Thursday, 25 February 2021

30 Ways To Wear: Navy & White Striped Tank

A striped tank is such a staple wardrobe basic, so it's no surprise I've worn this white and navy striped tank 30 times already! Such a good piece to feature for a 30 wears post as I wear stripes with everything, there are a lot of different outfit ideas here.

Each month I look through my blog archives for pieces I've worn 30 times or more over the years I've owned them, to put this post together. Inspired by The True Cost documentary, which I recommend watching as it highlights that we need to commit to wearing all the clothing we buy at least 30 times to minimise the environmental impact of our shopping.



30 Ways To Wear: Navy and White Striped Tank


30 ways to wear a navy white stripe tank pin awayfromtheblue blog


This tank is called the 'Josie' striped back strap tank as it has a cut out on the back with some fabric straps over it. It's a nice feature but it's something I've never gotten a photo of in any of the 30 times I've worn it sadly! I like that it makes it a little different from a standard striped tank in that way though, even if you don't see it in the pics.


Cost Per Wear:


I bought this tank from Jeanswest at the end of March 2014, while in my third trimester with my now 6 year old! I didn't track my fashion spending back then as I do now, but I did order online so I still had the email showing me I paid $11.99 for this tank during the sale. At 30 wears so far that's 40 cents a wear, pretty good value for money! 

As I bought it almost 7 years ago it's gone through 2 pregnancies and is a piece I've worn to the office as well as on days off with the kinds. It's the perfect wardrobe staple for a mum wardrobe and still has a lot of life left in it! Thankfully the first time I wore it over a third trimester bump didn't stretch it out! It's fun to look back on the different ways I've worn it, and hopefully it gives you some outfit inspiration for how you can wear a similar piece in your own wardrobe.



Stripe Tank and Skirts


striped tank and skirt outfits 5 ways to wear | awayfromtheblue

As I said above, you can really wear this striped tank anywhere! Dressed up for the office with a pencil skirt and blazer, or dressed down with a pencil skirt and kimono, even a pretty maxi skirt looks good with this striped tank. I don't have any mini skirts in my wardrobe but you could certainly wear a striped tank with a mini or even midi skirt too - it works with any length of skirt.



Layering Up A Striped Tank


4 ways to layer a striped tank for winter outfit ideas | awayfromtheblue

The beauty of Brisbane's tropical weather is that I can layer up a tank to wear in winter and still stay perfectly warm! As you can see in the first and last outfits, neutral layers like grey cardigans or hoodies work well with this tank, but so do colourful layers like the blue scarves I've added there in the middle. Basic block colour pieces layer well with a striped tank.



Navy White Striped Tank Worn With Red


4 outfit ideas of navy white stripe tank with red awayfromblue

Red is something I wear with this top a lot. Navy and white stripes with a touch of red can seem a bit nautical but I think the thinner navy stripes on this tank don't give off that vibe. I really like red accessories with this tank, like a red scarf or bag, but other red clothing pieces like the cardigan or the skinny jeans also work well with it.



Wearing Green With a Navy And White Stripe Tank


3 different ways to wear a navy white striped tank with green | awayfromblue

While green isn't the most worn colour in my wardrobe this striped tank is so easy to wear with green and it works so well with any shade that I wanted to call it out specifically. With the green or olive skinny jeans it's a simple outfit, and it works with the olive green shorts too on warmer days. I like navy and green together so it's no surprise this tank is worn so much with green.




Navy And White Stripe Tank In Outfits With Brights


ways to wear a nacy stripe tank with bright pieces in an outfit 5 ideas | awayfromblue

While I've called out the red and green, there really aren't any bright colours that don't work with this tank! From an amber skirt, blue scarf and magenta bag, teal and yellow, even neon orange or pink leopard print, the neutral navy and white stripes on this tank go with any bright pieces you have in your wardrobe.



Print Mixing Outfit Ideas With A Navy And White Stripe Tank


print mixing outfit ideas with navy stripe tank awayfromtheblue

Stripes are always one half of any print mix I try, I find them the easiest base piece to pair with other prints. And while not all of these print mixes were successful I do really like trying different prints with this striped tank! Sticking to the rules and matching blue prints with the navy stripes seems to work well.



Baby Bump Outfits With A Navy and White Stripe Tank


wearing a non maternity striped tank in pregnancy 3 outfits | awayfromtheblue


I always love looking back at baby bump pics when doing these 30 wears posts! This comfortable tank was perfect over a growing baby bump, and the first two photos here are some of my favourite pregnancy outfits. it's always nice to have a non-maternity piece that works even into the third trimester. I find a stripe really enhances the baby belly too 😂




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58 comments:

  1. That's a versatile little top, thanks for adding it to my #linkup Hope you are well. Jacqui x

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  2. I love stripes, and so of course I love this tank and all the ways you've styled it here! I think stripes go with just about everything, but my favorite looks you have are the ones with red--I just love that combination of red with navy and white so much!

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    1. Me too, I wear it often, love red and navy together!

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  3. That is a great tank - how fun to see you wearing it so many ways! So much versatility and I love stripes.
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  4. I am loving each one of these outfits! What a versatile top! It goes so well with truly any color! You definitely got a great cost per wear out of it and how wonderful that there is still lots of wear left!

    Ellibelle's Corner

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  5. This was so inter4esting for watching. I like all of outfits and how you combine navy with striped tank. I wish you beautiful weekend.

