Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Plain Tops and Printed Maxi Skirts: Monochromatic Outfits with Purple Accessories

If you've been following me on Instagram you'll know I'm having a bit of a purple moment with my new-to-me handbag. These outfits pictures were taken a few weeks ago but they still feature that loved colour combo of blue and purple, and they follow an extremely simple outfit formula. Plain top and printed maxi skirt for easy stay at home mum style.

What I wore:

blue tee, navy maxi skirt, purple accessories and grey cardi with monochrome outfit | Away From Blue

Navy stripe maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum purple | Away From The Blue

awayfromblue instagram monochrome blue maxi skirt outfit purple accessories
Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
Necklace: Nibbly Bits BB plum silicone teething necklace (C/O)
Tee: Jeanswest two tone boxy oversized tee from my sister's wardrobe clearout
Skirt: Target navy side split maxi skirt
ShoesPurple high top Converse look-a-likes
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in pink, 43% off!)

Why I wore it:

A little bit of a busy morning! We had Baby Boy's weekly weigh, a pram walk with my ABA mother's group and then packing for a trip down the coast in the afternoon. We had a special day out planned on the coast for Toddler T the next day and decided to stay at my parents so we didn't have a lot of travel time in the morning.

Wanted a nice easy outfit, so went monochrome with the blue tee and navy striped maxi skirt. Added the grey cardi for warmth although I took it off during out walk by the bayside as it was such a nice day.

This blue tee is new-to-me, I got it from my sister's wardrobe clearout. I love how soft the fabric is, and I'm always a fan of relaxed oversized fits with my leftover mum-tum. Plus being my favourite colour I couldn't turn it down! A nice new addition to my wardrobe.

Last worn: grey belted cardigan, navy stripe maxi skirt, purple high tops, Rebecca Minkoff plum mini MAB tote. First time I've worn the tee from my sister's wardrobe.

Other ways to weargrey belted cardigan and skinny jeans, navy stripe maxi skirt worn two ways, purple high tops and grey outfit, Rebecca Minkoff plum mini MAB tote and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancy: plum mini MAB tote and maternity shorts.

Plain Tees Under $50:

What I wore:

printed maxi skirt, cobalt leather jacket adding colour to monochrome winter outfit | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum  with faux fur pom pom charm | AwayFromTheBlue

awayfromblue instagram colourful accessories with monochrome printed maxi skirt outfit
JacketWittner 'Santa Fe' cobalt blue leather jacket
NecklaceNibbly Bits BB plum silicone teething necklace (C/O)
TopGlassons plain black long sleeve tee
Skirt: Izabel London Aztec print maxi skirt (C/O)
ShoesPurple high top Converse look-a-likes
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in pink, 43% off!)

Why I wore it:

This was a bit of a funny morning. Had some errands to run so we were a little later than normal for playgroup. I felt bad when we got there and found out there was no-one else there either! It had been a particularly cold morning, and with it being winter there are so many bugs going around. Was just strange seeing the normally packed room so empty with just my two boys in it. Thankfully another mum came along a little later too so the boys had someone else to play with as we sat and chatted to the staff who run the playgroup.

As it was such a cold morning, this maxi skirt seemed like a good choice - it's quite a thick fabric, so it combined with my black long sleeve tee and leather jacket kept me nice and warm. I've worn the top and skirt together before too, they work well.

This cobalt leather jacket is a nice way to add some colour to a monochromatic outfit, and the purple necklace, bag and shoes also helped to make my outfit a little brighter. While this outfit follows the same formula as the one above and has exactly the same accessories, the different colours and print make it seem completely new.

Last worn: cobalt leather jacket, black long sleeve tee, Aztec print maxi skirt, purple high tops (above), Rebecca Minkoff purple mini MAB tote (above).

Other ways to wearcobalt leather jacket and office wear, black long sleeve tee and leopard print, Aztec print maxi skirt and red bag, purple high tops and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff purple mini MAB tote and pink dress.

Perfect for pregnancyprinted maxi skirt in second trimesterplum mini MAB and tie dye dress in third trimester.

Printed Maxi Skirts Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

Plain doesn't mean boring! You can pair a plain top with something printed like I've done here with the maxi skirts. Sticking with a monochromatic colour scheme is a fail-safe idea, but you can add additional colour to your outfit with accessories too if you like! A monochromatic outfit is an easy base to wear more colourful accessories with.

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  1. Lovely blues in this outfit, Mica - I like how you added the complementary purple.

  2. I love that you're having a purple moment! It's one of my favorite colors yet I don't own enough of it. I need to be on the lookout for more to add to my wardrobe. I especially love the purple necklace and high tops!
    Hope you're having a good week!

  3. I love when someone near has a wardrobe clearout, you never know what you can find! Love how you added the purple accessories too! It's a nice color combination without being, BAM, PURPLE, haha.

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

  4. Ha ! i have to say i love unexpected and the purple converse like sneakers certainly fit the bill. Very fun.

  5. I really love that blue leather jacket, I have a similar one that I always look forward to wearing. Leather jackets are amongst my favorite pieces for fall, which would be considered your winter, haha. Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a great week so far!



  6. You are rocking that purple bag! I love it! You really inspired me with your shopping ban - 7 months is a long time to go without shopping but you always seem to have the chicest looks without spending!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  7. I am still always so excited by us being bag twins! I love that! Cute addition with the pom pom as well!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  8. Love the tones in your first outfit! I can’t blame you for having a purple moment with that cute bag! I love it! It’s great you got that first tee from your sister! Have a great week! x

    TFM Life & Style blog

  9. Ok, that purple bag and those purple converse are so cute Mica! Great pairings with the outfits.


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