Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Blue Kimonos With Navy Tops and Shorts

Keeping it simple for the summer heat with shorts and kimonos! I love my kimonos over summer, I'm sharing an old favourite that's on frequent repeat as well as a new one I picked up in the January sales!

What I wore:

navy floral cocoon kimono with marle tee and pink cuffed shorts balenciaga first bag | awayfromblue

floral kimono and pink shorts with Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | floral cocoon kimono with pink shorts and balenciaga first bag
JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
Necklace: Kmart rose gold and pink beaded necklace
TeeAtmos & Here Avery marle tee in navy
Shorts: thrifted pastel pink cotton shorts
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

Surprisingly, despite having both this kimono and the navy tee for a few years, I've never worn them together! I think the slightly different shade of navy from the marle tee works so nicely with the deeper navy on the floral kimono. The blush pink shorts are something that have been worn with this kimono a few times in the past, even though they don't match the pink in the print exactly I feel they compliment it nicely. And the rose gold and blush necklace matches them perfectly to tie it all together.

The turquoise Balenciaga first bag kind of matches the pale blue in the floral print, which was a happy coincidence as intended the bag to be another pop of colour for the outfit. It makes me happy when everything matches nicely!

This was a quick outfit to pull together for a busy day. We dropped off more stuff at the opshop, and then of course I bought a few more things when we went in to "just have a look", ha! Still the 2 pieces of clothing and 2 books we bought were a lot less than the 4 boxes and a bag full of clothes and other items that we had donated! I do tend to delay donating things until I have a car boot full as I always find something to buy every time I go. Then we had a lot of errands to run, thankfully most of them could be done in the comfort of the air-conditioned shopping centre as it was a very humid day!


Last worn: floral cocoon kimono, blush and rose gold necklace, navy marle tee, blush cotton shorts, Havaianas, Balenciaga first bag.

Other ways to wearfloral cocoon kimono and maxi dress, navy marle tee over a dress, blush cotton shorts and denim jacket, Balenciaga first bag and olive shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral cocoon kimono at 39 weeks.


Perfect Bag For Every Occasion






What I wore:

Jeanswest Kensley summer tie-dye kimono with LV speedy bandouliere bag and navy breastfeeding tank summer theme park mum style | away from blue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere with tassel bag charm | away from the blue

navy and black breastfeeding theme park outfit Jeanswest Kensley summer tie-dye kimono | awayfromblue Instagram
Jacket: Jeanswest Kensley summer tie-dye kimono (new purchase, on sale!)
Necklace: Colette marble and gold pendant drop long necklace
Tank: MEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
Shoes: New Balance white and blue sneakers
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

I picked this navy tank to wear as I'm getting close to 30 wears with it and so I'm trying to reach for it more often to hit that number this year! I also liked the way it went with this recently purchased tie dye kimono. Especially when worn with the black shorts, it echos the colours in the tie dye print nicely.

Added the purple and gold necklace for a little touch of colour, and the Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag as I needed something waterproof for our day out at Sea World on the Gold Coast. We had quite a lot of rain that weekend, which put out a few fires thankfully, and it was predicted to rain more. Luckily it didn't start raining until we were in the car going home.

The shoes are actually super old ones I purchased out of necessity when I was in an accident and injured my knee years ago, before kids. I've kept them despite many wardrobe clear outs even though they are rarely worn (only on longer walks with the dogs) as they are nice to have "just in case". I've always had a bit of a weak knee with repeated knocks, accidents and bumps to it causing an old injury to be aggravated. It's good to have these for whenever my injury plays up.

I'm not a fan of the dad sneaker trend but with a day of walking around a theme park ahead of me and still being in a lot of knee pain after injuring myself again after Christmas, I needed a shoe that would support my knee as much as possible. Even if they don't go with my outfit, I always keep things real here on the blog and share what I actually wear. Plus it's the bags you come to see, not my boring shoe collection 😂





Last worn: navy breastfeeding tank, marble necklaceblack denim shorts, speedy bandouliere. First time I've worn the tie dye kimono as it's a recent purchase. 

Other ways to wear: navy breastfeeding tank and blush blazer, black denim shorts and printed tee, speedy bandouliere and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancynavy breastfeeding tank in second trimester, speedy bandouliere in third trimester.




