One of the best things about putting together your kimono outfit is that your kimono is a statement piece in and of itself. It’s bold, it’s beautiful and it goes with everything. Whether you pair it with jeans and a tee, a formal dress, or your office look, a kimono is the simplest way to elevate your outfit in one fell swoop. But, our attitude is: why stop there?! You might feel it’s a challenge to pair statement accessories with a statement piece like a kimono, but the two go hand in hand. Here are four ways to make your Japanese kimono and accessory statement pieces the perfect pair:
The basket purse is weaving its way through the most fashionable hands as of late. With its playful shape and structured texture, it brings any look to the next level — and that includes your kimono outfit! We love pairing the soft, gentle drape of our Peacock Feather Kimono Robe with the rougher, more sturdy look of this round basket purse. It brings a bit of fun to a daytime look that’s perfect for an afternoon stroll, brunch with friends or a casual meeting.
We love mixing materials to make a bold statement, and what makes a bolder statement than black and leather together? We love Kate Ogata’s look of her black floral kimono robe, subtle dark jeans and tee, black stilettos and round leather clutch. Mixing the casual material of denim with the sleek black charmeuse of the Peony & Bird Kimono Robe and the sophisticated, smooth tan leather of her clutch, Kate brings an effortlessness to this kimono outfit. It’s just right for a happy hour, dinner or date with your sweetheart.
What better way to play up the whimsy of this floral kimono cardigan than a pair of oversized sunglasses? We love how this statement piece duo brings out the playfulness in the Peony & Feather Kimono Robe and the large and in charge reflective frames. Wearing your kimono as a light cardigan in the summer months and into fall is a great way to get more wear out of your summer styles. And a bold, tinted, oversized pair of sunglasses is the perfect complement to this sweet, bohemian look.
What’s on your feet should be just as much of a statement as the rest of your kimono outfit! We absolutely fell in love with these sweet and sassy black wrap heels from IRO. Pairing the simple black color of your heels with your printed kimono brings the whole look together. With its subtle back bow, this statement shoe brings out the deeper olive green hues of our Silk Yuri Kimono Robe and gives you a grounded, yet buoyant look for an evening out on the town.
No matter what kind of look you’re trying to achieve with your kimono outfit, from whimsical to sophisticated, there are so many statement Japanese kimono accessories that complement each other. Our advice? Don’t be afraid to experiment with textures, mix and match structured piece with flowing ones, or be bring out your playful side. Your kimono outfit should be as unique as you!
We have just released our Peony & Butterfly Kimono Jacket, so that may be close to what you’re looking for! Otherwise, many of our customers shop our Short Kimono Robes as lightweight layers to replace their everyday cardigans.
Hope this is helpful!
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