Older woman with green kimono outfit

Powerful Color with a Green Kimono Outfit

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Older woman with green kimono outfit

Powerful Color with a Green Kimono Outfit

I’m considering this green kimono outfit as powerful because it is so colorful and eye catching. To me the season of spring brings forward the thought of life blooming again, so color is always front and center.

Quote of the day: “Live out of your imagination and not your history.” Stephen R. Covey

Even if you have always been afraid of color and you tend to stick to the neutrals, spring is the best time to push yourself to a “new history.” These are multiple articles published to prove how color can affect our mood and how we feel. Along with the fact of how it affects those who see us.

The best thing to remember is that there are a multitude of shades of EVERY color. So even if kelly green isn’t one that tickles your fancy, there are many others to choose from.

Other green items that work as your third piece
Shrewd Spring Style–How to Wear a Utility Vest
What to Wear with a Green Jacket

This Green Kimono Outfit

Woman over 80 in a green kimono outfit

Pants: SK Wear~~ Kimono: VIP Me c/o~~ Top: High Sierra ~~ Shoes: Tiosebon c/o ~~ Scarf: Bed, Bath & Beyond~~ Earrings: ~~ Purse: ~~Visor: Mom decorated it

My mom was gifted this beautiful piece which you can see the original green kimono outfit here. In fact, this day when we were at the botanic gardens, a younger woman even complimented her on it.
Unfortunately it’s from a company that looks like they aren’t in business anymore. Which is a shame because I still have many of their items which I really love.

Unlike Lesley, Charlotte loves the color green and has had many different items in the color and every shade of the color. In fact, I bet many of you have a print floral item that has a little green in it. It’s such a common color in many floral pieces.

Green kimono outfit with pastels


Kimonos are what I would consider the perfect warm weather third piece. I have yet to wear them when it’s colder, but it’s still on my list of things to do.
Most of the time we see shorter kimonos, but the long duster length variety is a great option. The nice part is you can consider it a coat or jacket and it covers most of the outfit.

You’ve seen us wear kimonos a lot on this site because they can add more interest to an outfit without being too warm in the summer. (Want to see more kimono posts? Did you know I try to categorize my posts on this page?)

Insider tip: If your kimono is oversized, I have over 5 ways to make them more fitted. And if you prefer seeing these techniques, there is a YouTube video too with even a couple more.

Scarf tying

Scarf Magic

We know that Lesley is the queen of scarves; however, Charlotte is not far behind her!! My mom has a pleuthora of fabulous scarves, and she is showcasing one to match the flowers on the side of the kimono.
Did you know that you can get some fabulous scarves secondhand or even at the pharmacy. My mom bought this one at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

As many women struggle with how to tie their scarves, especially larger ones like this, here is an easy way. Just wrap it around your neck and tie a knot in front. This makes the scarf the star of the show, so you basically don’t see much of your shirt.

Insider tip: In order to have a less bulky knot, Tie a knot on one side ONLY, and then pull the other end through that knot!

If you need more options, here is my most popular scarf tying post
Over 25 Attractive Ways to Tie a Scarf Including Options for a Short Neck

Hat vs. Visor

I know many women who still don’t like the idea of a hat because it messes up their hair (yes mom, I’m talking to you, haha). So maybe you should try a visor? At least you’re getting some shade from the sun on your face, but if you need to take it off, it’s not a game changer.

Insider tip: My mom decorated this visor by sewing on these buttons and decorations. If your visor is fabric, you could even use brooches or pins for some extra bling!

BTW, this purse is actually a wine carrier.

Yellow, pink and green look

Shoes Made for Walking

I’m sure we aren’t the only ones that go exploring in our area. At those times, it’s important to have comfortable shoes. Yet this doesn’t mean we can’t have stylish shoes too!
Charlotte’s sneakers are from Tiosebon (the same company as my shoes in the last post). They have a wonderful variety and make such lightweight sneakers in fun colors. Use code TIOSENBON20 for 20% off.

Green kimono outfit for spring
Green kimono outfit

Photo credit: Rob Filogomo

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