The American Kimono

What can you wear when it’s cool enough for a cover-up but too warm for a less than breathable jacket? Well one option is a cardigan, but it might look mismatched with something that isn’t feminine and preppy, plus it will hang limp if you leave it unbuttoned. A kimono, usually in chiffon, silk, or satin is lighter than denim or leather and adds an interesting external layer to your look. Unlike a real floor-length kimono with an obi, it doesn’t drag or fasten. When deciding to wear one, you don’t need to put much thought into your outfit to give it the wow factor. Pick a solid top and bottom, add a necklace and electrifying shoes, and with the kimono you’ll look Utsukushii (beautiful in Japanese).

Floral Print Kimono, Topshop- $50

Tulle May Flowers Floral Print Top, Lulus.com- $44

Rose Kimono Jacket, Nastygal.com- $41

Flutter Sky Kimono Jacket, French Connection- $54

*Picture from Asos

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