How to Style a Silk Kimono, part 2

pattern mixing

So, finally, the outfit I was wearing on New Year’s Eve…

Yes, this is what I decided to wear to that big, fancy, 7 course dinner on New Year’s Eve. After I decided that the high-waisted black trousers would just make me feel uncomfortable, I rushed back to the hotel room to change. Lucky for me, the fancy dinner was in our hotel, so a quick change of clothes was easy. 

However, as I had a very limited travel wardrobe, and hardly anything (besides the black high-waisted trousers and this silk kimono) that could be described as ‘formal’, I had to improvise. So, this is not a ‘plan B‘ outfit but rather a ‘let’s just throw something together in 5 minutes and see what happens‘ outfit…

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I paired the kimono with a simple t-shirt and the wide-leg polka dot trousers you’ve seen featured on the blog a million times. I know, this is a rather casual combination, but I thought that the kimono is the statement piece in this outfit, elevating it to the next level. And I  was counting on real pearls and a Chanel bag to add a little sophistication, giving the outfit a ‘bohemian chic’ vibe…

Klaus Haapaniemi kimono

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Outfit details:
kimono: Klaus Haapaniemi / t-shirt: Vila (old) / trousers: Zara (old) /
shoes: Clarks (old) / sunglasses: Woobs / bag: Chanel
location: hotel Quinta da Casa Branca (Funchal, Madeira)


Which one is favourite, this outfit, or the kimono and black trousers combo?

Linking up with:

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  1. 20 January 2020 / 3:12 pm

    I think that your kimono is so versatile and stunning that you can wear it in lots of different combos and it always looks gorgeous!. I liked the cool and elegant vibe of a pair of black trousers, but the polka dots trousers are particularly lovely and have a nice drapey too, so they look more interesting and unexpected. And comfort is first!

    • Tiina
      22 January 2020 / 9:20 am

      Thanks! Believe it or not, I always find this kimono a bit of a challenge to style, even though I really love it. This was my first attempt at ‘thinking outside the box’, though, and I’m surprised how well it worked.

    • Tiina
      22 January 2020 / 9:21 am

      Oh yes, comfort is key, absolutely! I prefer the black trousers, though…

  2. 21 January 2020 / 12:16 am

    Yup, nailed it – I wouldn’t have expected this to work but it does

    • Tiina
      22 January 2020 / 9:22 am

      Thanks! I was surprised how well this worked, too.

  3. 21 January 2020 / 6:34 am

    Your kimono is just so beautiful , I think it would certainly elevate anything to the next level. Your wear it so beautifully Tiina.

    • Tiina
      22 January 2020 / 9:23 am

      Thanks, Jill. I’m still looking for ‘the perfect combination’, though.

    • Tiina
      24 January 2020 / 11:24 am

      Thanks, Michelle! It’s one of my favourite pieces, too.

  4. 24 January 2020 / 6:22 am

    Great mix of print. These pants with dots are sp special as they seem not to be in a regular pattern like polka dots. Love them on you. Great look.

    • Tiina
      24 January 2020 / 11:26 am

      Thanks, Nicole. I’ve had these trousers for a long time, and they’re starting to show some wear and tear. But I hesitate to get rid of them, mainly because I find the floaty wide-leg style so flattering.

  5. Flora
    25 January 2020 / 9:37 pm

    Next time wear what is comfortable, skip the dinner and order room service 🙂

    • Tiina
      29 January 2020 / 4:28 pm

      Ha ha! Yes, room service would be my first choice, too…

  6. thestylesplash
    25 January 2020 / 11:46 pm

    Your kimono is beautiful! You definitely want to be comfortable on holiday…especially for a seven course dinner! I found people dress quite casually in Funchal anyway – I felt way overdressed when I went out one evening in a long black dress. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • Tiina
      29 January 2020 / 4:26 pm

      Thanks, Emma! yes, comfort is everything, and it was a really big dinner! Yes, people dress quite casually in Funchal (almost as casually as we dress in Finland, so I never feel overdressed there), but I wanted to make an effort for change.

  7. 27 January 2020 / 1:31 pm

    it’s such a beautiful kimono, however you wear it! it’s so nice with the burgundy and a fun print mix with the polka dots here 🙂

    Hope that your week is off to a good start! We had a relaxing day today with the public holiday 🙂 Thanks for joining the weekday wear link up!

    • Tiina
      29 January 2020 / 4:27 pm

      Thanks, Mica!

  8. mummabstylish
    29 January 2020 / 10:04 pm

    Beautiful Tiina, thanks for sharing today. Jacqui x

    • Tiina
      31 January 2020 / 11:06 am

      Thanks, Jacqui.

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