Style Advice of the Week

There are many reasons why I love spring, and fashion is one of them. Finally, the dark hues of winter are shed for the pretty pastels and floral prints of warmer weather. If you’ve recently taken a trip to any of your favorite stores, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen the latest and greatest spring trend making an appearance. Kimonos are quickly taking college campuses, and the fashion scene by storm. Not only are they the perfect piece to finish off any look, but they add a fresh boho vibe to any outfit of your choosing.

This Fashionista rocks a gorgeous white and pink floral kimono and looks absolutely tres chic. The kimono functions like an enormous scarf—it can be thrown on over any look and instantly turn up the style factor. Kimonos are also super versatile; this Fashionista chose to pair hers with a long-sleeve T-shirt, trendy brown ankle boots and dark skinny jeans. Her turquoise collar necklace is the perfect statement accessory to complement the fuchsia hues throughout her outfit. Floral not your thing? Kimonos come in a variety of prints, patterns and textures—an assortment to please each and every Fashionista! Check out this ombre kimono from Free People and a bright and fringed one from Minkpink.

On campus during colder temperatures, you can usually find me with a cardigan or some kind of open sweater on top of a simple T-shirt or tank. The kimono is an optimal swap for your over worn, heavy winter knits that are taking up too much room in your closet this season. Another great thing about them? No need to make extra space, kimonos are light-weight and perfect for travel! On the go? Roll one up and throw it in a bag for a go-to finishing touch over any piece. They can be worn with long sleeve shirts, like this Fashionista models, short sleeve shirts, tanks or dresses. The list is endless.

Next time you go to reach for your trusty old cardigan, consider instead trying out a gorgeous and stress-free kimono! Not only will you be on-trend, but you will be looking nothing short of fabulous. Bring on the sunshine and spring trends!



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