Getting Back into the (Kimono Robe) Routine

Now that school has started back up again, people are returning from their summer vacations, and we can feel the bite of fall creeping into the air (at least here in the northern hemisphere), it’s safe to say that we are getting back into the swing of things. From busier schedules to playdates to holidays and more, the fall can feel like one endless to do list. Without focus and intention, it’s easy to get lost in the swirl of the hustle. But at KIM+ONO, as much as we love a good hustle, we also love the chance to slow down with intention and purpose.

We crave balance, and we know that the modern woman does, too. That balance isn’t always easy to strike in the moment. In fact, to find it, most of the time, you have to be incredibly intentional. That means building routines and processes to keep you grounded and centered in the moments where a slower pace is possible, all so you can take off and fly when the time comes. We love the idea of building self care practices into your everyday routine. Whether it’s using wellness tools or picking out your favorite kimono robe, we believe that finding the routine that makes you feel as powerful and grounded as possible is a win. Need some inspiration to find your favorite fall routine? We’ve rounded up the kimono robes to make life a little easier and a little more luxurious this season:

Handpainted Crane Kimono Robe
Photo by Stephanie Russo 
A Short Kimono Robe for a Slow Morning

Of all the routines people talk about, the morning routine is perhaps the most popular. Whether you have one or not, you’re probably aware of the people who wake up at 4 a.m., work out, eat a full breakfast, read a book, do a little meditation, and get on their way. While productivity can be a beautiful thing, we also think balance comes with slowing down. We love a short kimono made of 100% silk to help us take that deep breath our lungs need and give us that softness our body deserves first thing in the morning. Our recommendation? Slip into this short kimono robe first thing in the morning, take a leisurely walk to the kitchen and start brewing your favorite cup of coffee or tea. Don’t check your phone. Don’t turn on your TV. Let your mind be free of distraction so you can focus on the soft, silky texture of your short kimono and breathe in a little extra space to your morning. Sometimes space to think and quietly wake up can be the most luxurious thing we give ourselves.

Silk Yuri Kimono Robe
Photo by Delbarr Moradi
A Silk Kimono Jacket to Keep Your Whole Day Simple

We love a simple silk kimono jacket as the perfect transition piece from morning to day to evening to night. When you’re building out your daily routine for fall, chances are, your calendar is filling up with events and appointments after work. Keep it simple with a piece that transitions as easily as you do. We love a silk kimono jacket to heighten your office wear and just as effortlessly bring a little elegance to your evening look. The 100% silk beautifully flows with a fluid drape and, because there are no seams in the shoulder, accentuates every body type with a soft, subtle silhouette. Your “getting ready” routine gets a lot simpler with a day-to-night silk kimono jacket.

Peacock & Feather Kimono Robe
Photo by Delbarr Moradi
A Kimono Sash and Self Care

At the end of the day, your routine has to be a beautiful one that you absolutely love. By the end of the day, you’ve already given your energy to everything else: your family, your job, your friends, your community, your partner. Now it’s time to take care of you, and that can be difficult when you’re exhausted. That’s why we suggest picking a nighttime routine that fills your well at the end of the day and is something to which you look forward. A beautiful kimono robe with a gorgeous kimono sash detail is just the thing to make you feel like the queen you are. We love the kimono sash on our Peacock & Feather Kimono Robe because it highlights the waist and is the only kimono sash in our collection that stands out with a little extra pop of color. Pick your favorite skincare products, your most aromatic candles, your best slippers, and a draw a decadent bubble bath for a little me time at the end of a long day.

Coral Chrysanthemum Kimono Robe
Photo by Delbarr Moradi
Your Weekend Routine and a Kimono Robe to Escape the Ordinary

Ever heard of a weekend routine? If you haven’t yet, you should make one. That’s because the weekend is a wonderful time to recharge for the week ahead. Whether you’re getting your home back in order or heading to brunch, balance is all about making the most of special moments and being grateful for the time you get to spend with those you love. We love this black floral kimono robe for a routine that’s as easy as Sunday morning: a slow wake up, brunch with friends, a stroll around the farmer’s market, and then a casual meal prep for the week while listening to a favorite podcast. Your weekend routine should have the best elements of hygge and hitting the town in whatever ratio feels best to you. 

Haruka Kimono Wrap
Photo by Stephanie Russo
A Blue Kimono Robe for Easy Travel

You may not have a travel routine down because you may not travel that much. But part of what makes traveling difficult is all the steps it takes just to get out the door. Our suggestion? Make packing easy with versatile pieces you can wear to lounge and layer. We love this blue kimono robe as a simple piece for early morning days, poolside hangs, or nights out on the town. It’s lightweight and easy to pack so you don’t have to think too hard about what to bring. That’s a travel routine worth exploring.

No matter how you’re falling back into your routine this season, commit to finding balance. Find the things that ground you, and give yourself the space and time to put a little more luxury into your every day.

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