a week of high-waisted shorts. kimono.

i have to admit...i wasn't always a fan of the kimono. they're usually floral and they're usually styled in one of a couple ways...over denim + a crop top, or over a dress.

but let me tell you why: it works. something about the proportions - the length of the kimono, the high-waist and shortness of the shorts (or dress), the midriff bearing crop top - it just works.

i first tested the waters with a long leopard print kimono that i won in a giveaway and paired it with a dress. here i'm pairing a shorter kimono with these high-waisted denim shorts for an easy, casual look. you are guaranteed to have all the pieces in your closet already - tank top, denim shorts, sneakers/sandals/slippers, and lots of jewelry.

have you embraced the kimono trend?
how would you style it...out of the box?

(Deb shops high-waisted shorts & kimono;
Sole Society bucket bag; Ray-ban aviators; Nine West sneakers)

a few you might like:


Always Maylee said...

I love the kimono, so cute and chic!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Ashley said...

I really wish I had picked up a kimono this summer! They just seem like such versatile pieces! I love it over the high-waisted shorts!

Shybiker said...

Wow. I've never worn one of these or even considered them, but it works wonderfully on you. Great idea.

Mree said...

Love that Kimono!!

Diva In Me said...

I didn't have any kimono tops though. I've been trying to look for one but just didn't bump into any. I think it's great for fall too. I'll probably wear something thicker with long sleeve inside and pair it with skinny jeans and a belt over the kimono on the waist.

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

I haven't try a kimono out yet but want to.

Ann Jones said...

Cute look! I have a few kimono tops and I love them :) I like to layer a lot in the fall (since I freeze), this year though we have been going straight from hot summer weather to temps in the 30's!

A Very Sweet Blog said...

I always love to see the different prints. Styled well becks.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Kimonos are surprisingly versatile in terms of styling options. I still haven't found the right one for me yet though.

Fashionable Rose said...

i think the kimono really suits you, i had doubts as well about it but now i think it can transform a simple outfit to a very stylish outfit!

kisses xx Simoni

P.Emily said...

you look great in your kimono!!! i really love kimono but dont know how to mix :(

Elle Sees said...

yesterday i said the cardi was my fave but now i'm saying this way is! you're right--it works!

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