11.5.13

How The Eff Do You Wear A Kimono?


So kimonos are seemingly omnipresent on the high street this summer, but those floaty, floral, folksy garments have been perplexing me a bit... How would one actually wear one? 

I barely ever use Lookbook but it's perfect for exactly these kinds of crises. Y'see, I'm going on a shopping spree today, so have been doing a little preliminary research on how to style certain items to help me work out what to buy! A prepared shopper is a happy shopper. 

Anyhow, from my findings on Lookbook, I'm happy to see there are a good few ways to wear a kimono - think I'll definitely be on the look out today! 






Here are some kimonos I'm loving the look of:

(Boohoo - £15, Urban Outfitters - £58, ASOS - £28.50)

Don't miss Topshop's amazing array of kimonos either... I didn't include them above because they're not modelled on er, models, so didn't look right in the picture! #photoshopproblems

Will you be trying the kimono look out..? Hope there's some inspiration here on how to style them! 

I'm off to watch Parks & Recreation, eat breakfast and then hit town for a shopping spree! Wish me luck...

xo

34 comments:

  1. I saw a lady wearing a really colourful kimono and she toned it down perfectly with a black bodycon skirt and top. I agree with Lookbook, it's great for when you're struggling to pair clothes together.

    Enjoy Parks and recreation! I tried to not miss an episode since it's been airing lately

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  2. I've always wanted a kimono but I think I'm too clumsy for the big sleeves (the big sleeves are what excites me about them so are a must if I was to get one) everytime I wear anything floaty I always end up getting my clothes trapped in cupboards or stuck on doorhandles.. I'm such a hazard x

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  3. THanks for this little post! I'm off to TOKYO at the end of the month and am hoping to pick up one there!

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  4. I really want a kimono but I haven't found the one yet so need to keep looking...

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  5. I love kimonos - picking this one up from Tesco later :) This post has been really useful - I've posted about "How I Wear" kimonos before, but was desperate for some new ideas!

    Sam Muses xx

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  6. they are quite nice...but I know they wouldn´t fit on my style.. hehe... Love to see them on everyone though! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  7. I'm loving them styled over a tee & jean shorts! Good luck on your search :)

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  8. I'm more into that girls Slipknot t-shirt but whatever.
    Kimono's look fun! I love floaty things I'd probably just flap about in it :D xx

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  9. ahhh I've been lusting after a kimono for so long, thanks for the inspiration, maybe I'll finally take the kimono plunge!

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  10. i've been wanting a kimono for a while now but didn't know how to wear them so thank you so much for this post- it's so useful! i especially like the ASOS kimono.

    Sarah
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  11. i love kimonos and i was gutted when my silly indecisiveness meant the topshop kimono i was lusting over sold out :( xxx

    I left my heart in Miami

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  12. Maybe I'm getting old - they all look like they're in their pyjamas or have escaped the hairdresser's chair mid-coiff...

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  13. I do love a kimono... Might do an OOTD with mine soon! xo

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  14. I've wanted a kimono for a couple if years but I've never been sure if I'd wear it enough. This post has made me want one even more!

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  15. I have a kimono, which I wore for my birthday with a black tube skirt and black vest top. I got lots of compliments and I love it to this day :) xx www.queenieandthedew.com

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  16. love your blog

    Lorilee xoxo

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  17. hah, love this post!

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  18. ahh I have had a gorgeous silky floral kimono from asks in my wardrobe since last summer and it shames me to say I've never chuffing worn it out for the same dilemma! but i shall be donning the kimono at the next sighting of sunshine!!

    alsoooo..loving your column in company =]

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  24. I love how kimono's create an 'i just threw this on, but I look so stylish' vibe, I love my kimonos, definately check out topshop, can't go wrong!
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  25. Pretty sure I would look like an escaped mental patient if I tried to sport a kimono... You could pull it off though!

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