We used to not be on board. After all, it felt as though this kimono thing was just a way to wear your pajamas out of the house. And then we shifted (see what we did there?) our point of view. If the kimono trend was here to stay, well then by gosh we’d make it work!
To be fair, they're sort of a pleasure to wear. A kimono (which is definitely sexier than saying a bathrobe) somehow evokes feelings of carefree living. You know...we're just out on the street....kimono flowing behind us...no rushing...probably sauntering over to a terrace for an Aperol Spritz or some lovely summer afternoon cocktail. But, we digress.
I decided to treat the piece like I would a blazer…which, is probably my favourite and most versatile clothing piece. Taking a page from the Fernanda (my mum) book on How to Look Chic In The City, I felt that the easiest way to wear the trend was as a ‘suit”. I’m not usually one for a full patterned look, but this H&M set just worked. I did very little to amp up the look. Just a plain black bodysuit, neutral-ish Jessica Simpson pumps (look closely, they're cock & they have colorful foil flecks on them!) and a classic Chanel bag.
Sarah went bohemian, and it works SO well on her. Paired with jean shorts (breathe easy…even she had to break down and get a piece of maternity-wear…thanks @destination_maternity!) and strappy almost-flat Madewell sandals, this white H&M patterned kimono reminds us of those Indian print t-shirts we used to wear as teenagers. Ultra-soft, ultra-flowy, ultra-stylish. The minimalist white tank and shorts also allowed her to wear the kimono both open and closed. Yes, please.