There’s plenty of music-festival gear we might hesitate to wear out in the real world. Flower crowns, hippie headbands, and fringed vests all come to mind. Until lately, kimono-style dresses might have fallen into that category, too. With the solid colors, playful prints, and sleeker cuts, the bohemian staple has been given fresh life outside the dance floor. I love playing and experimenting with new styles, and a kimono dress has been on Mai to-do list for awhile. Today I am going to provide you with Mai 3 tips on how to pull off the Kimono dress this fall.
- Instead of pairing your Kimono dress with sandals (which may give a Coachella vibe) try a simple heel instead! You can never go wrong with a nude heel to lengthen out your legs and balance the boldness of the Kimono dress, but I would also recommend a black or white heel as well if nude is not your thing. By adding a heel it will automatically give off the dressed up/ professional vibe.. which is perfect for the office, and easily transmittable to happy hour with the girls right after.
- Not a heels girl? No problem. Opt for your favorite pair of white sneakers! I personally love Mai White Converse. White sneakers have been seen all around this season on the trendiest bloggers and celebrities, as it is the perfect way to dress down a piece that may have a bold pattern.
- Mai last tip would be to choose a Kimono dress that pinches in the waist (either on its own or with a belt), instead of the loose fitting option that is widely seen...think those looser Free People silhouettes, try to avoid those as it will easily turn into the bohemian look. A dress with a clinched waist will give the illusion of the hourglass body shape, and this is achievable for all body types! I promise, just give it a try!
If any of you decide to try out the Kimono dress craze, make sure to tag #ShopMaiLook so that I can see your own take on this amazing style!
Heels: Steve Madden
Earrings: Kate Spade