Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Grey Tees and Printed Maxi Skirts With A Red Rebecca Minkoff Saddle Bag

I've managed to cut the number of grey tees in my wardrobe down to 7 (it was once 14...) but there's no denying they are the perfect basic item for me. If I'm ever unsure what to wear with something, I'll pick a grey tee! With these printed maxi skirts, a grey tee is the ideal piece to pair with them.

What I wore: 

asos forever new grey tee stripe maxi skirt red bag with neutral outfit | away From the Blue

bracelet stack, Rebecca Minnkoff red unlined studded saddle bag with stripe skirt | away From The Blue

awayfromblue instagram grey tee stripe maxi skirt red pop of colour Rebecca Minkoff cherry saddle bag
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
TeeAsos new forever grey tee
SkirtAT by Atmos&Here Mars striped maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs pearl, howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red (on sale in blue!)

Why I wore it:

For a lazy Sunday, this was a nice casual outfit. It's also the 30th time I've worn this maxi skirt! See all the 30 ways I've worn this stripe maxi skirt. We had the usual errands, grocery shopping and a swim lesson then church online in the evening.

I was originally going to wear a different bag with this, but changed my mind and went with the red saddle bag instead. It was the perfect pop of colour for the neutral outfit and despite not being too pleased with the tee I did otherwise like this outfit, the red bag was the perfect accessory.

Leaving My Wardrobe: ASOS Grey Forever Tee

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This grey tee used to be a favourite, but it's the last wear for it, it's starting to look really worn so it's leaving my wardrobe. I got 12 wears out of it, so not too bad, but I am a little disappointed it didn't hang around for longer. Especially as it's called the 'forever tee', ha! Like my trusty black tee, I suspect it's rather quick demise was due to me washing it incorrectly and not following the delicate instructions on the label - no time for delicate clothes with toddlers! I'll probably keep this as a sleep tee too, just like the black one.

I paid $27.18 for it and wore it 12 times, so a high $2.26 cost per wear. Could have worn it a lot more if I'd just followed the washing instructions or not worn it near toddlers that necessitated the heavy washes!

Last worn: grey tee, striped maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag.

Other ways to weargrey tee for casual Friday, striped maxi skirt worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff studded sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancy: grey tee in second trimester, stripe maxi skirt and novelty pregnancy tee.

Printed Maxi Skirts Under $50:

What I wore:

red boho printed maxi skirt charcoal grey v neck tee saddle bag spring SAHM Style | awayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red | AwayFromTheBlue

awayfromblue instagram grey v neck tee with boho red print maxi skirt Spring SAHM outfit
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red (on sale in blue!)

Why I wore it:

This tee is still a firm favourite! It's one of the few pieces I have in my wardrobe that I've wanted to buy a backup of, so that when this one wears out I'll still have another one to wear. Sadly I've never found another version of it, so this one gets worn a lot more sparingly than you'd expect my favourite grey tee to get worn!

When I first picked up this red printed maxi skirt in the opshop for $3 I did my usual 'think of two ways to wear it' and of course a grey tee was top of my list. I've ended up wearing it with blue tees every time I've worn it, except now! Although it took a while for me to pair this skirt with a grey tee I'm pleased I did. A plain, neutral tee is a good partner for a brightly coloured printed piece in your outfit. This was nice and comfortable for playgroup, errands and a specialist appointment for baby boy.

I wore the same red bag again! Unlike the outfit above, this outfit already had some colour with the red maxi skirt, but I still think the red bag was a nice touch with it. As much as I liked the outfit above, this one is my favourite of the two.

Last worn: grey tee, printed maxi skirt, studded leather sandals, red Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag (above).

Other ways to weargrey tee and leopard print jeans, printed maxi skirt and leather jacket, studded leather sandals and denim shorts, red Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag and printed kimono.

Perfect for pregnancy: grey tee in third trimesterstudded sandals in second trimester.

Grey Tees Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A grey tee is a wardrobe staple. The ultimate basic, you can wear it with so many things. A grey tee really works when you pair it with a printed piece, from a simple striped skirt to a brightly coloured printed maxi skirt. Makes getting dressed simple: one printed piece, one basic grey tee, and you're out the door.

