How to Style a Kimono & Fab Friday Link Up!

July 14, 2017
There is no question that kimonos are huge this season and I can totally understand why. Don't you feel instantly pretty when you put one on? Maybe it's the exotic origins of this garment but there's something chic and fancy about kimonos. The beautiful prints and flattering flowy shape dress you up while being the perfect cover up for a breezy summer day.
So today I'm going to give you some ideas on how to style this traditional Japanese piece of clothing. The one I'm wearing is by Pepe Jeans. It's currently 50% off, unfortunately it's sold out online but you can still find it in stores. This is actually a sneak peek of Monday's post which is going to be a Madrid Fashion Shopping Guide.

Without further ado here are my favorite ways to style a kimono.

Kimono + jeans + plain tee
This is my favorite type of combination. It's comfortable and versatile. You can wear it to work (perfect for us teachers!) or for a night out just changing your accessories. You can wear your kimono with:

  • boyfriend jeans and a lace trim top
  • a crisp white button down shirt and distressed skinny jeans
  • a pair of shorts and a plain top

The cover-up
One of the many uses of the kimono is to wear over your swimsuit/bikini at the beach or as a gown over your underwear at home.

The boho look
I'm thinking kimono over lace dress and a fringed bag...the kind of thing you'd wear to a music festival.

The kimono dress
Not much styling needed. Grab your favorite basket bag and sandals and you are ready to go.

The long kimono/duster
All kimonos look great with a pair of jeans and a plain tee. However, you can add an element of bohemian romance by styling this type of kimono over a solid slip dress.

Are you a fan of kimonos? How do you style yours?
xo Cristina

I often talk about the importance of bloggers collaborating with each other. In fact, a few weeks ago I posted A Guide to Fashion Blogger Linkups because I think they are a remarkable way to promote your blog and to connect with fellow bloggers. So this week I'm co-hosting the Fabulous Friday linkup with the lovely and sweet Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots. Click on the InLinkz button at the end of this post to share your style with us and meet other fabulous bloggers!

Fabulous Friday1 A Pocketful of Polka Dots, Fabulous Friday Linky Party
Meet your host for Fabulous Friday, Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots. ∼ Hey y'all, I'm Jennie and I am a 47 year old frugal fashionista! I am mom to two wonderful (and handsome!) sons and one very spoiled Pomeranian. After spending most of my life in black and boring clothes, I now enjoy trying new trends, am a confessed shoeaholic, believe life is too short for boring hair, and never met a polka dot I didn't like. I am also an avid photographer, reader of Jane Austen, Paleo/Primal enthusiast, and lover of DIY. You can follow me here ∼

My favorite look last week was from Audrey of Five Foot Nothing Shopping. Isn't this outfit the cutest thing? Make sure you check her out!


  1. I've been loving kimonos for the summer!! They are the best way to add a topper, but not overheat!!

  2. Cristina, I am so happy to have you join me this week as co-host! Thank you.

    Your kimono is fabulous! I really like the dark floral and shorter length. They really do elevate basics so well. I enjoyed seeing the other ideas you had for styling them. I usually style mine with jeans or shorts and a tee or tank. I need to try them with some dress options for more variety.

  3. That is a great kimono! Hope you can join my Fancy Friday linkup!

  4. Thanks for co-hosting! Your kimono is so pretty and you styled it beautifully.

  5. I am so glad you are co-hosting Fab Friday dear Cristina. You look great as always. Love that kimono, I need one, too.

    BTW, I finally e-mailed you about co-hosting so please check that out. I am so sorry it took me so long but I have been so busy this month at work and had a lot going on at home, too.

  6. Love kimonos as well ! xxx

  7. Me encanta ese kimono, es perfecto para esta epoca del año, el collar es super bonito tambien!


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