Friday, 3 April 2020

30 Ways To Wear: Mothers En Vogue Navy Breastfeeding Tank

This tank is such a wardrobe staple! An extremely useful breastfeeding piece, it has hidden nursing access and is such a super soft bamboo that I wasn't ready to give it away with the rest of my maternity / breastfeeding pieces. I decided to keep it in my wardrobe as a great wardrobe basic, and it's been such a good piece to have. For something that I got when pregnant with my now 5 and a half year old, it's really stood the test of time!


30 Ways To Wear: Navy Breastfeeding Tank




Cost per wear is tricky to calculate for this tank as I didn't actually pay anything for it, it was something I got through a blog partnership back when I was pregnant with my now 5 and a half year old! The retail was around $70 if I remember correctly and I certainly think it's worth the investment. You can get it on sale for cheaper here or the long sleeved version here.

While I have worn it 30 times, only 10 of those wears have been after I stopped breastfeeding. It was a staple breastfeeding tank for me and on frequent repeat back in those days. It really shows that if you invest in the right maternity / breastfeeding pieces, you can get a lot of wear from them in the future too. In fact, both of the Mothers En Vogue pieces I got in pregnancy are the two pieces that have stayed in my post-pregnancy wardrobe. I've shared 30 wears with the pink breastfeeding dress, the other piece I got, before.

When shopping in pregnancy, stick with neutral colours, like this indigo shade, or colours you already have a lot of in your non-maternity wardrobe. I'm going to be still using and loving this tank in the years to come (or whenever I get to get out the house again!). I like the bubble gathered effect and the neutral navy colour goes with everything. I'll show you some outfit pieces and colour combinations you can wear a similar piece with in your wardrobe!


Colour Combinations With A Navy Tank:


Navy Tank In Monochrome Outfits



Blue is my favourite colour so I love a good monochrome outfit, easily done by pairing this navy tank with other navy or blue pieces in my wardrobe. To stop the outfit looking too plain you can try wearing different sades of blue together, or try a printed navy piece with the block colour tank.


Navy Tank With Green


Blue and green is a colour combination I've only been wearing for a few years but I am not sure why I avoided it for so long! With the neutral navy, it looks good with bright emerald greens like the necklace and skirt, or the floral duster kimono, as well as a more muted green with the olive shorts.


Navy Tank With Pink


Blue and pink look great together - and these three outfits showcase that so well with different sades and amounts of pink. With bright magenta jeans, a pink bag or a blush blazer, there is no shade of pink that doesn't look good with navy!


Navy Tank With Purple


Blue and purple is another go-to colour combo for me. Just as you saw in the pink outfit set above, different shades or purple and different amounts of purple work well with this tank. Purple skinny jeans, purple accessories, and a purple cardigan. Even a pink, blue and purple outfit like the last one there with the purple kimono over the tank and the magenta pink bag.


Navy Tank With Red


Red really pops with navy! Again, you can do this in different ways. A red bag is a fun burst of colour with a neutral tank like this, or you can go a little bigger and bolder like the outfit in the middle with the red skirt worn with the navy tank. Even if the skirt does look a little orange in these pics, taken back when Brisbane had a lot of orange haze from the smoke last year.


Navy Tank With Yellow


Yellow is such a cheerful colour to wear, but sometimes it can feel a little overpowering. A nice neutral basic outfit building block like this navy tank works well with yellow. It really lets even a little bit of yellow, like a yellow necklace, really pop.


Outfit Ideas With a Navy tank:


Navy Tank with Denim


It's no surprise that I've worn this top with a lot of denim! Jeans are such a mum staple and you've seen this top worn a lot with denim in this post. These 4 outfits show you how you can mix it up a little with the denim - trying different colours, or a denim jacket instead of jeans. They also show how much I loved that Nibbly Bits necklace when breastfeeding! 😂 I suspect that necklace is part of the reason why my kids love playing with my accessories so much...


Navy Tank with Prints


And the final way you can wear a plain navy tank like this is with something printed! It's such a fail-safe outfit formula, a plain block-colour piece like this top with something bold and printed. Stripes are a firm favourite of mine, but printed jeans or even a tie dye kimono, any print works!



Where To Buy Navy Tanks Under $50:



Not all of these are specific maternity or breastfeeding pieces but they will still be staples in your wardrobe!


More Outfit Ideas:


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

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51 comments:

  1. Oh, my navy tops belong also to my most worn tops :) I see your breastfeeding navy blue top was really worth the investment and wonderful you can it still wear now. Love the looks you showed here - you inspired me to create similar looks with my navy blue tops!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    1. Yes it's great I can wear it after breastfeeding too!

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  2. It's such a great color in addition to being a good basic! I can see why you didn't give it up
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  3. It is wonderful that this has lasted so well and continued to be used after its intended purpose. That is definitely the sign of a great garment! Love how many ways you have worn that top. So gorgeous!
    the creation of beauty is art.

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    1. Yes it's definitely a hard working piece in my wardrobe!

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  4. That is so awesome, Mica! It sounds like it has been a tried-and-true staple for you and it's beautiful.

    I hope all is well with you, friend, and you have a wonderful weekend ahead!

    Make Life Marvelous

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  5. You always looks so nice in all of your outfits you put together. I love that you use on item and fashion it in so many ways. Have a nice weekend.

