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How to wear a kimono 3 ways

With summer here but always hiding behind the clouds at some point, I find that I need to layer up each day to deal with all great British weather eventualities. The kimono is great for this and a key trend piece this season.

Now I’m not normally a floaty, waspish fashion piece kind of a girl. I’m normally into my structured blazers, skinny fit jeans and clear lines. But the kimono is a winner this season. A great way to bring print into your wardrobe without being too much and perfect for those summer days where you want to have a little covering without having to grab a sweater.

How to wear a kimono 3 ways

New Look have a great range of kimonos which I have browsed here and I got to test out this Red Ethnic Print Kimono* recently. The aim was to style in three ways and it really is a great throw on piece that can make can make an outfit.

How to wear a kimono 3 ways

Picnic in the the park

I braved the sunshine and promise of 20 degree heat for a little breather in the park. Taking my Barbour picnic blanket, fresh strawberries and alcohol free fizz; I headed to the recreation ground with my current great read; Agatha Christie’s autobiography.

How to wear a kimono 3 ways

Kimono by New Look*, Tshirt by Asos, Shorts by Fat Face*, Shoes by La Redoute

 

Luckily the sun was out most of the time but the wind did pick up so it was nice to have some coverage over my shoulders.

Office Outfit

I love how this ethnic print works well with most things I own. I’m not normally a massive fan of red but it works this summer and I’m stepping outside my comfort zone. For the day job the kimono means I can be cool in the office when the day gets humid, wearing a summery vest top but be covered up and work appropriate.

How to wear a kimono 3 ways

Kimono by New Look*, Top by Finery London, Trousers by Gap, Bag by Fiorelli at Kaleidoscope*, Shoes by Kaleidoscope*

 

I like how the ethnic print works with the spots on my trousers without being too much. Be brave and mix your prints this season.

Date Night

Finally I styled the red ethnic print kimono for date night. We were heading to a Mexican restaurant so I thought this was a great way to add a little colour and texture to my evening’s outfit.

How to wear a kimono 3 ways

Kimono by New Look*, Top by Finery London, Jeans by Mint Velvet, Shoes by Zalando*

 

I kept a clean line and neutral pallet with a black top and skinny jeans and allowed the kimono to do the talking. A great date night outfit.

How to wear a kimono 3 ways

New Look have a great range of kimonos available here; ranging from longline and short, fringed or embroidered, detailed print or colour blocked; there’s one for everyone.

Photos by Mr LadyM.


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