If I’ve learned anything about college fashion the past few years it’s that oversized is the most popular size. Students spend a large chunk of time in class or studying at the library, so loose clothes tend to be more comfortable for enduring long, consecutive hours hunched over in a chair. Some of us (myself mainly) get carried away with this trend, and our clothes end up swallowing us and we begin to look slightly homeless. Thankfully, the return of spring welcomes fresh trends, like the kimono jacket to replace our baggy sweatshirts and restore our style.
This Asian-inspired wrap is a must for three simple reasons: it’s oversized without overwhelming your frame, it’s easy to find in stores like Forever 21 at a reasonable price and it’s lightweight material allows for smooth transition into the upcoming spring and summer months.
I quickly spotted this Fashionista as she battled the heavy winds on campus with her knee-length cardigan bustling behind her as proof of it. She epitomizes what it means to dress cute for class without trying too hard or discarding the importance of comfort. Paired with a white T-shirt, cuffed skinny jeans and ballet flats, this Fashionista could also wrap up in her breezy tunic for nighttime outings by exchanging her jeans for leather leggings and flats for heels or booties.
Whether it’s your go-to item for looking presentable at campus meetings or it’s your new swimsuit cover-up waiting to be frolicked in this summer, the kimono jacket has a versatile role in your wardrobe. Best of all, it give us that loose, baggy feeling we love so much.