Spring Fashion Trend: Kimono Jackets

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Kimono Jacket Trend

Photo Credits: 1. Miley Cyrus 2. L'Wren Scott Spring 2011 RTW 3. Lookbook

Back in October, Elle predicted that Asian-inspired silhouettes would be a spring trend after designers like Diane von Furstenberg, L'Wren Scott and Louis Vuitton featured looks in their collections influenced by the East. Now that the runway trends are finally beginning to hit stores, the most popular item that follows this trend is the kimono-style jacket.

The kimono-style jacket is a great alternative to a cardigan or lightweight jacket, making it perfect for the gorgeous springtime weather. Adding a kimono jacket to your wardrobe is an easy and stylish way to update your look for spring. Also, these jackets can easily be mixed-and-matched with many items -- from jeans and a tee to a formal LBD -- making them great investment pieces.

Want to see more? Read on for some examples of kimono-style jackets and ways to wear them:

Hot Picks

Whether your style is girly, edgy or anything in-between, you'll be sure to find a kimono jacket that matches your personal aesthetic. Here are just a few of the fabulous ones I found online:

Kimono Style Jackets

Top: Dark Floral Print, Purple SilkKnitted Pointelle
Bottom: Blue Floral Print, Lacy Striped, Apricot Colored

Try it Out

Still not sure about this trend? Here are two easy ways to incorporate a kimono-style jacket into your wardrobe:

Casual & Chic

Kimono Jacket Outfit for Day

Kimono Jacket, Tee, Necklace, Shorts, Ring, Flats

This is a great way to wear a kimono-style jacket for class or just for running errands. I paired this paisley jacket with a basic plum-colored tee and some laid-back denim cutoffs. Add some yellow flats for a bright pop of color and accessorize with a burnished gold necklace and matching ring.

Fancy Schmancy

Kimono Jacket Outfit for Night

Kimono Jacket, Dress, Clutch, Earrings, Pumps

For a more formal event, wear a kimono jacket with your fave LBD to give it a fresh new look. This jacket from Topshop is slightly sheer with some delicate detailing, which makes it translate well into an evening look. Add a sleek clutch and some neutral-colored pumps, and finish this outfit off with some elegant earrings.


What do you think of this trend? Is it something you would wear? Which kimono-style jacket is your fave? How would you wear one? Be sure to leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

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