorts and kimonos. You're right, kimonos are perfect for warm weather. They are a great pop of colour, they offer protection against the sun and they are pretty light- so they're really perfect for summer.

    p.s. That bag looks great after five years of wear.

    https://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Ivana! It is a great bag, and kimonos are the best!

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  13. Hope you had a great holiday week. Love the Kimono.
    x, Julie | www.thismainlinelife.com

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  14. After watching the video I can say that the RM grey bag had held up really well!
    RM is very good quality, I think you made a great investment. That bag has a lot of life in it. If you ever get tired of the color you can always dye it.

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    1. Very true, although I've never dyed a bag before myself!

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  15. Your kimonos are always so lovely and nice. You've a good eye!! Wish it was summer over here already. Ha!! Loving the comfort Mica.
    Wishing you and your lovely family a blessed new year. Hope you had a nice Xmas. :-)

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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  16. Happy New Year! I have never try wearing a scarf as a kimono before. I have worn them as vest before.

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

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  17. I love both of these fun summer outfits, Mica! I love the scarf worn as a kimono and the embroidered shorts are so cute! The second kimono print is lovely too and your necklace is gorgeous! Hope you're having a great week! XXX

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  18. These are both such great summer looks! I love how you turned the scarf into a kimono in the first look--how creative! I also love the necklace paired with the look in the second one--it really brings out the colors in your kimono!

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  19. What a lovely kimono's, and that colorful necklace is very cool! Lovely looks, you radiant Summer!

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  20. A happy new year 2019 and all the best! Such a great sunny look! I like this kind of shorts, so comfy and cool. Have a lovely day! xoxo

    www.naomella.com

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  21. A kimono is a great way to cover the shoulders and get lightweight sun protection that way. Oh, how I miss summer!

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    1. haha won't be long until our seasons are flipped and you're enjoying the warmth!

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  22. I love that you created a kimono with a scarf, such a great way to get more use out of it! You’ve actually reminded me that I’d want to add some to my wardrobe for the spring and summer. I don’t own any at all! I love the idea of them for all the reasons you’ve mentioned. Thanks for the inspiration and I hope you’re having a great start to the new year!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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    1. They are such a summer staple for me! :)

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  23. These looks are so perfect for Summer weather! You're making me long for Spring, over here!

    www.jessicabroyles.com

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  24. A loose long layer really is great for some extra sun protection! I love that your kimonos always mix and match so well.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  25. I love your looks with the shorts, it looks like stunning weather you're having, super jealous in cold and icy Scotland!

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  26. Loving the color of that bag! It's so simple and you can put it together with so many different outfits! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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  27. hello Mica
    You and I share the same love for kimonos, they complement a look so well and there are beautiful kimonos, floral embroidery as well as yours.
    Your bags always make a perfect match with your outfits.

    have a great 2019 !!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  28. I love the floral design on those shorts! Both super cute looks! Can't imagine myself wearing them now that we're heading to the middle of Winter, haha!
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. haha yes they are summer only pieces here!

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  29. I think I've worn a scraf as a kimono once! I need to do this again and it really isn't hard to do. I love both of these looks!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  30. These outfits make me miss Summer so much, I can't wait to get back to the warmer weather. Kimonos are super cute and a great way to add more to an outfit. I love how you've styled them. Happy New year xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  31. Printed shorts can be such life savers throughout the warmer months of the year, right?! They're super comfortable and help you to beat the heat while still looking stylish :) Happy 2019!!

    aglassofice.com x

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  32. Such a cute idea to use a scarf as a kimono. Both looks came out great. Happy New Year!!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  33. That is such a unique and awesome way to reutilise a scarf. I would never have thought to tie it in such a way. A sarong, yes but not kimono. It looks fabulous and I would not have guessed it was a scarf too. Great job!

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year. Wishing you and your family all the best for 2019!
    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

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    1. Thanks Sonia! glad I could give you the idea! :)

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  34. I love the idea of using a scarf so many ways. Your scarf is gorgeous!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  35. Both of your kimonos are so pretty! I love the way you kept your clothes and bag neutral and really let them shine! Hope you had a wonderful New Year!!

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  36. You really do look amazing in shorts, Mica! My favourite is your first outfit. I love how you created a kimono from that scarf. It's such a fabulous print too! xxx

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    1. It really is! can't wait to wear it as a scarf when it gets colder!

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  37. I love how you wore your scarf as a kimono. I'm definitely going to have to try that in the summer.

    Kimonos are such a beautiful way to add to an outfit and you wore both wonderfully.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  38. What a good idea making your giant scarf into a kimono!! I never would have guessed it wasn't a kimono!

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  39. Thanks all for your lovely comments and good wishes for the new year! Happy new year! :)

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  40. Love it babe! So well put together. I love a good kimono.

    Xo
    www.stylemefancy.com

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