Music is in the air with festival season upon us. And, even if you didn’t travel to Coachella to rock out, you still can get inspired by the Bohemian-chic styles that are ruling Instagram and style blogs this time of year.
Among a sea of floral crowns and crop tops, we’re spotting a trend that is easy to incorporate into our everyday wardrobes: kimonos. The Japanese-inspired loose top with wide sleeves has some star power behind it, with celebs like Kylie Jenner and Demi Lovato getting, ahem, wrapped up in the trend.
Here are a few kimonos that will lend a carefree vibe to your warm-weather wardrobe, even if you’re just going to a free concert in the neighborhood park.
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Kimonos have been trending for a few seasons. New for spring 2015, though, and perfect for daring fashionistas, are long, flowing kimonos with feminine silhouettes. Ruffles on the sleeves and a floral pattern give this kimono a romantic vibe, and a black background in the front and taupe in the back adds even more interest. Pair with an interesting T-shirt (we love geometric cutouts!) and black denim for an easy-to-put-together weekend look. Artee Couture print ruffle kimono, $48, nordstrom.com
Kimonos definitely have a youthful, laid-back vibe. For a more refined, elegant look, though, try layering a tile-printed kimono cardigan over an all-white palette. Coral, blues and black-and-white patterns blend together for a gorgeous yet unexpected color scheme. It’s easy to add in accessories – just borrow from the colors on the kimono or go with organic, earthy jewelry like wood bangles. NY Collection petite tile-print kimono cardigan, $41.99 on sale, macys.com
IN A COCOON
For a flattering fit, try a cocooned kimono that hugs your frame more than a traditional flowy kimono and hits right at the hips. In a rich tribal print, with a bold contrasting trim, all you need to do is add your favorite pair of denim and a plain white T-shirt for a bold outfit. Complete your outfit with a pair of neutral booties. Belle Du Jour juniors’ tribal-print cocoon kimono, $39, macy.com
DRESS IT UP
A kimono-sleeve dress carries a certain ease but still looks totally chic. Pair with stilettos and a clutch for an evening out, or flip-flops and a tote for a casual brunch meeting or shopping date. River Island kimono-sleeve wrap dress, $63, asos.com