Kimono Cool

Hello, all! I hope everybody had a fun and festive long, holiday weekend.

I first started to experiment with kimonos last summer (see how I styled one here), and it’s safe to say that my love for them has continued into this season. They are a lightweight, flowy version of a blazer, and they can be worn in multiple ways – either dressed up, casual or even as a bathing suit coverup at the beach or pool.

This one in particular was a recent killer clearance find – the soft pastel colors and flowy, bell-shaped sleeves are what sold me on it, and at a whopping $8, I figured I couldn’t go wrong.

kimono: LC Lauren Conrad (similar & similar) | chiffon cami: Apt. 9 (exact) | pink skinnies: Old Navy (similar & similar) | flats: LC Lauren Conrad (exact) | nameplate necklace: childhood gift | rhinestone lariat: LC Lauren Conrad (similar & similar)
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  1. 7.9.15

    Thanks, Jana! xo

  2. 7.9.15

    Me too! That's the best way to dress during the summer.

  3. 7.9.15

    Thank you! 🙂

  4. 7.9.15

    Thank you!

  5. 7.9.15

    Haha, I remember that from last summer! They are just so easy, breezy to wear – love them. And, hopefully Kohl's follows through on that message!

  6. 7.9.15

    Thank you!

  7. 7.9.15

    You're so sweet, thanks friend! I've thought about making my own kimono, too – I would love if you shared yours if you do!

  8. 7.9.15

    They are such a versatile piece to have in your closet!

  9. 7.9.15

    Right? I couldn't agree more!

  10. 7.9.15

    Thank you!

  11. 7.8.15

    That color blue is so gorgeous on you, Karly! I love the crisp white you paired it with, too!

  12. 7.8.15
    Debra Stachelski said:

    So cute and it looks very comfortable! I'm all about comfort these days!

  13. 7.8.15
    Stephanie Chalk said:

    I have to get my hands on a kimono now, I love it! What a great outfit! Xo, Stephanie

  14. 7.8.15

    That is such a gorgeous blue kimono. I love that you paired it with white, too.

  15. 7.8.15

    You are totally responsible for turning me onto kimonos and now I have a handful in my closet, I love them! They are such an easy way to transform an outfit, and PS I totally saw Kohl's comment/share on your instagram, how cool!!

  16. 7.8.15

    That is my jam! Haha. I layer them all of the time. 🙂

  17. 7.8.15

    The colors in that print are so pretty – I love that you let them pop against a backdrop of all white!

  18. 7.7.15
    Nadia said:

    All of these soft colours really bring out your eyes! For some reason I have such a hard time finding summer staples – maxis, white jeans and kimonos that are flattering on me must be hiding somewhere. I'm really considering making my own this summer if I can find a fabric I love!

  19. 7.7.15
    Robin G. said:

    I just shared my floral kimono look on the blog as well! You are so right, you can wear them in many different ways!

    Penn&Quill || Robin

  20. 7.7.15
    Ashley T said:

    I have a serious love for kimonos! This one is so pretty and a steal for that price!

  21. 7.7.15
    Jess said:

    Nice find for $8!! Looks lovely!

  22. 7.7.15

    Thank you! Nothing better than a good clearance find.

  23. 7.7.15

    You're so sweet, thanks!

  24. 7.7.15

    Thank you!

  25. 7.7.15

    Thanks, lady! I know, certain ones can look weird on – it definitely takes some searching to find the right one!

  26. 7.7.15

    I really couldn't leave it on the clearance rack for that price!

  27. 7.7.15

    Thank you! I've been very into layering all my delicate necklaces lately. 🙂

  28. 7.7.15

    Thanks, Kristen!

  29. 7.7.15

    You totally should!

  30. 7.7.15

    Thanks, Ashley!

  31. 7.7.15

    Right?! I couldn't pass it up!

  32. 7.7.15

    Thanks, lady!

  33. 7.7.15

    Looks great, I agree that you can't go wrong with $8!

    Mimi & Chichi

  34. 7.7.15

    That color blue looks amazing on you! You look super cute!

    Her Heartland Soul

  35. 7.7.15
    Lauren Scorzafava said:

    You look gorgeous! I love this look!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  36. 7.7.15
    Christina Sotherden said:

    I have always wanted a kimono but just never found one in the stores that I liked – this one is perfect though, I love all the colors and you cannot beat $8!! Love this look.

  37. 7.7.15

    I love kimonos! I can't believe you got his for $8! Love how you styled it!
    xo Emily

  38. 7.7.15

    Looks great on you!! I also love how you layered your necklaces. I hope that you had a nice weekend too!! 🙂

  39. 7.7.15

    what a bargain! can't go wrong with $8. the colour is gorgeous and i love the way you paired it with all white.

  40. 7.7.15
    Biana Perez said:

    I don't think I've ever worn a kimono, but if I can find one like yours I totally will!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  41. 7.7.15

    I am still totally into kimonos this year…that blue one is such a steal at that price!

  42. 7.7.15
    Jenn said:

    Ive seen some super cute kimonos lately online but can never find any cute ones in the stores. You look great in yours!!