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Spied on the Street: Kimonos

If there’s one thing we learned from fashion month, it’s that comfort is in. From vintage tees to cozy slips to sneakers with dresses—NYFW proved that you don’t have to suffer for fashion. Case in point, kimonos are a hot new layer among the street style set.

In silky florals with sweeping lengths, rich with Japanese history and reminiscent of ’70s vanity room attire, there’s an inherent glamor to the classic kimono. A sense of refined drama. Yet these standout pieces flow effortlessly over jeans and a tee—especially paired with flat mules or slide sandals, the slipper-like shoes of the season.

Leave it to the New York Fashion Weekers to take these robes and turn them into fashion. You can offset the kimono’s bohemian aesthetic with more urban pieces, like blue jeans and an iconic Gucci belt. Or cultivate a Venice beach vibe with sandals and a silky slip dress. When it comes to styling, the options are endless. Tied tight or flowing open, worn as a dress or layered as a coat, you’ll always stand out in a kimono.

Shop new and vintage kimono styles. Or, discover more inspiring street style.

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