Friday, 17 July 2020

Adding Colour to Black Skinny Jeans Outfits With Bright Cardigans and Skull Scarves

Adding some colour to monochrome grey tees and black skinny jeans outfits with bright cardigans and Alexander McQueen skull scarves. As sometimes happens when I try to recreate an outfit formula that worked once, this had mixed results! One outfit I loved, one I felt a little unsure about.

What I wore:


monochromatic grey tee black skinny jeans outfit with bright accessories red cardigan blue teal skull scarf RM love bag | away from blue

red cardigan with Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | away from the blue


Jacket: Jeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in scarlett marle
ScarfAlexander McQueen azure wool skull scarf
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

This outfit I loved! I really like these black Nobody Denim skinny jeans, they go with everything and are so comfortable to wear. They look good with Converse and I like the monochromatic look with the dark grey tee but I knew this outfit would need a little extra colour and a few extra layers for warmth on the cold winter morning school run.

This red waterfall cardigan is both cosy and colourful, and really pops with the grey and black. I wanted to add even more colour and this teal and azure skull scarf was the perfect accessory. Being a thicker wool blend made it an extra good choice as it was a very chilly morning!

With the colourful layers I thought a neutral bag would be best so I wore my little grey Rebecca Minkoff love bag. It was overdue a wear!





What I wore:

Sass & Bide Playman skinny jeans with converse pink adn yellow winter layers cardigan skull scarf and rebecca minkoff love bag | awayfromblue

mustard cardigan with Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love cross body bag in grey | away from blue


Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
ScarfAlexander McQueen pink pashmina in skull and floral print
Tee: thrifted Cotton on grey tunic tee
JeansSass & Bide Playman skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Again with the black jeans, Converse and grey tee and bright layers. Although I didn't like this implementation of the outfit formula as much as the one above. I do love this mustard yellow cardigan worn with the yellow and pink skull scarf, it's a combination I've worn before. And while I loved the grey tee, chevron print skinny jeans and mustard cardigan together I felt I needed to add a little extra layer to keep warm when I ran a quick errand during my lunch break.

I just feel that these jeans work better when they are the only statement in the outfit though, especially after looking at the pics. I liked all the pieces but I preferred the outfit before I added the scarf! Need to try wear these jeans more when it's warmer so I have to layer less.

Despite being a bit unimpressed when I looked at the photos I did like this outfit, it was comfortable and easy for working from home, a zoom meeting and running a quick errand at lunch time.
Black jeans and a grey tee is an easy monochrome outfit base you can add more colourful layers to in winter. You can pick a contrasting scarf and cardigan for a big burst of colour against the neutrals.


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56 comments:

  1. I love your accessories. So chic. Happy Friday.

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  2. Love that first outfit - those jeans look great on you and nothing is better than basic black with bright colors!Have a great weekend Mica!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  3. I think your favourite colour combination is red and blue. I've noticed that and it look so good on you.
    I love that Minkoff bag and how you showed us different ways to wear it.
    xxx

    Sending lots of love!
    xxx

    https://ooomaye.com

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    1. I just love wearing blue - with so many other colours, haha! :)

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  4. WOW, I really like these fabulous ensembles!!
    And those "zigzaggy" skinny jeans are so unusual. I would love a pair of those.😊😊
    You look amazing, as always!

    Have a super weekend...and stay safe.

    Hugs xxx

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  5. I think you look fab in both outfits:) I am totally digging that red waterfall cardigan, and those Sass and Bide jeans really rock. I think the two would look great together as well:D
    Have an awesome Friday, Mica, and stay safe as always:)

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    1. Yes those jeans do look so good with red! :)

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  6. Got to love statement jeans. I have a couple pairs and love wearing them in the colder months.

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

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  7. I really like both of these outfits. The first outfit with the blue scarf is so lovely. I like the red cardigan you wore with the grey sweater and black jeans. The grey RB mini bag is very chic as well. As for the second outfit, I think the scarf looks lovely with it because it has yellow in it that matches the cardigan but if you think the outfit looks better without the scarf, go for it and wear it that way. Those zig zag jeans are very cute.

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    1. Yes I think I would repeat this outfit without the scarf!

