How I Style A Kimono


Kimonos have become really popular this year. They add a bohemian flair to any outfit, and they are extremely comfortable. For people like me that enjoy a relaxed style but have curves, kimonos can seem a bit intimidating and not as flattering. img_3912web

The way I choose to style my kimono is belting it that way I can define my waist rather than worrying about it looking drab.


I have worn this one from Lulu*s a TON over the past couple months. I wear it with body-con dresses, with jeans, with cut-offs...I'm sure I'll find more ways to wear it. To balance the volume I just try to keep the bottom tighter and closer to the body.

For this outfit, I topped it off with a simple and pretty necklace from LE TOTE. The turquoise brought it a southwestern flair - perfect for Arizona.


Get the look: Kimono, tank, jeans, glitter sandals, necklace

Photos by Amy Frances Photography 


La Rousse Styled


I love doing style consultations for photo sessions, and recently I got to consult virtually for Kate Doherty. She is a wedding and portrait photographer who asked Ale Vidal to capture her beautiful face and style for her new website. katiealexblog4

Kate has impeccable personal style, and after hearing her vision for the session and more about her personality, I knew that a printed kimono was the perfect choice for photos in the desert. It would blow in the wind and provide a bohemian quality that Kate related to. Her hair is bright red and her skin pale white, so vibrant jewel tones were a great match.

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To balance the volume of the garment I recommended something form fitting and shorter. I love the ivory camisole and skirt combination. And, of course, desert boots were the perfect shoe for the desert.

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Her hair and makeup were done to perfection by Jessica Fierro, and the photographs by Ale took were nothing short of gorgeous. I look forward to consulting on more creative projects and sharing them with you.

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To get Kate's kimono jacket shop Urban Outfitters, Free People, Nasty Gal  and Lulu*s

Photography by Imaginale Design Makeup and hair by Jessica Fierro Style Consultation by AVE Styles Modeling by Kate Doherty