The kimono is Having a Moment

Kimono style - Defining Delphine - spring fashion

I’m spotting kimonos and kimono-inspired cardigans, capes, robes, dresses, and shawls at every store I go into, high street and low street. It’s to do with that 70’s thing – the decade that’s sweeping Spring fashion and the decade here in the US that began re-fashioning and casualizing the traditional, straight-lined, Japanese formal robe. My personal way of styling the kimono is heavy on the Stevie Nicks influence: exagerated sleeves, gold jewelry, big hair, lots of twirling.

Kimono style - Defining Delphine - Stevie Nicks

Kimono style - Defining Delphine - Stevie Nicks

 

The kimono I pulled out of the closet and dusted off for this photoshoot was a flea market find, already 10 years back at the outdoor market on 77th street and Columbus in New York City. Since then, it’s served me as a robe at home, as a mini-dress belted over tights, and as a statement jacket with simple skinny jeans and heels as below. Which gets to my point: this bohemian robe-and-sash is a surprisingly versatile article of clothing. So have fun with it and style it to your liking. Embrace your inner gypsy.

Kimono style - Defining Delphine - spring fashion

Kimono style - Defining Delphine - spring fashion

Instead of a shopping guide, I’ve compiled a styling guide: ideas sourced from style mavens all over the world wide web to inspire you with ways to implement the kimono into your wardrobe. Enjoy browsing!

{ Around the house }

Kimono style - Defining Delphine - spring fashion

(source: pinterest)

Kimono style - Defining Delphine - spring fashion

{dressing up}

Kimono style - Defining Delphine - spring fashion

(source: pinterest)

Kimono style - Defining Delphine - spring fashion

(source: Karla’s Closet)

Kimono style - Defining Delphine - spring fashion

(source: fashion agony)

{the long and short of it}

Kimono style - Defining Delphine - spring fashion

(source: Angelika Blick)

Kimono style - Defining Delphine - spring fashion

(source: Happily Grey)

{cinched with a belt}

belted kimono

(source: Pins and Palettes)

belted kimono 2

(source: Glamour)

{coastal cruising}

Kimono style - Defining Delphine - spring fashion

(source: Girl From Panama)

Kimono style - Defining Delphine - spring fashion

(source: Damsel In Dior)

 

 

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