Trend alert: Kimono

It’s not just for the geisha’s anymore, this trend has transcended from being a costume to a must-have jacket staple! Ahead, we explore the kimono’s countless style possibilities that don’t require a hand fan or white make-up.

Throw-on-and-go!

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We’ve been struggling with the transition from bleak skies to tropical heatwave, summer work-wear is always a conundrum. How do we look smart, yet cover up during the daily commute sans the typical scarves around our necks that do no good with the sweltering heat overhead – enter, a weightless jacket that does the trick of looking nonchalant yet covered-up-chic, the ‘kimono’!

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Transform humble pairings like your regular jeans and t-shirt by adding a fringed floral kimono – a deft move that not only elevates your staples, but also nods to the season’s boudoir trend.

Whatever the pick, just know that it’s sure to bring some panache to your best basics!

Beach bum

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Looking for the perfect swimsuit cover-up for your upcoming beach getaway? Let your sarongs and long t-shirts stay back at home because the kimono is the new way to amp up your cover-up game. It doesn’t require knots or extraordinary draping skills, simply throw it on and enjoy that barefoot walk with the wet sand getting into your toes.

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Tip: Reach for kimonos available in poly-blends when opting for a post-swim cover.

It stays hidden!

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Don’t you just hate it when you’ve suddenly gained a few lbs and haven’t the time to run over to the gym but you’re stuck with those same old jeans that are now giving you an obvious muffin top. Luckily, an easy solution is in order, you guessed it right – the mighty kimono is here to save the day!

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Long, fringed and printed options do much for hiding those nasty below the belt pounds. The result: you’re stress-free chic!

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Feel free to accessorize and throw on a slim suede belt for good measure.

To know where you can find these airy bohemian kimonos, simply sign-up on StyleCracker.com and let our style experts guide you with the best option for your budget.

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