When you say kimono, you automatically think of summer outfits, but that shouldn’t be a rule! I just got this embroidered kimono and I love to use it for a cool layering piece in autumn outfits.
Embroidered kimonos for cool layering in autumn
I hope you are tired of seeing kimonos worn over swimsuits because this is so last season, Summer of course. It’s now a bit colder and we need to stay warm(obviously) so why not use our favorite kimonos to keep ourselves warm and stylish at the same time!
It was a warm day so I chose to wear it over a sleeveless fringed top and a pair of classic flared trousers. If it would have been much colder, a knitted pullover would have been the best choice.
Flared or bootcut jeans are ideal for such a boho inspired look. When i think of a kimono I can associate it with bohemian, hippie looks that are not very specific styled, or sort to say that look effortlessly styled together.
As a STYLING TIP, you could use the colors in the embroidery and play with them in your outfit. This might give you a hint of what I was thinking when I used a blueish fedora hat in this outfit.
If you want to keep everything clean, crisp and you want to be sure you won’t create a “wrong”mix, just go for neutrals. If you have a very colorful or edgy centerpiece you want to work around, keep the other elements neutral. White, black or beige are the go to shades you need to keep in mind. I wanted a deep contrast so I went for a dark background to make the mustardy-yellow pop even more. To add some diversity, as I just said, I picked one of the colors used in the flower embroidery and put on a hat similar to that. This makes the look more fun and not very monotonous.
Even if the colors are neutral, you can still play with layers or textures. I use the fringed top to add a bit of texture and volume and kept the trousers simple and classic when it comes to the cut.
How would you wear a kimono this fall?