Biba Kimono

With the uncertainty of the British weather you’re never quite sure if this week will bring rain or shine. Firmly rooted as one of this summer’s hottest trends the kimono is a mix between a shawl and a light airy cardigan, ensuring that you are covered for whatever the weather.

The trend is extremely versatile and is sure to add a touch of glam to your outfit if /when the sun decides to make an appearance!

We show you how to style this oriental inspired piece for any occasion:

 

Office look

Simple, elegant and feminine kimonos will work well for the office; pair it with high waisted tailored trousers and a loose blouse for an effortless smart look.

Printed kimono jacket Tailored trousers  Samia Top  Georgey colour block wedge sandals

Mary Portas Printed Kimono Jacket, £69.00James Lakeland Tailored Trousers, £99 - Coast Samia Top, £29Dune Georgey Colour Block Wedge, £65

Cool Bohemian daytime look

Make a kimono the statement piece of your outfit. Invest in a bold, intricately designed kimono and team with a classic summer dress for a cool look. If you’re feeling brave enough, add a floppy hat and embrace the summer season.

Digital print kimono Embroidery Anglaise Summer Dress Plato ankle gladiator sandals Floppy hat

Miss Selfridge Digital Print Kimono, £45Mela Loves London Embroidery Anglaise Summer Dress, £26 - Steve Madden Plato Ankle Gladiator Sandals, £27Warehouse Floppy Hat, £18

 

Chic beach look

A Kimono acts as a great cover up on the beach, and due the thin material dries quickly when wet. An opaque kimono ensures that your equally glam swim suit or bikini can be seen at all times. Pick a subtle colour featured within the kimono and buy a swimsuit to match.

Feather print beach kimono Seafolly Goddess Range Black square sunglasses Sizzzle diamante sandal

Biba Feather Print Beach Kimono, £50Seafolly Goddess Range, from £40Emporio Armani Black Square Sunglasses £141Steve Madden Sizzzle Diamante Sandal, £45

 

Top tips for pulling off this hot trend:

1. Find a pattern and cut that suits your style and personality (There are styles to suit all).

2. Wear it like a cardigan – throw it on top of pretty much anything.

3. Be careful not to over do it when mixing patterns, however don’t be afraid to take a risk.

 

The kimono trend is a great, affordable way to brighten up your outfit this summer, and with the unlimited fun it is sure to bring to your wardrobe it really is a no brainer. So pack away your stiff blazers and spring cardigans and embrace this trend, you won’t regret it!

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