Travel is so important to us here at KIM+ONO. When we’re able to, it’s a key part of our annual rhythms because of the soul nourishment it can bring. We love travel because of the insights it brings us and the way it helps us gain perspective over our day to day world. While it’s not possible for everyone all the time, a little bit of travel (even taking a different route home from work once in awhile!) can be novel and so good for our brains. Just getting out and about, changing up the things we see, and running into strangers can be good for the soul.
So it brings us such great joy to bring you this week’s journal topic: travel! While we’ve all stayed at home to keep the pandemic at bay, we finally feel like we’re opening back up to “normal” life again. And in the summer, normal life means traveling! One of our favorite things about the charmeuse and silk robes for women that we design is that they can be worn virtually anywhere. While they have been some of our favorite ways to dress up a Zoom call this past year, they can double as a kimono beach wrap a dressing gown in your hotel room or even a lightweight jacket as you saunter the streets and explore as a tourist again. No matter your kimono style, your favorite piece is as versatile as you are. So this week, we’re highlighting some of our favorite ways that you have worn your floral kimono wraps and robes. Read on to get inspired by these summer vacation looks before you head out on your next adventure:
We absolutely love each and every time a customer wears their kimono robe as a kimono beach wrap! It is truly the perfect way to bring a little beauty and a little extra protection from the sun to your wardrobe. Functional and elegant is our love language, and we love how @thegrandmasterwoo styled this one. Her black kimono robe paired with a black bathing suit uplevels sophistication and keeps her look simple but dynamic. Our Peony & Butterfly design is perfect for your kimono beach wrap because it comes in two of our washable materials: Charmeuse & Washable Silk. Which means you don’t have to worry about getting it a little sandy on your beach adventure. Simply slip into a silky little something and head out into the sun.
Our best-selling floral kimono wrap is one piece you won’t want to forget at home. Make even your hotel room a perfect escape without ever having to leave! We love this floral kimono wrap as a cover up for dinner or even just a robe to wear around your hotel room as you’re lounging late night and ordering room service. The velvet cuffs and the double lined charmeuse make it the most luxurious feeling against your skin and adds to the whimsical feeling you get from a jet-setting vacation or staycation.
Whenever you’re wearing one of our silk robes for women or floral kimono wraps, you’re wearing a versatile piece that can flow with you throughout your trip. Whether you lounge in this limited edition VIVIANCHAN x KIM+ONO White Floral Kimono Wrap in your hotel room, or wrap it around a beautiful lightweight dress for dinner down in the hotel lobby, it’s the perfect piece to pack. With structured polyester-cotton material, this white floral kimono wrap from our limited edition collection features a midi length and pockets, as well as being machine washable so that you can wear it with abandon. The modern and trend-setting design and structure give this piece the ability to stand alone as lightweight jacket or just an extra fancy way to wrap up in a little luxury at home.
Our most luxurious and versatile material by far is our washable silk. These washable silk robes for women are the perfect way to get ready in your hotel room for a big night out. Wrap up your hair and take a minute to lounge in some luxury that you can also gently machine wash. The good news with this silk? Unlike our silk robes for women, our washable silk does not need to be dry cleaned or kept away from water. That means you can let your hair drip against the robe, toss it in the gentle cycle and cold water for a quick refresh, and wear your washable silk all throughout your vacation.
While we of course feature charmeuse and silk robes for women, our male customers love their male kimono robes as well! Draping this beautiful charmeuse floral kimono wrap is a great way to get grounded. No matter who you are, drape this little piece of wearable art over your shoulders and let your worries melt right off your back. Allow the softness of charmeuse or silk to bring you into the present moment, give yourself the chance to take a deep breath, and put pen to paper to journal your gratitude, or even just sit in meditation. Sometimes the best way to slip into the present moment is to connect deeply with your senses — your sight, smells, touch, and more. While vacation creates new ways to experience your sensory connection to your environment, so does your floral kimono wrap. Slip into the softness of charmeuse and silk robes for women and find yourself at peace whether you’re on vacation or at home.
Not every vacation is a beach vacation, and if you’re headed to a city this summer, our signature green floral kimono wrap is the perfect piece to bring. It’s versatile and can take you from morning coffee to a late afternoon stroll to dinner at your hotel or Airbnb. Wherever you’re headed, it’s a gorgeous and simple way to travel in fashion without overpacking your suitcase.
Are you traveling this summer? We’d love to see what you’re wearing and how you style your kimonos for summer! Tag us @kimandono_ with the hashtag #swaythisway to share your summer vacation looks and for a chance to be featured on our social channels. No matter where you find yourself this summer, we hope you find a little bit of luxury in your surroundings, too.