KIMONO PIECE

Posted by Emma Salter On 16:50
 This traditionally Japanese garment has been seen on celebrities such as Nicole Richie and Miley Cyrus on the red carpet and on the catwalk for Spring/Summer 2012. Luckily for us it has sparked interest onto the streets with our favourite retailers following suit such as H&M, Topshop and Boohoo to name a few. 

The kimono translated literally means a 'thing to wear' but this traditional T-shaped straight-lined robe, usually worn to the ankle, is a great alternative to a cardigan or lightweight jacket - making it perfect for the upcoming spring weather. 
Adding a kimono jacket to your wardrobe is a great investment, it is a perfect and easy way to style up several kinds of outfit, whether it be from jeans and a tee or a special occasion LBD. It is excellent for mix and matching outfits and comes in many different fabrics and patterns. If you, like me can't afford the prices of Anna Sui s/s 2012 collection kimono's (seen on Nicole Richie) try this Navy velvet kimono jacket from topshop at a special price of £45, or if your wallet wont stretch that far H&M are offering a satin style kimono jacket with flower print at a reasonable £14.99. Or if you are still not keen on the price take a look at this bargain on Boohoo.com website, the lacey print veletene style found in the sale for £8 is too good to give a miss! I liked it so much I bought it myself for my New Years Eve party outfit! I wore it with a simple black bodycon sweetheart neckline dress and grey suede platforms. Team any kimono with a black leather bag like this one on Bag So Beautiful for a generous £18.99 and you'll resemble the celebrity look perfectly!

Words by Emma Salter





http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=1256&productId=4373624&langId=-1&categoryId=&searchTerm=kimono&pageSize=20

http://www.hm.com/gb/product/93659?article=93659-A

http://www.boohoo.com/restofworld/coats-+amp-jackets/kimonos/icat/kimonos/tops/lacey-lace-print-velvetene-kimono-jacket/invt/azz71804

http://www.bagsobeautiful.com/Cat/Designer-Inspired/Chain-Handle-Black-Everyday-Bag.aspx


3 Responses to 'KIMONO PIECE'

  1. Daisy said...
    http://emmalouisesalter.blogspot.com/2012/01/kimono.html?showComment=1325756640946#c6872336755540004378'> 5 January 2012 at 09:44

    I bought a floral one in the summer from Boohoo, it literally makes anything look more elegant!

     

  2. Paula said...
    http://emmalouisesalter.blogspot.com/2012/01/kimono.html?showComment=1325852269200#c483110933682065023'> 6 January 2012 at 12:17

    Hi Emma, thanks for contributing to my blog! I´ve posted your article and linked back. I´m also following you via gfc and bloglovin now. Hope we can follow each other :)

    www.superclementina.blogspot.com

    Happy blogging! xx

     

  3. em said...
    http://emmalouisesalter.blogspot.com/2012/01/kimono.html?showComment=1325854438291#c3209757251360884927'> 6 January 2012 at 12:53

    Ah thank you so much paula! Already following you and loving your Japan updates! thought this piece fitted your trip nicely! Happy new year to you xx

     

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