Kimonos have been popping up all over this season and with good reason. They serve as light jackets, are a unique way to spice up an outfit and are a modern version of your grandma’s favorite shawl.
This Fashionista matched her vintage kimono top over a simple black maxi skirt, lace-up boots and a coral Peter Pan collar top. There are a lot of options available online but this Habanera Print Kimono from ASOS most closely resembles this Fashionista’s decade print throwback. Look out for kimonos with varying prints like this Rose Kimono Jacket from NASTY GAL or this fringe-adorned Sabbra Cadabra by GirlOnAVine.
Having just returned from Washington’s famous Sasquatch music festival, I’m still in that post-festival daze where I’m in love with anything hippie chic or hippie-inspired. With the Pacific Northwest sun just peaking out over the summer horizon I’m excited to see more kimonos in campus outfits. For the crafty girl, here is a tutorial on how to make a DIY kimono.
For a whimsical look you can layer a kimono over a thin dress and sheer patterned tights or throw it over some high-waisted denim shorts and a crop top for a go-to festival outfit. Most importantly let the focus be on this oriental-inspired piece and let the rest of your outfit be fairly basic. Easy to wear but unique to the eye makes this accessory an appealing and advantageous asset to your wardrobe.
Spotted: Emilio Pucci adds some kimono inspiration to her spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection.