Fashion | How to wear your summer kimono in winter…


Its finally the Monday before Christmas! Honestly, I’m not sure either me or Josh feel all that Christmassy yet. As I write this up on the Saturday before we are both watching Muppets Christmas Carol and I am in new Disney, Bambi PJ’s (obviously). It has become somewhat of our own Christmas tradition in fact, A muppet Christmas Carol and new PJ’s, hopefully with disney characters.

Part of this years oddness is it our first ever at home, just the two of us. It makes the event a little different to normal years of going to our parents and Grandparents and so have set aside a couple of our own traditions. A christmas day walk before lunch (post champagne however), christmas movies or more exact movies of our past, this year we intend to watch muppets again, Chanel fours 1998 straight to TV movie of Merlin, Love Actually and About Time and finally of course new christmas day clothes, PJ’s all the way….

Before Christmas however, you need a different type of outfit, one acceptable for outside and general company, thats where this post comes in. One of my favourite silhouettes at the moment is the high waist, soft harem trousers with a tucked in shirt and belt, in Marrakech I called it Annie Hall meets Indiana Jones and I’m still a little bit obsessed.

Whats not been helping our Christmas spirit is this warmer weather… it doesn’t feel like Christmas. However, in its place are outfits like these, where you can wear your summertime Kimono in the depths of winter.

Like many, I love a good jacket and this green kimono from Zara is the perfect jacket for an outfit like this, it takes an oversized polo and harem trousers and makes the outfit fun again. For my own figure it also gives me a little more shape by cinching my waist in. So how do you wear a kimono in winter, well, its as simple as layering your clothes whether that is sweaters and long sleeved T shirts or pulling a shirt over a tank and the kimono also works great on black colours as it breaks up the outfit without breaking the silhouette.

SS15 Capsule Wardrobe: Inspiration from the train.

Modified, a lot. I was station bathing (sun bathing on the train station, its a thing) when I caught a glimpse of a woman wearing black jeans, black camisole and flat sandals and the key, a black fringed kimono. From the moment I saw it the inspiration for this outfit hit. Why hadn’t I thought of the obvious before? Jeans and a kimono the ultimate in easy spring style!

I had bought my kimono unexpectedly. I had loved the one I had shown you guys a while back but this wasn’t even on my list when it jumped out at me in H&M that saturday. So far its been something that I have consistently worn or found ways of wearing. Whereas I probably should have been afraid of wearing something with long fringing it hasn’t been that scary! Sure you do a lot of swishing, whip the odd unsuspecting person with a tassel but really isn’t that what a good outfit is all about? I like to think so, plus any excuse for further layering is always good with me!