Showing posts with label Ways To Wear. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ways To Wear. Show all posts

Monday, 5 October 2020

30 Ways To Wear: Grey Skinny Jeans & Weekday Wear Link Up!

Another 30 ways to wear post for today's Weekday Wear Linkup! Each month I hunt through my blog archives to find things I've worn 30 times or more and put together these posts to give you some ideas and inspiration for how you can rewear similar pieces in your own wardrobe. There are so many ways you can remix and rewear!


30 Ways To Wear: Grey Skinny Jeans


30 ways to wear grey skinny jeans away from the blue outfit idea blogger


These jeans are overdue a post - I was hoping I'd hit 30 wears with them soon and was surprised I'd managed 34 wears of them already! They do go with so much. Like a classic blue skinny jean, I find they go with everything. With these in my wardrobe I'm finding I'm not missing stepping away from the blue jeans at all!


Cost Per Wear

Cost per wear is a tricky one to calculate on these - as they were a gift from a family member on a day out during my 6 months without shopping challenge. Based on the note when I first wore them that there was a 40% off sale on they would have been $59.99, reduced from $99.99 full price. I'm not completely sure though as I didn't buy them myself! At 34 wears so far that's $1.76 per wear. If I should even be calculating that on something I didn't buy, really it's $0 per wear for me!

These grey skinny jeans have the perfect amount of stretch so that they have constantly been the most comfortable jeans, even though I've had them 3 years. They fit so nicely but don't get baggy, and because they go with everything and are so comfortable they were one of the pairs I took with me on our Europe trip. It's easy to see why these 'Cecile' jeans sold out so quickly, and I'm a little upset that Jeanswest haven't created a similar pair of jeans since. They are so soft! Excited to share 30 of my favourite ways I've worn them.


Grey Skinny Jeans With Prints


Grey Skinny Jeans With Printed pieces 4 ways to wear | away from blue

A basic grey pair of jeans goes with everything really, as you'll see in the rest of these pics! The best thing about classic denim is a neutral grey is you can pair it with any print or colour. Printed tops, kimonos or scarves work well with plain jeans, and you can clearly see I especially love wearing stripes with these!


Grey Jeans In Monochrome Outfits


Grey Jeans In Monochrome Outfits with bright accessories outfit ideas | away from blue

These are not all completely monochrome outfits as it's hard for me to resist adding a little colour here and there with accessories! I do like these mostly monochromatic outfits as it shows that other neutrals like black, grey and white work really well with grey jeans. You can add in a pop of colour with accessories as I like to do, or keep it simple and stay completely monochromatic.


Grey Skinny Jeans With Blue


6 ways to wear blue with grey skinny jeans mum style outfits  | awayfromtheblue

As I said above, every colour looks so good with these jeans! So I wanted to call out some of my favourites, and blue is one of the best! No matter if it's a blue scarf or top or bag...these grey jeans work well with any shade of blue, from a little too a lot and more muted tones to bright cobalt. The brighter blues really pop!


Grey Jeans With Orange


ways to wear orange with gray skinny jeans outfits | away from the blue blog

Orange is a pretty statement colour to wear in any shade, although it's one I have been enjoying buying and wearing more of lately. With a bright orange piece in your outfit a neutral grey pair of skinny jeans is a good base to stop things feeling too bright or over the top, especially if you are just easing into the orange colour!


Red And Grey Skinny Jeans Outfits


4 red and grey skinny jeans outfits ideas ways to wear | awayfromtheblue

While red and black can seem a bit harsh sometimes, red and grey go so well together! When I wear these jeans in cooler weather I like adding in red layers for a pop of colour or warmth - something small like a red tee or shoes, or bigger and bolder with a red cardigan!


Yellow and Grey Skinny Jeans Outfits


Yellow and Grey Skinny Jeans Outfits 4 ways to wear | away from the blue

Yellow and grey is another favourite combination of mine - as you can see I do really enjoy wearing my mustard cardigan and Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag with these grey skinny jeans! As with the other colours above you can keep it small with a single pop of yellow like a yellow top, or a bit brighter with two yellow pieces like a bag and cardigan combination.


