There’s no doubting that layering in an outfit adds interest and takes your whole look up a notch. In the warmer months, however, layering is not easy to pull off without sweating up a storm.
There is one wardrobe piece that can work in the layering department when the heat is on – the kimono.
I’m a fan from way back and was excited to find out about online store, Iland Co, a store that specialises in them – and offers them in three different lengths.
New South Wales-based Jodie Minto created the label when living as an expat for almost nine years in Dubai.
Our designs are all done in-house and are inspired by our travels. We ethically source our fabrics and materials and always strive for a fair deal for all of our team, suppliers and manufacturers. – Jodie Minto
Iland Co kimono $89 (short); $115 (medium); $129 (long)
The base outfit I’ve worn here is one that most of us have in our wardrobe – a white tee and denim jeans. Sure they look great on their own. It’s a classic look.
But just the addition of one garment – the kimono – in any of the three lengths takes the outfit next level.
Each length of kimono offers a different look too. The longer length offers a dressier take and the short of medium options a more casual look.
I’ve worn a tee but a tank or cami works equally as well, particularly if it’s warmer. A kimono worn with shorts also works. Play with proportions and wear a long kimono with short shorts as shown in the model’s outfit.
The kimonos are made from a chiffon polyester mix. The short length kimono comes with one front clasp, the mid-length with two clasps and the full-length with three fastenings. The clasps are invisible clear press studs so no noticeable when worn open.
Sizing is free size.
So tell me, would I find a kimono in your wardrobe? What length do you prefer to wear?
Plan your outfits for the week ahead
Once your wardrobe is edited and working for you, the next step in keeping things stress-free is all about daily and weekly outfit planning.
I know this is not for everyone but it’s something that works for me. If you think a little planning might help you, we’ve created a weekly outfit planner printable that you can download for free and fill in each week.
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