How Wearing Kimonos can make any Outfit Smart

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How Wearing Kimonos can make any Outfit Smart

Quote of the day: “One day she finally grasped that unexpected things were always going to happen in life.  And with that she realized the only control she had was how she chose to handle them.  So she made the decision to survive using courage, humor, and grace.  She was the queen of her own life and the choice was hers.” Lupytha Hermin

Kimonos seem like the perfect topper for any occasion.  And as we get older, there seem to be quite a few appointments for all different kinds of doctors. Therefore, I think it’s respectful to those your are visiting try to look smart.

The huge advantage of these kimonos are they covers the arms which most of my older friends appreciate. They also aren’t tight and clingy and can be purchased in many different lengths.  I’ve also shown this exact same kimono styled for all three of us for a dressy day and a casual day.

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Jodie (50+)  Outfit: There are so many wonderful colors in most of the kimonos I’ve seen. Therefore, they really match with everything.

These pants used to be white pants but then over time there were a couple of stains that I couldn’t get out.  So I dyed them just like I showed in a post!  One of my knitting friends made the bracelet from a spoon (thanks Mary-Jo)!

Kimono: Sheinside (here)~~Pants: The Limited (similar here)~~Top: Francescas (similar here)~~Shoes: Merona (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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Nancy (60+) Outfit:  I didn’t realize I was styling all three of us in a dark pink for this post.  I actually picked out this kimono knowing I wanted to pair it with these pants of Nancy’s.

Kimono: Sheinside (here)~~Pants: Liz Claiborne (here)~~Top: Evie (similar here)~~Shoes: AK Sport (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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Charlotte (70+) Outfit:  I think the kimono is a great way to cover up a basic t-shirt and make it more fitting for going out.  Funny, how all three of us have on long necklaces too!

Kimono: Sheinside (here)~~Pants: Mom made them (similar here)~~Top: Westport (similar here)~~Shoes: She’s Sassy (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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There are many different kinds of kimonos including those that are tops by themselves!

  • Kathleen McDermott

    I love kimonos – so chic. Airy and comfy in summer while also pretty and feminine. All 3 outfits are pretty. Charlotte’s is my favorite – love her pants. Your spoon bracelet is cool. (I have a wind chime made of antique sterling silver spoons.)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I do think kimonos are so perfect for summer!! How is it I never knew about them before this??

  • You have managed to create 9 beautiful looks with one kimono and it looks like a different piece based on the colors you have paired it with. I am amazed at the versatility of this little number! And that spoon bracelet is fabulous!
    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You could totally do the same thing with your kimono—I think they are truly the perfect summer covering!!

  • This is great, Jodie! It works for all of them!

  • Lorena

    Jody, you three ladies rocked the kimono !! and to think I have one i have not worn in ages.
    I think its time to wear it again

    • Absolutely wear it now!! You are so lucky to already own one!! Shoot me an email picture, if you can….I’d love to see it on you!!

  • I totally agree that it’s important to “dress” for an appointment, dearest Jodie; if nothing else, it communicates respect!! And since I tend to get very nervous about visits to the doctor and dentist, I find that having something to wrap around myself gives me a bit of that “security blanket” feeling. Of course, a kimono is SO much chicer than an actual blanket would be!! 😉

    http://www.StyleIsMyPudding.blogspot.com

    • You’re absolutely right that a nice outfit communicates respect! Hopefully you’ve found a great dentist now, so the nerves will be less!! 🙂

  • I love that kimono top from Chicos! Thank you for joining us at #MidLifeLuv. We’re glad to get to know you and your blog.
    Kimberly
    http://FiftyJewels.com