Monday, 3 October 2022

Navy Outfits With Marc by Marc Jacobs Electric Violet Bag | Weekday Wear Link Up

Enjoying some of the warmer spring weather, and making the most of this Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch that I thrifted last year. It only came with a short shoulder strap at the opshop. I've enjoyed swapping out the strap for some of my longer crossbody straps from my other bags in the past, but decided to get a simple silver chain strap for it too. I picked this one up from eBay, and although it turned out a little long on me, it was easy to double over. With the Marc by Marc Jacobs line revival, and the new chain strap, I can see myself wearing this bag a lot more!

What I wore:

navy tee, pink leopard print jeans, playdate outfit | awayfromblue

pink leopard print jeans, thrifted Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr Q Convertible clutch in electric violet | awayfromtheblue

Necklace: Target silver Alisha trinity pendant necklace
Tee: Jeanswest Ruby frill sleeve Ric Rac detailed tee in deep iris
Jeans: Portmans pink leopard print skinny jeans
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
Bracelets: the usual plus turquoise and silver bracelet stack
Bag: thrifted Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr Q Convertible clutch in electric violet

Why I wore it:

Simple and colourful shorts and tee outfit for a playdate for my son. I really like wearing these pink leopard print pants in spring, they are just so cheerful and perfect. Of course I wear them with a lot of blue, as I really like blue and pink together, but surprisingly this is the first time I've worn this particular navy tee with them! Despite the extra little frilled statement sleeves I thought this was a pretty basic tee to let the jeans shine as the statement in my outfit.

It was a good first test of this new little chain strap for my Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch bag too! The electric violet is a very purple toned magenta, and I liked it against the pink and navy. I think this bag will get a lot more wear with the new crossbody strap, and it makes it easy to be matchy-matcy with the simple silver chain and my silver necklaces.

Last worn: navy tee, silver circle necklace, leopard print jeans, bracelet stackHavaianas, Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q convertible clutch.

Other ways to wearnavy tee and maxi skirt, leopard print jeans and denim jacket, Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q convertible clutch and shorts.

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What I wore:

Atmos&Here navy stripe tee dress with sneakers, Marc by marc jacobs classic Q convertible clutch bag electric violet | awayfromtheblue

navy black striped shift dress,  thrifted Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr Q Convertible clutch in electric violet | awayfromtheblue

Necklace: Lovisa silver love knitted heart pendant necklace
DressAtmos&Here navy stripe tee dress 
ShoesAdidas Stan Smith sneakers in white and navy
Bracelets: the usual
Bag: thrifted Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr Q Convertible clutch in electric violet

Why I wore it:

I really like this navy striped shift dress. While I do layer it up and wear it over winter, I love it worn simply on its own in spring with sneakers. These Adidas Stan Smith were really comfortable, even if I didn't have to do a lot of driving. Just working from home and picking up the kids from school. Again, just like the outfit above, I really liked the electric violet colour of the Marc by Marc Jacobs bag with the dark navy of the dress. It goes so well with navy!

Just like in the first outfit too, I accessorised with a silver necklace to be a bit of matchy-matchy with the silver chain strap. Because it's quite a light bag the strap isn't uncomfortable on my shoulder which is nice.

Last worn: navy stripe tee dress, silver heart necklace, Stan Smith sneakers, Marc by Marc Jacobs convertible clutch (above).

Other ways to wearnavy stripe tee dress and leather jacket, Stan Smith sneakers and jeans, Marc by Marc Jacobs convertible clutch and culottes.

How You Can Wear It:

Blue is my favourite colour so of course I think navy is the best neutral! It works well with other brighter colours, like the pink leopard print jeans or the magenta-purple of the MbMJ bag.

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Friday, 30 September 2022

30 Ways to Wear: Navy Waterfall Cardigan From Jeanswest

Not surprised I've hit over 30 wears with this navy waterfall cardigan over this winter - it's a staple in my winter outfits and the neutral colour goes with everything! It's good timing with spring here in Brisbane to share 30 wears I've won this knit.

