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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Kimono Cool

The summer heat is finally here, and boy is it brutal. Most days it’s hard to fight off the temptation to throw on gym shorts, a tank top and sandals and call it a day. On days like these, don’t let the heat beat your personal style down! Hit back with something easy, breezy and trendy—like a kimono. This Fashionista’s look is a perfect example of an easy, yet fashion forward outfit that can be pulled together even on the roughest of mornings.

She pairs distressed jeans with a neutral tank adding a pink floral kimono on top to round out her outfit. The kimono is a pivotal part of this look in that it elevates the simplicity of the jeans and tank, while taking it from a walking-your-dog look, to a lunch-on-the-town look. The floral print provides a great pop of color to an otherwise simple outfit and her sparkly sandals definitely help with dressing it up. Overall, the kimono is the star of the show and is aided by dainty turquoise flower earrings giving this Fashionista a fun and flirty vibe.

This outfit is a great option for a day when you have a lot to do, and don’t want to be either overdressed or underdressed. The kimono is even summer internship friendly when thrown on top of a neutral dress and wedges. It’s lighter than a sweater or blazer, yet can still cover your shoulders modestly for the work place.

How To: To achieve the ultimate and cool summer look, pair light-wash distressed jeans with a black racerback top then throw on a neutral colored, patterned kimono. Add either sneakers or lace-up sandals depending on the occasion you are dressing for!