Friday, 24 July 2020

Striped Tees and Skull Scarves With Green Jeans

Two outfits with very similar formulas that look really different. Green skinny jeans, striped tees, skull scarves and cardigans for spending time outside with the boys.

What I wore:

navy stripe tee green skinny jeans cardigan skull scarf and nylon backpack walking trail outfit | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue | awayfromtheblue

bush trail walking outfit green skinny jens cardigan skull scarf nylon backpack baby bag | awayfromblue Instagram

Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
ScarfAlexander McQueen azure wool skull scarf
Tee: Jeanswest striped split hem tee
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue

Why I wore it:

Making the most of the nice weather during the school holidays, and also partly because hubby was still working from home and needed some quiet, I took the kids out to our fave walking trail. Picked because it's a really short and easy walk through the bush with beautiful views. It's under a kilometre too so I knew my injured knee could cope it it. Still wore my daggy but supportive running shoes anyway and I'm glad I did as we went off the trail a lot! We were out for hours finding "new" paths through the bush as the kids explored and I let them pick where we went. (Just a note that I know the track well, I always knew where we were and there are enough pointers around the landscape that a short walk in any direction would reorient you if you did get lost. A lot of the different paths we took were the old trail or accessing the trail from other directions so weren't just rushing off blindly. Be careful not to deviate from the trail unless you can do so safely.) My knee certainly started complaining that evening from all the extra walking!

I added the blue and teal skull scarf for a touch of colour with the navy stripe tee and the green skinny jeans. The scarf did come off quite quickly though as the day warmed up, I even considered taking the cardigan off a few times too. Keeping to the practical outfit I didn't take a bag of my own and just put my things and our water bottles and snacks in the Rebecca Minkoff Julian backpack I use as a baby bag. Was a really fun morning out!

What I wore:

neutral playdate outfit olive skinny jeans stripe tee skull scarf navy cardigan grey bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey worn in crook of arm  | away from the blue

Jacket: Jeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal and cashmere skull scarf
TeeAtmos&Here navy stripe v-neck tee
Jeans: Jeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey (get it second hand)

Why I wore it:

This was another fun day outside! After a quick stop at the Saturday sale at the opshop we headed out to a local park with the boys, until they got hungry for lunch. I used my Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB instead of the baby bag as hubby was with us and could carry a backpack.

After the morning at the park, we spent the afternoon at yet another park for a playdate. Which didn't quite go according to plan...but luckily there was an entrepreneurial lady selling ice cream and taking advantage of the weekend crowds so we grabbed some ice cream and sat down on the beach enjoying the last of the sun's rays. As the kids got muddier and muddier running into the water 😂 Baths, a movie and an early dinner made it the perfect end to a hectic day.

I like this navy cardigan with the olive skinny jeans, especially as it matches the navy stripe tee.  I felt the outfit needed another layer as it was quite a windy day, this neutral taupe Alexander McQueen skull scarf was the perfect finishing touch. My knee was really sore by the end of the day though, Converse not as supportive for all the running around!

How You Can Wear It:

A skull scarf is a fun print mix with a stripe tee and jeans combo. You can go brighter like the first outfit with the blue and bold green skinny jeans, or stick with neutrals like the taupe, olive and navy second outfit.

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  1. Every time I see those green jeans of yours I instantly want to start looking around for something similar. I don't wear much colour but green is my favourite colour and so I'm a big fan of those pants. And I hope your knee is feeling a bit better.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. I love taking the kids out for walks on hiking trails - they are up to 4kms distance now, which is great given their age.

  3. Fabulous as always! I just LOVE the striped shirt from the first outfit. It looks gorgeous on you. And that skull printed scarf is such a great piece. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
    the creation of beauty is art.

  4. I really like these outfits! Back when I lived in San Fran, I would wear scarfs like yours all the time. Great post, Mica! Keep it up xx


  5. Love seeing what you carry in your bag.

  6. I love your green jeans, it's so cute!


  7. I have always loved your skull scarves! Both looks are so nice, and glad you are enjoying the weather. '

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. Different shades of a color can make a big difference! I love both outfits! The bold, bright shades in the first outfit really draw your eye! Have a great weekend Mica!

