Kimono Style for Spring and Summer

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This outfit was for a sponsored post for Chico's for an Instagram post. While this blog post was not a requirement, I thought I'd share it over here as well. I just love this outfit. 

Kimono style for spring and summer can easily go for from casual to elegant by changing accessories and shoes.

Kimono Style for Spring and Summer

Kimonos or ruanas have been a big favorite of mine for years. Maybe it's because of my love affair with scarves.

Many come in prints and they look fabulous paired with solids.

Here is previous post that I did on Kimonos and Here.

Wearing Kimonos

  • over a fitted dress
  • over leggings
  • with jumpsuits
  • with shorts
  • with pants

Kimonos are so elegant and chic. You can totally change the look with your styling in terms of shoes and jewelry.

With kimonos being loose and flowy, I prefer to wear it with something more fitted underneath.

Ruana | White jeans | White Tank | Bracelet | necklace | Similar Shoes | Rug | Outdoor Wicker

woman in spring outfit

Ruana | White jeans | White Tank | Bracelet | necklace | Similar Shoes

I will get so much wear out of this ruana! It's beautifully made in silk. I am wearing the size small/medium. The colors will allow it to work with so many looks. 

swan kimono

Ruana | White jeans | White Tank | Bracelet | necklace | Similar Shoes

Do you notice the swan on the back? It's just such a classic, yet unique piece. 

Take note of the colors! It works well with white, light taupe/tan, black, peach, sage green, and bright pink.

woman standing in yard

Ruana | White jeans | White Tank | Bracelet | necklace | Similar Shoes

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The jeans are so comfortable. I do not like white jeans to be fitted. White can be a tricky pant. I tend to find that I like a bit of a bigger size in white pants. I typically get a .5 in Chico's which is equivalent to a size 6 but went with the 1.0 which is an 8. It's a very comfortable fit.

woman in summer outfit

Ruana | White jeans | White Tank | Bracelet | necklace | Similar Shoes

 I am so glad that higher waisted jeans are back in style. I recently cleaned out my closet. I had so many pairs of bootcut jeans that I was saving. Bootcut is back in so I was glad that I had saved them. Would you believe that they all fit!!! I was so happy, but I only kept like 2 pairs! The waistline was just too low. That low cut and mid rise was just so unflattering. I am so glad that they made their way out. 

These jeans are a slim, girlfriend fit. As you can tell, they are slim fitting without being snug. They fit around your natural waist which is quite flattering.

woman sitting

Ruana | White jeans | White Tank | Bracelet | necklace | Similar Shoes

The jeans are lightweight and will be on repeat through the early fall. 

I think the next jeans from Chico's, I will try the petite length to compare. I think I wouldn't mind them just a hair shorter for summer. 

The tanks come in several colors and go with many outfits. I am wearing a size 0 in the tank. They have some give and offer great coverage. 

woman on patio

Ruana | White jeans | White Tank | Bracelet | necklace | Similar Shoes | Rug | Outdoor Wicker

We are heading to the beach for a few days soon to celebrate the kids finishing up their spring semester at Clemson. Just one more semester to go, and they will graduate in December. I'll be taking this outfit with me to wear one night with these slides. I'll probably also wear a small gold necklace and larger earrings for a more beachy look. 

necklace

Ruana | White jeans | White Tank | Bracelet | necklace | Similar Shoes

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Isn't this necklace gorgeous!

bracelet

Ruana | White jeans | White Tank | Bracelet | necklace | Similar Shoes

This cuff bracelet has been my go-to every time I go out. It's hinged which makes it so easy to wear. It's so pretty and great width. 

woman with dog

Ruana | White jeans | White Tank | Bracelet | necklace | Similar Shoes | Rug | Outdoor Wicker

Your eyes are not deceiving you. Bentley did not grow overnight. Our friends went on a vacation, and Ashlyn kept their precious, Prada, for them. She is the sweetest girl. Bentley loved having her….our cat, Jack, not so much. 

Any of these pieces would be an amazing Mother's Day gift. I check Chico's frequently as they constantly have sales!

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I hope you have a great rest of your week! 

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