The Fringe Kimono: How to Style the Perfect Layering Piece
Here in the Bay Area, we’re always dressing in layers. The weather can be beautiful and warm during the day, and then Karl the Fog rolls in, and you’re shivering in your shorts out of Alamo Square Park. "LAYERS" is our lifelong mantra, and this season’s fringe kimono is the perfect layering piece.
What makes the fringe kimono the perfect layer? Its versatility.
Whether you’re dressing for day or night, going casual or chic, during the winter, spring, summer, or fall, you’ll find yourself reaching for the fringe kimono time and time again. Its super soft polyester, viscose, acrylic, and wool fabric is lightweight and luxurious, with a gorgeous drape that adds sophistication - with ease - to anything you wear underneath.
Our go-to look during our fall photoshoot was a top like our peasant blouse, or a solid sweater, plus jeans, plus boots or ankle booties. Easy and comfortable, but also smart and stylish. However, you could also wear the kimono over a sweater dress or above-the-knee skirt. Avoid pairing with a long, flowy dress and skip an over-abundance of fabric and a loss of your beautiful shape.
If you want less bulk than a sweater or cardigan yet still need coverage and extra warmth, then the fringe kimono is your answer. We designed it in one-size-fits-most, so you can buy one each in all 5 colorways and then share with friends!
How to Wear Our Fringe Kimono
You don’t have any buttons or belts to contend with, so putting on and wearing the fringe kimono is easy as can be. Unlike our classic kimono wrap, the fringe kimono has holes for your arms. All you have to do is slide it on and go. What you’ll have fun playing with is throwing it over a variety of different looks and aesthetics for all the scenarios and situations that pop up in your life!
Effortless Style, Every Day
For our fall photoshoot (which we always shoot the previous spring), we imagined autumn leaves, a brisk breeze, and life-saving cups of hot coffee. We imagined you running around town, meeting up with friends for lunch, and finishing your errands for the day. You’ve had the same sweater and jeans for a few seasons, and you’re not ready to let go of your favorite basics yet, so you throw on a fringe kimono and instantly transform your old familiar outfit into something fresh and new.
For an especially cool day, add another layer with one of our tassel scarves around your neck. You can pair a solid kimono with our beautifully patterned scarves, and you can also mix prints together!
If you want a little more shape in your silhouette, nip your outfit at the waist with a belt over your kimono. You can experiment with leaving the front of the kimono open under your belt, or, overlapping the front of the kimono closed under your belt. This is an especially great look for those who have a fabulous belt collection.
Elegant Evening Out or Cozy at Home
We reached out to a few bloggers/influencers to see how they would incorporate a fringe kimono into their wardrobe. We love these results because the two looks are very different from what we styled with our models, and they are also very different from each other. We gave them no prompts for styling or setting and simply asked them to pick something they liked and to post an outfit photo.
Shannon from Oysters to Pearls shows you how you can dress up the fringe kimono, with black leather pants, a silky top, beautiful jewelry, and a great hand bag. People will certainly notice her fluttering by!
Vannie and her fringe kimono are new best friends, relaxing casually at home (with our wavy stripe tote). She styled her fringe kimono over a t-shirt and shorts here and also styled it over a short, black floral sun dress.
Our fringe kimono is the icing on top of lots of different outfit cakes. It's also terrific for traveling because it takes up such a small amount of luggage space and you can use it for many situations - even on the plane. So grab a couple, have tons of stylish adventures, and tag your photos with #iamrockflowerpaper on Instagram so that we can see and share!