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STYLE DIARIES: KIMONO OBSESSION

The kimono obsession is spreading! Find out why everyone needs a kimono this summer.

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A kimono is a traditional Japanese garment in the form of a long, loose robe with wide sleeves, tied with a sash. The word “kimono” means a “thing to wear” (ki “wear” and mono “thing”). The history of the kimono dates back the Heian period (794-1192). In modern Japan, kimonos are mostly worn by women, particularly on special occasions.

KIMONO AS A CURRENT FASHION TREND

The modern cousins of the ancient Japanese garment are being worn by everyone, from celebrities to mums and teenage girls and it’s the one summer trend you should add to your wardrobe. Kimonos are the perfect summer style staple because of their lightweight material, beautifully vibrant designs and laid-back elegance. They are perfect not only for the beach or a summer music festival but also as part of a chic evening outfit.

The kimono is lightweight and oversized which makes it perfect for layering on hot summer days. They come in different lengths, patterns and colours so you can tailor the look to your own style. There are many types of kimonos and endless possibilities to style them which makes them fun and versatile. It can completely transform your outfit, you can wear it as a short jacket, a coat, as a dress on its own, with a bikini, a pair of jeans or shorts, or with anything else that you want!

MY KIMONO LOOK

I styled my long printed kimono from Zara with white jeans, a simple vest top and nude patent heeled sandals. I accessorised the look with a basket bag with sequin palm detail and long stone earrings.

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Glamorous Nude Patent Barely There Block Heeled Sandals, New Look Green Sequin Palm Leaf Basket Bag, ZARA LONG PRINTED KIMONO, Mango Stones earrings, ARABELLA & ADDISON vest top via TK MAXX, White jeans – charity shop find

Magda

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