Spoiler alert: My sleeveless kimono is actually this Cabi Shirt Dress unbuttoned!
Nonetheless, one of my favorite trends this spring and summer is kimonos. I love the light, layered look. When I got this long shirt dress in from Cabi, I knew I wanted to style it as a kimono! Kimonos can be intimidating as it’s a lot of fabric to handle, but if you pair it with the right pieces, you’re sure to have a fun, elevated look.
How to Wear a Sleeveless Kimono
To keep the look of a sleeveless kimono light and airy, you’ll want to pair it with a sleeveless shirt. With the bold print, I chose to layer mine over an otherwise all-white look. A white, cotton sleeveless tank is easy to layer underneath. Since the kimono adds a bit of volume, I tucked in my top to create more of a tailored look underneath.
I paired the white tank with a new pair of AG jeans. I’ve been looking for a great pair of distressed white jeans and this pair fit the bill! They’re high-waisted, have a bit of stretch, and are slightly distressed at the knees and on the hem. The length is technically “ankle” length, but on me, they fit more like a long jean (I’m 5’4″ for reference). Otherwise, they fit true to size.
To keep with the neutral theme, letting the kimono shine, I threw on a pair of tan espadrille wedges. You’re going to want to pair the kimono with a bit of a heel so it doesn’t look like the kimono is swallowing you whole. These particular wedges are old Soludos, but I found this super similar pair and I LOVE this taller pair too!
Last but not least, I paired the kimono with a bag that brings out a few of the colors in the kimono. I’ve been loving this Fossil bag lately. The color is perfect for spring, and I like its unique shape!