Kimonos are a lightweight alternative to jackets and coats that make perfect cover-ups for the warmer spring and summer months.
If your kimonos have taken up permanent residence at the back of your closet, it’s time to get creative using tips on what to wear with your kimono:
Skirt and Tank Top
The classic skirt and tank top combination works great with a long necklace and sandals, but a kimono can really pull your outfit together. Go for a floral kimono to enhance the femininity of your outfit.
A playsuit is perfect for more muted kimonos such as those with a subtle pattern. Create contrast by playing around with textures and colours - try pairing a black velvet playsuit with a peach silk kimono, for example.
If you don’t want to wear a kaftan at the beach, a kimono can be a great way of providing cover and a hint of skin once you’re out of the water.
Pair your kimono with a gypsy top, flares or wide-leg jeans for a boho look with a 70s vibe. Crochet kimonos and those with tassels are best for this look.
T-Shirt and Jeans
Dress up the classic t-shirt and jeans combination with a colourful, floaty kimono and matching long necklace. A graphic tee makes your outfit effortlessly casual and is a great talking point.
Another great feminine use for the kimono is pairing it with a summer dress - preferably knee-length so neither item overpowers the other. For a striking look, opt for a plain white or cream dress and pair with a bright, floral kimono.
Wearing all-black with a dark, patterned kimono is a stylish option that’s not too feminine. A longer kimono goes great with leggings while shorter ones allow you to hold all the attention at the top half of your body.
There’s no end to the creative combinations a pretty kimono can offer! Scroll right for more ideas.