By Amra B.
Kimonos are one of my favorite boho inspired pieces and they are absolutely perfect for spring and upcoming summer. This beautiful garment originated in Japan where it was a major focus of interest and artistic expression. According to the Victoria and Albert Museum archives, " In kimono it is the pattern on the surface, rather than the cut of the garment, that is significant. Indications of social status, personal identity and cultural sensitivity are expressed through color and decoration." 
Modern day kimonos often include fringes and tribal prints (or flowers like mine below). Kimonos are easy to wear as they can be thrown over any ensamble. I like to combine mine with denim for a more laid-back-boho look, but they work equally well with a more formal attire such as dress pants and dress shirts.
As one of the most versatile pieces, kimono is also a great addition to a bikini for a total laid-back-yet-elegant look next to the pool/beach. Below are some of the photos of my favorite kimonos, including my own kimono ensabmle.
Outfit: Kimono and jeans Zara; tank Urban Outfitters; purse Longchamp; shoes Ash; sunnies Marc by Marc Jacobs; watch D&G; rings vintage and H&M
Terms of Reference
1. Kimono. Retrieved on 26 April, 2014 from http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/k/kimono/
|Traditional Japanese Kimono|
|Modern day bohemian kimono|