Kimono robes are much more than just pieces of clothing to hang in your closet. They’re not just a way to bring an outfit to life, although they very much do that, and they’re not just a layer of comfort for a lounge around your house. They are pieces to bring a structure to your days. Whether wearing one for a special celebration or a daily routine, a kimono robe gives a certain intentionality to whatever you are doing.
Your kimono robe is a way to begin or start your day, a way to celebrate life events big and small, and a way to bring a little extra self care into your routine. But if you’re new to kimono robes or you’re looking to expand on your existing collection, you may not know all the ways you can weave these artful pieces into your life. Lucky for you, we have a few beautiful examples of how people like you weave their kimono robes into their own routines.
The best thing you can do for the loved ones in your life is to take care of yourself. But for many women, even just the thought of carving out time for self care can seem overwhelming. That’s why a kimono robe is a perfect way to build in a little self care without having to think too hard or take a lot of time out of your day. Just wearing your kimono robe at the beginning or the end of your day, like @gofitjo, can bookend your days with a little bit of luxury. Sometimes self care comes in the form of sensory experiences, and the silkiness and softness of a beautiful botanical kimono robe is a perfect piece to heighten your senses and remind you to take a deep breath.
We love seeing our brides wear their kimono robes when getting ready for their big days. Your wedding day is an incredible time of reflection on the past and looking forward to the future. With a beautiful long kimono robe, you can get ready in style, and when the big day has concluded, you’ll still have your kimono robe to keep the memories of it alive. Each time you wear your kimono robe after your wedding day, you can remember the feelings of love and celebration with every sway.
One of the biggest changes that can happen in your life is to move to a different town or city. You shift your homebase, your routine, and your community. So finding some kind of familiarity is essential in building your new home and your new life. One of our favorite influencers, @closet_luxe, recently moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles. She says, “With LA weather being so much warmer than SF, my kimono wrap has taken on a new role in my daily routine: it’s no longer serving as a layering piece in my wardrobe, but rather it’s now the staple I wear when I come home and change into PJs after a long day. It makes me feel a little extra even after I’ve taken off my makeup!” No matter which city you live in, your kimono wrap can go with you and make sure you always feel at home.
When you’re on vacation, your routine can get thrown out the window — and this is a good thing! It’s great to switch up your routine and environment to change your perspective. We love how @kateogata wore her white kimono robe as a beach cover up. This is one way to bring a little routine to your vacation: wear your kimono cover up from the bedroom to beachside. Keeping it easy while taking some time off doesn’t mean it can’t still be beautiful and special.
One of our favorite ways we see you wearing your kimono robes is through the transition of motherhood. From pregnancy to time right after birth to nursing and more, a kimono robe can be the one constant in an ever-shifting time during your life. We love mother and entrepreneur @kavitachanne’s kimono style, wearing her short kimono robe through all the ups and downs of motherhood. Here’s what she had to say about it, “I’ve been wearing KIM+ONO robes since my first pregnancy. Now I have two babies under two years old, run a rosé wine business (@thechannerose), and have an active life outside of babies and wine, so I am extra busy these days. When home, my favorite way to feel glam yet comfortable is rocking one of my many KIM+ONOs. I even bring them when I travel. It’s an instant pick-me-up and I get so many compliments on the colors, patterns and styles. I’ve even wore a KIM+ONO over a tank dress front row at Miami Swim Week. As a mama, ya gotta get creative, right? And for me, comfort while still feeling pretty is key these days! And an added bonus, they spruce up any photo!
Whether it’s a birthday party, a festival, a concert, or a bachelorette party, a beautiful green kimono robe is just the right touch over a tank top and shorts. It brings a whimsical nature to your outfit to uplevel the celebrations and allows you to layer in an unconventional and exciting way. Bring any event to life with this kind of layer and let the good times roll.
Have you been inspired to bring a kimono robe into your own routine? How will you wear yours? Tell us in the comments below! We hope you’re ready to try a kimono robe out in your wardrobe or build a collection that’s with you for every day and every moment. And don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @kimandono_ and #swaythisway so we can celebrate the events big and small in your life.