A pretty kimono – two ways

I’m going to be honest, that I didn’t think I could wear a kimono. I don’t really wear too many styles that are flowy and tend to go for more tailored styles.  But when I saw Meg wear this black and rust number out on a date with her hubby and friends, I decided I had to give it a try.

The kimono is the first item in our Versatile Style Series. We’ll take a piece of clothing – classic or a little trendy – and style out the outfit based on our unique approach to dressing and our own personal style. Here’s Meg to tell you how she styled the kimono her way – perfect for a date night or brunch with friends.

The kimono - one of my fondest items.
You wanna know why? Because you can wear them with literally anything at any time of the year. 
For real. Jeans, shorts, skirts, dresses, bathing suits, sandals, heels, whatever your heart desires! 
It is a great alternative to your basic cardigan or blazer.

I paired my kimono as an added layer to my black tank, high-waisted jeans, and open-toe bootie sandals.  This flowy duster gives that extra flair to an ordinary outfit. 

Exact jeans from Nordstrom. (I suggest sizing down. I am wearing a 29.) Booties like I am wearing.

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Ok, Lauren here. Even though I loved the idea of trying out this new look, I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted to wear it. My go to date night outfit almost always means jeans/cute top/heels and I’m done.

We usually keep it semi-casual, but this was the perfect chance to spice things up. But true to my personal style, I paired it with a black pencil skirt (it’s fake leather!) that I’ve had in my closet for more than a year and haven’t found a place to wear it. Sometimes you gotta make your own destiny. :) High Waisted (Minus The) Leather Pencil Skirt. – Currently $20 in ‘Fawn’ or ‘Chocolate’ from Express.

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I’m was pretty surprised how great I felt in this outfit. I think I’m going to let Meg start getting me out of my style comfort zone. :) Check out these darling kimonos that would pair perfectly with jeans, and tailored skirt or even a solid dress. Does a kimono fit into your style? Would you wear it? Let us know! 

 Red Floral Kimono Jacket $69

Red Floral Kimono Jacket $69