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  6. I'd definitely say you've gotten your money's worth out of that tank! With many more years to come!
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  7. Oh wow! 40 cents per wear?!?!? That's amazing, Mica:) Your 30 Ways to Wear posts are really inspiring:) You look great in all of them! And you just inspired me to look for my pregnant pics! :D

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    1. It's so fun looking back on the pregnancy pics! :) especially now the kids are so big!

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  8. That white and navy stripe tank goes well with anything.

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  9. Awesome cost per wear. I don't own a stripe tank top but I own a stripe t-shirt. That I get a lot of use out of.

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  10. I love all of the different ways you have incorporated this piece into your wardrobe. You are so creative! It definitely pays to have really versatile items to choose from.
    the creation of beauty is art.

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  11. That's a great striped top. You have demonstrated how versatile it can be. I loved seeing all the ways it can be worn!

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  12. A navy and white striped tank or tee is a true classic and really goes with everything, as you are certainly proving here. Well done on reaching 30 wears, Mica! xxx

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  13. Omg!
    Incredible and amazing post
    Have a good day
    kisses ♥

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  14. You are wonderful Mica, this that you do is a economic master class, yes it is!! Congrats!
    We are still in lockdown until easter, OMG
    xoxo

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    1. Sorry to hear you are in lockdown for so long!

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  15. These are all so cute! It really gives me inspiration for my navy and white long sleeved tee! You did a great job getting in 30 wears!

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    1. Glad I could give you some inspiration! :)

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  16. All about this post! 40 cents per wear is so impressive Mica! I love how you've styled this too. Hope you have a great weekend!

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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  17. That's a fantastic number of wearings on a great basic piece in your wardrobe, Mica! Well done! 40 cents per wear is awesome!

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  18. You really get such wonderful use out of your pieces. I do think that these striped shirts are so perfect with other prints like you've shown!!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  19. Wow this striped shirt is so versatile! I can't believe there are so many looks to create with just one piece. Also 40 cents per wear is amazing! You really got your use out of this shirt.

    Jill
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  20. Fun post, Mica! It’s been such a versatile top, worn both casually and dressed up.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  21. striped tops and tees are my favorite! basically it's my uniform when i am not in the mood to think what to wear. it's so easy to style. I think I have coupe of rainbows with it

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  22. Amazing styles! And your dog is cute <3

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  23. You always amaze me how you style things in such different ways. I'm not that creative when it comes to clothes!

    Corinne x
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  24. 40 cents per wear is amazing, but what impresses me more is that you still had the mail from 7 years ago! I try not to keep any more than six months.

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    1. My email inboxes are rather overflowing...haha! Plus the recommended timeline here for keeping receipts is 7 years so I tend not to delete too much!

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  25. That's a great post.
    Greetings and have a nice weekend.

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  26. Wow, the tank top looks so nice fashioned so many ways Mica. Have a great weekend.

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  27. I always love how you re-wear and purpose your pieces, and I love this navy tank! It's very pretty, and love that you dress it up and it can also be super casual as well.

    Wishing you the very best weekend ahead!

    Make Life Marvelous

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  28. Wow, this is too good!! Thank you so much for sharing x

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  29. I think I need to get a striped tee! Love all these looks Mica!

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  30. This top is so versatile and I love all the ways you styled it! And what an amazing cost per wear!
    Thanks for sharing all these looks!
    Julia x
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  31. This tank is so cute and versatile, and the back of it sounds fun and different! It's so funny how we are able to hold on to certain pieces for so long. I was just saying yesterday that my two winter coats are from 2013 and 2014! And my North Face fleece is from 2011!

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    1. It's awesome they have been keepers for so long for you! I really want a wardrobe full of loved pieces I've had a long time!

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  32. I love navy and white combination. It does go so well with so many outfits xx
    Elegant Duchess xx
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  33. I always enjoy your "30 ways to wear..." posts. You always come up with so many different outfits and this time is no exception. Thanks for sharing these looks.

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

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  34. This tank is so versatile. I love all the ways you've thought to style it too. Hope you guys are having a great weekend!

    Shauna

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  35. Great stylizations! I am with you for the first time, but I will definitely visit more often :)

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  36. Very fine outfits ;) Have a nice day :)

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  37. You look amazing my dear!  

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  38. I love how versatile a striped top can be.
    This is so cool to share with us all your outfits to give us a lot of inspirations.
    Thanks for sharing.
    xx
    Margot

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  39. I'm a fan of stripes and your outfits are all amazing! Have a beautiful day.
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  40. It's one of my favorite basics, and you get so much use out of it!
    have a great week,
    S

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  41. I love this series! A striped tank is such a staple and so versatile!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

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  42. Your top is so cute and versatile! You found a lot of ways to match it in different styles. Good work! This kind of clothes is a must have :)

    xx Dasynka
    http://dasynka.com

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  43. I think a striped tank is so versatile, I especially like it with the coloured jeans. I like pieces of clothing that are easy to wear, everyday items. I have a pair of shoes that I paid over £100 for but I've worn them a couple of times a week and I've had them for three years so in the end they were quite good value!

    xo Sarah | Oomph London

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    1. yes it's interesting to see the investments we get good value from! :) Or how in this case you don't need to spend a lot to get a great wardrobe basic that lasts years! :)

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  44. The striped tank top is truly a versatile piece and that cost per wear is fantastic!
    xoxo
    Lovely
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  45. Thank you all for your kind comments :)

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