Simple Ways to Style a Kimono

No, we don’t mean a Japanese kimono that involve several layers. We mean the light, flowy, often colorful kimonos which are popping up everywhere. The kimono is a great way to cover up and add some color to your ensemble while keeping you looking fashion-forward. If you’re not sure how to style a kimono, here’s a rule to consider:

Keep it simple.

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Kimonos in general are very colorful by themselves. It’s best to keep the rest of the outfit fairly neutral.  For example, a basic short dress or a solid-color romper is a perfect base for a kimono.


A white tee with denim is another ensemble idea that will work with a kimono. Depending on the kimono itself, the color of the shirt can change. For example, in the picture above the shirt could be a pale yellow or bright red to accentuate the flowers on the kimono.  Simple.


Swimsuits are the easiest to style with a kimono – it’s simply used as a cover-up. Simple.


Pairing a kimono with a monochrome outfit is another great way to style a kimono…simple!

When you are in a rush and want to spice up your t-shirt and jeans, throw on a kimono and feel free to wow people as your kimono billows out behind you!

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