Adding Colour to Grey Skinny Jeans With Layers And Accessories


Adding Colour to Grey Skinny Jeans With Layers And Accessories 4 outfit ideas | away from blue

As you've seen above these jeans really get worn a lot in the cooler weather when I can add extra layers. The neutral colour means they never clash with whatever I want to wear. It also means I feel confident adding even more colours into my outfits. Something small like a purple scarf, or bigger with a pink scarf and bag, magenta cardigan and purple accessories, or even a teal bag and scarf with a mustard cardigan. There is no colour combination I haven't liked with these jeans, they are such a staple! You really can wear them with anything.




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Weekday Wear Linkup #90


Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!

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4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
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Monday, 31 August 2020

30 Ways To Wear: Balenciaga City Bag Sorbet Pink & Weekday Wear Link Up

Today's Weekday Wear Post is another from the 30 wears series, showing you 30 ways I've worn this sorbet pink Balenciaga city bag.

Each month I search through my blog archives to find something I've worn 30 ways or more over the years I've owned it, to put this post together and give you some ideas and inspiration for how you can wear something similar in your own wardrobe. The Weekday Wear Linkup is at the end of the post for you to link up your latest style post!


30 Ways to Wear: Balenciaga Sorbet Pink City Bag


30 ways to wear balenciaga sorbet pink city bag outfit ideas | Away From Blue Blog


Despite being a very vibrant pink, this bag is so versatile and goes with a lot of my wardrobe. I really like blue and pink together, and have a lot of blue in my wardrobe, so you can see why this bag has fit in so well!

Cost Per Wear


I ordered this bag from the Balenciaga London boutique back in 2010, at over 10 years old it's held up really well! Definitely showing its age more now, but still a bag I adore and I like the broken in slouch it has. It's been worn over 60 times in those 10 years so it's held up well! Sometimes I wore the bag in two outfits on those posts that I found in my blog search, but those are harder to count without going through every pic so we will say 60 wears. 

Unfortunately the only record I have of the sale is in pounds, as I ordered from the UK store and I don't remember the exchange rate. It was £799.15, including the £80(!!!) shipping. That works out at £13.32 a wear so far. Still pretty high but for a splurge-worthy bag like this I see myself using for a long time still I know I'll get the cost per wear down much further.



30 Ways To Wear: Video Style






Pink Balenciaga City Bag With A Little Black Dress


4 ways to wear little black dresses with pink balenciaga sorbet city bag  awayfromblue


Probably the simplest way to wear a pink bag - against a black outfit! I have a few little black dresses (a couple which were my go-tos during my pregnancies too) so it's no surprise I've worn this pink bag with a black dress so often.


Pink Bag As A Pop Of Colour


4 ways to wear Balenciaga city bag as a pop of colour with outfit awayfromblue


Of course it's not just black that this pink bag pops with! It goes really nicely with other neutrals like grey or white, and it's so simple to add it to an outfit as a bright pop of colour. It stands out so well on it's own it is a great pop of colour.


Pink Balenciaga City Bag Matching Other Pink Pieces In An Outfit


5 ways to wear pink balenciaga city bag sorbet 2010 with matching pieces in outfit away from blue


Matchy-matchy is one of my favourite ways to wear a bright bag though and I find a lot of pink things in my outfit go with this bag, even if the shades are different. Something like the Balenciaga studded sandals which were a lucky sale find on a Melbourne trip and match the bag exactly, or a pink belt, necklace, scarf, even pink in the print of a top or a more subtle match with pink sunglasses! I really like finding different pieces to match with this bag.


Pink Bag With Purple Pieces In An Outfit


3 pink and purple accessory outfit ideas away from blue blog


There are some colour combinations I consistently wear with this pink Balenciaga city bag. I think pink and purple go so well together and while I have worn this pink bag with the purple leopard print scarf a few times I think it goes nicely with other shades of purple like the cardigan in the middle.


Pink Balenciaga City Bag With Blue Outfits


5 ways to wear Balenciaga city bag in sorbet pink RH with blue outfits different shades awayfromtheblue


This is easily one of my most worn colour combinations with this bag, and I definitely had an overabundance of blue outfits with this pink bag to chose from for this post when I searched through my blog archives! It just compliments it so well, the sorbet pink goes with any shade of blue from navy to a lighter blue, and it works with prints, tops, skirts, dresses...


