Monday, 19 April 2021

Weekday Wear Link Up: Blue Kimonos, Tanks, Denim Shorts, Sneakers and Rebecca Minkoff Bags

For today's Weekday Wear Link Up, keeping things simple with kimonos and denim shorts again. Trying to break up the monochromatic look of blue denim shorts and navy printed kimonos with interesting tanks too.

What I wore:

navy tie dye kimono, complimenting accessories, shorts and mustard tank | away from blue

tie dye kimono with Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | navy tie dye kimono mustard yellow tank bermuda denim shorts

Jacket: Jeanswest Kensley summer tie-dye kimono
Necklace: thrifted blue statement beaded necklace
Tank: Jeanswest Maya gather back tank in chartreuse
Shorts: Jeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoes: Kmart white chunky platform sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag

Why I wore it:

I loved this outfit! So much so that I repeated the Bermuda denim shorts, yellow tank and navy printed kimono outfit again, just with a different kimono a couple weeks later! I just loved the way the mustard tank went with the navy tie dye kimono. Colourful but also easy to pull together for a busy day. After the school run we hit up some local opshops, and then ran around a couple different supermarkets looking for last minute party things and cake ingredients for my son's party that weekend. Woolies really let me down there but by the second store that had no stock despite saying they had it online, I'd come up with another plan for my son's cake that thankfully worked well!

As my focus was on everything we needed to buy and do for the party, I kept accessories as easy as possible - blue necklace and blue bag to compliment all the different shades of blue in the navy tie dye kimono. And of course sneakers for a lot of running around! 

What I wore:

navy border print kimono with metallic silver tank, distressed denim shorts and Rebecca MInkoff julian backpack | awayfromblue

navy printed kimono, denim shorts with Rebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | navy printed kimono metallic silver tank denim shorts sneakers rebecca minkoff julian backpack

JacketCotton On Alana Wanderlust kimono in floral mood indigo
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
Tank: Jeanswest Maji metallic tank in soft green and silver
Shorts: thrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch c/o JORD
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue

Why I wore it:

This was such a humid day and since we were spending it outside I tried to pick a nice light outfit. This metallic tank was overdue a wear and such an easy combo with the distressed denim shorts. Wanted a cover up for my arms though despite the heat so went for this viscose kimono - it's lightweight and perfect on a humid day. Such a pretty navy print too!

Again I matched the accessories to the kimono with the navy tassel necklace and the blue Rebecca Minkoff Julian backpack. The only issue with this outfit was that at one point while playing in the playground with the kids I'd had my phone out for taking a pic. Instead of putting it back in the backpack I put it into the pocket of my shorts. Mild panic sometime later when another parent picked up a phone on the other side of the playground and waved it around and I realised my phone wasn't in my bag or pockets. Thankfully the lock screen is a family pic of us so it was easy to prove it was my phone πŸ˜… And thankfully it was an honest person who found it!

How You Can Wear It:

Blue being my favourite colour, I have a lot of blue kimonos, but this 'tank, denim shorts and accessories matching the colour of the kimono' outfit formula will work for any colourful kimono you have! Matching accessories to the colours in your kimono is an easy way to make a bright statement topper work in your outfit.

Weekday Wear Linkup #117

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  1. This would be a perfect beach outfit for the UK I love the Kimono xx

  2. Super cute kimonos, Mica! I really like the first tie dye one a lot. So fun! And the colors are gorgeous. I am so ready to start wearing my kimonos, but we are not quite there yet weather wise. Soon though!


  3. That longer kimono is the prettiest print and looks great with the shorts! Thanks for the link up and I hope your week is off to a great start!

  4. Both of your kimonos are so pretty! Love the first outfit with the mustard top! So glad everything turned out with your phone!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  5. Gosh you were so lucky that someone found your phone! Still shorts weather, that is nice!

  6. Love both of these kimonos! I adore the contrast on yellow and blue in the first look. Thanks for the link up Mica1

  7. Love the Bermuda shorts. I didn't get any last year when they were all the rage but I am thinking I need this length in my life, it's perfect. Also, kimonos are the perfect throw over as weather changes from mid-day to early evening. Hope the party was a hit!

  8. I'm loving the summery look with the tie dye! Have a great week Mica!

    Eileen |

  9. loving how the blue looks with yellow! Thanks for hosting this link up!

    Life is a Shoe

  10. The bright blues and mix with a classic denim style is absolutely gorgeous. Hope your having a great start to your week :)

  11. Love the contrast the blue makes with the yellow kimono! Have a wonderful week!

  12. Love the yellow and blue color combo! But both outfits are so perfect and loving the kimonos!

  13. Your kimonos and statement necklaces are the perfect way to add polish to your busy day outfits. Hope everyone had a great time at your son's birthday party! Thanks for the link up, and have a good week!

  14. I've seen so many tie dye tops and dresses - it's so nice to see it in another form!


  15. You have a nice collection of kimonos and you look so nice in both outfits. Enjoy the week Mica.

  16. Perfect outfits, love your style!


  17. the yellow and blue looks so good together :)
    have an awesome day,

  18. I love that first outfit, kimonos always look lovely on you! Hope you manage to get the cake sorted. I loved Woolies when I was in Oz!

