6 Ways to Style Your Kimono Robe this Winter

We love winter for its hibernating spirit and the time to take your foot off the gas of the intense holiday season. But come mid-January to February, you might find yourself falling into a bit of a rut. In fact, if you’re in the northern hemisphere like us, you might start your spring countdown before January even ends! The cold weather, longer nights, shorter days, and routine schedule can turn a hygge-loving hibernation into a Groundhog Day-feeling rut. One way to bust out of that routine? Your style, of course.


When you are getting dressed this winter, it can be very easy to slip into the same old routine if you feel stuck in a rut. But today in the journal, we’re showing you how to style a kimono robe in six ways this winter and bring a little extra pizazz to your normal go-tos. In fact, you may not even have a kimono robe in your closet yet because you’re not sure how to style it — is it for lounging or wearing out and about? The good news is the answer to that question is: both! But if you’re looking for a little more direction and some winter inspiration to level up your winter wardrobe, here are six ways to style your kimono robe in a quick and easy guide:

Azumi Kimono Wrap
Photo by @chase_that_shot
Uplevel Your Little Black Dress Game

If you’re a fan of simple and classic, then no doubt you own a favorite (or maybe twenty favorite) little black dress. The little black dress is the perfect all season get up, from summer to winter, it strikes an elegant and classy note and brings a distinctive coolness to your look. So this winter, while you’re looking for lightweight layering options that aren’t the same old denim jacket or sweater, matchmake your little black dress with an equally elegant and head-turning kimono wrap. With the velvet trim on the kimono sleeves and the rich green color of the charmeuse material, this kimono wrap is the perfect complement to the style and slickness of a little black dress this winter.

Cherry Blossom & Crane Kimono Robe
Photo by @niathelight
Bring Your Bell Bottoms Back

Everything old is new again and that includes your favorite bell bottoms. Originally, these festive threads were a product of the 1970s, we saw them resurge in the 1990s, and here we are again in 2020, ready slip into them once more. We are loving the way @niathelight pairs a short kimono robe with this trend. There’s something so lovely about denim and botanical prints. The rough texture of the denim and the softness of this short kimono robe are a perfect pair when creating depth and creativity in your winter look, making it the perfect combination to bust out of any winter rut.

Peony & Butterfly Kimono Robe
Photo by @aceyogala
Tip Your Straw Hat

If you’re one of the lucky people who can go on vacation this year, it’s a perfect time to bring your kimono robe with you. Winter vacation hopefully means you’re headed some place warm and relaxing, so take your kimono robe with you and make it into a beach cover up. And while there’s nothing wrong with only wearing your kimono cover up around the pool deck or beach, why not dress it up a little bit more with a straw hat. The mix of texture, much like denim, is exciting and unexpected and that one accessory can bring a whole lot of interest and fun to your look.

Handpainted Cherry Blossom Kimono Robe
Photo by Stephanie Russo
Punch Up Your Pantsuit with a Maxi Kimono

Do you have a favorite pantsuit? We hope you do! And winter is the perfect time to find one for you because it’s an easy way to look dressed up without needing to wear a dress! With a pantsuit look, the idea is to create a beautiful long line and what helps you do that more than a beautiful long kimono robe. This floral kimono cardigan has a gorgeous soft silk material that gives it a sway worth swooning about. Use it as a lightweight layer to punch up a monochrome pantsuit or romper and give your winter look a sophisticated style.

Cherry Blossom & Crane Kimono Robe
Photo by Angie Silvy
A Floral Kimono Cardigan with Frayed Denim

If you’re in a warmer climate, winter still calls for a change up in your normal sartorial routine. We love this look of a bodysuit plus frayed denim. The black bodysuit gives the nod toward the look of a dancer, while the frayed denim has a more relaxed look. Tying it all together with your floral kimono cardigan brings the whole look into the same world. The flow of the kimono robe accents the dancer-like bodysuit and the gorgeous lighter colors of the botanicals complement the frayed and washed denim. This floral kimono cardigan is an easy piece to add without overheating as it’s very lightweight and unlined.

Silk Kiku Kimono Robe
Photo by @antonia_townsend
Your Big Day in Kimono Style

There may be no more important day when it comes to expressing your own style than your wedding day! From the beginning of the day to the end, every step is choreographed and planned, and that includes all of your (and your bridesmaids’) looks. Nothing goes quite as well with a kimono robe than an updo and gorgeous airbrushed makeup for a wedding. With bride and bridesmaid kimono robes, your look can be defined and your style can be reflected in every meaningful photo. Choose one style for your bridesmaid kimono robes and another special style just for you to bring the whole collection together in every photo. Whatever you choose on your big day will be beautiful because it’s an expression of your unique style!

That is how to style a kimono robe in just six simple ways, but there are endless options! From charmeuse to silk to washable wilk, from short to long, from velvet trim to handpainted, each of our kimono robes has a different story to tell and a different style to highlight. Find your favorite and show us your own kimono style by tagging us on Instagram at @kimanono_ and #swaythisway. We can’t wait to see how you express your beautiful style!

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