Friday, 9 August 2019

Knotted Knits Over Maxi Dresses With Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag

My previous post was all about wearing cosy knits with maxi skirts, today I'm showing you how I wear knits and maxi dresses together. Using a petite style hack when a top is too long for my shorter frame - just tie a knot in it! It works well with a soft knit and a maxi dress when otherwise the knit would be too long to hit at a flattering length.

What I wore: 

marle knit jumper knotted over high low maxi dress with ankle boots love bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey with blue and purple outfit | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | knotted blue marle knit jumper over ruffle hem high low printed maxi dress dinner outfit
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
Jumper: thrifted Valleygirl blue knit jumper
DressJeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress
ShoesAtmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

This cobalt knit is one of my favourites to pull out every winter! Thrifted back in 2015, it's always so fun to wear, and I was even wearing it in my previous post too! With 13 wears so far it's doing pretty well! Much too thin for colder climates, it's perfect for Brisbane winter.

I like how the blue knit matches the blue in the print of the maxi dress! With bare legs and ankle boots, as I wore this out for a big family dinner at my parents and didn't have to be outside much - the high-low hem of the maxi dress kept my bare legs mostly covered and warm. The pink necklace doesn't match the shade of pink in the print exactly but seemed like a nice complimentary colour, and with the colourful dress, blue knit and pink necklace, the grey Rebecca Minkoff Love bag was a nice neutral choice.

Last worn: blue knit, pink tassel necklace, ruffle hem maxi dress, tan ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag.

Other ways to wearblue knit and pencil skirt, ruffle hem maxi dress on Christmas, tan ankle boots and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyblue marle knit in first trimester, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag in third trimester.

What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag

What I wore:

grey marl knit jumper knotted over tropical floral print tiered maxi dress ankle boots winter | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey with marle knit and printed maxi dress | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | knotted grey jumper tied at waist over printed maxi dress in winter
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
Knit: thrifted Spirit grey marle jumper
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Again, wearing my Rebecca Minkoff Love bag as a neutral against a bright maxi dress with a knotted jumper, but this time I picked this grey marle knit. It's a tunic length on me, with an uneven hem, so there was a lot of fabric to tie up! I decided to tie it more in the centre, and make it more of a feature than how I tied the first knit off to the side.

Apart from one moment where this knit came unfurled just as we got to church, it stayed in place all day and I quite liked this different way of wearing it. I'm guessing I'll be wearing knits over spaghetti strap maxi dresses like this more next winter too!

Last worn: grey marle knit, navy tassel necklace, tiered maxi dress, tan boots, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag (above).

Other ways to weargrey marle knit meeting a Highland Cow, tiered maxi dress in summer, tan boots and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and short.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff Love bag in second trimester.

Marle Knits Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A pretty spaghetti strip maxi dress can easily be worn in cooler weather with a cosy knit on top! If you're petite or want to add some extra definition to the outfit, you can knot the knit at your waist. Experiment with different knots depending on the jumper - you can create different looks with different knots and knot placement.

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  1. I like the idea of tying a knot to make the top shorter.

  2. This is such a great idea, Mica. As someone who's also not too tall, I do find that some shirts just become tunics on me, but I like this knot idea:) And love how you paired them with the maxi dresses.
    Anyhoo, hope you and the whole fam have a lovely weekend!

  3. I love both of these colourful outfits, Mica! Both of these knit tops look so good worn over your pretty dresses. I love the idea of tying a knot to make the top shorter and that you can change the position of the knot as well! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mica! ;) XXX

  4. You've got that knot trick down - it's a perfect way to able an extra level of wear to things (and one that I should really try to master as I've also got a shorter frame).

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. I've always tried knotting tops but can never seen to get it right, haha. I need a lesson!

  6. Such a great combo! I love the look of putting a knit over maxi dresses!

  7. Gorgeous post Hun, I love this look! x

    Grace Louise ||

  8. Love the hi-low hem of that first skirt! That's really cute. And I also LOVE the Love crossbody! Ha! I have the smaller size because I only use it for date night but it's an all time fave!

  9. Mica!! I love both of these...especially tying the knot to shorten the tops. I do that a lot because I'm short too!

  10. I love the blue outfit! You've layered in such a lovely way! I think I'll be digging my jumpers and maxi-skirts out this evening!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Rachel | Teacups & Tartan

  11. that's a very smart idea to wear summer maxis even in cold season!
    In love with your bags (as usual)!

