The kimonos as you may know it has become uber-trendy in its influence on Western style clothing. The flowing and loose-fitting kimono shape offers the perfect blend between casual, warmth and femininity.
Kimono sleeves are an extravagant look that works wonders on tunic, dresses, and sweaters and comes in an extensive range of colors and patterns. They single-handedly add uniqueness to all your basic bottoms giving you a retro feel to an otherwise traditional look. Bigger sleeve equates to ease of movement therefore these versatile knits strike a clever balance between dressed down and dressy.
The kimono-style sweater makes for the perfect item to light layer with on those chilly days. Layer with a long-sleeve tee or turtleneck for added warmth. These sweaters are also perfect for weekend wear over leggings or jeans, or dressed up with trousers. The weather has been nice here in Boston so I paired mines with faux leather shorts and finished off with a belt to cinch the waist-line.
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Sweater :: Old Navy
Bottom :: H&M
Shoes :: Steve Madden Intyce
Bag :: Coach Kristin Tote
Earrings :: Swapped
Socks :: Gap
Belt :: Came with leather shorts