INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
5 WAYS TO LOOK COOL IN A KIMONO THIS SUMMER
By Rebecca Wade, 1 August 2017
Pretty in pink
If you’re searching for a zero-effort outfit upgrade for that BBQ you have this Saturday, consider this. Start off with a simple white dress (a fail-safe summer essential) but pair with a pink printed kimono to take it from basic to brilliant with ease. Keep it playful by clashing up the florals and ruffle detailing with your go-to sneaks, or give your look the holiday treatment with a pair of statement sliders.
If you’re keen to rep a kimono this summer, go hard by opting for intricate paisley prints and rustic hues. Drape your free-spirit staple over mid-rise denim cut-offs and a breezy vest. To finish? Think Western-influenced jewellery and a dusky pink fedora.
Adding a statement layer to your classic jeans-and-a-top combo will breathe new life into your summer-in-the-city steez. This #AsSeenOnMe pic makes a major case for animal print. Top tip? Go XXL on the length but balance out the fierce pattern with muted, peachy tones and vintage-wash denim. Finish with relaxed, leather sliders for effortless cool.
Stripe it right
If subtle’s more your thing, this casj greyscale print is not only the perfect pair-with-everything piece but is also a nod to this season's so-now stripes. By day, complete the look with relaxed mom jeans and dainty lace-up pumps. Or, for a cute colour pop, up the fancy with suede red heels, plus glitzy bling.