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Mix ‘n’ Match Kimono Trend

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How to be a savvy fashionista? Double up your ensembles and stretch your bucks by mixing and matching your wardrobe – also an essential way to packing light for your travels! Farrah Eman has the styling tips and inspirations using kimono-inspired tops and outerwear.

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This week, we pick the kimono trend. This Asian-inspired silhouette is a stylish and perfect addition to your springtime wardrobe as tops or jackets. Here are 12 styling ideas you can create with just 6 sets of outfits.

Kimono-inspired outerwear
Kimono-style outerwear

Outerwear

Whether in a relaxed fit or fitted, a kimono-style outerwear is a popular layering choice. It covers unflattering area and provides a modest coverage. Make a bold statement in this floral print, relaxed fit kimono, featuring short kimono sleeves. Slip this semi-sheer silk crepe kimono vest with sash over your pants for an instant casual-smart dressing. You have control over how loose or fitted you want your sash to be. Complete your look with a pair of wedge sneakers or open-toe sandals plus an oversized bag.

Kimono-inspired tops
Kimono-inspired tops

Tops

A multicoloured kimono top is great with the plain, side-draped fitted skirt by Rick Owens Lilies. While this lace-trimmed kimono wrap blouse with matching belt, crafted from sheer net tulle, looks fabulous with either skirt or pants.

Kimono-inspired dresses
Kimono-style dresses

Dresses

Sabine & Sailor gives the Japanese kimono a modern twist with a sewn-in belted waist dress featuring side pockets. You can wear it on its own, but otherwise, match it with a plain comfortable jeans or the fitted Rick Owens Lilies skirt (as above) for added modesty. Floor-length dresses like this elegant and feminine creation by Issa, in silk jersey with lining and long wide sleeves will make you feel glamorous. The exotic leaf print in bright magenta and orchid hues is a wearable spring trend straight from the runway! Play around with different accessories and shoes to create more new looks.

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