3 Looks Styled with 1 Forever 21 KimonoI was shopping at Forever 21 recently and immediately fell in love with this kimono. The bright colours are fabulous and a great reprieve from this overcast grey winter weather that seems to never end. I also love the versatile of this piece. I styled it here 3 ways, but the options are endless by just adding different accessories. And being from from Forever 21, it was less than $40!
The my first look, I styled the kimono as a light cover up over a dress. I could really wear this kimono as a cover up over virtually anything, it would be a great way to add some colour to a basic black dress or dark denim. In the summer time, I could even wear it as a cover up for a swimsuit. I just have to use my imagination. I added s statement necklace to play up the whimsy of the kimono and wore basic pumps in a muted purple colour, to not make the outfit look too busy.
The Details!: Kimono from Forever 21 / Travis Taddeo Dress from Homegrown Boutique / Flower Necklace from Suzy Shier / Pumps from Nine West
Another way I styled the kimono was as a dress. Since the material is quite light and it's quite cold outside, I wore a tight basic dress underneath. But in the summer I can wear less garments underneath ( or nothing at all!), and still wear the kimono as a dress. The key to making a dress (or top) from this kimono is to add a fabulous wide belt. I opted for a wide corset type belt from Hot Topic. The belt reminds me of the wide sashes actual kimonos are tied with.
The Details!: Kimono From Forever 21 / Belt from Hot Topic / Vintage Clutch / Flower Necklace from Suzy Shier / Pumps from Nine West
And for the third look I created, I styled the kimono as a chic top and wore it over my tight black coated denim pants. I added a different wide belt from Hot Topic and my "go to" black booties. I love how this look turned out! And again the options are endless! Wear it over jeans, coloured slim trousers, or a short skirt. Add different shoes and accessories and suddenly the look has a completely different feel.
The Details!: Kimono from Forever 21 / Pants from H&M / Vintage Clutch / Expression Boots from Hudson's Bay
All 3 of these looks are great to wear to any event: dinner, drinks, or a gallery opening! I have to admit I felt very a la Carrie Bradshaw while styling this kimono. Hers' on Sex and The City was amazing!
P.s!: This is a great piece to add to any wardrobe and the versatility of this kimono makes it a great investment piece. Except I got it from Forever 21, so it wasn't a very huge investment!