The Loveliest Lightweight Layer for Fall

We’re feeling fall come quickly around the corner and, like us, you might be feeling compelled to change up your look. Trading out cut offs for wide-legged jeans and bathing suits for sweaters, you might be wondering how to transition into these colder months while there’s still some warmth from the sun. One thing we love the most about our kimono styles are their versatility and ability to act as a transition piece between parts of your day, or even between seasons. We love wearing a lightweight kimono robe as the perfect piece to bring you from those hot, muggy, summer months to the cool, crisp winter days. With the million ways you can wear our handcrafted pieces, your kimono style can effortlessly flow through fall.


Some of our favorite ways to wear these floral kimono cardigans is as a lightweight layer. Your kimono robe can transition easily from daywear to nightwear and serve as that extra layer that gives you both added warmth and style. While we think each of these pieces are statement pieces, you can use your kimono robe to dress up an already exciting sartorial choice, bring a pop of color and design to a monochromatic outfit, or create a statement with the beauty and softness of silk. From our kimono jackets to our long black kimono wraps, there’s a little something for everyone. So this week, we’re rounding up the layers we love and want to know — what’s your favorite lightweight kimono style and what layer are you going to try this fall?

Plus Size Silk Kuren Kimono Robe
Photo by Maria Del Rio
Making Your Summer Whites Last a Little Longer

If you didn’t get enough wear out of your favorite summer whites, never fear, your kimono style can help you get a few more outfits of them! We love white as an underlayer for our colorful floral kimono cardigans. It’s elegant, feminine, and soft to make your kimono style pop as the major statement piece of your look. Choose from any of our earth tones, including mineral, olive, or even sepia rose, to bring the weightiness of the fall to your lighter colors. We love pairing long leggings and a camisole with our silk floral kimono cardigans as a beautiful way to run errands during the day, or meet up for happy hour at night. However you choose to wear it, your modern kimono robe can bring a little more life out of your summer wardrobe.

Silk Yuri Kimono Robe
Photo by Maria Del Rio
Your Everyday Kimono Style

We often get the question: can I wear these modern kimono robes outside of the house? And the resounding answer is, yes! While lounging in a modern kimono robe at home is a luxury we hope you get to feel every day — your kimono style can extend far beyond the four walls of your home. In fact, you don’t need to be going to a fancy party, a wedding, or a date night to be wearing a statement piece like this. Your kimono style can be as easy as wearing it with your favorite, classic shirt and jeans. In fact, this is one of our favorite ways to style your kimono robe look. The simplicity of jeans and a classically cut shirt let your kimono robe shine. Wearing one of our washable or printed silks as in the photo above, the iris pops against the modern, rougher texture of the denim. And a white button down shirt brings to life the botanical designs by serving as a blank canvas underneath. We love this look for your first Zoom meeting of the day, picking your kids up from school, or even just taking a latte break when you’re walking around the neighborhood. Whatever your favorite fall activity is, this kimono style is the perfect layer in which to enjoy it.

Azumi Kimono Wrap
Photo by @ashley_eats_reads_travels
Your Modern Kimono Robe as a Jacket-Alternative

Perhaps our most favorite part of the autumn months is the fact that we get to break out the jackets! Adding a little whimsical style and layer to your fall look is so much fun, and an exciting departure from the hot summer months that preceded. So slip into your modern kimono wrap or robe and think of it as a lightweight jacket to take you from day to night. Instead of the regular jean jacket or pashmina, throw on your modern kimono robe or wrap as a jacket statement that packs a punch. Our kimono wraps are double lined, making them our warmest offering, and with the velvet trim at both the collar and the sleeve, it’s the perfect transition into fall without being too hot. Wear it with your favorite little black dress for date night, or over jeans for your kids’ soccer game. No matter how you wear it, it’s the perfect piece for fall weather.

Azumi Kimono Wrap
Photo by Stephanie Russo
The Sophistication of the Long Black Kimono Wrap

You deserve a look that’s as sophisticated and elegant as you are, lovely. And that’s why you deserve a long black kimono wrap in your closet this fall. We brought the classic black color to our fan favorite Azumi Kimono Wrap so you can stay in or step out in extra elegance. Pair this double lined charmeuse botanical beauty with a lightweight tank top and flare legged jeans for an extra sense of warmth and fun. The color black is always in style, and the pop of radiant, warm yellows brings the true feeling of harvest and fall to the forefront of your wardrobe. The liquid drape from the charmeuse weave and extra weight from the double lining allows this piece to flow gorgeously; and of course, the color of this long black kimono wrap is the ultimate show-stopper. We suggest pairing it with monochromatic base layers or pulling out the pop of colors from the florals on the kimono wrap for your outfit underneath. The beauty of black is, you really can’t go wrong with how you decide to style it, so don’t be surprised if it becomes your daily uniform!

Fall is the perfect time to explore your closet and bring some new pieces out from hiding. Playing with layers can give you a whole new feel and attitude as you head into your day; decide how you want to feel and then choose something that amplifies the confident, radiant you inside. Then tag us on Instagram @kimandono_ and #swaythisway so we can see and celebrate your fall kimono style, lovely!

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