Friday, 1 November 2019

30 Ways To Wear: Navy Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote Bag

I really enjoy putting these 30 ways to wear posts together, it's a good way to look back at my outfits, gives me some inspiration for things to wear in future. I hope it inspires you too!

This month I'm sharing my beautiful navy blue Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote bag. Don't let the name fool you, this bag is quite large! (Although it does come in a smaller size that I also own, and an even larger size too!)

30 Ways To Wear: Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote Bag

30 ways to wear Navy tote bag Rebecca Minkoff MAB medium tote in moon | awayfromblue blog

I'm surprised it's taken me so long to put this post together! This bag is often worn to the office, it's a great tote for fitting anything and everything in and still looking classy when it sits on my desk. While I have tried it casually once, I much prefer keeping it as an office only bag, when the structured design works better with my outfits.

Cost Per Wear

I picked this up in the Rebecca Minkoff sale for $202.65 back in 2015. At 39 wears, it's still got a lot to go to hit the "$1 per wear" figure people aim for (currently at $5.19) but I can see myself using this for many years to come, it is such a timeless tote design. I do tend to use it for work, which is why I'm only just past 30 wears now, I had a 18 month maternity leave from 2016 to 2017 so I haven't been reaching for it all 4 years I've had it!

30 Ways To Wear: Navy Tote Bag Video Style

MAB Tote Bag with Monochromatic Blue Outfits

4 outfit ideas monochromatic blue outfits with navy MAB tote bag | awayfromblue

Blue is my favourite colour - I wear it to boost my mood and my confidence and also when I'm just having a great day and want to continue that happy feeling! I love a monochromatic blue outfit, and paired with this navy blue Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB bag, it creates an outfit I adore. I just need a blue pair of shoes now to go head-to-toe blue!

Navy Tote Bag with Black

3 ways to wear a navy tote bag with black outfits | away from the blue

If you haven't tried it, navy and black is a great colour combination! I think the two neutrals work so well together. A navy bag with a black outfit is a nice way to try the colour combination out on a smaller scale. You can go monochromatic black with a dress, a little bit of black with a pencil skirt, and even break up the colour a little with a bright scarf if you're unsure about just wearing the navy and black side by side.

Navy MAB Tote Bag With Pink

4 pink and navy outfit ideas with rebecca minkoff mab tote bag | away from the blue

Another much loved colour combination of mine! I like pink and blue together, in any combination of shades. As you can see from these otufits, from a pastel pink blazer to a hot pink tee, the navy MAB tote bag works with every intensity of pink. If you just want to try the colour combination in a small way, and a pink dress with a navy bag like the fits outfit is too bold for you, you could always add a pink scarf to your outfit.

MAB Tote Bag Matching Other Navy Pieces In Outfit

4 ways to wear a navy bag matching other navy pieces in your outfit | away from blue

Matchy-matchy makes it so easy to pull an outfit together! When you're not sure what bag to wear you can just pick one that matches a colour in your outfit. It's a simple tip but it really helps an outfit feel more cohesive, even if it's just as simple as a navy scarf to match your bag.

Navy MAB Tote Bag With Printed Dresses For The office

5 ways to wear a navy rebecca minkoff mab tote bag with printed dresses | awayfromblue

Printed dresses are an office staple, they make getting ready for work so easy as you don't have to mix and match with a one and done outfit! As you can see in the pics, no matter the print or colour of the dress, this neutral navy tote works with them all.

MAB Tote Bag with Pencil Skirts At Work

4 outfit ideas with a large navy tote bag and pencil skirt for the office | away from the blue

Another staple work option for me, the classic pencil skirt. A big tote bag looks nice with a pencil skirt outfit, and works more formally with a blazer to dress up a more casual cardigan and skirt outfit. You can't go wrong with a structured tote and pencil skirt in the office!

Navy MAB Tote Bag With Print Mixing Office Outfits

3 print mixing outfit ideas with navy tote bag rebecca minkoff mab in moon | away from the blue

It's nice to have a little fun with your outfit when you're wearing a neutral bag - you can be more adventurous with colour or prints. Even if you just add a little hint of print mixing to your outfit by adding a printed scarf on top of a different print, a neutral tote is a great complimentary accessory, as you don't have to worry about the big block colour clashing with any of the prints.

