1 Kimono, 2 Rad Ways To Style It

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There are certain staples every woman knows she should have in her closet, like the perfect pair of denim skinnies or heels that will turn heads but not pinch your feet. But, there's a closet staple that goes missing in these roundups and it's the kimono.
Living in L.A. pretty much means living in an endless summer where layers aren't necessary. And that's where the kimono comes in. It's the ideal lightweight topper that adds something to an outfit without the weight (or the sweat) of a heavy jacket.
You just need to find one that's in a print, color, and fabric that you love. For my daytime look, I paired my white floral kimono with some cut-off shorts and a graphic tee. To keep my look relaxed, I chose boots and a fringe bag to complete an ensemble suitable for shopping around town and meeting friends for lunch.
The Laundry Room Born In The USA Cali Tank, $62, available at Mate Vintage; Jeffrey Campbell Rumi Boots, $185, available at Envi Shoes; Ecoté Fringe Bag; thrifted kimono.
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Transitioning my kimono into a nighttime outfit fit for a girls' bar crawl is simple. For this look, I swapped the cut-off shorts for a cutout dress and a pair of heels. Then I just throw my hair up into a bun, swap out the fringed cross-body for a clutch, and grab my favorite shade of lipstick. A successful day in any girl's book.
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Jewel Mint Fringe Fest Cuff, $29.99, available at Jewel Mint; Tylie Malibu Horback Sub Terra Laila Clutch, $340, available at Tylie Malibu; Luna Boutique Salem Maxi Dress; Zara Ankle Strap Sandals; thrifted kimono.

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