Is anybody else freaking out about all the “Winter” they are seeing in stores!! Wait, what?! Summer is almost over?? noooooooooo!

And I’m not sure what it’s like where you are, but it sure still feels like summer here! (it could also be the baby I’m growing that is making me feel the heat!)

So how do you start to get excited about the new season, but still dress appropriately for the current temperature? TRANS-SEASONAL my friend, trans-seasonal.

Basically, it’s the ‘fashion’ word for things you can wear when it’s a little bit hot now, but it’s going to get a little bit cold sooner rather than later.

LAYERING is the key to trans-seaonal, and what better to layer with, than a kimono!

I’m so in love with this gorgeous piece from Surafina, the colours are soft and summer-like, but works really well with deeper colours going into winter.

chasing cait fashion stylist auckland kimono

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ANY SIZE AND SHAPE can rock the kimono – it’s really what you put underneath that counts. Keep things slim and fitted (especially if you are petite) and stick to block colours (unless you are super-adventurous and want to print-clash!)

Here are three ways I’ve styled it to take you from Summer to Autumn.


Head out with friends, to the movies, or for coffee? throw it over your top and shorts for an extra layer of interest to your look. PLUS it will keep the sun off your shoulders if you’re sitting outside in the sun!

The gorgeous lightweight cotton is perfect for summer (you can even wear it to the beach over your togs!), and the soft colours show off your tan.

auckland personal stylist caitlin from chasing cait in surafina kimono


Who says the kimono has to stick to daytime outings? They are a GREAT coverup if you’re heading to the movies or a play or somewhere where the aircon can catch you by surprise!

Once again, the kimono also just adds another layer to any outfit! I will be thrashing my kimono over body con dresses as my bump grows, that’s for sure! Here’s how you can do it now…..

Surafina kimono on Auckland personal stylist and everyday fashion blogger chasing cait


It’s not cold enough for a coat or jacket yet, but the thermometer is starting to drop, Grab your fave top and jeans and add a boho twist with the kimono over the top! Remember as before, slimmer fits underneath are key so skinny jeans and slim-fitting tops are key. Here’s how to take it into the cool……

Surafina kimono on Auckland personal stylist and everyday fashion blogger chasing cait

One kimono, but so many options! Don’t forget you can get your hands on this beauty for just $99 by entering the code BLOGLOVE99 over on The Chasing Cait Shop!

Still stuck on how to wear a kimono? Drop me a note in the comments below and we’ll see how we can style it for you!

Until Next Time, In Style & Love Always,



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