Easy summer style: the kimono jacket
First off, let’s get the back end of a bus jokes out of the way. Spot the difference: That’s Not My Age or the rear end of the number 68? Why did the middle-aged fashion journalist cross the road? Right. Now. Enough already, time to move on. Here’s a patterned kimono jacket, I haven’t worn it for a while (last outing 2012; maybe it’s an Olympics thing?); but all the lounge-y pyjama dressing that’s around right now encouraged a rethink. Bought at a Modern Love sample sale, this is something I usually pair with slim, black jeans and ankle boots in winter, so wearing a kimono jacket in the middle of a heatwave with wide leg chinos is something of a departure. No pun intended.
Having already embraced the pyjama-style top and not quite ready for wear a dressing gown outdoors (I’m working on that), it was time to kick start some kimono action. Easy to wear and decadent in a ‘Loulou de la Falaise hanging out with Yves Saint Laurent in 1970s Paris’ kind of way, this kind of Casual Glamour is hugely appealing. For more pyjama-rama, check out the collaboration between English brand Drake’s and J.Crew (available HERE) and there are some items in the Kate Moss for Equipment range, that don’t look like Topshop (available HERE) – for the fan of floral prints, Equipment’s kimono-style silk robe is more than 50% off in the sale (available HERE).
Maybe I won’t wait till Tokyo 2020 to wear the kimono jacket again. What do you think: dressing up or dressing gown?