STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Kimono is the New Cardigan

Lets face it, kimonos are in! We see girls wearing them on casual nights out, at the beach as cover-ups (my new favorite trend), or with jeans and tanks around campus. Wearing a kimono, especially during the summertime, is the perfect way to look stylish yet stay cool and comfortable in the heat. The variety of styles and patterns available are endless, from floral and flowy, to more structured and simple. If you haven’t hopped on the bandwagon yet, now is the time. Find a kimono that fits your fashion fantasies!

Wearing a kimono with your outfit is like adding a secret ingredient to a recipe. Kimonos are perfect to pair with an outfit you feel might be showing too much skin. It will still give you the light and flirty look you are striving for while adding a bit more coverage. Adding an extra layer can make you feel more comfortable showing off your new mid-tank or will make you thankful when the night turns chilly.

This Fashionista wore her kimono to add a fun pattern to her look. Wearing a simple black top and light jean shorts, the kimono went perfectly with her casual outfit of the day! Along with the neutral tribal pattern, she decided to add a pop of color! Adding a fun statement necklace looks great and adds more outfit interest. This Fashionista also kept the neutral trend in tact with her adorable silver braided sandals from Charlotte Russe.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I like to dress cute but keep it comfortable. That’s why I love kimonos!”