After a long hard year of school, summer should be a time of relaxation and rest. We all deserve a break, don’t we? Still, the fashion world does not take breaks and we must fight the urge to wedge out as couch potatoes in sweats and T-shirts. Luckily, there are many tricks to taking a casual outfit and transforming it into a runway ready look. One of these gifts happen to be kimonos.

The bohemian style quickly took over the fashion industry, and it seems to be here to stay. One look that we just cannot get enough of is the kimono. A bohemian staple, kimonos are a great way of transforming an outfit from drab to fab. You can pair kimonos with everything, from jeans to dresses to pencil skirts. The great part about kimonos is that they can be used as the statement piece of an ensemble, so you could easily just pair one with a pair of shorts and a camisole. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or painting the town, there’s a kimono perfect for your occasion and outfit.

This Fashionista rocks her colorful printed kimono. She pairs the piece with a maroon V-neck and denim shorts. The kimono is used as the centerpiece of the outfit, and your attention is instantly drawn to it. She also wears simple strapped sandals. She took a relaxed outfit and easily dressed it up to achieve a wonderful look. Overall, she looks great!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Don’t be afraid to try something different in the summer, whether that’s changing the color of your hair or trying a completely new style! Summer is a time to reinvent your style.”