From Diddy at the 2016 VMA’s to more recently, Gucci’s Spring/Summer ’17 collection, the kimono cardigan has been subject to a rise in popularity. And it’s no surprise why. It is an absolutely eye catching piece and is reserved by those who really wish to stand out with their fashion. If you’re not fully convinced, then here’s a couple more reasons you may want to consider it for this summer.
1. Kimonos are often made of lighter and thinner fabrics
Layers always add dimension and complexity to an outfit however, summer makes it challenging to pull this off. Imagine walking outside in 95 degree weather while wearing a wool sweater . Ew.
Obviously, the type of fabrics used for kimonos will differ depending on the brand, however most will utilize lighter fabrics because it produces a desirable drape. With heavier fabrics, there is less movement within the garment because there is more weight and less air permeability. Meanwhile, lighter fabrics will act fluidly and flow beautifully when worn. As a result, this makes the perfect outerwear for summer! No sweat. Very stylish.
2. A kimono is a statement piece
Kimonos stand out. Period.
Widened sleeves and a long hem are characteristic of a kimono cardigan. It’s not something that you’ll see often while walking down the street. Of course, if you prefer dressing modestly then perhaps this might not be the best choice for you. On the other hand, if you are very fashion forward and experimental then perhaps this should be a look to consider.
3. Casual or formal, the kimono does it all
Cardigans are known for their incredible versatility. You could potentially dress it up with a dress shirt and some fitted chinos or perhaps opt for a casual look and pair it with your favorite t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers. The combinations are as endless as your creativity. In turn, this also gives you more bang for your buck. There will be less of a chance that your cardigan will end up dusting in your closet since it will be compatible with lots of items in your wardrobe.
As you can see, there are several reasons why the kimono cardigan should be in your closet for this summer. It will provide an outlet for expressing a bolder style while still keeping you cool from the tremendous heat. What more could you ask for?