With fall in full swing in the northern hemisphere, you might be feeling compelled to rearrange your closet. Trading out shorts for sweaters and bathing suits for flannels, you might be wondering how’s the best way to transition through the change in the weather. At KIM+ONO, transition pieces happen to be our specialty. We love wearing a kimono robe as the perfect piece to bring you from those hot, muggy, summer months to the cool, crisp winter days. With the million ways you can wear our handcrafted pieces, your kimono style can effortlessly flow through fall.
Some of our favorite ways to wear a kimono robe is as a lightweight layer. Whether you’re wearing it at work, at home, or out and about at night, your kimono robe transforms for any occasion. While we think each of these pieces are statement pieces, you can use your kimono robe to dress up an already exciting sartorial choice, bring a pop of color and design to a monochromatic outfit, or create a statement with the beauty and softness of silk. From our kimono jackets to our long black kimono robes, there’s a little something for everyone. So this week, we’re rounding up the layers we love and want to know — what’s your favorite kimono style and what layer are you going to try this fall?
Jumpsuits are having a moment, and to be honest, we hope the moment lasts. We love the variety of ways jumpsuits can work for any atmosphere. From wearing a funky short jumpsuit on a first date to a beautiful option for your bridal shower, jumpsuits are perfect pieces that, by design, are a perfect outfit as is. And that’s why we love adding the lightweight layer of a kimono robe to bring this standalone beauty to a whole new level. With this kimono style, you can elevate an everyday jumpsuit you might wear to the office with a long, flowing drape of handpainted silk. Staying in the same color palette helps to bring the two statement pieces together to make one bold fashion choice. Finish off the look with a pair of neutral, low-heeled slip on shoes and you have both ease and dynamism from head to toe.
You may be thinking of kimono robes as something just meant for lounging. And while we agree — lounging in a kimono robe is a luxury we hope you get to do every day — your kimono style can extend far beyond the four walls of your home. In fact, you don’t need to be going to a fancy party, a wedding, or a date night to be wearing a statement piece like this. Your kimono style can be as easy as wearing it with a camisole and jeans. In fact, this is one of our favorite ways to style your kimono robe look. The simplicity of jeans and a white camisole let your kimono robe shine. Wearing a handpainted silk, the cherry blossoms pop against the complementary color and texture of the denim. And a white camisole or t-shirt brings to life the botanical designs with a veritable blank canvas look underneath. We love this look for running to the grocery store, picking your kids up from school, or even just taking a walk around the neighborhood. Whatever your favorite fall activity is, this kimono style is the perfect layer in which to enjoy it.
One of the biggest pieces of feedback you’ve given us is wanting a short kimono jacket to add to your kimono collection. Well, you spoke and we listened. Earlier this year, we rolled out our first dedicated kimono jacket and this may be the lightweight layer your closet has been needing. Pairing this with a neutral pencil skirt makes a gorgeous look for the office or any important meetings. It’s a dream to wear with jeans over a sweater or blouse. Or, tie the sash tight and make your kimono jacket the entire look. Whatever way you wear yours, it has a gentle flow to bring a little femininity and luxury to your wardrobe.
You are beautiful, strong, and a work of art. You are the modern woman. And you deserve a long black kimono robe in your closet. This handpainted kimono robe is all sophistication. With it’s beautifully handpainted peacock and cherry blossom design, this piece is the star of your sartorial show. The 100% silk flows gorgeously and the color of this long black kimono robe is the ultimate show-stopper. We suggest pairing it with its exact opposite, white, for a powerful and beautiful look. This monochromatic backdrop sets the scene to showcase the handcrafted design of the peacock and cherry blossoms. It’s a sophisticated piece that’s easy to love.
Fall can be tricky. You don’t want to be too hot or too cold, but it’s so hard to plan in advance. That’s the beauty of this floral kimono cardigan — it’s unlined, lightweight, and the perfect complement to give you just a touch more warmth without going overboard. Not to mention it’s a gorgeous, minimal design to bring your whole look together. And with a forest green that’s both unexpected and grounding, you’ll be sure to turn heads in this sweet floral kimono cardigan. Swap out your heavy sweaters or outdated transitional pieces for something that strikes both subtly and statement. Not to mention, the softness of our charmeuse blend will have you never wanting to wear anything else.
Fall is the perfect time to explore your closet and bring some new pieces to the forefront. Playing with layers can give you a whole new feel and attitude as you head into your day. So which kimono styles are you ready to try? Are you pulled toward the jumpsuit layer or interested in trying our a kimono jacket? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and as always, tag us on Instagram @kimandono_ and #swaythisway so we can see and celebrate your fall kimono style!