You Don’t Have to be Nicole Richie to Wear a Kimono Jacket
BY: Emily Donelan | Jun 17, 2014
Kimono jackets are all but synonymous with Nicole Richie, the celeb designer behind Winter Kate. Her collection of bohemian clothing was inspired by trends from the ‘60s and ‘70s, so the kimonos are flowery and fringed, styled with distressed cutoffs, crop tops, and felt hats. At a glance, they give off a strong “I just got back from Coachella” vibe—but that’s not the only way to wear them. We’ve paired this ASOS kimono with three outfits for three summer settings. Kimono in print with border; ASOS ($85.74) Barbecue Party (top): The floral romper is one part of a fetching power-clash with the kimono. Wrap the twist scarf around a top-knot bun (like this) to bring out the pink in the kimono's paisley. Floral bustier romper; LOFT ($79.50) | Aviators; Ray-Ban ($150) | Beige and neon-pink stripe twist scarf; ban.do ($20) Poolside (center): Protect your back from getting sunburned and look effortlessly chic by layering the kimono over a Baywatch-red one-piece with a deep U-back. Anne Marie one-piece swimsuit; Solid & Striped ($140) | Jemima hat; Melissa Odabash ($132) | Fillmore sunglasses; Elizabeth and James ($195) Workday, then Drinks (bottom): Match the kimono with an LWD for a smart, office-friendly ensemble. You only need a bold red lip to go from day to night. Stripe strappy fit & flare dress; GAP ($59.95) | Original canvas Dali; Soludos ($36)| Revolution lipstick in Catfight; Urban Decay ($22) Find more kimonos on ideeli. Thumbnail image courtesy of Style Cue.