I'm all about that summer weather. The warm air, the sunshine, all the things that we love about summer. However, there are some days that are less summery than others, a bit more chilly and a lot less warm. While dresses, rompers, and shorts are perfect for the scorching summer heat, they don't fly so well when the weather is a bit chilly. However, this outfit is perfect for the cooler summer days, it's casual and warm, but not too warm. 

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I originally never saw myself wearing a kimono, but I've got to admit, kimonos are perfect for the cooler summer days. The material is light and flowy so that it covers up my arms, but it is not nearly as warm as a cardigan, which makes for the perfect warmth. The pattern adds a nice touch as well, so I can wear it with looks that are a bit more simple and leave it to the kimono to accessorize. The whole thing was definitely something a little different to me considering how often I wear cardigans, but so far, I'm liking this kimono look. This kimono is from American Eagle, here's a similar one, but American Eagle has some other really nice ones. 
Since I mentioned how the pattern on the kimono definitely packs a punch, I found it most fitting to wear a plain t-shirt along with it. I have few plain t-shirts because I've never really been the kind of person to settle with a t-shirt, but the t-shirt keeps the look casual and of course, compliments the look. This one is from Old Navy (there's a similar one here!), it's simple and plain and just has a little pocket on the chest, but it's fit for women, which makes it a lot more flattering than all those oversized unisex t-shirts that I got in school. 
I added my simple gold necklace from Charming Charlie, I've worn it countless times on the blog, but I figured that it would dress up the otherwise plain look. A long necklace would also look great with this look, but I just didn't have one on hand and figured that this necklace would still add a bit of style to the simple shirt. 

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I'm also wearing a pair of my Gap jeans, they're some of the few brands of jeans that actually fit my body type. These ones are a little short because I got them in petite, they're the perfect length when I'm standing but then they get a little short when I sit. I just pretend that they're ankle jeans and that works perfectly, especially considering that if my pants aren't all the way to the ankle then I can show off my shoes more. I honestly forgot that I had these jeans in my closet, but I found them recently and I've been loving wearing them again. 
I'm carrying my crossbody as well, this one goes with so many things because of the simple design and color, but I love it. It fits the essentials, keys, my phone, and my wallet, so it's perfect for just heading out for a bit. I got this one from Kate Spade a couple years ago and it's a go-to purse now. 
And last but not least, my sunhat. I mentioned on a previous post that I'm not really a hat person, I guess this summer has been a summer of trying things that I would have never seen myself wearing. First the hat and now the kimono. This hat matches the look and also keeps me shaded in the summer sunshine. Although it may be chilly, that doesn't necessarily mean that the sun is any weaker. 

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Shop the Look

Top: Old Navy (similar) // Kimono: American Eagle (similar)
Jeans: Gap // Necklace: Charming Charlie // Purse: Kate Spade (old) 
Shoes: ASOS - Rebel London (similar)

3 comments:

  1. This outfit is soo cute, girl! I love how it is simple but still really stylish and it stands out more than just a jeans and t-shirt would.

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  2. You put together the prettiest posts-love that kimono!
    Katelyn
    from
    www.theyellowspectacles.com

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  3. I just adore kimonos, so perfect for the summer!
    xo, Syd
    anchoredinthesouth.com

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