I know, I know, it’s Tuesday – but it was a long weekend here in NZ so it’s a Monday in my world.

Ahhhh the Kimono – the lazy girls way to add instant style in 2 seconds flat!

This is one of those awesome pieces where it doesn’t matter what shape, size, age you are, there is one out there for everyone!

Simply pick a fabric and shape that you like, and whack it on over practically anything and you’re good to go!

Here are a couple of neat things a kimono can do to your outfit…..

1. Create a vertical line.


I’m ALWAYS going on about vertical lines to my styling clients. Creating a vertical line down your body is the EASIEST way to instantly look slimmer. Kimonos are a great way to create that long vertical line down your body with ease.

2. Arm coverage


Because arms. We all have them, but some of us don’t like showing them as much as others. (For the record, your arms are FINE but if you still don’t believe me, pop on a kimono and you’re good to go without having to resort to the dreaded cardigan!)

3. Takes a ‘nothing’ look to a “something” look instantly.

kimono - make a statement

Wearing a simple black dress, or a tee and jeans? Pop a colourful kimono over the top and you’ve instantly added some more interest to your look.

Here are a few of my faves you can get your hands on right now……


SHOP THE KIMONOS: 1. EziBuy $51 | 2. Surafina $137.80 | 3. Bohemian Traders wrap $95 | 4. Erina Emery silk kimono $89 on sale! | 5. Dorothy Perkins from The Iconic $37 on sale

You could just one, or you can start a collection (like me) but everyone needs at least ONE kimono in their wardrobe. No fuss, easy to wear – just add kimono.

Until Next Time, In Style & Love Always,