Navy Kimonos Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A navy kimono is so easy to wear, even if it's a bold tie dye or floral print. You can wear a simple navy tank or tee underneath and a pair of your fave shorts, for a summer outfit that's quick to pull together.


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57 comments:

  1. Kimonos are my jam - they always catch my eye and I scoop 'em up when I see one in a color I don't yet have. They're just the perfect completer piece! Hope you're having a great week Mica!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Yes, the are the best completer piece! I am the same, keep buying them, haha!

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  2. I love the pink shorts, they're so perfect for the summer! And the colour really compliments the pink in the kimono :)

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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  3. Loving that new one, the tie dye is so fun!
    I still haven't ever worn sneakers on my Disney or Universal trips. I probably should but they just aren't comfortable for walking for me (weird, right?) so I stick to my impractical sandals. I will have to wear sneakers on one day during my next trip because it's required for a tour, haha.
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. I don't regularly wear them (unless you count my Converse) but with my knee injury none of my other shoes would have been comfortable enough!

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  4. I really like your kimono! ;) Flowers are so cute ;)
    xoxo

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  5. Loving those flowy kimonos! Such a chic accessory.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  6. I love both of these outfits! Kimonos are perfect for spring and summer and I can't wait for the weather to warm up here, so I can start wearing them again xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  7. I'm hoping that navy blue kimono is still in stock - I want that!!!

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    1. You can get the die dye one at Jeanswest still! Not sure if they still ship internationally with them being under administration though :(

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  8. Kimonos are my jam in the spring and summer! Great way to add some light layers and pretty prints!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  9. Never thought to pair light pink with navy blue. So going to have to give it a try. I hope you are having an awesome week.

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

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    1. Glad I could give you some colour inspiration! :)

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  10. I really like your floral kimono, it's a great pairing with that bag. I also like the tie die kimono you wore with sneakers. Both of these outfits are lovely. I wish you a great day!

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  11. Hello
    Did you know that this darker blue shade is the Pantone 2020 color?
    Let's say you are super fashion and trendy !!
    Sorry but I couldn't participate in the link up, I was in the hospital for two days !!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Glad you are better and out of hospital now! I love that blue is the colour of the year, it's my fave colour! :)

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  12. I now have more kimonos and can't wait until it warms up here. It was so nice to wear them on our cruise!!
    Love both looks Mica
    Xoxo
    Jodie

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  13. Oh these looks are so lovely.
    And I am amazed how warm itÄs at your place. In germany itÄs really cold and I can not wait to wear kimonos on my own.

    take a look at my BLOG and my INSTAGRAM

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    1. It's been a hot summer so far in Brisbane, Australia!

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  14. Both outftis are really cute I like it the first necklace
    xx

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  15. Haha! I always tell myself I'm just going in "to look" and end up bringing something home too. Our shop now has this nice drive-up option too, where you don't even have to get out of your car to drop your things off (but where's the fun in that lol). Both of your kimonos are beautiful! I'm on the fence about the dad sneaker trend too - but I think it worked really well with what you're wearing. I hope your knee is starting to feel better!

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    1. Oh I like the drive in option! :) My knee is ever so slowly improving!

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  16. I love Kimonos too Mica and these two look fab on you! Wishing you a wonderful and fulfilled day.


    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  17. You are Queen of the Kimonos! I love that tie-dye one - it has a very dramatic flourish to it.

    Keeping it real, good for you! I show my walking Doc Martens every so often, because I do wear them every day! Ha, I feel like I missed the bag gene; maybe I got your share of the shoe gene instead? You got my bag gene? Ha!

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  18. Never aware, kimono looks great with short :)

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    1. It's a summer staple for me, shorts and kimonos!

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  19. I love how versatile that the kimono is and how it seems like you can wear it in many different ways. I really like the color of yours, it's so beautiful and so are you, great pictures.

    Love is Zero

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  20. These kimonos look perfect for summer. I love the first one, so cute outfit x

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  21. I absolutely love your new tie-dye kimono, Mica! It's so pretty! I will never tire of tie-dye!;) Hope you've had a great week! XXX

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  22. I am sorry you hurt your knee again, I missed that. Very sensible to have some shoes like that in your wardrobe for that reason.

