I saw this image a while back and haven’t been able to get over it since. Not only do I dig Alexa Chung’s funky-geeky style that she shares fearlessly, I also love a kimono. Like a lot.
We talk a good bit about simple combinations and ways to up your style game without having to work too hard here on TME. This, ladies, is one sure fire way to look and feel awesome…without having to lift a finger. Okayokay, so you have to lift one finger to click ‘buy’ and you may have to lift your entire arm (or two) to put the kimono on, but seriously. A kimono should be in the dictionary under ‘effortless’ – it’s that easy to style and wear.
It does all of the heavy lifting for you, really. Meaning, you don’t need to add much else to an outfit when a kimono is involved. I wouldn’t go all birthday suit with it, but be a basic B underneath. Let me show you…
It’s as simple as throwing on a tee, jeans, sandals (or booties) and a kimono…and girl, you are done.
I feel crazy good with a kimono on. Every single time I throw it on. It makes me want to dance through a field of sunflowers to the sound of ‘If You’re Going to San Francisco’, while braiding flower crowns. Cams, you’re weird. So I don’t really do that, but you get the idea. It’s a feminine, freeing, relaxed style that needs. to. be. on. you.
Don’t believe me? Wear one. You’ll feel like flitting around like a weirdo too…or not, but you’ll love it. Promise.
How I Wore it:
necklace: Necessary Clothing Sequoia Necklace – love this thing…gives me just the right touch of boho.
top: Everlane’s Ryan Tank (wearing size Small for reference)
jeans: Banana Republic Indigo Skinny Anke Jean, cuffed for more fun. I’m all about that fun. They have a higher waist which equals happiness for mamas everywhere.
belt: old thrift find. Nordstrom has a similar braided style.
booties: Sole Society fringe bootie, no longer available. Steve Madden’s Ponccho bootie is all fringy and cute.
images: Brandon Brown Photography