Kimonos always make me think of my grandmother. She had a few that she would rock on the regular – around the house, out to dinner, etc – and she always looked chic as hell. I admire my Nanny for so many reasons, and I can’t help but to emulate her in most aspects of my life.
So, a few weeks ago I was in my local Forever21 and I came across a whole rack of kimonos (jackets, cover-ups, whatever you want to call them) and I knew I had to have one. It is the perfect addition to a summer outfit. The fabric is light enough that I’m not dying in the D.C. humidity while still feeling covered up, especially at work. Sweaters are too much for the summer, but sometimes I don’t want to wear just a tank top and shorts. BAM – Kimono! Problem solved. It also serves as the perfect beach cover up – not too heavy, but still provides the coverage I want.
It is my firm belief that everyone should own a kimono. This one cost me $15 and I plan on wearing it all summer, and even into fall. Do it. Make your dreams come true. Just do it.
Sandals: Rowen, via Bishop Boutique
Watch: Michael Kors