Fashion

7 Days 7 Ways | The Kimono Jacket Is This Season’s Must-Have

By Clare Acheson - 09 Feb 2016

Sometimes your wardrobe needs a little somethin’ somethin’ to get it through the seasonal transition. Not too dressed-up, not to dressed-down, we are loving the trend of kimono jackets popping up in some of our favourite labels’ new season collections. Check out seven ways to rock this awesome piece in your day-to-day wardrobe.

Monday | Breakfast With A Book at Dear Jervois

Slow start to the week? Spend a casual Monday morning with a book and a strong coffee, and team a luxe kimono with low-key jeans, sneakers and a favourite sweater at Auckland favourite, Dear Jervois.

Muse: Poppy Delevigne | Venue: Breakfast With A Book at Dear Jervois

Horse and Carriage Aviators by Coach, $239.95

Cashmere Crewneck Knit Sweater from Bassike, $350

Chuck Taylor Allstars by Converse, $120

Denimsmith Payton Jeans, $199

Carmelina embroidered kimono jacket by Temperley London, $2431

Tuesday | Vintage Shopping in Fitzroy

Mix and match prints and patterns in a look that’s borrowed straight from a vintage store in Fitzroy. Be as playful as possible – dots, florals, graphic prints, and some killer statement jewellery to pull your look together.

Muse: Susie Bubble | Venue: Vintage Shopping in Fitzroy

Crystal Cluster Shirt by Gorman, $189

Wrap Denim Jacpet by Maison Martin Margiela, $695

Peachy Keen Skirt by Sass & Bide, $650

Quartet Flats by Mollini, $160

Verity Necklace by Elke Kramer, $210

Wednesday | Start-Up Lunch At Urbane

Catch up with your kickstarter/start up team over lunch at Urbane in a look that’s sharp enough to show you mean business, but casual enough to show you know it doesn’t mean wearing a pantsuit. It’s ALL about the heels, Listers.

Muse: Kendall Jenner | Venue: Start-Up Lunch At Urbane

Leilou Sandals by Sophia Webster, $630

Stretch Lambskin Trousers by Thomas Hulston, $475

Drew Funnel Top by Kloke, $159

Love/Hate Pendant by Karen Walker, $267

Paisley Print Fringe Kinomo by Style Moi, $24.99

Thursday | Beach Life On Bondi

Grab your bathers and beach towel, and hit up Bondi in your fave denim cut-offs and leather sandals - a kimono is the perfect pre- and post-beach layer.

Muse: Rihanna | Venue: Beach Life On Bondi

Whisper High Boy Short by Nobody, $149

Freddie Sandals by Senso, $249

Out of the Blue Tankini by Seafolly, $99.95

Haori floral-print silk-crepe robe by Fleur Du Mal, $595

Northern Lights sunglasses by Karen Walker, $295

Friday | Luxe Cocktails At Lobo Plantation

A strong red lip colour, swept-back hair and all black everything is the way to go for a sophisticated evening of cocktails at Lobo Plantation. Don’t be afraid to rock a little uniqueness – whether it’s Twigs-esque braids or some jewellery from your world travels, a little originality goes a long way.

Muse: FKA Twigs | Venue: Luxe Cocktails At Lobo Plantation

Belgravia Mid Heel by Aquazurra, $825 via Green With Envy

Milano Knit Dress by Sass & Bide, $550

Golden Koi Print Round Kimono by House of Cannon, $350

Mercury’s Poet Necklace by Samantha Wills, $149

Something Wild lip colour By Tom Ford, $75

Saturday | Laneway Festival 

This season is all about festivals, and we are 100% on-board with ramping up your Laneway look to include an easy-going loose-cut silk dress and some beaded accessories.

Muse: Gigi Hadid |Venue: Laneway Festival

Silk Picnic Dress by Zimmerman, $495

Noir Family sunglasses by Miu Miu, $440

Crochet Trimmed Kimono by Anna Sui, $552

Wide Suede Belt by Country Road, $59.95

Aurora Necklace by Mania Mania, $295

Sunday | Brunch Date At The Shorehouse

Kick back over brunch with mates on Sunday in a simple black playsuit, black leather boots and a wide-brimmed hat at The Shorehouse. You’ll need it after all that partying at Laneway last night…

Muse: Rita Ora | Venue: Brunch Date At The Shorehouse

Owen Boots by Senso, $320

Rosecap Cape by Ted Baker, $229

Floppy Brim fedora by Rag & Bone, $319

Learnt From You Playsuit by Keepsake, $169.95

Spear Chain Bracelet by Maria Black, $245

Image credit: JPMV

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