Today’s outfit is one I will reach for often this spring. It makes me happy and feels lighthearted which is always a good thing. I started with a pretty floral kimono with stovepipe jeans, a Pima cotton tee, some fun platform wedges, and my vintage wicker handbag. The star of this look is the kimono but let’s start with the jeans.
I brought several pairs of jeans home to try several weeks ago and snapped the tag off this Madewell pair the second I zipped them up. They’re one of the comfiest pairs of jeans I’ve had on my body in years, and that’s saying a lot because I have an extensive collection of jeans 🙂 They’re soft-to-the-touch denim woven with sustainable Tencel, lyocell, elastane, and fit like a dream! They have a nice high rise, are fitted through the hip and thigh, with a stovepipe leg.
What is a stovepipe jean you ask?
They’re a slightly tighter version of straight-leg jeans that are fitted to the knee, then fall straight to the ankle. In other words, my perfect jeans. They’re available in petite, standard, and tall. I’m wearing a 27 standard. Madewell ranks their denim by the quantity of stretch and these are in the extra comfy category.
I topped the jeans with this floral kimono that’s floaty and fun. The botanical print seems picture perfect for spring and right through the summer. I popped into Anthropology last week, hoping to find a kimono with actual sleeves, and was thrilled to discover several! Kimono’s without set-in sleeves tend to slide off your shoulders which requires constant adjusting. That’s just plain annoying and not worth the trouble. It’s an airy viscose that swishes when you walk…hence the fun feeling.
You know how it is when you buy a red car, then notice every other red car on the road? That’s what happened after I bought these Donald Pliner platform wedge sandals. I started spotting this resin-type buckle detail everywhere!
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There’s just something so perfect about white sandals for the summer and getting a little height boost is an added benefit. Loved these on sight then discovered they’re very comfy. These wedges feel very stable to walk in and will be great with casual dresses. I have a wide foot so appreciate that the buckle works so you can widen or narrow for the perfect fit.
Floral Kimono with Stovepipe Jeans
A braided belt keeps things very casual and ties in visually to my wicker handbag. I have never found anything really similar to my vintage wicker bag so I’m sharing a few other great-shaped ones. A nice wicker handbag is a forever purchase to me. Mine cost more than I wanted to spend 25 years ago but I’ve used and enjoyed it every summer since which makes its cost-per-wear very affordable.
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And what better to match the pink in my rose-colored sunglasses than these pretty Morganite earrings and pendant necklace? It’s the softest, delicate shade of pink and just the right amount of sparkle. Layering smaller pieces looks very modern these days so I added this teardrop necklace in moonstone.
This is my third kimono and likely not my last. They are a great way to add a pop of color or pattern to your look and offer some arm coverage on the hottest days.
Are kimonos part of your wardrobe?
Have a great day ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident