One of my tried and true fashion principles is adding layers and texture. I am not a huge color person – at this stage in my life I really do prefer neutrals for the most part. What I do love is texture, layers, and dimension (these are my favorite things for home design too actually).
I am alllll about a cardigan or jacket, BUT come summertime when it’s 96 degrees outside and billion percent humidity (literally not an exaggeration) I need my layers to be chic without being bulky.
Enter: the kimono – the summer version of a cardigan.During my recent trip to Charleston (which I can’t wait to share more about it!), I wore the off white fringe kimono pictured above pretty much all day, everyday. In terms of versatility and function it just can’t be beat. Plus I consider my style a little boho, so I love the fringe detailing.
Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of duster length kimonos. I’m not the biggest fan of these. Mostly because I’m just afraid I’m going to trip on them. I prefer my kimonos to hit right at my knee. That way I can wear one sleeve off the shoulder if I want to, and not have to worry about tripping on it or dragging it on the ground.
I’ve rounded up a handful kimonos I’ve been eyeing up lately below!