It’s like throwing on a sweater, but cooler.
One of the many things I love about winter is wrapping up in a giant open waterfall sweater. It’s that mindset that sold me on kimonos – you can wrap up in them even when it’s starting to get warm outside. Which is exactly what I did last week – wrapped up in this velvet cut out kimono from Fiore Boutique.
Side Note: When Fiore says they’re having a BOGO sale on their clearance wrack, drop everything and get in there. If only to beat me to deals like this kimono which I got along with a pair of jeans for TWENTY DOLLARS TOTAL. BOOM.
Look how a simple pair of jeans and a white *cough* maternity *cough cough* shirt are dressed up by the easy addition of the kimono.
Because this velvet wrap is so big and bold on my frame, I thought I’d answer the big and bold with some layered bracelets and a chunky watch. While most of the time the secret to styling things is balance, the balance in this case would be to balance out my small arms with chunky bracelets.
I first fell in love with this kimono months ago when I talked about it in one of my segments. In that segment I remember saying I would pair it with something white to get the print to stand out, but you can just as easily wear it with an all black ensemble. The texture it would add to a black t-shirt and jeans would scream effortlessly cool. Not to mention how much it would elevate a plain LBD.
I’ve got the very black dress in mind in my closet…
You want other ways to wear it? OKAY! If you’re hoping to pull out a kimono like this in the dead of winter (make sure it’s got a winter-appropriate fabric like velvet, or darker colors) you could belt it over a thin turtle neck with jeans and boots. Or wear it with a long sleeve shirt tucked into a mini skirt with tights and booties.
Have I proven my point that this thing is versatile? Hope so. :)
Here is a link to a similar one so you can get in on the kimono party (shoes are also from Fiore, jeans are from Old Navy)! And here is my spring version of a great kimono outfit.