Thursday, 3 September 2020

Skinny Jeans, Printed Tanks And Cardigans

Making the most of the warmer winter weather just before spring arrived, I got some of my printed tanks out when all I needed to add was a light cardigan. Wore some colourful jeans with them too.

What I wore:

green skinny jeans, grey cardigan and yellow and navy aztec print tank with silver mini mac bag and accessories | awayfromblue

green skinny jeans with Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | away from the blue

Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
Necklace: Target silver Alisha trinity pendant necklace
TankAtmos&Here 'Florida' tank in Aztec print
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Wanted to wear light and colourful layers as it was such a warm day, so this 3/4 sleeve cardigan and a printed tank were perfect. Surprisingly it's the first time I've worn this mustard tank with the green skinny jeans! I really like wearing yellow with these green jeans so I was surprised to look back on the blog and see I hadn't paired the two together before.

I was a little disappointed to see I hadn't worn this tank in over a year and a half too - it really needs to be worn more often, it's a comfortable swing style and goes with so much - last time I wore it with purple.

With the printed tank and bright green jeans I kept the accessories simple with the matching silver mini MAC bag and silver circle necklace. Just wish it had been a little warmer at the end of the day! This outfit was perfect for the school run in the morning and afternoon but I had to layer up with a thicker coat for my son's sports in the evening when it got really cold.

What I wore:

purple cardigan striped tank skull print scarf and magenta skinny jeans outfit with mini mac bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag with magenta skinny jeans  | away from the blue

Jacket: Jeanswest Peggie kimono cardigan in purple mulberry marle
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal skull scarf in white/pink
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
JeansSass & Bide The Winning Day Lovestate jeans in magenta
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue (and Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag)

Why I wore it:

This was a really fun day! Spent the day with my sister taking her around our fave trail, enjoying the sunshine and the trees sheltering us from the worst of the wind. It was so nice to get out and treat ourselves to a takeaway lunch afterwards.

Added this light scarf to try combat the wind a little. This neon pink Alexander McQueen skull scarf is frequently worn with stripes, I really like the combination and despite it being a different shade of pink with the magenta skinny jeans I think they worked well together. Surprisingly I haven't worn this scarf at all this winter! I have been living in loungewear since we go out so little though, hubby and I share the school runs so I don't go out every day.

Keeping up with all the colour I added my purple cardigan and blue Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag. I did say I'd be wearing this cardigan and these jeans together again last time I wore them - the purple is such a nice shade with the magenta!

As you can see I swapped to my Rebecca Minkoff Julian bag to carry all the water bottles and some snacks on our little hike, but I wore the mini MAC bag for the school run and a quick Kmart shop in the afternoon.

Last worn: purple cardigan, pink and cream skull scarf, black and white stripe tank, magenta skinny jeans, New Balance sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC, Rebecca Minkoff Julian.

How You Can Wear It:

A printed tank is a great combination with a pair of colourful jeans. You can add a light cardigan or scarf if it's a little cooler. Either stick with neutrals to balance out a colourful tank and jeans combo like I have in the first outfit with the grey cardigan, or layer up even more colour like I have in the second outfit with the pink scarf and purple cardigan.

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  1. Thank you for sharing how to add colors!!
    I love both outfits, and they look so great for the school run!


  2. Hi Mica
    I also stay at home and only go out to take pictures in nature, away from the beaches crowds. But when I'm at home, I need to dress up, because otherwise I get depressed.
    I really liked your looks, even though I don't have a lot of tank tops!

  3. I love your signature cardigan style! And those green jeans are so innovative. You don't really see people wearing such today. Absolutely love it!

  4. I am still trying to soak up as much summer warmth as possible over here, with autumn just around the corner it is bound to get chilly and rainy soon.

  5. I really like your printed top in the first set of photos - makes me feel like maybe I need to add a few more printed items to my closet...

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. Okay. I am pretty much obsessed with that Aztec printed top. It looks SO GOOD ON YOU. What a fun and fabulous way to incorporate a print into your outfit.
    the creation of beauty is art.

  7. I love the green color of those trousers, I think I have a similar pair I need to find and wear in autumn!!! Hope you are well Mica!! x


  8. That patterned tank is cute! It is funny how easily a piece can get lost or forgotten in the closet and not be worn for like you said a year and a half! I really need to go through my summer clothes and see what I haven't worn when I switch it over for the fall.


