3 Ways to Style A Kimono For Summer + Mixing Floral and Gingham

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Happy Monday! If you’re anything like me, you see a clothing item and you immediately style it in your head. I’m pretty sure I get this trait from my mom. When I saw this gorgeous floral kimono, I instantly had several ideas of how I wanted to wear it. Although the temperature in Birmingham is in the 90s, this kimono is very lightweight. It’s also the perfect way to give your outfit a polished look. I’ve worn it to work over a tank top dress, which otherwise wouldn’t be work appropriate.  Kimonos are huge right now, largely due to their versatility; they’re perfect as a swimsuit cover up, as well as with shorts, jeans, or a dress. I had great feedback when I shared several ways to style the white dress last week, so I wanted to share several ways to style a kimono, too. This SheIn kimono runs true to size; I’m wearing a size small. I’m very impressed with the price and quality.

3 Ways to Style A Kimono:

With Shorts/Pattern Mixing:

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I am a huge fan of gingham. It’s a pattern that screams summer/spring fashion. These pink gingham shorts are absolutely adorable and paired perfectly with the kimono. I ordered these two pieces together and was glad the patterns worked together like I envisioned. The key to mixing patterns is keeping them in the same color family/scale.  These shorts do run a little small, so I sized up and they fit perfectly.

With A Dress:

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Y’all know I’m a huge dress girl because they are soooo comfortable. Kimonos are usually a little oversized, so the key to style them is with something fitted. My dress was not fitted, so I added a belt. This outfit gave me major Blair Waldorf vibes with the headband.  I am so glad that headbands are in style right now.

With Jeans:

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Although I’m not a big jean person, I love these Mott and Bow jeans. I always wear a larger jean size than dress size because I never want my jeans too tight. These are very flattering and the kimono gives it a more polished look.

Which look is your favorite?

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19 Comments

    • abyersguide
      Author
      June 3, 2019 / 8:39 am

      Thank you so much, Katherine! You’re so sweet.

    • abyersguide
      Author
      June 3, 2019 / 8:38 am

      Thank you so much, Jennifer!

  1. June 3, 2019 / 9:19 am

    How do you pick a favorite? I love them all so much but I think #1 might be the winner. Those shorts are amazing on you!

    • abyersguide
      Author
      June 3, 2019 / 9:22 am

      You are so sweet! Thank you so much, Court! I think I agree too. It’s the most “different” of them all.

  2. June 3, 2019 / 10:43 am

    I like that with a kimono you can totally ‘make’ an outfit!

    • abyersguide
      Author
      June 3, 2019 / 11:54 am

      Thank you so much! I agree, it really can make a plain outfit.

  3. June 3, 2019 / 11:44 am

    I love it with the gingham shorts! So cute for the summer!

    • abyersguide
      Author
      June 3, 2019 / 11:48 am

      Aw thank you! So sweet of you. Happy Monday.

  4. June 4, 2019 / 4:43 am

    The kimino is gorgeous on you Courtney !! It is a very pretty print and I am glad it is lightweight . Sorry it is in the 90s already there. The shorts are adorable , I like the gingham look and the bow is a nice feature. It goes so well with a white dress , a win win and i love the headband . I don’t see you in jeans often but you totally are rocking them with the white top . I will go with the gingham look as winner , but not by much. You are such an inspiration to us in taking the time to show us all your clothing looks every week Courtney, I just want to say I appreciate it and all you do. Thanks for the summer inspiration links, Take care Dear, Terri xo.

    • abyersguide
      Author
      June 9, 2019 / 9:35 pm

      Thank you so much, Terri! I am getting use to the heat. You are so sweet. I think the gingham is my favorite too. That is so sweet of you to say. I appreciate your kindness. I love sharing several ways to style looks. I hope you enjoyed the features.

      • June 10, 2019 / 4:37 am

        You are so welcome, it is easy to be kind to you Courtney! I do enjoy the features. I sent an e-mail that my blog friend Olya was hosting a styling event see what you think, Terri xo.

  5. Lizzie
    June 5, 2019 / 4:30 pm

    I seriously want all of your outfits! That kimono is gorgeous and so versatile! Perfect for summertime 🙂

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    • abyersguide
      Author
      June 5, 2019 / 8:01 pm

      You are so sweet! Thank you, Lizzie.

    • abyersguide
      Author
      June 9, 2019 / 8:22 pm

      Thank you so much, Tara!

  6. Lindsey Puls
    June 9, 2019 / 2:36 am

    I love each of these styles, Courtney. I also LOVE your bags you’re featuring here. I want them all!

    • abyersguide
      Author
      June 9, 2019 / 8:21 pm

      You so sweet, thank you!

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