I was gonna pass yet again on Anne’s challenge this week. After all, it was a doozy – wear something back to front – and I don’t think my principal would extend her tolerance that far for my personal theme weeks. Distraction to the kids and all.
So I decided to go old school and come up with my own topic. I’d been meaning to showcase the modest collection of kimonos I’ve amassed over the years (Oh, who am I kidding? I Mad Hunted them for a week in February and bought the majority of them in one fell swoop), and now is as good a time as any.
I present to you then, my friends, Killer Kimonos.
Of course, once I’d decided on this, I came to the realization that my styling knowledge of kimonos was sadly limited to white tees and jeans. If I was to make this week work from an editorial standpoint, I needed to turn to the masters. Lucky for me – ahem! Pun intended! – Kim France and Andrea Linett had just the thing. I’ve referenced this book intensively before, but if it ain’t broke, right? And besides, there were a few more iconic styles I’d not explored so here we go…
Today is my take on bohemian. It’s evident in the color palette of the kimono and skirt, but not so evident in the deep scoop neck of the top (reminiscent of peasant blouses, that item so synonymous with bohemian). In my mind, bohemian also speaks to that current style fan fave – festival (Oh, Coachella! Why didn’t I know you in my 20s?) – which the skirt’s perforation detail addresses nicely. Loving to thwart convention, however, I threw on a pair of cowboy boots at the last minute for a bit of style juxtaposition.
This is not my usual cup of tea, and like my previous attempt at flowy and fancy free, I don’t think I’ll be revisiting this particular outfit any time soon. I do enjoy the pieces individually, though, so don’t be surprised if they make a guest appearance in future ensembles.
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