30 Ways To Wear: Navy Waterfall Cardigan

30 ways to wear Jeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle outfit ideas awayfromblue

This navy cardigan goes with everything! I bought this to try and add more knits to my winter wardrobe, and the neutral block navy colour ensures I can wear it with any of my outfits, as I've shared below with just some of the ways I've worn it. It's the perfect piece for not looking too casual or underdressed with the gentle waterfall shape, and works well belted or worn loose. Something I'm glad I picked up on sale 4 years ago! It's just the right thickness for cool winter and spring days in Brisbane.

Cost Per Wear

I purchased this cardigan back in May 2018 for $41.99, using a gift card. So it didn't cost me anything  as it was a gift card purchase, but it works out to $1.31 a wear of gift card money for the 32 times I've worn it. Pretty good for something that is still going to be a staple in my wardrobe for the years to come! When I bought it I was excited I could use the buttons to turn the cardigan into a wrap top, but I've only worn it that way once so far, so I really need to try change it up when I'm wearing it and take advantage of the button up feature!

Below are 30 of my favourite outfits with this cardigan, to give you some ideas and inspiration for how you can wear a similar piece in your wardrobe.

Waterfall Cardigan and Dresses Outfits

ways to wear a waterfall cardigan with dresses | awayfromtheblue

This long waterfall cardigan is the perfect layer over a dress! I really like it worn belted over a dress for the office, but it looks nice just worn loose and draping down too.

Navy Cardigan With Green

4 green and navy outfit ideas with jeans and waterfall cardigans | awayfromblue

Green and blue is a combination I've really warmed to in recent years - and as you can see from the brighter jeans, olive jeans and even the green printed scarf, a navy cardigan like this is so good against shades of green.

Waterfall Cardigan and Pencil Skirt Office Outfit

navy waterfall cardigan and pencil skirt outfits for office | awayfromblue

Another staple office outfit in the cooler weather is throwing this navy cardigan on over a pencil skirt outfit. It's great for the cooler morning and afternoon office commutes, and stylish enough that it doesn't look out of place in my business casual office.

Navy Cardigan Worn With Red

three red and blue outfit ideas with navy waterfall cardigan | awayfromblue

Red and blue is a colour combination I really like to wear! As with the green outfits above, I find any shade of red works well with this navy cardigan. Red or burgundy jeans, even a red poppy print scarf, really pop with the navy knit.

Waterfall Cardigan With Shorts

3 ways to wear shorts with navy waterfall cardigan | awayfromtheblue

There are some spring and autumn days where it's just not warm enough for bare arms and bare legs - so a cardigan over a shorts and tee outfit is a good option. It also packs up easily into your bag if the day warms up later too and you need to remove a layer.

Navy Cardigan Worn With Purple

4 purple and blue outfit ideas with navy knit waterfall cardigan | awayfromtheblue

I really like deep purple shades with this navy cardigan - like the purple jeans and the purple scarf. Even that little plum bag. The magenta bags look great with it too, but I think navy and purple look really good together so wanted to call that out in these sets of outfits.

Waterfall Cardigan Worn With Printed Pieces In An Outfit

4 ways to wear printed pieces with navy waterfall cardigan | awayfromblue

The reason I added this to my wardrobe was that I wanted a nice block colour cardigan I could easily wear with printed pieces - stripes, skulls, leopard print, any print works when you have a plain block colour cardigan on top. Especially if it's a neutral navy like this.

Pink and Navy Outfit Ideas With Waterfall Cardigan

5 different outfit ideas with pink and navy waterfall cardigan | awayfromtheblue

Yet another go-to colour combination for me is pink and purple. Magenta jeans, as I called out above, magenta looks great with this navy! Or lighter pink tees or printed jeans, all shades of pink are nice against this dark blue knit.

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