Ever since the kimono trend hit runways, we can’t seem to get enough of it. This easy-to-wear alternative to the cardigan carries through the season in light, airy designs including floral, lace and sheer fabrics. The kimono’s traditional belted, wide-sleeved style has been interpreted in about a million ways. Cropped, mid-length and even floor-sweeping, with fringe accents or lace trim, belted or loose and flowy, there is a kimono style for everyone! Whether your style is girly, edgy or anything in between, you’ll be sure to find a kimono jacket that matches your personal aesthetic.
Paired well with a more basic ensemble underneath, kimonos can spruce up a look by adding that splash of color to make it appropriate for any occasion. This Fashionista went with a simple bohemian look. She chose to pair her paisley kimono from Forever 21 with a basic gray tee and some laid-back denim ripped shorts that she made herself. To continue with her boho appeal she wears gray gladiators. This yellow and red kimono with interesting and complex designs instantly added a statement to her outfit. Although her outfit is simple, by adding the kimono it brought a pop of spice to her ensemble. These kimono-inspired designs are the perfect addition to your spring/summer wardrobe as they usually entail a floral or spring-esque print.
How To: Adding a kimono to your wardrobe is an easy and stylish way to update your look. Ultra versatile and uber-chic, kimonos can be worn with a T-shirt and shorts, over a pencil skirt and crop top, with a dress or even as a swim cover-up for the pool or beach. Not only are kimonos perfect for days when you feel like you want to cover up, but they is flawless for if you are trying to achieve a bohemian look.