Summer is here, and we couldn’t be happier! We love a good change of season because we get to wear our favorite kimono robes in brand new ways to match the weather. After the cold of the winter and transition of the spring, it’s time to bring the beauty of your kimono robe out from the shadows and into the light! Whether you’re headed out on vacation soon, or you’re planning a staycation around the local pool, our kimono cardigans of every length and color have got you (literally) covered.
If you haven’t yet been inspired to wear your favorite kimono robe out and about, here is a little summer fashion inspiration to tempt you! Remember, you can always wear your silk kimono robe over an outfit as a lightweight jacket or kimono cardigan. And you can wrap up in it poolside for a little bit of extra (luxurious) protection from the sun. Get inspired to bring your women’s kimono robes and men’s kimono robes out to play this summer for a luxurious summer vacation vibe!
Of course we were swooning for J.Lo wearing her Peony & Butterfly Kimono Robe in her latest Instagram post! We are loving how she paired this kimono cardigan along with a barely there bikini and oversized sunglasses. That’s the beautiful thing about your vacation vibe — your summer look can be simple and upleveled by wearing this kind of beach or pool cover up. We love J.Lo’s poolside look and couldn’t agree with her more. “Summer mode: activated”, is right!
Not only do we love summer styling with Jennifer Lopez, but we love her philosophy about aging and taking care of her skin. The feature in Elle where she’s wearing her black kimono cardigan gives some extra insight into her philosophy. The Elle article says: “Lopez spoke in December 2020 to ELLE.com about skincare and how she swears by sunscreen for skin protection and anti-aging above all…’One of the big things I would encourage everybody to do from the time they're 15 years old, even younger, is wear sunscreen every day,” she continued. “We developed a sunscreen you can wear every single day as your day moisturizer, and that is going to protect you more than anything. That's a big skincare secret that people kind of do but don't do. They use moisturizers, but they don't put on sunscreen every day. That is something I have done from that time I was 22 years old.’”
We also love the summer vibes with J.Lo that are activated with her JLo Jennifer Lopez footwear heels. If you’re lounging by a pool, or even just lounging around close to home, pairing your women’s black robe with little heels is a beautiful and feminine way to feel your own summer mode activated! It’s a great reminder that feeling your full feminine self doesn’t take much more than a little intention and self care. In the latest Harper’s Bazaar article featuring Jennifer Lopez’s summer style, they quote J.Lo’s latest press release about her upcoming documentary Halftime. The press release says, “Halftime serves as the kickoff to the second half of Lopez's life, as she lays bare her evolution as a Latina, a mother, and an artist, taking agency in her career and using her voice for a greater purpose." We love watching her inspiring evolution and love that her power and femininity is part of both her style and her message.
We adore a long kimono cardigan as a beach side cover up. Our charmeuse and washable silks are perfect for any waterside vacation you take this summer. Both kimono fabrics can be easily washed at home and can durably stand up to contact with water (whereas our handpainted and printed silks should stay away from water). We love this white kimono cardigan for new brides to wear both while they’re getting ready for their wedding day, and while they’re lounging beachside on their honeymoon!
Did you know? Our women’s kimono robes can also double as men’s kimono robes! That’s right. A favorite kimono robe men design is our Peacock & Feather in white. We love how it flows and with the seamless shoulders of the charmeuse fabric, it will fit across broader shoulders, letting the kimono sleeves fall a little shorter as well. It’s a gorgeous look for a vacation vibe, an at-home vibe, or even over jeans and a tight t-shirt for a night about town.
Maybe you’re not going to be scaling mountaintops this summer, but if you find yourself in an adventure where it would be nice to have a little extra lightweight layer, our kimono cardigans are perfect for an adventure vacation vibe. Slip into a beautiful short women’s kimono robe or jacket to give a dress or jumper an extra bit of interest. Wear it over your shoulders during the day for some extra protection from the sun or around your shoulders at night as you dine out at an outdoor bistro. Wherever your summer adventures take you, your kimono cardigan can evolve with you every moment.
So you tell us — how will you be wearing your women’s or men’s kimono robe this summer? Will you have summer mode activated like @JLo in her barely there bikini and heels? Will you slip into your white beach kimono cover up with a coconut cocktail in hand? Will you wrap a kimono cardigan around your shoulders for a little bit of luxury during a summer vacation adventure? Tell us in the comments and tag us on Instagram @kimandono_ so we can see how you are styling your summer vibe! We may just ask to feature you on our account so we can share your styling tips with our whole audience! However you’re wearing your kimono robe this summer, we hope you’re wrapping up in a little luxury every day, and taking good care of yourself.