Sunday, October 19, 2014

Outfit - Kimono Crush

When I was a kid, a neighbor had gifted me an authentic silk kimono from Japan which I wore to every costume party thanks to which I walked away with the first prize every time. A few years ago, it struck me that I could wear my kimono as a really cool jacket but to my dismay, my mom had already given it away. 

I guess the fashion gods were listening and suddenly, the traditional Japanese robe was back in stores with a modern twist! I love all things oriental and all things boho so now that my dream came true, what did I do? Well, lets just say I have five kimonos in my closet! However, a lot of people are confused about how to style one so here I am sharing some ideas and showing you how I like wearing mine.
Lets give you some tips now -

  • Kimonos are a great way to make a simple outfit interesting. You can wear them over dresses, shorts, rompers, pants and skirts (Click here to see how I wore one over a skirt. I personally prefer them with shorts though)
  • Whether you choose silk, cotton, lace, fringe, no-fringe, long, short, neutral, bright, animal print, or tribal, a kimono adds a boho vibe to any outfit (I LOVE all things boho). 
  • If you're wearing a top, dress or romper with prints, I'd recommend a solid colored kimono on top and vice versa. (I NEED TO STOP talking about myself in brackets)
  • A kimono also doubles as a swimsuit coverup! Perfect for the beach or poolside.
  • You can even belt it for a different silhouette or loosely tie it in front for a unique look (short kimonos only, of course!) 
  • Wear your kimono with wide-leg or flare jeans for a seriously boho look with a ’70s vibe

And that is the end of Kimono class!

So here are two different looks I've created by throwing on beautiful kimonos I got from Blackfive over a basic cami and cute crochet shorts from Banggood. I accessorized with a fringed bag (I love all things fringe) and my favorite sunglasses from Yoyomelody and a pair of peep toe booties.

LOOK ONE 
Floral Fringe Kimono - Blackfive Item link here

Crochet Shorts - Blackfive Item link here

Mirrored Aviators - YoyoMelody Item link here

LOOK TWO

Lace Panel Kimono - Blackfive item link here

Though I'm more partial to the floral fringe kimono but there's no denying that the plain one looks really lovely too! Which outfit do you prefer? 

61 comments:

  1. Cool!!! Many kisses! Have a great week!!!

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  2. Hello from Spain: you are very pretty and elegant. Great kimonos. I prefer floral kimono. Very cool. Keep in touch

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  3. Wow! The second one looks so amazing on you. :)

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  4. no wonder u knew how to style kimono as a child too . u did a really good job withthese ones too
    i liked the tassels one the most
    keep in touch
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  5. The best I love the second kimono! You look amazing!

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  6. I really like both, June. You wore them soon well:)

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  7. Kimonos are so versatile, these two are really cute! xx

    ☾ Liquorice Pearls ☾

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  8. I love both June! They're amazing in different ways, and I love the lace shorts as well! ;)
    ♥XO♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  9. These kimono jackets are really lovely :)

    xoxo
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  10. nice styling! btw your fringe bag is AWESOME!!!
    have a good week!
    xoxo
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  11. Both kimonos are so lovely June and just love the way you styled them. Looking gorgeous! Many kisses! xo

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  12. looking nice...well styled
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  13. I love them and I love how you styled them!

    xoxo
    NL. <3

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  14. Wow, guapísima con los dos, pero me quedo con el segundo, es muy bonito y original.
    Besos mil preciosa.

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  15. You styled up a lovely look, like it!
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  16. You look lovely doll, it's a wonderful look :) Gorgeous colours. I'm already following you on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, if you could follow me back, then we'll be connected :) Have a great week xx

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  17. I love both your looks June, super stylish!!!!!
    Love, Paola.
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  18. Great looks!)) http://www.elationofcreation.com

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  19. One of my favorites Outfits so far :) ,you look adorable! Both Variants are amazing!

    kisses :)

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  20. I love both looks! I wouldn't be able choose which kimono to pick. You look amazing.

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  21. Gorgeous kimonos!
    Beautiful styling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  22. great outfit...
    xx
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  23. Amazing!
    Hava a nice monday!

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  24. I really like how kimono looks but I never know how to wear it! Those are super cool! I prefer look #1!

    sunandsany

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  25. These are some great kimonos! I like the first one because of the xxl length and the fringes but the second is still my favourite - so pretty!
    xx

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  26. the first kimono with fringe is so retro and vibrant. absolutely love the yellow floral!

    xx,
    Kate | The Fancy Pants Report

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  27. What a pity that you gave the original kimono away, but this one is also so beautiful!
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

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  28. I liked the second look.

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    Kisses

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  29. I love the way you wear them!!

    xx

    isa

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  30. So cool! Love the second look!
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  31. You look amazing and the kimono jacket is amazing!!!
    Kiss kiss
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  32. I love kimonos, they come in such a fab variety of colours and patterns!

    Corinne x
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  33. Both outfits are just lovely, but that yellow is stunning! Now I want to pick up a kimono too!

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  34. OMG! We're in love with these kimonos..the first one is the best!
    Un abbraccio
    Eva e Valentina the anarCHIC

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  35. Both kimonos are so pretty! I really like how you styled them!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  36. It is so beautiful June! The print and beautiful fringes are gorgeous.
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  37. I love the second kimono it would go with anything really! Thank you for such a great post!

    XO Chelsea www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  38. Gorgeous!! Love both kimonos!
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  39. Hi beautiful June
    this kimono looks amazing on you
    I really like its print.
    You look stunning
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    <a href="http://www.indiansavage.com”> Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary - Fashion Blog </a>

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  40. Wonderful looks! My fave is the second one. I'm also having a kimono crush (just ordered one). It's pity that your mother gave away that kimono. Have a great day!

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman - Instagram - Bloglovin

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  41. Both looks are marvelous! It's hard to pick a favorite but I love the floral kimono. Look number one!

    xx

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  42. Wow beautiful look!!! I LOVE your kimono!!!
    Have a good week!!:))) my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  43. love the ist loook
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  44. Both looks are simply beautiful!

    xo, Shauna

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  45. I love how cute your lace shorts are, they compliment the kimono so well!

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  46. Marvelous kimono sweetie, I want it ! You are very pretty :)

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Thank you so much for your comments!! I will try and get back to you as soon as possible

xx June

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