  9. I like how you showcase two different shades of green jeans Mica. I think they are both fabulous.

  10. I love your fashion style Mica. Both outfits looks so nice and the scarfs are so fun. The backpack is in such a pretty color.
    Hope you have a nice weekend.

  11. the best purses ever my darling!
    and your color choices are great for your glad I found your blog!
    xo Eva

  12. I just looooove this skull scarf! The print is just so fun and I love the color too. Perfect for fall and cooler weather! Hope you guys have a great weekend!


  13. Oooh! Your outfit is nicely put together. Glad you still made it through the walk despite the injured knee. I really like the green jeans. You rock all of the different colored pants! I thought I could pull off like teal colored pants but had a hard time leaving the house with that aha. Glad you enjoyed your play date! Enjoy your weekend!

    Nancy ✨

  14. I'm hearing you on your injured knee, Mica. I'm having on and off problems with my back and knees, which isn't much helped by the humid weather we've been having. We went for a longer walk on Thursday, and I'm still having to pay for it! My favourite of your outfits is the first ones, with its cheerful greens and blues. I do love these green skinnies of yours! Hope you're having a relaxing weekend! xxx

  15. I love the skull print scarves. You can really pair them with lots of differet styles can't you? Hope your knee is feeling better and it hasn't hampered any future walks!
    love both outfits, they have the perfect mix of keeping you warm, but also cool enough if the temperature does rise a bit.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend and week ahead!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

  16. I love both outfits! But first one is my favorite xx

  17. So great you took your kids to that track that is under 1 km. That seems like a good distance. I imagine you walked even more with exploring the area. I think it is wonderful that you let your kids explore nature and their surroundings on a track you know well. When we don't know a track well, it is better to just stay on the track but if we are familiar with the area then we can explore a bit more. In Croatia tourists often wonder off tracks. My dad was a helicopter pilot so he was always rescuing people in the summer, often it was a close call. Better to stay safe. It is great that you have pointed that out.
    I do like both of these outfits. The green jeans paired with blue tones look fantastic. It is also good you opted for sneakers because of all the walking. The second outfit is also great. I like the navy blue cardigan with a striped t-shirt and olive green jeans. That AM scull scarf is gorgeous, such a great accesssory!

  18. That green pants and outfit is perfect. I like is so much. Enjoy in weeekend.

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  19. It sounds like you had a fun day with your kids! I used to love running around finding new paths as a kid. I love the green and blue. The striped sweater is so perfect!


  20. Moss green...yummy color. In my book any green is spectacular but that moss green is a little different. Love it.
    I thought of you this week and an earlier post where you wore green and blue together...and I paired a green blouse with a navy cardi. Channeling my inner Mica.

  21. I love the skull scarfs they are such a cute and creative way to play up the outfit, my favorite is the second one. The events sounded fun, and I hope you and your family had a good time.

    love is zero

  22. Oh I'm so glad you had such a fun time with your family...and I love the outfits, especially that wonderful blue scarf!😊😊

    Have a great day...and stay safe!

    Hugs xxx

  23. Green and blue, why not?! I love your green pants! Good combo of look Rebecca! Greetings from Holland

  24. It is amazing two outfit look so different!! Alexander McQueen scarves are great finishing touch!


  25. I love those green jeans of yours! You styled them perfectly for your outings with the kids. Sounds like fun!

  26. Both outfits are such foolproof combinations and I like how you worked bright colors in. It's great that you were able to enjoy some nice weather during the school holidays with your little ones.

  27. I do love those green jeans :-D

    Weather has been okay in Scotland, raining some days and overcast other days.

  28. This reminds me that I really need to pick up a few cardigans for this upcoming A/W season! I only have two right now, and I want some neutral-coloured ones :) Love these looks! xx

  29. Dearest Mica,
    Love your happy smile here and you really put together a nice and above all a comfy and warm enough outfit for your winter!

  30. I am always super impressed at your stylish outfits. Hooray for fun days outside too. Today we will struggle to get to double figures so the closest I am coming to outside is looking through the window.

  31. I love the blue and green together! Both looks are so fun but I always gravitate towards olive and navy rather than the brighter shades.

  32. I always love your Alexander McQueen skull scarves, Mica! It sounds like you and the boys had a wonderful time. Sorry to hear your knee is still bothering you, though.


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