Kimono Loving

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Walking into your favorite clothing store, I am certain you will find an extensive selection of kimonos. Kimonos long, short, patterned, colorful and some maybe with fringe or tassels, so it’s safe to say you will find a kimono that will suit your personal style.

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I like to call kimonos the summer sweater. They aren’t as heavy as a sweater so you can wear them in the summer heat without dying of heatstroke. They’re just a light piece of fabric that perfectly drapes your body to complete any outfit. My favorite way to wear a kimono is with a simple dress. I like this approach because sometimes dresses can just be boring without proper accessorizing. Kimonos are the perfect way to finish off a look and add more style.

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I’ve had the best luck finding kimonos at Forever 21, H&M, Cotton On, and TJMaxx. But like I said kimonos are so popular this season you can pretty much find a kimono anywhere. I love kimonos that feature beautiful prints, lovely colors and maybe even some fringe detailing. I usually go with kimonos that have some sort of neutral color present like black, gray, or cream. The neutral colors allow me to pair my kimono with a variety of pieces in my closet like a simple dress, romper, or jeans, which allows the eye-catching colors, and patterns of the kimono to really pop.

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Today’s outfit features a variety of Forever 21 items. On a recent shopping spree at Forever 21, I was impressed with many of their new summer items and of course I wanted them all. I love wearing dresses during the summer, so I bought this acid washed dress. Again it’s a simple gray color that can be worn in many ways but as you can see my favorite statement is to wear it with a kimono. My long floral kimono is also from Forever 21 and it features a similar gray color that matches the dress but also has beautiful pops of red and black. It’s a nice length with a few slits in the kimono to give it a flowing look

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I kept my jewelry minimal because I like to balance my outfits. When I wear a kimono I like to keep the jewelry simple or if I choose to wear a statement necklace I like to keep everything else simple. Balance is key (no pun intended because my necklace is a key) but I really love this simple, dainty silver key necklace from Forever 21. It goes with any outfit. Perfect for when you’re looking to add a little bit of bling. I rarely wear bracelets. It’s just one jewelry item I always forget but today I choose my BCBG charm bracelet because it goes with the silver and gray themes of my outfit.

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As for shoes, you can’t go wrong with a simple pair of black sandals from Forever 21. They match any outfit perfectly.

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Kimono loving is the title of this post because I love my kimonos this season. In fact I have a whole section in my closest dedicated to kimonos. I’m certain another one of my favorite kimonos will make an appearance in an upcoming post. Let me know in the comments how you feel about the kimono trend? Do you totally love it or can you do without it? If you like the kimono look tell me some of your favorite ways to style a kimono?

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Dress: Forever 21  (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) | Kimono: Forever 21 (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) | Shoes: Forever 21 (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR)  | Necklace: Forever 21 (SIMILAR) | Bracelet: BCBG (SIMILAR)

39 Comments

  1. June 5, 2015 / 11:07 pm

    I only just picked up my first kimono last month – I LOVE it! It took me a bit of time to get behind this trend, but I actually adore it now. I haven’t seen any this length, but this looks awesome. I’ll definitely keep my eyes out for longer styles…

  2. June 8, 2015 / 5:07 am

    Very romantic kimono)

    mary-tur.ru

  3. June 8, 2015 / 8:21 am

    I also love kimonos, but I hardly ever seem to grab one when I leave the house. Must be remedied! 😀

  4. Ileana
    June 8, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    Im in love with kimonos! That one looks amazing 🙂
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

  5. June 9, 2015 / 9:58 am

    Love a good throw-on jacket. So beautiful!

    Love for you to check out my latest posts!

    Helen xx
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  6. June 9, 2015 / 3:31 pm

    I love kimonos, and this one is absolutely stunning! I love the color palette you went with; so comfy and chic!

    May x • THE MAYDENbloglovin’

  7. June 9, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    Kimonos are my favorite finishing touch to any outfit! And you’re so right, they totally are summer’s sweater.

    Always, Hunter

  8. June 10, 2015 / 3:22 am

    So true, kimonos are everywhere. You did such an amazing job putting your look together and the kimono is so cute.

    http//www.thefashionstirfry.com

  9. June 11, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    Cute pairing. There are so many kimono styles and I like that you can match them to your style! I like this mix. It’s Urban, yet bohemian, and a mix of chic!

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  10. June 12, 2015 / 4:01 pm

    Lovely kimono and just perfect with your acid wash denim dress.

  11. June 12, 2015 / 5:06 pm

    Wow! you look so cute <33 lovely kimono 😉

  12. June 18, 2015 / 1:42 am

    love this kimono on you! the pattern is bold but the colors are more muted so it’s a perfect mix.

    xo, Maddy
    http://cassidylou.com

  13. June 18, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    That kimono is so pretty! I just love the print and the color!

    xx, Leah / Eat Pray Wear Love

  14. June 19, 2015 / 3:24 am

    for some reason i’ve always found kimonos tricky to style, but i love how you’re wearing it here! great look!

    cute & little

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