Ugh. Yes please. Kimonos are so in style – not just right now, but since forever. Well, since like, 1912. They’re wearable – if you pick the right essentials and they have an air about them – like carefree California girl walking barefoot through Venice sipping sparkling water. (Less Britney – more Blake Lively). They’re transitioning into Fall from the lazy days of summer where you can throw em over high waisted shorts and a tank, into the perfect topper for tights, skinnies and the SO BACK FROM the 90’s – bellbottom jeans. I’m loving what Free People has to offer right now, and Stone Cold Fox (one of my FAV brands) also has some insanely addictive pieces.
As for style advice, they’re the perfect compliment to slim bottoms and a little less structured tops. Think silky camisoles, flowy tunics, cotton henleys, the ever so distastefully nicknamed – wifebeaters, and my FAV – the plain white T. The choices are endless, dresses are another complimentary piece as long as they’re kept simple. Bohemian styles, lace and chiffon numbers, as well as straight up tank dresses are great – just don’t get it twisted – the girls should be tucked away, the sequins kept at bay, and the skin tight, embellished numbers – maybe just leave those in Vegas.) For shoes, mostly anything goes, my favorite pairings being booties, fringed sandals, gladiator sandals (which are so hot right now), tall boots and simple cuffed heeled sandals.
As you can see below, paired with simple basics and denim bottoms is a popular look. A little tummy ain’t never hurt nobody either. Just remember – and repeat my mantra – keep it simple. The kimono is meant to add a little character and a little flair to an otherwise basic outfit because if the rest of your outfit is busy with mind altering designs, fabrics and layers you’re going to look more Helena Bonham Carter than Helena Christensen.
I’ve added the link for Free People, Nasty Gal, and Stone Cold Fox to the right.
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