STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Free-Spirited Floral

Style Advice of the Week

Gone are the days of dreary hours spent studying in the library, because sweet, sweet summertime is here at last. It’s time to worry about nothing other than bonfires, beaches, sunshine, and making memories. With the “take-it-easy” attitude of summer comes the opportunity to fully embrace the carefree season through fashion. Sundresses are certainly a summertime staple, but this season I’ve fallen for floral kimonos.

Floral kimonos are perfect for the summer months. Their lightweight fabric is the answer for those Fashionistas who hope to master the art of layering in summer without overheating. Throwing on one in a fun print takes the typical tank top and denim cutoffs to the next level, while still maintaining the easy and breezy vibe of the season. With so many options, there is certainly a kimono that coincides with your personal style. Fringe detailing takes the already hippie-chic piece up a notch. For a dramatic look, a floor length kimono is sure to steal the scene. The beauty of floral kimonos is that they can be dressed up or down. A tropical floral kimono pairs well with a basic white tee and denim, while one with more subdued tones works wonders with an LBD for a summer night out.

The way that this Fashionista styled her kimono makes her look like she stepped right out of a Free People ad. Wearing a breezy white sundress and a black bandeau, she lets the pink floral kimono shine as the center of attention. By finishing off the look with braided gladiator sandals, she is a bohemian beauty ready to take on the free-spirited days of summer.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “One of my favorite quotes about style is from Rachel Zoe: ‘Fashion is a way to say who you are without having to speak.’ I love how you can make a piece of clothing your own by styling it even though thousands of other people may have it. This week let your personality shine through fashion.”

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