Kimono Queen

If there is one item in my holiday wardrobe I hate packing away once the holiday is over it’s my beach kimono.  It’s only a cheap one from Boohoo , but it’s been a fantastic buy and now there is more than one way to wear this bit of beach attire when you’re not frolicking in the sand.

You may have spotted a handful of fashionistas wafting around the city streets in what looks very similar to (and is more than likely) a beach kimono.  Of course they’re not teaming it with their must-have one or two piece, no, you’re more likely to see it worn over jeans and tee….See below

(All images via Pinterest)

The maxi kimono has long been a firm favourite on the summer festival scene, but if you’ve out grown that part of your life and still want to get more wear out of this lovely piece of fabric, now is most definitely the time to give this look a go.

Hopefully you already own a lovely beach cover up that will work well for this trend, but if you don’t, are off on hols shortly and fancy giving this trend a go here are a few of my favs.  I think it makes the perfect airport outfit over a little vest, with jeans and sandals…And if you stick your swimwear in your hand luggage at least you’ll have one beautiful thing to wear poolside if your suitcase take a completely different kind of holiday!


Cool as a Kimono 👘

Waking up to a day as wet as this one makes me think about the incredible sunshine we had last Friday, and the fact I was being able to enjoy what was the hottest day of the 2014 so far, whilst being with a group of my best friends at London’s Wireless festival.

Festivals are great aren’t they? Full of good music, (although Kanye was as bad as you probably read in the papers), lots of food, drink and if you’re lucky loads of porter loos! It’s also a great place to scout out other peoples festival wardrobes.

Obviously with Wireless being so hot last week there was naked flesh galore on show, I’ve seen enough side boob and butt cheek action to last me a lifetime, with the vast majority of it not on the nicest of bodies!! But, one item of clothing that many a festival-goer was rocking, myself included, was the kimono.

From floor sweeping to sleeveless and tassels, in florals, monochrome or lace they come in all colours, shapes and sizes, and it’s got to be the summer holiday wardrobe must-have.

If you’ve not already purchased then now is the time, with summer sales in full swing you can definitely bag a bargain or two.

This item is perfect as your bikini beach cover-up, but stick it on with a pair of shorts to take to straight to the bar. Even when you get back from hols it’ll look great teamed with jeans and a cami. I also think they’re a great piece regardless of age. Many older ladies worry about the tops of their arms, but the kimono has it covered whilst still looking elegant and stylish. and New Look have a huge range and both retailers are really well priced. Here’s my favourites from the high street and online right now.

F&F at Tesco £14 and £28

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Topshop £48

New Look both at £24.99

M&Co £35

ASOS now £14 & Bank £29

River Island £40 & M&S £39.50

Urban Outfitters £40