How to Wear the Kimono Trend (Style & Shopping Guide)

How to wear a kimono like an it-girl in modern way by Smile Is It ( 1

I’m pretty sure that by now you’ve seen silky kimono robes all over. Maybe you have one or maybe you wonder how to incorporate one in your wardrobe and wear it like an it-girl. I love kimonos! They are an easy way to elevate your simple jeans or shorts look. I like to wear kimonos as cover-ups on the beach and as lightweight comfy vintage-inspired jackets during hot summer months.

Look how dramatically different a simple white t-shirt and a pair of skinny jeans look with a blue maxi kimono. If the budget allows, look for rayon or silk kimonos since they are the ones that will feel especially cool and light. I tried to keep my accessories in the same with kimono color scheme, so the whole look won’t feel too overwhelming. It really was fun to wear and shoot this outfit.

Some suggestions on where to shop for super affordable and some premium kimonos are below ; )

How to wear a kimono like an it-girl in modern way by Smile Is It ( 8


Sanuk Yoga Sling 2 Women’s Sandals – Sanuk – $38
Sanuk ‘Yoga Sling 2’ Sandal – Sanuk – $37.95
Hale Bob Hale Bob | Arden Maxi Kimono | M | Blue – Hale Bob – $242
AMERICA & BEYOND Tie Dye Polka Long Kimono Cover Up – $39.97
Tall Blue Kimono Wrap Wide Leg Romper – Missguided – $59
Verandah Moon/Star Open-Front Hand-Beaded Coverup Kimono – $565
AMUSE SOCIETY Kiki Kimono – Amuse Society – $78
BP. Linen Blend Kimono – BP – $65
Nordstrom Tie Front Kimono – Nordstrom – $59
NEW FRIENDS COLONY Stargazer Kimono – $215
Free People Don’t Know Kimono – Free People – $98
Borgo de Nor Wrap Kimono Printed Dress – $300
Steve Madden Classic Kimono Duster Women’s Clothing – Steve Madden – $49.99
Dressbarn Embroidered Floral Kimono – $29
Hale Bob Hale Bob | Nena Kimono Wrap | L | Blue – Hale Bob – $172
Splendid | Painted Floral Kimono | Xl | Blue – Splendid – $72
Alice + Olivia Alice + Olivia | Kalena Draped Kimono | Xs | Blue – Alice + Olivia – $82.50
Blue & White Palm Kimono Sleeve Maxi Dress – Women – $54.99
Francesca’s Paxton Floral Maxi Kimono – Oxford Blue – Francesca’s – $24.98
ONE by New Friends Colony Stargazer Kimono – $172.80
City Chic Trendy Plus Size Kimono Maxi Dress – City Chic – $101.15
Francesca’s Macey Border Print Maxi Kimono – Oxford Blue – Francesca’s – Sold Out
Urban Outfitters UO Essential Kimono – Urban Outfitters – $54
boohoo Boutique Floral Satin Maxi Kimono – boohoo – $50
boohoo Paisley Maxi Beach Kimono – boohoo – $26
Nordstrom Silk Shrug Kimono – Nordstrom – $53.40

Do you like kimonos like I do? ; )










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  1. I never know how to pull off a kimono without looking overly dramatic. You’ve given me some great ideas! Thanks.

  2. Gosh, you look so chic! I’ve been trying to figure out how to make this look work for my Mom life. This is the way to go!

  3. I love wearing mid-length Kimono, because I am short. And, it hides my muffin top. LOL This is definitely a must have these days.

  4. That’s a cute kimono, and more attractive coz its shades of blue. Your necklace is gorgeous as well!

  5. I always love pairing a kimono with a solid tank or tee. It definitely brings more pop to the kimono design. I’ll have to try a few that you listed here. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh I love the Kimono style robes/sweaters. I always liked longer tunic style shirts and this is just a step away from it. Thanks for the listing of where to buy them, I will look into it.

  7. Oh I love love love it. What a pretty Kimono! I can’t get enough of them at the moment. Will have to add this one to my collection.

  8. I love all of these products! Looking through the list I already have several of the items in my wardrobe! Such cute and beautiful selections.

  9. I love kimonos! I was obsessed with one from the Gabrielle Union collection from New York and Company that had very similar colors. I need to get one!

  10. I love the way you have styled this. I always think I would look a bit silly wearing something so long as I’m quite short but I suppose a shorter styled one would be great x

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