Kimono time

You didn’t think I was going to give up my obsession with kimonos any time soon did you? I told myself no more for another year at least but at Hyper Japan I came across a rack that I couldn’t resist. The one for me was waiting right at the back, the only turquoise creation, I couldn’t let it escape. I know this is not considered an essential or part of a capsule wardrobe or just even be considered everyday wear but dammit, sometimes you just need a statement piece to look at. It’s one of those things so many people shy away from because it’s too in-your-face but I disagree, I think anyone can wear it if the rest of the outfit is well thought out. It plays to my love for bright colours and with such a statement piece, I can actually wear it with all the monochrome I have. I’m sure I’ve got a combination for everyone to like:

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I like mixing up patterns so stripy trousers is a win and combined with this plain white tank top, this isn’t too garish a look.

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The fail safe, plain black or grey. This kimono works particularly well with a sleek utility jumpsuit.

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Layer it on top of a shift dress and/or with tights. This could work as an evening outfit in hot weather.

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You knew I’m going to get out this skirt again but it’s just a stunner. Sequins and herons do mesh well together, I can prove it with this sparkly pencil skirt.

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A full skirted dress works well if you belt the kimono. It’s all about emphasising that tiny waist. The plan is to look retro without it being too dated.

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And onto some colour. I know this is a colour combination that works for me (I don’t care that I resemble the Swedish flag) so play around with different bright shades to wear Spring for a day.

So you think you can’t wear a bright coloured silky kimono? Think again.

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