It’s such a relief for it to get past the “it’s too hot to cover up my arms” stage of a stinky, sweaty summer.
Because while I’m all for waving the tuckshops around like I just don’t care when it is so hot that I REALLY just don’t care, I never feel quite dressed or done up without something extra on my arms.
Last time I touched on this first world issue was back in September last year. I know, back when it was still bearable to add an extra layer, albeit a summer-type layer.
One of the pieces I mentioned in this post was the kimono.
I love them for their light, floaty appeal and their ability to take a basic outfit and make it into something more. (I’m not the only fann – check out Mrs Woog’s post too)
She would serve me well over a little black dress, she’d serve me well with shorts and a tank for the weekend and she’d serve me well with jeans and a tee for a rare date night to the movies.
Yes, Stylers, Mr SY and I actually left the house and went to see a movie … at the actual cinema … and no we did not need 3D glasses.
Back to the kimono outfit.
I love this kimono because from the front it’s just sheer black so you can work in any colour combination you so desire. Do a half or full-turn and you get to show off the pink flower print. Mr 7, who clearly needs lessons in female clothing commentary etiquette, did ask why I had a big flower on my back … clearly I still have work to do on that front.
It’s a one-size-fits all garment. I do like that. Also, it’s an easy-care piece that won’t crush so is the perfect travel companion and just needs a quick cool, hand wash.
Would you/do you wear kimonos? Seen any good movies lately?
* The kimono and ballet flats were gifted to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy.