June is Pride Month and that means a lot to us here at KIM+ONO. We’re a brand founded on a genuine desire to cultivate empowerment and beauty. Our community is diverse and that’s another important guiding principle for us. We seek to honor and encourage diversity in everything we do, from how we bring inspirations to life on our kimono robes, to our team, to different groups we seek to serve.
One of those groups that we hope is served and honored this month in particular is the LGBTQ community. Pride Month happens every June, culminating in the Pride Parade during the last weekend of the month. The idea of pride comes from this community taking a positive stance against the discrimination LGBTQ Americans face every day. This month is an affirmation of the dignity, equal rights, and visibility of this community and we love to join this joyful celebration.
The Pride Parade at the end of the month is a beautiful occasion to dress up, celebrate life, and bring your person style to the forefront, no matter who you are. We were inspired by this community and the joy of this month, so we rounded up some of our favorite looks for celebrating this month below:
When you head out for the Pride Parade, don’t forget to bring a fancy cover up! With the summer sun and an outside celebration all day, a lightweight kimono jacket is the perfect way to keep your style fresh and shoulders safe from the sun. We love this black kimono jacket paired with jean shorts and a tank. But let your imagination move you. Trade out a bandeau for your tank, or trade your denim shorts or a denim mini skirt. Whatever your choice, a kimono jacket can help bring a little versatility, bringing your look from day to night and back again. The subtle chrysanthemum design on this kimono robe fades intentionally throughout the design to bring a whimsicality and subtlety to the dynamism of black.
The drama of a long kimono robe is one of our favorite reasons to wear one. It’s an instant uplevel to any outfit you have on. Here our women’s kimono robe is flawlessly paired with denim overalls to bring a big of softness to the tough look of jeans. But don’t be fooled: this is a perfect men’s kimono robe as well! Wearing this over jeans, or leggings, or any other base piece you can dream up will bring the same dynamic drama no matter your gender. We love the colors of this Nana Kimono Robe because the blue pops off the black background, with subtle touches of highlights throughout. It’s feminine and strong, and oh so soft to the touch.
When you’re out on the town, whether it’s the Pride Parade or just out for drinks with friends, you want your wardrobe to bring a little bit of fun to your festivities. And this floral kimono cardigan does just that. It’s the perfect look for happy hour when you wear it with a black romper underneath it but is just as beautiful with jeans and flats. We love the pop of bright color, bringing an edge to the traditional look of black. And if you aren’t going anywhere? This floral kimono cardigan is just as perfect to wear at home while you’re lounging. Bringing a little fun to your outfit doesn’t have to be for anyone but you, and with this soft charmeuse material, it’s easy to do.
It’s summer, so it’s time to break out the white clothing. Whether you believe in the Memorial Day to Labor Day rule or not, June is definitely a time for you to wear your bright whites. For the Pride Parade, take it all up a notch and wear enough white to rival a bride. We adore this look that is the perfect combination of classic lines, sporty summer vibes, and a mixture of materials. When wearing a heavy linen pant, a breezy white kimono jacket is a sweet addition to add interest to your lightweight textures. And what’s more beautiful than a high-waisted pant and a crop top or sporty bralet? Not much as far as we’re concerned. We love this monochromatic look with chunky black heels or another pop of color like olive or even a burnt orange. Any way you pair it, this beautiful white kimono jacket is soft, easy to clean, and a simple, stunning addition to your summer style.
Gorgeous velvet trim is one of our favorite touches on a kimono robe, and with the Haruka Kimono Wrap, it’s a dynamic touch to women’s kimono robes and men’s kimono robes. The velvet trim of the kimono sleeve heightens the drama of this long kimono robe and adds almost a touch of royalty to the style. In other words, it’s a piece that will turn heads. We have seen our community fall in love with the versatility of this velvet trim kimono wrap and love watching the different ways you can bring out your personal style with this piece. The gorgeous blue is beautiful for a Pride Parade, flowing behind you as you proudly march in celebration of equality, dignity, and identity.
No matter how you celebrate Pride this June, we hope you are wrapped with love and empowerment. As we seek to encourage diversity and the freedom to be exactly who you are, we know that until everyone is free, no one is free. If you want to contribute to the fight for equal rights for all, consider contributing to the Human Rights Campaign. Whether you donate money or time, you make a difference. And while you give to others, give yourself a little love, too. This is a month full of celebration, and you deserve a little luxury in your every day.