It’s there in the window of practically every chic boho store – the trendy kimono, often flaunting an incredibly appealing tropical print. Patterned with palm trees, flamingos and botanical florals in bloom, you may be tempted by the fabulous print, but weary about actually wearing it outside the house. Though the pyjama trend may certainly be stylish, the last thing you want to do is look like you have mistakenly left home in your loungewear robe.
Often, we can overthink the stying of an outfit. Our brains work on overtime, envisioning the various other items in our wardrobe that the design will match, as we attempt to create mental images of potential outfits. But with kimonos, this is absolutely the wrong strategy to take. It’s quite simple really, requiring the most basic attire: a plain T-shirt and a pair of skinny jeans or shorts – hey even a snug fitting dress.
Add more layers than that, and you risk looking like your outfit is overly layered, over-thought and overall, the opposite of effortless. Kimonos, in my opinion, should look like they were thrown on haphazardly; an afterthought!
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