how to wear a kimono
once summer rolls into town, it’s time to lighten and brighten up. not only does our mood change but our clothes as well. there’s just something about warm summer days filled with blue skies and sunshine that put a smile on our face. it’s time to exchange button-upped for easy breezy. and i love to add splashes of color to my outfit. like this casually chic kimono from Anthropologie.
this is the time of year i look for clothes with a loose fit. skinny jeans will always be a must-have staple in my closet. there’s something to be said about pants with a relaxed fit like this cropped pleated chino from Everlane. wide-leg pants are on-trend again. and i think they’re divine. recently, i tried a pair on for size and definitely liked the look. read that post here. many of us get caught up thinking wide leg pants make us look larger. but fashion isn’t always about looking slimmer. if that were the case, we’d be quite limited in our style choices. for me, i choose to adopt a healthy lifestyle with the help of FASTer Way to Fat Loss to stay in shape. then i’m not as hung up on if i look skinny or not. yep, i’m happy with a size 8 body that’s fit.
these slouchy chinos are lightweight cotton poplin, with a relaxed cropped fit true to size. and i love the pleats! this pant is part classic part trendy and perfect for a hot day. i could live in these pants all summer long. they can be dressed down with a tee. or dressed up as in today’s ootd with the addition of a brightly colored top.
a monochromatic ootd gets a one-two color punch from a loose fit kimono. this kimono differs from many in that it’s short, not long. and the front is shorter than the back giving a nice flow to the overall look. this kimono looks fantastic pulled over a tee and is the perfect third layer. especially for date night when you want extra coverage for those frigid inside temps.
accessories are always a key addition to your outfit. today, i chose gold accents from my sandals (old, similar here and here) all the way to my gold coin earrings (only a few left in stock). there’s just something about orange paired with gold that looks summery and bright.
happy tuesday, ladies!