Pink Bag In Office Outfits


4 outfit ideas with balenciaga pink sorbet city bag in the office awayfromtheblue


The Balenciaga city is a very relaxed style of bag, and a very bold pink! I still think it can work in an office environment though - and back when we still worked in offices, this got a lot of wear. It was nice to have a fun, cheerful and colourful item on my desk to make me smile! And despite the relaxed slouchy style the city bag works well with a pencil skirt or sheath dress.


Pink Balenciaga City Bag In Pregnancy


5 outfit ideas balenciaga city bag in pregnancy all trimesters sorbet pink colour awayfromblue


Having had this sorbet pink Balenciaga city bag over 10 years, I've had it before I had both my boys and so I've been able to wear and enjoy it in my pregnancies with them, so it's fun to look back on. And no matter how big the baby bump gets, a handbag will always fit!



Just for fun, here's a comparison of the first time I wore the bag 10 years ago and the most recent time I've worn it. I love the broken in slouch of this bag!

awayfromtheblue blog balenciaga 2010 sorbet city bag then and now broken in aged slouchy




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Weekday Wear Linkup #85


Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!

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4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!


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Friday, 3 July 2020

30 Ways To Wear: Turquoise Tassel Necklace

Sharing another accessory for this month's 30 wears series. Each month I look through my blog archives and pick out pieces I've worn 30 times or more to put together these posts and give you some inspiration for how you can rewear pieces in your own wardrobe. I got the idea from The True Cost documentary.

With staying home more and getting dressed less I'm not hitting 30 wears as much as I usually would with my clothes, although I'm sure my pyjamas and loungewear have great numbers of wear now! So I had a look around for other things I might have hit 30 wears with and found I've worn this cute turquoise tassel necklace 32 times! It's not the first necklace I've hit that goal with either, I wore a teething necklace well over 30 times when the kids were younger!


30 Ways To Wear: Turquoise Tassel Necklace


30 ways to wear a turquoise tassel necklace away from the blue blog


The colours of this necklace are beautiful! With the gold chain, cloudy white stone pendant and the little beaded turquoise tassels, it really goes with so much and is often the perfect finishing touch to an outfit. I've heard turquoise jewellery goes with everything and this necklace proves that! Neutrals, greens, blues, yellow, reds, orange, pink... it works with every colour.

Cost Per Wear


This tassel necklace was an impulse buy at Jeanswest during a shopping trip with my sister, back in October 2018. It was on sale for $14.99, which was 40% off so I got a bargain! At 32 wears, it works out at 47 cents a wear which is pretty good. It still looks new, none of the gold tone has started rubbing off the hardware, so I know I'll get a lot more wear from it in future too.



Matching Turquoise Necklace To Other Pieces In An Outfit


5 outfit ideas, Matching Turquoise Necklace To Other Pieces In An Outfit | awayfromtheblue


You know if you have followed me for a while that I love a bit of matchy-matchy! If you're not sure how to wear a colourful necklace like this try matching it with other turquoise pieces in your outfit! I like wearing my aqua Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag, or my teal Balenciaga first bag with this necklace bit you can also match it to a print of something you're wearing like I have with the maxi dresses.



Turquoise Necklace With Green


4 ways to try a Turquoise Necklace With Green | awayfromblue


Turquoise is not too similar to wear with green! I've found that no matter the shade of green - a neutral olive or a brighter emerald, this turquoise necklace compliments it well. 



Turquoise Necklace With Blue


4 outfit ideas of a Turquoise Necklace With Blue outfit pieces awayfromblue blog


Just like with the green outfits above, any shade of blue in your outfit pairs nicely with a turquoise necklace. I do quite like wearing this necklace with that navy printed maxi dress though 😂 You can see it works just as well with the cobalt knit or the pale blue denim jacket.



Turquoise Necklace With Red


turquoise necklace with red worn 4 ways to wear | away from blue


I love the contrast of turquoise and red together! Blue and red is a colour pairing I wear a lot and once I decided to try this turquoise necklace with red I just kept repeating it. It's a good way to add an extra touch of colour to your outfit.



Turquoise Necklace With Neutrals


Turquoise Necklace With Neutrals 4 outfit ideas | away from blue


While I've worn this necklace with a few different colours above it's also really good against a neutral outfit, or a neutral piece in your outfit. It really pops and stands out against black or grey.



