The Edgy Kimono

how to wear a kimono

How to glam up a denim pencil skirt?

Well, I could wear it with this old silk kimono (you’ve seen it before HERE), add a few necklaces and a wide belt. Yes, that might work…

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I suppose I could wear this kimono with a simple black pencil skirt, or black trousers, but I prefer a bit more of a rock and roll / punk vibe. Therefore, I also added a few accessories to give this outfit a slightly tougher edge: the studded belt and the leather and chain necklaces provide a nice contrast with the delicate silk.

I think it’s important to make any outfit your own, in the sense that it should reflect your personality. For example, anything soft and silky and delicate scares me a bit: it’s a bit too sweet and girly for my taste (but I love seeing it on other people). Maybe, deep down,  I’m just a  rock chick…

how to wear a kimono

Outfit details:

kimono: Mango (old) / denim skirt: kappAhl / shoes: Clarks /
bag: Chanel / belt: Robako Ceintures (old) / sunglasses: Cutler and Gross / 

necklaces: Snö (pearl necklace), L.K.Bennett (leather chain link necklace) / 

Do you wear kimonos?

Tiina
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22 Comments

  1. Patti
    May 1, 2016 / 11:12 am

    Love, love this combination of denim and silk! You look fantastic, xoxPattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      May 2, 2016 / 6:19 pm

      Thanks, Patti!

  2. Shybiker
    May 1, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    I admit to not having a clue about kimonos so I leave advanced items like that to you and your fellow fashion-masters. It's natural that you don't like outfits too girly because you are, in a word, TOUGH. A tough woman. If I ever get in trouble, I hope you'll be there to start swingin…

    • Tiina L
      May 2, 2016 / 6:20 pm

      Yes, I'm a tough woman…

  3. Suzanne Carillo
    May 1, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    Oooh…loving this take on a belted kimono! bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      May 2, 2016 / 6:21 pm

      I've had the kimono for years, don't wear it very often, though. Maybe I should wear it more.

  4. Natalia Lialina
    May 1, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    I really like how you styled it with the black studded belt and the way you mixed necklaces, Tiina! Beautiful kimono, and you made it your own! I only have a kimono style dress and kimono style cardigan, so I haven't tried to style a kimono blouse/jacket yet. I guess I'm waiting to find what suites my personality. 🙂

    • Tiina L
      May 2, 2016 / 6:21 pm

      Thanks, Natalia! I'd love a kimono style dress, that sounds perfect.

  5. Nancy's Fashion Style
    May 2, 2016 / 6:30 am

    I love the way you personalised this outfit!

    • Tiina L
      May 2, 2016 / 6:22 pm

      Thanks, Nancy!

  6. Fashion Snobber
    May 2, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Love this kimono, is very chic! Great choice! *_*Lunahttp://www.fashionsnobber.com

    • Tiina L
      May 2, 2016 / 6:22 pm

      Thanks, Luna!

  7. No Fear of Fashion
    May 2, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    I was very surprised to see the kimono came from Mango. I thought it was really expensive. Good choice and perfect styling. I am going to try a belt too. Although… I don't have your hourglass figure..Hmmm maybe not such a good idea for me after all.Greetje

    • Tiina L
      May 3, 2016 / 4:08 pm

      Yes, I was amazed, too, as I don't often buy anything by Mango (I hate 'fast fashion', and can't stand polyester). And it's silk! Every now and then there a little gem to be found, even in fast fashion…

  8. Jessica Jannenga
    May 3, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    Love the kimono very nice on with the belt, looks great with the denim skirt. I dont have a kimono but like how they look on others. Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesdayjess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Tiina L
      May 5, 2016 / 8:13 am

      Thank you, Jessica.

  9. jodie filogomo
    May 4, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    What a great idea to belt the kimono—sometimes I wonder how I don't think of these things myself?? It looks perfect!jodiewww.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      May 5, 2016 / 8:14 am

      Thanks, Jodie. I always wear a belt with something like this, otherwise the kimono would make me look twice my size!

  10. Doused In Pink
    May 5, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Your kimono is so pretty! I love how it looks belted!JillDoused In Pink

    • Tiina L
      May 5, 2016 / 10:34 pm

      Thanks, Jill!

  11. Garaytreasures
    May 6, 2016 / 12:21 am

    I have a denim skirt that I need to try edgier pieces with. Cute top. Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"Rachel xohttp://garaytreasures.com

    • Tiina L
      May 6, 2016 / 9:02 am

      Thanks, Rachel.

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