How to rock the kimono

Trending right now for your springtime stylings: the impossibly chic kimono. It’s cozy enough for that slight spring chill, yet light and breezy enough for warmer weather. Next time you’re out in the sunshine, give your go-to cardi a break and slip on a kimono. Here are a few ways to steal the show with this season’s ultimate thing to wear.


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    Basic to Brilliant

    Throwing on a basic white tee and a pair of classic jean shorts is the easy way to get ready for the day. Take this look from “seen it before” to "ooh, where'd you get that?" with a presh printed kimono. Brilliant!

    Short Sleeve Kimono, $13,

    High Waste Denim Shorts, $35,

    Double Up Bubble Dot Keds, $55,

    Black and Hold-Tone Multi-Cord Charm Bracelet, $21,

    AE Favorite V-Neck T-Shirt, $16,

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    Keeping It Neutral

    If you’re looking to try the trendy piece but you’re a little nervous about diving right in, start out with a basic kimono. Kimonos are still super cute in neutrals, especially if you experiment with length and different detailing. This cardi-meets-kimono sweater and has crochet details, so it’s a natural transition into kimono land!

    Pattern Knit Cardigan, $50,

    Zip Back Treggings, $50,

    Peplum Cami Top, $21,

    Formula Woven Sandals, $34,

    Glitter Stone Marquis Flowers Statement Necklace, $19,

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    Dress It Up

    If you’re really ready to make a statement, sport your kimono with a classic dress on a big night out. A pop of color makes this elegant ensemble stand out from all the other LBDs. Remember, you don’t always need heels to be dressy. Stay comfy with a pair of flats with unexpected detailing.

    Short Dress, $17,

    Aztec Print Kimono Top, $15,

    Oasis 2 Part Pointed Flat, $42,

    Impulse Women’s Circle Chain Necklace, $20,

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by Krista Stucchio | 2/1/2016