Saturday, August 4, 2012

Modern Tradition

Modern meets tradition with this cute fall trend! Inspired by the traditional Japanese garment, kimono jackets and tops are emerging onto store racks for the upcoming season.  Featuring the traditional oversize sleeves, kimono jackets add a modern twist with fun prints and patterns. The bigger sleeves are perfect for those cooler evenings, but are also light enough for the warmer afternoons which make this fall essential a perfect transitional piece from season to season. Thrown over a tank or fitted t-shirt, you can pair the kimono top with shorts or jeans, helping to provide some versatility as you start to pack away some of your summer favorites. So pay some homage to the past by adding a modern kimono to your wardrobe!

Celebrities in Kimono Inspired Tops


Jenna Dewan-Tatum


Cat Deeley

Outfit Ideas

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Top: Green Floral Waterfall Kimono $20.00 (Dorothy Perkins)
Tank: Lace Corset Style Crop Top $45.00 (Topshop)
Leggings: Oasis Jersey Leggings $22.00 (Oasis)
Shoes: Gladiator Sandals $44.00 (Tally Weijl)
Bag: Chocolate Brown Medium Satchel Bag $47.00 (Debenhams)
Necklace: Trendy Gold Stick Allway Necklace $16.00 (Debenhams)
Bracelet: Yellow Gold Feather Cuff $37.00 (Jigsaw)

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Top: Pink Chiffon Kimono $50.00 (Miss Selfridge)
Tank: Hi-Lo Racerback Tank $16.90 (Alloy)
Shorts: Bailey White Shorts $34.50 (Delia's)
Shoes: Harley Plaited Leather Sandals $44.00 (Topshop)
Necklace: Gorjana Small Feather Necklace $42.00 (Shop LA Style)

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