Thursday 24 December 2020

Subtle Red and Green Festive Summer Floral Duster Outfits

Hope you have a very merry Christmas tomorrow! Getting in one final post with more red and green outfits for you. I've had fun wearing this colour combo on a few days in December and this Christmas week has been a good time to share them.

What I wore:

Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono with black and white peplum tank bermuda shorts outfit subtle red and green festive style | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag with navy floral duster kimono | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | black and white peplum tee Bermuda shorts outfit with red printed floral kimono and green crossbody bag

Jacket: Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono
Necklace: Lovisa gold filigree heart pendant
Tank: Kmart black sleeveless frill hem peplum tank
Shorts: thrifted Emerson white Bermuda shorts
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs pearl, howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag

Why I wore it:

When I thought about trying out some red and green outfits for December I wanted to ease into it as it's a very Christmassy combo and I wasn't sure I could pull it off! Picking a printed kimono full of a few different colours, one of which is red, and accessorising with a little green bag, seemed like a good way to try it out! I also wanted to wear my newly thrifted shoes for the first time. I've shared about them before, picking them up at the opshop for just $3. I spent a little time cleaning them up as they were very worn and yellowed, but I was pleased to have got them looking a bit more presentable and being able to take them out for a spin on this day. 

While the red and green combination is really subtle here the kimono is quite colourful and statement making, so I picked a simple black and white outfit to wear underneath with the peplum tank and white Bermuda shorts. They were also a thrift find! While the rose gold heart isn't an exact match with the gold hardware on the Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag I thought it was a close enough combination to go nicely together.

Was a nice quiet day - a little opshopping in the morning after the school run, and then sports in the evening after school pick up.

(Hoping for another handbag shaped present under the tree this year... 😉)

What I wore:

Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral with peplum tee denim shorts Adidas superstar and burgundy bag subtle festive outfit | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag in burgundy with green floral duster | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | jeanswest delilah green floral duster kimono with peplum tee denim shorts burgundy bag subtle festive outfit for summer

Jacket: Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
Necklace: Lovisa silver love knitted heart pendant necklace
Tee: thrifted black and white space dye peplum tee
Shorts: Jeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs labradorite bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag in burgundy

Why I wore it:

I'm not entirely sure this combination worked with the green duster kimono and the burgundy bag. I didn't want to go too bright with one of my more cherry red bags. I thought this burgundy Rebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag would be a more subtle pairing but it wasn't as Christmassy as I hoped. Worked out nicely for the day though! Had an extremely busy day at work as I tried to wrap things up as much as possible to allow myself the opportunity to leave a little earlier and take my son out after school pickup to celebrate completing the year of school. Unfortunately, we realised that my plan to go grab ice creams was a fairly common one and we had to wait in a massive line as it seemed quite a few different parents had the same idea! 😂 The ice creams were definitely worth it though!

How You Can Wear It:

Red and green is a very festive combination, but doesn't have to be too bold. Try introducing one of the colours as an accessory like a bag as I have in these outfits, for a nod to December without feeling overdressed.

However you are celebrating Christmas this year, I hope you get to experience God's peace, comfort and joy. Feeling extremely blessed with no COVID cases in the community here in Queensland for 100 days that allows us to have Christmas with our family as we always do, I know others are not as lucky. This scheduled post will go live as we are spending Christmas eve laughing together, watching a Christmas movie, eating delicious food, making and decorating cookies and trying some festive crafts. Have a wonderful Christmas even if it doesn't look like you had hoped.

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  1. You look great as always! Hope you have a Merry, Merry Christmas!

    Life is a Shoe

  2. You look stunning in both of this kimonas. I like them so much.

    Dear Mika,
    Wish you Merry and calm Christmas with closest ones xx

  3. You look so pretty! I love the green bag :) Merry Christmas honey!
    Nice Post! Have a great day!

  4. Love both of these kimonos! Merry Christmas to you and your family Mica!

  5. I love both of these outfits on you Mica. Have a Merry Christmas.

  6. Merry Christmas, Mica! I am a kimono/duster lover so they are always a win in my book and how wonderful that you have festive handbags too!

  7. Hi Mica, you are beautiful in both looks, I wish you a merry Christmas!

  8. I'm so glad you're able to celebrate with your family, Mica - that is truly a blessing. Wishing you and yours peace and joy for the holiday, and here's to a better year ahead (surely it's a low bar!).

    I love your kimono outfits here! Very colourful and a subtle pop of green/red. I love the darker green with the bright green kimono, that's a winner.

    Hugs to you, my friend!

    1. Yes I think 2020 really helped us see how much of a blessing time with family is - we are lucky, it was hard when the distance restrictions were in place after lockdown and we couldn't visit family, but so good when those restrictions were lifted!

  9. LOVE how you styled both your kimono's!! And a very Merry Christmas to you & your fam!! xo

    My Curated Wardrobe

  10. I've said it again, but you really are the Queen of Kimonos, and Kimono-style dusters. Two gorgeous Summer outfits, with a colour scheme which is perfect for Christmas too. It's still a strange concept to us in the Northern hemisphere to have Christmas in Summer, though :-) Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas, Mica! xxx

  11. I love how you subtly incorporated red and green into your outfits.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the ice cream and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

  12. Great outfits!

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Mica. Thanks for all your wonderful comments and updates :-D

  13. Oh so nice shoulder bag~ Merry Christmas

  14. Merrry Christmas!

  15. What a wonderful outfits! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Let the old year 2020 take away all the problems, and the new year 2021 will give you happiness and many pleasant moments

  16. Merry Christmas and all the best! Great outfits both of them. I like how colourful the first kimono is and good idea to pair with black and white top and shorts to make the kimono stand out more. The second outfit is lovely as well. I like that green kimono and you cannot go wrong with blue denim shorts. It's good you were able to get that ice-cream. I'm happy to hear you can celebrate with your family.

  17. Merry Christmas Mica. I just love green all year long and you've incorporated it fabulously into these outfits.

  18. Totally love your outfits! You look awesome! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  19. I love your kimonos and how you pull out certain colors to draw attention to. Hope you had a fantastic Christmas with your family. I look forward to seeing and reading all about life in 2021.

  20. Merry Christmas, doll!! You look festive and bright. Always love to see how you are dressing for the season opposite ours. Glad to read your community has been so healthy recently and that you were able to be with family for the holidays.

  21. Merry Christmas!!

    I love your outfit! Always a fan of kimonos. I like that the red and green combination is subtle and isn't too flashy. You always get clothes at such a great price!! Smart shopper right here hehe. The green kimono is super cute!! Another perfect pick for the holidays and even spring. Oh man, I hate when my idea is so common that I have to wait in line too LOL! Hope you had a great holiday!!

    Nancy ✨

  22. This is such a cute duster! You have me excited for summer even though it's the dead of winter here. I guess everyday is one day closer! Happy Holidays Mica!

    Eileen |

  23. Hope you had a lovely Christmas! I love that first outfit with the statement kimono! Sorry to hear you had to wait in line for ice cream but at least it was worth it!

    Corinne x

  24. I absolutely love your bags!! Some people are just so good at choosing the right ones (I'm not really). And the kimonos look good on you too. Love this Christmas's one. Hope you had a lovely Christmas xxxxx

  25. Cool post!
    love your kimono!!!

  26. Happy Holidays Mica!
    I love both of kimono outfits! That green bag is so Christmas color!!
    Thank you for always your great color combinations<3


  27. Cool outfit suits perfectly to you

  28. Mica I see you kept it festive ;)

  29. Thank you all for your sweet comments - I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! :)


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