Turquoise Tassel Necklace In The Office


4 outfit ideas wearing a boho turquoise tassel necklace to office pencil skirt | awayfromtheblue


A tassel necklace brings a little touch of boho to your outfit and it doesn't just work with casual outfits, it looks pretty good in the office too with a pencil skirt to stop your outfit looking overly formal. I've worn this to the office a lot, back when we all used to work in offices...



Adding a Turquoise Necklace As An Extra Colour In An Outfit


5 different outfit and colour combination ideas with a turquoise tassel necklace | away from blue


Because turquoise goes with everything, I like to add this necklace to an outfit as a way of introducing a third or fourth colour without trying too hard. If you're unsure you can try match it with something else like I have with the bag in the last maxi skirt outfit there, or you can just add it as an extra pop of colour against an already colourful outfit. Orange, green and yellow, green and yellow and blue...it works with any colour combination!



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Monday, 1 June 2020

30 Ways To Wear: Navy Rebecca Minkoff Regan Bag & Weekday Wear Link Up #30wears

This Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag is overdue a 30 wears post, I hit 30 wears with it a while ago!
Every month, I pick something in my wardrobe I've worn 30 or more times and put together a post showing you the ways I've worn it over the years. I got the idea from The True Cost documentary and I hope it gives you some inspiration for the pieces in your wardrobe.

The Weekday Wear Link up is here too, just scroll on down through this picture heavy post.


30 Wears: Rebecca Minkoff Navy Regan Satchel



30 Ways to wear Navy Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel medium bag | away from the blue blog



This bag is the perfect neutral - a big navy rectangle that's neither too formal or too casual so it works on my stay at home mum days and for my part time office job. I fell in love with it seeing its similarity to the Balenciaga city bag but at a much lower price point, so I snapped it up when it was on sale!

Cost Per Wear


I bought this bag in the Rebecca Minkoff sale at the end of 2017, for $241.45 (including the insanely high shipping charges when buying from Rebecca Minkoff online and shipping to Australia!). At 37 wears that's $6.53 per wear. It will be easy to continue to get this cost per wear down further over the years, especially as this bag still looks new after almost 3 years of wear. Even after having the contents of an entire water bottle accidentally dumped inside!



30 Ways To Wear Rebecca Minkoff Regan Bag: Video Style







Regan Bag Accessorised 4 Ways


4 different ways to accessorise your bag | Rebecca Minkoff Regan | away from blue


With a big neutral bag like this it's easy to change up the look by accessorising it a little - it's a great "blank canvas"! From a silk scarf, llama bag charm or even swapping out the bag strap, just a small change can make the Regan bag look a little different each time you wear it.


Navy Regan Bag and Black Outfit Pieces


navy and black outfit ideas with Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag | awayfromtheblue


Navy and black is a colour combination I wear quite a lot! I like the two neutrals together, whether it's adding this navy bag to an outfit with a lot of black in it or wearing a navy and black outfit and matching the navy clothes with the navy bag.


Navy Blue Regan Bag and Green Outfits


4 different ways to wear navy and green outfit ideas with rebecca minkoff Regan bag | away from the blue


Blue and green should definitely be seen! As you can see here no matter what shade of green you have in your outfit, a navy bag works brilliantly. Especially when paired with other navy pieces too like the tank or cardigan. You can see 30 ways I've worn this navy tank here.


Monochrome Outfits With Rebecca Minkoff Regan Bag


3 monochrome blue outfits with rebecca minkoff navy regan satchel bag | awayfromblue

Blue being my favourite colour, I do wear a lot of it! I like a bit of matchy-matchy too so if you have a monochromatic blue outfit, why not go all out and add a navy bag to your outfit too for a complete monochrome look?


Pencil Skirt Outfits With Regan Satchel


4 pencil skirt outfit ways to wear Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel | away from blue


The Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag is so good for work! As you can see I've worn it a lot casually as well from the outfits above, but in the office it works so well with a pencil skirt - it is the perfect neutral carryall for work.


