When the summer rolls around, everything revs up. While it feels like summer could be the natural time of year for slowing down, stopping to smell the roses, and generally disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it tends to be just as hustle-y and bustle-y! Between weddings, graduations, vacations, summer camps, and parties, it seems like there is something going on just about every single day. We love the extra excitement during the summer months, but also find ourselves craving simplicity and looking for ways to slow down our bodies and minds.
If we can streamline one thing during the summer — we’d streamline our wardrobe. Keeping things simple in our closet cuts down on chores and the mental effort it takes to get going first thing in the morning. One way to streamline the mental effort and the sartorial vibe is to create a capsule wardrobe. We love all the different ways you can create a capsule wardrobe — from 10 pieces to 33 pieces — there are so many different recipes for a capsule wardrobe that works for you. So today in the journal, we’re diving into kimono capsule wardrobe ideas for summer. We’ve put together three different capsule collections where just two summer kimono robes can keep you covered, cool, and chic all summer long. Just because you’re streamlining your looks, doesn’t mean you should streamline luxury. So take some inspiration from the below three kimono robe capsule wardrobes and find a summer style that’s elegant and easy.
A Summer Kimono Capsule for Routines and Office Life
If you are working throughout the summer, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun in your wardrobe. In fact, we encourage it! For a summer capsule that helps you maintain the routines that keep you centered, while also keeping you dressed and ready for work, we suggest pairing a handpainted women’s silk robe with a maxi kimono robe in charmeuse.
Your handpainted women’s silk robe is perfect in a short length for those summer morning routines. If the first thing you do every summer morning is to slip into your women’s silk robe, you’ll cue your brain into your morning routine. From there, you can meditate, stretch, journal, or whatever else helps you to drop into your body for the day ahead. Your short handpainted women’s silk robe is a capsule staple that looks gorgeous whether you’re wrapping it around your pajamas or your outfit for the day. But if you use it first thing in the morning, feeling the silk against your shoulders will remind you to be here, be present, and start your day with the best outlook possible.
Pair your handpainted womens’s silk robe with a maxi kimono robe in Charmeuse. While the Handpainted Collection requires dry cleaning, the Charmeuse Collection can be laundered at home. This makes it a perfect workwear item. Slip it over capris and a blouse while you head into the office. Or make Summer Fridays even more whimsical with jeans, a cami, and this beautiful maxi kimono robe as a lightweight layer. Between these two kimono robes, the possibilities within this capsule are endless.
If you are a get-up-and-go kind of gal, then your capsule wardrobe should keep it easy and effortless to make quick, last minute plans. The summer gives us so many opportunities to break out of our routines and pairing a short women’s washable silk robe with a women’s long silk robe gives you multiple options for any adventure that you find yourself chasing.
Your short women’s washable silk robe is the perfect cover up for that last minute vacation. Whether you’re heading to a beach or an all inclusive resort or your best friend’s backyard pool, the washable silk kimono robe is a great cover up for any outdoor occasion. While it’s 100% silk, it also has the durability to be washed at home, so you can take it on any adventure without worrying how you’ll care for it.
Pair a short flirty women’s silk robe with a women’s long silk robe for trips to a vineyard, dinner parties with brand new friends, or a romantic date night. When you wear this women’s long silk robe, you’re wrapping up in decadent luxury to make you feel like the queen you are. It should give you the feeling that you are on top of the world and anything is truly possible. When you’re able to tap into that energy with this capsule wardrobe, your summer turns into one you’ll never forget.
Our final kimono style suggestion is pairing our maxi kimono wrap with a short women’s silk robe. Both options create a flirty and fun look that is especially enchanting while you’re entertaining. Whether you’re inviting friends over to your home, or organizing a girls' weekend, this kimono capsule wardrobe will give you multiple ways to elevate the moment.
With your maxi kimono wrap, you’ve got plenty of styling options. You can take the kimono sash and tie it behind your back. The kimono sash can also slip through the belt loops of jeans as a makeshift belt. Or you can use the kimono sash to keep the wrap closed at the front. With velvet details, double lined charmeuse, and longer sleeves, these maxi kimono wraps are a head-turning delight to wear. They’re perfect for hosting and setting a beautiful tone for any summer gatherings you’re hosting.
Pair your maxi kimono wrap with a short women’s silk robe that gives a fun and flirty feel to 100% silk. Call your girlfriends and invite them to head out of town with you. Pack light with this women’s silk robe that looks great as a silk bathrobe when getting ready at the hotel, and just as beautiful as a lightweight jacket as you head to a group dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Keep life streamlined this summer with kimono robes that make it easy for you to feel confident in your own skin, to try new things, meet new people, and feel connected to your beautiful, wonderful self.