  9. Love all these colours, Mica! I nearly wore green trousers today, then remembered I had an unworn green skirt! D'oh!

    Glad you are staying safe! Don't worry, we'll wear all our clothes out "in the wild" next year. :) Although if you get tired of any of those McQueen scarves, I'll take one off your hands! Ha!

  10. You look so nice in both of your outfits Maya. I like how colorful they both are. You have such a nice collection of handbags too. Hope you have a nice weekend.

  11. Great styles, wish I looked this good in skinny jeans :-D

  12. I hate when I find something & am like WHY DONT I WEAR THIS MORE?

  13. Love both these outfits but the green jeans and the Converse are so stinking cute! Hope you are doing well, Mica.

    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

  14. Hey Mica, hope you're having a nice Friday! Maybe Saturday already in Australia?!

    I love your combinations, you're the best at making interesting color palette and that green is really appealing to me! I also love your Converse, they add that casual touch for a busy day!

    And the printed blouse looks so good on you!


  15. I love the purple and magenta colors together! It's a beautiful combination especially for our upcoming fall season with its jewel tones! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  16. Loving your colorful skinny jeans! Such great outfits and the cardigans are such perfect completer pieces!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  17. Such colourful pants! I only stick to black and blue jeans, but this makes me want to experiment a bit more!

    Corinne x

  18. I just love these skinny jeans. The colors are so fun! Have a great weekend XO


  19. Ooooh! Love your outfit - I miss wearing cardigans! They are so stylish and versatile with different outfits whether you're wearing shorts, pants, skirt, or even a dress. I like how you find a different bag to pair with your outfits every time!! Have a great weekend!

    Nancy ✨

  20. Love how you put bold colors together! The colored jeans are so fun and unexpected. Enjoy your weekend Mica!

  21. The sun seems to have disappeared here in the UK which is a shame as we've only just August really! So instead I'm very much dressing like you are in the pics, jeans and a big chunky cardigan! Especially loving your magenta jeans - gorgeous!

    Musings & More

  22. I like these colours of jeans but somehow I don't have these ones yet. It just brings cuteness to the outfits. Have a fun Father's Day celebration!

  23. Printed top are a great pairing with coloured jeans. I love the printed top you wore with green jeans in the first outfit. Those jeans look great on you. I think they would look great with the striped top from second outfit. The cardigan you got on is also lovely and so is the RM mini bag.
    I love the pink jeans in the second outfit. I like how you paired them with a scarf that has some pink in it...and the striped top is very pretty. I think these kind of striped tops look great everything.
    The photo of you at the lake is beautiful!!!!

  24. I'm glad you had a fun day with your sister.

    I also love your outfits. The first one especially. I also really like how the jeans look with the yellow top.

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

  25. I can soo see you wear that tank top in the first outfit with black and brown skirts. Also glad you got to see your sister.

  26. I'm loving how you styled the printed tank with the jeans . Great colour combination.

  27. Both outfits are really cute, especially like the purple cardigan. Also love the little dog in one of the pictures.
    Grace & Peace,Iris

  28. How nice that you are able to enjoy some warmer weather even before spring actually arrives. We are still in the throes of the last days of summer and it's still hot. I'm kind of torn whether I want it to start getting cooler yet though.

  29. Seeing your green skinnies always reminds me of the fact that I have a pair too, and what's more, I even took them on holiday last week, so they'll be making an appearance on the blog soon. It was too cold for tanks, though: in spite of the fact that it's still Summer, I had to wear mine with long sleeves! Your Aztec print top looks amazing with them. Love your magenta jeans too, which looks lovely with the striped tank! xxx

  30. Such pretty casual stylings! I'm a total sneaker girl too.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  31. Loving these simple looks, especially the second one, that's the colour palette I tend to opt for. Slightly jealous of the phrase 'warmer winter weather' though. I was wearing a coat today and it's technically still summer x


  32. I love the prints on both of those tank tops! I have a similar striped one and I wear it all the time! It pairs perfectly with cardigans and colorful jeans, as well! Thanks for sharing, I hope you had a great weekend! :)

  33. I love both of these looks, the colors are so fun! I'd love to know more about how you keep track of when you wear things/how often. Do you use a spreadsheet to track, or what do you use? I think it is so cool how you know how long it's been since you've worn certain things!

  34. I love the picture of the lake !
    And these outfits have a lot of lovely color :)


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