The Item of Clothing you did not think you needed..but you do!!


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Style Theory: Kimonos/ kaftans or robes are big news this season, yes, they have been around for ages, in the past they were more related to a hippy/boho vibe, but now they are a key Spring/Summer 2017 look. They add a chic twist and a little (swishy) drama to the most basic of outfits (a tee, jeans and heels) and are the perfect warm weather outerwear. With intricate embroidery, in beautiful colours, fringing or piping details, this luxe jacket is my new obsession. It is so flattering thrown over a pair of shorts, with a t shirt and flip flops, or over a swimsuit, a kimono will be my perfect cover up companion on holiday this year...
Mango £79.99
I love this kaftan, it is a navy base (would look gorgeous over a navy swimsuit) The embroidery is beautiful, stunning colours to mix and match with, it would look fab over a dark red dress in the evening on holiday, the perfect day to evening item.
Mango £35.99
A subtle, velevet kaftan, the black edging on this makes it the perfect item for over a black camisole, jeans or shorts and flips flops for the perfect dressed up but dressed down holiday look.
Topshop £75
Add a pair of pointed mules, denim shorts and a pale green silk camisole top for the most beautiful summer look.
Asos £70
This soft blue colour would look stunning against sunkissed skin and gorgeous over a brightly colour or navy bikini or swimsuit.
New Look £19.99
If you fancy dabbling in the trend but do not want to spend lots of money, this chic kaftan ticks all the boxes without being super expensive.
Zara £59.99
Super chic, very St Tropez, this kimono has gorgeous side splits perfect for over swimwear or jeans.
Zara £69.99
This is the same kimono seen on a couple of the streetstylers above, it looks stunning on, perfect over a breton and jeans.
Warehouse £32
A beautiful really soft pink colour, again this would look fab against sunkissed, over a black bikini or swimsuit but equally as good over pale blue, ankle length jeans and a white tee.

My Style

Kimono - Mango £79.99 (instore)
T-Shirt - Quattro Rish

My sister came around with this kimono on and it looked so amazing on her, super chic and stylish so I 'borrowed' it from her (in the hope she may forget about it!!) They are great on, this one is quite heavy, the embroidery is stunning and covers up perfectly, flatteringly, with a cool edge, how did I live without a kimono before?!!

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Are you as fan of the summer kimono/robe look? I must admit when they were first shown on the SS17 catwalks I did not really 'get it' but since I tried one on I completely do and have fallen in love with this chic but useful trend..As always I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions, til the next time Fran xxx


  1. I have a short kimono from last summer, it's a great cover up, I can wear it as an extra layer on colder days (looks great over a long sleeved breton), or as a cover up on the way to the beach with shorts and swimsuit. I've worth it over a dress for a party, and with jeans at the weekend. A do all, go anywhere multi tasking item, will definately be in my suitcase this summer!

    1. That should have read "I've worn it over a dress"!

    2. Oh that sounds perfect, I love the look of a kimono over a breton, it looks super stylish xxx

  2. Hi Fran. I absolutely love the kimono you are wearing. Do you know which mango store it was from? Or anything that will help me track it down. Thanks Jo

    1. HI Jo, my sister bought it online a couple of weeks ago and it looks like it has sold out. The product code is 830890239905 - hopefully this may help tracking it down xxxx

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