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  8. These look lovely, nice outfits :-D

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  9. Red and blue is always a winner in my book, so your first outfit definitely caught my eye! But the second outfit is pretty special too: I've never seen the likes of those zig-zag skinnies! xxx

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    1. They are such a fun statement pair of jeans! I really should wear them more often!

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  10. I love those jeans with the pattern on them - giving me such a rock N Roll feel :)

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  11. you definitely have a way of putting together outfits! love how you are able to infuse color without going over board!
    xo eva
    www.StyleMyThrift.com

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    1. I've been trying to be more colourful with my outfits lately!

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  12. Beautiful, I love long cardigans, so comfy!! x

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  13. I am in love with that first cardigan - exactly my colors, and it looks so elegant!

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  14. I always love scarves with fun prints! The skull is so cute and will be perfect for Halloween :) Happy weekend!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  15. Great ideas - both look good on you - the first is my favorite, but I love that yellow cardigan.
    Grace & Peace,Iris
    www.IrisOriginalsRamblings.com

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  16. Ah yes both looks are great for running errands or school runs. Love the idea of head to toe black and or gray and then adding pops of color with cardigans and scarves. I have not owned a pair of Converse in quite a while and I have the same bag in a lilac color!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. I find Converse great in the cooler weather - and with my knee injury I can;t do my ankle boots as even the 1cm heel sis too much for my knee :( They are a cold weather staple for me!

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  17. Wonderful outfit! I love the first one.

    xoxo
    Lovely

    http://mynameislovely.com

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  18. The red and bright blue/turquoise makes a beautiful color combination in the first outfit! These are great ways to brighten up black denim!

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  19. Oooh!! I love the colors in your outfit. Red somehow magically goes with blue. I need to get myself a red cardigan. The Rebecca Minkoff bag is cute!! Reminds me of the Chanel bag hehe. Jeans are so compatible with so many different outfits. You look great in both pictures! :)

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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    1. It does look similar to the Boy bag at first glance! I love it!

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  20. The pop of one color stands out alot. You look nice

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  21. que guapa vas hoy, y tu bolso es cómodo, práctico y bonito.

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  22. Me encantó el post, gracias por compartirlo. Besos. Te sigo para no perderme nada.

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  23. Wow it's amazing how much that RM bag looks like the Chanel Boy Bag, but obviously thousands cheaper! I live in black jeans, they're my favourite base for any outfit! xo

    Makeup Muddle

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    1. it does look similar to the Boy bag at first! I love it!

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  24. Both outfits look so nice on you for the cooler weather. I also love the sweaters and handbags. Enjoy the weekend Mica!

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  25. Love these cozy chic looks! That grey/red/blue combo is so amazing.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  26. What a perfect example of how a bright cardigan can add so much color to a darker outfit.
    OXOX
    Jodie

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  27. By using skinny jeans you look more energetic and cheerful young style. Attractive appearance.

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  28. Your accessory is super cool. :)

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  29. Love these vibrant cardigans! Especially the long red one xx

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  30. I like black jeans, easy to make with other colours.

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  31. You look fabulous!! 🌹

    Shades of Silvie

    Have a lovely day 🌸

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  32. Love these looks, this is basically the structure of my wardrobe. I like to keep my basics monochrome and add in little pops of colour. I love the bag in grey too, I like that it's still neutral but a little different to classic black x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. It's a great outfit formula to follow!

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  33. Love the scarves especially the pink one, I like the contrast of pink and yellow such a rare combination that works well. Hope your area doesn't have outbreaks, my state recently has though it's far from us but the news make us worry. Happy Monday!

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Hope you and your family stay safe! It's scary how quickly it's spreading especially after we were doing so well a few weeks ago!

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  34. Great outfits! I love the red cardigan with the blue scarf. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  35. I adore these McQueen scarves. I just started reading a book about him and John Galiano - it's very interesting.

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    1. He was very talented, even if all I can afford are a few accessories he designed. Gone much too soon sadly!

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  36. Red and turquoise are always such a fun combo, I love the bold pop of color.

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  37. I almost purchased that beautiful grey bag from RM - its such a high quality.

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    1. It has held up well this bag! I'm really happy with it!

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  38. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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