Fall is a beautiful time to reset. Back from summer, drifting slowly towards winter, and filled with the energy in a change of season, fall gives us a bit of change needed to feel revived at the end of the summer season. Whether you’re in the northern or southern hemisphere, you’re getting ready to shift seasons and that’s the best time to be picking out the beautiful pieces to see you through the change.
This week on the blog, our co-founders, sisters Tiffany and Renee Tam, are picking out the kimono robes they’re loving the most this season. It’s a curated rundown of their favorites and what brings them to the top list. Whether these modern kimono robes bring a sense of ease, a beautiful design that lights up your day, or the feeling of exquisite softness to an otherwise chaotic season, we hope each kimono robe on Tiffany and Renee’s list inspires you to see this season of transition with creativity, gratitude, and a serene sense of peace. Here are some of our founders’ favorites:
Renee’s top choice this season is the Washable Silk Kiku Kimono Robe. This gorgeous, flowing modern kimono robe is ideal for the woman on the go. Renee explains, “I love the soft features and abstract print of our Kiku. It has the luxury of silk but is washable — as a mom, I always prefer washable choices to make life easy! Perfect after a long stressful day.” We couldn’t agree more. This subtle print and neutral color bring out the effortlessness you crave after a long day of making moves, making dinners, and making waves. It’s perfect for lounging, winding down, and bringing a little touch of luxury to your busy lifestyle.
Next up on Renee’s list is the ever popular Peony & Butterfly Kimono Robe. And not only is this beautiful black floral kimono robe a fan favorite, but it also has a bit of history in the KIM+ONO brand. Renee says, “This was one of our first designs. It pays homage to our heritage as my parents love antiques and the print was inspired by Chinese vintage art. Our Charmeuse fabric has a luxurious drape, versatility of wear, and is easy to clean!” With family history, inspirations from decades past, and easy care instructions to boot, this piece is perfect to wear indoors or outdoors as a lightweight layer this fall season.
For Tiffany, this fall season is all about craftsmanship and versatility going hand in hand. Her first pick is this sleek short kimono robe. She says, “The Handpainted Cherry Blossom Kimono Robe is a definite stunner! It takes seven days to craft this luxurious silk kimono. I love the intricate handpainted artwork of this timeless pattern. It reminds me of being in Japan during cherry blossom season — my favorite place to travel to.” With the traditional pattern delicately handpainted onto this modern kimono robe, you’ll get the blend of traditional craftsmanship with a modern feel.
Tiffany, believe it or not, also picked out the Peony & Butterfly Kimono Robe for her second choice! For her, “Peonies are my favorite floral! I have this one in white and I bring it with me in all of my travels! I lounge with it in my hotel room, wear it over shorts and a cami, and use it as a cover up over my bathing suit. The best of all, it can go straight in the washer!” This maxi kimono robe is versatile for all your travels, whether you’re headed to the beach or the bar, it has a sophisticated design and soft, luxurious feel to add depth and elegance to every moment.
When Tiffany and Renee set out to build their brand, everything they created came from their own experience, family traditions, and the inspiration of bringing a modern kimono robe to the modern woman. That’s because the modern woman is constantly taking on everything from family life to business life. There is so little time to find a breath of fresh air during your day, and our founders get it. They’re both moms and entrepreneurs so finding those moments of ease and comfort can sometimes be a challenge. Tiffany explains that motherhood and owning a business is “both gratifying and stressful at the same time. It’s really hard trying to find a balance in work and family. We mothers tend to feel guilty, but we hope that it shows our sons and daughters that they too can work hard, be proud Asian men and women, and not be afraid to achieve their dreams.” This is the inspiration and calling that lives behind each and every design.
So what will it be this fall — will you choose one of Renee’s favorites and add a black floral kimono robe into the rotation for a lightweight layer for those cool fall nights? Or maybe a washable silk modern kimono robe is more your style for those busy, can’t-stop-won’t-stop weeks. Are you drawn to Tiffany’s handpainted short kimono favorite with its blend of artistry and tradition? Or do you prefer a maxi kimono robe that can travel easily and blend in at any occasion? Whatever you’re called to, our whole collection of modern kimono robes have something for you to love. From the smooth feel of our 100% silks to our easy care instructions of our charmeuse, from our flirty short kimono robe lengths to our long and luxurious ones, we hope each and every piece makes you feel like the queen you are.
Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram at @kimandono_ and #swaythisway so we can see your kimono style in full force. We love to celebrate all the ways these modern kimono robes bring out your innate beauty. And let us know in the comments which kimono robes you are inspired by the most this fall season! Your feedback means everything to us, and we love to know what you love.