I’m going to go ahead and proclaim it – this will be the summer of the kimono!
If you haven’t yet discovered the greatness of this lightweight layer, let me bestow it upon you.
Kimonos are the perfect way to add pattern and color to an outfit without adding warmth or weight.
If you live in a hot climate like I do, it’s super important to make your basics feel cute in the summer. We Texans get stuck in a tank top, shorts and flip flops rut. Accessories used to be our only option to make an outfit feel special without adding heat.
Enter the magical kimono…
It can instantly transform an outfit from blah to wow. There are SO many beautiful colors and patterns to choose from. Throw it on over your basics tee and shorts (or denim skirt), add sandals and accessories and you’re out the door in style!
For this month’s Pretty Fix, I’m styling a kimono one of the ways I’d wear it this summer. If you’re new around here and don’t know what the Pretty Fix is, it’s a few pieces I recommend to stay on trend without breaking the bank. The idea for it was born out of frustration some of you had with box styling services that are too pricey for the quality of the pieces. With the Pretty Fix, you can shop where you want and spend what you want.
Without further ado, here’s May’s Pretty Fix!
Pretty Fix: The May List
If you add just one piece to your wardrobe this month, make it a lightweight patterned kimono! You’re going to want more than one.
We just recently added these two kimonos to the Alison + Aubrey collection in mint and navy floral.
2. Smocked Square Neck Top
This sweet little smocked top reminds me of one I had as a child. It’s great for layering under a lightweight kimono but the fun details make it perfect to wear on it’s own.
3. Updated Hoop Earrings
These abstract hammered hoops are my new everyday earrings. They’re just the right size and come in gold, silver and rose gold.
Ingrid Abstract Hammered Hoop Earrings – Gold
4. Denim Skirt
Denim skirts are a big upcoming trend for summer. They are a great alternative to denim shorts! If you don’t have one yet, now’s the time to add it to your collection. I promise you’ll get tons of wear out of it! I also like the length on this one and stretch on this one.
5. Bright Sandals
Choose a color from your kimono and pair up some bright sandals with it. This pair is on sale for $6.50!
6. Round Crossbody Bag
I keep seeing these round rattan crossbody bags everywhere this spring. They’re a cute way to add some neutral texture to any outfit and scream summer!
It’s Your Turn: What pieces do you plan to add to your wardrobe this month? Tell us in the comments!
I FEEL PRETTY
It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell me what made you feel pretty this week in the comments.
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