Goodbye Cardigan, Hello Kimono! June 01 2016, 0 Comments
Although my love for cardigans runs deep, my lust for the kimonos runs even deeper, and thus I find myself extravagantly cheating on the cardigan. But hey, a girl needs some variety, am I right ladies?! Plus, it’s certainly that time of the year to say “goodbye” to a few things (at least for a while) and “hello” to new things that bring positivity and enrich our lives. And the kimono certainly does just that. A bohemian, chic addition to any wardrobe is the perfect start to a new year.
As we drift into the New Year, like the easy flow of the kimono, we keep in mind the things we’d like to improve upon for the upcoming twelve months. It may be as simple as reading three new books, or making sure we get more relaxation, or the traditional eating healthy and working out. One year, I made a promise to myself to attend more live shows and concerts, which is now a usual resolution to top the year before. No matter what your resolutions have been in the past, it’s safe to say that not many of them, no matter how good our intentions, seemed to be followed through (at least not for me anyway). If you’ve stuck with a resolution, then I most certainly applaud you.
I believe resolutions can be made any time of the year, doesn’t have to be a special occasion or holiday to make a positive change in your life. And that goes for fashion too. Sure, it’s fun to follow the seasonal trends and keep up with the times, but a fashion change in your own wardrobe is something very personal. And hey, you may start a unique trend of your own. That’s why I love the kimono jacket. It’s wonderfully unique on each person. Especially, within each kimono’s attributes – the length, pattern, fringe, no fringe, long bell sleeves, short square sleeves – all of these details makes the style one-of-a-kind. And how you wear it is just a unique. Sure, it’s been trended to be more bohemian in style, paired with cut-off shorts, a band tee and biker booties, but the kimono can be styled in so many ways. It can be worn casually as described or dressed up with a simple black dress and platforms, or with sleek slacks and a white tank and pumps, or layered with jeans and a sequin top and high-heel sandals. The list is endless, but enough about how I would wear it. It’s up to you to make it as unique as you are!
Cheers to a wonderful New Year, and to sticking to our resolutions as easily as it is to wear the kimono!
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Western Roses Lace Kimono