Inspired by Japanese kimonos, kimono jackets and cover-ups have been everywhere this spring. Though usually covered in bold, eye-catching prints, they can come in any color or style–and they’re crazy versatile! Throw one over your swimsuit, use one as a lightweight layer in the summer months, or pull one on when a simple outfit needs extra oomph. Though kimonos are trendy, they definitely deserve a place in your closet.
This week’s Find is a unique printed kimono from Target. It stands out from the crowd with its multicolored, boho-inspired print. Cinching in the back gives it a flattering shape, and there’s even some cute crochet detailing on the sleeves. It comes in a wide range of sizes, too. Overall, it’s a deal at less than $23!
Xhilaration Printed Kimono – $22.99 at Target
Though you could add this find to all kinds of outfits, here are a few beginner-friendly ways to style a printed kimono:
Try this sweet, All-American look for a summer barbecue, date, or other casual event. Start with a flirty white lace dress, which acts as a simple base to highlight the kimono layer. Suede booties and a fringe necklace add to the southwestern, boho feel. Lastly, accessorize with classic wayfarer sunglasses, and paint your nails a pretty red hue to match the colors in the kimono.
This summery, boho look would be perfect for exploring around town or heading to an outdoor concert. Start with a comfy white tank and denim shorts, then throw on the kimono for some print and color. Lace-up gladiator sandals add a trendy element. For accessories, stack some bold rings, and for a final contrasting pop of color, grab a yellow suede bucket bag.
This outfit offers a sleek, stylish way to dress up a kimono for a night out. Start with white skinny jeans and a black crop top. A crop top works well since after you throw on the kimono, you’ll still be showing a bit of skin. Trendy block heel sandals will give you some height, and for a bold pop of color, grab a red clutch to pair with the kimono.
Are you a fan of kimonos? How would you wear one? Which look is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!