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How To Wear A Kimono

- Andrea Van De Vort Fashion

For most, the phrase "wardrobe staple" brings to mind trusty denim, silky blouses, and sensible (read: boring) flats. To which we say---where the hell is the fun in that? Don't get us wrong, we're all for investment pieces, but we also firmly believe that first and foremost, fashion should be fun. Just because a piece isn't black, white or denim doesn't make it any less of a wardrobe basic. Case in point? This Cleobella Olivia Kimono. Sure it brings a bit more sass than say, a cashmere cardigan, but that's exactly what we love about it. Everyone needs a fringe sleeve, boho-printed statement jacket to reach for when everything else in your closet has you bored half to death...and this one has your name written all over it. Here are three ways to wear it to get you started, but we can assure you that with this baby, you'll never run out of options.

Mate the label Dylan Tank, Cleobella Olivia Kimono, RES distressed denim

Keep It Casual

While layering a drapey jacket over jeans and a tee is nothing new, we kept things fresh by tying up a gauzy white tank, layering some SKIVVIES underneath, and reaching for a pair of seriously distressed denim. Paired with sparkly white tennies, this outfit is perfect for running errands, grabbing coffee and shopping. The best part? You won't feel the least bit embarrassed should you run into your ex. Now that's what we call an outfit. Cleobella Olivia Kimono, Spell and the Gypsy Collective Isla Bonita Romper

Dress It Up

For nights that require getting dressed up, but not like DRESSED UP dressed up. A black romper with low key flirty details like this one by Spell and The Gypsy Collective is perfect for wearing on a chill first date or grabbing drinks with friends. Pair with a heeled ankle bootie (we love these by Free People) for a little bit of height that's a hell of a lot more comfortable than a pair of pumps. Cleobella Olivia Kimono, Free People Tank, One Teaspoon Cobaine Bandits

Add Some Color

Throwing a printed kimono over black and white is easy, but adding an unexpected pop of color like this Free People ribbed tank turns the entire outfit into a statement. Looks effortless, but also like you know your sh*t when it comes to the sartorial art of mixing and matching. A pair of One Teaspoon cutoffs and a delicate gold chain keeps things casual, but we think it'd look just as cool with vegan leather leggings for nighttime.

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