STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Urban Kimono

Style Advice of the Week

Sunny days often inspire brilliant outfits. The bright weather here at State College is certainly appreciated and Fashionistas all over campus are grateful for the beautiful fall weather. As the leaves change, so does fashion. Today’s Fashionista is sporting a new trend that is growing in popularity at a rapid rate. Introducing the urban kimono.

Kimonos have recently come back into the style scene in a major way and we’re not just talking about old-fashioned Japanese-inspired pieces. Today’s kimonos that are being spotted have a '60s influence as well as an oriental one. Nicole Richie is famous for her kimono-esque shawls that populate her Winter Kate clothing line, and now you can find similar pieces in an array of different patterns and colors. These modern adjustments make it possible for every Fashionista to find a kimono they love. 

Today’s Fashionista is absolutely killing it in her trendsetting fall outfit featuring this glam turquoise kimono. The print of this silk chiffon piece is what sets it apart from a more traditional kimono because it features a cool floral and skull pattern that screams style. This piece can be worn in a daytime look as seen here, or thrown over a dress at night with heels for an urban evening ensemble. I love that today’s Fashionista chose to let her statement piece shine by pairing her kimono with a monotone black outfit consisting of a well-fitted T-shirt and cool black destroyed skinny jeans. Her worn-in Converses are the perfect touch to her hip look.

Today’s Fashionista threw on some oversized shades and a big bag to complement her look: the effect is effortlessly cool. This style note is worthy of being remembered so add a kimono to your list of must-have items for this season.

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