Wednesday, 5 February 2020

30 Ways To Wear: Navy Printed Kimono | #30wears Challenge

Another kimono for this months 30 wears post! Surprisingly it's only the second time I've featured a kimono for one of these posts, despite wearing kimonos frequently. I think it's because I have so many it takes me a while to build up 30 wears on one of them.

Every month I look back through my blog archives and find something I've worn 30 times or more to create these posts. One of the benefits of photographing and blogging what I wear each day for over 8 years, it's easy to see how often things are worn!


30 Ways To Wear: Navy Printed Kimono


30 Ways To Wear a Navy Printed Kimono: Outfit Ideas | Away From The Blue blog


I bought this kimono from ASOS, on sale when I was pregnant with my youngest boy at the end of 2015. It has been worn a lot, which surprises me to see that it's taken a little over 4 years to get to 30 wears with it. I think it's just because I have so many kimonos as I said above.

Cost Per Wear

I paid $22 for this kimono on sale, so at 30 wears that's 73 cents a wear, which is really good! This kimono still looks new too, it hasn't faded or worn. I'm really happy with it, and it will of course be staying in my wardrobe to be worn even more.

So here are the ways I've worn it, and some outfit ideas and colour combinations you can try.



Navy Kimono With Denim


6 outfit ideas with navy printed kimono and denim spring and summer | awayfromblue

Of course the outfit formula you'll see me wearing the most is a kimono and denim. There's something about a casual kimono that makes it the best topper for a denim outfit - whether it's skinny jeans or denim shorts! I like adding a kimono when I've got some denim in my outfit.



Printed Kimono With Dresses


3 ways to wear navy kimono and dresses | awayfromtheblue

There are other things that look great with kimonos! I like adding them to dresses - from a shorter chambray dress in the middle there to the two black maxi dresses, I think kimonos are perfect with any length of dress. They are a nice way to cover up your shoulders as well when wearing a sleeveless dress, for sun protection or a little extra warmth.



Navy Kimono With Skirts


3 outfit ideas styling a navy printed kimono with skirts | away from the blue


Just like the dresses above, you'll find that a kimono works well with any length of skirt! I like the slouchy relaxed look it gives when worn with a maxi skirt, and it's a nice way to dress down a pencil skirt a little more too when you are wearing it outside of the office as I am in the first and third outfits here.


Some Colour Combinations To Try With a Navy Kimono:



Blue Kimono Worn With Black


colour combination outfit ideas with navy kimono and black | away from the blue


I really like black and blue together! With the addition of the navy printed kimono, these basic black tank and denim outfits are a little bit more colourful and interesting.


Navy Kimono With Red


3 ways to wear a navy printed kimono with red pieces | 30wears awayfromtheblue


Red and blue are a fun and colourful combination - you can try a basic red tee under a kimono, or a bolder outfit with a pair of red skinny jeans like I have in the middle there. Any amount of red looks good with navy.


Blue Printed Kimono With Pink Accessories


5 outfit ideas with a navy blue kimono and pink accessories | awayfromblue blog


Pink and blue are so good together! This set of outfit ideas shows you a great way to try a new colour combo - you can take it small and simple by wearing a pink accessory with a blue kimono. Could be a statement necklace like in the middle, or a bit bigger and bolder with a pink bag. You can see I really like wearing my neon pink mini MAC with this kimono!


Navy Kimono Worn With Green


colourful outfit combinations navy printed kimono with green | away from blue


While I used to avoid wearing blue and green together, when I tried the combo I realised that blue and green really should be seen! No matter what the old fashion "rule" says. This neutral navy kimono works well with every shade of green.


Blue Printed Kimono In Pregnancy


navy printed kimono in pregnancy with baby bump awayfromtheblue blog


Much like accessories, kimonos are the best as they work in all trimesters of pregnancy! I loved being able to feel like myself by wearing a favourite kimono no matter how big my belly grew. It's always fun looking back at the bump pics when I'm putting these posts together too. You don't need to splurge on a maternity kimono - as you never button it up any kimono works well with a baby belly!




Where To Buy a Navy Printed Kimono Under $50:

I packed up this New Look petite navy printed kimono at ASOS in the sales, but there are a lot of cute options in other stores too:







More Outfit Ideas:


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

Similar Posts In The 30 Wears Series:



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56 comments:

  1. Wow that is one versatile kimono! :) You style it so well, and I really love that pretty blue colour!

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  2. Wow! That cost per wear is terrific! I sure wish kimonos had been on the scene when I was pregnant, they'd have been a lifesaver. You've done a great job with this one Mica for sure!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. I definitely got into them more in pregnancy, they are fun toppers when you wear the same maternity shorts and tank over and over, haha!

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  3. That looks like it would go with everything!

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  4. I like the way you mix and match all of your pretty outfits and the kimono is so nice. Hope you have a nice week.

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  5. I can't believe this ASOS kimono was only $22!! What a great score, Mica:) So versatile. I love all the ways you wore it but I think my fave is the one with the red. Love the contrast:)
    Have an awesome day/night!

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    1. It was a great sale find! I'm close to hitting 30 wears on another kimono soon too, hope I can do that before the cooler weather arrives :)

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  6. I could not love this post and your girl math any more! The best to find such a versatile piece.