  12. Mica, I love the knotted top and the hi - lo hem of your dress! Looks so fun! Have a great weekend!

  13. I love both of these looks! I think the tassel necklace looks like it goes perfectly with the first skirt. Sometimes an overall combination of colors looks like a completely different color than what makes it up and I think that's what it does in this case. I love the knotted hem idea, though I'm tall and sometimes things don't make it down as far as they should. I'll bet that beautiful blue sweater would work with the second skirt, too, though I do like that gray one with it. And, of course, your lovely bags are just perfect for these outfits.


  14. These are both awesome looks, Mica, with the first one being my favourite. That high-low hem is to die for, with the ankle boots? Get out! I really like how you've knotted the fine sweaters to give them some shape. I actually thought that the blue sweater in the previous post looked a little shapeless (sweaters can be tricky on those of us with big boobs), but this is the perfect solution. Love!

    Have a wonderful weekend, my dear Mica. Thank you for all the comments - I really appreciate that you visit, since I know you have a very busy life!

  15. I love to wear knits with dresses in the colder months. I think you styled yours beautifully. The knots are such a fun and useful addition. I need to start tying more knots in my tops too.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  16. I like the tip on tying the knot for a shorter frame. I do struggle with having to wear my knits that way. Very insightful and helpful. Thanks

  17. I never before try wear knotted knits over maxi dress and now I ask myself why because that looks so cool. I really like how you mix colors and patterns. Thank you for inspiration. Wish you beautiful weekend.

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  18. Love your first skirt, the colour is really nice. I always wear knitwear this time of the year, such a clever idea you’ve done.

  19. This is such a great idea, Mica! I love the first outfit, so colorful and fun.

    xo, Andreea |

  20. Knits over dresses are such a cozy combination! It's so nice that you get to wear the combo there. As for knotting anything, I seem to have trouble in that department. I like how you make the knotted knit look so effortless. Hope you are having a lovely weekend there :D xo

  21. What a great idea, Mica, I might give this a try myself come Winter. I love both your outfits and really cannot choose between them! Hope you're having a great weekend! xxx

  22. I love how you've styled the first outfit Mica. The colours compliment each other SO well. You look lovely <3

  23. Both of these outfits are SO cute!! I love that blue on you, it's the perfect transitional outfit as we approach fall. Have a great weekend!

    Miles of smiles,

  24. Another fabulously versatile and classic handbag in your accessory wardrobe! I've always had a soft spot for blake handbags as they go so well with different outfits. Hope you're having a lovely weekend so far babe! x

  25. I love both outfits, the blue knit is lovely.

  26. I really love both outfits! The blue really 'pops' and is fantastic! I usually knot my straps when something doesn't fit me right but maybe I will try knotting some hems in the Fall? :) xx

  27. Loving that unique maxi dress with the high low cut hem!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  28. Knotting your top is such a nifty trick since it looks cute and keeps your proportions in check with the maxi length dress. I recently got my first maxi dress and I'm totally looking forward to styling it during the colder months. You have the best collection of bags Mica!

  29. So going to have to try this out. During the colder month. Right now I have been layering tee shirts over my black maxi dress. Have a great week.

  30. love how you knotted the tops! its such a cute styling detail!

  31. Both maxi dresses look great on as paired with the knit sweater. I might have to try this look for the fall sometime in October. The second look is my best but that is probably because i love anything red in colour. Overall, great post. Thanks for sharing! -

  32. I love how the knitted tops look over the maxi dresses! The colors in the first outfit go beautifully together and I love the color of the second maxi dress. And thank you for the tip of tying the top in a knot! I always struggle with layering some tops over dresses since the length hits at a bad point, so I will definitely be doing that in the future.

    x Kara |

  33. I love that you upped the styling of your top with a little knot! I started doing that lately. I love that you rock Rebecca Minkoff bags really well. The maxi dress looks really nice! Thanks for sharing these styles!

    Nancy ♥

  34. I love this tee over dress look! It's so cute!!

    Super busy summer here! Sorry I haven't commented in a while!

  35. I think the knot is so stylish and such a simple way to add some interest !


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