The paisley print silk kimono, take two...
Yes, you've seen the silk kimono before, with a pink dress... And yes, I was wearing the same sunglasses and a (different) strand of pearls then, too:
That was the glam version; this one is more casual and subdued. Well, a bit more casual, maybe with just a hint of glam...
The point is, a fringed kimono can go from casual to glam, depending on what you wear with it.
I know: it would probably look good with distressed jeans and a graphic t-shirt, too. But you won't see that on me: it's a bit too much boho for my taste. It's the distressed jeans; that's just not me. The graphic t-shirt, on the other hand, I think you can never have too many of those.
Anyway, I wanted to put together a bit more sophisticated, yet still casual look, with more structured elements to contrast with the freewheeling hippie vibe of the kimono. In other words, I decided to treat the kimono as a luxurious piece: something evoking the elegance of the roaring 20's rather than the 60's flower children...
kimono: Esprit / t-shirt: Esprit (old) / trousers: marks and Spencer (old) / shoes: Clarks (old) /
sunglasses: Marimekko / bag: Gloria Ortiz (old) / necklace : Snö of Sweden (old)
How would you wear this kimono?
PS: have you seen the new Dilettante Artist post?
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