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  6. You know I'm always impressed by the mass of ways you can style each item in your wardrobe! I love wearing the colour navy blue and so it's nice to see how you've worn this tank top :) have a lovely weekend!

    aglassofice.com x

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  7. i don't have top in this colour in my closet :P I need to change it! it fit's with everything :)

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  8. Love how many ways you've managed to style it!!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

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  9. I just love how you document how much you wear the different pieces in your closet. I am sure this piece is sentimental with you having it since breastfeeding! Navy is such a versatile color and I love my tanks for an extra layer under kimonos, cardis, etc.!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. It's great to be able to have the blog to look back on and see how many ways I've worn things!

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  10. It's so amazing how much mileage you've gotten with this breastfeeding tank! Love it:) You look great in it so I can totally see why you kept it and still wear it. I so agree about wearing neutral colours during pregnancy. I didn't do this...I wore such bright loud colours that I ended up giving all of them away coz they didn't fit in with my regular wardrobe.

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    1. I find the bright colours went on sale which encouraged me to buy them, haha! I didn't keep all my maternity pieces!

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  11. I love bamboo t-shirt fabrics - they wear like iron and keep their colour, and they are SO soft. When I wore a lot of Smoking Lily, I bought a lot of their bamboo tops.

    Have a great weekend, Mica!

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  12. I feel like now really is the time for us to treat ourselves to some gorgeous clothes to lounge around in - and this post really encapsulates the self-isolation-yet-still-chic vibe I'm really going for!

    I hope you're staying safe during this quarantine!
    Amy x wandering-everywhere.com

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  13. It's such a versatile top, and I like how you showed different stylings. <3
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  14. Wow love all they ways you styled it :)

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  15. I love the fact you still wear your breastfeeding clothes. I have mine all backed out.

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    1. I kept two and gave the rest to my friend, but the two pieces I kept are staples in my wardrobe!

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  16. Oooh I love that the tank is very versatile for breastfeeding while looking stylish. I agree with you. Generally if you invest in things, it will pay off. I love how you styled the tank with so many different combinations when it comes to outfits, whether it is tank, skirts, jeans, and etc. The color pairing is great too! Love your bags :).

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  17. Very beautiful outfits! I hope that soon we will be able to walk the streets again and wear all our coolest things. You are so stylish!
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  18. Really great combos!
    HAPPY WEEKEND AT HOME
    xoxo
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  19. That's a versatile top! I hope you will have a good weekend!

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  20. Beautiful outfits.

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  21. Wow you'd never know that was a maternity piece, it looks like a really cute vest top xo

    Makeup Muddle

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  22. At first glance (and even at second, in my case) you would never tell this is a breastfeeding tank. A very clever design, and certainly of the most amazing quality. I love how it's still a wardrobe staple after all these years! Have a great Sunday, Mica! xxx

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    1. It is great having that hidden access! :)

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  23. Navy is one of the most versatile colours! I love how you combine it with yellow outerwear
    xoxo
    style frontier

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  24. Exactly why navy is such a wonderful neutral. I love how it goes with everything.
    OOXX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  25. Such a great closet staple! You've definitely gotten good use out of it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  26. I didn't realize that tank was for breastfeeding! I really like the fitted hem so it doesn't need to be tucked in. You've worn it so many cute ways!

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  27. What a gorgeous colour and how great that it's breastfeeding friendly! I think we all need pieces like this in our wardrobes which can be as versatile as this - I definitely need a few more items of clothing I can use for this purpose!

    Musings & More

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    1. Yes this challenge has really made me think about what pieces in my wardrobe are the most versatile!

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  28. Ohh nice. I would never have thought this tank was used for breastfeeding. It looks lovely. I see why you kept it.

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  29. I'd never have guessed that was a breastfeeding top! It has such great lines and is so flattering. I love using navy as a neutral. It's contrasty enough to work with all but the dark washes of denim and really looks amazing with olive (and the other greens, as you've shown). I can totally reproduce your look with the gray maxi and denim jacket - I have that in my closet! I think my favorite look is the purple jeans and converse sneakers. You look like you're about 12 and it's just a simple and very cute look. I'm just amazed at how many different ways you can style something AND that you can go back and find it all to pull together into a "30-looks" post.

    Ruth
    VogueFauxReal

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    1. Glad that you can recreate one of these looks! :) Having the blog as a daily outfit diary really helps as I can go back and see how many times things have been worn!

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  30. That's great that you've gotten so much wear out of a maternity item! It looks great on you! I agree, the gathered/bubble effect is super cute!

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  31. What a versatile piece! I love navy sometimes more than blue. All amazing looks Mica!

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  32. Obviously a very wearable tank, I like them like this, with the wider straps so I can wear a bra.

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  33. Love all these versitle ideas! Yu really get good use out of it! Hope you guys are staying safe XO

    Shauna

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  34. What a great piece, it definitely looks like one worth hanging on to! I love it especially with purple--those colors are so pretty together, but you can't go wrong with classic denim either.

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  35. The colour of your tank is gorgeous and I love how you styled all those outfits.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  36. You are a master styler.. you managed to create so many cute and versatile outfits.

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  37. There are all fantastic ways to style this navy top. It is wonderful you came up with thirty wears. I think my favourite look is the one where your hair is curled and you paired this top with a striped maxi and a long necklace. That look makes me think of the twenties. You look fabulous!

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    1. Thanks! I need to try curl my hair more often! :)

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  38. Thanks all for your lovely comments!

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