It seems I’ve formed a bit of an addiction to kimonos. Is five too many?!! because I think that’s how many are currently living in my wardrobe. You can see one of my other Kimono posts here. Kimonos are an essential part of stylish spring/ summer outerwear but how to wear them doesn’t stop there, keep reading for all my kimono styling ideas.
This kimono is a recent purchase from Zara. It’s a thick, high quality material with a gorgeous floral print and bell sleeves that are detailed with velvet trim. It’s to dieeeeee for. Since I wanted the kimono to be the center of attention I did a simple white bodysuit underneath with stylish cropped pants. Then, to add more color to the outfit, I did a low-heeled burnt orange shoe to bring out the colors in the kimono. Be aware of these shoes though, they’re adorable but they kept sliding off my heels when I walked, maybe I just need a smaller size??
I can confidently tell you that a kimono will go with pretty much any outfit, in any season, it all depends on purchasing one that is versatile. When shopping for an amazing layering piece like this go for colors that are neutral and patterns you love. In the upcoming section of this post are my top 7 ways to style a kimono.
1. As A Bathing Suit Cover Up: A kimono is just like a robe. You can either wrap it around you to look like a dress, for full coverage, or leave it open with a matchy- matchy bathing suit peaking out from underneath. A kimono is the perfect (non boring) cover up for traveling around a cute beach town.
2. Be Boho Chic: Embrace the whimsical feel of the kimono. Pair it with a wide leg trouser, a simple tank and some fringed booties to take a fun festival look to street style.
3. Go From Simple-Casual To Style Expert: Example: my outfit. Jeans and a simple white top aren’t exactly a genius combo but adding a statement outer layer reinvents a look. A jacket may work best in the winter but a kimono is perfect for the spring to summer months.
4. Break Up A Monochromatic Look With A Patterned Kimono: A monochromatic look can be extremely chic and clean but a stylish accessory is an easy way to break it up.
5. A Maxi Kimono and Shorts: This style creates a really pretty high-low silhouette. You’ll have the perfect amount of leg showing with a whimsical train flowing behind you as you walk.
6. With a Dress: A tight dress creates a gorgeous hourglass against the contrast of a kimono.
7. Belt It: Use a belt or a pretty ribbon to tie your kimono at the waist. Under the kimono try wearing a lacy tank or a bralette, allow it to peak-a-boo from underneath the kimono for a sexier look.
Kimono: (similar) Here // Zara // $129
Bodysuit: Here // Urban Outfitters // $29
Jeans: Here // Zara // $49.90
Shoes: Here // Zara // $69.90