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Styling Tip: Toss on Over Skinny Jeans
The second you search ?kimono? on Pinterest, you?ll be inundated with images of more cutoff shorts and fringe than a blogger can fit into a DSLR frame. But that doesn?t mean it?s the only route to take. Slim trousers or jeans work just as well, if not better.
Photo: Elle Apparel (which includes a DIY tutorial)
Shop: A Sheer Floral Style
Translucent fabrics also apply. But if it were up to us, we’d go monochromatic underneath (i.e., all black or all white).
Topshop, 478 Broadway (at Broome St.)
Styling Tip: Pair with a Black Sheath
So this gal is rocking more of a vintage smoking jacket (which, if you can find: kudos), but the idea is the same. A rich silk topper takes a basic dress to a whole new level.
Photo: Street Style Seconds
Shop: Darker Fabrics
The key to making an LBD work is to keep the look?s overall colorway consistent. (This is not the time to experiment with neons.) Find a jacket that has a dark-colored base and you?re guaranteed to be the chicest one at happy hour.
Available at H&M stores throughout NYC
Styling Tip: Rock It at the Office
Pencil skirts, meet your match. A patterned jacket is the new way to work a suit.
Photo: Everything Hauler
Shop: An Actual Bathrobe
We are not suggesting that you show up to the boardroom in nothing but a pink bra. We are encouraging you to look to the lingerie department to score a quality piece of silk, sans lace. When styled conservatively (read: high-cut blouse, knee-length skirt, close-toed pumps, neutral colors), your boss will never know the difference.
Fleur du Mal ($525)
Exclusive to fleurdumal.com
Shop: An Authentic Japanese One
To support our local folks, check out an outstanding little shop in Soho called the Kimono House, which sells a range of vintage and made-in-Japan bathrobes for all your ladylike styling needs.
The Kimono House, 121 Thompson St. (between Houston St. and Prince St.); 212-505-0232 or thekimonohouse.com
Ever notice those ridiculously cool girls on Crosby Street floating down the cobblestone in long layers, even on an 80-degree day?
They're wearing kimonos--and so can you.
Think of this as the summer version of a blazer. It adds age-appropriate coverage without weight (but can also combat against your aggressive office AC).
We wrangled up a few ideas to help you pull off the Japanese-inspired look.
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