Dresses and Rebecca Minkoff Regan Bag


6 different dress outfit ideas with rebecca minkoff regan satchel | away from blue


Again it's not just office dress outfits that the Regan bag works with - casual dresses like the grey skater dress it works so well with too! This neutral navy works with any combo of colour or print on a dress.


Casual Outfits With Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel


4 ways to wear rebecca minkoff navy Regan bag casual outfits | awayfromblue


Finishing up with 4 casual outfits showing how versatile this bag is - shorts, jeans or skirts, the Regan works with every outfit (and rather crucially fits mine and the kids water bottles inside so I don't need to carry the baby bag when I wear it). I was reaching for it quite often before Coronavirus changed the world, perfect bag when I was out with the kids.



What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Regan



Where To Buy the Rebecca Minkoff Regan Bag:




More Outfit Ideas:


For more outfit inspiration and ideas, you can view all the 37+ ways I've worn this navy Regan in my blog archives, or browse the complete 30 wears series.

Similar Posts In The 30 Wears Series:



Weekday Wear Linkup #73


Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!

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1. Please link to a specific outfit post, not your blog homepage.
2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
3. Follow your host Away From The Blue on BloglovinInstagramTwitterFacebook or YouTube.
4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!

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Monday, 18 May 2020

2 Ways To Wear A Grey Skater Dress: Colourful and Simple | Weekday Wear Link Up

Well what a difference a few weeks makes in this crazy new world. I wore these outfits back in April, just 3 weeks ago. Life is so different now! Australia has a roadmap for lifting all the restrictions after Coronavirus, and we are currently in stage one that gives us a lot more freedom than when I wore this dress! This was my only time going out that week, but now I'm out of the house multiple times a week for the school run.

I added a lot of colour to wear this dress for staying at home, but then simplified it later in the day when we went out to the doctors to get all of our flu shots.

What I wore:

Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono with asos grey babydoll skater dress adding colour with accessories | awayfromblue

awayfromblue Instagram | Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono with grey skater dress bright Ruby Olive necklace
Jacket: Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono
NecklaceRuby Olive Art series long striped pod necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas

Why I wore it:

I like this little grey skater dress but it really needs to be worn more! With a morning at home on a slightly cooler autumn day, I decided to dress it up a little with this duster kimono instead of my go-to  at home cover up, my cosy old bath robe! I really liked how this made me feel a little more pulled together and dressed up, and I liked the bright colours the floral print added. Kimonos are great for that.

I still felt the outfit was missing a little something though so I added in a bright necklace too. The kids enjoyed the necklace as well! They always play with my accessories whenever we have a cuddle.

This was an easy and comfortable outfit and simple to change afterwards when we headed out.


Last worn: floral duster kimono, statement necklace, grey skater dress, Havaianas.

Other ways to wearfloral duster kimono and shorts, grey skater dress worn two other ways.

Perfect for pregnancygrey skater dress in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere









What I wore:

Asos grey skater dress with Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag | away from blue

 Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere with bright tassel bag charm | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | grey skater dress asos baydoll with louis vuitton speedy bandouliere bag sneakers
DressAsos grey skater dress
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

This is the simplified version of the outfit above, that I wore out the house to head to the doctors. No extra cover up, as it was warmer by then and I just wanted an easy outfit I could wash as soon as I got home. I left the necklace at home too so it wouldn't get covered in germs - especially with holding the kids close for their flu vaccinations, I didn't want them playing with it and possibly transferring germs.

I've been using my Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag a lot recently, but this time around I went with my Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere. Just in case the kids needed their water bottles (both fit in here) and because I could wipe this down when we got home and sanitise it.

And of course my New Balance sneakers as they are the only shoes I am wearing out of the house at the moment!

Thankfully the vaccinations went well - both kids were really brave and we were in and out quite quickly. I was glad we could go as a family so hubby and I could take a kid each, even if it meant we took up the entire surgery as they can't have more than 4 people in the (small) waiting room at a time!


Last worn: grey skater dress (above), New Balance sneakers, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to weargrey skater dress and Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancygrey skater dress in second trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.


Skater Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A basic, neutral dress is a really versatile piece to have in your wardrobe. You can wear it simply by itself or add a lot more colour and print with accessories or a kimono.



Weekday Wear Linkup #71


Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!

