Kimonos have a low style degree of difficulty and an extremely high payoff. A long colorful robe can bring the drama to any outfit, and a shorter kimono can be an informal blazer. It can even bring a whole new shape to your outfit if you cinch at the waist with a belt, either one that’s included or your own favorite. In this weird in-between season, kimonos are especially practical during the hot days and long nights (or for easily taking on and off during a hot flash).
One of the best ways to style a kimono robe is with your go-to basics. Think your favorite jeans, a cozy white t-shirt, and whatever shoes you’re feeling the most these days. Right now that might mean slip on sandals or white sneakers, but in fall it will work just as well with loafers or ankle boots. Throw the kimono on as the sartorial cherry on top of your outfit sundae.
Animal print is one of the biggest trends this fall, and this mid-length snake print robe ticks all of our boxes. As it gets colder out, swap out a white t-shirt for your favorite turtleneck or long-sleeve shirt.
Kimonos are a great way to inject bold colors and lots of pattern into your everyday look. Sissel Edelbo’s Magnolia Kimono is made from recycled saris, so you know you’re rocking a one of a kind look.
On the spendier side of things, Johnny Was has an exquisite reversible silk twill kimono. On one side, there’s a variety of mixed media patterns in bright colors. On the other, a more traditional Japanese floral print. A little more bang for your buck is always a good thing.
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