    Corinne x

  19. Kimonos are really a staple for summer outfits, and you've got many so cute, Mica!
    Love both your outfits, especially the 2nd, you look very very nice!

  20. I like all things that you choose. Great post! 

  21. These are lovely printed kimonos, also great bag collection. That red one is my favourite. <3

  22. I love both these looks Mica. The blue kimonos are so pretty!
    So glad that you got your phone back too!
    Julia x

  23. I wish I can pull off wearing kimonos like you do! It looks great on you!

  24. Your first outfit is my favourite, Mica! I love the pop of mustard yellow with the blue, and that tie-dye kimono is absolutely gorgeous. Phew, weren't you lucky your phone was found by an honest person. I once left my handbag behind in the Ladies at a charity shop. Obviously I panicked, but luckily an honest person had handed it in at the till! xxx

  25. You look great as usual.
    Thank god you found your phone.

  26. This just goes to show how a kimono can be such an essential. It adds so much to the shorts and tee looks!!
    Ps...that's not just phone drama...I call that a nightmare. At least it had a good ending

  27. I bought some new blue basketball shorts this week, I'm just hoping that things warm up enough in the UK to wear them!

  28. Uh-oh, Minkoff makes knapsacks too?? Danger, danger! ;-P

    I LOVE the yellow top with the blue tie-dye kimono, Mica! That is an awesome combination! I'm so glad you found your phone!

    Thanks very much for the link-party!

  29. That had to be scary about your phone. Happy you find it quick.

  30. What a relief that a nice person found your phone and returned it! I love both of these looks, especially the first. The yellow is so pretty, and I love that kimono too!

  31. These outfits are so cute Mica! I really love that first one, the yellow and blue look so good together and the kimono is effortless. Hope you're having a great start to your week - it is snowing again and so dreary here!

    Miles of smiles,

  32. Thank goodness you got your phone back! I would have been in a panic! Love your outfits here! That yellow tank is super cute on you!

  33. I just had a long comment disappear....sigh...anyhoo, I don't know if it'll post, but just wanna say again yay on finding your phone:D And love the RM backpack!

  34. Totally loving these kimono - shorts outfits! Especially the yellow and blue. What a great combination!


  35. Love the summer look and the bags are so amazing Have a wonderful week Cris

  36. Those kimonos are both cute and I like how you styled them in a more casual way. The tie-dyed one is my favorite!
    Cheryl Shops |

  37. Love these looks. Your kimonos are so fabulous.


  38. Hi
    I also love your first look, when I like a look I also repeat it ahahah !! It is a trend the tie dye of your kimono is beautiful !! And, how lucky you were, you managed to recover your phone!

  39. I like how this week you combine blue shades in your look and how every outfits look amazing. I hope so that you week start nice.

    New Post -

  40. You have very fine outfits;)

  41. I love the way a kimono can add so much breezy interest to a look!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  42. Both outfits are super cute. I love pairing a kimono with shorts.

  43. I love both these kimonos. The yellow and blue combo in the first outfit is pretty!

  44. Blue and yellow is such a great colour combo. I love this tie-dye kimono! It looks amazing paired with bermuda shorts and a yellow top. Such a great look and as you said, not too hard to put together. The outfit with the blue kimono is fabulous as well.

  45. Looking very cute in your shorts and kimonos. Hope the birthday party went well. Many thanks for hosting Mica.

  46. I love kimono looks, they look so cool.

  47. It is always so frustrating when you need to run from one place to the next trying to find something. I'm glad you were able to make something work! Both outfits are incredible, but I especially love that first look. The combination of the colours is just...perfection! And that kimono is absolutely stunning.
    the creation of beauty is art.

  48. Such pretty outfits.
    I love your kimono.
    And I love the yellow and blue combo.

  49. I love kimonos, I have 2
    Kisses ♥

  50. I really liked this kimono, it was beautiful on you! :)

  51. These kimonos are so gorgeous and you look wonderful in both outfits!

  52. I am a huge fan of blue also, and I can see why you love your kimonos! They are so versatile!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!



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  53. Hello Mica !.

    The combination of yellow and blue looks eyecatching and energetic. Perfect mix of clothes for a vacation to the beach.

    Have a super week!

  54. I love the yellow top. Ohh and I feel like I haven't worn bermuda shorts in forever. Wonderful looks Mica!
    Have an amazing day!

  55. Hi again Mica,

    Nice to see your kimonos back on the blog! These are perfect for those transitioning days right? Like that humid day when maybe a jacket could feel like too much but you needed something to cover up, so this light kimono is the perfect option to replace a heavy jacket.

    I like both combinations, but the first one with the yellow is fantastic and really happy, actually I am obsessed with yellow lately, specially mustard yellow.

    Hey Fungi

  56. I love how bold you are with your colour combos! As someone who lives in denim and black, it's so inspiring!

    Katie |

  57. I love all the blue, and it looks so nice against that pop of yellow!

  58. I'm glad you got your phone back.

    Both outfits were lovely! I really like the combination of denim shorts and kimonos.

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style


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