A lot of trends come along each season that I don’t necessarily care for or try. I like to stick to what I know and what I like, so my wardrobe stays pretty classic throughout the seasons. Sometimes, however, a new thing comes along that I simply cannot resist! It was a couple years ago that kimonos came into style. I remember being skeptical at first, not sure how to style it or if I would actually wear one, but that has all changed. I’m a firm believer in a kimono and its proper place in a warm weather wardrobe.
I rarely buy a top with a lot of color or pattern; the two together? Forget it! What I love about a kimono is that I can add color and pattern without feeling overdone or “loud”. I love to pair one with a body-hugging dress or a my favorite jean shorts. I usually opt for one that is lightweight, so that I can wear it through the heat of the Summer, too!
If you’re in the market for a new one or are finally convinced you need one in your closet, here are some of my favorites: