One of our favorite spring cleaning tips is that your wardrobe should not only reflect what you love, but also balance versatility with variety. Once you’re confident in what you like and know your style, you can rest assured that you’ll keep wearing your favorite pieces often. Those who are selective about their clothing probably take many factors into consideration: does the piece fit exactly how you want it to? Is it flattering and comfortable? And last but not least, is it a beautiful piece that inspires you when you see it? These are likely the pieces that become your favorites—the ones you want to wear all the time.
In the same way that you might build up a collection of dresses you love for special occasions, don’t forget to build up your collection of pieces that nourish you and bring you a sense of wellness. For the many fans of our luxury silk robes and charmeuse wraps, there are several ways to build up your collection of kimono robes so that they complement each other and earn their spot in your closet.
Renee and Tiffany, the sisters behind KIM+ONO, thoughtfully designed all our kimono robes to be functional and elegant wardrobe staples. Whether you’re looking for the best silk robe to add to your closet, or a charmeuse option to add versatility, here are our favorite spring kimono robes to build up your spring wardrobe.
A Handpainted Silk Robe and A Washable Robe
If you have a unique, one-of-a-kind piece from our Handpainted Silk Kimono Robe Collection, then you appreciate caring for your silk robe like a piece of art and bringing it to the dry cleaner so that the beautiful artisanal designs are faithfully preserved. But this doesn’t mean that you have to be without one of your favorite staple items for days at a time, especially if it’s part of your morning or nightly routine.
Keep it simple by complementing your handpainted silk kimono robe with one that is washable at home. Both our Washable Silk Collection and our Charmeuse Collection can be conveniently washed by hand or by machine in cold water. And both materials offer soft, luxurious, breathable comfort against your skin. By bringing variety into your kimono robe collection, you’ll know that you always have something to slip into. Some of us love our self-care routines so much that they become like rituals—in which case, your mind will be at ease knowing you can easily keep your kimono robes in rotation while one is being washed or dry cleaned.
All of our handpainted and washable kimono robes come in original floral patterns that are first sketched by hand at the beginning of the design process. With beautiful options to choose from, it’s simply a matter of which one you feel like wearing or how your wash schedule is shaping up that week. By introducing complementary pieces to your collection, you’ll always have an option to fall back on.
Another way to build your wardrobe is to complement a piece from our Printed Silk Collection with one that is charmeuse. Similar to our handpainted silks, the printed silk kimono robes are incredibly lightweight with an elegant drape. They call for dry cleaning, so you can easily bring some variety to your closet by pairing it with a piece from our Charmeuse Collection. Our charmeuse kimono robes and wraps are durable and easy to care for: you can simply wash these at home on a delicate cycle with cold water, then hang to dry. As a silk alternative, charmeuse also offers a soft feel, but adds versatility by being conveniently wearable inside and outside the house!
With both a silk piece and a charmeuse piece in your personal kimono robe collection, you’ll always have an option for an evening spent unwinding, or an afternoon out on the town; a silky floral robe coverup over your little black dress, or a long duster over jeans with your favorite top; self-care Sundays, or fun filled Fridays.
A balanced wardrobe can take you through many seasons and different climates. One of our favorite kimono robe pairings to own is a Kimono Wrap and a short kimono robe. Here’s why: our Kimono Wrap Collection pieces are customer favorites because of the beautiful touch of black velvet on the kimono sleeves and collar. With this light addition of weight and warmth, as well as a light inner lining, our wraps are perfect for early spring and carry a hint of dressier elegance.
Complement this in your wardrobe with a short kimono robe for a more casual (and dare we say, more fun?) length that’s easy to move around in, especially in the warmer weather of late spring. Style a shorter length kimono robe with shorts on warmer days. Or, easily climb onto the sofa and kick your feet up for an evening of relaxation. With variety in your kimono robe collection, you can constantly create whatever look and mood you want.
If you’re in love with sakura, or cherry blossoms, having multiple kimono robes means you can wear cherry blossoms endlessly! Yes, sakura flowers and trees are famously beautiful but short-lived during the months of March through May. However, you can keep celebrating the beauty of cherry blossoms long after the festivals end. Fans of the tranquil pink and white petals on the Handpainted Cherry Blossom Kimono Robe should take a peek at the bold red blooms on the Charmeuse Cherry Blossom & Crane Kimono Robe, and vice versa. The big perk of having both a silk and a washable charmeuse kimono robe in your spring wardrobe collection is that you’ll always have one on hand.
“No mud, no lotus,” is the saying about this beautiful flower with deep meaning in Asian traditions. Symbolizing self-generation and reinvention, the lotus blossom is an optimistic reminder that renewal is possible. This spring, refresh your wardrobe possibilities and consider both the classic look of the white and black Handpainted Lotus Kimono Robe as well as the more colorful but still elegant Washable Silk Lotus Robe, with its deep gray color plus tones of peach and fuschia. For those who can’t get enough of this stunning flower, having one kimono robe to delicately care for with dry cleaning and one that’s washable at home is a winning combination.
As you spring clean your closet, you may choose to clear out some lesser-worn items, but you might also notice some gaps in your wardrobe. Hopefully our favorite combinations for complementary spring kimono robes inspire you to make practical additions to your collection!