KimoNO or KimoYES?

When the kimono trend first hit, I thought I’d be taking a definite pass on it.  Too costume-y, too boho, too boudoir.  But this spring the trend is coming on especially strong and now it’s starting to grow on me a bit! One that really caught my eye was the piece below from H & M.  At $34 it isn’t a budget buster and suddenly I saw the kimono as a chic, easy way to update a black tank and crop or a black jumpsuit for date night. It has the ease and comfort of a cardigan but offers more edge and urban flair.

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If the boho/festival scene is more your thing, the same kimono can be styled to accommodate by pairing it with a frayed hem miniskirt, striped tank and bohemian inspired shoes and accessories.

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It still seems a bit tricky to pull off!  I may have to just buy one and play with it for awhile.  Below are a few great examples of celebs and street style icons sporting the look for even more inspiration.

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So what do you think?  Are fashion kimonos a yes or a no?  Will you be sporting the trend this summer?  I’d love to see you pics if you do!

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2 thoughts on “KimoNO or KimoYES?”

  1. I haven’t yet worn a kimono myself, although the soft patterns and feminine look is right up my alley. I think I’m worried about getting the right length with my short stature. Maybe I just need to try one! Great post!
    Kelsey
    acupofteawithkelsey.blogspot.com

    1. Yes, sometimes you’ve just got to start trying some on to see IRL what the fit is like. Was in NYC a few weekends ago and saw them being worn all over the place – lots with shorts, some with crops, long kimonos, short kimonos, etc.

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