It’s a wrap: How to wear the kimono, fashion’s latest darling
Music is in the air with festival season upon us. And, even if you didn’t travel to Coachella to rock out, you still can get inspired by the Bohemian-chic styles that are ruling Instagram and style blogs this time of year.
Among a sea of floral crowns and crop tops, we’re spotting a trend that is easy to incorporate into our everyday wardrobes: kimonos. The Japanese-inspired loose top with wide sleeves has some star power behind it, with celebs like Kylie Jenner and Demi Lovato getting, ahem, wrapped up in the trend.
Here are a few kimonos that will lend a carefree vibe to your warm-weather wardrobe–even if you’re just going to a free concert in the neighborhood park.
Kimonos have been trending for a few seasons. New for spring 2015, though, and perfect for daring fashionistas, are long, flowing kimonos with feminine silhouettes. Ruffles on the sleeves and a floral pattern give this kimono a romantic vibe, and a black background in the front and taupe in the back adds even more interest. Pair with a an interesting T-shirt (we love geometric cut outs!) and black denim for an easy-to-put-together weekend look. Artee Couture print ruffle kimono, $48, nordstrom.com
Kimonos definitely have a youthful, laid-back vibe. For a more refined, elegant look, though, try layering this tile printed kimono cardigan over an all-white palette. Coral, blues and black and white patterns blend together for a gorgeous, yet unexpected, color scheme. It’s easy to add in accessories–just borrow from the colors on the kimono or go with organic, earthy jewelry like wood bangles. NY Collection petite tile-print kimono cardigan, $41.99 on sale, macys.com
In a cocoon
For a flattering fit, try a cocooned kimono that hugs your frame more than a traditional flowy kimono and hits right at the hips. In a rich tribal print, with a bold contrasting trim, all you need to do is add your favorite pair of denim and a plain white T-shirt for a bold outfit. Complete your outfit with a pair of neutral booties. Belle Du Jour juniors’ tribal-print cocoon kimono, $39, macy.com
Dress it up
A kimono-sleeve dress carries a certain ease–but still looks totally chic. Pair with stilettos and a clutch for an evening out, or flipflops and a tote for a casual brunch meeting or shopping date. River Island kimono-sleeve wrap dress, $63, asos.com