The older I get (probably more like the more kids I get) the more comfort and ease become important to me. Yes, I have come to that point that my 21-year-old self promised never to get to. But I am a firm believer that just because things need to be easy, that doesn’t mean they need to lack style.
This last weekend I had the opportunity to attend Go Blog Social. This also gave me a chance to get out of my stretchy pants and sweats, and into something a bit more stylish: some pleather leggings (a glorified stretchy pant) and a Kimono (a glorified robe).
When it comes to creativity, fashion truly was my first love. I even spent some time in New York in the industry, but the way I approach it has changed quite a bit, and I don’t really consume it the way I used to (part of why you don’t see much of it on this blog). I tend to stick to a lot of basics and classics, wearing them into the ground, and then I pick up one or two pieces a season to freshen up my looks. I don’t jump on every trend, but this easy, breezy kimono thing had my name all over it.
I wish I could give you some sources, but most of these pieces are several years old and the kimono, I picked up in January at Forever 21, but can’t seem to find it online.
I thought it would be fun to give you some other ideas as to how you could wear a kimono – because I know not everyone feels comfortable in motorcycle boots and pleather leggings. I’ve already worn this thing more times then I care to admit and will continue to do so until the weather is ridiculously hot and humid, or it disappears (my husband hides it).
It looks equally excellent with skinny jeans and boots for the day as it does with a maxi dress and sandals for a wedding or night out. The key is to keep what you wear on bottom slim, or show off your waist with a dress that cinches in. And it’s a great way to stay covered up yet cool. I’ve seen several styles at Forever 21 and H&M and they were perfectly priced for a timely trend.