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Outfit Post: Ways To Wear a Kimono

ways to wear a kimono
I’ve got a couple of kimonos in my closet: a silk one and a slouchy patterned one, but I never really wear them that often, especially the former, because I can never think of ways to wear a kimono.

New Look asked me if I’d like to pick a kimono from their Summer collection and challenge myself to style it up three ways and to be honest, I almost turned it down because I’d just resigned myself to them not being my thing. Boy, I’ve worn this lace kimono with almost every outfit since then! Hah! It’s absolutely beautiful. I’ve worn it out shopping, out to dinner twice, for a day working on my new business with Daisy, to a hen party, an afternoon in London with some pals and to a festival. I love a good challenge.

how to style a kimono

wearing a kimono to a festival
I went to see Blur in Hyde Park last weekend which was somuchfun. We picked a spot right in the heart of the crowd at the front and I gotta say, I was completely apprehensive about how feisty it was going to get when Blur kicked off. Man, it was the best! We got thrown around so much, but it made me feel young again and not once did I worry about the million things that spin around in my head all the time. It was the perfect escape. I wore my Minnetonkas (the comfiest shoes I own!), my skinny jeans from Oasis, an old band tee with the sleeves cut off, a big blanket scarf for the afternoon chill and my pretty lace kimono for a nod to the hippy vibe – perfect festival styling. The kimono is actually surprisingly warm, too.

I’m looking forward to packing it for my late summer holiday to wear to wonder down to the beach or for breakfast before we head to the amazing water park. I’m a bit self conscious in a bikini so it will be ideal to throw on as an extra layer when you’re not lazing in the sun. The colour goes with everything, too.

wearing a kimono in summer

new look kimono
I wore the kimono with this navy dress to an afternoon browsing in Camden market. I wanted something a bit dressy, because I mean Camden, but also something comfortable for walking in and nice and breezy for the crazy heat you get in big cities. It worked like a charm. So it turns out I could come up with three ways to wear a kimono – in fact I could come up with eight ways and counting… ;) Loves x xx

Lace Kimono | c/o New Look  //  Navy Dress & Cream Brogues | H&M
Heart Necklace | Next  //  Rope Belt | Haberdashery

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    It’s so pretty! I’m going to have to get myself one of these because they’re are clearly very versatile.