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  7. I always enjoy seeing this post. I used to do a post like this but then stop but I think this year I'm going to bring it back.

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    1. Definitely should bring it back, I love seeing the ways people rewear things! :)

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  8. Super cute! I love all the different ways you styled it! I can't wait for kimono weather :-)

    Lizzie
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  9. I love how many times you've been able to wear this and style it Mica! Crazy that this piece was so affordable and your cpw is amazing. I really like the looks with denim and the black dress. Super cute.

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  10. I love it with the maxi dresses, that's a great summer look :)

    Sarah xo Oomph London

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  11. This kimono is oh so stunningly dreamy on you and I adore seeing all the fabulous versatile looks you've styled it with sweet babe! It goes so gorgeously with denim shorts and works amazingly with dresses too. The cost per wear is so impressive as well :) I love how you've worked it with pink accessories, the bright pop of pink against the pretty blue hue works wonders style wise! Too beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful week and hope your 2020 is off to a magical start so far :) ♥︎

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. Thanks! I do love pink and blue together! :)

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  12. You are the kimono queen! This post is such a great reference for all the different ways you can style a kimono too. I really love it paired with red, it's such a fun combo! Have a great week!

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  13. That is one versatile kimono! And it really is a signature look for you, Mica, and shows that you can really jazz up an outfit with a comfortable piece. Well done!

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    1. Yes I feel it really makes a difference with my outfits! :)

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  14. This shows that Classic Blue should be considered a neutral. I love all the different colors you choose to go with it. You really showed how versatile the kimono is.

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    1. I certainly wear it like a neutral - it goes with everything! :)

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  15. You really do have the best kimonos, Mica! This one is such a pretty print and looks great with everything! Hope you're having a great week. It's so nice to have some cooler weather and lots of rain! ;) XXX

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  16. Obviously this kimono is a winner! You can never go wrong with navy in my book. It's the perfect neutral. Love every look Mica!

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  17. It's fun to see all of the different ways you can wear 1 item. Sure is versatile. I really like the different color combos like the pink accessories or the green with it.
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  18. This kimono styling gave me different ideas as too how to style a kimono. That is really nice.
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  19. I love the look at the kimono and there is so many ways to wear it. I love your outfit post x

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  20. wow you styled it so many different ways, Mica. Loved especially with black maxi dresses. Happy Thursday dear.

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  21. Kimonos are so great for just throwing over outfits and going! Love the bit of style and color it adds to your outfits without being repetitive!

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  22. I love this type of posts because you show how one piece you combine on so many ways. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. Thank you for showing all the ways to wear a kimono! All of the styles look great on you :)

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  24. Congratulations on reaching 30 wears for this beautiful kimono, Mica! I'm sure it will be worn many, many times more. I'm loving it very much with the pops of red, and I actually do love blue and green together. It's one of my favourite colour combinations! xxx

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    1. I think it is such a good combo - don't know why avoided it for so long!

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  25. What a versatile piece! It really goes with a lot of different colours too :)

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  26. I love kimonos too! It's great that you can wear this one so many different ways, and that it was a maternity purchase that can still be worn. I love how you keep track of the wears of your items. I wish I knew how many times I've worn some of my clothes! x

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    1. Having the blog makes it easy, taking a picture of every outfit I wear :)

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  27. Kimono's are my favorite thing to wear. Love how you styled all of these looks. Hope you have a great weekend ahead! XO

    Shauna

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  28. This kimono looks great with pink accessories!

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  29. This is amazing! 73 cents a wear is phenomenal. Wow, I can't believe you've taken pictures of all your outfits for 8 years - truly an accomplishment. This post makes me want to catalog how many times I've worn each of my pieces just for the satisfaction of knowing how much use I've gotten out of my clothes. Well done! Have a fabulous weekend.

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    1. I know some people keep track with spreadsheets! I find it really easy to search the blog when I'm wondering how much things got worn :) I've been doing it so long!

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  30. I love that you were able to get so much use out of your printed kimono! The more we can rewear items the better!

    xo Logan
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  31. Great styling as always! Kimono jacket/cardigan can also make a simple outfit dressier! You look beautiful!

    Marie
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  32. Cute! I really like it over a maxi dress. Looks extra special.

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  33. Loved this post 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

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  34. Thanks all for your lovely comments :) These posts are always so fun to put together!

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  35. I love your 30 ways to wear posts! They provide so much inspiration and are a good reminder to think about cost per wear. I'm always curious too - how do you keep track of your wears? Do you just write it down? Or use an app or a spreadsheet? I really want to start keeping better track of how often I wear some of my pieces too - to gauge how much use certain items get. It's such a great idea!

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    1. I know some people use apps and spreadsheets :) I just search the blog to see how many time things pop up! :)

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  36. You sure can rock a kimono, Mica! I love how you paired the neon pink with this kimono--I never would have thought to do that!

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  37. Very cute! I'd love to get a Kimono for the spring. I like how they look with dresses, but they really go with anything.

    -Lauren
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  38. Great ideas! I love that shade of blue, one of my favorites! xx

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  39. Such a cute and versatile kimono indeed.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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