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  1. I love your second outfit, Mica! I love the grey tee with the vibrant skirt and bag. I love that necklace too! I used to always wear black tees with colourful skirts and vibrant accessories. Recently I was looking for an alternative to black, as I was getting sick of always wearing black tops! White doesn't suit my complexion, so I tried grey! Success! It is a great alternative to black and is equally versatile without looking as severe against my complexion. Yay for grey! :) XXX

  2. A grey tee is also a staple in my wardrobe! Sad that you're gonna get rid of it though. I can be quite attached to clothes especially my favorites.

    Joy to the World

  3. Both light grey and dark grey look great on you Mica. It's a gorgeous neutral that can be paired with so many things. Love the way you styled both here. You show it paired with both a neutral and a color. Very beautiful.

  4. Hi! I love how you styled your grey tee. I just ordered one last week because I realized I didn't have any in my wardrobe. I love how you paired it so many ways. The purse is super cute!

    I pray you and your family have a wonderful rest of the week.


  5. Grey is sch a great basic colour for sure. I think I only have two I wear, and you've inspired me to get some more:D And you really are the queen of maxi skirts! I love how you always style them. I am digging both outfits:)

  6. Well if something works, why bother fixing it or getting rid of it ;) Although 14 is a big number of gray tees! Ha ha. But then again, it's like jeans. They're all different in some way

  7. Wow you did a great job styling this bag two different ways. That is such a fun cross body I went to the Rebecca Minkoff show and it was great. She makes excellent bags and clothes now too.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  8. I love both outfits, but the second one is my favourite. I have about 7 or 8 grey Tees and black as well, because they are so versatile and I can dress them up or down. You look great, Mica. Have a lovely week!

  9. Frankly, any t-shirt that can't be just thrown in the washer/dryer is useless - t-shirts shouldn't be delicate! I love the red maxi - the swirly shape is perfect.

  10. A gray t shirt is a must in my wardrobe. It literally is the perfect neutral in my mind and goes with everything!

  11. I am also a big fan of grey tees--they really do go with everything. I'm always on the hunt for perfect ones that hold their shape and wash and wear well. I especially love the combo of the gray tee with that fun bright maxi!

  12. I should keep track of my wears, it's nice to look back at all of the ways you wore something!

    pumps and push-ups

  13. Grey tees are just one of those pieces that you can wear again and again in so many different ways! I adore how you styled the ASOS tee with the split striped skirt- such a pretty look for Summer. 12 wears isn't the best- I'm impressed you counted though. I swear some things I buy only last like 3 washes.

    Rachel xx

  14. Would you believe I just recently added a gray tee to my wardrobe this past summer?! I love how you've styled yours, and I especially love that you shared the cost per wear.


  15. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a massive collection of grey tees...and I've been wearing them so much lately because they're great for hiding all the spit up from my daughter that I'm basically constantly wearing.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  16. I have a grey tee that I wear all of the time too, lol! I also love stripes so I adore your skirt too and you gave me a new styling idea because I haven't worn my tee with stripes yet.

  17. I have a gray tee shirt, but don't have nearly as good a cost per wear ratio on it! I know I can only peek at it, but the gladiator sandals are too cute!

  18. Can you believe that I don't own a grey tee?! I actually just ordered a knotted one and I can't wait until it gets here. I love seeing all of the ways you've styled a grey tee and I also love all of the pops of red!


  19. I don't have any grey tees unless you count the one with Mickey Mouse on it! I love that red skirt, what a bargain! And you can't beat a red bag for an extra pop of colour!

  20. Ah I love posts when it shows more than one way with an item! I'm never sure on maxi skirts on me, I find them a bit hard to wear being short. I do love a grey tee too! x

  21. Mica, I love that handbag. It's the perfect pop of color to the outfits. Thank you for sharing and for linking up over at the A Pocketful of Polka Dots for Fabulous Friday.

  22. Mica, I love grey tees, they go with so many colors and there are so many shades of greys... My daughter has at least 5 grey shirts but she is always looking for more when she is out shopping, it's a great color for her too xox

  23. Grey tees are so versatile! I could definitely stand to add a few more to my wardrobe (to offset all the purple haha!). Cute looks!!

  24. We all have those garments we could wear 24/7, for me its probably white tops. I love that last look with the red, sooo pretty Mica.

  25. I love that you pair such fun maxi skirts with tees. These outfits not only look super comfy, but also totally cute. I definitely need to get myself a maxi skirt!!

    ~xo Sheree


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