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1. Please link to a specific outfit post, not your blog homepage.
2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
3. Follow your host Away From The Blue on BloglovinInstagramTwitterFacebook or YouTube.
4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!



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Friday, 1 May 2020

30 Ways To Wear: Navy Floral Kimono #30wears

After Monday's Ways To Wear post, I'm sharing another one as part of the monthly 30 wears series.

Each month I look through my blog archives of daily outfit pics (I have over 8 years worth!) and share with you something that's reached 30 or more wears, to give you some outfit ideas and inspiration for how you can wear something similar in your wardrobe. I started doing this monthly challenge after seeing The True Cost documentary which I highly recommend watching if you haven't already!

This month, it's this beautiful Cotton On navy floral cocoon kimono!


30 Ways To Wear: Navy Floral Kimono


30 ways to wear a navy floral kimono #30wears challenge | away from the blue blog


I've been wearing this kimono on frequent repeat recently as it was so close to 30 wears and I wanted to get it there before the cooler autumn weather set in in Brisbane. Even with isolating at home since March, I managed to hit my goal. I do wear this kimono a little in the cooler weather anyway as it's really like a giant blanket, which has made it perfect for these isolation / working from home in isolation days!

Cost Per Wear

Just like the last navy kimono I hit 30 wears with, this was another pregnancy purchase back in January 2016. It's just a floral print instead of the geometric print of my other kimono, and a cocoon style. It was originally $39.95 at Cotton On, reduced to $3 on sale at the outlet. I couldn't say no to that! At 30 wears that brings the cost per wear down to 10 cents a wear, which I'm really happy with. It's definitely been a valuable addition to my wardrobe.



Navy Floral Kimono With Yellow Tops


5 ways to wear a navy floral kimono with yellow tops denim outfits | awayfromblue

I really like blue and yellow together, and as you can see from the mix of yellow tops here this navy kimono works so well with any shade of yellow, from pastel to mustard!


Navy Floral Kimono With Black


3 navy and black outfit ideas with a navy floral kimono | away from the blue

Black and navy are another colour combination I like to wear. The neutral colours look lovely together, as you can see by how this kimono works well with the different amounts of black, like a maxi dress, tank or skinny jeans.


Navy Floral Kimono With Pink and Purple


navy floral kimono worn with pink and purple accesories | awayfromtheblue

Pink and purple are other colours that go so well with navy. I like wearing pink with this kimono as it matches the pink in the floral print, even if it's something as small as adding a pink bag to my outfit. With purple, just like with pink, any shade seems to work really well with this kimono - as you can see with the darker purple jeans, the brighter purple bag, and the lilac tee.


Floral Kimono With Prints


print mixing outfits with navy floral kimono | away from blue

I've tried print mixing with this floral kimono a few times, with mixed results! While none of these outfits are ones I'd repeat again, I do think stripes and florals are always a fun mix, and maybe I just haven't found the perfect stripe to pair with this kimono yet!


Navy Floral Kimono With Green


5 ways to wear a navy kimono floral print with green | away from blue

This is a colour combination I wasn't too sure about a few year ago, it's only recently I've been trying navy and green together. In fact some of these outfits were my first few attempts at the navy and green combination! Olive green or a true bright forest green both work equally well with this navy kimono.


Navy Floral Kimono With Grey


4 outfit ideas floral navy kimono with grey tee | awayfromblue

A grey tee is a wardrobe staple for me and something I wear frequently. I've perviously shared 30 ways to wear a grey tee, and a kimono is a frequent go-to topper for me over a grey tee to stop an outfit looking too plain. This kimono certainly adds a lot of print and colour to a basic grey tee!


Navy Floral Kimono With A Baby Bump


maternity outfits with a navy floral kimono away from the blue blog

This kimono was an early third trimester pregnancy purchase and I enjoyed wearing it in that final trimester! I had a third trimester capsule wardrobe I stuck to in my last pregnancy and I found kimonos like this one really helped change up my outfits a little so it didn't feel like I was wearing the same thing over and over. A kimono is a fun topper over a basic maternity tank, and it always fits no matter how big the bump gets!



Navy Floral Kimonos Under $50:






More Outfit Ideas:

For more outfit inspiration and ideas, you can view all 30 ways I've worn this kimono in my blog archives, or browse the complete 30 wears series.

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