How To Wear This Season’s Cover-Up: The Kimono

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Floaty, printed and perfect for spring, there’s a new cover up in town giving denim jackets and duster coats a serious run for their money. From pairing with jeans to date-night dresses and even thrown over a bikini, the kimono is absolutely the most versatile item to hit your wardrobe this season! Here’s how to do it right, with a little help from the world’s most stylish ladies.

The Office Kimono:

Perfect for letting you wear your sleeveless summer dresses to work, this is how you nail springtime office chic. Pick a fringed number like this Marks & Spencer piece and you’ll be ticking off the ’70’s trend too!


Marks & Spencer Fringe Trim Kimono, £39.50


The Daytime Kimono:

Elena Perminova’s jeans and kimono combo shows that this is the ultimate transitional cover-up. Bringing your jeans and a basic vest to life, here’s how to inject some serious pattern into your wardrobe. Try this Mango number now!


Mango Fringed Kimono, £69.99


The ‘When It’s a Bit Chilly’ Kimono:

This is how you nail casual kimono-ing. Model Sylvia Van Der Kooster is a master at the art of kimono layering, showing that this cover up is not just for the summer months. This is a print-on-print dream! Make it work with this lovely Topshop option and a floral maxi skirt.


Topshop Long Kimono, £39

The Evening Kimono:

Margot Robbie’s amazing Giambattista Valli kimono shows off exactly how to nail the look in the evening. Simply throw it over your fave mini dress and team with matching heels – you will be looking like a date-night dream in no time. This offering from Dorothy Perkins would look amazing paired with your fave little white dress and pointy red courts!


Dorothy Perkins Red Kimono, £22

The Beach Kimono:

And your beach cover up is also sorted with the purchase of a cheap-as-chips kimono like this gorgeous floral design from Bershka.Simply team with a bikini and your tan!


Bershka Floral Kimono, £14.99

Five different ways to wear your kimono sorted! For more hot high street buys, check out today’s Fashion Drop.

By Amy de Klerk