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote Bag Accessorised with Scarves

3 ways to accessorise a navy tote bag with a scarf | awayfromtheblue

This is quite a large tote, and sometimes it can feel a little plain being a big neutral square. As you've seen in the outfits above, a bag charm is a cute addition to the bag to break up the colour a little, and in these outfits I've accessorised the bag by tying scarves around the handles. This works well on the way to the office when it's a hot summer day but you know you will need a scarf at your desk in the cold aircon! It's also a nice way to add another colour or print to your outfit.

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For more outfit inspiration and ideas, you can view all the 39+ ways I've worn this navy tote in my blog archives, or browse the complete 30 wears series.

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  1. I guess I would get a lot of wear out of any bag I bought because I tend to use the same one non stop till it falls apart!

    1. I like to switch my bags often and make the most of my bag collection! :)

  2. Beautiful bag indeed, Mica:) I love how this goes with soooo many outfits. Love all of them, esp. the pink set:) And I love the idea of tying the scarf on the bag for those "in case" moments.
    Happy Friday!

  3. These are all such wonderful looks! Love the tote bag, the navy goes so well with all of these outfits. What a great color!

    Hope you have a good weekend. It snowed here the last two days so our nice fall weather is gone at the moment, but hopefully it will all melt soon! Not ready for winter yet!!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  4. I always like your 30 ways to wear something posts. This is a beautiful bag and you wore it so well.

  5. What a versatile bag that is, Mica. No wonder you've reached 30 wears, and I imagine you'll be wearing it for a long time yet. I loved seeing your round-up of outfits built around the bag. Have the loveliest weekend! xxx

    1. Yep it's definitely got staying power in my wardrobe!

  6. I love how versatile this bag is! Thanks for sharing all of your styling tips! :)

  7. That is such a fabulous tote bag! I love the structure of it and of course the color! Navy goes with everything!

  8. The blog posts where you show many, many different ways in which to style an item are always the ones that blow my mind! I definitely don't make the most out of the pieces hanging my wardrobe haha. Have a lovely weekend!!

  9. It's a good thing that you enjoy putting these posts together because I really enjoy reading them. You always come up with so many wonderful ways to wear an item.

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

  10. It is such a great piece and clearly works well with a variety of outfits. I love accessories like that. They just become an integral part of your fashion wardrobe!
    the creation of beauty is art.

  11. I love RM bags and this is such a classic! I especially love all those throw back preggo pics! Cutest! xx

  12. Cute bag! So many awesome ways you have styled it.
    Blue is also my fave color!

  13. This is such a fabulous bag, Mica! It really looks great with everything! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, Mica! :) XXX

  14. lots of nice styles
    You look so lovely.
    Nice shoes

    Have a lovely weekend......

  15. Ah yes this is a good way to look back at what you wore and how resourceful you are, every look is great and I like how you color coordinated the post by color!

    Allie of

  16. Navy is such a lovely color for a bag and this one is so pretty!! I love that you tie scarves on your bag too, I do this all the time!! x


  17. Gorgeous post Hun, I love every single way you've styled the bag! Hope you're having a lovely week x

    Grace ||

  18. This goes to show how navy is such a fabulous neutral Mica. I love how it looks so great even in the outfits that have no navy in them.

  19. That tote is a classic and I love the dark navy shade! It really is versatile and you showed me how many ways it can be styled.

  20. I love that there are a lot of different outfits that can be paired with the bag, whether you want to be casual or professional. I love that you make the most out of your outfits as well! :)

    Nancy ♥

  21. I love these type of posts. It’s a great way to put a lookbook together. I will have to collect my photos and do a post like this.
    It’s also good to be conscious about the cost per wear.

    1. I'd love to see you put together a post like this! :)

  22. Such a beautiful and versatile bag!

    Jessica |

  23. That's a great bag - it's been really versatile for you, Mica! Congrats on 30 wears! I can't do this kind of bag, as I need my hands more free, but I love the look of it.

    1. I do have a fondness for cross body bags, but this is great for work! :)

  24. I always love your 30 ways to wear posts! It looks like a great bag, especially to wear to work. I love how it looks with the monochromatic blue outfits and with pink.

    x Kara |

  25. Thanks all for your lovely comments :)

  26. Well 5 buck per wear is a long path from the original purchase price and the fact the the bag looks impeccable only means you can get at least 30 more wears.


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