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    1. Yes I'm frustrated I will need them for a long time but glad that I held onto them!

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  23. Today got me curious: how many kimonos do you have? And where is your favorite place to get them. Even though we do not have the same shops in the US, I am not curious. Love these 2 blue ones!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. I have so many from different places! A lot of jeanswest ones, some from Asos as well, Cotton On and the Kindness Collective I have a few from too! :)

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  24. I kind of love the sneakers with the kimono in the second look--it's funky and fun (even if they were more for comfort than anything). But I adore the color combo you have going on in look one--the soft pink with the navy and turquoise is so pretty!!

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  25. That's a very beautiful kimono! Good style with those shorts!

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  26. Love the kimonos:) They do go with almost anything and can be worn any season! And LOL...I'm totally the same when it comes to shoes. Comfort first:D

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  27. I wish I could pull off kimonos - they always look so amazing on you. I also tend to wait until I have multiple bags and boxes of things to donate before I take them in. Although sometimes I wait too long and run out room to properly store all the things before I can get them in, ha ha.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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    1. haha yes sometimes the boxes in the garage are overflowing before we visit!

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  28. Both of these outfits look like perfect summer outfits for a day out! I really love your new tie-dye kimono, and both kimonos look great with the shorts and tank combination. I hope you are having a great week Mica!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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  29. The kimono totally transformed the outfits. Great post.
    http://chicfromhair2toe.com/

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  30. This is the way I prefer to wear kimonos in Summer: with tank and shorts! Comfy but stylish!
    Both the outfits look very nice, I'm in love with the print of your kimono!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  31. I definitely have to look into kimonos by the time Summer rolls along here, as I've been admiring your collection. Love your latest addition, which looks just perfect with the navy tank, black denim shorts and the pop of purple from your necklace. Ouch about your knee though, but at least you've got that comfortable pair of sneakers to wear! xxx

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  32. The navy blossom print kimono is lovely. I like it.

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  33. I love both kimonos equally. What really surprised me is how much I love the tie tied look. It's not what I tend to gravitate towards but absolutely love that outfit. Also, well done on the donating front.

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  34. I love your kimonos! I never wear them. The jewellery at KMart is pretty good isn't it?!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. Kimonos are a staple for me! :) And yes, Kmart has some really cute pieces!

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  35. I love these looks, Mica. Kimonos are so much fun to wear. I'm jealous, that it is warm where you are. Ha, ha. You do a wonderful job putting your outfits together. Have a great weekend. - Amy
    https://stylingrannymama.com/

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  36. I really the pattern on your first Kimono! That is so stunning! I hope you are well and have a lovely weekend! xx

    findyourownhope.com

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  37. I'm really loving the turquoise bag paired with that first outfit! The pale pink shorts are really pretty with the kimono too! I'm a sucker for anything navy!

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  38. Love the summer shorts with the kimono. Way to make your outfit more fresh.
    Super excited for summer... it's coming!

    www.fashionradi.com

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  39. I hear ya with the sneakers. I actually wear sneakers like 7 days a week because I have an old foot injury that I don't want to aggravate, and I had no dress code at the office (and now I REALLY have no dress code that I'm working from home haha). It's sometimes a bummer to not wear cuter shoes, but at least athleisure is a trend now, right? :) I hope your knee feels better!

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    1. haha yes! It's so on trend right now. I'd love a cuter pair but I'll stick with these until I feel better!

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  40. Cute kimonos you have here dear! Love it with shorts.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  41. I love the dad sneaker trend! Hahah and was totally feeling the outfit you wore with those shoes! Sporty and bohemian at the same time. I've seen the large sneaker variety and that can be quite a sight LOL but the pair you're wearing would definitely be kind to your knees. I know you're a bag enthusiast but when I come here, I am all for your flowy and breezy looks that I forget about the bags! Hope you are having a lovely week there girlie! Take good care of your knees :) xoxo

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    1. haha thank you! It's all about the bags for me :) They are definitely very supportive for my knee, even if they aren't as cute as my normal shoes!

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  42. Thanks all for your lovely comments :)

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