STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Kimono Sleek

Style Advice of the Week

It’s been a long winter, and I for one have never been happier to say adios to sweater weather. Yet,the beginning of spring does not always guarantee the warmest of weather. This spring, ditch your cardigans and cable knits and maximize your look with the perfect top layer; the kimono. Silk, fringed, patterned and printed, there are a million ways to buy it and even more ways to wear it.

This Fashionista’s silk floral Kimono from TOBI is perfect to throw on for enjoying a brisk spring Saturday outside. She keeps it simple underneath her kimono with a white romper similar to this white romper from Nasty Gal  banded sandals similar to these Anthropologie sandals. The pairing of the neutral sandals and romper with the bold printed kimono is flawless because each layer balances the other. Her first layer focuses on crisp, clean lines and a light silhouette with a low,  V-neckline and a close cut to her body. The kimono plays on the lightness and flowing vibe of the romper, but adds a strong pop of color without outweighing the rest of the look.

With the bold, jewel-toned hues of her silk kimono and the crispness of her white romper, she keeps her accessories to a minimum with a gold, boyfriend style watch and a dainty gold single initial necklace. The gold jewelry dresses up the look without taking away from the rest of the outfit. You can achieve a similar look with this kate spade new york initial necklace from Nordstrom.

Say goodbye to your winter layers and welcome light spring top options. Heavier winter cardigans, characteristically in faded and neutral hues, can way down your spring looks. In the right colors and prints, kimonos are the perfect piece to take any one dimensional look to a new level effortlessly.

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