Even with fall in the air (um, not here, but many of you reading this are already mentioning a hint of fall weather where you live), a pop of color is welcome on a sunny day. And this red kimono does a great job providing some fall color. Think apples. Or berries.
Kimonos made a BIG comeback a couple of years ago. And guess what? They are still extremely popular! They add some pizazz to an otherwise boring outfit and provide a bit of warmth at the same time.
The Red Kimono
You can tell I love kimonos as I’ve styled them a few times before. (Like Palm Leaf Kimono for Summer, Three Ways to Style a Floral Kimono Top, and Style a Kimono for Valentine’s Day. Whew!) But I have not had a vivid red one like this. I was inspired by a fellow blogger, Shelbee, who wore hers like a crossover dress and it looked SO cute! (Check out her post A Kimono Story here.) And red? Gotta love it.
This adorable red kimono is swirling with zinnia blooms and short dolman sleeves. So you can easily wear a sleeveless or short sleeve tee as well as a long sleeve top or dress under it. The fabric is 100% Modal and is machine washable, which I personally love.
The best news? It’s from Loft who is selling everything at over 60% off. (I believe it’s because they are filing for bankruptcy, which is very sad for the many folks who work there.) So the price is amazingly low.
Red always looks great with denim, and a red kimono looks especially cute with a pair of funky jeans like these. I am loving the cropped length and the slight flare with the “deconstructed hem.”
These jeans are from Loft so are very marked down in price. They are advertised as having “extra slimming and stretchy pockets – that magically hold you in for an irresistibly flattering finish!” Well, who doesn’t want that?! Lol! the denim really is super soft and stretchy but holds its shape. As this time, with our last gasp of summer, they are my favorite jeans.
They come in “modern” and “curvy” fit as well as regular and petite sizing.
Cami tops are so versatile! I recently styled a floral version of this cami top in the post Duster Length Cardigan for Fall Style. I like it so much, I also bought it in white and black. This white cami with lace at the neck is perfect to wear under so many things, or even all by itself, dressed up or down. While mine were specially priced for the Nordstrom Sale, they are still worth purchasing even at the regular price, as you will get lots of use from them.
Wrap bracelets are all the rage, and they can really add some style to an outfit! These are freshwater pearls on black so they really stand out!
I was totally tempted to wear my low slingback pumps, in red of course, but decided instead on these white kitten heel booties. White booties continue to trend this fall. I’ve had mine for a couple of years and find lots of things to wear them with. Here are some similar white booties:
Do you have a red kimono–or any other color–in your closet? Pull it out and think of the many ways you can style it for fall. And if you have one in red, all the better!