There’s an absolute imperative that you not leave the house without a jacket--who knows what air conditioning/evening chill awaits? And lately we’ve spotted a style that’s become a new wardrobe staple: the kimono.

These slinky, cross-wrapped cover-ups are versatile, and look as right replacing more boyish jackets (ahem, denim) as they do paired with couture. The fact that they’re as silky and comfy as jammies doesn’t hurt.

We’ve put together some of the best celebrity street-style examples of how to rock this look, with some places to get one of your own.

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Jewel Tone

Gwen Stefani’s swirling, silk-patterned kimono classes up a basic black top.

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A similar “Rock the Kasbah” style in velvet is extra chic.

Johnny Was, $298

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Lighten Up

FKA Twigs wears a pale vintage robe over a super-modern Jean Paul Gaultier dress.

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Try this sand-colored version with appliqués along its edges over black jeans and your favorite strappy heels for a quick but chic cocktail outfit.

Plenty by Tracy Reese, $248

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Vivid

Nicole Richie pretty much pioneered the "let's lead with a kimono" casual look.

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Now Ms. Richie's fashion line turns out similarly eye-catching versions.

House of Harlow 1960, $193

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Graphic

Alexa Chung’s white-on-navy design gives this girly silhouette some edge.

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A short black jacket in silk crepe with restrained embroidery is a great option if you’re not looking to go full Stevie Nicks.

Talitha, $1,500

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Matchy Matchy

Rihanna seems to have forgotten her shirt, but not her style, in a matching slinky kimono and pants.

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Try a tamer hookup with matching jacket and shorts.

Topshop, $32 (for the duster)

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