Most of the year, when it’s a little darker and wetter as it tends to be around this part of the world, I’m generally drawn to a more monochromatic rocker chic-ish sort of look. But during the time of year when the sunshine starts showing her pretty face more often, I always find my personal style shifts a little more in a bohemian direction. A couple of sunny days lately have me craving this flowier, prettier, freer, style and this year I am super into kimono jackets!
To me they just give off this Stevie Nicks or Janis Joplin sort of vibe, which I love.
I also love the flexibility of the kimono jacket. Great with cutoffs, jeans, maxi dresses, or as a bathing suit cover up. Once I find my perfect kimono it may become as attached to me as my favorite scarf is in the cooler months.
The kimono (着物?) is a Japanese traditional garment. The word “kimono”, which literally means a “thing to wear” (ki “wear” and mono “thing”), has come to denote these full-length robes. The standard plural of the word kimono in English is kimonos, but the unmarked Japanese plural kimono is also sometimes used.