A Bit of Boudoir Meets Eastern Styling

What is it about the kimono that makes it so trans-seasonably stylish? The sexy slinkiness of the fabric? The way it slips and moves across your shoulders and back? Its negligee appeal? I adore kimono styles for their easy femininity and the lazy-ease that they work with everything. Oft in light and pretty colours, I love this design from River Island because of its khaki green and orange palette; part-military and part-exotic. An open, loose, figure-skimming kimono suits every woman, irrelevant of her dress size, hips, bum, boobs or height. The magic of the kimono is how easy it is to wear: it can we belted and worn in the evening with heels, worn over a bikini when beachside or mixed-in with your everyday wardrobe like here, where I’ve paired it with Levis 501s and fluffy mules.

What are your thoughts on fluffy mules? Like these fluffy here: love? Loath? I swear something happens to me when I wear there River Island slip-ons, almost like I connect to my most-girlie self, my inner Marilyn. I usually wear an attention-seeking shoe like this (others including pom-poms and bunny ears) with an unpredictable/ boyish outfit so the overall look isn’t too sugar-sweet; adding texture and fluffiness without going into some sort of ‘sexy’ cliche.

How are you wearing/ cinching/ belting/ layering your kimono?


River Island Kimonos | Shop similar styles to the above, here.

River Island Statement Earrings | Shop similar styles to the above, here.

River Island | Black Fluffy Block Heel Mules | £52