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Suddenly liking kimono jackets

It’s good every once in a while to find yourself interested in some look that is completely out of your wheelhouse—it keeps you from falling into a wardrobe rut. And that is pretty much how I feel about kimono jackets, which are pretty far from my aesthetic, but which I find myself drawn to lately. Part of it is that so many of them are vehicles for good prints, but I also just like the easy glamour of them, and how they instantly elevate an otherwise everyday outfit. I’m quite tempted by this one, because the lines are nice and clean, and I think it would look so good with black jeans.

I actually tried this Ace & Jig jacket on at Bird the last time I was in Brooklyn, and was sorely tempted, but couldn’t quite justify it given the number of jackets that are already in my closet. They do matchy-clashy really well, Ace & Jig does.

The embroidery here is very sweet.

nicely priced option, and the blue pops in such a lovely way.

I am crazy for this splurgetastic choice from The Kooples—it is the ultimate throw-it-on-and-you’re-ready-for-a-party piece.

And this quilted denim jacket is exactly perfect for the weather right now.

Posted on May 12th, 2017 8 Comments

8 Responses

  1. Kristie says:

    That first jacket seems SO you, with the brightness and clean lines and textural richness and that wee bit of whimsy you pull off when you choose it, without ever seeming twee or whimsical. Do it!

  2. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    I love kimono jackets! They satisfy the old hippie in me, while at the same time, dressing up a pair of jeans with sandals.

  3. c.w. says:

    I bought a thin wispy kimono style “cover up” last summer from Anthropolgie that I’ve never worn, but plan to this summer over a thin wispy dress I bought that has thin wispy spaghetti straps. If it ever gets warm enough. Not that I’m complaining.

    Mamavalveeta03 you ready for a GOACA meet-up out here on the East End?

  4. Amanda says:

    Just ordered that fantastic quilted denim number–it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. Thanks for a great round up!

  5. Mary Alice says:

    Gorgeous jackets! They look great and can be thrown over any old thing – including a pair of shorts, jeans- a sundress – thanks for these

  6. Hick from Styx says:

    The second one is the magical length that slims me. I live where the weather changes on a dime year-round, so this one would be perfect for summer days.