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!

    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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